A sandy backyard area thronged by tall beach grass means you’ll have no trouble envisioning you’re waterside at this stately Michigan home, which also features a putting green and a hot tub on its premises. Bonus: the house is only two blocks from Lake Michigan’s shore if you feel like switching up your swimming routine.
Rooms? Five bedrooms. Sleeps 14 guests.
The mood? An old charmer.
Location perks? The heated in-ground pool is accompanied by a hot tub, gas grill and a large outdoor dining area.
Budget range? A moderately-priced group trip.