Name : Ups and Downes
Location : South Hill
Built in : The cottage was built around 1917
Origin of its name
We named our cottage on 2007. it is a playa on our name and all of the steps .
The cottage was renovated in 1990, by lifting the enter cottage and adding a two car garage, a laundry room and a master bedroom and bathroom. the upstairs bedrooms are still the original bed board walls and douglas fir floors.
The original cottage was on Illinois and moved farther from the lake in the first half of the 1900's
Cottage related family name : Downes
Generations in cottage so far : We are the first generation
Family established in cottage at : 2007
Name : Family traditions
We have been coming to Macatawa since the mid 70's, first as guests. then renters, then owners. We bought the Salty Dog, now The One Away, (2460 Grove Walk) in 1990 and were there until 2007 when we moved to 2442 Cedar Walk. We have have spent the Fourth of July in Macatawa most years, as well as several Christmas and New Years holidays
Name : Family Memories & stories
Memories of sunsets, storms, walks on the beach, jumping in the lake, gatherings of friends and family, and quiet times reading are as abundant as the sunshine!