My wife and I have stayed in many rental homes in Wisconsin and Michigan and are now doing so with our 6 and 8 year old sons. We thought it would be nice to rent closer to our home in Chicago so that our parents could easliy visit for the day. We chose to rent on Lake Mary just over the Wisconsin border. We arrived on a Thursday to find a large boat parked in the driveway. This prevented us from properly parking both our cars in the driveway, so we were forced to park on the lawn. The property is very close to surrounding properties and there is no street parking. The house was covered in cobwebs and bugs, there were a number of light bulbs that needed to be changed, and the bathtub and shower stall were rust-stained. I cleaned up the outside of the house, grill, and bathrooms and changed all the bulbs over the course of two hours. Otherwise, the inside of the house was very spacious, the lawn was large and the dock serviceable. On Saturday, we had our family and friends come up for the day. We met one of the neighbors that morning when he banged on the door demanding that we move our rental pontoon boat away from his dock. I later received a text from the owner indicating that he had been told by a neighbor that we had parked a number of cars "all over my lawn." That was true as we had guests up for the day, he had parked his boat in the driveway, and there was no street parking. I informed the owner that we were only having guests up for the day and would not exceed the maximum number of 8 overnight guests. I have the impression that the Twin Lakes area is not keen on renters in general and that this owners is new to having renters. I would advise against this rental due to hostility from the neighbors and general lack of cleanliness. Otherwise, our experience was good and the lake was a nice escape for the weekend.
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