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Recent Bear Lake 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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  • Lovely sunsets, clear waters, comfortable house

    "We had a great vacation. The house is very clean and comfortable. The beach, dock, and lake are great fun. The location is good and Lake Michigan is a short drive away. I would be very surprised to see anything negative posted here. Thanks for sharing your vacation home Chuck & Lori!"
    Guest: Kathy & Steve Z. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 8, 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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  • Great Vacation!

    "Great accommodation & beautiful view of the lake. Also, lots of fish in the lake where my husband got more fish from the dock/shoreline rather than being out in the lake. The place was well stock w/ amenities from laundry soap, oil, alum foil and even a night light (I bring my own night light for kids). This place is good for dogs since it was all fenced in. The week was great weather and very relaxing. Location was near dunes, Lake Mi and tubing in the river. Overall, the place met my family's expectations - good time and fun!"
    Guest: Margie M. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: August 25, 2016
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