A quiet, peaceful hideaway
We rented this cottage for a lovely week in late July, early August 2012 for a family vacation. It is brand new, well equipped, and we found it very comfortable for 5 adults. Its best features are its' location - only a few hours from Grand Rapids but a world away in terms of seclusion on the quietest part of Hamlin lake just north of Luddington - and its' light and airy design.
We spent the days hiking and biking at Luddington State Park (an amazing place) and in Nordhouse Dunes wilderness area just a few miles down the road. Sleeping Bear Dunes national lake shore and Manistee provided additional diversion. We spent early mornings and evenings on the front porch overlooking the lake (swans, ducks, and the occasional water skier), boated across the lake to a great restaurant for supper, and kayaked deep into the mouth of the Big Sable river. In the evenings we lingered over supper to talk, then, when it got dark, gathered round a video screen to watch back episodes of Donton Abbey.
Some may find the absence of cable and high speed internet a disadvantage. We found it good to be away from it for a week. There is no air conditioning (there is heat) but the house is well situated and designed for fresh air flow and plenty of light.
In short, this is a place to relax, slow down, enjoy nature, and pay attention to the folks you are with.
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: Central air will be installed for Summer of 2013.
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