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Pinestead Reef

Discussion in 'US - Central States Timesharing' started by Sugarcubesea, Jun 7, 2015.

  1. Sugarcubesea

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    Just got home from a wonderful stay at Pinestead Reef in MI. The weather was sunny and in the high 60's and 70's every day but our last day and it rained, since we were leaving I was good with that…

    It's really a nice resort in TC
     
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    I'd like to stay there sometime later in the summer when the water warms up. I'll keep my eyes open for it.
     
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    Truly that best time to go is in August, the water on Grand Traverse Bay has warmed up and the highs are usually always in the 80"then

    I hope you find a week to rent there…
     
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    One of the reasons I joined RCI was Pinestead Reef. However only summer weeks I've seen were early June and even that's rare. Great beach!
     
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    I have relatives in Honor just outside of Frankfort and have been in the area many times. I stayed in Boyne at the Bluegreen resort last week in August. Weather and water just right.

    I miss the salmon fishing, my cousin's health isn't good so he hasn't had his boat out for 3 years and has it for sale now.

    I'll have to put in a request with DAE to see if I can get a week there.
     
  6. Sugarcubesea

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    I kept hoping I could score a week but no summer weeks ever go into RCI, so I just broke down and spent the big bucks and bought one…

    I hope you are able to visit, its truly a well run resort….
     
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    Maybe I can entice you to trade for a week in Daytona, Orlando or Duboise one of these years.
     
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    I am going there next week, June 21st. I'm hoping it doesn't rain the entire time.
    I just book 2 nights in mackinaw also. How far of a drive is it from the resort to Mackinaw
     
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    Rachel, Did you purchase a week or are you just going there for the week?
    I think its about a 2 hour drive….Have a great week in TC
     
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    It is an RCI exchange. I was shocked that I was able to get one in June. Last year we had an exchange there in May and it was a little chilly. I love the location.
     
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    Pinestead - original owner, over 30+ years - rent/sale

    We bought two Cherry Festival weeks in July almost 40 years ago - a 2b/2b walk out to grass, next to the pool. Have always loved PR/TC. We also own week #5 which is gorgeous and serene in the winter plus offers access to all N MI has to offer. Great location.
    PR started us on our journey of owning 12 weeks/yr - from MI, to FL, HHI SC, CO, more.
    Sadly we are down to 3 weeks - just dont travel so much anymore.
    We do rent out PR and Boyne Mountain (week #9 - at base of chair lift, peak ski season) and are considering selling both, given a halftime place in Florida through the winters.
    Thanks for sharing your love of Pinestead and for sharing my info if anyone might be interested. Cheers!!
     
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    If you are driving on 31 north to head into mackinaw here are a few restaurants
    to try out

    www.legsinn.com
    www.damsiteinn.com
    www.pondhill.com has a garden cafe that would be a good lunch stop.
    Love dam site for dinner.
    Legs inn is just a unique place with great polish food.
     
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    We just checked into the reef and had dinner tonight at the Red Ginger in downtown TC. Amazing food and I love being at the reef. I had to rent this week but it's worth it to me
     
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    John, after I used it for a few years to recoup some of the sting of the high price I paid for this week, I will be happy to rent it out to you...
     
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    Visited The Reef in July - Oh Joy

    Once again very happy to see the great upkeep, talk to the wonderful staff, and reminisce with some of the owners about all the experiences had and memories shared over the years. What a joy to enjoy the Reef.
    Cheers,
     
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    Just returned from 4 glorious days at the "Reef" I went up with my aunt and cousin and we had fabulous weather and a great time..
     
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    We have a week reserved for next June. Looking forward to it!
     
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    You are going to have such a great time… This is an amazing resort, right on Grand Traverse Bay….:whoopie:
     
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    Resurrecting an old thread, but...just matched to a 6/16-6/23 2019 2BR 10/4. Too early in the season for swimming in the water, but the air temps should hit the 70s most days by then.

    This was via RCI, and only 25 TPU. IMO, that's a steal.
     
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    We just purchased a flex week at the reef. I love going there. The weeks of ownership are flex and fixed. There are some flex weeks in June but they are few and difficult to get. If you really want a week there visit the web site and there is a list of weeks for sale. Some weeks are priced as free or very little. The summer weeks however can run in the 1,000's. One great advantage of flex time is that you can break up your week into multiple stays without any addition fees such as cleaning.
     
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    Congrats, Kozman on PR Flex ownership. We are from Farmington hills as well. If you ever want to trade into Boyne Mountain let me know I have always wanted to visit/stay at Pine stead Reef. AL
     
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    Hi Al,

    Do you own outright at Boyne or do you have Bluegreen points. If the latter we might like to go to Hershey, PA or Savanna, GA or maybe even Shenandoah Crossing.
     
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    What week did you purchase?
     
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    Week 42. Around Oct. 20. Weather can be iffy.
     
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    You should have a great time. This is a nice time to be in TC, as it’s warm and before all the craziness of the cherry festival
     

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