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This private, beach front cottage is a slice of heaven!!
WOW!!! This cottage is literally right on the water with a nice private beach! No climbing flights of stairs or dunes to go between your cottage and the beach. We found this super convenient for our family of 5, including three boys ages 4, 7 and 9, because we didn't have to pack any bags to go to the beach -- we could come and go from the cottage all day long for food, drinks, bathroom, rest time, etc.
Though there is another cottage and house on this property, it still felt VERY private and secluded, especially since the view from the porches of this cottage are trees on both sides, and lake/beach in front.
This cottage came with EVERYTHING -- kayaks, life jackets, a fire pit, firewood, beach toys, beach chairs, a grill, washer/dryer, and even a hammock! And of course plates, silverware, coffee pots, bath towels, cleaning supplies, etc.
The cottage has two floors, each with a kitchen and bathroom. We stayed here as a family of 5, but you could definitely do two families -- each on their own floor! The top floor has two bedrooms, and the bottom floor has one. ALL 5 of us decided to sleep on the bottom floor (parents in the bed, one boy on the couch and 2 boys in sleeping bags on the floor). We slept with the doors open (screen doors closed) and heard the waves gently crashing all night long.
The beach and water were very clean and enjoyable! There are stones along the water's edge, so you may want to bring water shoes. We enjoyed looking through the stones for sea glass and heart-shaped rocks. For the most part the water was very calm, we even put our beach chairs out in the water and enjoyed the gentle lapping of the tiny waves against out legs and feet.
The fire pit was amazing! We enjoyed a night of star gazing set to the backdrop of a crackling fire and crashing waves. It was INCREDIBLE!
We will definitely be coming back to stay at this cottage again in the future!!
The Property was outstanding. As advertised.
There was plenty of room for our family. The home was clean top to bottom. Everything was as advertised. The swimming and Kayaking was fantastic. The location is quite but, still near enough to Lexington to fill all needs. We loved our trips to Lexington to explore and eat. We highly recommend this location to all who want a truly great views and relaxing days. We spent the nights watching for meteor showers and just enjoying the sound of the waves.
There's no place like...
Just when we didn’t think this cottage could get any better, Sam and his crew proved us wrong! We have been renting this property every year since finding it in 2013 (as well as the 6600 sq ft house that also resides on this property, VRBO 450471). Every year we arrive to find new updates to the property. This year they put in new windows and a sliding glass door which made an already fabulous view of the lake even better. Furthermore, the new layout of the basement is phenomenal and is the perfect spot for someone that wants a little “alone time” from the rest of the crew.
Any closer and you'd be on a boat
Sam was very accommodating and had everything ready for us when we arrived. The view was unmatched, as the cottage is so close to the Lake. We really enjoyed our stay, and would definitely stay again. It was noticeable there were some improvements going on to the cottage, as there are some things that could be freshened up. That being said, it was a wonderful vacation, Sam was fantastic, and the view was the best in the "Thumb". Highly recommend this property, and assuming some renovations of some minor things, it would be the best property in Michigan!
beautiful lakeside retreat
We so enjoyed our time at this cottage--we made great meals in the well equipped kitchen, and there was so much room to read and relax. I enjoyed swimming from the lovely clean beach, as well as kayaking in the kayak that comes with the cottage. Great place for a group to stay or a little family like ours. Sam is also exceptionally friendly and professional to work with. We look forward to coming back and probably bringing more of our friends!
Clean, comfortable with awesome views and location
Great "cottage" just a few steps from the beach. Our family rented all three homes on the property and have an amazing vacation.