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Vacationing at Pretty Lake 2013, Mecosta Mi

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Last updated: 10/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Big Rapids cottage description

Clean, comfortable Non-smoking cottage for 4 with 2 separate sleeping areas (1 queen bed/1 double bed), kitchen, large full bath, large living/dining area with rocker/recliner loveseat and queen sofa. 2 TV's with DISH, one in living area and one in larger bedroom. A sandy beach for great swimming, raft, dock with row boat and paddle boat are included in the rental. Picnic table and camp fire pit available. Possible rental of motorized fishing boat or pontoon extra. All bedding, dishes, linens, paper products provided. Some condiments.

Great fishing lake for bass, blue gill, pike, sun fish, walleye, specks, perch. As this is an all sport lake; no wake hours are designated to accommodate fishing.

There is state land in the area for hiking/hunting and several golfing opportunities at Canadian Lakes including St Ives and Tulleymore. Big Rapids also has Katke which is a part of Ferris.

Mecosta was the home of Russell Kirk, an American political theorist, moralist, historian, social critic, literary critic, and fiction author known for his influence on 20th century American conservatism. For those interested the Kirk Center Library remains in Mecosta. Visit http://www.kirkcenter.org for more information.

Review 9/5/2012: Our stay at Pretty Lake cottage was fantastic. Not only was the lake and surrounding area peaceful and quiet, the cottage was clean, neat, and very inviting. It has everything necessary to enjoy some relaxing time away from home. We felt very comfortable during our stay and the hosts did a wonderful job to ensure we had a great time. We highly recommend Pretty Lake cottage. We can't wait to go back.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 740 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            See rental agreement....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            This is a very child friendly beach for swimming and playing on the beach...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            We ask for non smoking renters because it gets in the bedding and pillows even if you just smoke out of doors....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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          • There is addition sleeping space on a queen sleeper sofa.

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Linens, paper products and liquid soap provided.

          Other Amenities

              • No smoking in the rental and if renting the pontoon, no smoking there as well....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Some adult and children books available....moreless

              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • DVR
              • Games:

                Some games available....moreless

              • Games For Kids
              • Music Library:

                Some CD's available ...moreless

              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television
              • Toys:

                Beach toys for small children...moreless

              • VCR
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Forests
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Paddle Boating
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Beach:

                A paddle boat and row boat provided. Possible option to rent motorized fishing boat and/or pontoon. Camp fire on the beach....moreless

              • Rural:

                State land close by for hiking and hunting....moreless

              • Waterfront

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Swimming

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                one window air conditioner ...moreless

              • Alarm Clock
              • Basic Soaps
              • Ceiling Fans
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Propane heat....moreless

              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room:

                Living room and dining room combined...moreless

              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking
              • Sofa Bed
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided:

                Bring your own beach towells...moreless

              Kitchen

              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Blender
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Freezer
              • Grill
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Barbecue
              • Beach Chairs
              • Boat:

                Row boat and two paddle boats, life jackets and some fishing equipment...moreless

              • Boat Dock
              • Boat With Paddles
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Furniture
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Patio
              • Pedal Boat
              • Raft
              • Walkway To Water
              • Yard

              Forms Of Payment

                  • Accept Credit Card
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.8
                  from 22 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  My Standard Rate
                  4 night min stay
                  $100 $125
                  Fri, Sat, Sun

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Rates by the week are set at the time of agreement with traveler. More that 4 adults or 3 or more adults with children are subject to additions charges. Inviting additional guests after a rate has been set may result in additional charges of $25/person. If renters have any questions about this policy, please discuss with owners prior to agreement.


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                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 10/17/2014
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                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
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                  Location

                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Canadian Lakes St Ives-Tulleymore, Katke BR
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Canadian Lakes

                  Car: Necessary

                  20mi E of Big Rapids and 30mi W of Mt Pleasant***

                  Pretty Lake, Mecosta is approximately 1hr 45 min from Lansing, 1.5hr from Grand Rapids, 3hrs from Detroit and 2hr from Traverse City. Mecosta is located between Mt Pleasant and Big Rapids on M-20. It is within 10mi of Canadian Lakes which offers premier golfing and dining opportunities.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2012

                  About the owner: My (Wayne) parents have had a cottage on Pretty Lake since I was a child. We bought our cottage in 1977 and our children have grown up here on weekends until adulthood. We have so many fond memories and are hoping others will have the same experience we have had.

                  Why the Owner Chose Big Rapids:
                  This is a recent acquisition from prior neighbors and just listed 8/12. The cottage is on the sandy side of the lake and the sunsets are amazing. There are no neighbors on one side of the cottage, owners occupy cottage on the other side.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  Let us know if you are celebrating a special occasion. This review as sent to us rather than being posted through HomeAway: 'Our stay at Pretty Lake cottage was fantastic. Not only was the lake and surrounding area peaceful and quiet, the cottage was clean, neat, and very inviting. It has everything necessary to enjoy some relaxing time away from home. We felt very comfortable during our stay and the hosts did a wonderful job to ensure we had a great time. We highly recommend Pretty Lake cottage. We can't wait to go back.'


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                  Guestbook comments from the owner

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                  Photos

                  • Welcome to Laf-A-Lot

                    Welcome to Laf-A-Lot

                  • Another view of bedroom. TV is 27" connected to DISH with VHS/CD player.

                    Another view of bedroom. TV is 27" connected to DISH with VHS/CD player.

                  • Efficient kitchen to meet your needs.

                    Efficient kitchen to meet your needs.

                  • Another view of the living/dining area. TV is 32" and connected to DISH.

                    Another view of the living/dining area. TV is 32" and connected to DISH.

                  • Walkway to the front door on the lake side

                    Walkway to the front door on the lake side

                  • Fire Pit on Beach

                    Fire Pit on Beach

                  • Two paddle boats and row boat included

                    Two paddle boats and row boat included

                  • Looking to the lake from the cottage.

                    Looking to the lake from the cottage.

                  • Bedroom 2 with a terrific view of Pretty Lake.

                    Bedroom 2 with a terrific view of Pretty Lake.

                  • Welcome to Laf-a-Lot. Enjoy sitting by the cottage or down on the beach.

                    Welcome to Laf-a-Lot. Enjoy sitting by the cottage or down on the beach.

                  • Steps from cabin to beach

                    Steps from cabin to beach

                  • Picnic table and gas grill

                    Picnic table and gas grill

                  • 4 seat, 14 ft fishing boat with 6HP motor for rent, $10 per day

                    4 seat, 14 ft fishing boat with 6HP motor for rent, $10 per day

                  $100 - $125 per night (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

                  View calendar: Updated 10/17/14
                  Minimum stay: 4 nights
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                  Member since: 2012
                  Speaks: english
                  • Response time: Within 12 hours
                  • Response rate: 80%
                  • Calendar last updated: 10/17/2014
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                  +1 5175075884

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