"This property is dated, but in very very good shape. One of the cleanest places I have ever stayed. Very well taken care of. Very clean linnens/towels/property/outdoors. Beautiful waterfront property, clean water (*see parasite disclaimer) nice paddle boat, quiet, unplugged, relaxing.
Cons/suggestions: fix electrical issues, warn people about the water parasite prior to booking, neighbours need to keep their massive (not so nice) dogs on their own property. Wifi needed, cable needed, mat to prevent slipping in bathtub.
Pros: price for waterfront, sunsets, clean, lots of activities, convient location, very stocked kitchen, lots of extra amentities (paper products, soaps, extra blankets ect) nice small room off large bed room for people with babies, private and tree'd lot. Nighttime star watching was simply amazing, wood for bonfire, tones of patio chairs/tables (clean and in great shape) quiet neighbourhood. Excellent customer service with rental property owners communication.
Ideal for older couples, dock swimming only, low maintence people who dont require electronics/internet or blowdryers. People without small children. I would stay here again if I didnt have small children.
beach/waterfront - beautiful brand new dock/ladder into the water. Slightly rocky bottom... Smooth rock mostly. Watershoes would be recomended. No seaweed. Crystal clear water all the way to the middle of the lake.
*****disclaimer, this cottage is not ideal for people who want to sit by the water/children play in the water. There is a parasite in the water/rocky area called swimmers itch. ****
Bugs - didnt even need bug spray! No annoying bugs here! Very very nice to not deal with stable/black flies or mosquitos all week! A few ants in the bathroom, house flys. Spiders/spider webs were not seen the entire vacation. Property was bug free inside and out.
Electrical issues - most annoying part of the week. 90% of the plugs in the house dont work. Hairdryers/hair straighteners dont work in any outlet. Plugged my $300 professional blow dryer in, FRIED it instantly (Ive used it all over the world, no issues) Do NOT plug in any expensive electrical devices. so prepare to air dry your hair. Most of the plugs are installed upside down for some reason.
Entertainment recommend: sleeping bear dunes scenic drive (45 mins away), splash pad/beach downtown, traverse city, fishing at stocked pond 10 minutes down street, paddle boat was awesome, front street shops."
Guest: Kristi S.
Date of Stay: July 2015
Review Submitted: July 21, 2015