Northern Michigan Vacation Rentals
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Arrived on a Sunday and found this note: "No air conditioning until Tuesday! We apologize for the inconvenience! Fan in Bedroom Closet."
Even with the fan, it was stuffy in the apartment with no AC so I had to keep the windows open. Apartment is just off a busy road and noise from cars and trucks was very disruptive at night. Then, on Tuesday without contacting me ahead of time, a contractor entered the apartment and did some major work to install a plywood window frame as an exhaust for a noisy temporary portable unit which sat on top of a table in the dining area.
I'm really disappointed with the inconveniences and disruptions that I experienced during my stay and I asked the owners to discount my rate in recognition of the fact that my experience with the property was not 'as advertised'.
Here is their callous response: "your request for a discount was declined because the weather was not unbearable and the system was not down for the entirety of your stay".
It's pretty clear that the owners of this property put their own needs before the customer and so I'll be choosing a different place to stay in the future.
If you decide to rent this property you might get lucky if everything is working and you don't need to deal with the property management, but if something does go wrong, consider yourself warned!!!
This 1 bedroom condo is in the perfect location. It provides easy access to Starline's Mackinac Island Ferry Terminal that is SOUTH along State Street; a short 7-8 minute walk. Condo is across the street from St. Ignace's Ace Hardware Store, placing it in the center of everything in town, with easy walking access to shops and the boardwalk along the water's edge. You will need a car for grocery runs to Family Fare Supermarket and there is a designated parking spot for the unit. The condo is clean, well-equipped and cozy. The air conditioner worked well (which was nice since the area had unexpectedly high temperatures the week we were there). Unit is professionally managed by North Michigan Vacation Rentals (NMVR) 906-643-9242. They responded to all my emails within 24 hours, and approx 2 days before our scheduled arrival, they provided door code for independent access to the condo.
Great location great apartment!
We loved this apartment and will definitely be back in the future! Was perfect for a mom-daughter-granddaughter getaway.
We had a great time. Beautiful condo.
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Northern Michigan VR
Spacious, clean and comfortable
Usually I choose properties with more reviews than this one had on VRBO. Glad I took a chance - it was PERFECT for my husband and me (and the guest book shows it's been a rental since at least 2011). We were pleasantly surprised by the size; the pictures are accurate. And it's lovely! The view is mostly of a hotel parking lot, with a glimpse of the lake beyond - but huge windows let in lots of light. Lots of space to cook. Comfortable TV viewing. Fast WiFi. Comfortable bed. Really quiet, at least during our October stay. Excellent location.
I have only two tiny suggestions and one caution. Could use a brighter light source near the couch, for reading. Kitchen knives need sharpening. And if you're sensitive to scent, note that there's lots of air freshener/drawer scent in use.
Again, these are small things. Overall, I highly recommend. In fact, I would consider renting both units for a family getaway.
Hi Mary Jo,
Thank you for the positive review......Yes, it was actually the first downtown condo type rental in St. Ignace and was so before social media was big and it didn't have a lot
of reviews because we rented it through our company...(we(the owners) actually lived there when building our home). .Now almost all rentals are online with reviews following so we appreciate the nice feedback as well as suggestions.
Knives are being sharpened today and new lights on the way:) will check the scent note too!
It's a great place for two families because of the connector units so hope you can take advantage of that too!....
Cheryl & Jimmy ( owners)
Northern Michigan VR (Management)
Wonderful overall with a few small shortcomings!
By and large we couldn't have asked for better! Excellent location, clean, cozy with all the modern conveniences. Property manager met us there as she was prepping the other unit and she was friendly, welcoming and helpful. We had only three concerns. First, a number of electrical outlets appear to have only one live connection of two. Not terrible but inconvenient if you have a number of devices to plug in. I advise you bring a power strip or two. Second, while the kitchen is well-equipped there's no room for the lister to note what small appliances or cooking utensils are present, so my advice is if you think you may need it, bring it. This is not to say the kitchen is lacking, just that it's best not to assume something will be there! Finally, the unit shares a common access hallway with Unit #2, which is fine, HOWEVER i saw nothing in the listing noting that there are two doors from the hallway into this unit; one is the standard "front" door and the other, not mentioned, is in the bedroom. I presume this is to service large families/parties who have rented both units and wish to share the space (which is fine!), but we felt somewhat uneasy with an access door right beside where we sleep. This creates additional problems when the neighboring renters are loud; either the hallway acoustics are excellent or the walls are quite thin as we were woken up several times by loud voices, the neighboring refrigerator's ice crusher and slamming doors.
Overall though we had a wonderful time; the condo is perfect for a couple looking to get away without leaving behind the comforts of home, and St. Ignace is a charming town and a great "jumping off point" for day trips throughout the UP.