“Excellent Location but Home has lots of inconvenient features” The location is 5 stars but there are lots of annoyances here which prevent that rating.
First the pros. The owner and property manager are very nice and helpful-before your trip and upon arrival.
The house is close to Pana and has amazing views. While it is on the lake there is no lake access so don't plan on swimming or kayaking there.
Overall the home was very comfortable and had most any amenity you could want. We particularly enjoyed the 4 fireplaces, the spa, and the washer/dryer.
We loved the house man who goes out of his way to be accessible and helpful. And the cook, who prepared us 3 dinners during our 5 night stay.
On the con side, at arrival you will be greeted by 2 snarling and barking dogs. They live right outside your downstairs door (dog beds and all), and they bark all the time at any passing car or person (super annoying). And even after they get to know you they will bark at you too. I understand security might be an issue but one dog is enough and they should be friendly to guests.
If you want to use the spa you must plan for it by giving 30 mins notice to warm it up. For $150 usd a night I don't see why they can't keep it hot when guests are present.
The hardwood floors in both of the bedrooms are over polished and dangerously slippery. I went sliding across the floor or almost fell on my rear countless times. The rugs make it worse and I removed them.
The floor plan was odd too, with all 3 bathrooms downstairs and none by the upstairs living areas.
The upstairs balcony area does not have any small table next to the recliners to put your coffee or wine on. We broke one wine glass and almost a second one because of this fact.
If you want to take a hot shower, make sure to turn the hot water on 7-10 minutes in advance.
Lastly, the biggest annoyance was the horrible internet service. It never worked right the whole time we were there, although everyone tried diligently to get it working for us. But in the end, their router never worked.