House, 8 bedrooms, 4 Baths, 22 Sleeps
Why Mary Lowing chose Mears
We purchased this property because it was adjacent to existing property that we already owned. The house was in disrepair and needed much love and attention. It was built in 1888 and was brought upon to date in 1920 when they added on and installed indoor plumbing! It was then used as a boarding house. Eventually turned into a residence and the history was lost until 2009 when we purchased it and renovated her.
What makes this House unique
The original White pine hard wood floors that were installed in 1888
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Second Time is the Charm (First Time was too!)
This, being the second year that we held our family reunion at the manor, it was more like coming home again. I can't imagine a more relaxing property in which to enjoy family. Mary greeted me at checkin with the house keys and wished us a good week. Brian fixed a little problem with hot water to the upstairs bathrooms and made sure that we had outside water access for our big seafood boil late in the week. Other than that, they gave us our privacy. Just like last year, we had world cup soccer on the tv, card games and jigsaw puzzles in the front sun room, dirty ace games in the dining room when we weren't eating, beanbag toss and frizbee in the side yard. Air conditioning and wireless internet worked great. We enjoyed the nice new refrigerator in the kitchen and the second fridge on the lower level. We had no problems with the manor during the week and would consider yet another return trip in the future. Thanks Mary and Brian!
The trip was great. The house is perfect for a group, big or small. the house is set up for groups and well stocked. I love the house and grounds. I will make this a yearly trip. The weather could not have been better. We all had a great time, and cant wait till next year.
Wonderful Location for Family Reunion
What a wonderful location for a family reunion! We enjoyed the Manor and found it perfect for our needs. The kitchen was stocked with all the dishes and utensils needed, the dining room was great for meals and large card games and the TV room had world cup soccer on constantly. The sun room was the prime meeting place for chats, reading, jigsaw puzzles and smaller card games. We found the bedrooms comfortable with each having its own character. We really appreciated the air conditioning as the temperature reached well into the 90's during the week, but the manor remained cool for sleeping. There was plenty of parking both in front of the manor and across Wilson Road in the mowed field. The manor sits on a lovely wooded area, perfect for kickball, whiffleball and soccer. It also served us well for our big seafood boil. The internet access was adequate and stable with the DSL modem needing to be rebooted 2 times during the week.
I do need to mention a very few things that might need improvement. The stairs to the laundry room and second refrigerator are treacherous and do not have a handrail. I think that a handrail would help tremendously. Secondly, there is no outside access to water. We found this inconvenient when trying to fill our seafood pots for the boil and for cleaning afterward. We were able to work around these very small issues however.
I took a survey late in the week, asking everyone if they would like to come back to the manor sometime in the future. Everyone agreed that this was a great place for quality family time and would be happy to return.
Brian and Mary were available to answer questions but never intrusive. They seemed pleased that we were having such a good time and asked us to visit them again in the future. We just might do that!
Thank you for taking the time to share about your experience at the Manor, Michael. We are so please that you and your families enjoyed your stay. Also, thank you for your input on improvements. We will make sure to look into the stairs and handrail. There is actually water access outside. Wish I would have known that you needed it. We could have made it happen for you.
Hope to hear from you again for next year.
Mary & Brian Lowing
This was our fifth trip to The Manor and we love it more every time!
We have stayed at The Manor for several dune trips with large groups of people. There is more than enough room for our trucks, trailers and toys. As always, Brian and Mary are so nice and easy to work with. We will be back again :-).
I am assuming from the date and number of times returning, that this is from Abbie and group! Thank you for the review. The best compliment is you coming back year after year We try do upgrade something big year after year. Glad you like what we've
done. See you next year!
This place is amazing!
Would definitely recommend for an extended family getaway. 8 bedrooms 4 full bathrooms and plenty of space. Extra fridge in back patio was great to hold drinks. Gas grill in the backyard is big enough to cook for the entire house at one time. The hot tub was a perfect way to end the night when we didn't start the campfire. With infared water heaters hot showers weren't a problem no matter how many were taken. Location was perfect Hop, skip, and a jump to Silver Lake. Can't wait to go back!!
Fabulous as expected
This was our second, but not last, stay at the Manor. Brian & Mary are great owners and have taken care of us well. Our group is typically large and they have been so accommodating. We will be back for years to come.
It's always a pleasure to have you and your group at the Manor! We can't wait for you to see the upgrades that we did this year. You are going to love them!!!
Mary & Brian Lowing
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