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2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 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.
Hi Nancy,

Just a quick note to thank you for creating such a marvelous cottage.
Your attention to detail and wonderful cottage/beach décor were fabulous.

The front porch and back patio provided great spots to unwind and relax. We were amazed at all of the wonderful items outside and how nicely everything fit together.

Anita and I even watched a few great thunderstorms while we relaxed on the new enclosed front porch. Even when we couldn’t be on the beach we still were able to enjoy the ambiance of the area and overlook the beautiful courtyard.

What a great location; so close to a large, private beach as well as a quick walk to the Whistle Stop to pick up almost anything we needed!

Seems like you thought of everything.
Thanks again, we hope to have an opportunity to stay at Covington Cove again soon!
Seth & Anita...Summer 2013


We had such a wonderful time staying at your cottage!

The cottage was very well appointed with absolutely everything we needed.
It couldn't have been more conveniently located with a stunning private beach only a few doors away and Whistle Stop Grocer and Red Arrow Roadhouse right around the corner.

The cottage itself was beyond charming and sparkling clean.

The thoughtfully beach inspired decor was incredibly soothing, and the back patio and garden were so intimate and cheerful!

Dealing with you was an absolute pleasure every step along the way. There is clearly so much love and attention given to the details of this perfect beachy cottage.

Thank you so much for sharing it with us!
Anne, Vince (my husband), Mary (my mom) & Zorba (my maltipoo)
Summer 2012
We loved the cottage so much, we will be returning for a week in August!

Dear Nancy,

your cottage was a wonderful place to spend a week in Union Pier. It was very clean, well lighted and decorated, and equipped with everything we could possibly need for a comfortable stay and trips to the beach.

We loved the mattress, the screened-in porch, and the charming enclosed area in the back. A very convenient location, close to the private beach, which our dog Harvey just loved, and a minute away from a good deli.

We were thrilled to discover Café Gulistan, a terrific ethnic restaurant owned by a very interesting Kurdish man only a few minutes away by car in Harbert.

You were a perfect host, helpful and eager to accommodate all our needs. We'll definitely return and tell all our friends about the Covington Cove Cottage. See you next year.

Best wishes, Ivona, Ray and Harvey Hedin
Summer 2012


It was a perfect week.

Thank you so much for opening your cottage to us.
It is beautiful and very relaxing.

Thank you thank you thank you!

The Swyers
Summer 2011

Hi Nancy,

We are home and basically unpacked & ready to digest the wonderful time we had at Covington Cove.

The cottage seems reminiscent of the cottage where Jim and I spent 8 months in England, way back in 1985. The Covington Cove Cottage brought back many memories for both of us of that dainty English cottage.

Your cottage also helped us take an additional positive step in our new mindset we're trying to embrace -- moving to our rental house in Goshen, sometime within this next year. Covington Cove helped me envision that at bit more.

So it was not only restful, but also a good time to ponder transition in a positive way.

I think you probably already realize how much we enjoyed our stay!
We thank you so much for allowing us to make last minute arrangements, and for your various counsels on how to most enjoy the Cove.

I had my uninterrupted a.m. on the lounge wrapped in a blanket this a.m. on the screened-in porch.
We also enjoyed pastries from Whistle-Stop.
So unique! Sooooo close!! : )

Well, blessings, Nancy.

We have enjoyed getting to know you through your cottage.
Jim commented about how all the little relax, simplify, live balanced, etc. messages resonated with our souls, and I had been already thinking the same thing!

Thank you so much for sharing the beauty and the ambiance of CCC!

Diane Hertzler, for Jim, too
Summer 2011


Bob and I want you to know how much we enjoyed staying at your cottage. The minute we arrived we went directly down to the beach and sat at the waters edge. I think I actually felt my blood pressure drop.

This vacation was the most relaxing time we have ever had. We did take a drive up to St. Joe's because we have always loved that spot but this time we couldn't wait to get back to Union Pier and your cottage.

We took walks at night and met so many nice people. As a matter of fact everyone we met could not have been any nicer. There was one couple who have been vacationing in Union Pier for over 20 years and they said this is the "Riviera of the Midwest" and we couldn't agree more. It is beautiful.

Thank you for having the perfect place in paradise for people like us to stay. You have everything there anyone would need and more.

Thank you,
Bob and Sally Mauro


The Cottage at Covington Cove is a wonderful escape in Union Pier.

It has all the creature comforts of a thoughtful home and having the beach steps away was a true luxury!

When looking for things to do besides the beach, all of the joys of Harbor Country are minutes away. It was also a treat to have our dog with us as he enjoyed lounging with us on the back porch and running up and down the beach.

We will certainly come back and look forward to spending many more relaxing, fun times at Cottage at Covington Cove.

Thank you for providing and maintaining such a clean, cool place!

Thank you,
Blake & Mandy
Summer 2011