|Minimum verblijf||7 nachten|
Een 'Upside Down House', dat wil zeggen, de leefruimte-bestaande uit een grote kamer, eetkamer en keuken gebieden, een bad en een groot dek op de bovenste verdieping-waardoor ongelooflijk panoramisch uitzicht op het meer en de zonsondergang. Extreem dunbevolkt strand zo ver het oog kan zien. Houtkachel in Great Room. Front, overdekte veranda, op zoek in naar de duinen en het bos, grote inkomhal, hal en drie slaapkamers, badkamer, wasplaats / zand kamer, afgeschermde veranda en open dek om nat wasgoed hangen, enz. Af master bedroom op de volgende verdieping naar beneden. Mooie houten vloeren, marmeren vloeren in de baden. Garage en kelder op de begane grond. Kat lopen over duin gras zandstrand-no-rotsen op het strand of in het water, op Lake Michigan's Sturgeon Bay, doodlopende weg die grenst aan Wilderness State Park.
This is the second time my family and I have stayed at this home. I sort of figured nothing could top the visit we had a couple years ago but this visit equaled that one, no problem! I still feel a real affinity for this house -- the woodwork, the windows, the artwork, the stairs, the kitchen. The cross breeze is simply not matched by any other house we've ever stayed in and the beach is STILL perfect, still clean, the water still cold and clear. The house was clean when we got there and its one of the few houses I didn't feel a need to pre-clean dishes before we used them. The bathrooms were spotless, including the shower. I feel like we were staying in someone's home, not a rental. And as the first renters this year, we found the fridge stocked with new ketchup, mustard, etc -- a really nice touch! I expect future stays, as long as we don't have a toddler in tow...
We spent the first week of October at this beach house and everything about the trip was perfect. Since it was off-season we had the beach to ourselves (with our pups..... thank you, Marlene!). Although, my guess is even in-season it would still be quiet and peaceful. Every night we watched the most amazing sunsets. The upper floor with the great room and kitchen is so open and bright. Tons of windows to open and light just floods in. The beach was awesome with a great fire pit. First time for our pups having roasted hot dogs and we all had the time of our lives. Morning coffee overlooking the lake was another awesome experience. Again, my dogs just fell in love laying on the deck and watching the water. We all took a drive down a very country road (one lane, gravel) around a nearby lake and that was just beautiful. We only ran in to see Leggs Inn but that place was awesome! Next time (we're getting ready to book again) we will definitely go there for at least one meal. Such a unique place and their gardens with tables for dining are just gorgeous, and overlooks Lake Michigan. Not too far away is Harbor Springs and that town is so cute, it feels like you go back in time. Big old Victorians with wrap-around porches and the cutest little downtown. We highly recommend stopping at Tom's Mom's Cookies there and make sure you get enough cookies to take home with you. They are the best! The owner, Marlene, is very nice and easy to work with. Thank you, Marlene, for sharing your beautiful home with us!
We were very impressed with both the house and the location right from the start. The house was clean, the kitchen was well stocked with both cookware, dinnerware, etc. and condiments (we still brought way more than we needed, and we will know better for next year), and the bedrooms were perfect. We have two little girls and the room with two low twin beds was absolutely perfect for them. They loved having their own room that overlooked the water.
We loved the gorgeous views of Lake Michigan/Sturgeon Bay both from inside the house and out on the back deck. We ate quite a few meals under the sunset, but occasionally the wind kept us inside. The sunsets are amazing.
The walk to the beach was very quick and easy. There were plenty of beach chairs and 2 Kayaks, which we had fun using. Halfway down to the beach was a platform with a hammock to relax in. We walked up and down the beach and the entire area is gorgeous, but Marlene's house seemed to have one of the largest and best sections of beach around. My girls loved that the water was still warm at the end of August and stayed relatively shallow for quite a distance.
Outside of the house, there is the Legs Inn, which we of course had to try. We were able to ride our bikes from the house down to the Inn. The food was great, and the back garden area/views also were very beautiful. We never made it to the new breakfast place, as we enjoyed cooking and eating our breakfasts overlooking the water at the house each morning. Maybe next year. Petoskey and Harbor Springs are also fun towns to visit, and a short distance away. We also took a day trip at Mackinac Island, and the ferries are just a short 30 minute drive away. We spent the majority of our time at the house, however, as we were there to soak up the sun, the beach, and the gorgeous Lake Michigan views. We also really loved that we were able to bring our two dogs with us, as they are a big part of our family.
Marlene is very accommodating and easy to work with. She was prompt in her email/phone responses. We will definitely be making a trip back next year!
Our stay in Marlene’s house was a joy for our multigeneration family of 6. The situation on Lake Michigan was perfect - in the middle of the Sturgeon Bay shoreline. We spent 3 or 4 evenings watching beautiful sunsets. We cooked dinner all nights but one in the well applianced kitchen. The lake and water temperate were welcoming. Initially we had thought we would plan a few day trips but decided instead that we didn’t want to leave the beach and house. We were there during the time of the full moon. One very lovely, soft-air night I went outside about 4:30 am and spent time laying in Marlene’s hammock on the sand dune staring at the sky. It was a memorable vacation. I’m sure we’ll return. Did I mention Marlene’s house is host to many pieces of original art? - has lots of windows that open and comfortable beds? Also, Marlene was very easy to work with. I would definitely recommend this property.
The property was clean and beautiful. The location was incredible with gorgeous views and a lovely soft sandy beach. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to anyone who wanted a tranquil spot to get away from electronics and the demands of the modern world.
My husband and I went end of June for our anniversary. Knowing Michigan, the water is still cold at this time but we enjoyed Marlene's kayaks, walking the beach, and our dogs loved running and going for a swim. There's also a nice fenced portion by the house to use as a dog run. The water is shallow, crystal clear, and it seems you can walk out a ways before it gets deeper. I love how the top floor of the house is the living room/kitchen/dining as it has a spectacular view of the lake and distant lighthouses. Although we came at a time when the midge flies were still swarming, Marlene was very accommodating with us, and because the view is so great from the inside, it was still worth the stay! Especially when we saw the Northern Lights!
The location is great as it's only a half hour drive to Mackinaw City and the bridge, as well as a half hour in the other direction to Harbor Springs and Petoskey. It's a secluded location but there are beach houses on either side so you don't feel totally alone. We love Legg's Inn for a meal or drink in Cross Village, the gas station for snacks and ice cream, as well as taking the the Tunnel of Trees scenic drive to Good Hart for the crepe wagon, shops, and General Store (15 min away). Didn't care for the Cross Village Three Pines art studio (they will keep an eagle eye on you at anything you look at- makes for an uncomfortable experience and a great way to drive sales away). But we made sure we weren't gone too long as we wanted to enjoy the house, the views, and the access to the private beach. The house is very clean and there's a small TV for DVDs and a radio to listen to, as well as plenty of books and games to keep your attention. They have a washer/dryer too for laundry. The only detractor is that they didn't have a microwave, but they do have a toaster oven instead.
One note, to no fault of the owner, because this is more remote, if you have Verizon cell service, you will get absolutely no signal in this area unless you drive about 15 min closer to one of the larger towns. So be prepared to be totally cut off, but it does make for a peaceful vacation and we love the area. (Have heard ATT gets a signal though)
We would definitely come back to Marlene's beach house. The transaction and communication before, during, and after was great. She was very accommodating and we love how her beautiful house is also pet-friendly.
Hedendaagse Lake Michigan strand huis. Dekken voor het bekijken van adembenemende zonsondergangen, kijk adelaars vliegen boven, kolibries zweven dichtbij, loons overvliegende ,, Waugochance naar Beaver Chain of Islands, drie twinkelende vuurtorens, vrachtschepen in de verte. Wandeling het zandstrand voor de mijl, vogels kijken, wandelen duinen en bossen aan de overkant van de (doodlopende) weg of in Wilderness State Park-vijf minuten strand lopen naar het noorden. Loop je deur voor een zonsopgang joggen of yoga op het strand. Cycle weggetjes en nationaal historisch 'Tunnel of Trees' schilderachtige weg naar Harbor Springs. Sleep-in je bed of hangmat (op het strand-side afgeschermde veranda) -om rustgevende geluid van de golven op de kust. Neem een veerboot naar autovrije, Mackinaw Island of brug naar de Upper Peninsula, golfen, vissen op een close-door de binnenvaart meer, dineren-all15 minuten. Zeilen, kajakken, zwemmen in de zomer, genieten van het voorjaar Trillium in bloei, gebladerte van de daling in de herfst. Neem een kunst / ambacht klasse in het nabijgelegen Studio / Art Gallery
Andere activiteiten: Neem een pauze van zandkastelen bouwen en neem een kajak (twee beschikbaar) of de straat oversteken en wandeling in om meer duinen, bossen, paden. Fiets in het dorp en genieten van authentieke Poolse gerechten en / of live muziek in de Legs Inn. Rijd naar Douglas Lake (Pellston) voor een heerlijk diner op het meer.
Neem een veerboot van Mackinaw City naar Mackinaw Island, nog wat fudge, huur een fiets en ga naar de andere kant van het eiland en te ontsnappen aan de zomer eiland drukte of neem een paard en wagen rijden (geen auto's toegestaan op het eiland). En, mooiste van allemaal, slok wijn op het dek en kijken naar de prachtige zonsondergangen over het meer.
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7 nacht minimum verblijf
voor 7 nachten
Minimum summer stay is one week, Autumn minimum stay is 3 nights.
Reservation is secure with receipt of a 25% deposit. Remainder due 30 days before occupancy.