Great for our six person family.
Submitted: January 11, 2011
Stayed: November 2010
We came to Michigan the week of Thanksgiving to go to the Michigan football game and spend Thanksgiving with family. We stayed one week and Jeff/Diane were very accommodating about shifting our week to start on Friday and offered a fair price for if we wanted to stay a few days longer. The contract was clear about our responsibilities (trash day, dishes clean when we left, etc.) and our deposit was returned promptly. Great and prompt owner communication. Overall, a great experience from the business end of things.
We had six people staying at the cottage - myself, my husband, two young children (elem school age), and my in-laws. With three bedrooms, there was plenty of room for everyone. All three bedrooms are upstairs. The children used the front bedroom with a double and a twin which had a big closet, dresser and plenty of room. We stayed in the middle bedroom that has a queen bed. There was an armoire for hanging things and ample room in the dresser. It was probably the smallest bedroom. The back master bedroom has a beautiful view of the lake and is the biggest room. There is a big hall closet with everything you might need: sheets, blankets, pillows, towels. Upstairs there is one full bathroom, although it's a big jet-type tub without a shower. Downstairs is another full bathroom, tub with shower. Plenty of hot water, good water pressure.
The downstairs was great. Plenty of room for everyone to hang out. TV had cable, and we had no trouble using the Wi-Fi with our laptops. Lots of books to borrow and board games to play. The cottage is only about 10-15 minutes from all the shopping and restaurants in Brighton. Freeway is about 5-10 minutes down the road. The kitchen had plenty of room for preparing meals, and the dining table easily sat six. Plenty of dishes, cups, pans, etc. There isn't a dishwasher, but I'll take the laundry room over a dishwasher any day! We did laundry halfway through the week, and everything worked fine. The neighborhood was nice and quiet, even with all the close neighbors. It's too bad it was too cold to enjoy the lake! We did enjoy the gas fireplace though! My children liked seeing the bunnies hop through the yard. Overall an excellent experience and we hope to come back next year!
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 4/7
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