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Bear Cove in the Smokey Mountains

Bryson City
Rental Home – 
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

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Orlando, Florida
1 review
“Not suitable for family with young kids.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011 for a stay in June 2011

Let me tell you owners are really nice they stay far away from the property. It is being cleaned by cleaning maid. This is being used by owners as vacation house on and off. We are city dwellers so my kids are scared of spiders this house had spiders all over they started crawling into pillows and rugs on the living room carpet when you sit to play with kids, kids started freaking out the day we came in and wanted to leave. I know it is smoky mountains i cannot expect it to be spider free but my kids do not know that. There are few things that could be done i found dead lady bugs in the kitchen cabinets and also on the floor and had to wash dishes even if it were clean. Towels need to be of white color as other colors look worn out it needs to be replaced. It should not be stored in cleaning supplies cabinet where you store brooms and laundry supplies. Bath tub upstairs was not clean. There is not shower in the second bathroom just a jacuzzi tub which is dirty needs to be cleaned thoroughly. Owners should not keep their personal items in the cabinets i found a razor sitting on the sink, slippers, even some laundry that belonged to them on the steps as they had visited previous day which belonged to owner. The mattress in the second bedroom should be replaced as it makes sound if you turnover in the night, Bed spread needs to be replaced and sheet set should be of white color needs to be replaced and bleached after each guest use. This house is not suitable for families with kids as there is no flat area playground in front of the house or back. It is situated on a hill so you have to park uphill. We have to switch on hot water,ac and water supply ourselves even though there are instructions given by owners it is still confusing. Before we checked out water pump stopped pumping water so most of us could not take a shower had to call the owner they offered to get it fixed immediately maybe and hour or 2 but we had to leave. It is not near to Bryson city meaning it is in mountains either you cook or have to travel 15 mins winding road to Bryson city.

5 of 5 stars Value 3 of 5 stars Rooms
2 of 5 stars Location 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 4 of 5 stars Service
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Recommended for:
Young singles Friends getaway
Rugged travelers
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Management Response
Aug 12, 2011
This is the only guest in over 40 years that was not welcome back based on the condition of the property. Their map showed curved roads, God made mountains not level and any parent subjecting their children to something unsafe or unhappy conditions should have a visit by child services. All guests are requested to call immediately (on free phone services) if all is not well, we fix or refund immediately and will be happy to send thank you notes from each and every guest before and after this guest. We have been blessed with guests that feel like family so I guess this type people should be expected.
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The Adkisons
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2011 for a stay in December 2010
Traveling group: Spouse / significant other
Your age range 55-64
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Management Response
May 12, 2011
The Adkison's were the kind of Guest anyone would be happy to have. hey treated the property as their home and left it beautiful for the next guest. That time of the year lady bugs fly in to the area and if they got in we never knew it.
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