This was a great place for 2 families with a lot of kids. We had 4 adults and 7 children. We really were only there in the morning and evening. It was a nice location to easily visit many areas (Mackinaw City, Mackinac Island, etc., Ste. St. Marie). This was 5 stars for us and here is why:
THE WALKOUT BASEMENT - otherwise known as the kid cave. Six children made themselves at home down there. There was a king size bed and queen pull out sofa, love seat, tv and half bath.
KITCHEN - Fully stocked with just about every appliance/cooking utensil you could need. We did have to buy a bottle of dish soap as they were out, but everything else was there. There was no food obviously, but there were many staples such as salt, pepper, seasonings, etc.
WASHER/DRYER - 7 children, enough said :-)
GRILL and FIRE PIT - The patio had a huge table and lovely view. The kids enjoyed evening s'mores.
THE OWNERS - Joe was fantastic to work with and very accommodating! They promptly refunded our security deposit when our stay was over.
If you decide this rental is for you, here are a few things to know:
- This home is the only rental in a quiet neighborhood. If you have a rowdy bunch, this may not be for you.
- The home was clean and things in working order, but it is a bit of a time capsule.
-There is no air conditioning. This was not a problem for us. We opened the windows and had a nice cool breeze. There were plenty of fans available (we did not need to use these).
- If you have very small children be aware that the property goes right up to the river with no barrier or fence. This was not a problem for us. We had a 2 year old with us and just kept a close eye out. It is also not a good place to swim as the current is strong.
Overall, this place suited our needs!!