The cabin was basic and a little small for 4 people. The pillows and beds were flat and hard.n I had to ask for sheets and blankets.
the cleanliness of the kitchen was okay but the rest of the cabin definiately needed cleaning . There were cob webs and dirt in corners and behind furniture, etc.
THeir dog nipped my leg on the way out.
The people seemed nice and the lake was truly beautiful. I really appreciated their canoe and had some great paddles.
We stayed for 6 days July 25-31/16 and the weather was outstanding! Here is everything you need to know about Magic Lamp Cabin. It is a cabin on the owners property - just behind their house. It felt like a B&B that was separate from the house. The owners were there if you needed anything but gave you privacy. You have use of the dock and lake along with the canoe and kayak, we were also offered eggs and veggies from their garden.
The cabin itself was very clean and fairly updated with pretty much everything you need. There are reviews that stated you can not use toilet paper, which is not true, just that they are on septic so don't want anything that doesn't break down in the system. Also mention of water not being drinkable. The owners have put in a filter system and the water tastes great. I had brought bottled water because of the review but preferred to drink the tap water! Also reviews of rotten deck boards and dirty spider webs everywhere was definitely not the case when we were there. The boards have been replaced and there was more spider webs in my house when I got home! There is a small TV that you can access the Netflix account so if you need your tv fix you can watch some movies or use the DVD player. The WIFI was strong so you don't have to totally unplug! The bed was fine, little firmer than I like but good enough for your cabin stay. There was only one HUGE disappointment for us - there is no BBQ! West coast living is all about BBQ and I grill year round. It also got warm in the cabin when I had to use the oven and stove.
The lake is a lovely setting, the water though a little murky was warm and I was in most days for a swim. My partner was canoeing a couple of times each day and caught one small bass and a few lost bites, but we both certainly enjoyed the canoe, even the dogs got in for a ride! Which brings me to the pet policy! It is a fantastic place to take your dog kids! I have two rather rambunctious dogs that like to wander and they were welcomed and had a great time being off leash and able to enjoy their surroundings too! They have a min-pin that is a friendly little girl and a couple of cats and everyone got along.
Great location to get some peace and quiet, I mean really quiet...dark nights to see the stars, actually got view of the space station flying overhead while looking at the stars!
Special thanks to Tania and Jose for offering their place and hospitality would suggest anyone wanting a great getaway do not hesitate getting to the Magic Lamp, you will not be disappointed! As mentioned the only thing is the lack of a BBQ and next time I will bring along a small hibachi or camp grill!
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We enjoyed every moment, Tania and Jose made us feel welcome and at home, the cabin was clean and equipped with all that you need and more. The lake close by was a paradise not only for us, but also for our German Shepard dog " Sace" too. The tranquility and the aroma of nature was wonderful. And so were the complimentary mojitos. Thank you Tania, Jose, and Rumba.
Tania and Jose were very welcoming: This location was beautiful and very peaceful, as well as, the the cabin had all the modern conveniences that we needed including an updated water filtration system, so now there is plenty of drinking water available in the cabin.
Nothing fancy, but clean and well-equipped studio cabin. Perfect! Hosts were very pleasant too. The lake is beautiful and you have a small view from your porch, with immediate access to a big view, and use of lakeside seating, canoe and kayak. We loved it.