"We had an amazing week in Elk Lake! We came here with 2 families, and 4 kids, ranging in age from 11 to 9months. All were very entertained and enjoyed the lake. The weather was great! Most days were sunny and 75 degrees, which felt much warmer. The lake was a little chilly for the baby, but the older kids loved it! The yard is great, with a nice grassy area, along with the beach.
The lake: there were some small rocks and larger stones at the entry to the water, but a few steps in was sandy and clear. We had a few mornings that multitudes of fish fly (or some type of insect) carcasses had floated into shore, but we skimmed them off with a net and all was good. We also found quite a few small Petoskey stones in the shallow water. The kids loved this!
The yard: nice, soft, green grass. The only downfall of the yard was the goose poop. We scooped it up the first day and that lasted until later in the week. We scooped again on Thursday and had no more problems. The covered area under the walkout level was great for shade. Also, there is a picnic table under there.
There was a whole bin of rafts and beach toys, as well as 2 kayaks and a paddle boat that the kids spent hours paddling around in. The fire pit was great for the cooler evening weather.
The house: fantastic, well-equipped, clean, open, and spacious.
You walk in the front door to a wide open living space. To your left is the wide open kitchen. Plenty of dishes, utensils, and counter space. The cabinets were even left stocked with prior renters leftovers, which is nice to have. (Spices, sugar, flour, pancake mix, unopened pasta, etc). The refrigerator was big and newer.
To the right of the entry was a laundry room, which leads into a bath, which leads into a bedroom. On the other side of the split floor plan was the master bed/bath. The closet was great. It was so big that we plugged in a nite light and set up babys pack n play like a small nursery.
Down the stairs to the walkout is another split floor plan. A bedroom in each side, one with 2 twins and a trundle. The other with a queen/twin bunk. It is very cool in the walkout level, but there were plenty of blankets.
All 4 bedrooms have lake views with sliders to the deck/patio.
Grocery shopping: we bought food for the week at the Village Market which has everything you will need.
We definately enjoyed our week and plan to book again for next summer!
Thank you for sharing your wonderful lake house with our family!"
Date of Stay: June 2015
Review Submitted: July 4, 2015