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We enjoyed the cottage very much.  
Our trepidations that it might not be all
that was advertised were laid to rest.  
There was plenty of room, the girls
were impressed with the well equipped
kitchen, the set-up for electronics as
well as for the outside activities worked
out well and there are, of course, many
activities within a short distance.  
Additionally, we were lucky enough to
have better weather than one might
expect at that time of year.  We would
not hesitate to return sometime in the
future, and would recommend the
place to others needing a place for a
large group.
-J. D.  June, 2003
Just wanted to drop you a note and
tell you what a great time we had up
in the TC area while staying at your
home in Omena.  The home was very
nice and made for a very enjoyable
vacation……We had a wonderful time
and can't really think of any
improvements to such a great place.  
We really enjoyed our week in T.C.
and look forward to doing it again
sometime in the future!
-A.S.  July, 2003
We had the most wonderful weekend
at the cottage.  The house was
beautiful and comfortable and the
views were spectacular! The colors
-V.H. October, 2003
What a great place.....The five grandchildren
were busy the whole time playing in the
water, tracking the deer prints, & watching
chipmunks play on the rocks.  It was so nice to
be able to sleep 16 people and still have beds
left.  Everything was provided for, even some
good reading books, toys for the kids, games,
etc.etc. The firepit provided many nights of fun
as well as the best smores.  Your house
provided a wonderful week of fun & rest.  
There is also an abundance of sand!
-P.L. July, 2003
Beautiful weather, cottage was
wonderful, campfires on the beach,
trips to Sutton's Bay, Northport,
Traverse City, tennis at Northport,
pontoon boat on Lake Leelanau to
Leland, lunches and dinners at
Eddies, Woody's, Bluebird, Sgt.
Pepperoni's, lots of fun and
-S.D. July, 2002
Thank you so much for sharing this
wonderful retreat.  We felt so
pampered!  The cappuccinos on the
deck were a perfect way to start our
day. The sound of the water, the
beautiful and ever changing sky
made for perfect relaxation.  What a
privilege to be here.
-E.W. August, 2003
What a spot for a family reunion.  
There were beds for everyone!  Thanks
for sharing
-M.T. September, 2003
With all of the cozy touches your house
seems like a bed & breakfast--only
without the breakfast and the
host!......Our group of 4 families was
very comfortable.
T.L. -August, 2003
We had a lovely time in your home.  It is
beautiful, as is the view…………Your
neighbor ……is quite a nice man and
clearly keeps an eye on things for you.  
He was kind enough to lend us some
jumper cables. As a last note, being a
school librarian, I was very impressed
with your book selections. Thank you
again for such a lovely retreat location.
Happy New Year,
-M. H. December, 2003
I was part of the group which just rented
(July  17-24th) and want to thank you for
renting your place.  Our family had such
a wonderful time and enjoyed the house
and ALL of its accommodations.  Your
place was very nice and worked out very
well for our large group, especially the
We hope to visit again next summer!  
-T.K.  July, 2004
Just a short note to say hi and let you know the clan
really enjoyed our week together at Roby's Retreat
in early
August. Thanks for making it available.  It is a lovely
place in a beautiful area! The weather wasn't great
but it didn't stop us from having a great time.  I hope
we can
do it again.
-E.C. August, 2004
It was WONDERFUL!  We enjoyed the house so
much - all your personality and warmth comes
through.  Thanks so much for a great time.
-S.M. July, 2004
Thank you so much for letting us spend a
week in your home.  We had such a
delightful time.  All 20 of us were in and out
during the week.  Only 5 of us were there
the entire time but 4 more stayed until
Thursday.  We really enjoyed ourselves.
Thanks again for all the work you do to
make this comfortable and homey for your
renters.  The little touches do not go
-B.K. June, 2004
Just wanted to let you know that we all loved Roby's
Retreat.... what a beautiful place!  Somehow - despite
all the beautiful pictures - you have to be there to
really appreciate it.  The screened in porch was
especially nice since we all love to play cards and this
enabled us to do that in the fresh air without the
added "benefit" of bugs!  We really lucked out on the
weather too......Thanks again PV for such a great
-A.B.  August, 2004
A great place! The location, of course,
is a great start, but only the start. We
slept all 18 of us very comfortably.
Everything necessary was supplied.A
very comfy and nice place. The
screened porch was great and the hot
tub a wonderful addition. We couldn't
have enjoyed our stay more. The fire
pit was enjoyed two out of our three
nights at your place and we hope our
singing wasn't too loud, but we were
having fun. The kids loved the paddle
boat too.
-Don & Mary Ann S. October, 2004
Great place for a big group.  Many
directions for people to disperse
themselves.  Also loved the large living area
on main floor for gathering together.  
Character of the home, with so many
games, books & good movies shouts out for
family fun times.  We found ourselves
admiring your style and wishing we could
meet you!  Thanks for a great stay.  We'd
love to come another time.
-K.S.  July, 2004
Memories of Roby's Retreat this week were rich with
the sounds of seagulls and children, jet boat
engines and coyotes howling.
We so enjoyed this vacation up North.  Family
gathered from as far west as Kansas and as far
south as Ashville, NC.  It was an idyllic week
weather-wise and the accommodations allowed for
space to run & space to gather together.  Thank you
for creating a space near such beauty for families to
come together to enjoy nature and the beauty of
each others company.
-T.C. July, 2004
Roby's Retreat
Michigan Lake Home for Rent - Perfect for Family Reunions - Immaculate 9 Bedroom
All-Season Beach Front Home on Grand Traverse Bay on the Scenic Leelanau Peninsula
Thanks for sharing your house.  It was a
great vacation and allowed me to appreciate
a part of the country I'd never spent time in.  
It was an enjoyable week with tons of family
fun and relaxation.  Thank you.
-A.S.  July, 2004
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