"Our family - grandma, grandpa, son & granddaughter - rented this cottage for a week, and we were totally impressed by its warmth and luxurious accommodations. Although it's listed as a 2 bedroom, there are 2 queen bedrooms and a loft with 2 twin beds, as well as a little room with a queen sofa bed. Some of the bedding could use an upgrade, as the comforters and duvets are pretty heavy for summer weather. We brought along some blankets that worked better for us. No A/C is NOT an issue...there's box fans there, and it is pretty cool in the evenings and mornings. I loved having a washer & dryer there, as well as a dishwasher...not everything works on a paper plate, and no one wants to pack tons of clothes. (except my son, who packed a ton but still forgot all of his shirts.) Wear, wash, repeat. Looking out across the yard to the lake, and watching the moon rise over the lake is a spectacle not to be missed. Like my son said, Kid Rock got it right, summers in northern Michigan are what we Michiganders live for. We made the trips to the Cherry Festival, Moomers for ice cream, to the air show, and for a canoe trip down the Platte River. The rest of the time, we relaxed with a bonfire and smores in the front yard, took out the canoe and our own inflatable fishing boat, and even sat around the fireplace in the mornings with coffee. This place makes you relax in spite of yourself - even if you do still turn on the tv and watch the Tigers ballgames like we did. There's a couple of bookcases to choose from. I brought one with me, finished it while there, and left it for the rest of you. Trust me, you'll love it."
Guest: Nikki S.
Date of Stay: June 2015
Review Submitted: July 10, 2015