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A Cottage at Covington Cove

2008 & 2009 Guests
What those that came before you had to say. Since the same folks come back from year to year, only testimonials from "new guests" will be listed unless a former guest has added something.
Good Evening, Nancy:

Just a quick note to say thank you for sharing your cottage with us. We had a lovely time and I really appreciate all that you did to make our stay such a pleasurable experience.

We were able to make it down to the beach for an extended stay on Friday afternoon/evening before the heavy rains hit! My dog ran like he has never run before!! He also enjoyed getting his feet wet in the water. The beach was all to ourselves and watching the waves roll in as we took in the fresh, crisp air was so relaxing!

Your place is beautiful and we especially enjoyed sitting out on your deck. and listening to the wind chimes. I love the way you have it decorated and in fact, you have given me some ideas for my own deck which will certainly include adding wind chimes. Of course, now when I hear the chimes, I will think of Covington Cove.

Thank you so much, Nancy- I hope you have a wonderful summer and I hope to visit Covington Cove again.

Stacey...Missouri (Spring 2008)

Dear Nancy,

We didn't take any pictures. My sister and I met at the Roadhouse as usual. We also enjoyed Casey's, Brewster's and The Stray Dog. For a late nite drink we visit the quaint bar at Timothy's in the Gordon Inn.

The Beach as usual was wonderful!

We will return next year!!
Anne and Bernie...Illinois (Summer 2008)

Dear Nancy,

The best thing I can say about this year's stay at the cottage is that it was the same as last years nigh on perfect.
The new television is really nice and I loved the landscaping changes.

But most of all, I love the order, peace, attractive decor and the beautiful beach.
Weather was perfect and so many people had their dogs at the beach that I had live entertainment most days.

Can't wait until next year for my dose of Covington Cove Cottage!

Thanks for making it such a welcoming place for five years now and I am already reserved for next year!

Rima...Illinois (Summer 2008)

Hi Nancy,

Thank you so much for the wonderful hospitality.
We had such a relaxing and fun time exploring the area near your cottage. Everything in the cottage was perfect--it was so nice to have EVERYTHING even though we didn't use it all.

The first thing we reached for was a cork screw and there it was! We watched some good movies including "Chalk" and "The Visitor" and even borrowed your "Basic Instinct". Still a great movie!

We had a massage in New Buffalo across the street from the Mexican restaurant. Lots of cold windy walks on the beach collecting rocks.
The lake never ceases to impress me. The sound of it on a windy day is deafening.

Simply awesome.

Janet and Friend...Wisconsin (Fall 2008)

2009 Guests
What those that came before you had to say.


Thank you so much for everything.

Staying at the Cottage at Covington Cove was one of the best experiences for me and my wife.
It was in the most perfect location only a few yards from the Red Arrow Hwy and from Lake Michigan.

We had a surprise of a bottle of wine when we came and that was not expected. This cottage was amazingly decorated and clean to boot.

We loved our stay and would definitely look forward to a return. Our little dog even enjoyed her vacation as well as she enjoyed her walks on the beach whenever possible.

I love this town and all the unique shops and restaurants. My wife and I love going to non-chain restaurants when we are out of town. We found nothing but that when we came.

Thank you for everything Nancy, this was truly a blessing. We hope our paths will cross again that we might need to stay at the cottage soon.

Jason, Becca (and Lucy) Elliott...Indiana (Spring 2009)
Hi Nancy,

Thank you for making available such a wonderful cottage.

It met our needs perfectly, and exceeded my expectations!

In sum, a wonderful visit to the beach and old haunts. Cathy got in the 56 degree Lake and climbed Tower Hill at Warren Dunes.
We all enjoyed your place enormously. Thank you.

Bostick Family...Pennsylvania (Spring 2009)

I'm telling you, Nancy, I walk into the cottage and my blood pressure drops 20 degrees. It feels like coming home...

I wander off to the beach and make sure everything is as I remember it, check the water levels.....never does a week go by as quickly but as enjoyably as when I'm at your cottage.

I wish there was a way to bottle this feeling of ease and relaxation from being here and decant it through the rest of the year.

Only bad part is the leaving but I remind myself "Next year!"

Rima...Illinois (Summer 2009)


We had a wonderful time in your lovely cottage. It is so well-equipped and charming!

We felt right at home, enjoyed long walks on the beach, and the bed was really comfortable!

We will definitely return whenever we can.

Thanks for your care and hospitality.

Barbara & Lucien Roy...Evanston, IL (Fall 2009)


You're place is wonderful.
You have fantastic taste, and you have made your cottage very comfortable and appealing.

Other than the normal amenities, we hardly used anything. We enjoyed our time there, and didn't want to leave, especially since the weather was everything we hoped for.

I will be looking ahead to see what may be available in the spring and/or summer 2010.

Thank you so much for your hospitality.

Again, thank you so much, and I look forward to our next time around.

George...(Fall 2009)

Hi Nancy.

Adrian & I had a WONDERFUL time at your cottage.

It is the perfect place for rest & relaxation!

Thanks again and we look forward to our next stay at Covington Cove.

Paula & Adrian...Chicago (Fall 2009)