Beautiful townhouse 3 minutes from Shawnee mountain. Clean, convenient, spacious with a view of the slopes. We have stayed at Jola's place several times now and will come back again!
We had the pleasure of spending the weekend at this property. It was minutes from the mountain... An ideal location. The townhouse was very clean and inviting. We definitely plan to stay again next year.
This place exceeded my expectations, especially that I was a little worry about the previous review about the jacuzzi tub. From the very first communication Tom and Jola were extremely well accommodating. I was traveling with small children and they provided complimentary playpen for my toddler which made my packing a lot easier. The house is very comfortable and spotless clean, with plenty of room for the whole family. Family room has a comfortable sofas and the fire place works great, we truly enjoyed chilly November evenings by the flickering fire, streaming movies and music from large TV with Roku. We even got to use the Jacuzzi which is spacious and works well, it does make some normal noise but nothing extreme as described in the previous review. It was great to take a long relaxing bath while my husband took kids to the neighborhood playground. Having the morning coffee on the balcony overlooking color changing leaves behind the house was priceless. The neighborhood is pleasant, and very quiet, but at the same time very convenient to supermarket, number of restaurants and all of the attractions.
Our family had an awesome, relaxing weekend taking the brake from the city life. We are already making plans to come back in the winter for a skiing at Shawnee Mt. which is just down the road.
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My husband and I have stayed at this location together August 2016 . Under tripadvisors guidelines, each guest can write his own review.
My husband explains clearly how we were disappointed with the jaccuzi. The owner ran a smear and attack campaign on him for keeping the online community informed. His response stained my conscience for some time and I therefore decided to use my own review as our response.
As is well known, the going rate for a room is substantially different with or without a jaccuzi. Which is exactly why the owner places this info in the rental title. When we got into the jaccuzi we were extremely upset. The Jets functioned terrible, only the front two remotely resembled a pulsing of a normal jet. The owner makes up a straw man by comparing our complaint to expecting a outdoor tub with 50 jets. His response never addresses the key issue, it wasn't the lack of a additional 40 jets rather the lack of 10 working ones!
He says he recommended us to use the public jaccuzi at a local resort he has privileges to. True! But we responded that we wanted a private romantic setting, which is what we paid for!
He claims that we waited until after the security deposit cleared to file a claim. In reality we never knew he released it until later, we actually filed our claim the same exact day we left the Poconos! Which was 4 o'clock that day! (checkout is 11).
Next he claims that we threatened him with a bad reviews. Unfortunately this is well documented as a lie as all correspondence was via email that tripadvisor was privy to, just apparently telling untruths isn't against the review guidelines.
Next he claims that we used his brochures! Seriously!? Yes we used brochures (isn't that what used brochures are for!), but they were what we ourselves collected in Delaware!
He claims we left soot and smoke damage. Really? Which owner wouldn't retain his security deposit if real damage occurred! So we see this was horse feed invented to smear us!
He claims we left it messy! We cleaned the entire apartment into the garbage bin filling it! Is that unlawful that we didn't empty it out to a unknown dumpster!
So thereafter that we exercised our fair right to dispute a claim for not received as described. And leaving a honest but unpleasant review. We discover the owner with his vile mean words is a unpleasant person to deal with if a complaint is lodged.
I wrote this to advise the community and with full knowledge that the owner will seek to discredit me as he did my husband. I have spoken for the public and in defense of my husband.
If you don't care for a proper jaccuzi, save your money and rent a vacation stay at a place without one!
I booked my two day vacation on a limited time slot available to me. I highly prioritize the romantic relaxation in jaccuzi after a day out with my spouse. The jaccuzi functioned poorly with the jets very poor output and a huge grinding noise. Additionally the owner claims a view overlooking the Shawnee mountains which is non existent. The seller offered me to back out the second day which I refused as I had no intention of packing and moving plus the time expenditure during my limited time I had to vacation. The seller refused even to give a partial refund.
Otherwise, the townhouse was exactly as described, and comfy. The seller returned emails promptly.
If you value a jaccuzi like I do go elsewhere.