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If you like the outdoors, you'll love our home! The view of quiet, quaint Little Black Lake is spectacular! This 1 mile long lake is perfect for kayaking, canoeing and fishing. Little Black Lake is shallow and weedy so it is not good for swimming. We include the free use of our bikes, kayaks, canoe and row boat with our rental rate and have lake access. Hoffmaster State park is in the back yard. The magnificent park is home to huge 200' sand dunes, miles and miles of hiking and cross country ski trails. At the end of the trail you'll find over 3 miles of sandy Lake Michigan beach. (Lake Michigan is a 30 minute hike from the house)
In the fall the pace slows but the beauty remains. The fall colors are spectacular
In the winter enjoy cross country skiing, snowshoeing or ice skating .
The Lakes Mall, Craig's Cruisers, countless restaurants, golf courses, theaters, pubs etc. are less than five minutes away by car.
We will consider parties of up to 8 people however there is an extra charge for groups over 6.
There is a road between Little Black Lake and the house, it is not a major road however there is a fair amount of traffic, due to subdivisions in the area.
Area Attractions : Michigan's Adventure, Grand Haven's Musical Fountain, Miles & Miles of Beautiful Singing Sand beaches Grand Haven State Park, Hoffmaster State Park, Muskegon State Park, Pere Marquette Park, Check out the sun sets over Lake Michigan, U.S. Silversides in Muskegon, Grand Haven & Muskegon's Farmers Markets, Charter Fishing Boats, Picturesque Piers, Bike paths, Craig's Cruisers,
We do have another home, listing #322166: Both house are on Little Black Lake and Hoffmaster State Park and each has High Speed Wireless Internet and Cable TV. We allow well trained, well behaved dogs in our homes. We have an ample supply of board games, books and videos.
Our Unique Area: Little Black Lake is a precious inland lake. Unlike many West Michigan lakes it is nearly undeveloped. There are only a handful of homes on the entire lake. Therefore, it is an excellent lake for kayaking, canoeing or fishing. It is not unusual to catch 5# Bass, 10 inch Bluegills or large Northern Pike. I should also mention that we do not recommend Little Black Lake for swimming. Although the water quality has been tested and it is one of the cleanest lakes around, it also is a shallow weedy lake and most parts have a muddy bottom. For swimming, we recommend Lake Michigan. You can walk there from our home. It takes about 30 minutes but I assure you if you take the hike, you'll feel like you've found paradise.
Our home is very clean and well maintained. We supply hand soap, toilet paper and basic cleaning supplies. ...moreless
Our home has hardwood & tile floors throughout. This house is very clean with a beautiful view of Little Black Lake out the front windows . Look out the back windows and into the rolling hills and forests of Hoffmaster State Park. Our home sits on approximately 2 acres of land so, there's plenty of room both inside and outside. If you need something just ask we may have it....moreless
Early Summer May 24 - Jun 19, 2015 4 night min stay
Summer 2015 Jun 20 - Sep 6, 2015 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Sunday
Fall 2015 Sep 7 - Dec 31, 2015 2 night min stay
$200 Fri, Sat
Winter 2015 Jan 1 - May 1, 2016 7 night min stay
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$300
During the off season we will consider long term monthly rentals or rate is 1500.00 per month in the winter. The monthly rate is for a 2 month minimum.
During the busy summer we rent by the week from Sunday ti Sunday.
We will consider spring and fall rentals of less than 1 week.
Off season, weekend rates $200 a night ( Fri. Sat.Sun )
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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In front of our home is enthralling Little Black Lake - 250 acres of serenity. Hop in our kayaks, canoe or row boat- take a paddle and relax. Soak in the the quiet peacefulness and uniqueness of the unadulterated surroundings. It's a treasure trove of wildlife. Bring a camera to capture the spectacular sunrises, sunsets, moon rises and quaintness.
Take a walk out our back door and into Hoffmaster State Park. You'll be greeted by a canopy of hardwood trees, birds singing, squirrels chattering and 1300 acres of hiking trails. A ten minute walk brings you to the Gillette Nature Center. A twenty minute hike brings you to a mammoth dune. Climb the stairs to the top or meander around it and down to 3 miles of singing sand beach on Lake Michigan.
At the end of the day, roast marshmallows around our fire pit and then curl up in one of our four comfy bedrooms. Free linens, bikes, kayaks. canoe and row boat.
Other Activities: Lake Michigan and it's beautiful beaches, sunsets and piers are a must see! You may also want to check out Michigan Adventure & Craig's cruisers, the beautiful boardwalk and The Musical Fountain in Grand Haven, Also, don't forget to visit one of the many farm markets, u-pick farms, Muskegon's Naval & Art museums or just kick back and relax.
Golf: Oakridge golf course is just down the street. It is a great course. Other favorite courses include Stonegate, Muskegon Country Club and Grand Haven Country Club.
Ski: Great cross country skiing right out the back door
Ideas for how to spend a day in Grand Havenhttp://visitgrandhaven.com/itinerary/1-day-around-town-itinerary-summer-test/