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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

Recent Northwest reviews

  • If Only We Could Live at Thistle Dew!

    "My small family (2 humans and 2 dogs), went to Thistle Dew for a short midweek vacay and we LOVED it. Our favorite part was the beach of course, we walked and the dogs played in the water for hours then we sat in the little beach shelter an watched the sunset, there isn't anything better anywhere. The weather was perfect about 70 degrees and sunny, warm enough for swimming and cool enough for long walks. One day we went to the Manistee river for a nice hike on the North Country Trail, ten went down to the beach again. Thistle Dew is a charming house with a GREAT kitchen. I wish we had done more advanced planning so we could have had friends come with us. The house could easily fit 6 adults for long vacation and with the large kitchen and outside facilities a nice house party would be so much fun. However, the thing that sold us on Thistle Dew was how dog friendly it was. My dogs were completely at home and so excited to have so much new territory to explore, plus you know the whole 600' of Lake Michigan shoreline! Barb was so sweet and welcoming and Ace was darling, such a silly Golden boy! We are definitely planning a repeat visit next year."
    Guest: Carolyn K Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 26, 2014
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  • Great spot for nature lovers and their hyper dogs!

    "My husband and I (early 30’s) weren't sure as we pulled in (the treehouse is a guest house over the garage, with the owners living about 200 feet away). Was this the beginning of a horror movie? Turn out, our stay turned out to be absolutely wonderful. Tom and Kathy have the perfect personalities for making you feel comfortable and at home, and we couldn’t have had a better location for enjoying all at the Leelanau Peninsula has to offer. Other than this rental and rustic camping up at the state park, there really are no other lodging options in the area, and we got full access to incredible beaches and hiking trails with virtually NO crowds. We felt like staying at the treehouse was a unique take on deluxe camping – an awesome deck with bird watching and star gazing, but with the comfort of a fantastic king-size bed and a kitchen stocked with tin foil, olive oil, coffee, the works. Most importantly, this place is AMAZING if you have an energetic dog who loves to explore woods. With the gated deck and acres and acres of property, you couldn’t ask for a place to stay with a dog. We walked her (off-leash) around their property when she wasn’t already exhausted from hiking through sand dunes or cruising the downtowns of Northport and Sutton’s Bay, and it was ideal to say the least. (Usually getaways are a special treat for the humans, but this place is also a glorious vacation for a well-behaved dog with extra energy!) Bottom line: Diamond in the rough. This place is high-demand due to repeat visitors, so book early (like, 8-10 months in advance) and it’ll be worth your while. As long as you are prepared for semi-rustic (even change your own sheets afterwards in lieu of a cleaning fee if you want) and willing to sacrifice a little privacy in having Tom and Kathy and their Jack-Russell terrier close by, it really is a great gig. Nothing like it (or even close) in the area!"
    Guest: Robin & Alan & Gadget Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 28, 2014
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  • Wonderful stay!

    "We had a fantastic time while staying at the condo. It was more than we expected. We were there in the area for a family wedding and the surroundings were beautiful. The condo had everything we needed and more. Many comments were made on how nice the condo is. We would highly recommend this condo to anyone looking for a great place to stay in the area. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful condo."
    Guest: Gary & Sandy Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 15, 2014
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  • Family reunion

    "We enjoyed staying at the South Marina because it is close to downtown. The living room is huge for families with children. Beds were comfortable and the shower was good. We could see the lake from the front windows - a real bonus!"
    Guest: Betsy Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 4, 2014
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