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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
"What an amazing time we had at Mangy Moose! The house was so warm and inviting! It had everything we needed and plenty of room for our group of 6 kids and 8-10 adults. It was nice not having to worry about the kids in the water either cause it stayed shallow way past the dock. The kids never complained once that they were bored (which is unheard of!!) We didn't even leave the house cause there was plenty to do to keep everyone not only entertained, but relaxed as well. The owner(s) was so sweet and a pleasure to rent from! I would HIGHLY reccomend this home for those with kids of any age! What great memories we created there!!"
Guest: NoelleDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 13, 2015
"My wife and I stayed at Grove House in September 2014, at summer's end. As we described the property to friends we could see they didn't quite understand -- a beautiful old farm house on 40 wooded acres, walking distance from Sleeping Bear Dunes, Lake Michigan, and the sleepy town of Empire. But it's exactly as the owner promised. No surprises; no disappointments; more beautiful than we could have imagined. Walking 40 acres of wooded hills and abandoned orchard with our overjoyed Lab; walking the path to Lake Michigan with the beach to ourselves. If you can live with one bathroom and seek rural lake shore privacy, this property will ruin you. We have no idea where else to go."
Guest: JerryDate of Stay: September 2014Review Submitted: December 19, 2014