Great location, but a few minor concerns
Positives: 1) Location, location, location. You really can walk to everything in downtown Three Oaks, MI. We took a wine tour through Grape and Grain tours and the tour operator picked us up directly from the home--very convenient. 2) The property is beautiful and well-maintained. There is an "eye-sore" of a property directly to the east (abandoned home), but it really didn't detract from our visit. 3) The owner graciously provided us a bottle of wine, a fresh floral arrangement, and detailed information on the community as well as information on the property. Very easy to find everything. 4) Owner is very responsive and helpful. Negatives: 1) The property is located on a rather busy highway. The bedrooms face the highway and you will hear traffic at night. I am a very light sleeper, but I brought earplugs and didn't have any issues with noise. Just be forewarned that the bedrooms are not "tranquil." 2) The water on the property is most likely well water. It's drinkable, but it doesn't taste or smell very good. I highly recommend you bring your own drinking water. It would be great if the owners would install a water filtration system. 3) We were charged a fairly hefty cleaning fee despite the fact that the owner left us a list of "chores" to complete before checkout including sweeping floors, taking out trash, doing dishes, stripping bedding and towels, etc. It took us about an hour to clean the house prior to our departure (and we're very neat people), so budget that time in accordingly on your check-out day. I'm not certain what the cleaning fee was for because we practically cleaned the house ourselves. I suggest the owner either reduce the cleaning fee or reduce the chore list upon check-out. 4) I would suggest the owner not have guests place dirty linens in the bathtub because linens could easily be ruined by any soaps or residues left in the tub. I would suggest putting dirty linens in a hamper. Overall, this is a comfortable and well-maintained property, though I probably wouldn't stay here again due to the water, noise and "cleaning" issues.
Charming Village Cottage with Lovely Yard, Walking Distance to Elm (Main) Street