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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"I have several friends who get together every year or two since grad school. We are all around 40, some with kids, others single or recently married. We all stayed at this cottage and had a wonderful time. We have stayed in New York City, North Carolina's outer banks, Vermont, and two places further south on Lake Michigan (near Saugatuck.) However, everyone agreed that this place was the best we had ever rented!
We usually stay right on a big body of water, but it was really great to have a large in-land lake, as Lake Michigan was so cold this year. It is a short drive to multiple beaches (and of course the dunes!), but this summer it was too cold to swim in Lake Michigan. So, having the sandy bottomed inland lake was great. We also took advantage of the kayaks, paddle-board and sunfish, along with the indoor games of pool, ping-pong & Foosball.
The house was in immaculate condition. Many of my friends commented that they thought that the house was too nice to rent out! There are beautiful hardwood floors, nice furniture, actual artwork, and a large custom kitchen that was well stocked with everything needed to cook large meals.
Overall, we had a wonderful time and we would definitely rent this cottage again."
Guest: David W.Date of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: August 27, 2014
"We had a wonderful stay in the upstairs and downstairs units. The units were clean and VERY well stocked. We had our family of 5 (three teenage children) plus both sets of grandparents and brother in law. We had PLENTY of room for sleeping and relaxing. We have used VRBO units many times (Hawaii, Minnesota, Washington DC, etc.) -- I would say the main upstairs unit had the BEST assortment of cookware/dishes I have ever experienced. We have food allergies and some picky eaters so we usually prepare 95% of our meals at the condos where we stay - I was very pleasantly surprised by the cookware. Nothing crazy fancy, but just a very nice assortment of different cooking pieces and all in good shape.
Enjoyed working with the owners:
We had a small issue the first night we arrived - I sent an email to the owners and had a personal phone call within two hours to help solve the problem. (Turned out the problem was us, not the unit in any way.) I would highly recommend these units."
Guest: JoannaDate of Stay: December 2014Review Submitted: January 24, 2015
"Our group of 10 (5 couples) spent the weekend skiing and celebrating a 50th birthday. Idlewood was the perfect spot and accommodated us in every way. We initially had plans to venture out at night, but decided to stay in as the home really allowed us to relax and enjoy each other's company. The skiing was great - truly ski in/out. The kitchen was great. The fireplace was great. The owner of the home was quickly responsive to all my questions beforehand, and a pleasure to work with. This is a highly recommended destination and we look forward to returning."
Guest: Paul C.Date of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: February 1, 2015
"Four generations of ladies came for a week's vacation. Grandma, Mom, two sisters and a granddaughter. This house is amazing! Everything we could have asked for and so much more. My grandmother and mother both appreciated the ground floor bedrooms while my sister and I, along with my 8 year old daughter, slept like rocks in the beds upstairs. You can hear the waves crashing on the shore from the upper loft and each bed had it's own pillow pet and matching duvet and quilt. My daughter was in heaven after discovering the kids cupboard and the Wii. The kitchen was incredibly well stocked including sharp chefs knives (a rarity in the rental world!), a Keurig coffee maker and well maintained appliances. My sister and I used the outdoor shower every day rather than showering inside. The town is a quick jaunt down the road and if you want great baked goods, Barb's Bakery should not be missed. Tom's Market is well stocked and local wine is cheaper there than any place else we found. This house was a dream come true. We relaxed, laughed and just enjoyed spending time together. We can not recommend it enough."
Guest: MelissaDate of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: September 2, 2014