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!