4 BR + 2 Baths+ Sunroom + Screen Porch + 2 decks -- fall 3-day wknds available
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great place on lake Michigan! Marty was very helpful, we would repeat for sure.
We had family from Chicago they spent the day with us on saturday at the cottage. The weather was great it was a fun time on the beach with the kids.Warm days and cool nights we had the best time ever!!
Privacy and peace!
My family of 8 enjoyed spending the week at Windy Ridge --when the description says it is secluded, they certainly aren't exaggerating! We enjoyed having the surrounding forest, house, and beach front to ourselves the entire week. This house comes with everything you would need, and I would go as far as to say it is the best stocked beach house we have ever stayed in. There is a gas and charcoal grill, wifi, satellite television (though, I didn't turn on the t.v. the entire week), and drawers full of utensils and small items you might need, but would have never thought to bring. We found flashlights in the pantry for our nightly trips down to see the sunset as well. (Thanks for those!) The beach was as secluded as you can get --we maybe saw six people the entire trip. My favorite part of the house was the screened-in porch. Sitting out there every morning and night, we really enjoyed being surrounded by the trees without the bugs! There is plenty of space for everyone to spread out and do there own thing. South Haven is a short drive to the North, though I have to admit, we really didn't leave the house/beach much. My husband and I went for several long runs down the fire lane and out onto M63 --scenic and challenging on the way back up!
I would recommend this place for anyone looking to truly get away. Must be a little adventurous --the path can be tricky when wet, and there are ticks to look out for. A little bug spray and some moxy keeps that away! Dog owners looking to bring their dogs will find this place to be perfect! My two dogs were so exhausted at the end of each day, they put themselves to bed!
Marty --thank you so much for the opportunity to visit Windy Ridge! We would love to come back next summer!
Great spot for family get-together
We had a great week at Windy Ridge in late August 2011. The house sits up high in the forest with amazing views off the two decks, We especially liked the path down to the beach and a few trails through the nearby woods that we found. The beach was beautiful and we had it almost all to ourselves most days. We walked for several miles along the beach in both directions too. The house had everything we needed including a great stereo with speakers out on the back deck and a fantastic grill for cooking out. We really enjoyed our week and hope to come again next summer--it's a beautiful place and we all recommend it.
Great for a large family get-together
Windy Ridge is a wonderful house with a two great decks - one off the great room toward the lake and another on the roof of the bedroom wing. When not at the beach, we lived on these decks. The place is in total seclusion and has the feeling of being in the treetops due to its ridge-top location. We were a family of six adults and two one year-olds who were joined daily by another couple and their twin three-year-olds who stayed in a nearby house. Everyone cooked and the kids could play inside or on the rooftop deck with minimal supervision.
The walk to the beach is attractive, running out along the ridge top until it ends above the beach, then descending some rustic stairs to a very private beach (the nearest neighbor, beach-wise, was probably 300 yards away. One can get a good cardio-vascular workout carrying gear and/or kids back up the stairs, but it was worth it for the seclusion and the ambience.
As the owner says in the description, it's hard to get a good overall photograph of the house because of its arrangement and the drop-offs on each side. We were able to park one car and three mini-vans at the house. The house is about a half mile down from the Blue Star Highway which gives easy access to I-196 or to South Haven to the north.
We would all recommend it.
Our stay at Windy Ridge w...
Our stay at Windy Ridge was great.We enjoyed the private beach.We will be making plans to stay there next year same time.
We spend much of our time at the beach, but nearby are many activities including fruit-picking, golfing, hiking and most anything else you'd want to do