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Big Hills Lake- Beautiful waterfront cottage on clear sandy lake!

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Overview
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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
1 night minimum
Holiday Rental House
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
2 Full baths
About the Owner
Kathryn D
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2018
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Reviews (19)
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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
Nice cabin, great location. Paddle board and kayaks are included. The pontoon was vey nice.. definitely worth renting for the week. Quick, efficient communication with property owner/manager.
Visited July 2022
Written August 3, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
The property lived up to expectations. It was just as we hoped it would be. The lake was beautiful and crystal clear. The cottage was full of updates and clean. We appreciated being able to use the kayaks and a paddleboard during our stay. We also rented the pontoon boat.
Visited July 2022
Written August 2, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
We had a great time at this location. There is no air conditioner so it was super hot. Great place though!
Visited August 2021
Written September 6, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
The outdoor space at this property is phenomenal. Sandy beach, clear water, beautiful deck with plenty of comfortable seating. The lake wasn’t busy even on the hottest days of our stay, and we loved taking the kayaks out for a peaceful ride. The house itself met our needs - clean and comfortable, efficient use of space. Updates listed are accurate but “completely renovated” is a bit of a stretch, as there’s still plenty of midcentury charm! Numerous fans helped, but the space got very warm with any indoor cooking so we used the grill on the hottest days. Thankfully it cooled down nicely at night with the windows open. We had to be careful with food in the kitchen because of ants. The water didn’t get that hot and pressure was poor (we bathed kids by filling cups from the sink) and we assumed it was normal cottage plumbing, but the water stopped working altogether on our last day and we found out the well pump went out, so hopefully pressure improves when that is fixed. The property manager was very responsive and sent a plumber out immediately, in addition to sending someone out to fill the propane tank on the fire table earlier in the week. Unfortunately without running water we decided to cut our stay short, but are hoping for a refund for our last night. We loved that pets were allowed and had our dog stay a couple nights, but we ultimately decided to board him after the neighbor dog would run over and there were a couple minor scuffles (and piles of poop that weren’t from our dog).
Visited August 2021
Written August 22, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
Great lake front cottage. First impressions, very clean which was awesome. Wonderful view as this sits right on the lake, with perfect yard, sandy bottom lake with clear clean water for swimming. Beds are full size which we knew going in based on former review. We rented owners pontoon boat which added a really fun element to the trip. The neighbors are super nice and my 11 year old did great making 3 new friends. All in all a great stay, I wish town was a little closer but we basically came with all supplies. Would definitely book again!
Visited August 2021
Written August 10, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
The outdoor space at this cottage was fabulous! The frontage was sandy and the water was very clear. We spent hours on the outdoor deck that was shady most of the day. Our family enjoyed the paddle board, kijaks, and pontoon boat. We had an awesome time!
Visited July 2021
Written August 9, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
The beach and lake are wonderful - if you plan on spending most of your time outside, this is a great option for you. Lots of sand, an open backyard with lots of grass and a great deck. 10/10 for the outdoor space! However, we did run into issues with the property during our stay. A few previous reviews had mentioned issues with the flooring, but it had deteriorated by the time we arrived. There were two holes in the floor in one of the bedrooms (one of the legs of the bed was completely through it). Definitely a tripping hazard, as one was covered up by a rug. There was also a raised portion of the flooring in the living area that was also a tripping hazard. We let the property manager know, and they offered to have a flooring team fix the floors during our stay. Obviously not ideal (it would have taken a few days to do this), so we opted to not, as it would have been a big interruption in our stay. Another issue we had was that a boat lift and jet ski lift were installed without our knowledge during our stay - a crew of men arrived in the middle of the day and put the lift in while we were swimming and playing yard games. Due to the low water, the boat lift was completely unusable and took up more than half of the dock space, which forced us to take our boat out of the water so we could continue to use the other side to swim. It was a huge let down for us, as we still had multiple days left in our stay and had hoped to continue using our boat. We called the property manager and she was very kind and apologized - we can't say enough good things about how lovely she was. But this issue was really unfortunate. A few other things to note - the house does get pretty warm without AC if the temperatures are hot (it was in the upper 80s during our stay). Bring extra fans, but know that it likely won't feel cool in the home during your stay. In addition, I would recommend not bringing your pet to this property unless your dog is very comfortable with other dogs. Neighbors on the one side have multiple small dogs, and they ventured onto the property a dozen or so times per day. Lastly, it might be best to reach out to beforehand to ensure the propane tanks are filled - the listing says that they are, but the two tanks onsite (one for the grill and one for the fire table) were empty when we arrived, and we had to drive 20 or so minutes to get them filled. The property manager reimbursed us, but again, a hassle.
Visited July 2021
Written August 6, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
Enjoyed our time this past week with our family. Location on the water was great and our kids enjoyed the kayaks, stand up paddle board and row boat. The water was clear and had a nice sandy bottom. Enjoyed eating several meals on large deck and just relaxing looking at the water. Everyone we met in the area was very friendly, especially the neighbors next door.
Visited June 2021
Written July 3, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
Great cottage on a quiet lake. We really enjoyed the deck, dock, kayaks, and paddleboard.
Visited July 2020
Written April 28, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
The house and lake were beautiful. The owner was also responsive to questions. My only issue was access to the Lake for disabled/ elderly. A ladder would be useful getting in the water for that group. Otherwise, a great place for a vacation!
Visited July 2020
Written April 27, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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