4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 1 half bath. Sleeps 8 adults comfortably. MAXIMUM 10
About Tam Pursley
We live in Georgia, but have vacationed in Michigan for over forty years. We love the beautiful, clear summer days and the crisp, cool nights. For us there is no place that compares to Northern Michigan!
Tam Pursley purchased this House in 2007
Why Tam Pursley chose Mackinaw City
After vacationing in Northern Michigan for many years, we began searching for a home to buy. We looked in many areas and communities, for several summers, and didn't really even consider Mackinaw City, ... until we looked at this home, and it's location. It fit our needs wonderfully with the soft, sandy shore, clear shallow water, friendly neighbors, and the convenience to town with the feeling of being far removed. The home we purchased was a small ranch. We remodeled by opening up and extending where we could, and adding a second floor with spacious bedrooms and an airy deck. We were able to keep a portion of the original cabin, by utilizing the knotty pine living room as the separate den / tv room. The location and the open-plan home are perfect for our family vacations, golf trips, and girls outings.
What makes this House unique
We are located in a small bay, just around the point from the Mackinaw Bridge. The sheltered bay and shallow water make our beaches sandy, and help the water warm just a little more than the deeper, colder waters of Lake Michigan. The lake and our shoreline are different every day. We love the glass-like, still water often seen in the early morning, and we love the crashing waves and surf that a blustery day can bring. Being inside as a storm rolls in is a treat as well. But nothing beats the sunsets from our deck as a long day comes to an end.
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The lake and home were both amazing and we were blessed with great weather.
The photos don't do justice to the inside of the home. The fine details and ambience were appreciated. We enjoyed watching the freighters through the telescope and binoculars. Also the books were a nice surprise. Made reading night fun for the kiddos. Neighbors were nice as well. A good time had by all. I would highly recommend. Thank you for having us!! The McMahon clan.
We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay.
Great Location, very nice home, wonderful 4 days at Mackinaw
Our family 8 adults and 2 teens spend 4 wonderful days at this house located right on the shores of Lake Michigan. It is in a bay so the water was calm. We made good use of the 3 Kayaks and the fire pit on the beach. The sunsets were spectacular. The house is decorated beautifully, is very roomy and has every thing you will need for a fun time. It is just a short drive into Mackinaw City and the Ferry to the Island. Lots to do in the area. The guys got a day of golfing in and the ladies enjoyed the local shops. You will love this place and Tam is great to work with.
Thank you for the great review. So glad you enjoyed your stay!
Spoiled family stay
Without a doubt one of the nicest homes in this stretch of Lake Michigan. Perfect for our extended family wanting to connect and be together. Plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms but ample kitchen and get together space
Thrilled that our home worked so well for you! Thank you.
The house has an excellent layout that allowed a trip of four couples to enjoy their own space while gathering in the large kitchen, sitting area and tv room. The outdoor decks (two levels) provided for excellent views of the lake and gorgeous sunsets. We enjoyed many nights around the fire on the beach.
The location is close to many restaurants in Mackinaw City if you don't feel like cooking, but the kitchen is fully equipped.
Very happy to hear the house worked well for you. Thank you for the feedback.
The house was very comfortable and very roomy! We were able to enjoy the water, which was very clear! At night we had camp fires on the beach and the nice breeze off the lake made the evenings very enjoyable. The house had everything you would need plus more and the pictures really didn't show just how nice it really is. The beds were comfortable, the location is wonderful and we really enjoyed the living room off to the side for TV to watch Phelps win more Gold! Everyone there loved the home and I would go back!
Thank you for your review of our home. We are always thrilled when guests enjoy it as much as we do! We hope you'll return when you come back to the area.
PERFECT for our family!
We had a mixture of adults (5) and small children (5). This house suited our needs perfectly. The beach and water were far enough away for safety, but close enough for convenience. Plus, the water was waist deep (to an adult) for a very long ways. The kayaks were a great treat too! The flat yard close to the house was a bonus for kicking the balls around or playing a game of tag. The adults enjoyed the balcony, porch, and picnic table while the kids ran around. The sunsets were also AMAZING, a great way to end a perfect day. If your family enjoys cooking like mine, this kitchen was PERFECT! Great stove and big refrigerator. The open layout was great for family conversations and the "TV room" was a cozy place to cuddle up and watch a movie. During our vacation, we were able to visit Mackinaw Island, Tahquemenon falls, Fort Michilimackinac, and Sault Ste Marie. HIGHLY recommend this house!!
It sounds like you made the most of your stay. ☀️ We appreciate knowing what guests enjoyed and what area attractions they took in. Thank you so much for sharing your experience at our home.
Northern Michigan at it's best! Located on the Straights of Mackinac, three miles south of the Mackinac Bridge which separates lower Michigan from the Upper Peninsula. A twenty minute ferry ride from Mackinaw City takes you to historic Mackinac Island, home of the The Grand Hotel. Other area attractions include Wilderness State Park, and beautiful lakeside towns including Harbor Springs, Petosky, Charlevoix, St. Ignace and others. There are beautiful golf courses and gardens as well as popular tourist attractions nearby. See fabulous sunsets while relaxing on the deck. Take amazing silhouette photographs as the sun sets on beautiful Lake Michigan right outside the door of this spacious lake house.
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