We were delighted with the farm house! It is stunning and fully appointed! There were a few things that we didn’t like -
The location is a short drive into town. We were excited to hear from the owner (Mary - owner) about the animals on the property and had hoped to interact with them as we were staying on the property for a week. However, the property manager wasn’t having that on any level. So we settled for feeding them all through the fence. The ‘unfriendly’ animals were hardly that! Anyway, the guard dogs barked a lot at night. There are coyote everywhere apparently. Something we didn’t know and a kind neighbor informed us on a early morning run.... If you love animals like we do there are some wonderful animal rescues in the area. We went to them and volunteered or took a tour!
The front door doesn’t lock at all - also a negative as we felt uncomfortable leaving our valuables in a strange house not locked! It was also strange sleeping in a place that wasn’t your own with a door that doesn’t lock with children!
The hardest thing about this rental was really the property manager! She was very unfriendly! We’ve stayed at many rentals with onsite property management. They are usually welcoming and lovely! We had to introduce ourselves to her. She never checked to see if we needed anything or even offer any dining or sights to see suggestions! It was uncomfortable at best - You can also hear her from time to time as her quarters are directly below you.
However, the owner MARY is quite wonderful! Easy to communicate with and responds quickly! I forgot to make my second payment on time as I assumed it was automatically done on my on file credit card AND I messed up on the day of departure. Mary was kind and helpful! If Mary was the on-site property manager it would be perfect!!!