We're staying in a vacation rental resort that has a rec center with an indoor pool, gym, etc., restaurant, and other stuff like that. Why are we staying here you might ask? Well David's job is right on lake erie, so it's basically only vacation rentals, and to clarify further, vacation rentals that are furnished by the owner, not a neutral, will appeal to most people, but with very... umm ... personal choices. Lets just say that I wasn't a fan. Also, we've found that the area isn't very dog friendly (had to sneak Annabelle into a few hotels - good thing she is quiet), so finding a place (other than the duck hunting lodges, yes think Duck Dynasty) that would accept her was very hard.
They have a few options for housing, we're staying in a small cottage. Well actually, we're in an un updated one until ours is finished. The one we're moving into will have a dishwasher and washer/dryer and most importantly will be unfurnished. If you're like me, it's important to have your own furniture.
We're are supposed to move in at the end of the month, so lets hope that happens. Halloween is a HUGE deal around here, so all of the construction has halted to prepare for the events at the resort this weekend. No offense to anyone who loves Halloween, but I could care less - finish our place please :)
I wanted to wait to show pics when all the construction mess was cleared out, but I couldn't keep you waiting that long, so here are a few pics from my iphone. I snuck in when they were out.
Through the front door, you walk into the dining room and there is a deck out the back door.
To the right is the living room and stairs up to the loft.
The kitchen is on the right. We would love to put an island on the left since there is limited counter space. (bathroom at the end of the hall)
To the right of the kitchen is the tiny bedroom, room for a queen bed, two small nightstands and a dresser at the foot of the bed against the wall.
At the top of the stairs, looking down at the living room.
and the loft upstairs. I'm planning to use this as my office ...
So before we can move in, the appliances, baseboard, and countertops need to be installed. They're planning on installing new windows after we move in ...
It's small and not perfect, but since we moved to a smaller city, we had less options so I think it will work for a few months. How bad do you want to paint that ceiling and trim white!? Hopefully we'll be able to do a few diys to the unit while we're here...
So that's where we're at now, still in transition, but hopefully settled in a few weeks!
I have a few more Q+As next week and then hopefully it will be back to usual! :)
Have a great weekend!!