Entire stay was perfect. View was amazing, house was emasculate. Hot tub could use some proper cleaning however.
When we spotted the red solo cup up in the tree adjoining the deck that gave us the first clue as to the best use for this house.
The two houses are on a dirt road off a residential street, up a pretty steep hill. If there is a chance of snow, 4 wheel drive would be needed. The first and smaller house (which I did not enter) is about 150 yards away and below the second home. It was described to be as being pretty full of just beds and little else.
That would be a fair description of the larger house as well. Small kitchen area which makes having more than 2 people in it a bit congested. Dining room table that seats about 10, and which adjoins the living room area (not really a separate room). Nice TV, but if you needed all 30+ people to be in any space indoors together, that just would not happen here.
Bathroom upstairs had two entrance doors, which made for a few uncomfortable moments. Fixtures are dated and the shower pressure and look pretty much encouraged everyone to take a shower only once they returned back to their homes.
I went downstairs once to look around. A cool and pretty dark space with nearly every inch of available floor space filled with beds. It was kind of creepy for me... not quite Silence of the Lambs basement creepy, but its definitely not a space where you would want to spend a lot of time.
I did not use the hot tub.... from what I understand the folks who used it said it was OK. The larger house is surrounded by horse corrals which make for nice viewing. The outside condition of both houses is passable, but both places could use lots of work.
About the only really nice space on the property is the deck. Experiences bright sunshine for most of the day, and has a tremendous view to the east toward the Hudson, although you cannot see the river itself. We had dinners out there each night for 25 people and had plenty of room, tables and chairs to accommodate.
However, there were little things that kind of pissed us off. For example on the third night the gas grill ran out of propane. We only used it to cook dinner each night, and simply could not have used a full tank of propane. Backup tank was also empty. Told by the landlord that was our problem not his.
Doors that did not shut tight, limited refrigerator space for large group needs, air-conditioning and heat that came on at the same time... definitely a place where the landlord is not that concerned with repeat business. So like I said with the title, if you are a group of 19 year olds looking for a great place for beer pong tournaments, I am sure you will have a good time. Just pray that it doesn't rain (limited indoor space). Otherwise, I would look elsewhere.
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