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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

Recent Lake Michigan Area reviews

  • Tranquil, serene, beautiful, quiet, private, easy.

    "Thistledew is a charm. First of all, it isn't often that you find a place that welcomes your four footed family members, and even has treats in a jar on the counter for them! Our two greyhounds had a lovely week, taking long walks on the beach, wading in the surf, and sleeping in the grass. There are enough sleeping spots for many two footed family members in this lovely old house, with interesting nooks and crannies, all lovingly decorated from times long ago. I especially love the upstairs, with a special area that welcomes young readers. I wish I were young again, to sit down and pull out the interesting books and read in the warm, lovely sitting area. The view from inside and outside Thistledew is stunning. You can watch the sun set from the dining table, the couch, the front yard, or you can stroll down the road just a short way and down to the private beach and sit back comfortably in a chair in the pergola, start a nice bonfire, and watch the sunset from there. The waves roll in, the friendly neighbors may stroll by and you can chat or not...it is lovely. Now that we have found this gem, we will be back! It is a low-key hide-away. Don't expect to spend your day on your computer or watch tv. This is a place for serious relaxation and time away from your work life. Cell phone signals are spotty and wi-fi is only available from the front yard of the owners (who were away when we stayed but are very friendly and welcoming and invite you to sit in their yard for the wi-fi if you want it). I shunned the wi-fi but my husband couldn't stay away. I recommend staying away and enjoying your time away from the electronic world. Groceries are a short drive away and there is a complete and great kitchen for cooking (and grilling outside). We highly recommend Thistledew!"
    Guest: Sarah H. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: September 12, 2016
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  • Our stay at Cranmer Hearth...

    "We have vacationed on Lake Michigan for the last 20 years, and have stayed in many lovely homes on the water. This property however offers all you could ever want, 200 feet of beach, 3 acres, you are surrounded by trees and no one else. The house is amazing inside, with plenty of room the relax and enjoy. The beach is great and nice to be a short walk from the house, much more private than most we have rented. Really enjoyed the Master Bedroom shower, the view is spectacular and a first for us having a view from the shower. The grill and the deck are perfect, along with the fire pit. Enjoyed the view while reading a book or two. We have been watching this property for several years and finally decided it was time. It was all we wanted and more, we will be coming back. Thanks to Shannon for answering all my questions, and for Joe being a saint for renting such a beautiful home. You now have another faithful returning customer, Thanks again, Terry & Liz"
    Guest: Big T Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: October 11, 2016
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  • Quite Comfortable

    "This house lacks nothing. We rented a pontoon and they quickly accommodated the pier space and bumpers. There were about 35 of my family members down the street at another resort. It was a nice walk, boat ride, car ride over to visit. The whole week was wonderful being with my family and my new granddaughter. The deck gets plenty of sun, and with the beach a few steps away, take a nice swim out to the raft. I will be back. The owners are just really good people. All the best."
    Guest: UD Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 21, 2016
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  • Peaceful Retreat

    "We had a lovely time at Carolyn's home. Especially enjoyed eating meals on the porch. The house was roomy for two. The traffic was busy on the weekend and evenings. Loved cooking with gas and the available herbs in the garden! Internet was slow and capped if you are attached to watching movies or need internet. No cell service so definitely an escape from the usual routine!"
    Guest: Marie W. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: August 31, 2016
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