It is greatly appreciated if you strip the sheets from the bed and place towels and sheets in hamper in upstairs bathroom when checking out. If towels are wet, just leave on the "coat hanger" in your room.
We had a beyond amazing experience at Paula's. Our guest room was super cozy and spacious. We got to enjoy the fire pit with the wonderful view of the vineyards and the lake, as well as relax on their beautiful deck in the hot tub. It was a very special and unique experience. Definitely spend some time on the Seneca wine trail too!
I booked my trip for Labor Day weekend back in January. I was notified by the host about 10 days prior to my stay that her daughter would be having a party on the property. I was told it would not be "anything crazy." She said she could move me to her sisters for the night, but that wouldn't have worked for me as 1.) I booked my stay 8 months in advance so I wouldn't need to jump from location to location, as Watkins Glen books up months in advance for race weekends. 2.) I don't think that was a fair request of a guest, to move properties for just a night, nor convenient. I was surprised they okayed a party on the property when a guest was confirmed but since the host promised it would not be crazy, I did not foresee an issue. I only needed the room for sleeping each night as I was working all day. The first two nights were lovely. (I will notify future guests that the main floor above the unit has hardwood floors so you hear everything when someone is walking around, talking, or moving chairs in the dining room). I do wish that had been noted on the listing. However, I was still able to fall asleep without much issue those first two nights. Saturday night, I got back around 830pm after a 14-hour work day and wanted to get to sleep early as I had to be up at 4:30am. The party was much wilder than I was told it would be. There were cars all over and a tractor blocking the driveway. I had to park in the street and find someone at the party that could move it (though they told me first to just park across the street in a field, but I said that I wanted my car on the property where I was paying to stay) After all that, I got inside but could not sleep. Loud music and bass, dozens of guests and constant talking/laughing with occasional yelling. They were walking around constantly above me on the hardwood floors and on the patio that wrapped around the main level and above me. The guests were also piling into the hot tub that was on the patio and the water was pouring out like a waterfall thru the slats of the patio and in front of my windows. I tried to muffle all the noise with headphones and music but it was much louder than that and very disruptive, plus I was concerned I wouldn’t hear my alarm with headphones on. There was a power outage at one point during the party, which concerned me because my phone was already almost dead and I needed it to charge because it was my alarm clock. The homeowner asked if it was okay for the husband to come down and flip the breaker - I said yes but I really didn't have a choice and was...
Needless to say, I was dreading this review. Learned a hard lesson. Shay declined my offer to put her up in another place and I refunded her for 2 nights. It was my daughter's 30th birthday-- I'll be sure to block those dates in the future. Shay was a working girl, not on vacation - she's a great guest.
We had a wonderful stay at their place. The house was very clean and the view from the fireplace was even more beautiful than it seems on pictures. Paula and Phil are warm and friendly. They made us feel very comofortable and helped us with all the information we needed for visiting the region. We'd definitely recommend their house and wines to everyone!
Paula was an amazing host. She made us feel very welcomed and was very accommodating. She made recommendations for local restaurants and told us about a perfect little beach on the lake right down the street. We absolutely loved enjoying a glass of wine at the end of the night in the hot tub. Oh and did I mention the amazing views!? What a perfect weekend to celebrate my fiancés birthday !