"Our family was blown away by the comforts and amenities of the Grand Beach Family Retreat. Our group had 10 adults and 6 children aged 18 mos.to 4 1/2, and we had a wonderful week there. The bedrooms were large and comfortable for the 5 couples, and our older grandchildren loved sharing the children's room with the 2 bunk beds, and enough space to actually sleep 7. The kitchen was also large and well-equipped, and it was very helpful to have the extra refrigerator downstairs. The owners provided a booster chair with a tray, but we ended up bringing our own chair-top high chair and two boosters, which helped with our 3 littlest ones. But there were plenty of child-friendly dishes, as well as a crib, pack'n play, and changing table in a small, separate room on the main floor. We also enjoyed the 3-seasons room and upstairs family room, both with large TVs, where people could have some quiet time to play, read or watch a show before nap or bedtime. By far, though, the best part was the outdoor space. The deck was immense, with some shaded seating, a huge table, areas for sunning, a large grill, and the hot tub. The pool was large enough for everyone, and the adults enjoyed the volleyball net that was there when we arrived. The automatic cover kept it clean and safe when not in use, and was easy to maintain. The little ones also loved the sand area, and all ages enjoyed the large putting green. The location of the home was also great; just a 2 block walk to the beach, but we drove into New Buffalo just a few minutes away for their beach, as well as groceries, etc. We also drove 45 minutes to St. Joseph, which has a fabulous splash pad, which all enjoyed. All in all, it was a wonderful vacation, and we would love to come back again."
Date of Stay: July 2016
Review Submitted: July 26, 2016