Everything we could have hoped for and more!
Our family stayed for 2 weeks and it was a perfect home and vacation for us. The owners are very sweet and great with details and communication. The house is gorgeous and the third floor was fantastic for our kids to play and watch movies on rainy days. We were at the pool and beach almost every day, plenty of beach toys, paddle boards, canoes, etc. The pool and beach were very clean! Unfortunately we didn't get to fish in the lake (waited until the last day and of course it rained)! The location is great, short drives to St. Joe and New Buffalo. We took our kids to Curious Kids Museum in St Joe (25 min drive) on a rainy day. The indoor carousel right near the beach was an amazing surprise.The day cleared up and we were able to let them play in the giant splash pad right next to it. We also went to New Buffalo beach two times, it's a bit crowded but we went on the weekend so next time we will do beach days during the week. It was great for the kids because both were semi windy days so they were able to play in the waves. Restaurants every direction and the owners were great with their recommendations. Redamaks and Stray Dog in New Buffalo, Staymakers at Journeyman Distillery in Three Oaks, and Silver Beach Pizza in St. Joe were some of our favorites. The fruit and vegetable stands are abundant there and the kids had so much fun picking blackberries and of course picking apples from the trees in the front yard and around the orchard. The local grocery stores are not too far and there is also a Meijer about 20 minutes away that we went to once. We rented the golf cart to drive around and would highly recommend doing so, the kids loved it and made the 5 minute walk to the beach turn into less then 2 and could carry all of our stuff as well. If you are looking for a fun, yet peaceful and relaxing getaway this is the perfect place. Our kids cried when we had to leave and are still asking to go back to "The Barn." We definitely plan on returning next year! :)
The Perfect Family Vacation Lake House. Beach, Heated Pool, Boats, Bikes