This "Happy Days" home on Long Lake in Honor Mi is the perfect place for a long fall weekend getaway or the family summer vacation. The house has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and can accommodate up to 12 guests. Enjoy the peace and quiet in the morning on the deck while sipping coffee and have fun with kids on sandy bottomed Long Lake, swimming or enjoying their favorite water activities. In the evening, enjoy an outdoor meal using our gas grill and then gather around the fire pit for s'mores and story telling. What a great way to bond with your family!. The "Happy Days" house is located only a few miles from great Lake Michigan beaches and canoeing down the Platte River. The famous "Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes" are located only 20 minutes away along a beautiful ride up M-22. A great day trip to "The Cherry Capitol of the World" Traverse City is only 30 miles away. You can also explore the area and visit many of the great wineries, golf courses and shops our area's little towns have to offer.
Waterfront Accommodation for up to 12 People
Northland Vacation Rentals
- Calendar last updated:
- 12 Dec 2018
About Northland Vacation Rentals
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This property falls way short of what you would expect from a very pricey summer rental. While it does have five bedrooms for a big group, the overall condition of the property was not good. Furnishings are mediocre, and sofa fabrics are dirty. Kitchen and dining areas are just fine. Screened porch is for storage, not seating.
Floor level is very spartan, but has pool table for those interested. The two floor level bedrooms are windowless. The main floor bedroom is the nicest, but I had to find a bedside lamp in another room. The two upstairs bedrooms are fine, except for marginal quality beds. Bathrooms were adequate. Overall, the interior of the home is nothing to brag about. Not well appointed; not very appealing. At least a dozen burnt out lightbulbs needed changing; I only was able to find a few replacements.
Maybe the most disappointing aspect of the property were the outdoor spaces. The upstairs deck was OK, and the gas grill was fine. Although the little ones enjoyed the spacious sand front yard on the lower level, the outdoor furnishings were cheap, in very poor condition, or nonexistent. Fortunately the rental agent graciously made a run for outdoor plastic chairs, or there would have been only two or three in half-usable condition. Outdoor storage bins were filled with dirty, mostly motley junk,
The best thing about the property was the nice beach area. While small, it was perfect for small kids, older kids, and adults. The beach area had a picnic table and four chairs. While the shed was a total mess, it was possible to dig out toys. All the inflatables we tried leaked. There was a small rowboat, but only one workable oar, and a canoe with likewise one oar. The paddle board and paddle were workable!
While the property was disappointing, we nonetheless had a good time. Long Lake is warm and beautiful, and the location is very good for access to Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore and Lake Michigan. This property needs some serious work and attention before we would come back. The rental company was kind to us, but there was only so much they could do.
We are sorry your vacation fell short of your expectations. We have gone through the water toys and organized the storage spaces, much more user friendly! All light bulbs have been replaced and battery operated devises checked! Since your stay we have reached out to the owner and shared your comments. They are very conscientious and want to make sure everyone enjoys their stay. We will be working with them to make improvements. Hope you enjoyed your gift certificate for dinner with your family.
Our group of 9 adults and 3 kids had a great time!
This was our first attempt at a family vacation with grandchildren. Happy Days was perfect for us. Plenty of space for gathering and privacy. Bathrooms were large and clean. Lots of linens, a well equipped kitchen and freshly groomed trail to the lake. We definitely recommend this cottage. Only negative is it seemed like we were the first to use outdoor toys and furniture. Thanks for everything!
So glad you enjoyed your time together at Happy Days. I know it took a lot of work to get everyone together. When you're ready for your next family reunion let us know we'd be glad to have you come back.
We had a great stay during the Christmas holidays! Our lab loved it too!!! Very cozy home with fireplace...very clean and comfortable....would like to come back again!!! We have stayed at alot of rental homes over the years but this was top notch!!!!
So glad you and your family enjoyed your Christmas stay at Happy Days. Great to have a pet friendly accommodation so your pooch could join too! With the snow and cold weather we had during your stay I'm sure the wood burning fireplace came in handy!! We'd love to have you come back anytime.
Cottage very roomy, kids liked game cabinet and paddle board. Sandy play area is great.
Kitchen well equipped, bedrooms roomy, good selection of life jackets. Wish ice maker worked. Did not appreciate the odor of the well water. Generally, the yard appeared messy with piles of old wood very prominent. We found fun things to do in the area. Cottage and grounds could be better maintained.
Thanks for taking the time to share your experience at Happy Days on Long Lake.
Glad you enjoyed the spaciousness of the home and it's waterfront location. Sounds like the kids stayed busy indoors and out! The owner is very receptive to guest requests and we will bring your comments to his attention. Enjoy the rest of the summer.
Loved this property despite not having AC or Wifi. We found that we didn't need it. Enjoyed mornings on the screened in porch drinking coffee and listening to the lunes on the lake. Spent most of our days down by the water, swimming and enjoying the view. Most of our evenings were spent around the bonfire. Accomodations were outstanding. Clean and plenty of space for the 12 of us. Also, we spent a day at the beach in franfurt and we were able to rent a pontoon boat and jet skis at the crystal lake marina. It was a great vacation.
Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences at Happy Days on Long Lake. It is a great house for a large group of people. Glad you were able to enjoy the lake and relax on the deck. Frankfort and Beulah are cute towns near by with dining and shopping options. Sounds like you kept busy on the water! We'd love to have you all come back again next year.
Secluded with private beach
Amazing for family trip! Plenty of bedroom and bathrooms. Large living area and private beach. Lake is gorgeous and warm
Thanks for taking the time to share your experience at Happy Days. So glad you all enjoyed yourselves. It is a great house with lots of space to enjoy inside and out. What great weather you had to enjoy all that the area has to offer. Would love to have you come stay with us again next summer.