We choose the Ludington Hideaway for an off-season getaway. The weather was mostly terrible, unfortunately, but our short stay was still enjoyable thanks to The Hideaway and proprietor Mike's welcoming attitude.
The Hideaway itself is a late 19th C. house but it has been updated nicely and is now an interesting mix of rustic and modern. The only limiting room for us was the small bathroom (with cast iron tub!) but we didn't have use of the upstairs where there is another bathroom for those renting the whole house. The kitchen, on the other hand, is spacious and modern with nice appliances. Most rooms are good sized including the bedrooms with plenty of closet space. The smallest bedroom is bigger than it looks in the picture also. It does take awhile though to figure out where all the light switches are located; I think that's why it's called The Hideaway ;-)
The central location, just a few blocks north of Ludington Ave., is great for access to everything. As another reviewer mentioned, The House of Flavors restaurant/ice cream parlour is particularly close which is great if you have kids (they will want to go there all the time). The Jamesport Brewing Co. is only a few blocks further south which is great for dads (who will want to go there all the time :) And beautiful Ludington State Park is only a 10 minute drive away.
A few additional pluses to this property: 1) the internet service is very good and easy to access. 2) the cable TV selection is pretty good too. Both are a big bonus when stuck indoors due to bad weather. 3) the parking right behind the house (lower unit only) off the alley is private and convenient which is especially helpful at arrival and departure time.
We had a very nice stay at The Hideaway and hope to visit again in the future.