|“Dear MaryAnn,Elizabeth and I are back in Cardiff enjoying our home here. We want to let you know what a pleasure it was for us to spend a week at your house on Cedar Street in Idyllwild. We spent the entire week there with daughter Elisa (from Boulder, CO) and had an overnight visit from daughter Cristina and her three children. They really enjoyed the pool, and we really appreciate the safety fencing you had installed–it gave us all a lot of freedom and peace of mind to know that the tykes couldn’t get near the water without adult supervision. Son Keil also spent two nights with us when the kids were not in residence, so the place was never crowded. You were right about how spacious and family-friendly the Cedar Street house is. I don’t know about the Fern Valley house, but Cedar Street was quite spacious and a great place for us to spend the week. Being in the center of town and able to walk to most any place we wanted to go for shopping and dining was a real plus.The kids enjoyed the nearby playground at town hall–something we hadn’t realized was right next-door!
In fact, we were so pleased with Cedar Street, it’s central location and unique pool that we are considering a week next year. We’ll stay in touch and let you know as soon as we can get commitments from other family members. About the only thing we found inconvenient was the lack of an internet connection at the house. Both Elizabeth and Elisa were obliged to work most days, and they had to turn in reports, files and papers. They ended up sitting in cafes and using the wi-fi connections there in order to send off their work (and get back replies). Elizabeth’s suggestion is that you might consider adding internet service to your Time-Warner cable, and that this may attract people who need to work at least some days while in Idyllwild.
Again, many thanks for the thoughtful touches and overall good maintenance of the house, and for the great instructions about how to deal with whatever we might need.
Sincerely, Neill Bell”