Un «Upside Down House ', qui est, la vie d'une grande chambre, salle à manger et de cuisine, salle de bain et grande terrasse sur le dessus comprenant l'espace-sol permettant incroyables lacs et coucher du soleil d'une vue panoramique. Extrêmement plage déserte dans la mesure où œil peut voir. Poêle à bois dans la grande salle. Avant, porche couvert, en regardant à travers à des dunes de sable et forêt, grande voie d'entrée, hall et trois chambres à coucher, salle de bain, buanderie / salle de sable, véranda et une terrasse ouverte pour accrocher le linge mouillé, etc. hors chambre des maîtres sur la prochaine étage plus bas. Beaux planchers de bois, sols en marbre dans les bains. Garage et cave au rez de chaussée. Cat marcher sur l'herbe des dunes de la plage-no-roches de sable sur la plage ou dans l'eau, sur le lac Sturgeon Bay du Michigan, impasse qui borde Wilderness State Park.
3 chambres, 2 salles de bain complètes, 6 couchages
- Dernière mise à jour du calendrier :
- 19 janv. 2019
Salle(s) de bain
Type de destination
Salle à manger
Equipements de loisirs
Les réservations annulées au moins 30 jours avant le début du séjour pourront être remboursées à hauteur de 100%. Les réservations annulées au moins 14 jours avant le début du séjour pourront être remboursées à hauteur de 50%.
We Left Early
The location is nice. The floors, bathrooms and bedrooms were very clean. The bedding was also nice. The dog area was great. The views were great. Kitchen had lots of supplies.
The first problem was that one of the beds was in the unfinished basement, next to an open sink and toilet. Similar to what you might expect in a jail cell. The owner also expects two adults to sleep in a full bed. That didn't go well. There is plenty of room for larger beds, so why?
The dishwasher ran but didn't actually clean the dishes. If they went in with a spot of coffee they came out with said spot. That explained why most of the dishes were dirty. Also, flies everywhere right up until we left. I did contact the owner to let her know about the dishwasher and flies. She said she would notify the cleaning lady. How that would fix the dishwasher I am not sure? The deck was decked out with spiders and webs as were the windows. The deck is ready to be replaced. There were only two chairs on the deck and one was broken along with an old picnic table. We stayed in the living room and looked out the dirty windows at sunset. The windows are awning windows so they don't open more than 12 inches at the bottom. That really cuts the lake breezes. The outdoor screened in porch is empty and has the same issues with being old and needing updates. The kayaks are stored away from the water under a deck. We figured we would have to clean them first so we didn't use those either. They were also really small for the big lake.
There is no microwave. There is no wifi, cable or satellite. She could hook this up easily since her neighbors all have it. The TV is a 480p tiny monitor, maybe 20 inch, that distorts DVD's. The CD player is broken, and all of the CD's are classical music, so there was that. This was supposed to be part of the charm of the place. Not so much. The lake is high and you can try to walk the beach, but there is not much beach there. The full beds were a bummer. I slept in one bed, too hard, and my husband pulled a mattress off of another bed and slept on the floor next to me. Not charming or cozy.
This house is set up more for the owners use than renters. She doesn't watch TV, she likes classical music, she sleeps alone when she is there, and she might be okay with flies and spiders. We would go back to the area but not to this house. Too bad. At over $300 a night this should be better. We left a day early.
Thanks for the positives stated in the review and I appreciate the opportunity to respond to several statements that are erroneous and often misleading.
Information provided to renters clearly states there are three bedrooms for guest use, each able to accommodate two persons with six the maximum number of guests allowed, and that the basement IS NOT a bedroom for guests (is occasionally used by owners overflow grandchildren)! Renters use the basement only to enter the garage where trash is deposited. The reason behind this statement about the basement is incomprehensible and leads one to question the veracity and motivations of the reviewer.
Information provided to potential renters states there is no microwave, cable tv, or wi fi. No McDonalds near by either. It’s a get away from it all kind of place. Folks are forewarned and, clearly, if persons require these amenities, they should not rent this house and go elsewhere-another indication of questionable criticism.
The dishwasher was checked out. It works-no other complaints or dirty dishes reported. Window areas are cleaned every week. The deck is in good repair and safe, as confirmed by my licensed contractor and handiman. The broken chair has been “re-roped”. There are also deck chairs inside the double deck doors for use on the deck, which, btw, when open have always provided more than enough breeze off the lake. Awning windows were purposely installed as the best bet against-at times-challenging weather coming from the lake. The Lake kayaks, generally greatly enjoyed by renters, are, as requested, stored under a deck by guests when they leave as they easily take off on their own when left close to shore and invited by tide and wind.
We have never before had a complaint about flies-inside or outside. The cleaning people checked and found two flies inside the house. They, apparently, given the opportunity of an open door, like to come in from the cold in autumn.
In summary, while things do break, and lake levels are always changing, I have serious concerns about the veracity and misleading comments in this review. I believe we are responsive, conscientious and thoughtful owners who succeed in providing an especially fine get away for folks.
Top rated vacation
Views were amazing. Sunsets were absolutely stunning. My family and I had a fantastic time. It was nice to get away without all the distractions of everyday life. Location was quiet and peaceful yet Mackinaw City and Island were close for some great day trips . One of my favorite conveniences was the doggie door! Had a wonderful time!
Beverly we are so happy you enjoyed your stay at our beach house. It is very important to us that our guests are happy and enjoy their time there. It’s wonderful to hear your positive words.
Peaceful & Perfect
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!
Beautiful, relaxing, memorable
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.
Return visit just as enticing as our first stay!
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...
Lake Contemporary Michigan maison sur la plage. Plateformes pour la visualisation des couchers de soleil à couper le souffle, regarder les aigles volent au-dessus, les colibris planent près, huards survolant ,, Waugochance à Beaver chaîne d'îles, trois phares scintillants, cargos dans la distance. Marchez sur la plage de sable pour les miles, observer les oiseaux, les dunes de randonnée et d'une forêt à travers le (impasse) route ou à Wilderness State Park-une plage de cinq minutes marcher vers le nord. Sortez votre porte pour un jogging le lever du soleil ou le yoga sur la plage. Cycle retour routes et «Tunnel of Trees historique national pittoresque route à Harbor Springs. Sleep-in votre lit ou hamac (sur la plage côté véranda) -à son apaisant des vagues se brisant sur le rivage. Prendre un ferry pour voiture gratuit, Mackinaw Island ou d'un pont à l'Upper Peninsula, jouer au golf, pêcher sur un gros par lac intérieur, dîner hors all15 minutes. Voile, kayak, baignade en été, profiter du printemps trille en fleurs, feuillage d'automne à l'automne. Prenez une classe d'art / artisanat à proximité / Galerie Art Studio
Autres Activités: Prenez une pause dans la construction de châteaux de sable et de prendre un kayak (deux disponibles) ou traversent la route et de la randonnée à plus de dunes, forêts, chemins. Vélo dans le village et profiter de la cuisine polonaise authentique et / ou de la musique en direct au niveau des jambes Inn. En voiture à Douglas Lake (Pellston) pour un bon dîner sur le lac.
Prenez un ferry de Mackinaw City sur l'île de Mackinaw, obtenir quelques fudge, louer un vélo et la tête à l'autre extrémité de l'île et échapper à la foule de l'île d'été ou de prendre un cheval et buggy (sans voitures sur l'île). Et, le plus merveilleux de tous, siroter du vin sur le pont et regarder les magnifiques couchers de soleil sur le lac.
Informations supplémentaires sur les tarifs de location
My property generally books up very quickly. If you are interested in a week, once your request is accepted you should submit your deposit to hold your week as soon as possible. Dogs are welcome. We charge $25 per dog, 2 dog maximum please. We ask that you be responsible and clean up after your dog on the beach, also be considerate of others and of endangered wildlife that inhabit the beach area.