Great Family Reunion Vacation Cottage
My mother booked out Breezy Lane for a small family reunion gathering last summer and we had such a blast! You drive out from Chicago about an hour and half and finally hit those wonderful back highways along the water coming to the top of the hill on Lakeshore Road and you see the Breezy Lane sign. You pull down into a long drive way that can fit 5 to 6 cars and you come to a large cottage. We had about 4 families totally 10 or 11 people with us (my parents, my sisters family, me and my girl friend, and two of my sisters friends) and it was a total blast. Even with the large amount of people we thought that the cottage offered enough space for all of us to both get our alone time and have all the family time we wanted. All of the bed rooms had really nice themes and there was plenty y of colorful plates for our large family feasts outside cooked on the gas grill. We went down to a farmers market and got fresh Michigan corn and cherries which were so flavorful. And at night we would all relax in the screened in gazebo in the backyard.
Most mornings we went down to the beach which is accessed via a small easement that descends into some professionally built steps to the water. During the week it almost felt like we were alone on the beach and the next family on the water was roughly 400 or 500 yards away. It was awesome. The weekends got a little more crowded but it was nice since all the families were of similar age and my sisters kids were able to play with these other families. After the kids got tired of the beach we would head back up the stairs and play with the hose in the backyard. The kids loved the amount of space to run around in the backyard which the adults sunned, read books, and gossiped in general. Also it was secluded in the back and we didn’t have to worry about anything.
My favorite experience has to be bike riding around the area. The area is full of small back roads lined with vineyards, soy bean fields, and corn fields. I took several long bike rides into neighboring towns like 3 Oaks and New Buffalo which offered a great break from the kids.
I would highly recommend BL and hope that my family books another family reunion there.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: Thanks for your detailed review. I am glad that Breezy Lane helped make your family reunion so successful.
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