Submitted: September 21, 2012
Stayed: August 2012
Our family rented the home in August. The photos provided here do not do the property justice. Being on elevated land, the view of the water looking down makes the water seem somehow larger. Very nice. The sunsets were awesome. We were there at the right time to see the Perseid meteors at night. The skies were perfect and dark for star-viewing. I regretted not bringing a telescope up.
Certainly, there are a lot of stairs to get down to the beach and water, but we were all able to handle those. Even my energetic 4.5 yo girl tired on the way up. You do want to pace yourself. But, the guys took 2 mile jogs each morning and enjoyed the stress of tacking on a stair-descent and climb at the end of each jog.
The beach is fantastic to walk up and down and look for stones and watch sunsets. It's not a great swimming beach, due to all the medium sized, smooth, slippery rocks lining the bottom. The water is cold. If you walk out a ways, you'll reach some sand. We did take one long, body-healing swim there one day, but most of us did not return for swimming in that water after that. However, Petoskey State Park is not far away and has a great swimming experience, if you need that. That was fantastic.
There was plenty of room for the 11 of us. We brought an extra TV up, though we really didn't watch much while there. We had bonfires almost every night. It's very nice lounging outside at any time of day.
We played some tennis in Harbor Springs and walked around there and in Petoskey. If you stay here, you MUST visit Cross Village and eat at the Legg's Inn. Whether or not you like Polish food, it's just great food. I'm still thinking of the meal we had there. Everyone wanted to try everyone's else's food, and it was all good.
The homeowner was very nice and helpful before, during and after the stay.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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