Wonderful Lake Michigan Beach House
Submitted: August 22, 2012
Stayed: August 2012
Wow, what a gorgeous house and a wonderful Lake Michigan Beach!
We decided to start our family tradition, now that our kids are all moved out of state and are having families of their own, to get together for 1 week a year and just be a family. I really don't know if we could have picked a nicer place with perfect amenities. Each family unit had their own bedroom and nobody had to trip over anyone else. I can’t stress enough how big this place is!
The kitchen was extremely well done and we didn’t take very long stocking it with what we brought. The dishes and silverware and glasses are all 1st rate. The pots/pans/coffee maker/toaster, etc., worked perfectly and were of a good quality to use. Even the kitchen knives were good and sharp.
We spent each day on the beach (yes, the 75 stairs could be an issue, but good planning went a long way) and each evening gathered around the dining table and the screened-in room, with some nights watching the Olympics on TV (very nice having a satellite feed for TV viewing). We spent 1 rainy day up at the sand dunes, buzzing around in rental dune buggies, and another rainy day at the golf course nearby. (There is also a great indoor water park at that resort).
One minor complaint would be what some refer to as the fruit flies (I believe they were just gnats), but anyway, they manage to get in through the screens and are a small annoyance, but some homemade remedies took care of them. One bit of advice is to keep the kitchen windows closed.
We also found the beds a bit small, since the bedrooms were so huge it would have been nice to sleep in a king-size bed, however, the linens were well cared for and clean and the beds were comfortable.
The owners were extremely attentive, giving us a heads up that a plumber was coming on one day, and checking on us on some of the other days. They always answered their phone for questions. The owners have created this wonderful place with well-thought out furniture, artwork, books, games, etc., and stocked it with all of the necessary tools in order for you to have an extremely relaxing vacation.
We are even now trying to coordinate our schedules for next year, as I don’t know that we want to ever go anywhere else.
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