Kim

travis

Wow! The pictures really capture this beautiful historic house – and the view from the huge
porch is amazing as well. We had four adults and four older teens, and it was the perfect size for
us, and the pool table and yard (for playing cornhole, which we brought) were a big hit. Having a
large table indoors and outdoors was also great for group meals, and kitchen is very well stocked.
Really, everything you might need is there, from extra towels to dog dishes – Jamie and the
homeowners have been incredibly thoughtful, and the house itself is really special, especially the
many wood-frame windows, doors, staircase and built-ins. The trip up & down 60+ stairs to the
lake also helps you reach your fitness goals…we enjoyed kayaking and paddle-boarding with the
equipment provided, and also biked on nearby bike trails. The lake has a lot of vegetation, so not
the best for swimming, so we also spent a lot of time at the nearby Lake Michigan beach, which
is walkable (25 min or so) or an easy bike ride or very short drive. There was a great food truck
at the beach parking lot several of the days we were there. The house is part of a 120 year old
private association; that and the location of the steps down to the lake contribute to it not being
very private for visitors, as people regularly walk across the front (lakeside) yard to reach the
stairs or a neighbor’s house–it’s also likely that someone will help you remember the parking and
speed limit rules if needed. Overall, it was beautiful and there is a lot to do in the area, and Jamie
is an amazing host!