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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
"The two year wait is worth it! David and Kathryn have outdone themselves with the updates to this quaint, yet very spacious cottage (and bonus carriage house). You will be amazed when you see the work that was done in raising the house (literally) 4' to install a beautiful lower level. Our large extended family enjoyed the cottage where we gathered for family meals, played games indoors and outdoors, took in spectacular sunsets, fires by the beach, and stargazing. When we were not camped out at the house (easily done for an entire week), it offered the perfect jump off point for trips to Sleeping Bear Dunes, Traverse City, Platt River Canoeing, several of the local golf courses and a nice family dinner, ice cream and shopping in Manistee.
David was wonderful to work with, and provided excellent communication throughout the process. His attention to detail can be seen in the cottage updates, without spoiling its Lake Michigan charm. Thanks David and Kathryn for helping our family add some great memories to our Michigan vacation archives!"
Guest: Bill P.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 13, 2015
"The house was very clean and open. Having 4 bathrooms was awesome! We loved the complimentary chairlift rides and hayride. The shuttle was also a very nice service. Such a beautiful part of Michigan!"
Guest: HeatherDate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 18, 2015
"Our group of 10 (5 couples) spent the weekend skiing and celebrating a 50th birthday. Idlewood was the perfect spot and accommodated us in every way. We initially had plans to venture out at night, but decided to stay in as the home really allowed us to relax and enjoy each other's company. The skiing was great - truly ski in/out. The kitchen was great. The fireplace was great. The owner of the home was quickly responsive to all my questions beforehand, and a pleasure to work with. This is a highly recommended destination and we look forward to returning."
Guest: Paul C.Date of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: February 1, 2015
"We came from Georgia for a surprise visit to family in the area. Both my parents worked at the hospital in the late 60's early 70's so we got the best tour imaginable. What a neat location for a rental, beautiful buildings, beautiful water, and downtown shopping all so close!! We loved it! Thank you so much for allowing us to share your home."
Guest: Randy B.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: June 12, 2015