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#1 User is offline   K-Rae 

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 04:14 PM

Anyone care to share their thoughts on Beacon Cove. With the drama going on with Waypointe, I am looking at other options. I was quoted $1900 - 2300 for a 32' well (I have a 29' boat). Does that seem right? I know someone in row J who pay $1,500 or 1,600. How is the water in there? Does it get congested? Is it clean?

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 04:27 PM

YIKES. After a post farther down, I realized I was thinking of Belle Maer instead of Beacon Cove. I left the Belle Maer comments below but will add this regarding Beacon Cove:

We did look at Beacon Cove last year when we were shopping around, and it was definitely a contender near the top of the list!

I think it's more convenient to get to, from I-94, than Waypointe, BMH, M-R or some of the other marinas on the Clinton River. You exit at Metro, then take Crocker right down to Jefferson. Quick. Lots of stuff (stores) around there too if you need to pick stuff up on the way or run out from the boat.

I was at Beacon Cove many years ago and had one of the last wells before the harbor entry/exit. Was a little rocky sometimes with all the boats going in/out and also some wave action from the lake, but nothing you wouldn't expect in that proximity. Looks like they've kept the place up pretty good, especially comparing to a lot of marinas in SCS (JBM excluded).

There used to be quite a few people on LSCN who had boats there. They're probably still on here, just not nearly as active as they were. You might search the members list directly for "beacon cove" and maybe PM some of them for personal perspectives.




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My original post about Belle Maer:

We talked to them last year when we were considering moving marinas.

A couple things. It is expensive, but a VERY nice marina. They also let you 'hang out' well beyond the slip... I think like 4 or 8', so you can put a dingy or jetski in front of the boat and still get yours in the well. This also means you can get (and pay for) a smaller slip than your boat as long as your beam fits.

Security is tighter there than I think ANYWHERE else on the lake. This could be good or bad. Unless it's changed in the past year, they don't let anyone in unless you have a card. Good, so you don't get 'rif-raff' in there, but could be a problem if you forget your own card and have to drive all the way back home to get it!! You also have to go to the gate to greet your guests... no just giving them the code or their name to get through security.

This post has been edited by KMC: 12 March 2017 - 12:21 PM

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 07:59 PM

My friend who was at Waypoint last year didn't want to deal with the BS and rented a well at BCM for this upcoming season.
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Posted 11 March 2017 - 04:24 PM

Beacon cove is nice and m or l dock is the best since it's walking distance to the pool
Guests have to park up front but they run golf carts that the wells
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Posted 11 March 2017 - 04:54 PM

Think you could do better at Markley and have year round for that kind of money. You could also go next door to harbor club if you don't mind the poopy water and pukey bathrooms in the am. Lol
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Posted 12 March 2017 - 06:51 AM

Markley is more expensive and if you add in all the idle time up down the river it adds up.
That would be all 💩 water lol
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Posted 12 March 2017 - 12:12 PM

We enjoyed our time at Markley. Yes, it is a longer cruise to hit open water, but you can also use that time to prep your visitors on what to do and don't do. Lots of fun stuff to see and talk about on the way up and down the river. You can spend the way back up river cleaning up the boat and preparing to leave (if that's what you need to do). Not all wasted time.

Also, when it's windy out you can still take guests for a cruise up and down the river, even hitting one of the places like Crews Inn for lunch.

ALSO... I edited my earlier post... I was thinking Bell Maer, not Beacon Cove!! Oops!
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Posted 13 March 2017 - 11:47 AM

Could try hideaway harbor right next door to beacon.
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Posted 13 March 2017 - 05:24 PM

Hideaway is more basic but pricing is about the same
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Posted 13 March 2017 - 05:36 PM

Now you can get a better view at hide for the same price
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Posted 14 March 2017 - 12:37 PM

Big_Z said:

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Markley is more expensive and if you add in all the idle time up down the river it adds up.
That would be all 💩 water lol


I saw Markley had a special in the paper for 1800 I think. Would be worth a call, nice place, kept up well, mostly quiet.
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Posted 14 March 2017 - 03:39 PM

I believe 1800 is on the river
Which is cool view and parade or lights is nice.
Pool
And all the grass.
Idle
Time kills me
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Posted 27 March 2017 - 07:43 AM

The price sounds right. I like it and they have been upgrading for the last three years we just got new electric/water pedistals. It's fairly clean water except in the corners where stuff gathers depending on the wind. 24/7 security
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