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Great Island Getaway; Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall

  • 3 BR,
  • 1 BA,
  • Sleeps 6
11 Reviews

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Great Island Getaway; Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p60402vb
-(248) 875-5880
Beaver Island Northern Michigan
Michigan/Germany
5

Heavenly Haven

  • 5 of 5
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!
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Great Island Getaway; Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p60402vb
-(248) 875-5880
Beaver Island Northern Michigan
Howell, Michigan
5

Beautiful Escape!

  • 5 of 5
My family and I (6 adults + a toddler) just arrived home from a week on Beaver Island @ Summertime. This was our first time on the Island and I have to say it exceeded our every expectation.

The first thing all of us noticed after getting off of the ferry was how friendly everyone on the island was. We got a wave or a smile from every single person we passed, it was wonderful!

The cottage is about a 10-15 minute drive from the ferry dock downtown; which was perfect for us. We arrived at the cottage and the first thing we all noticed was the absolutely spectacular view of Lake Michigan from the main living room windows.

There is a beautiful deck off the back of the house (overlooking the lake) that was a very pleasant surprise as well, it's Trex, I believe, and it is large! There is an outdoor eating table, a newer gas grill as well as a charcoal grill that we used almost every night (and loved)! We spent a ton of nights out there (and at the bonfire pit) jabbering away, watching the moon rise up over the lake.

Like other reviews before mine, the beach is really nice as well. We took some very long walks, barefoot and never ran across areas that were difficult to walk on. The water is shallow for a long way out, and on sunny days, it almost seemed like looking out on the Caribbean.

One of the neighbors chatted with us a bit while they walked by on the beach and told us to check out the 2nd largest Birch tree in Michigan (which we had no idea was on the island). It was kind of a fun little side adventure we took ;).

Anyway, we had a wonderful wonderful time on Beaver Island and will definitely rent this cottage out again. It was perfect!

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