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Welcome to Idle Awhile!Spacious living room w/ 55" TV & doors out to back patio. Parking for Idle Awhile with steps up to main level- overflow parking available across the street. Welcome to Idle Awhile!Back yard patio with outdoor fire pit and gas grill. Wrap around porch with cozy lounge seating. Lower level entrance to den. Steps up to main level entrance and porch. Nighttime view of Idle Awhile.Stream running through CheshireFully equipped chef's kitchen w/ gas range & dishwasher.Kitchen w/ top of the line appliancesWine cooler & coffee bar w/ standard coffee maker & KeurigDining table with seating for 6Open main level floor plan. Living room with gas fireplace, TV, & cathedral ceilings.Cozy up to the fireplace & enjoy your favorite show or movie- cable TV & streaming apps available. Open main level floor plan. Master bedroom on main level w/ king bed & TV- doors out to patio. Master bathroom w/ soaking tub & walk-in shower. Master bathroom w/ soaking tub & walk-in shower. Downstairs den w/ gas fireplace and 60" TVWork desk in downstairs den. Downstairs king bedroom w/ TV & sitting area. TV & sitting area in downstairs bedroomDownstairs full bath (walk-in shower only). Upper level queen bedroom. Upper level queen bedroom w/ TV. Upstairs full hall bath w/ shower/ tub comboUpper level sitting room w/ TV. Village of Cheshire: Walkable restaurants and cafe within the Village of Cheshire communityVillage of CheshireVillage of CheshireVillage of Cheshire green spaceAerial view of Village of CheshireInteriorInteriorOutdoor dining area with seating for 4.

Idle Awhile

Beds/Baths

3 BR
3 BA
Sleeps 6
Guest Reviews
5.0000
5.0000 (23 guest reviews)
Age 18 and under.

Description

Bedding

BR 1- King bed (main level)
BR 2- King bed (lower level)
BR 3- Queen bed (upper level)

Property Highlights

Luxurious and exquisite home in Black Mountain's charming Village of Cheshire. "Idle Awhile" at this 3 bedroom, 3 bath home featuring luxury, custom interiors and cathedral ceilings. The owners, an interior designer and a landscape architect, have carefully and thoughtfully designed this home to make you feel at home.

Stay in and enjoy the chef's kitchen with top of the line appliances, cookware, wine cooler and coffee bar. Relax by one of two gas fireplaces or out on the patio by the outdoor fire pit. Grab a cup of coffee or glass a wine and revel in the huge wrap around porch with lots of cozy lounge seating and dining space. Living room and den, along with every bedroom, is equipped with a flat screen TV and features cable and/or streaming access. All bedrooms have new memory foam mattresses, along with down comforters and down/feather pillows.

Idle Awhile is within walking distance to The Artisan, Sake Sushi, or Black Bear Tavern in Cheshire. You're also less than 5 minutes to downtown Black Mountain and 15 minutes to downtown Asheville.

House Layout:
Main Level- fully equipped chef's kitchen with gas range, dishwasher, wine cooler, and coffee bar (standard drip coffee maker, Keurig, and an espresso machine); dining area with seating for 6; living room with 55" TV and gas fireplace; master bedroom with king bed, 55" TV, and en suite bathroom (walk-in shower and huge soaking tub).

Lower Level- den with 60" flat screen TV, gas fireplace, and desk; full bath with walk-in shower ; bedroom with king bed, TV and sitting area.

Upper Level- bedroom with queen bed and TV; full hall bath with shower/tub combo; sitting room with TV.

Outdoors- wrap around porch with seating and dining area; back patio with 4 Adirondack rockers, outdoor fire pit (Duraflame logs preferred), and gas grill.

PLEASE NOTE: Idle Awhile is pet friendly with additional pet fee. Duraflame logs are preferred for the outdoor fire pit if used during your stay. This home will not allow reservations greater than two weeks unless otherwise approved by the owner.

Amenities

Living

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linens
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Ironing Board
  • Wireless Internet (Wifi)
  • Pet Friendly
  • King size bed
  • Fireplace (gas logs)

Outdoor

  • Patio
  • Gas Grill
  • Outdoor Firepit

Geographic

  • Close to Town

Kitchen

  • Full Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Cookware
  • Dishwasher
  • Standard Coffee Maker
  • Keurig Coffee Maker

Entertainment

  • Cable TV

FAQ

WHERE IS THIS HOUSE LOCATED?

Idle Awhile is located in Black Mountain. This home is approximately 5 minutes to downtown Black Mountain and approximately 20 minutes to Asheville. Click on the location tab above to locate this house on a map.

WHAT IS YOUR REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY?

If you need to cancel your reservation and the property you had reserved re-rents for the time which you had it reserved, you will be refunded all money you had paid minus an $89 cancellation fee. If you cancel and the property does not re-rent for your reserved dates, you will lose all money you have paid to that point. For this reason, we recommend that you purchase trip insurance. Please call 888-228-8008 before making a reservation if you have questions or concerns.

WHAT IS YOUR PET POLICY AND FEE?

Idle Awhile is specified as "pet friendly" and dogs are allowed. Unfortunately, due to common allergy problems we cannot allow cats. For the privilege of bringing your dog, there is a minimum charge of $100 nonrefundable fee per pet. A maximum of two dogs are allowed unless you have received special permission from the property manager or homeowner. Any damage that may be caused by your pet during your stay will be paid for out of your security deposit or charged to the credit card we have on file. There is a county-wide leash law in place. When taking your dog outside of a gated area, please ensure that they are on a leash. 

WHAT ARE CHECK-IN/CHECK OUT TIMES?

Check-in time is 4pm and check out time is 10am. It is important that we adhere to these times, because there is a chance that someone else will be checking out/in before or after you and we need sufficient time to ready the house for the next renter. If you wish to check-in early, there is a $50 early check-in fee that can be added on to your reservation. Early check-in is only available if someone is not checking out on the morning of your arrival.

WHERE DO WE CHECK-IN/PICK UP KEYS?

Idle Awhile has a keyless entry system. You will receive a unique access code within 3 days of your arrival, allowing you to go straight to the house and check-in starting at 4pm.

WHAT IF THERE IS AN EMERGENCY DURING OUR STAY?

If you are having a medical emergency, dial 911 from the phone in your rental home or cell phone.

We hope that your stay in the area will be relaxing and without incident, but should you need to get in touch with Greybeard, we have someone on call 24 hours a day. Just call our office at 828-669-1072 and dial extension 203, which will forward to the cell phone of the person on call. Please do not hesitate to call us if something needs immediate attention, but if your question or concern can wait, we ask that you call the office during normal office hours.

WHEN ARE HOMES WITH GAS LOGS IN OPERATION?

Gas logs are not in operation May through September due to the warmer summer months. 

Absolutely NO fires are permitted outside unless the property is fitted with a fire ring/fire pit. You cannot bring your own portable fire pit. 

IS WIFI SERVICE INCLUDED WITH MY RENTAL RESERVATION? WILL I HAVE CELL PHONE SERVICE AT MY RENTAL?

Wifi is available at Idle Awhile. Please note that Greybeard Rentals does not guarantee internet connectivity or speed. Each individual homeowner contracts directly with an internet service provider, and due to a variety of reasons, Greybeard does not guarantee service. Our Black Mountain and Asheville offices have wifi service available if needed.

Cell phone service is not guaranteed. You may check with your service provider to see if service is available.

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Location

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Reviews

5 Star

Reviewed on 2022-03-29 by Gordon J.
Updated on 2022-03-29
Review of stay from 2022-03-20 to 2022-03-26
Overall Satisfaction
5
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5
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5
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5
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5
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Great home!

Mountain Retreat

Reviewed on 2022-03-23 by Catherine C.
Updated on 2022-03-23
Review of stay from 2022-03-13 to 2022-03-20
Overall Satisfaction
5
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5
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5
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5
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5
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Lovely home in a great neighborhood with plenty of space for our family and dog to enjoy. Exactly as advertised. Highly recommend hiking the Graybeard Trail in Montreat while you are there.

Stay at Idle Awhile in Black Mtn, NC

Reviewed on 2022-01-13 by Beth C.
Updated on 2022-01-13
Review of stay from 2022-01-08 to 2022-01-10
Overall Satisfaction
5
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5
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5
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5
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5
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This 3 bedroom house is so precious! You can tell an interior designer and landscape architect were behind all the details. Perfect square footage and public and private spaces.

Our Best Stay

Reviewed on 2021-12-21 by Terry B.
Updated on 2021-12-21
Review of stay from 2021-12-13 to 2021-12-18
Overall Satisfaction
5
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5
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5
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5
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5
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Our Favorite!

Reviewed on 2021-11-25 by Jennifer t.
Updated on 2021-11-25
Review of stay from 2021-11-19 to 2021-11-22
Overall Satisfaction
5
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5
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5
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5
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5
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This house was so comfortable and had everything for a perfect stay. I really don't want to write a review because more people will book this home and it will be less available for us!

Quality Experience in the Mountains

Reviewed on 2021-10-22 by Mary H.
Updated on 2021-10-22
Review of stay from 2021-10-17 to 2021-10-22
Overall Satisfaction
5
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5
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5
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5
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5
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The cabin was very clean and with quality furnishings. The porch had awesome comfortable stylish seating. We were very happy with our stay and we were able to bring our well behaved dog. Definitely would rent again. Exceeded expectations.

Idle Awhile Experience

Reviewed on 2021-10-01 by Anthony Z.
Updated on 2021-10-01
Review of stay from 2021-09-26 to 2021-09-30
Overall Satisfaction
5
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5
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5
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5
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Fabulous setting, architectural build, and stunning furnishings and art.

Idle Awhile Live

Reviewed on 2021-09-26 by Takenya M.
Updated on 2021-09-26
Review of stay from 2021-09-23 to 2021-09-26
Overall Satisfaction
5
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5
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5
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5
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The community and location was awesome.

Idle awhile

Reviewed on 2021-09-11 by Bill S.
Updated on 2021-09-11
Review of stay from 2021-08-25 to 2021-09-08
Overall Satisfaction
5
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5
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4
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5
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Very well maintained beautiful home. Great set up and everything we needed was there. We would definitely rent this house again.

Idle Awhile

Reviewed on 2021-07-05 by Margaret P.
Updated on 2021-07-05
Review of stay from 2021-06-26 to 2021-07-01
Overall Satisfaction
5
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5
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5
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5
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The area.

A Black Mountain Retreat

Reviewed on 2021-06-01 by Thomas W.
Updated on 2021-06-01
Review of stay from 2021-05-20 to 2021-05-26
Overall Satisfaction
5
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5
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5
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5
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A beautiful well kept house that meet our exceeded our exceptions. A great location with easy access and short drive into Asheville.

Wonderful property and loved that it was dog friendly

Reviewed on 2021-05-21 by Lisa g.
Updated on 2021-05-21
Review of stay from 2021-05-13 to 2021-05-16
Overall Satisfaction
5
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5
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5
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5
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5
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Location, views, nicely appointed amenities and decor<BR>Front porch was great for afternoon wine and just relaxing <BR>Beds were very comfortable <BR>Happy that such a nice property in a safe community was also dog friendly <BR>

Lovely!

Reviewed on 2021-05-02 by Shannon B.
Updated on 2021-05-02
Review of stay from 2021-04-29 to 2021-05-02
Overall Satisfaction
5
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5
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5
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5
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5
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What a beautiful house . Had a great rustic chic feel. The tall wooden doors, the hardwoods and the kitchen were gorgeous . Worked well for 2 couples (each couple on own floor and the 2 school age kiddos on 3rd floor with their own Netflix to binge. Super helpful greybeard staff. Close to downtown Black mountain and walkable to a cute market to buy more wine. Kids loved the neighborhood seesaw

A wonderful spot in a great community

Reviewed on 2021-03-02 by Jessica B.
Updated on 2021-03-02
Review of stay from 2021-02-23 to 2021-02-26
Overall Satisfaction
5
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5
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5
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5
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5
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Definitely the perfect place to relax and unwind.

Christmas time in Black Mtn

Reviewed on 2020-12-16 by Sheila S.
Updated on 2020-12-16
Review of stay from 2020-12-10 to 2020-12-13
Overall Satisfaction
5
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5
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5
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5
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5
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The house was very nice and the community is beautiful. The pillows and the bedding were extremely comfortable. We had a hard time getting out of bed each day. The area is filled with many dining options and beautiful trails to hike. We plan to return. And, the rental company is outstanding.

Great Stay!

Reviewed on 2020-12-07 by Bradley R.
Updated on 2020-12-07
Review of stay from 2020-11-30 to 2020-12-04
Overall Satisfaction
5
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5
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5
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5
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5
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It's an all around beautiful mountain house, located in a wonderful neighborhood. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

Wonderful

Reviewed on 2020-11-29 by Beth B.
Updated on 2020-11-29
Review of stay from 2020-11-21 to 2020-11-29
Overall Satisfaction
5
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5
Were you happy with the property's location? (convenience, safety, view, etc.)
4
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5
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5
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The house was amazing and comfortable. You could stay in one room together or spread out in other rooms. We absolutely loved this home and we could tell that someone else loves it too.

Beautiful Home

Reviewed on 2020-11-17 by Nicole G.
Updated on 2020-11-17
Review of stay from 2020-11-06 to 2020-11-08
Overall Satisfaction
5
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4
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5
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5
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5
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The house was absolutely stunning, it was designed beautifully and large enough for two families with young kids to spread out and have space for the weekend. We loved the indoor/outdoor living with the firepit and front patio. We had a little hiccup while there but the management team was very responsive and quickly addressed all of our questions. I would absolutely stay here again and recommend it to others.

idle awhile

Reviewed on 2020-10-06 by william M.
Updated on 2020-10-06
Review of stay from 2020-10-02 to 2020-10-06
Overall Satisfaction
5
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5
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5
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5
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clean, beautiful home, peaceful stay, great family reunion

Idle Awhile

Reviewed on 2020-05-29 by Alana B.
Updated on 2020-05-29
Review of stay from 2020-05-25 to 2020-05-29
Overall Satisfaction
5
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5
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5
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5
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5
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It rained almost the entire time we were there, but we loved sitting on the porch and watching the rain with coffee in hand. The house was comfortable and the location was great.

Comfortable, clean and accommodating

Reviewed on 2019-12-18 by Jenna R.
Updated on 2019-12-18
Review of stay from 2019-11-08 to 2019-11-11
Overall Satisfaction
5
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5
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5
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If you are looking for a comfortable, clean, equipt and accessible vacation rental look no more! This house is perfect from top to bottom!

Idle Awhile

Reviewed on 2019-11-07 by Joselinn W.
Updated on 2019-11-07
Review of stay from 2019-11-01 to 2019-11-04
Overall Satisfaction
5
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5
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5
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5
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So, we stayed at the property called Idle Awhile and it was an amazing getaway. I booked the place for my husband's birthday and invited two of his best friends and their wives and everyone had an enjoyable time. It was worth every penny, very close to Ashville where we spent a lot of our time at and beyond what we expected. The staff at Greybeard was very helpful. We got into town a little earlier than expected and was able to get into the home with no problems. We definitely look forward to using Greybeard Rentals again and hopefully the same rental home

Great place for a vacation.

Reviewed on 2019-10-21 by Robert B.
Updated on 2019-10-21
Review of stay from 2019-10-13 to 2019-10-18
Overall Satisfaction
5
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5
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5
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The house was just as pictured on the website. Very clean and well appointed. Graybeard Rentals was easy to use and provided useful email messages throughout the process.