Thanks Jacqueline! What a kind and lovely review! We are so glad you liked the place, and found it comfortable and quiet, save for the crickets :-) - You should hear the bullfrogs in the pond in the summer, it's a WONDERFUL racket. Glad you liked the nearby trails too, the area really is beautiful. We would love to have you back any time! All best, David and Carlos
Thank you so much for the lovely review - we are really glad you had a nice time! We hope the circuit breaker didn't act up too much (we need to redo the 75-year-old wiring to handle all the heaters) and we are glad you managed to keep warm at night. It was a pleasure to host both of you and we're so happy you will consider coming back in the future -- all the very best, David and Carlos
We were a bit taken aback by the comments of this young woman from France, especially since our other three guests seemed to really enjoy their stay.
Certain things we feel we must respond to: The house was completely remodeled in August and September of this year and everything is freshly painted and professionally cleaned. There are no odors in the large bedroom or anywhere else in the house. Likewise, there is no mold to be found. The bathroom, while windowless and therefore a bit darker, is newly painted in mustard-yellow and kept clean. We are also puzzled that this guest was cold, when there were seven electric heaters available all over the house. We have also just fired up two large, wall-mounted gas heaters.
There are (and were) new sponges and dishtowels in the kitchen drawer and sugar and olive oil in the cupboard. And we planted a natural screen along the road front and the neighboring property, though it will take a little time to fill in. And while there’s not much to see or do in tiny Kerhonkson, we feel the characterization “depressing” is a bit harsh, especially when the immediate surrounding area is so gorgeous.
Finally, we are glad this guest enjoyed “the lawn outside, having outdoor meals and enjoying the sounds of nature” at our home.
That said, please keep in mind that this is a no-frills vacation rental, an 80-year old rustic country house that is simple, but homey and comfortable. So if you are looking for something sleek, sophisticated or luxurious, this is probably not the best place for you. Thanks for reading this!
David and Carlos
This comment is both baffling and unfortunate. I would ask potential guests to please read the other reviews and decide for yourself. I pride myself on making my guests feel as welcome and comfortable as possible, and I enjoy socializing with them, to the extent that they want to socialize. I keep the apartment in good order, with the help of a regular professional cleaning and laundry service, and my home is warm in the winter and cool in the summer. As for this guest, she never once said anything to me about anything being wrong with the room or the apartment, otherwise I would have tried to address her concerns while she was still there. Please know that I have been renting this room out for four years, and this is the first negative review I have received during that time. Many thanks, David.