2-bed/1 bath or 1-bed/1 bath
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
DO NOT STAY AT THIS SUB-STANDARD, FILTHY, BUG-INFESTED INN
Without question this property is the absolute worst cottage I have ever stayed at and worst experience I have ever had in all my travels. For starters, a few days after check-in I discovered bugs in 2 different pots under the kitchen sink and another bug in the filthy bathroom( all photo documented), disgusting to say the least.
The website photos of this place are not at all representative of the sordid condition of this archaic Inn as some are date stamped 2012. There was no cable at the hemlock cottage, just an antiquated, wobbly antenna on the roof with at most 5-6 TV channels that constantly flicker off & on or go dark over and over, just horrible TV reception and almost impossible to watch anything and the owner stated in a message to me on Vrbo she would refund me $75 for this terrible reception which of she never did.
The on-site husband & wife "maintenance staff" who are the "eyes & ears" there for the property owner as she is never there are shameless liars like the owner who has tried to claim cleaning expenses (which was already paid for) for the refundable damage deposit which is totally illegal as the place was left the same on check-out as check-in (again photo documented).
Two weeks ago I filed a major complaint case against the Property owner for her totally unethical practices and the unscrupulous manner in which she operates and the case has been escalated against her as she does not even reply back to the Vrbo management team ( No surprise) and she faces having her Inn de-listed and also face disciplinary action for her totally unethical practices and the unscrupulous manner in which she operates.
Lastly, I have had to file a claim thru my credit card issuer as she will not get away with withholding $100.00 from me for the damage deposit illegally with not a trace of proof. Avoid this place at all costs and hopefully L C will be de-listed so no one else has to deal with this unsavory owner and on-site staff.
I find it interesting that when I checked w/ Mr. McGilvary after 6 days stay, he was 'enjoying' his stay; however the day b4 checkout all of a sudden he is dissatisfied? If he didn't like the accommodations, why did he not leave when he 1st arrived instead of staying the full month? I do not advertise a 5-star accommodation, & the prices & pictures reflect this. No, I do not have brand new appliances but the ones that are there work properly, & the cottage is clean & comfortable. Unfortunately, the bug picture I have not seen; however, my housekeeper/manager said she found a stink bug under the sink. When the weather turns cold, stinkbugs do manage to find their way into houses but pose no danger or health risk. They usually just end up dying. Regarding the cleaning fee, yes $75 is included for normal cleaning of the cottage when a monthly guest leaves. However, this cottage was Not left in the condition it was found, as numerous wet towels were all over the bathroom floor & the kitchen garbage was left in the house for who knows how long instead of being placed in the outside trash can. Not to mention, a rotten tooth was left on the dining table!
Since several more hours of cleaning were required, I felt I should be eligible to keep part of the deposit. However, HomeAway defines 'damage' as physical damage needing repairs w/ a receipt. Therefore I did refund Mr. McGilvary his full security deposit.
I am available by phone or text as well as having an on-site housekeeper/manager to handle any questions/problems. This has worked smoothly for quite a number of years that I have been on VacationRentals/HomeAway.
Highly recommend, enjoyed my stay here.
Thank you for leaving the cottage in great shape; appreciate considerate guests. Also thnx for recommending our place to your friends! Safe travels & hopefully we'll see you again in the future.
Beautiful place. I enjoyed this place very much. It was quiet, the cabin is as advertised and really was expecting less but got more. The wildlife is wonderful.
Thanks Tina; glad you enjoyed your stay & the wildlife! Would be interested why you expected less & what was better than you thought?
I do try to make the description & pictures of the property accurate. Anne
Cozy affordable cabin in western Carolina
My coworker and I stayed here for 2 months while working in the area. We were skeptical about staying here because of the low price, but were pleasantly surprised to find a cozy, clean, and well stocked cabin! The interior is dated, but not dingy. It has virtually everything you need except for food! Kitchen had almost everything you would want. There were extra towels and bedding. Cable TV. The internet is very slow but it does work.
Overall we were very happy with the accommodations and would not hesitate to stay here again.
Thank you! Appreciate your business. Our prices are very reasonable, esp for elderly guests. The cottages are older but we strive to keep them clean & comfortable.
Excellent place with very personable owner and property manager
The cabins on Gideon Circle are a great place to stay, whether for a short trip or an extended vacation. The property owner was very personable, and she was kind enough to work with me when I had a Paypal issue due to not having signed into the account for several years. The property manager was very approachable and very attentive to our needs. The house itself is a charming arrangement in a quiet setting just 5 minutes from downtown Franklin. We were very lucky to have found such a great place, and at such a great price!
This was a great place to spend some quiet time.
I would stay there again.
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