Summertime is the essence of "living easy." It is perfectly situated on the hillside for expansive views of the lake at day or moonlight, and for viewing the brilliant stars at night. The progressive levels of stairs to the lake allow for easy and safe access to the sandy beach below for both children and adults. Because our vacation dates coincided with the Supermoon and Perseid meteor shower, we had the glorious experience of watching both celestial events from this darkened stretch of earth! The sunrises were equally stunning.
The house is really perfect in every way for privacy, lake access, sleeping, and just relaxation. The hammock and deck were well used - as were the fire pit, lawn chairs and kayak. We read, we watched Planet Earth DVDs, we played games and laughed, we cooked and ate leisurely dinners, and we slept (as others have stated) to the sounds of the waves breaking shore. We walked, waded, swam, and watched water fowl and snakes, which we especially enjoyed after reading the narratives of a local resident’s snake stories.
The tennis courts in town were terrific (the backboard is solid and straight!), and the library was wonderful. It was (in every regard) a lovely, reinvigorating vacation, and can't imagine anyone not cherishing their time in this heavenly haven! Thank you, Kelly and Chris, for sharing your house and love for Beaver Island!