Great cottage! Great location!
We discovered the cottage on the homeaway site when looking for lodging for a long weekend of kayaking. The location was perfect – close to Wisner’s to rent our kayak and Newaygo State Park where the rest of our group was camping. This is an annual trip for us and while we love the outdoors, we’re a bit long in the tooth for camping outside. We prefer the amenities of an indoor bathroom and a warm, soft bed.
The cottage was perfect. Very clean and recently updated. The kitchen was very well stocked with anything you might need, including wine glasses, paper goods and anything you would need to prepare a meal. My husband loved the cable TV selection and I spent a lot of time in the sun room or the deck reading. The deck has a great view of the water. The bedroom was very roomy and comfortable and had lots of closet space. The bathroom was spacious and there were plenty of towels.
I found that the area around the cottage is great for running since there is a large “subdivision” of cottages behind the cottage. I could get up in the morning a get a nice, quiet run in without having to deal with much car traffic. We also took a few nice, long walks in the area around the cottage during our stay.
The cottage is also very close to a few good restaurants and an IGA. We had several great meals at the Rio Café which is very short walk from the cottage. Rio also had window service for ice cream cones and other ice cream treats.
We were a bit concerned about the fact that a bar/restaurant was directly across the street from the cottage, but it was not a problem at all. We were there during a busy weekend and every night it closed fairly early and all was quiet by 11 p.m.
The owner, Robert, was a sweetheart. He was very easy to work with and gave us great suggestions for activities in and around Newaygo. He does a great job keeping the cottage updated and clean. He was always easy to reach and provided several numbers for us to use if we needed to contact him during our stay.
I would recommend the cottage for a couple looking for quiet getaway (like us) or a family looking for an place to stay that is close to water sports, hiking and other outdoor activities The only thing would make the cottage more desirable for larger groups would be an additional bath or half-bath. All in all, this was one of our best rental experiences and when we come back to Newaygo to kayak again, we will definitely stay here.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
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