Our family thoroughly enjoyed our week stay at this wonderful home.
It was not only filled with charming nostalgia, it was also completely updated to provide us with all of our technology needs. TV in every room, WIFI, you name it.
Only six of us stayed in the house this time, but there was plenty of room for more people. There were also many places we could go to get away from others: two porches, dining area, living area, and the back yard. The front porch was charmingly reminiscent of our favorite grandmother’s porch. After a day we had all developed our own unique routines, and no cars were necessary. Each day my husband walked to the convenience store to pick up the newspaper. He found an adorable inexpensive gym to fill his workout needs. I on the other hand found I could walk to Mass each morning along Bridge Street that was lined with petunias that were watered daily and also walk to the supermarket after Mass. There are many different churches within walking distance.
One cousin spent most days at the beach (she walked there), others walked to shops, and the marina. The neighbors were friendly and it is truly one of the loveliest towns I’ve ever been to. I live in California and thought nothing could compare to the towns we have here, but I was wrong. We also rented bicycles and rode around the town. Of the many wonderful restaurants my favorite was Scovies Gourmet where we would pick up a sandwich to take home or have a light supper. One night they served the stuffed pepper soup, the best soup we’ve ever had.
This trip we rented two homes as we expected a large number of people (there were only 13 of us this time), and this one was the best of the two.
One night several of us took a catamaran out to view the sunset, and other nights we would simply walk to the beach to see the beautiful sunsets. My husband and I fulfilled our Friday afternoon movie ritual by walking to the charming little movie theater where we had some of the best popcorn ever.
If we ever have the opportunity to stay in Charlevoix again, we will definitely stay in this lovely home.
Donna Doran, San Jose, California