A Great Family Bonding Experience
Submitted: September 15, 2011
Stayed: July 2011
The pictures do not do it justice. The chalet and the grounds are beautiful, spacious, and thoughtfully laid out. We came from Michigan as grandparents, parents, and children ranging in age from 2 months to 9 years old and were unsure how it would all work. Would the kids be safe? Was there enough for them to do? How deep and how accessible is the water? We were pleasantly surprised at what was available. There is a tall, beautiful staircase going to the second floor (two large bedrooms plus the loft upstairs, the master suite and a bedroom on the main floor). Both the staircase to the upstairs and the staircase to the basement had solid gates available at the top and bottom of the stairs. There was a great swing/play set outside and half the basement was equipped with children's toys, accessories (stroller, high chair, booster seat) and activities ranging from infant bouncy seats through the teen years.
The large deck across the front has several tables with chairs for outdoor eating and adirondack chairs across the grounds below the deck for relaxation. The lawn is huge. Beyond the lawn, the waterfront is tree-lined and rocky. The kids loved searching the seaweed for crabs and exploring the rocks as the water is initially quite shallow. We did have an adult supervising down by the water when the kids were there.
The master suite is large with a double sink, whirl pool tub, and dual shower. All the bedrooms were practically sound proof, and the carpets thick and soft. We were glad to know that the previously mentioned trash situation has been rectified by the placement of a large dumpster. The only thing that seemed puzzling was the beautiful state of the art kitchen that was missing small, relatively inexpensive things like a cutting board, metal cooking utensils (instead of flimsy plastic ones) and plastic mixing bowls. We bought and left a small cutting board, rubber spatulas, and extra dishtowels. We were glad to contribute to a place that provided us with such warm, life-long memories and we would do it again in a heartbeat.
Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 7/7
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