Shamba was a perfect fit for my family. It was airy, bright, roomy, had plenty of towels, lots of beach gear, pretty much everything we'd stock our own house with...if we'd owned one. This is the kind of place you want to go to if you are looking to slow down and unwind. It is very comfortable, both in the down-to-earth decor, and in the perfect firmness beds. It was immaculately clean, and the kitchen is well organized with each drawer clearly labeled with its contents. We had a variety of beach toys in the garage, and a spare fridge that had plenty of room for our beer and soda. We had plenty of hot water at excellent pressure, even with two showers going at the same time, and a third immediately after those two. The deck was perfect for eating outside, and the view of the lake was excellent. A Piggly Wiggly was only 10 minutes away, and sold firewood (which we bought in piles) to use in the just-right sized firepit each night. The washer and dryer worked well,a dn allowed us to not only wash and dry the towels we'd used, but also all of our clothes before we'd left. It's nice to be able to unpack clean clothes right away. The location is excellent. We enjoyed walking up and down the beach, and the nearby bike path was one of the best we've seen.
I have only two critiques, and they are more gripes than complaints. First, the gas grill is past its prime and needs to be replaced entirely. Second, the wi-fi needs to be a little more robust, and could use some more range. These are gripes, not show-stoppers, and honestly would not prevent me from renting the house again. This is a real gem , and we were grateful to have been able to stay there.