The views from the windows are breathtaking! Everything in/around the house is thoughtfully organized and provided for an amazing vacation. We loved reconnecting and relaxing and exploring the island. It was so nice to have a big beautiful kitchen to cook in (and we also loved eating at Shamrock and Dahlwinnie's).
We are already talking about when we can return to this beautiful place - thank you so much Rene and Larry for providing such an AMAZING place!
The only downfall was that the week (May 8 - May 15) was when the mayflies (midges) are out and the swarms prevented us from enjoying the outdoor activities (sitting on the patio or the hammock). But we are excited to come again at a different , less buggy , time. 🙂
We had a great time on the island and in the beach house. I couldn't have asked for a better place to stay during my trip. You guys had the house stocked with everything we needed to cook and have a great time. And the house is decorated beautifully! My only complaint is my stay was too short! I cant wait to come back ????
WONDERFUL COULDN'T ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE FOR A LAKE MICHIGAN RETREAT. THE BEACHHOUSE IS EVERYTHING YOU COULD WANT, GREAT VIEWS, AND DECORATED WITH FUN AND FUNKY AS WELL AS COMFORT AND CLEANLINESS. THE BEACHHOUSE IS EVERYTHING YOU COULD WANT ON BEAVER ISLAND. GRACIOUS HOST TO SEE TO ALL YOUR NEEDS TO MAKE YOUR STAY SO ENJOYABLE
Beautiful house, spotlessly clean, great location, easy beach access and wonderful view. Easily accommodated five adults for the family to enjoy a few days exploring the island. The hosts couldn’t be more pleasant. Conveniently located within walking distance to groceries, restaurants, bike rentals and ferry.
The home and location was great for a quick getaway with another family. Plenty of privacy for 4 adults and all the kids could share a room. Located close to groceries, bike rentals, food and gift shops so a car is not necessary to enjoy yourself for your time on the island. Gorgeous views of the lake and all the amenities you need to fill your time. Friendly and attentive hosts and most importantly, the home was very clean.
This beach house is perfect for two families with 4 children. The arrangements of the bathrooms and bedrooms makes it perfect for sharing space. The location of the house is very nice too because the grocery store is with in walking distance of the house. The beach is beautiful. We had a lovely time
Spent a fantastic 4 days in July on Beaver Island at Play Outside Beach House. It’s peaceful, clean, convenient, and nicely furnished. Owners are very accommodating and aim to please. It was good to unplug (no traffic, no phone calls, no TV) to feel the gentle breeze and watch sunrises and sunsets. Another plus: allergies disappeared! Pristine beach with “see your toes” clean water and enough sunshine -find it all at “play outside”. We will return again!
The Play Outside Beach House is a hidden gem, a getaway island paradise where we felt at home the moment we arrived. It was a perfect retreat for our family of 4 with 2 young kids, where so many loving details were considered for them: beach toys, outdoor games and balls, indoor games and toys, painted sky/starlight ceiling in downstairs room, kid-friendly decorations and artwork, fun furniture and above all - safety features throughout the house. Although we enjoyed exploring the island on the provided bikes plus a rental with kid carrier, everyone agree that the best part of the island was the this house. We enjoyed nearly every meal outside on the very large private deck, while we took in the breath-taking views of the amazingly clear water. The water is such a beautiful pallet of deep blue to aquamarine, and clearer than any we've seen in the Caribbean or Gulf Coast! The kids spent so much time outside on the beach and in the water, that my wife and I could re-tank a lot of valuable quality time together while watching them from any number of comfortable spots at the POBH: deck, hammock, fire pit seats or other chairs on the beach. The air, the water, the smells are all unexpectedly fresh and will transport you back to yesteryear vacations with family to Lake Michigan shores. The attention-to-detail at this property are what you'd expect from a 4-star hotel. Once you arrive at this wonderful property, you will want to stay and savor it the whole time - it's the best part of a wonderful island. Thank you Rene and family for sharing this lovingly-restored home with us; we will never forget it, and we hope to return soon.
Nine adult family members gathered together to bury my mom’s ashes on Beaver Island. Rene was so accommodating and had added so many little touches to make it feel like home. We never felt on top of each other and EVERYONE raves about the place. This is truly an example of location, location, location!! The most amazing sunsets that you can watch from the deck or at the fire pit on the beach. I would totally recommend this rental to everyone!