We strive for cleanliness so not sure where the dead bugs might have been. We usually leave dishwashing detergent under the sink however I did not check prior to your arrival if I needed to put more under there. I do wish you would have let me know as I did ask you to ask you if there was anything you needed or that would make your stay more comfortable. We do leave coffee, filters, trash bags, dishwashing soap, spices, body wash and shampoo as well . The freezing temperature did affect the warming up time for the hot water to come on but you did say that it did up ending up getting hot for you after around 5 minutes of running. I am glad that you had a nice time and were able to have a successful writing retreat.. We would love for you to come back and stay sometime.
Hi Dave and Megan,
So glad you enjoyed your stay at Still Hopes Farm. Actually the town of Damascus is only 1.5 miles away where there are two grocery stores, several pizza places, two Chinese , A wonderful Diner, Spa and so much more. Germantown where there are department stores, movies etc. is 6 miles from the house and yes that would take about 15 minutes to get to. We would love for you to visit us again.
Judith and her husband were our first to rent the house and I am glad that we will be to address a few of the things that were less than perfect. I sent an email to Judith explaining that I would stay with my cousin so that they could enjoy the comforts and privacy of the entire house but to call or email me when they were ready to take a shower so that I could turn on the pump for pressure. I arrived after Judith took her shower already but her husband was able to have a nice shower with full pressure. (I guess in the case "ladies first"wasn't such a good thing.lol We had a new pump and pressure tank installed but....it kept turning on and off for some reason. This pump will be fixed next week so there will be no need to turn on and off. It will come on automatically. Unfortunately Judith did not get my email and when they arrived, although the password to wifi was on the fridge along with all the other information, I don't think she new how to connect. I should have left her a note. We have a Verizon wireless booster but I now know that you have to have a Verizon phone in order to get service. I am not sure if it will allow any other phones carriers besides Verizon customers. This time of year is tricky in that it got really cold at night so I actually had the heat on upstairs. They arrived a little after 7:00 so I thought it would be chilly. Sorry about that. There are two other bedrooms with very new and very comfortable queen beds to choose from. The bunk room has new memory foam mattress and no box springs can be used on the bunks. We would be happy to have Judith and her husband back anytime.