Grand Welcome Vacation Rentals
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There's "snow"place like home
While we knew it was winter and that we would be unable to use and see all of the features described (i.e. the outside fire pit), we did hope to be able to look out the windows and see more than just snow or to enter and exit from more than the front door or garage (we are happy to share photos to help visualize what we are describing as "snow way out"). It appeared that snow was recently cleared from the roof so it was confusing to notice that this cleaning wasn't also done to allow for some light from windows and/or access to the back porch.
Regardless we did have fun and enjoyed the features that allowed for our stay to feel home like (the little laundry detergent and kitchen amenities were appreciated). We also enjoyed the indoor fire and wood to get us started. Thankfully we were only staying two days or the amount of towels and materials to get us started (e.g. dishwasher detergent and coffee) would have been very lacking - thankfully the store wasn't too far away and the corner gas station had many staples in a pinch.
The children had fun playing in the snow and it would be nice to visit this home in a different season to take advantage of the many features we were unable to access and experience. For future consideration please allow for either an earlier check-in or later check-out without an additional fee; had we been there for only 1 day, for example, it would have accounted for only getting in at 4:00pm - eating dinner and using the fire to then wake and pack up to leave by 10:00, very little time to enjoy the home; a stay more comparable to a hotels hours seems on par with the expenses already being paid.
Unfortunately, we have check in & check out times listed on our property page. Our housekeeping team needs to be scheduled accordingly for any early or late check in/outs. Therefore, we have an additional fee. Thank you.
Very clean and comfortable.
Great cabin that was very clean and comfortable. Thanks to the owners for the flexibility on the check out time. We had a great Easter weekend at the property.
Great spot for a family!
We absolutely enjoyed our stay here! With our family it was nice to have a separated floor plan. Everything felt comfortable and clean. We loved the fireplace and the convenient access to town. However; even with it being close to town you weren’t crammed in with other neighbors looking directly into the house. We enjoyed the little snow hill on the side of the house. It made a great spot for family snow activities with young children. The only thing that we noticed it was missing was a few comfortable home items such as throw blankets for lounging on the couch by the fire place. But overall, a clean and comfortable property! We would definitely come back and stay here.
Hi David, Thank you for staying with us. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with your family! Since your review, we have notified our staff about the blankets. We would love to have you back so please don't hesitate to contact us for any future bookings. Thank you!
Winter Weekend Getaway
This house has a nice relaxing feel, open floor plan for family gatherings. A large rustic dinning table to fit everyone, eating or playing board games. The master bedroom is very nice with a huge bathroom. Even with 8+ inches of snow the grand kids liked playing across the street at the play ground. The back of the house has a pretty forest view, you can see from inside the house. We also brought our snowmobiles, plenty of room to park the trailer along side the garage. I might be silly but one of the things that draw me to this house was there isn't any internet, which the kids need a break from. The house has limited Direct TV, with 2 TVs. The weekend we stayed, there was a snow storm and the Direct TV was out. So don't forget DVDs to watch in this case, there is 1 DVD player in the living room...just no movies. We did bring movies, so we were happy campers. Over all we had a great time with our family.
Hello Marla! Thank you for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your stay! We would love to have you back, please let us know if we can help you with a future booking.
Rent this house!
Overall we enjoyed this family friendly home. The great room area accommodated the family easily. The oversized furniture and rustic tables made the space easy to enjoy. The newer construction and amenities gave us the luxuries of home while in the mountains. The garage space was a welcome surprise with room for all three vehicles. The mud room made trips in and out of the house with snowy clothes and boots easy. This property is within 14 miles of any attraction in the area of McCall.
There are a few areas of improvement to mention. I would expect a little more attention to detail with the cleaning fee of over $200. I noticed several areas of the house that did not look like it was professionally cleaned and completely missed. This would not keep me from renting again it was livable but worth mentioning. The kitchen really needs to be restocked as often as needed to maintain the standard this house should have. Ample size cookware, prep ware, and kitchen linens to accommodate cooking for 9 people should be standard. It was challenging with 2 small frying pans, one of very low quality and only one pot holder. There were not any kitchen linens at all. We had to go out and buy a can opener, we left it there for the next people. A check list for the help would be an easy solution to this. The master bathroom did not have any sort of rug or mat to exit the shower. I did not want to expose the floor to unnecessary moisture and there are no towels to spare for this purpose.
The house numbers are not visible AT ALL in the dark. I would suggest lighting the numbers that are there or placing additional numbers on the garage. The numbers don't correspond as one would expect throughout the subdivision so it was very, very challenging. Tip: try to arrive in the daylight hours. Another detail that was missed and easily remedied was to be sure staff is emailing out the proper door code. I had to call after hour support to learn the code given was completely wrong. Also, is there a garage code that corresponds to the door code?
We truly loved the house and it met our needs to spend some quality family time and for that I am grateful. The items I have listed to improve I hope are helpful. These items would not detour me from renting it again and are easily remedied. The views and lack of neighbors behind this home are enjoyable. The window placements were perfect for enjoying the outside.
Nice property but could use additional supplies
Pros: The house has new paint and carpet and the furnishing are nice. Beds are comfortable and playground for kids is right across from the house.
Cons: There is not sufficient cookware for larger groups (we had six). No griddle, coffee grider or larger skillet/pots. The kitchen does not have any ingredients such as sugar or baking supplies. The yard could use some upkeep. Board games should just be thrown out, none of them were usable. Guest guide book with area info was not present. No wood is stocked for the fire pit/fire place. TV in living room is dated and the picture is faded. No internet.
Thanks for your review and Im glad to hear you enjoyed your time at Crane Shores. Unfortunately we are not legally able to leave all condiments such as sugar or other open spices in our homes. I will pass on to the homeowner the suggestions about a coffee mill and a griddle, both great ideas. Please feel free to contact me, Chris, directly for your next booking and I will give you a 10% discount for your repeat business. Have a great day and again, Im glad you enjoyed your stay.