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"We just returned from a weekend staying at this lovely rental. This beach property is right on the beach and photos here do not do it justice. This rental is part of a cluster of rentals (studio, 1 bdm, 2 bdm, 3 bdm, and 4 bdm (which is up on a higher dune)). One of the nights we had a beach camp fire with other rentals of their properties, had great conversations with new friends, and made s'mores for the kids. Also, the sunsets were beautiful.
First, the beach. You are right on the beach. You walk down a few steps to the beach - which is private. The beach area in front of house and the surrounding houses is private for the community. It wasn't that crowded and the sand is clean.
Second, property amenities. The owners to have 2 kayaks you can use, as well as some chairs and umbrellas. I would bring my own beach chairs and umbrellas - which we did. If you have kids, they do have sand toys to use, but you share with their other rentals.
Third, the rental. The rental we stayed in is very bright, clean and airy. There is A/C in case you are there when it is very warm and humid. It sleeps five. They had all the utensils needed to cook. Besides bringing your bathing suits and food for cooking (and paper towel), you are set for the beach life. We woke up in the morning and had coffee on our private sand dune overlooking lake michigan. Since we are early risers the beach was empty except for those getting their morning walks. Because we made some great friends with the other rentals we were able to see the other rentals. Be advised that the rentals are two houses that were divided into rental units. All have their own private entrances and private decks/sitting areas attached to their rental. But unless you want to be friendly you really wouldn't know there were other people on this property. The beach is big and private enough that you don't have to share space.
The Dunes. Yes you park up on top of the dunes and do have approx 50 stairs to walk down. The reason for this is that the house is on the beach and there is no way to get to the house except to come down the dune. As much as I dreaded this trip back up, I packed so that I used many handled bags to carry food and such to make is easier to come down in one trip. You are able to walk down to the Indiana Dunes State Park (5 minute walk) and have access to their trails and dunes.
We plan on booking a fall weekend at this place for a quick weekend getaway."
Guest: Judy H.Date of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: August 25, 2014
"The house was very clean and nice. Great communication with owner
The best part was the campfire on the beach Also the tub in master bath was huge.
The only things we said were missing but not deal breakers was a hot tub on deck and a grill across the street at lakeside lot. Believe there use to be one there the path to the lake was a little overgrown
We went to wineries which were really close, ate lunch at Tabor Hill it was great. Do not want to miss Brentwood Tavern in New Buffalo food and service wonderful and rooftop deck to wait for a table is beautiful.
Would stay there again"
Guest: Cheri H.Date of Stay: September 2014Review Submitted: October 16, 2014
"We had a girls weekend at the Pineapple Retreat and had the best time. The house is in a perfect location and so close to the beach. The community is absolutely adorable as well. We did the winery tours and were in great location to that. There was a small hiccup in checking in, but the owners were very accommodating and sincere. The owners respond quickly and will help with any recommendations.
Even though we did a girls weekend, this house is perfect for families as well. The house is set up in a great way with plenty of beds to sleep. Loved the back patio area and grill! All the linens and kitchen utensils are provided. They have many spices and condiments available for use.
I would recommend this to any of my friends and family. Great location, great house, great owners. Thank you for everything!"
Guest: AshleyDate of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: August 18, 2014
"Just spent a week on the island with 7 family members and had a great time. Pictures do not do this place justice. We had a wonderful relaxing vacation. Hal and his wife were very helpful and will bend over backwards to help you out. Weather was good and so was the fishing. Thanks for a wonderful vacation."
Guest: Chicago groupDate of Stay: June 2014Review Submitted: June 29, 2014