Kid friendly home in beachwalk resort – wal… – vrbo gas water heater reviews 2013


Enter through the screened-in porch that offers a table and 2 rocking chairs for easy outdoor relaxation. A gas grill is available for lunch or dinner preparation. You can enter the home by way of French doors leading to an open living room/dining room/kitchen area perfect for the whole group to gather for meals or games. This space offers large flat screen T.V. in addition to the seating and dining table. The first floor queen bedroom also offers a flat screen T.V and opens to the porch through another set of French doors. A full bathroom with whirlpool tub rounds out the first floor.

The second floor offers two full beds and a bunk bed, fireplace, flat screen and attached 3/4 bathroom. There is so much to do and see, so pack up the included wagon with beach toys and the kids and head to the resort pool (seasonal), Lake Michigan or the Sand Castle Park to start your day. Everything is within walking distance including the tennis court and basketball court. Parking is included for up to 2 cars at the home.

We were looking for a last minute weekend getaway for two families totaling 10 people, not too far from Chicago. I had been eyeing Beachwalk for a few years but never made a reservation. We were able to get two houses with facing porches (Crickets Corner and Beachy Keen) which was the perfect set up. I was pleased that we could reserve for just a weekend, when many places in IN/MI require a week’s stay in the summer. The house was very nicely decorated, very cottagey and cute. (Only complaint is the master bedroom hard and uncomfortable with terrible sheets, I nearly slept on the couch…please replace this 🙂 We had a fire pit and grill and a cute wagon to wheel our beach gear to the beach. I thought the location of the house was perfect…a little off the "main drag" by the pool but a short walk to everything. We had a little fountain pond right in front of the house. The resort itself was beyond cute. I loved the natural really feel like you are in the Hamptons or some beautiful beach town on the Florida coast. Golf carts were the main mode of transportation to the beach and around the resort. Unlimited paddle boarding and kayaking on the beautiful interior lake was a game changer. And the fishing pier?? Our kids caught fish after fish, and they were big ones. The pool, the tennis and basketball court, the cute coffee shop with the very friendly lady doling out our daily caffeine…these were all highlights. The beach was beautiful. This place is really well thought out. Plus, we got here in under 90 minutes. We are most definitely coming back. It was much better than I expected it to be.

I want to note that I rent full a full 6 month last winter and had no problems with another house AND it was bigger and less expensive. I wanted to try a new house which was a huge mistake.Nothing but bad.House wasn’t ready.I had to pay moving guys for another 4 hours to wait.Main downstairs bedroom was freezing.About half of the homes windows have severe breezes coming through them.There were days I had to stay upstairs all day because it was so cold downstairs.Had to pay moving guys to come back and move up down and vice versa.Phone wasn’t working for 5 days. I work at home so I lost 3 days of work at $980.Nothing was done in regards to a credit.They had Comcast.Instead of adding phone to it, the had an ATT installation, so I had to pay for that too.I had the BW guy come to cleat the kitchen drain.Used a bottle of Drano weekly on it.The beds are extremely hard and uncomfortable.Glad I had my own mattress. Had to put a queen on a full since downstairs was so cold.Towels were incredibly cheap. Went and bought my own.Power went out twice.First was in candles, no was lucky I had a headlamp.Front door handle broke and I needed to get also put some insulation strips in the door since the air leaks were so bad.Dishwasher wheels broke regularly and I had to keep putting it back together.Didn’t clean very well anyway.Only used the microwave three times.The last time the door wouldn’t close.The front panel was falling off.Sofa was okay.The rest of the chairs were rock hard and not comfortable.Layout downstairs was terrible.The huge dining table had to be pushed into the living area in order to both work in the kitchen and have people at the table.On nice days, it’s loud.The kids like to skateboard down the little hill in front of the house.Don’t rent this house for more than a weekend.The BW staff was incredible as usual.Not one complaint there. Only praise.