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“Smelled like pi$$”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of The Beach House

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The Beach House
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Beautiful Michigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Smelled like pi$$”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2008

Beach cabin #27. STRONG smell of urine inside, I mean like somebody had a kidney infection smell. BAD. I cannot believe somebody actually has the guts to rent a place out for $250 for 2 nights and put their reputation on the line, and not clean the carpet. The floor was even sticky and stunk! We had to wear slippers all weekend. So much for the romantic weekend with my wife on the sandy beach with a great view. Within 20 minutes of our arrival, the owner walked two large dogs within 2 feet of our deck and door, led them to the corner of our cabin where the dogs peed. Pi$$ puddles within 4 feet of our cabin to welcome us!!!
I WILL NEVER BE BACK!!!!!

  • Liked — Beach and View
  • Disliked — The strong smell of urine inside and sticky carpet
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2008

We rented one of the economy/budget cottages and it was just fine if you plan on just sleeping there -- they are small, but clean. The bathroom fixtures were a little outdated, but everything was in good repair. The new owners were very nice & friendly, and the coffee & muffins in the morning was a nice touch. The beach is GORGEOUS and the lake is shallow enough to wade in & swim a bit. The pool & jaccuzzi are very nice as well. This place is very family oriented, but quiet - it's just a little off the "main drag" of town, so it's the best of both worlds. We chose this location because we wanted to save on lodging so that we could have more money to spend on fun stuff - it was a good decision - I'd stay here again!

  • Liked — Value & Location
  • Disliked — the bathroom was a little outdated
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Detroit
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2008

Heard recently that there was a change in ownership of this place so decided to try it out again. What a change in management. We were warmly welcomed and easily accomodated. The previous ownership (prior to July 1st) was very confrontational and hostile. That is definitely not the case now. I would recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
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Perry, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2008

OK Cottage, owners were busy bodies. Seen them looking through our window. Seen them looking in our car. Whenever we went out they were right there. No privacy. Will not stay there again

  • Liked — Right by the Bridge
  • Disliked — Owners
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2007

We had stayed at The Beach House on the weekend of July 6,7 & 8 2007. The cottages were very nice. there is a kitchenette with sink refrigerator and a hotplate. No microwaves for those that like the convenience, they do provide BBQ grills you need to provide your own charcoal, and cookware plates, and utensils. everything was clean and kept up very well. the owners are very accommodating and attentative to the needs of their guests.The indoor pool and hot tub was very well taken care of. the Beach area was a nice size and such a pretty view. For those that like to walk it is still close enough to take a nice walk in to town . We did walk to the docks to catch the ferry. It was a very enjoyable weekend and having a nice pleasurable place to stay just added to it.

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Additional Information about The Beach House

Property: The Beach House
Address: 11490 US Hwy 23, P.O. Box 141, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-8709
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Location: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Mackinaw City
Amenities:
Beach Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Mackinaw City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Beach House 2*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Beach House is the last stand of cottages on the water in Mackinaw City. We have a beautiful beach, great view of Mackinaw Island and Mackinaw Bridge. Nightly bonfires, kitchenettes available. We are pet friendly upon approval. ... more   less 
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