We are on the road again, this time for Jeff's family reunion. We left Wednesday evening stopping in Chicago for the night before proceeding Thursday morning up the west side of Michigan to the town of Pentwater. Pentwater is a two hour drive from Grand Rapids and is just about as picturesque as summer towns in Michigan get. Year round the town's population is very small (around 850 people) but in the summer the village swells with vacationers primarily from the Chicago and Detroit metro areas. One of the main draws to the area is that there is access to both the "big lake" - Lake Michigan and the "little lake" - Pentwater Lake. This gives people the best of both worlds - great beaches on the big lake with all the activities of a small lake. Some of my favorite local attractions are:
- House of Flavors - amazing ice cream!
- The Brown Bear - some crazy large burgers
- Cottage Garden Cafe - really yummy breakfast
House #1: $0 - $250,000
This is a true fixer upper - it doesn't even list number of bathrooms. However, it has such great original charm and is close to town and the beach. So many possibilities with this one!
House #2: $250,000 - $500,000
This house sits on an amazing lot with direct access to Lake Michigan. I love the big screened porch for those buggy summer nights and how this home is sited amongst the trees.
House #3: $500,000 - $750,000
This house sits on Pentwater Lake and would be a boat lover's dream. I personally enjoy the use of cedar shake and all the windows.
House #4: $750,000 - $1,000,000
This home had very few pictures and little description. However, you can still tell what an amazing house it is/could be. I can only imagine the amazing views and how much privacy you would have.
Hope everyone has a relaxing weekend!