Our family of 10, ranging from 1 to 50 in age enjoyed the cozy eclectic atmosphere of this southern, MI, "5 minute walk from the great lake" cottage. The weekend stay was just right for us this time with sunny September skies and 2 beautiful sunsets, even after a late afternoon shower. Shops, eateries and other local attractions looked inviting but we ran out of time---just enjoying the comfort of the cabin and the fresh beauty of Lake Michigan.
A welcome basket from owner Rickie brought a personal touch with local goodness! Thanks Rickie for the Apple Pie Bread and fresh Coffee Beans--(plus the toaster and coffee bean grinder; making "fresh" even fresher and "yummy even "yummier"!
We loved the fall décor, burning candles on the porch and table, vintage bikes-cute for our young lovers, the "just right" slammin' screen doors. the fire pit with the awesome grate and...more! We even helped ourselves to a pot of mint tea from along the sidewalk! The front screened in porch made for lovely sitting! Amazed at the space (fun big closets) yet the closeness it offers we would recommend the Blue Cottage to families like ours!
The photos we enjoyed online when looking for a place to vacation became the places we walked through, sat at and nestled into, for the night! Thank You for your accuracy in presenting The Blue Cottage!
A few small details-we didn't find the yellow garbage bags mentioned for recyclables. Hopefully our trash separation was helpful to the garbage pick-up service. Was there a pitcher in the kitchen for beverages? The pretty one with the beautiful arrangement was all I could find-(didn't want to disturb the added "touch"). The can opener wasn't functioning properly for us, may need a replacement:).
Other wise, very well-stocked we were thankful for the beach towels, games and even the bathroom scales upstairs!
Thank You for trusting us with your cottage; filled with all things livable! Blessings to you and your guests to come...who knows, it may just be us again at some point:)!
Sincerely--Doreen Mast for Donny and the kids too