Ideal location but that's where it ends
Cute looking cottage with tasteful interior décor. The location was exactly what we were looking for. Short walk to the Lake Michigan beach and downtown. Upon arrival there was definitely a lingering scent of wet-dog. When we brought our suitcase in the master bedroom we immediately smelled an intense scent of wet-dog and had to remove the comforter immediately! We opened all windows and kept the fans running at all times to help air out the scent. The house appeared clean, however it was surface clean in most areas but definitely not deep clean. Most surfaces had a film. The kitchen chairs had crumbs and had to be shaken off as well as the coaches. Both the sofa seat bottoms were damaged and sunken in and were extremely uncomfortable to sit in. They need to be replaced. The musty odor that comes from the basement is so potent we could not leave the door open that leads to the basement or the entire home would fill with this unbearable odor. We dreaded going downstairs to do the laundry. The turn dial on the washer is also broken. The upper right cabinet near the kitchen sink had an indescribable odor as well, we could not put our things in it. The bathtub drain needs to be cleaned because the water backs up and pools during your shower. Because of the different odors in the house and uncomfortable seating arrangements we were unable to unwind and relax after a fun filled day. We actually cringed at the thought of going home early. We kept reminding ourselves that we were only going back there to sleep. We are being honest in writing this review just as a warning to future renters and for the home owner to address the problems and correct them. We love our yearly summer trips up North so much and it was very disappointing to not want to go back to the cottage. We are repeat VRBO cottage renters for many years now and have rented homes in this price range that exceeded our expectations. We felt that we definitely did not get what we paid for with this rental.
Pet-friendly Cottage w/Open Floorplan - walk to beaches & town!