We stayed at Holiday House for a family wedding on the recommendation of a local because it was dog friendly and had a lovely view of the lake. I had spoken with Alvina the proprietor in planning our trip and understood that while the kitchen had a small under counter refrigerator, otherwise it was a full kitchen as I had some cooking to do. Actually, it was smaller than a camper kitchen with the space between the tiny stove and sink, maybe a full 12 inches. The good news was that there was a propane bbq on the communal deck which we used to cook dinner as the small stove was not up to cooking for 4. There were 2 knives-- a small steak knife and a large bread knife for all chopping and slicing needs. The small refer had a tiny freezer compartment that held one plastic ice tray so if you wanted to cool several drinks, it was not up to the task. There was no ice machine on premises, you had to drive to Safeway and buy ice and have a cooler in which to store it.
There was a lovely view out our 2 sliding windows to the lake. One window had no screen, the other window’s was bent so it was good the bug count was not high this time of year. The week we were there it was quite hot in the afternoons with little breeze which was when we discovered there was no air conditioning. Nights cooled down enough to sleep comfortably but the afternoons in the high 90’s needed some AC or fans at least.
There is access to the lake by climbing off a deck onto boulders and large rocks and carefully picking your way out into the water, a very uncomfortable process. No effort has been made to make water access easier and there is nothing resembling even a small beach. Other relatives were staying at other places along the lake, all of which had nice access to the water and were a lot less expensive so we had a frame of reference. They were not traveling with a dog which was the difference in price and features and is why Holiday House is able to charge what it does without providing what other places on the lake do
We were brought fresh towels daily—small towels, nothing big and fluffy-- and the wastebaskets were emptied. Otherwise, there was NO housekeeping at all. We were there for 6 nights and the carpet was never vacuumed, our sheets were never changed, our bed never made, no dusting etc.
The tv was a tiny old box so it was good that we didn’t spend any time watching it. The person in the room above us was quiet but there was nothing he could do to keep his floor and our ceiling from squeaking very loudly whenever he walked.
My complaint is not that the place has few genuine amenities other than the nice touch of a welcome basket for our dog because we also camp and can make do. Our dissatisfaction comes from paying a lot of money for a room and finding the facilities were nowhere at all commensurate to the expense. Our 6 night stay cost $1303 and for that we at the very least expected daily housekeeping, nice fluffy towels, AC, modern TV, a more useful kitchenette, some soundproofing and an easy access to the lake. This place is for the dogs.
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