Perfect respite from freeway hotels for freeway travelers. Close to Veterans State Park, on Lake Blackshear, and only 10 minutes off I-75 from exit 101 in Cordele. You’ll love our place because of the huge PRIVATE room/bath, location, quiet neighborhood, and lake access. Our place is good for cpls, solo adventurers, business travelers, and families. There is plenty of space for extra people, including WELL BEHAVED and calm children (One queen bed, a couch, and/or futon mattress if needed).
This is a large room. There is a queen size bed, one couch, and a recliner. For parties of 3 or 4 a futon mattress is available. (A nominal fee will be requested for 2 guests who want to sleep on both the bed and futon.) The room is attached, but removed from the rest of the home. The room is over the garage so there will be some noise when the garage door opens. The steps can be steep but our older parents traverse them, albeit slowly.
You will have your own thermostat to control the temperature to your liking. There is a closet where you can hang your clothes, with some shelving as well.
You will have your own bathroom with a shower/tub. Caution though, our builder was cheap with the hot water heater and so you only have just under 15 minutes to shower (or one tub full) before the hot water runs out. The good news is that it heats up quickly and in the summer only ten minutes between showers is needed, while in the winter you may have to wait about 20 minutes.
The yard is large and there is plenty of room for kids to run around. However, you must monitor children at all times outside because of the risk of drowning in the canal or neighbors pool, or exposure to wildlife. Often there are geese, ducks, and turtles to feed, and if your quiet, you can say “hi” to our resident Blue Heron.
We hope you don't need to use them, but there is an underground storm shelter on site and a fire escape ladder stored in the room. There are security cameras outside the house and in the garage only. These are mostly so we can keep an eye on our dogs when we are not home.
Finally, this is our child’s playroom. He will not disturb you while you are residing with us (unless you want him to), but he will expect that his games, toys, and other belongings are not broken. You can play video games, air hockey, or with many of the toys (Kendal is mostly only particular about his legos), but please ensure your children treat his things nicely and that you replace anything that gets broken.
We are trying to keep the room in great shape so there is a downstairs breakfast room or screened in lanai to eat on.
You will have access to an outdoor gas grill or microwave for cooking. You can also have space in the refrigerator and there is lots of space in the freezer.
It is best to park on the driveway behind the house, as seen in the pictures. You may tie a boat up at the dock as well, if desired.
You will be provided with a code to work the garage door upon arrival. Arrival and departure can be somewhat flexible but middle of the night arrivals are not our preference.
Общение с гостями
Since this is our home we have the usual comings and goings of a regular family household so we may or may not be around when you are here. We are available by phone, text, and e-mail (AirBNB App is preferred) and when we are home we will certainly socialize to the extent of your liking. We are friendly, open minded, and relatively flexible, so we can stay out of your way or spend some time talking. For guests that like to socialize, we enjoy doing so. For those that prefer to keep to themselves, we provide them with privacy.
A LIGHT Breakfast is usually provided but if you want something specific then ask and we will try to accommodate you depending on both yours and our schedule. We have appreciated guests' feedback about Erica's breakfasts, but please understand that most weekday mornings she is NOT available to cook a hot meal. Dinner could sometimes be arranged as well, but again, it will depend on our schedules, so if this is important to you, please inquire at the time of booking and we will review our schedules. Also, this is a rural area, so certain last minute more particular dietary requests might be difficult to fulfill.
We have two medium/large size dogs. One will bark when you arrive, and until she is comfortable with you. After that, they often then “request” positive attention and petting from guests. The dogs can be kept outside if that is your preference.
Другие важные подробности
Although AirBnB has standard questions to answer prior to booking, we do give preference to guests who add a personal touch in their request to book and communicate well prior to and during their stay.
Also, Because guests may be traveling and decide last minute to book, we do our best to respond to all requests ASAP. We generally respond immediately but if we are driving or unable to get to our phone it could take as long as an hour, or possibly two, before we can get back to you. We may also not respond to a request until the next day if you make a request late at night. Also, we may not accept a booking if our schedules don't provide adequate time to ensure your room is 100% ready for you. We are flexible with change but it is very helpful for us if you include your approximate arrival time frame.
Final Note: We do NOT discriminate against anyone based on ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, etc. You can see our reviews showing we host people from all backgrounds. If we are unable to accept you it is generally because our schedule will not allow time to make the room presentable, our child has a friend spend the night and we forgot to block the room, or something along those lines.
Finally, if you haven't tried it yet, we strongly suggest downloading the AirBnB app. It allows for quicker communication between hosts and guests.
- Smoking is strictly NOT allowed anywhere on property
-Only registered guests allowed on property. (If you may need an exception to this inquire at booking.)
- Guests are welcome to cook with the outdoor grill or microwave, as well as use the refrigerator or freezer. However, if you need use of the stove top or oven, we would prefer to do that for you.
- This is our child's playroom when not occupied by guests. Please be respectful of his things. Light use by well behaved, NON-DESTRUCTIVE children is okay.
- In order to keep the space nice for all guests, we do not allow food or drinks in this room (of course, bottled water is okay). However, there is plenty of room to eat in the breakfast room or screened in porch.
- Please note that our home is on a canal with no fencing and our neighbor has a fenced in pool. It is your responsibility to ensure your children are closely monitored at all times to ensure their safety.
- Our home is child FRIENDLY but not child PROOF. We have exposed outlets, stairs, fragile items in dining and entry areas. Our children were fine, and we enjoy babies, toddlers, and children, but we are used to those that are calmer, and well behaved.
- LIGHT use of alcohol is okay in common areas as described above.
- Weapons are NOT allowed in the house and must be SECURED in your vehicle.
- Please note that medium/large dogs live on property.
- Feel free to bring kayak, boat, fishing gear, or whatever lake gear you want. Dock access available.