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Piccadilly Circus cottage is a real treasure- the atmosphere celebrates the elegant simplicity of yesterday, though it is also very comfortable and features modern conveniences. The 2 large screened in porches create an enchanting feeling of being at home amidst the beauties of nature, with greenery flourishing all around the cottage and the waves of lake Michigan breaking on the beach nearby. The striped fabric of the window shades and the classic white woodwork combine with the sound of the waves to make it feel almost like you could be adventuring on a boat when you're on the lakeside porch, while the living room is perfectly cozy with tasteful, comfortable furniture and a fireplace to keep warm on a chilly night.
It is really special to be so close to the lake and able to easily walk down to the beach to enjoy sunny afternoons and beautiful sunsets. The 5 minute walk to the soda fountain for an ice cream cone or a hamburger is also a treat. There are trails to explore in the surrounding forest and dunes, tennis courts nearby and activities for kids at the "club house," so there is no shortage of things to do. However, the cottage is such a wonderful place to read a book, spend time with family or wander down to the lake shore we only rarely ventured to take advantage of these other activities.
Some practical notes: the water pressure in the shower is good, the kitchen has all the pots and utensils you need to cook large, delicious meals and the bedrooms are charming and cozy, with bunkbeds in two of the bedrooms.
Altogether a wonderful place, especially if you have a taste for shabby chic, or a romantic fantasy of a turn of the century lakeside getaway. Truly one of the most special places I've been!
We went for a long Labor Day Ladies Weekend - it was just perfect! From the huge, breezy porch that faces the lake to the charming furnishings - everything was perfect!
We are definitely planning a return visit for Labor Day 2016 - but we are now going to stay an entire week!
THE DESCRIPTION WAS NOT ACCURATE. THE OWNER INSISTS THAT THERE WAS A BEACH LAST SUMMER AND WAS JUST COVERED THIS YEAR DUE TO RAIN,, HOWEVER THERE ARE NO STEPS THAT WOULD LEAD DOWN TO THE SUPPOSED BEACH, JUST A SMALL PIER. THE OUTDOOR AREA IS COVERED WITH WEEDS AND THERE IS NOT A GARDEN. IT WAS NOT CLEANED AND I TOOK PICTURES OF BOWEL SPATTER IN THE TOILET AND TOOTHPASTE ON THE SINK AND SENT THEM TO THE OWNER AND CLEANING PERSON. THE SUNROOM RUG WAS NEVER VACUUMED. THERE WAS A LOT OF FURNITURE BUT SOME WAS BROKEN AND NO REALLY ACCEPTABLE TO USE. ONE VERY SHABBY TABLE HAD A TABLE CLOTH WITH A BIG HOLE IN IT. THE BIGGEST PROBLEM WAS THAT THE DOOR DID NOT LOCK. WE COULD NOT LEAVE EVEN TO GO TO DINNER. THE OWNER REFUNDED MOST OF OUR MONEY BUT HELD BACK SOME FOR WASHING LINENS AND "CLEANING". I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS PROPERTY TO ANYONE.
This cottage is just as it is depicted in the photos. Many of the furnishings are older; however, we found everything to be obviously well-loved and in excellent condition. We were also impressed with the amount of hot water, even when 7 people showered in a row. As noted in the description, there is no dishwasher. Also, it had not occurred to me to ask ahead of time, but please note that there is no laundry on-site. I was informed that there is a laundromat in town that will wash and fold for you if needed; however, we were able to stretch our wardrobes and did not need that service.
The "master" bedroom was a bit on the small side, but the storage was very good and it was nice to have a second half-bath, albeit tiny (as depicted in the photo provided). The other two bedrooms were larger. We very much enjoyed the water-view dining porch, where we observed hummingbirds at the feeder every single day. The large screen porch on the lake-side of the house was absolutely wonderful, with comfortable seating for everyone. The views were wide open and serene. Because of a blessed outcropping at Brandywine Beach, the nearby power plant is not visible from the house. From the screen porch, we observed gorgeous sunsets as well as an exciting lightning storm.
Unfortunately, the water levels were very high during our stay, eliminating the beach right at the house. However, luckily, the house is located just a short hop and a skip from Brandywine Beach (where Brandywine Creek intersects with the Lake). The beach is very child-friendly with lots of sand and shallow-water play area. Speaking of which, the cottage supplies loads of beach toys, beach towels, etc., so there is no need to bring your own!
One disappointment for us was that the development in which the cottage is located does not permit bicycling. My guess is that this is for safety reasons, as the roads are narrow and twisty. (Again, this is not something I had asked ahead of time, or else I am sure I would have gotten a straight answer from Kate, the very kind and honest manager of this property). We did take our bikes to the Kal-Haven Rail Trail one day, which was a great place to ride.
We also took a long walk one day through the (surprisingly large!) development, and especially enjoyed the boardwalk trail between the "soda bar" area and the south beach.
We appreciated that our dog was welcome at this cottage. She certainly enjoyed her long snoozes out on the screen porch.
Thank you for the best vacation ever! We just LOVED your cottage. It's style and comfort just fit our family perfectly. Nothing could beat the lovely porch and its view. We all had our favorite spots and would sit, read, and watch the view for hours! Your cottage is what Palisades is all about. Every room was comfortable, plenty of space for us to hangout, play cards, and the TV was a plus to watch the World Soccer games! Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! We want to get our name in for next year! - The Mooney's
Owner is a really nice lady on the phone. She told us about this "magical" cottage, we rented it w/excitement! She has many memories of this place (which is wonderful)but this is NOT a vacation rental! We arrived to find out we could only bring back 1 car at a time & we had to park the rest of the cars outside the gated community. Issues we had:
1.We arrived at 4:20pm (after check in time, it was not ready for our arrival. Said they needed another 30-45 minutes to CLEAN.
2.Cleaning lady told my sister & I not to put the blankets in the dirty wash as they were washed last week (yuck!)
3.Fridge was leaking(cleaning lady pointed out it was leaking and she didn't think it was working told us to tell Paul). It was broke, we had about $400 worth of food to load back in to coolers & hope it didn't spoil!
4.After cleaning lady left we realized she didn't clean the shower, the old dirty washcloths were still in there!
5.Toilet in small bathroom was rocking & felt like it was going to fall through the floor.
6.Both sets of bunkbeds were unstable, so old they "rocked/leaned" back & forth. No way would I sleep under & top bunks had absolutely no safety rails & w/the leaning was afraid to let any of my kids (ages 9 & 12 sleep on them)
7.Arrived to find an old musty smelling rollaway bed/mattress on the "majestic" view porch! Wow, great way to view the lake w/that nasty old thing sitting there! I wouldn't let my dog on that thing. House was so small there was no place to move it either.
8.Chairs in the front room were broke & left there! Again the cleaning lady told us to "tell Paul".
9. The ANTS-infested all over the kitchen/dishes. We were left w/ant traps & bug spray on the counter for our "use". The kitchen was a tiny little galley kitchen not good for cooking for 4 let alone 12 as the house lists! They were even crawling on me as I stood in kitchen!
10.FIRE HAZARD! Electric extension cords stapled to walls for the electricity in rooms. Extremely old lamps + bad wiring makes for a FIRE HAZARD!
11.Old "junk" sitting around, dirty/mildew & musty smells!
12.The doors really didn't have any "locks" they had little hooks on the screen doors, fans were running which means cords were everywhere & the fronts of the fans were tied on w/bread ties & safety pins. So HOT in the cottage!
13.DISH TV but the service not working-no TV either!
We left 15hrs into our arrival, hopefully this posts saves your vacation!
No parque: praias privadas - Natação - Boogie boarding - Caiaque - Canoagem - Vela - Ténis - Caminhadas - Pesca - As dunas de areia
Próximo: Golf - Gosto do vinho - Jet ski - Esqui aquático - Andar a cavalo - - Tubing Shopping - Antiquing - Jantar - Berry picking - zoológico / cervos floresta - Fideland Fun Park / mini-golfe, carros
|Validade da Tarifa||por noite||Noite (fim de semana)||por semana||por mês||Pacote ou Evento|
Dia de mudança: sábado
Estadia mínima: 7 noite(s)
|Cleaning fee||R$ 545|
Weekly Rate: $2000 - $2400
$2000/week May and June
$2200/week July and August (week of July 4-11, 2015 $2400)
Check-in 4pm, Check-out 11am
*State use tax of 6.0%
*Cleaning fee of $150
<*>Refundable deposit $250 for renters with pets
Deposit is due at time of booking and return of rental agreement. Additional payments are staggered, with complete payment due within 30 days of rental date. Payments can be made via PayPal, check, money order or thru your bank's online payment services.