Our multi-generational family (ages 19-84) enjoyed our stay on Lake Buel. The house was as advertised, the kitchen well equipped, and there was plenty of space for our crew to hang out. The woods around the house are restful and the dock is a great place to relax.
A few minor complaints (that keep our rating from being 5 stars):
- the photos included with the listing are accurate but the omission of a photo showing the last part of the steps to the dock (stone, steep, and sloped) caused a little consternation for the older members of our family. They were manageable, but I think it would better set expectations for future renters if all of the steps were shown.
- the basement level (which includes two of the bedrooms) is a bit musty. For the later part of the week we were able to have the windows open which helped, but as a result of the odor, these bedrooms aren't as comfortable as the others.
- while the listing accurately tells prospective renters to bring their own kayaks, there is no viable option for renting them locally. It would be nice (especially since there is a boathouse on the dock) if either two kayaks, a canoe, or a rowboat were included with the rental.
Overall, we had a great stay. The house is large and comfortable and there are activities galore in the area.