Customer Review: Staying at Crownview

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I cannot tell you what a wonderful time we had during our stay at your beautiful lake house. Words cannot express how grateful I am that you have made the house available for others to share with they’re families. Thank you for being pet friendly as well because so many places on the lake aren’t.  I only hope it will be for rent for a very long time because we are already planning our trip for next year when our other son and his wife (who live in SC) can come with us as well.  Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for such wonderful accommodations; It was a blissful weekend.

– Cindy R.

Thank you for the kind words, Cindy! We are SOOOO glad your family enjoyed your time at the lake 🙂

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Tips for Homeowners: Desirable Sleeping Spaces

I too get captured by great pictures of the Lake, flower gardens, kitchens and other great features of the home I’m renting.  But I’m always brought back to earth by the bedroom shots of a vacation rental property.  We spend one third of or time sleeping and vacationing guests want to know that their nighttime comfort is not being compromised.   Remember guests cannot test out a mattress.  They have to trust that the homeowner will provide new, or nearly new , good quality beds.  Guests have to judge their decision off of what they see.  Not scientific by any means, but it is the only resource they have.

Look at your bedrooms from a reviewing guest’s eye.  Is the space inviting or utilitarian and uninspiring.  Here are a few clear turn-offs for any inquiring guest:  pancake flat pillows, comforters that are outdated  or have seen better days, old throws, tattered or outdated shades, no accent pillows or reading lamps.

Properly presented bedrooms gives guest a much greater scope of the look and feel of a rejuvenating space in your home.   Treat your vacationing guests  with new comforters, over-stuffed pillows, shams, bed skirts and accent pillows or throws.  For a fractional investment you can turn an undesirable space into a heavenly retreat.  Believe it or not, this complete set was created from what the owner had for access pillows and a very inexpensive bedding set for Wal-Mart for under $75.  Bedrooms are where you’ll win over site visitors.   Make them want to be there!

And if you change out of size of bedding for another, please let us know so we can update your listing and get the word out to our guests!

Inside Look: Clearwater Bay Condo

Wonderful Condo Complex with an Unobstructed View of the Lake. Great for Couples or Small Families and Close Attraction Access.

Very clean and spacious second tier 2 bedroom condo within the Clearwater Bay Condominium complex. This condo unit is ideal for couples and small families. Enjoy not one but two community pools! You’ll spend a great deal of your time on the screened in porch just taking in the Lake’s water views – no docks to block your view and no boat noise late at night. This unit is perfect!

This condo unit is just eight steps down from the large open parking lot. You’ll enter into the tastefully decorated open floor plan and will immediately be drawn to the amazing view of the Lake beyond. Just off to the right of the entry is the quite functional u-shaped kitchen and breakfast bar.

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Sleep: 6

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 2

Inside Look: Simple Pleasures

This wonderful newly remodeled and redecorated private lakefront cabin is 2 bedrooms 1 bath on a level lot with a nice yard and easy water access. It is perfect for any small to medium sized family vacation!

The home is packed with all the comforts of an ideal lake property: living area with a queen size sofa sleeper and seating for six, 32 inch Satellite TV, VCR, DVD, stereo, reading books, Play Station, games and a video library. A Queen bed in the Master and a Full/Twin bunk in second bedroom. Full bath with shower tub combo. RV sized washer/dryer. This cabin has a great manicured yard, large deck with patio seating, lounge chairs, nice private dock with boat slip and access to a paddle boat.

Call now to complete a reservation or visit for more info. on this great vacation rental!

Inside Look: Buena Vista Tour

Buena Vista is an amazing 2 story family oriented property with vaulted ceilings, stunning cove and channel lake views. Decorated in a very comfortable Pottery Barn fashion this home boasts having 4 spacious bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 separate living spaces, fireplace, a flat screen TV, BOSE iPOD player, Internet, kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances, an expansive covered deck, patio and an amazing manicured yard.

Nightly rental rates $250 to $495 (pricing varies by season).  Call now to complete a reservation. Or visit our web site at for additional information and to complete a reservation on- line.