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  • Great Weekend Stay @ Shanty Creek Condo.

    "Very nicely decorated and clean condo. Gorgeous view. Couldn't have asked for more. Will definitely consider coming here again."
    Guest: Tric Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: September 27, 2016
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  • 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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  • I wanted to keep this property a secret!

    "Our whole family (+ dog) just came back from a stay at Fiebing Lakes Retreat and "Wow!" is the easiest way to explain our time there. Most other places up north in MI sit on shared lakes and you have to deal with other people around you. Not so at Fiebing - the only people you deal with are the ones you allow through the gate at the property entrance! Can't speak highly enough just how great it was to have no one else around and be able to enjoy our own private place. The trails into the woods were great - the blue trail goes around the lake, was recently mowed, and level enough for trail running. The red trail branches off from the blue one and is a little less traveled, but still fine. We had 3 boats at our disposal: a canoe, a small rowboat, and a larger more stable boat. The electric motor fits on either boat and made our time on the lake even more enjoyable by being able to move around the lake and not have to paddle. The water was surprisingly clear and you could see the bottom very easily. The main lake was in front of the cabin and the one you will probably spend all your time on. It has a great sandy beach and that's where all the boats are located. The lake off to the side is smaller and not very easy to access. That said, it didn't stop us from carrying the small boat up and over the hill and through the marsh to put it in the other lake to explore. Speaking of our dog - he loved every minute up at this place. If you have a large dog, this place is like DisneyWorld. He went swimming multiple times a day, dug holes in the sandy beach, went for boat rides with us, & chased the family around the trails out back. Definitely a great break from city living! The cottage has been there for many decades, so expect the typical up-north cottage and you'll be fine. Although older, the cottage is kept very clean, which is always important to us. The view from the living room is priceless and there are plenty of windows throughout the place for airflow or views. The AC works just in case it gets too warm in the daytime. It's also well stocked: plenty of extra linens, towels, chairs for outside, a folding card table for the living room, etc. When leaving, we ran into the owners, who took the time to chat with us and tell us about the history of the place. Very nice people who put a ton of effort into maintaining this huge piece of property. Will definitely be coming back here next year!"
    Guest: Jason T. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: July 7, 2016
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  • Phenomenal House and Great Owners!

    "Came with a group of 18 friends to stay for a wedding in Lake Charlevoix. It was an awesome experience! Very close to the private beach, very clean when we got there and within a 10-15 minute drive from both Boyne City and Charlevoix. Sue was very gracious, coming over to make sure everything was okay and even making us a big plate of cookies when we arrived! The house was plenty big enough to sleep 18 people with the pull out couches. No issues what so ever, and would recommend this to any big group that wants a relaxing vacation in Northern Michigan (visit the General store at the end of the street for some awesome "tapas" when they are available, you won't regret it)"
    Guest: Alex C. Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: September 7, 2016
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