My husband and I traveled from out of state with our 8 month old twins and our dog; we were so excited to have our first family vacation (Aug 2011). But when we arrived and took a look around, our hearts sank. The home is not private as advertised, there is a working dock (with barges) *right* next door. In addition, there is another home that is right on top of this one. The hot tub is very small, had cloudy water, and smelled over chlorinated. The furniture looked like it was haphazardly thrown together from a garage sale; I guess I expected worn in but cozy and comfortable. The bathroom shower stall was very awkward with a sliding door and might be difficult to get in and out of for some people, it also had loads of black mold growing in the cracks and crevices. The kitchen was acceptable, the 2 bedrooms small and *very* tight, and the house strongly smelled of animal urine. Basically we got everyone out of the car, had a walk around, and then left (knowing full well that we paid all $$ up front (foolishly) and that we may not get it back). We called the owner and left a message stating that it was urgent for him to call us back… He didn’t call back until the next afternoon, more than 24 hours later. At that time he claimed no responsibility and advised us that it wasn’t his property, it apparently belongs to his son (this was the first we had heard of this), so his “solution” for us was that he would have his son call us about a refund – as of Sept 22, 2011 we still have not received his phone call. (Incidentally we were charged $2K for one week which is not the rate advertised on the website.)
Please do yourself a favor and don’t rent this property (or any other property that these “owners” rent out), you would have a better vacation if you just stayed home!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Savannah House Inn on Seneca Lake opened in July 2008, and is uniquely decorated in a southern cottage style décor. Our rooms are private, exceptionally clean, and our guests have commented that the rooms feel like oxygen, fresh air, and like home. They often say that their sleep was the best they had experienced in a long time. More than a bed and breakfast or the average hotel or motel, The Savannah House Inn offers the ambiance of a bed and breakfast with the privacy and amenities of a romantic hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Savannah House Hotel Himrod