This is an amazing place. Hosts are responsive and Mike & Mike the caretakers are great(they even dug up worms!) Would return with our 8adults/8kids.
-Getting there: Definitely use the directions they provide you prior to check-in. We found GPS did best setting the 8 Savula road address in the directions and then follow the dirt driveway from there.
-TheGrounds: As advertised it's 500+ acres of trails, large backyard grass area, great Beach area etc. Tip: the neighbors use one of the driveways on property to access their own small beach. There are also neighbors that will walk their dogs etc right across the backyard because of where the trails cross. No issue at all just don't be surprised. The pool is small but fine.
-TheBeach: Much bigger then we expected. About 4single kayaks, 3standup boards, 1 canoe, 1double kayak, 3 paddle boats . Beach has rods / chairs/ toys / portapotty. Tip: There is a large snake that we met. No biggie. The walk back to the castle is uphill and gets rather lengthy after a few trips - use a car ;-).
-Basement aka Fungeon, pingpong, pooltable, fuseball, card table, bar, darts, bathroom all as advertised. Good place to send kids early am to not wakeup the house.
-Mainlevel - there is no AC on this level and there are some fans they have setup to move air around. Our trip ran 78-88 degrees and was not a challenge except for kitchen area which did get very warm after cooking. Level is half fancy half casual.
-Beds: main level is the library with a full bed, no AC here and has pocket doors no lock. We had a teenage girl stay here with no issue. As you go up the main steps there is a bed room directly in front of you that has queen / private bathroom. Turn left at top of steps is master suite which has a small bedroom with it's own door which we used for 2 kids, further into suite behind another door is King bed / bathroom. Note bathroom has a secret door with no lock really needs it. Turn right at steps and you find a suite of 3 rooms all together - one of these is the former TV room and you have to pass through it to leave the other bedrooms, we didn't use this one. Top level is a private bedroom, and 3 beds in the ballroom (open area not private) and then the playroom has a locking door and another bed.
-Passages: there are many, kids will love them. Shh secret.
Mommy Tips- bring radios place is huge. TONS of toys there, no need to bring more. ATT only works outside house and spotty. WiFi ok.