USA Michigan Lake Michigan Lakeside Listing #53157

Friendly Farms - Lakeside, MI

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9 reviews
Max. occupancy: 6 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Bed 3 bedrooms 3.5 bathrooms No pets 
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Fantastic family home near the lake with WiFi and large deck

Absolutely fantastic both inside and out, Friendly Farms is more than ready to assist in making the best memories mere minutes from the clear waters of Lake Michigan! With a wooded surrounding, this home offers natural privacy, and the exterior is reminiscent of a classic farmhouse, allowing everyone to slip into the simpler lifestyle in no time. Step inside, and you will be greeted by the breathtaking interior featuring colorful decor, high-end furnishings, and an open layout that will be absolutely perfect for mingling and entertaining after a full day of adventure. When everyone wants a bit of fresh air, the front porch, back deck, hot tub, and firepit area with Adirondack chairs can all accommodate guests as the sun goes down. Plus, the well-equipped kitchen right inside will come in handy when appetites are high so bring along a few recipes to whip up using the high-end appliances provided! With so much fun just waiting to be had, what are you waiting for? The lake lifestyle is calling!

Nearby Services and Dining Options
Cafe within 2 miles. Casual dining within 1 mile. Dine-in restaurant within 2 miles. Gas station within 10 miles. Supermarket within 7 miles.

Places to Visit During Your Stay

AttractionDistance From Home
Warren Dunes State Park Campground6.6 Miles
Warren Dunes State Park6.9 Miles
St. Julian Winery Tasting Room10.4 Miles
Shady Creek Winery12.6 Miles
Spicer Lake Nature Preserve14.1 Miles
Billy Goat 9 & Dine19.9 Miles
The Acorn6.5 Miles

Things to Know
Free high-speed WiFi
*A cat spends time at this home on occasion (not full time)
This property is managed by Vacasa Michigan LLC

City/town permit number: CR2022-0028

You must be 28 years or older to rent this property.




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Gas fireplace

Kitchen & dining






Beach access





Wireless router

HBO streaming

Netflix streaming

Sound dock

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private


Gas grill : Private


Beach towels



Parking & access

Electric vehicle charger

Safety & accessibility

Accessible bath/shower

9 reviews

Caitlin M. Sep 2022
A belated review but our family of five loved our stay at Friendly Farms! The fire pit and s’mores were a huge hit- the hot tub may have been an even bigger hit. Everything was cozy and comfortable and the location to local spots, beaches and more was great. We’ve already told friends about it and hope to come back again sometime!
Catalina P. Aug 2022
We had a great time! The house is in perfect condition and very clean. It's close to the train and it's noisy, but not that horrible.
We loved the walking path behind the house and being able to walk to the beach. It’s a nice place
Melanie N. Aug 2022
Perfect house with 3 nice bedrooms and private baths + 1 half. Loved the sunroom, hot tub and fire pit. On a busier road but with the windows being new didn't hear much sound even from the occasional train. Kitchen was stocked for a chef but like in the case of a lot of rentals the furniture is cheap and not very comfortable! One of our guests had to keep lying in bed for her back because there really wasn't a decent place to sit comfortably inside or out. I know it's a rental but we are older but in shape ladies, not overweight and just want a decent chair and sofa. Also the beach is now open there!
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Melanie. We appreciate your feedback and are delighted to hear that you had a good stay. We will be sure to pass along your comments about the furniture for consideration. Thank you again for your review. We hope that you'll come and stay with us again.
Leslie S. Jul 2022
This is a beautiful home and just like it is pictured. I would hesitate about rebooking this home for 2 reasons. One is an easy fix: there are no window treatments in the master bedroom. This resulted in an early morning sunrise wake-up one morning and then a wakeup during a thunderstorm with lightening. Having window coverings could prevent this from happening as well as dull the traffic noise from Red Arrow highway. 2nd reason: we never used our bikes that we brought all the way from Chicago. We just didn't feel comfortable riding them on Red Arrow highway to get close the the "action" of Union Pier. If you don't plan on leaving the location, then this rental is great--just needs window coverings in the master bedroom, in my opinion.
Manager response:
We're sorry to read you had any disappointments with Friendly Farms, Leslie. Window treatments have been suggested to the homeowner. Thank you!
Charity H. Jun 2022
The location was very convenient to everything, yet in a quiet little cul-de-sac. The house is gorgeous, very new, and beautifully furnished. The kitchen has everything, including filtered water and ice. There are so many lovely spaces to visit, eat, and play games together! The kitchen had everything you could need and then some. Wood was even available for the fire pit. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
Tiffany L. May 2022
Looks even better than the photos! Would definitely recommend!
Brenden L. Dec 2021
Everything about the Friendly Farms home is beautifully curated to make for a wonderful and relaxing vacation! From the cozy accomodations, to the delightfully well-appointed kitchen, to the fire pit that brings fond camping imagery right into the backyard, everything is a delight! Furthermore, the location is well positioned in relation to many local attractions, which the hosts have thoughtfully compiled in a binder for guest convenience. Even during what would often be called "off-season" we found plenty to do and delicious food easily accessible!

Vacasa's housekeeping team could see some improvement; some of the fresh towels were stained and the foaming-style handsoap bottles had been refilled with standard soap that clogged the nozzle. But these were minor hiccups were on Vacasa and not the host, and are nothing compared to the absolute delight it was to stay in this home!
Manager response:
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, Brenden, we are thrilled to hear your party had a wonderful vacation! We deeply apologize for any cleanliness concerns you encountered during your time with us. We appreciate this feedback as a means to continually improve our homes, as well as our guest's comfort and experience. We look forward to inviting you back for another wonderful getaway!