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Get Away From It All at PINECONE COTTAGE

Get Away From It All
at PINECONE COTTAGE Pinecone Cottage Large deck with gas grill and herb garden Pinecone Livingroom with sleeper couch Cable TV, Internet and a film library Pine Loft bedroom with Queen bed Bedroom with queen bed Modern Bath Fully Equipped Kitchen, microwave, toaster, blender Waterfront Stairs and overlook deck Sunset at the Dock Bring your boat to our dock Eight sit-on-top kayaks for your use A fishing destination Pinecone Cottage has 8 kayaks for all ages Large dock and 108 ft of sand bottom waterfront. Great for swimming! Pontoon boat rides available 1st floor bedroom Sunset from the overlook Winter serenity for skiing, snowmobiling or holiday getaway

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Last updated: 04/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Allegan cottage description

Pinecone Cottage gives you the best of both worlds. Enjoy this lovely forest retreat where the 55,000 acre Allegan State Forest is at your doorstep and a 400 foot forest path leads you to 1800 acre Lake Allegan. For excitement, the colorful, festive attractions of the resort towns of Saugatuck, Douglas, and South Haven are only a 25 minute drive through country lanes. Charming, historic Allegan is only a few minutes away.

PETS ARE WELCOME. PETS STAY FREE!!! and they enjoy the 60' by 70' FENCED YARD. A large dog crate is provided for their care if you use one.

Fishing, swimming, kayaking & canoing, hiking and antiquing, shopping, wineries, snowmobiling and skiing are just a few of the activities at your doorstep. There are 20 golf courses within 20 miles. Art gallery tours and Art Barn classes for kids and adults.

Pinecone Cottage sleeps six, including a pine loft bedroom with Queen bed, a first floor bedroom with Queen bed and a Queen sleeper couch.

The lake overlook deck provides a great picnic spot while you spend the day swimming, fishing, boating, and relaxing on the swimming raft in the sun. The lake and deck are accessed by 70 stairs up the forest bluff.



Keywords: Cottage

Property Type

  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • Cottage
  • 2 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            PETS STAY FREE!! 60' X 70' fenced dog yard Dogs are allowed on the waterfront...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Minimum age is 21...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

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          • Shower/tub combination, bath towels and beach towels provided.

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Pantry Items:

            Spices, napkins, toilet paper are provided ...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            4...moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Kitchen
          • Toaster
          • Stove
          • Dining
          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils

          Amenities

          • Air Conditioning:

            Window AC...moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Washing Machine
          • Parking Off Street
          • Parking
          • Towels Provided
          • Living Room
          • Heating
          • Hair Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • PETS STAY FREE. 1800 acre Lake Allegan access, private waterfront with dock, swimming, fishing, 8 kayaks, swimming raft, private lake overlook deck for picnics and solitude, 55,000 acre Allegan State Forest at doorstep, power boat access, trails for hiking, skiing, snowmobile, large fire pit and firewood, 60 by 70 foot fenced dog yard, resort area with antique fairs, art galleries, festivals, Lake Michigan beaches nearby, orchards, shopping, golf, horseback riding, winerys, biking trails, fine dining, snowmobile clubhouse, theater, cinemas, film festival, Michigan's largest County Fair, Lake Allegan is just a 400 foot walk through the woods and down the 70 stairs, charming historic Allegan is 10 minutes away with restored Deco theater, boardwalk on the river, gazebo concerts in summer, restaurants, giant antique fair last Sunday of the month in spring-fall, 25 minutes to Saugatuck or South Haven for resort attractions while staying in your Pinecone Cottage Forest Retreat....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player
              • Video Library
              • CD Player
              • VCR
              • Games
              • Television
              • Stereo
              • Books

              Communications

                  • Internet

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Communal Pool:

                        Access to gated community pool available by arrangement....moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Boat:

                        Pontoon boat rides available by arrangement...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Kayak / Canoe

                      Theme

                      • Romantic
                      • Sports & Activities
                      • Tourist Attractions
                      • Family
                      • Adventure
                      • Away From It All
                      • Budget

                      Activities

                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Sailing
                      • Cycling
                      • Medical Services
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Hospital
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Laundromat
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Skiing
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Fishing
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Hunting
                      • Hiking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Swimming
                      • Restaurants
                      • Cinemas
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Museums
                      • Live Theater
                      • Library
                      • Churches
                      • Marina
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Playground
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Antiquing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Boating
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Gambling Casinos
                      • Walking
                      • Shopping
                      • Sledding

                      Other Activities

                          • We provide 8 sit-on-top kayaks for our guests use. We also provide a swim raft, life jackets, snowshoes, bonfire pit, dock and waterfront for fishing and swimming. Pets are allowed on the waterfront. Boat owners can tie up at our dock. Pinecone Cottage is located adjacent to the Allegan State Forest, with 55,000 acres of wilderness type recreation. Marked hiking and Xcountry ski trails are two miles from the front porch. Snow mobile trails are across the street and a snow mobile club house is two miles away. Join them in season for a pancake breakfast and community ride on the trails. The resort towns of Saugatuck, Douglas and South Haven are 20-30 minutes away. They offer boating, shopping, fine dining, antiquing, art galleries, famous Lake Michigan beaches, summer festivals, parks, dunes rides, horse riding stables, craft barn for creative types, wineries, 20 golf courses in the area, and lots more. Some must-do and see are: Crane's Pie Pantry, Earls Farm Market, Crane's U-Pick Apples, Do-It-Yourself Art Barn, Saugatuck Dunes Rides, Saugatuck Ferry, Oval Beach, Maritime Museum in South Haven, Grill House Restaurant, Fat Blossom Organic Farm, and dozens of galleries and antique venues, including the Baker Gallery in the Old Mill District of Allegan, and a delightful variety of restaurants, from picnic fare to fine dining. ...moreless
                           

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                          • The relaxing getaway we were looking for

                            The relaxing getaway we were looking for

                            • Guest Luli (Chicago, IL)
                            • Date of stay 06/01/06
                            • Review Submitted 03/03/07
                            We found this vecation spot more than 3 years ago and have been back for fall colors, summer greenery, and a cozy winter getaway. A short path through a lovely wooded area leads to the uncrowded beauty of Lake Allegan. I like to take a book or headphones to the comfy private lakeview deck, while other members of my family spend hours at a time in the water. As well as the swimming and boating, we like to fix picnics in the cottage kitchen and take them to the dock or deck.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 17/21

                          • You put Home in a Vacation Rental -- Thank you!!!

                            You put Home in a Vacation Rental -- Thank you!!!

                            • Guest Loreen (Peoria, IL, USA)
                            • Date of stay 07/20/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/30/13
                            In a world of chaos, little things do mean a lot. And, Chris and Nancy so deliver on making you feel welcome and diminishing your stress! They provide everything from dog bowls waiting for our fur kids filled with water to pizza pans for me to cook with -- Oh, thank you the kitchen is completely stocked so you can function! The cottage was super clean and the yard was secluded and peaceful. The dog area was huge and our dogs loved romping around out there! While here you are truly living in a "Certified Wildlife Habitat", and we loved it! The lake and docks were amazing with warm, clean water. We learned to kayak and it was very enjoyable. Allegan is a quaint older town with fun little shops to wander. The night we were there a street dance was going on! And, the cottage is conveniently located 30 minutes to great locations to visit! The Art Barn and Cranes (take a pie back to the cottage) in Fennville are a must do ... and Saugatuck is fun too! For anyone who is hesitant on renting an unknown place for vacation, you have no worries by trusting Chris and Pinecone cottage. We are currently planning next year's trip back! The Holloway-Duncan Family, Peoria, IL

                            Owner response: Thank you! We enjoyed seeing your family having a great time. You really took advantage of all this area has to offer. And there are still lots of vacation activities left to try on your next visit. We will look forward to seeing you again next year! Best wishes, Chris & Nancy

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Best vacation and money spent ever!!!

                            Best vacation and money spent ever!!!

                            • Guest Lynn O.
                            • Date of stay 10/11/12
                            • Review Submitted 10/24/12
                            From the moment we walked into this wonderful, fully equipped cottage we felt right at home. Loving details in every aspect, such as night lights doubled as a if needed flashlight in every room. Upon deciding we wanted to make an apple pie we were missing the cinnamon, when asking the owner if she had some, she indeed did and asked if we needed anything else. Rolling pin would be nice, it was provided. Even though it rained everyday that we were there, the complete comforts of home didn't dim our experience. The kids were able to use the kayaks in between the rainstorms. Campfire one evening, perfect plastic plates in the cupboard, wood provided. I don't think there was anything that we could have asked for, even a dishwasher so no one had K.P. duty, truly a wonderful vacation, beautiful grounds and the fall leaves changing color, WOW. We can't wait to come back. Allegan has many wonderful attractions and just a few minutes to artistic Saugatuck. Oh, and the wonderful fenced area so our 4-legged friends could run and be safe. Think that tells you that they are very welcomed, can't find that just everywhere, we could not have asked for anything more.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Relaxing Vacation!

                            Relaxing Vacation!

                            • Guest Bubby (Monroe, Michigan)
                            • Date of stay 08/18/12
                            • Review Submitted 09/05/12
                            This past summer my family and I decided to try something different for vacation and rent a cottage. We didn't want to spend a lot of time traveling to our destination and we wanted to be close to Lake Michigan without the expense. Pinecone Cottage met both of these expectations and more. We are a family of six with a dog. The cottage was comfortable, cozy and roomy enough for all. The lake is a little bit of a trek, but very easy to get to and there were plenty of kayaks for all. We enjoyed the quiet surroundings during the day and evening, as well as the campfires (with plenty of wood). The cottage provided everything as listed for my family as well as the dog. I could go on and on. We are hoping to visit again. Thanks Chris and Nancy

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.

                            Owner response: We enjoyed having you and hope to see you again!

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Perfect fit for canine and kayak lovers

                            Perfect fit for canine and kayak lovers

                            • Guest Darlene P. (Anderson, Indiana)
                            • Date of stay 06/02/12
                            • Review Submitted 08/01/12
                            Our stay was restful, and relaxing in an atmosphere of this clean and updated home. The 'cottage' offers so much more than we imagined at first. Although, the walk to the edge of the lake is down some stairs, I welcomed the exercise. For those who wish to bring along furry family, every convenience has been provided. A large fenced yard for secure home base for the pet, but close to hiking and provided kayaks for trips around the huge lake. If you aren't into groomed, manicured, lawns and want to use the ample back yard for play, cookouts, bonfires, frizbee, crochet or volleyball--this is the place for you. This area offers so much more than just a lake with the history, antiques, farm stands, riverways, and natural habitats. The hosts keep the place up well and are generous to help with any thing you may need.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • GREAT, PET FRIENDLY, GETAWAY!!!

                            GREAT, PET FRIENDLY, GETAWAY!!!

                            • Guest Dog Lovers (Lemont, Illinois)
                            • Date of stay 06/23/12
                            • Review Submitted 07/03/12
                            We stayed one week at the Pine Cone Cottage and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage was clean and well-maintained. While we did not do a lot of activities on the lake, it is beautiful and looks to be great for kayaking & swimming. The major plus for us was the large fenced in yard for our 3 dogs - they loved being able to run around in the yard. We travelled to Grand Haven, Saugatuck, Douglas and South Haven - all within a 30-60 minute drive. The owners, Chris and Nancy, were very attentive to our needs and we enjoyed spending some time with both of them. We will definitely be recommending this property to our friends and family. Thanks again, Chris and Nancy, for making your cottage available to us and our pups!!

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.

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                          • Perfect Getaway

                            Perfect Getaway

                            • Guest Pat (Thorntown, IN)
                            • Date of stay 10/08/11
                            • Review Submitted 11/03/11
                            Our two chubby dogs took their "mom" and "dad" on vacation this year to this charming cottage near Allegan. We knew nothing of the area except some information obtained online. Although we packed jackets, the second week of October brought daytime highs of 70 and clear, sunny skies. While compact, the cottage was clean, comfortable, easy to maintain and offered a huge deck, grill and fire pit, as well as the clean, secure and wooded dog yard that allowed the dogs plenty of room. Everything we needed was there, including clean-up products and equipment. This is a perfect location for kicking back. We explored Allegan and found a lovely deli, expansive grocery store and wonderful farmers' market. Orchards, blueberry farms, wineries and a state forest offer tons of "winding down" activities. Our hosts Chris & Nancy were most welcoming and attentive to our needs. The cottage is located on a busy highway, and while we noticed the traffic, it did not interrupt our enjoyment. We will return. Thanks for the perfect week.

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Great Property - Had A Wonderful Time!

                            Great Property - Had A Wonderful Time!

                            • Guest LLA (Chicago, IL)
                            • Date of stay 10/15/11
                            • Review Submitted 10/19/11
                            This is the type of cottage I wish I owned and could visit on weekends. It's not pretentious or large like some of the others on the same road. It's cozy, rustic and feels perfectly secluded. It's even a certified wildlife habitat! We chose the property specifically for the pet amenities and its proximity to Holland, where we had events to attend. It was truly perfect for pets and the owners have thought of many great details to make your stay comfortable. We especially loved the lofted upstairs room with skylights, nightlights with removable flashlights in each room, the large firepit, the hammock, and the deluxe gas grill. I can't comment on the lake/kayaks since it was too cold and windy for us to get out on the lake this late in the fall season, but it looked lovely. Everything about the cottage was warm and inviting and the owners were a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend Pine Cone Cottage to anybody! My only advice for city dwellers is to be prepared for darkness as you have never known it before! By the second night I was used to it, but I was a little terrified on that first night. You should definitely not watch episodes of Criminal Minds or CSI before your stay if you have an active imagination like me. Ha ha. = )

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, pet owners, families with young children, adventure seekers.

                            Owner response: The great thing about the dark nights in the country is that you can see the stars more brightly and you pay more attention to the many pleasant night sounds. Soon you want less light pollution and appreciate the shadows cast by the full moon. We're happy you enjoyed your stay! -Chris

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Dog Heaven!

                            Dog Heaven!

                            • Guest Reese (Libertyville, IL)
                            • Date of stay 05/27/11
                            • Review Submitted 06/07/11
                            Our stay over Memorial Day weekend was great. Although the cottage is somewhat close to the road, the fenced-in yard and beautiful wooded path to the lake were perfect for them. We had the best time kayaking on Lake Allegan, and enjoyed that we could go into Allegan or Douglas for shopping, eating, etc. Chris, the owner, was very welcoming and helpful, and her cottage does have what one would expect and MORE for a comfortable stay. I would definitely recommend Pine Cone Cottage.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                          • Great Escape

                            Great Escape

                            • Guest Butch (Marion Oh)
                            • Date of stay 05/30/11
                            • Review Submitted 06/06/11
                            Best of both worlds, quiet get away in a beautiful wooded setting, acess to the lake even though our visit was in early summer and it was a little to cool to swim yet. The cabin was very clean and our wonderful hosts thought of everything we might need in the way of paper products, spices and cookware as well as a laundry. Close to major tourists areas, near shopping and groceries, the dogs loved the freedom of the fenced in yard. We look forward to our next visit.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, pet owners.

                            Owner response: Dogs get to run on the waterfront and jump off the dock. They love the large fenced yard too. Pinecone Cottage was made for traveling pets and their owners.

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                          2 night min stay
                          $215
                          $1,050 $3,800
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                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
                          • Tax Rate 6%

                          Notes:

                          There is a $150 damage deposit which is refunded within 7 days if there is no damage or excessive cleaning required.

                          A 50% deposit will hold your reservation. The balance is due June 1 or the day of arrival depending on the date of reservation.

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                          To make a reservation call Nancy 269-686-7685


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                          Year Purchased: 1997

                          About the owner: I retired from Chicago and my sister & I enjoy living in Allegan with all that SW Michigan has to offer.

                          Why the Owner Chose Allegan:
                          Pinecone Cottage was my weekend escape from Chicago for several years. I was drawn to the lake, river and forest. The area has so much to offer that when I retired I moved here full time. The Allegan State Forest offers almost everything that a nature lover could want. The Lake Michigan resort towns of Saugatuck, Douglas and South Haven are within 25 miles so there are lots of things to do besides enjoy nature. The little town of Allegan is hospitable and charming. Pinecone Cottage is in a rich recreation area that my guests have enjoyed for years.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                          Pinecone Cottage is very pet friendly. Pets Stay FREE. There is a 60' x 70' fenced yard and miles of forest trails you can walk undisturbed. Lake Allegan is an all watercraft lake and we provide kayaks and kayak instruction. There's lots more you'll find in the listing. Antiquing, boating, galleries, shopping, fine dining, Lake Michigan beaches, horseback riding, arts & crafts, farmers markets, concerts & theater, and the list goes on.


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                          • Get Away From It All
at PINECONE COTTAGE

                            Get Away From It All at PINECONE COTTAGE

                          • Pinecone Livingroom with sleeper couch

                            Pinecone Livingroom with sleeper couch

                          • Pine Loft bedroom with Queen bed

                            Pine Loft bedroom with Queen bed

                          • Modern Bath

                            Modern Bath

                          • Waterfront Stairs and overlook deck

                            Waterfront Stairs and overlook deck

                          • Bring your boat to our dock

                            Bring your boat to our dock

                          • Eight sit-on-top kayaks for your use

                            Eight sit-on-top kayaks for your use

                          • Pinecone Cottage has 8 kayaks for all ages

                            Pinecone Cottage has 8 kayaks for all ages

                          • Pontoon boat rides available

                            Pontoon boat rides available

                          • Sunset from the overlook

                            Sunset from the overlook

                          • Pinecone Cottage

                            Pinecone Cottage

                          • Large deck with gas grill and herb garden

                            Large deck with gas grill and herb garden

                          • Cable TV, Internet and a film library

                            Cable TV, Internet and a film library

                          • Bedroom with queen bed

                            Bedroom with queen bed

                          • Fully Equipped Kitchen, microwave, toaster, blender

                            Fully Equipped Kitchen, microwave, toaster, blender

                          • Sunset at the Dock

                            Sunset at the Dock

                          • A fishing destination

                            A fishing destination

                          • Large dock and 108 ft of sand bottom waterfront. Great for swimming!

                            Large dock and 108 ft of sand bottom waterfront. Great for swimming!

                          • 1st floor bedroom

                            1st floor bedroom

                          • Winter serenity for skiing, snowmobiling or holiday getaway

                            Winter serenity for skiing, snowmobiling or holiday getaway

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                          Sleeps 8

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