The BEST place to stay in York with your family!
My family has been vacationing in York since I can remember. Now that I have my own little family, I would not even consider another place to spend our vacation week in the summer. We have stayed at more expensive rentals right on the beach, but they do not compare to Lilac House. The location is perfect. We were worried it was too far from Harbor Beach, but we have found that we can drive and park right near the beach on the street for free, and not have to lug our stuff. It says one hour parking, but we never got a ticket.
Now, you would think being as close to the beach as possible would be the most ideal situation; we did too, until we came to Lilac House. We have two young children, and when we go to the beach, we go for the day anyway and bring a lot of stuff. Driving closer and parking has been perfect. It's even better than even a short walk there, because we can drive down and unload and load back up, right in the permit parking area. What makes this location WAY BETTER than being right on the beach, is being a few steps away from "Wobbly Bridge" and Fisherman's Walk! High tide is the time anyone with kids on vacation in York need to find something to do. "Wobbly Bridge" is free and it's delightful. Our kids were so excited to walk on the bridge. We saw crabs all along the damn, and collected really cool shells in the river. As we walked down "Fisherman's Walk," we saw a boat rental place, and realized how much fun it would be to rent a canoe, or kayaks and paddle around on the river! All of this is a short walk down the road from Lilac House. Literally, just a few houses down and you are there.
In addition to this, there is a playground in a closed-in back yard, with a sandbox, and swings. In the apartment, there is a whole closet full of toys, including a kitchen set, Barbies, a play tent, and Brio Trains. And, to my kids' awe and wonder, there are board games, like Candy Land, all kinds of popular picture books, and art supplies. My kids felt right at home. They love Julie, the homeowner, and want to visit with her instead of hanging out with us. She loves kids and they LOVE her.
And finally, the unbelievably kind owners have all the beach equipment and toys you could ever want, available for use. We didn't have to pack a single beach chair or umbrella. This is the first time our kids had "boogie boards" to use. They loved it. My husband and I had fun using them too.
I can not recommend Lilac House more!
Helpful votes: 3/3
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