Can't beat the amazing location!
My husband and I stayed here for a week in July 2016. The best part of our stay was the private beach access, where you can easily walk to the lighthouse, explore the dunes, or just set up camp for a day at the beach. The view is also amazing; from the yard you can look out onto the lake - perfect for watching sunsets and boats passing by, all while you read, grill, and relax outdoors. The beach is very private, and while you may encounter other beach-goers, we had no trouble finding large stretches just to ourselves - perfect for swimming, flying a kite, and of course, sitting under an umbrella just watching the waves. Clear nights are perfect for stargazing and watching the lights of passing ships before bed. The cabin itself is rustic; the photos are representative of what you get. When we got there, it was clean and ready, with a nice note from the owners. Andrew was very responsive before and after our stay. His uncle also stopped by the day after we arrived to make sure we had everything we needed. The small rooms, uncomfortable furniture, and extreme heat when the cabin is in direct sunlight means that you won't want to spend much time inside. Fortunately, the weather was perfect and there's plenty to enjoy outside (be sure to bring a beach umbrella for some shade). The owners supplied some fans and if you keep the doors open, you'll enjoy a nice breeze in the mornings and evenings. The screen doors and windows are in need of repair, meaning moths and other insects will find their way in at night. The bathroom is small but functional - just don't expect any long, hot showers and the toilet can be temperamental. The bedroom could use shades or curtains that fully cover the windows; we hung a towel over the window so that we weren't exposed to the house next door. Given the complete lack of cell service at the cabin, and only spotty service in town, WiFi would have been nice for checking weather, if emergency, car trouble, etc. All that aside, this is a nice little cabin that we would recommend to anyone who can come with an open mind and isn't expecting luxury; we had a great time! The nearby town has a number of family-friendly activities, but there are plenty of adult-friendly spots like: - The Fox Barn Winery - Big Hart Brewing Co - Wave Club Water Sports - The Whippy Dip (for kids and adults alike) Although the cabin is certainly on the rustic side, it makes for a great secluded getaway with a view and beach that can't be beat!
Lake Michigan Beach Cabin, Dunes!!