Excellent cottage near downtown Pentwater
We had a very nice stay at Julia's cottage. It is located in a quiet, small neighborhood along the southern end of Pentwater Lake and is about a 5-10 drive to downtown Pentwater and Mears State Park. The home itself is on the opposite side of the street from the lake, but there is a spot to access the lake down the street as well as other access points nearby. The neighboring home is quite close, but there are tall shrubs for privacy. The backyard is huge and extends back to the woods. We stayed in early October, so there weren't a lot of people around, but I can imagine that the area is bustling in the summertime. Before arriving Julia sent a document describing details about the house and a code to get in. She was quick to respond with questions we had. Upon arrival, the house was clean and organized and had nice decor. To get to the bathroom you have to walk into the bedroom on the first floor, but there is a partition the extends from the wall to provided some privacy to the bedroom (it does not extend floor to ceiling, but is tall enough to not be seen from passersby). Both bedrooms have queen beds and the upstairs living area has a futon. There is a love seat and 2 single person chairs downstairs and 2 rocking chairs upstairs. The inside stairs are definitely unique, but may not be ideal for everyone. The stairs outside lead to the upstairs living area which is a nice alternative. For entertainment there are magazines, books, DVDs, games, some toys, a kite, kayaks, bikes. There is no cable for the TV, you can watch DVDs and we were also able to hook up our smart phone to the TV and watch things that way. The kitchen is stocked with plates, bowls, cups, silverware, pans, pots, small stove/oven, fridge, microwave, and coffee maker. Some blankets and pillows were provided, although we brought our own. There was a roll of toilet paper, but we also had our own. There are small amenities that have been left over from previous guests (soap, shampoo, etc). Pentwater itself is definitely a tourist town, so many shops and restaurants have limited hours outside of the high season (Memorial Day to Labor Day), so prepare accordingly. Ludington is about 15-20 minutes north and has many places to shop for anything you may need. With the many state parks and being so close to Lake Michigan there are many things to do and see in the surrounding areas! Overall, the house was as described, if not better, and is a great destination for any getaway!

October 2016
Perfect Up-north cottage near the scenic village of Pentwater
Perfect Up-north cottage near the scenic village of Pentwater
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