Great location for activities up north
Submitted: July 23, 2010
Stayed: June 2010
Working to set up the rental with Randy went very smoothly. He was right on top of any questions I had before we arrived. Once we departed I received my deposit money back very promptly. The pictures are accurate except I would say of the deck. We rented in June and to me it looked like everything had sat out all winter and had not been touched since the snow melted so the deck could have used a GOOD cleaning along with all the furniture. Everything in the house worked like it should and having 2 bathrooms is wonderful with a family. The lake level looks like it went down significantly compared to a picture Randy had sent me which was a surprise but it didn't hinder the use of our kayaks while there. Since the house is nestled in alot of trees be prepared for LOTS of daddy long-leg spiders! We could have lived without those! I would also recommend bringing your own pillows since the ones there are very lumpy or flat. Fans are supplied in all the bedrooms which was great for sleeping. We basically used this house as a "home base" for our activities up north which included: visiting Mackinac Island, kayaking down the Sturgeon River, biking, visiting Torch Lake (everyone should see that lake...its breathtaking!) and visiting Historic Mill Creek in Mackinaw City. Oh, something else to keep in mind....since the guests are responsible for cleaning before departure if they want their full deposit back, you may find that everyone has a different definition of what clean is. I claim to be a "clean freak" so it wasn't as clean as I would have liked. (mostly the floors, fridge, and windows) Just something to be aware of...for some its not a problem I'm sure. Also, there is no cell service and no phone in the cabin which is a bit frusterating. (no ordering take out) Hope this review helps people make an informed decision!
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 8/8
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