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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
"Sitting in the large screened porch, up on the bluff, high in the tall trees on both sides with the stunning expanse of Lake Michigan and big sky directly in front of you - it's perfect! The lake can change daily from peaceful ripples lapping the shore to wild roaring whitecaps, and everything in between. Who needs TV when you can watch this show! Waking up each morning in the alcove bed with that view in front of me, always a pleasure to see and hear what Mother Nature has to offer that day. Even if it rains you can still enjoy watching Lake Michigan from the covered porch. The beach is very private and great for long walks or just plain sitting still. The southeastern shore of Lake Michigan offers up some of the best sunsets ever. Whether you're seeking solitude and communion with nature, or prefer an active vacation with family and friends, this location has it all. The towns up and down this part of the Lake Michigan shore, known collectively as Harbor Country, have something for everyone. Visit harborcountry.org online for lots of helpful information. There are a variety of good local restaurants - no carbon copy franchises! The Playhouse kitchen, though, is very well equipped for creating any meal. Nearby towns offer excellent food shopping if you want to eat in or picnic on the beach. Experience a local wine tasting just a few minutes drive away. Some of Michigan's wines are surprisingly good. There is a lovely tennis court on the Playhouse property shared by neighboring houses. Bring or rent water sport equipment and your bicycles. Go hiking in nearby state/local parks. Even if you feel the need to stay connected to cyberspace, the Playhouse has wifi so you can research all that there is to do in Harbor Country. The Playhouse is a great space meant for fun and relaxation, ease and comfort - very comfy beds, plenty of pillows and extra blankets/quilts if it gets chilly at night. Plus there's that beautiful stone fireplace! All was very clean and ready for my arrival, especially the kitchen and bathrooms. The owner responds quickly to any questions or concerns and clearly cares about this amazing vacation property. I've been visiting this area for many years and am so glad I discovered the Playhouse. I'll be back for sure."
Guest: Susan R.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 6, 2015
"Rented for a 40th birthday/girls' weekend, Cedar Lodge turned out to be perfect. Easy to locate and a quick trip from Chicago. The rustic interior decoration, fireplace and outdoor fire pit made for a cozy fall weekend. The bedrooms, bathrooms and dining area were just right for six adults. We spent very little time away from the house and found the provided kitchen appliances and utensils met our needs for cooking lovely meals. A wonderful time was had by all!"
Guest: Erin F.Date of Stay: November 2015Review Submitted: November 16, 2015
"This was our first time at Rose Hill Cottage, though we had been coming to the Union Pier Area for many years. The cottage is very comfortably furnished, impeccably clean and more spacious than the pictures indicate. Our six-person family had plenty of space and privacy. For us the very well equipped kitchen was also a big draw -- we cooked, baked and barbecued every night. The area is quiet and beautiful -- the beach is close enough to hear the surf at night. We are definitely coming back!"
Guest: dsDate of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 22, 2015
"Our group of 11 stayed at Orchard Beach Farmhouse for a writers' retreat and it was perfect. The living space is huge with enough seating for everyone, plus there were several other little nooks inside and out where groups could split off for quiet time or for smaller conversations. We loved all of the fabulous decorations, and I'd like to get my own bowling alley counter tops :). The house was close to activities for those of us who wanted to go wine tasting, horseback riding, or walk to the beach. And we enjoyed the outdoor space to view the lunar eclipse/supermoon (if only it hadn't been so cloudy!). Thanks for a lovely place to stay!"
Guest: Erin B.Date of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: September 30, 2015