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So very happy, just closed today on a week 33 at the Reef. It’s a 1 bedroom but it will sleep 6. I’ve got a flex 2 bedroom that I love and use and now this 1 bedroom week 33. I’m so happy, best New Years Eve present.
 

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So very happy, just closed today on a week 33 at the Reef. It’s a 1 bedroom but it will sleep 6. I’ve got a flex 2 bedroom that I love and use and now this 1 bedroom week 33. I’m so happy, best New Years Eve present.
Congratulations. You of course know that there is a special assessment payable 2019 to enclose the outer walkways. $175 for one bedroom and $250? for a 2 bedroom. However the MF remains the same. I purchased my unit in 2018 but opted to not use my week until 2019. I wonder if you could escape the SA by doing the same? Probably not and you probably want to use it regardless. Enjoy.
 

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Congratulations. You of course know that there is a special assessment payable 2019 to enclose the outer walkways. $175 for one bedroom and $250? for a 2 bedroom. However the MF remains the same. I purchased my unit in 2018 but opted to not use my week until 2019. I wonder if you could escape the SA by doing the same? Probably not and you probably want to use it regardless. Enjoy.
Yes, I'm aware of the special assessment and I'm happy to pay it because it will make our Pinestead Reef much better in the long run and keep our MF's down in the future because the brutal winter's in TC really wear away at the outer walkways and create the need for the reef to preform more maintenance in those areas. This will also allow the association to rent out association owned weeks in the winter and spring to continue to keep our reef relevant...
 
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Congratulations. You of course know that there is a special assessment payable 2019 to enclose the outer walkways. $175 for one bedroom and $250? for a 2 bedroom. However the MF remains the same. I purchased my unit in 2018 but opted to not use my week until 2019. I wonder if you could escape the SA by doing the same? Probably not and you probably want to use it regardless. Enjoy.
Kozman: Did you rent out your flex week via PR or did you rent it out yourself? Enjoy your stay in 2019, I agree I love the flex weeks and I'm thinking about buying another 2 bedroom flex.
 

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Kozman: Did you rent out your flex week via PR or did you rent it out yourself? Enjoy your stay in 2019, I agree I love the flex weeks and I'm thinking about buying another 2 bedroom flex.
I didn't rent it out at all. I merely paid for the week and they let me opt out of 2018 use. I told them they could do as they pleased with it. I'm actually at PR this week through RCI.
 

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Wow, that was nice that they let you opt out of 2018 use...How is it up in TC this week? The temps seem to be in the 20's just as they are in the metro Detroit area...

Have a great time...I always eat at "The Omelette Shop and Apache Trout and Grill
 

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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.
I own 5 weeks at Shenandoah crossing so e-mail me here on TUG if you ever want to stay there. Al
 

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Wow, that was nice that they let you opt out of 2018 use...How is it up in TC this week? The temps seem to be in the 20's just as they are in the metro Detroit area...

Have a great time...I always eat at "The Omelette Shop and Apache Trout and Grill
Love Apache Trout Grill! One of the best restaurants in the area. I highly recommend it. I also recommend the North Peak brewery and restaurant. Good food and great craft beer.
 

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Love Apache Trout Grill! One of the best restaurants in the area. I highly recommend it. I also recommend the North Peak brewery and restaurant. Good food and great craft beer.
Thanks for the tips dayooper , we stay at our lake cottage in Higgins Lake about 53 miles from there and will try several of your suggestions out this summer.
 

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Thanks for the tips dayooper , we stay at our lake cottage in Higgins Lake about 53 miles from there and will try several of your suggestions out this summer.
So many great things to do in TC! Take a ride on the Tall Ship Manitou. They have day, night and overnight cruises. If you are into wine, we love the Old Mission Peninsula winery (it’s in an old school house). Their Pinot Gris is very good. For fruit and port wine, Leelanau Cellars is great and we’ve always had a great experience wine tasting there. I’m not a Chardonnay fan, but their Tall Ships Chardonnay is good. There are several lighthouses in the area that are a great tour. No trip to the TC area is complete with out visiting The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. It’s very beautiful.

BTW - I enjoy Higgins Lake, especially the north side. I find it a better jumping off point for going to Northern Michigan than Houghton Lake.
 

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So many great things to do in TC! Take a ride on the Tall Ship Manitou. They have day, night and overnight cruises. If you are into wine, we love the Old Mission Peninsula winery (it’s in an old school house). Their Pinot Gris is very good. For fruit and port wine, Leelanau Cellars is great and we’ve always had a great experience wine tasting there. I’m not a Chardonnay fan, but their Tall Ships Chardonnay is good. There are several lighthouses in the area that are a great tour. No trip to the TC area is complete with out visiting The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. It’s very beautiful.

BTW - I enjoy Higgins Lake, especially the north side. I find it a better jumping off point for going to Northern Michigan than Houghton Lake.
Right, we are on the north end not to far from the north state park. We love that most up north cities are about an hour or less drive from there, plus easy access to I-75 and 127 North/South. My brother in law just closed on his US-2 lakefront home in Manistique so about a 3 hour drive from Higgins lake. Where are you at up there in Da-UP? 906 dayooper.
 

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Right, we are on the north end not to far from the north state park. We love that most up north cities are about an hour or less drive from there, plus easy access to I-75 and 127 North/South. My brother in law just closed on his US-2 lakefront home in Manistique so about a 3 hour drive from Higgins lake. Where are you at up there in Da-UP? 906 dayooper.
I’m Downstate, Flint area. I love the UP, lived there for 5 years and will go back whenever we can. I love what has happened to Marquette. The downtown area is so different from when I was there. Feels very much like a mini TC now.
 

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So excited, I will be up at Pinestead Reef for Memorial Day Week. So looking forward to this much needed vacation.
 

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So excited, I will be up at Pinestead Reef for Memorial Day Week. So looking forward to this much needed vacation.
Wow, thats great hope you get good weather that weekend. We are going to Higgins lake that weekend also. hope to trade in there to PR some day through RCI. Whats the best time of year to get a week there? " Non winter"
 

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Wow, thats great hope you get good weather that weekend. We are going to Higgins lake that weekend also. hope to trade in there to PR some day through RCI. Whats the best time of year to get a week there? " Non winter"
My favorite time is late May, early June, August and Early October or Late September.
 

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My Wife is a teacher, so maybe a long weekend in early October could work.
I try to avoid the Cherry Festival in TC, its so crowded and all of my favorite spots take forever to get to or eat at...
 

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Great Weather this Memorial Day week at the reef. It’s been in the high 60’s and low 70’s all week
 

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I’m up in beautiful TC at my happy place Pinestead Reef. The weather is 80 and beautiful
 
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