Have you ever gotten back from vacation and were so exhausted that you needed another vacation? Yeah, us too! But, not this time. Our recent vacation to Michigan led us to a little yellow cottage in the woods at Dollybrook Resort. Perfectly situated between South Haven and Saugatuck, we got to enjoy the best of both charming towns and come back to our home-away-from-home each night to the most quaint, yet state-of-the-art, vacation home ever.
My youngest son loved the great room, wifi, and stereo that also charged his iPhone. My oldest son got a kick out of the TV's feature that placed his cell phone screen on the big screen and taking his 'selfie' from the balcony of the master bedroom.
My husband enjoyed the property the most. He walked around the lake to discover many frogs and turtles and took advantage of the fire pit. Dollybrook's attention to detail in this regard was a-mazing! Each day they provided a stack of firewood along with matches and fire starter awaiting a campfire. It's surrounded by Adirondack chairs and picnic tables, but also two storage bins which included lawn chairs, horseshoes, and cornhole games! They thought of everything!
Although I loved downtown Saugatuck and also South Beach and the Ki-Haven Trail in South Haven, my favorite part of the vacation was our little yellow cottage! I honestly could live there full-time. It was fully stocked with everything you could need...just add food and family! The decor is architectural, yet vintage at the same time. Simply charming! They even had kid-friendly, silly-shaped ice cubes and a bag of ice waiting for us in the freezer! Bright sunshine fills all the rooms through beautiful windows along with a lovely view of the pool. We gladly took advantage of that as well and returned to hang our towels on an expandable clothesline inside our sun porch. Seriously, they thought of everything.
I must admit, at first I was concerned that the cottage didn't include a washer and dryer, but at the end of the vacation I was thankful for that. Who wants to spend their vacation doing laundry? Not me! Now the only thing I'm concerned about is you reading this review simply because this lovely cottage is likely to get booked up fast! Save a week for the Brown Family, Ali, because we are definitely coming back!