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3 Full baths
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Book this 4 bedroom house in Swanton today! A total of 8 people can sleep here comfortably.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 3.5/5 thanks to an average of 16 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $725 to as high as $995, depending on travel dates.
The manager responds to 95% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Feb 17, 2018.
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About the manager
About the manager
- Response rate:
- Calendar last updated:
- 17 Feb 2018
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English
- Check in time:16:00, Check out time:11:00
- This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your vacation rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Swanton,-maryland Attractions
- Air conditioning
- Ceiling Fans
- Central heating
- Clothes dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
Pool / Spa
- Jacuzzi or hot tub
- Satellite TV
- Private garden
- Smoking allowed
- 3 Full baths
– based on 16 reviews
- Very Good
Nice and relaxing place, clean, very private, good for pets. Could use some updating of décor. Plenty of space. Good value. Close to lake activities. Perfect for family gatherings or small groups. They have a very nice deck and comfortable furnishings.
Really enjoyed our stay for the Memorial Day weekend. The house is spacious and clean and the lot was private and perfect for our dogs. The Sky Valley community offered everything we needed: miles of roads for walking, community lake access with picnic and swim area, and a slip for our boat. We will definitely stay there again!
“Animal Crossings is spacious and comfortable.”
I enjoyed the multi-leveled spaces and the comfortable layout of animal Crossings. The many steps could be a problem for someone with limited physical ability. It was great to have the hot tub inside - but with easy access to the outside. The balcony/deck was a great place to sit and watch the night sky. It was not as secluded as we thought it would be, but the property is surrounded by many trees and feels private. There is a welcomed solitude. The accommodations are more basic than elaborate, but we felt very much at home in the woods. The gaited community is friendly and fun to explore. The lake and stocked fishing pond are accessible, but not as close as we thought they would be. The entire area is very beautiful.
“Not Good - reflects more on Offlake than the home”
Upon arriving to the house we were greated with a note about the broken hot tub and $25 gift card to the Uno's to make up for the issue. We will never stay with Off Lake Rentals again. No one ever returned phone calls asking about the hot tub. Ratings would have been much higher if someone communicated the issue with the hot tub to us and discussed the plan and if more than a measely $25 gift card was offered.
Response from the manager While 'stuff happens' (and the hot tub had a catastrophic failure shortly before your arrival), it is wholly unacceptable for this to NOT be communicated to you at the earliest known opportunity. I will be looking into how your matter was handled and get to the bottom of why it was so poorly handled. We CANNOT have any of our guests in any of our homes not be treated with the utmost care. I will follow up with you directly after doing my research.
Rented this place for a new year getaway. On my way there, received a call from a management company - sorry, but the hot but won't be working. - Folks, we've rented this for 5 days - will somebody come and fix it ? Well, we'll do everything we could. Of course, nobody came. There was no grill - management "doesn't guarantee" grill in the winter. Fireplace was broken, as well as many other things. Place is old and ran down.
“Dad turns 70!!”
Thank you to the kind folks at Offlake Rentals for suggesting "Animal Crossing" to me for my Fathers 70th birthday celebration. The seven of us fit comfortably and had plenty of space for privacy. Animal Crossing is far enough away from heavy traffic that the kid's and dog could play safely on the property. Upon arrival, we were greeted by a family of 15 Turkeys and several Deer came through daily.
We found the property totally prepared for our arrival, including wood stacked in the fire pit. The kitchen is well-equipped, and there is lots of room for our 2 teenagers to hang out separately when they wanted the space. The beach is small, but nice enough and the water very refreshing on summer days.
“Add more a/c units”
This is clearly an older property and can use some cosmetic painting, bathroom/kitchen upgrades, etc. This was the best apportioned kitchen ever and was well-stocked, with a very pretty backyard. We much appreciated it was "pet friendly." Our main complaint was that the only entrances were up steep stairs (not easy for the 70+ crowd) and there were only 2 a/c window units for the living room and the master bedrooms. The 3 other bedrooms were very warm without them. This could be an easy fix to realy help the comfort level of guests. Not an easy walk to the lake, so you'll need to drive, and will need to rent a dock from the community (Offlake will help coordinate this).
Very disappointed in lack of cleanliness. dust built up was horrible. cobwebs thru-out the inside of house. 75% of the lightbulbs were burned out. maintenance man did not put cover plate on light switch. grill on site was deteriorated to the point could not be used. had to buy a new grill. some dishes in cupbboard were dirty
Response from the manager Unfortunately you are the second person to complain of spiderwebs at Animal Crossing. We are going to recommend to the homeowners to have a thorough pest treatment completed on the house. This should remedy that problem going forward. We will also follow up with the maintenance man as to why he did not put the cover back on the light switch after replacing the switch which failed during your visit. Finally, we will follow up with the grill as that is an important part of many folks visits to our area. Our inspector should have noted that the grill was in the condition you mention and had it replaced.
The house worked out great but it was not very clean. We lost a wallet and had to move furniture and such and it was very dusty and dirty. It was also very far from the Wisp ski resort. Our first house, Arrowhead, which was rented to someone else for some reason, was so much closer. All in all the stay worked out well enough. Tracy Cherico