Casa Loma has a fantastic location, but the house has significant deferred maintenance and safety issues. We made a list of these issues and gave it to management at checkout, but the owner wasn't even interested enough to turn around and talk to us. We note now that similar issues were reported by other reviewers as far back as 2018.
The house has a wrap-around deck. Many screws have popped up as much as an inch above the deck boards. Even though we tightened them repeatedly, the joists are so rotten that the screws have nothing to bite into, so they just popped up again a few hours later. Some of the deck boards bent nearly a half inch when stepped on - we tried to step only directly above a joist. The hot tub has leaked and rotted the boards around it - the joists have separated from the beams, and some of the boards have warped into "S" curves. The 4x4s holding up the hot tub are simply sitting on cinder blocks that aren't even level. None of our party felt safe getting into the hot tub, for fear it would collapse. The outside stairs are *seriously* in need of repair - the boards are split and rotted, and there are holes in the house next to the steps. We do not believe the deck and stairs would pass an inspection. The soffit and fascia are literally falling off the house on the east side (right above the deck). Inside the house, there is a hole in the master bedroom wall. The owner's response from similar previous comments was that they were booked solid and couldn't find time to repair the deck. For three years??
Smaller issues - which could all be easily fixed but weren't: The shade on the east master bedroom window should have been replaced years ago - it doesn't work, the tie-back won't stay in the wall, and it's a broken mess. The coffee pot didn't work, the dishwasher was too dirty to use, the base of one of the lamps was shattered. We found something that looked like droppings on a kitchen shelf. Lamps were missing light bulbs, which we replaced. The deck furniture is torn. There is nowhere to hang coats or wet clothes. And WHITE CARPET in a house for anglers????
Don't even think of bringing little kids here - the railings on the inside stairs aren't up to modern code and they have open risers. There is poison ivy along the walkway to the lake. The bunk bed had no way to get to the upper bunk and the railing was loose.