Comments from our Guests
Everyone had a great week.  We had some friends come here from South Bend and the house comfortably slept 10 people.
Lots of beach time & climbing dunes, ice cream & just being at this house made our stay unforgettable.  Thanks so much!
Burns/Winton/Baldwin/Reed/Twiss Families
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  I have the luck of the Irish today!  Much to be thankful for.  A great Girl’s Weekend – It kicked Butt A+A
What charming cozy cottages.  Thanks for all the little touches – the puzzles, games, books & extra blankets that helped make this a perfect weekend even though it rained the whole time.  We loved it and will be back.
Eisokes, Drewkes, Hermanns, Jumens Families
The pool rocks!  We had an outstanding time.  We used the grill every night.  We got prettied up for Jenny’s Restaurant.
The beach fireworks show was awesome!  The weather was 90 – 100 every day!  We played badmintin, went fishing and got a whole lot of sun.  Our friends came to visit and also completely enjoyed themselves.
Winnie and Bear learned to fetch a frisbee and went swimming every night at sunset.
The only problem was the toilet we clogged but that resolved itself very quickly.  Also did we mention how great the pool was?  Thanks for the wonderful wonderful time.  We will be back.
Auer/ Rohrback Families

21 Responses to “Testimonials”

  1. Len And Dorothy Schiller on July 19th, 2011 9:09 pm

    We celebrated our Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary with our children
    and their families.

    The Steve, Sandy, Brad, Sarah, Eric and Amy Schiller’s; Steve, Sherri, Juliana and Olivia Vinci’s; Kevin, Kristin, Katlyn, Kelli and
    Kari Schneider’s; and the Stacey, Karyn, Noelle and Maxwell Dadian’s.

    We couldn’t find a two nicer cottages, with the pool and beach
    to spend precious time together.

    Our family would all like to return. The fireworks were outstanding
    since we happened to enjoy the Fourth of July Celebration also.

    We really enjoyed spending time in Michigan for the first vacation.
    We appreciated the recommendations on food and things to do.


  2. cathy crachiolo on August 1st, 2012 7:38 pm

    We had a great family reunion. My Husband and myself, 3 daughters , 3 son-in-laws and 8 grand children. We rented both cottages. We had a great time. The pool was perfect and only a short walk to the private beach.

    All the rooms were in good order and the kitchens were wonderful.

    We would like to come again.

    Thank you
    Cathy and Steve Crachiolo and families.

  3. Maureen De Matoff on August 8th, 2012 9:00 pm

    We loved our vacation at the Lakeside Beach House – so much in fact that we’ve already booked again for next year! We stayed in Cottage A and it was perfect for our family of 8. The swimming pool is a wonderful added bonus. After a day at the beach (a short walk away) we’d come back to “our” cottage, use the outdoor shower and all play in the pool. The cottage is very well maintained and the garden area is
    lovely. Altogether a great vacation place.

  4. Flanagan family on August 26th, 2013 10:13 pm

    We had a great time. The cottage was, cute, well laid out, and very clean. It is very close to the lake with a nice beach. We hope to come back again next year.

  5. Muriel Learned on September 2nd, 2013 4:05 pm

    We’ve been going to Beach House A for about 11 years now…as many of our family as can do visit us. Almost every year we say we probably won’t go again because the grandchildren are getting older and involved in sports and driving! But every year we come back– we can’t resist and many of our kids and their kids join us. It has been a great family tradition.

  6. Robin on June 11th, 2014 11:46 am

    We stayed at Beach House A for a girls weekend and had such a wonderful time! The beach and pool were accessible and clean.

    The cottage had all the basics we needed to have a fun weekend, and the grill was a big perk!

    This was everyone in the house’s first visit to Lakeside and we definitely will consider returning!

  7. Learned family on September 20th, 2014 6:44 pm

    Loved it again. We grew up in the area so we invite the whole family parents, grandparents, grandkids, cousins… and we all come and go.

    We have stayed numerous times at the cottages.

    We feel like it’s *our* house. So much fun. We have very good memories.

  8. Mary Bradley on October 15th, 2014 11:04 am

    Definitely recommend this cottage. Stayed for 2 nights in Sept. 2014. Nice roomy home with comfy furniture nice living room kitchen, 2 bathrooms super….Great location close to beautiful beach. Whirlpool looked great, but no time to enjoy. We were riding in the Apple Cider Century…so very convenient for that. Improvement suggestions; need kitchen towels and sponge to clean dishes. Also found having to wash the bed linens ourselves to takes too much time….. all places we stayed in before had that included in the rates and had house cleaners do all linens. It would be nice if there weren’t so many rules and regulations…. I can understand concern for the property and neighbors surely, but it was a bit off-putting and time consuming to complete. If there is any way to make the booking/rules less lengthy and welcoming etc that would be super. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing your home with us…. we hope to come back again next year!

  9. Dan on October 23rd, 2014 12:55 pm

    I hosted a (quiet) bachelor party at the Lakeside Beach House in mid-October and had a great time. The hot tub was a great amenity as well as the grill and ample bedding/furniture. It definitely felt like a real home. The proximity of the beach was nice too.

    Great stay. I would consider it again.


  10. Catherine Ragen on November 3rd, 2014 1:08 pm

    We enjoyed a lovely moms get-away weekend in your lovely cottage B. The beds were comfortable, the walk to the lake was gorgeous in the Fall foliage and we loved looking up at the stars while relaxing in the hot tub each night. Thanks for providing us with a beautiful backdrop to our annual weekend!

  11. Greg and Juli Lapp on January 14th, 2015 4:15 pm

    Just the two of us got away for a cold wintry weekend of 3 nights. We visited 3 nearby wineries, Lemon Creek, Domain Berrien and Round Barn. We stayed on the A side which was nice, quiet neighborhood but a cold wintry weekend. The lower level took a bit to keep warm but it was very toasty upstairs. The stairs are steep to the upstairs and would not recommend to anyone with mobility issues. Although the steps are rough grips to help with going up and down. Did not use the hot tub but it looked nice. Owner was easily reached when the front door had a minor issue to open and was easily remedied with pulling. This would be a fun place to stay with family members or friends in the warm summer season.

  12. Allie on January 14th, 2015 9:51 pm

    My family enjoyed a great Christmas gathering at the Lakeside Beach House. We greatly enjoyed the hot tub and fireplace, especially after most of the family braved the icy cold Lake Michigan water for a polar bear plunge.

    We’re hoping to make our visit an annual tradition.

  13. Brian Frazier on January 15th, 2015 11:56 am

    We stayed with two other couples for New Year’s Eve on Cottage A. We had a fantastic time using the hot tub and building a cozy fire in the living room. The location of the cottages is fantastic and we were able to take advantage of visiting some cool local spots. Highly recommend visiting the blue plate café for breakfast or lunch which is within walking distance to the cottages.

  14. Mike & Debbie Mosley on September 8th, 2015 10:56 am

    My family and I stayed in cottage B and had a great time. The house was well equipped with everything you need, it felt like being at home, but on vacation. The pool was clean and warm which made it very enjoyable. Just a short walk to the private beach and beautiful sunsets. The restaurants and breweries were just a short drive and all had great food. We also got to visit the Zoo in Michigan City, Indiana which was fun and only about a 20 minute drive. We will definitely stay here again and recommend it to our friends and family.

  15. Drew on November 6th, 2015 6:03 pm

    Had a great weekend this fall at the lake house with a big group of friends for my wife’s birthday. The keyless coded entry made it extremely easy and the place was clean and very cozy. With a quick drive from Chicago and such an easy access to the lake we’ll definitely be back. The hot tub was great too!!

  16. Kathi Wieringa on March 27th, 2016 10:15 pm

    We had a fabulous girls weekend at the Beach House. The kitchen in unit B as well as the sun room were great places to hang out together. We loved the hot tub and the closeness to various wineries in the area. The house was cozy and we all felt at home as soon as we walked in. Thank you for sharing your house with us.

  17. Jim Wehrly on August 8th, 2016 9:43 am

    Our entire family spent the week at the cabins and enjoyed every minute. We felt welcome as soon as we entered the cabins for the first time. Nice clean cozy cabins. Plenty of room inside and outside. We spent A lot of time visiting the surrounding area places to eat and drove to many attractions,mostly restaurants, lol. We would rent the 2 cabins connected again without hesitation. The beach was great, clean and HOT. Very refreshing. There was 10 of us in each cabin and never ran out of hot water. That was nice and not expected with that many people. Thank you for sharing your cabins with us it was a nice quiet getaway for us to enjoy family.

  18. Robin Vidoni on September 22nd, 2016 2:22 pm

    These cottages are adorable and even though they’re nestled among other cottage owners the natural landscaping and setting of the pool/jacuzzi area lends itself to beauty and privacy. The beach is superb!! i have relatives on Lake Michigan further north in the Holland area and they were not enjoying an extensive beach we relished in Lakeside. We were there when temperatures soared into the low 90’s and Frank (the owner) was very receptive to our need for an additional A/C window unit on the second floor to sleep comfortably at night. This is the perfect getaway on Lake Michigan…hands down!! Take it from a long standing Lake Michigan cottage renter!!

  19. Lori Mivshek on November 10th, 2016 11:44 am

    A group of friends from work and our husbands took our first trip together to Lakeside Michigan! The Beach House was the perfect accommodation for our group! We enjoyed the large kitchen and dining room for gathering in the mornings and evenings. We took day trips to Wineries and Breweries. We enjoyed the short walk to the beautiful beach! The hot tub was a hit! Thank you for the great accommodations! We will be back for sure!

  20. Kathy Tomayko on August 15th, 2017 1:12 am

    My family had a great time at your cottages. The beach was just a short distance from the cottage and was beautiful. The bikes provided were fantastic for a daily ride. We took trips to the Winery and some of the antique malls. The cottages were adequately equipped with a highchair and pack ‘n play, so we didn’t need to worry about bringing those with us. Thank you for the great accommodations!

  21. Kelli Doherty on September 21st, 2017 6:02 pm

    I hosted a bachelorette party at these houses and could not be more pleased! The house, pool and property were very clean. Tons of sleeping space and the kitchens were very organized with everything we needed. We had such a great weekend at these cozy cottages! Thank you for sharing your houses with us! I would highly recommend to others:)

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