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Beautiful, recently redecorated cottage directly on Lake Michigan. Private sandy beach for long walks, jogging, enjoying the sun, or swimming. Two Kayaks are available. You can actually walk the 3 miles to Saugatuck's Oval Beach and take the adorable ferry over to the town. Gorgeous sunsets. Patios on both sides of house, one for enjoying the lake and the other for the lovely woods in back. Great views from all the windows. Our long driveway is off of Lakeshore Drive, which is great for long walks, jogging and biking. Bathrooms were just updated in fall of 2011.
Saugatuck and Douglas are about 5 miles away by car where there are great restaurants, art galleries, unique shops, antiquing, golf, and places to rent boats and to do other water activities. South Haven is about 12 miles away where there are more delicious restaurants, nice shops, and entertainment. Holland is about 15 miles away. It has great shopping, an indoor water park, outdoor park, outlet mall, delicious food. 4.5 star-rated HawksHead Links is also nearby. Their restaurant is also very good.
In the cottage and garage there are games for indoors and outdoors, which includes croquet, badminton, ping pong, volley ball net, mini-tennis, bean bag toss, and board games The GPS coordinates are N 42°-35'-53.46 W 86°-13'-18.11
Keywords: Beautiful sunsets, beach access, private, lots of indoor and outdoor games, Kayaks, surrounded by woods, looks right over the lake, perfect for long walks or bike rides
mini-tennis, badminton, croquet, other games available. WiFi is intermittently available, but you can use ours which works on our patio. Cell phones work in our gazebo, which you are welcome to use. Our cottage is just to the south....moreless
outdoor games, include badminton, bean bag toss. croquet. We have a ping pong table in the garage. Also we have a bunch of indoor games for all ages....moreless
Cleaning fee will be reduced to $75 if beds are changed and towels are washed and at least in the dryer, and cottage is reasonably clean. The cleaning fee will be subtracted from your rental deposit.
Security/damage deposit is one night's rent, which is returned to you, minus cleaning fee and any damage costs, within 2 weeks of your departure. It is not part of your rental fee. Half the rental fee is due 6 (six) weeks prior to arrival. The other half of the rental fee is due 2 (two) weeks prior to arrival. The $25 pet fee is due when half your rental fee is due 6 weeks prior to arrival.
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Besides enjoying our beautiful beach, it is fun to play in the creek which is just to the north of our beach. We have kayaks, but you might want to rent a paddleboard. There is fishing in the lake or surrounding rivers. Enjoy telling stories and roasting s'mores by our firepit. Nearby blueberry, raspberry, apple and peach picking is fun for kids and adults. Saugatuck, Douglas, Holland, Fennville, and South Haven all have great restaurants, shops and art galleries. Pick up a treasure in the antique mall in Douglas or one of the shops nearby.
Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: We own the house next door and are there most weekends and some weeks. We live in Kalamazoo, but we're always eager to get back to the lake.
Why the Owner Chose Lake Michigan Beach: Nothing beats a sunset over Lake Michigan! We've loved this cottage since our family bought the property next door in 1960. When the cottage became available, we snapped it up.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: The sunsets, the views, the lake, the privacy. It's so peaceful and quiet here and yet there is so much to do, either at the cottage or nearby. We're never bored, just happy and contented.