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If you like a dilapidated cabin in the middle of nowhere, and enjoy using your handyman skills, THIS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU. Our experience was not a pleasant one. The view from the upper deck is pretty and despite a few dust balls hanging off the ceiling lights, it appeared clean. But in our experience, it also appeared unsafe. And that's where the fun ends. First, this house is in a remote location; meaning there aren't many offerings as far as grocery stores, (we found one market), restaurants, coffee houses, etc. If you walk out on the patio be sure to look straight ahead at the lake so you won't see the vacant house next door that seems to be collapsing onto itself at a pretty rapid rate. And speaking of rotting wood, look no further than the side of the house, second floor patio of this listing. To add to the excitement, an electrical box and live wires were hanging there in the mix during our stay. I suppose this could be used as your very own bug zapper if you were really wanting to be creative. Please be sure to bring your own lighting, as you won't find many light bulbs that work, especially on the outside. Your dining options could include using the grill on the patio, if you don't mind some significant rust on the grill and rusted out holes at the bottom of the grill, so be sure to pack some close toed shoes so you don't burn your toes from the dripping grease during this activity. You should also consider bringing your own propane tank and wrench set to install it, as when we were there they were out of propane. The owner said this was not an included amenity but offered to pay us for propane if we ventured 3 miles away to get it. The inconvenience and rust issues made the idea of cooking on it extremely unappetizing. The jacuzzi works .. somewhat. As long as you know to crawl under the patio and flip the breaker first - you're in good shape. But it seems to only have a high setting as the dials on the control panel did nothing when we tried them. PS don't make the mistake of looking down at the jacuzzi filter like we did. There's enough dirt and grime in that thing for a Mr. Clean commercial. On the inside we noticed some unique features as well. The deadbolts on the exterior doors on the back of the house that lead to the patios have apparently been kicked in or maybe Chuck Norris stayed here, as one lock is missing screws and both lock areas have missing wood and look to be in need of repairs. For you budding graffiti artists, there is a small room off the stairs where words and drawings align the walls and ceiling. Old beer cans and trash add to the artsy feel. We discovered that during our stay and to be honest, it made us uncomfortable. Speaking of stairs, there's a few in this house. Be careful of the bottom's a doozy! Especially with no handrails. If you're a late night snacker, be sure to bring a flashlight along as the light bulb in the main fridge was also burnt out while we were there. When we contacted the host listed, they said they weren't the host after all, even though the listing stated the host was just down the road. Tired of playing the "what could go wrong next" game, we left this mess after eight hours. This house gave us a creepy feel with lots of run down items that screamed "help me" due to their lack of proper maintenance and attention. Although I've attempted a lighthearted view, all of these issues had a tremendous impact on our vacation. To make a long story short, enter at your own risk. We took the gamble and lost. Hotels are starting to look better and better. Our experience with Airbnb to get our money back was frustrating to say the least. I will never use them again. This listing was located in Lago Vista,TX with host by the name of Lee.

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