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Bourbon, IN
Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

This place has the potential to be a wonderful resort but as of now, it's run down and dirty. The pier needs fixed and is unusable. The houses would be condemned in many cities. The owner is nice but rarely on site, leaving people to set be LOUD all night. It's ok for a single many who simply wants a...

2Thank NeednSun
Lapeer, Michigan
Reviewed 26 August 2013

We rented cabin #10 08/2013 for 4 days. 6 adults; 4 grandchildren. New owners/managers Tom & Deanie have their work/investment cut out for them (they also own Moonlight Bay on Spider Lake). I think they are making strides to improve. Tom stopped to meet us on day2. He was making a repair to a nearby cabin. He said he grew...

2Thank UponTheSunrise
Estes Park, Colorado
Reviewed 19 September 2012

The "manager" is extremely hostile, rude, verbally abusive, and is not taking care of the property. The small room that is supposed to have laundry facilities is full of filth, dead bugs, just one very dim light, and none of the machines works properly. Tried to dry my clothes for 2 hours and they never got dry. The manager never...

4Thank Marie M
Lakeshore, Canada
Reviewed 11 October 2011

I would agree with the other reviewers. Very run down, not clean; property poorly maintained. The owners however are very accomidating. We asked to be relocated to their other property ; Moonlight Bay which is much much better which they did with no problem (slightly more expensive however). They did not hound us about payment. Very disappointed about Shady Crest...

6Thank batman408
Hamilton, New Jersey
Reviewed 24 August 2011

The exact opposite of the web site description. Very very dirty. run down and out dated. Tiles repaired with duct tape, torn screens on screened in porch,old electric wires cut and hanging down back of cabin. Dirt smeared on walls, cob webs everywhere and filthy mattress pads. We had no grill all week and enough dishes for one person when...

5Thank nohappycamper_11
Moline, Illinois
Reviewed 10 July 2011

It was a decent resort and we had a good time because it was a family vacation. However, this was in spite of absolute negligence on the owner's parts. We arrived one hour after check in and nobody was around. Just a group of drunk people hanging out at the lakefront, one of those people almost drowned and had to...

6Thank camper19

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Address: Main St, Arbutus Lake, Traverse City, MI 49686
Region: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Number of rooms: 10
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“#10 cabin is the best as far as location to the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles UponTheSunrise, 26 Aug 2013 | Read review
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