Cabin, 8 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 28)
About John Bertke
Dan, Doug, and John are friends residing in Dayton, Ohio. Although from different alma maters, they come together with their families to enjoy beautiful Norris Lake.
John Bertke purchased this Cabin in 2010
Why John Bertke chose Lakeside Estates
"Slice of Heaven" is huge providing room for everyone. It is convenient to almost everything including groceries, marinas, golf, restaurants....
What makes this Cabin unique
I'm an avid fly fisher, my wife loves to golf, and my daughters never tire from wakeboarding so my whole family stays happy when we visit Slice of Heaven.
Pool / Spa
Pets allowed - Inquire before bookingInquire before booking
Parties/events allowed - Inquire prior to booking an event or partyInquire prior to booking an event or party
Max guests: 28 (sleeps up to 18 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 28
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
This place was amazing ! Plenty of room for our large gathering. The weather cooperated too. 70° in December ! We loved the fire pit and the hot tub.
Cabin Stay for a Large Family Gathering
The size and location was perfect. The owner was very easy to communicate with.
Thank you for the stars and kind words. We hope to see you all again. John
Good experience overall, the owner was very responsive to all our questions and very helpful during our stay.
I am glad everyone had a pleasant experience.
Great spot for extended family vacations
Fantastic spot- my family of 6 stayed here with my sisters family of 6 plus our mother. More than enough space for everyone. Beds were very comfortable. Great, detailed instructions beforehand from the owner. No problems came up while at the property. I just recommended this house to a friend of mine- we had a great time.
Thanks for the wonderful review. This huge, spectacular cabin has been a consistent crowd pleaser.
I hope your lake spirited groups comes back for more fun.
BTW we just picked up the 6 BR cabin next door #1726859
Slice of Heaven was perfect for our extended family vacation. The spacious home allowed the perfect mix of family time and privacy. Would definitely recommend.
Amy, I am glad you all enjoyed what this amazing place has to offer. I enjoy that you pointed out the privacy aspect. With all these bedrooms and 3 TV rooms, Slice of Heaven keeps the family "together" by separating them :)
The chalet was great in size however we were very disappointed in the cleanliness making our stay very uncomfortable. The chalet needs a lot of upgrades, maintenance and attention to detail. I am a big believer in, if they are cutting corners in what you can see right in front of you, what are they doing with what you cannot see ie: laundry, cleaning, water in hot tub etc....
Examples: I have pictures that can be forwarded if needed.
*No HOT Water for 3 days
*Excessive mold in showers, mold coming out of all bathroom faucets. Making you have to use bottle water to brush your teeth.
*Bathroom sinks backing up making it hard to use. After 3 days this was fixed.
*Mold coming out of jets in the hot tub. Making it hard for us parents with kids crying wanting to use the hot tub.
*Entire chalet smells damp and musty. We had to leave and go buy tart warmers to mask the smell.
*The kitchens are fully stocked however, we did not have a single pan that could accommodate more than 2 eggs. If a chalet sleeps 28 people, the idea is that you are cooking in bulk. We did contact the owner and he did send larger pots and pans which was very nice. But this wasn't discovered until after we tried making our first meal. I would think a property manager would keep track of this stuff similar to chalet companies in Gatlinburg do.
*Dishwasher had mold/food in bottom. Making us feel the dishes weren't clean. Was not draining properly. Once the guy came to fix the hot water he did fix this.
*Overall upkeep is lacking, bathroom toilet paper holders broken off cabinets, doors are all marked up and FILTHY. Upper back porch is filled with nests, and filthy.
Over all, we travel and book often with VRBO, we are not trying to sound like complainers but feel like maybe the owner is not made aware of the upkeep of his property. When staying away from home, even when Lakeside, you still want to feel at home, at the very least comfortable. We assumed this Chalet would be just like all Chalets we have stayed at in Gatlinburg etc. We would not even sit on the furniture on the lower 2 levels without sheets on them. Overall we were very disappointed. We did end up checking out a day early.
Jennifer Cox Cincinnati Ohio
You are a scammer.
Lets review what happened: After submitting this review you then later attempted to submit an official complaint with Vrbo. You amped up your complaint so egregiously the Vrbo review team immediately recognized that your complaint was a scam and immediately dropped it. Your case was comically disserved by the fact that by the time you pulled your stunt, the following week's Vrbo renter had already posted a 5 star review.
Now for the service of future renters reading this:
"No hot water" As she admits, the following morning we corrected the on-demand water heater.
"Mold flowing from all faucets" This cabin is supplied by clean, CITY WATER supplied by Lafollette city. No other cabins in the entire developed had a city water problem. After all, its city water. There were no city boil advisories etc. Between each rental, the hot tub is completely emptied and filled with this clean city water.
"No pans" We supplied her with an entire new set of pot/pans. After her stay, the cleaners found the new, unopened box.
"Doors and upper deck dirty" This wildly popular cabin has had non stop renters since May 1. The exterior doors do take a beating with so many suitcases passing through each week. We patch these items as we can and rebuild in the fall. As for the dirt in the upper corner in the roof protecting her head from sun and rain, yes my fault. We should have swept the underside of the roof.
"left a day early" The weather forecast for her last day predicted a record setting rain storm (whopping 8"). The ENTIRE area left a day early. What a scammer. Her name has been distributed to all the other owners including the closed, online owner groups.
Slice of Heaven is a simple 5 minute drive from Downtown LaFollette (groceries, medical, restaurants, etc). Short drive to massive off road area.