Now Booking 2014! Private Lakefront Cottage, Beach & Tennis Court
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Lakeside cottage description
LAKEFRONT HOME WITH PRIVATE BEACH AND ASSOCIATION TENNIS COURT!
This 1920 cottage was built by a Great Lakes ship captain. It has been in the same family 80 years. The cottage sits on a bluff hanging over the beach, a mere 56 steps below. Watch sunsets (and the kids) from a screened porch perched above the beach.
A few weeks in this cottage allows you to step back to a slower, simpler time.
The beach offers the finest, whitest sand in the world and provides miles of beautiful barefoot walking.
This is the warm, clean side of Lake Michigan. Lolling and floating in the lake in the heat of summer is an unbeatable experience.
30 yards down the private lane is a tennis court shared by you and a few neighbors on a friendly first-come, first-served basis.
Four bedrooms are located in the main house; the 5th (with bath) is in a guest house next to the garage. Both main house and guest house are air conditioned.
Keywords: Beach house, private lane, private beach, tennis court, air conditioned
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Limited Accessibility
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- 3 Full Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Parking Off Street
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Private home owners' association tennis court - one minute walk. Private cul-de-sac lane, with gate at entrance, very kid-safe and friendly. 56 steps to private beach, screen porch overlooking beach and Lake Michigan, spectacular white-sand beach with miles of barefoot walking. There are two full baths in the cottage, one with tub/shower, the other with shower stall. Separate guest house contains 5th bedroom and full bath with tub/shower. Air conditioning throughout....moreless
- Wireless Internet
- Free Long Distance
- Broadband Access
- Outdoor Grill
- Lawn / Garden
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Miniature Golf
- Theme Parks
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Gambling casino-5 miles
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Fabulous location but house outdated
Fabulous location but house outdated
The location of this house is magnificent, but the owners clearly have not put any of their proceeds into updating this house. The furniture is old and mis-matched, and the springs in the LR sofa are such that it is difficult to extract ones-self. The guest cottage has window shades in it that are yellow from age, the lighting is dismal, and it smells of mildew. Additionally, the bathroom in the guest cottage is in serious need of an upgrade...aqua tile with yellow stains on it. Access to the beach is excellent, but there are no beach chairs anywhere to be found. Back porch with view of the lake is fabulous. One story living space is excellent for those who can't do stairs. With a little updating, this house would be a charmer, but as it is, I think it is overpriced and would hesitate to recommend it.
- Guest KN (NC)
- Date of stay 07/06/13
- Review Submitted 07/23/13
Owner response: I'm sorry you were disappointed. We try to make it clear in our listing that this is a cottage built in 1920. We do say, "A few weeks in this cottage allows you to step back to a slower, simpler time." This is not a place for the granite countertop crowd. Happily, those with a yen for that "slower, simpler time" of the 1920's seem to prefer it. Four out of our five reviews are Five Star, mostly from return renters. We are booked heavily into October and for part of the 2014. Many of the items you mention will be fixed, but only over time. So...come with expectations of enjoying the porch, beach and dining room. If you want modern plushness, you'll find it only elsewhere.
This was the perfect spot for our small family get together. Located on the beach, the setting was gorgeous with fine white sand, perfect for building castles. The accommodations were a great fit for six adults and three small children. My wife and I opted for the guest cottage while our children and grand kids spread out in the two separate sleeping quarters in the main house. The property is very private, quiet, and had a nice home like feel to it. The grand children loved the very kid friendly large front porch and we adults were more than satisfied with the living, dining and kitchen furnishings. We had perfect weather and are considering meeting here again.
- Guest Knute (Tucson, AZ, USA)
- Date of stay 09/08/12
- Review Submitted 09/14/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children.
A Slice of Heaven
A Slice of Heaven
We stayed at Plumb Cottage last August and couldn't wait to return again this summer. As we unloaded the car, we commented that it "feels like home." Plumb Cottage has the personality of an old friend -- comfortable, casual, friendly, and nurturing. It's the perfect place for family gatherings with enough room to spread out for sleeping, but great spaces for togetherness - especially the screened porch. We had the good fortune of sharing the cottage with four generations of family members. The private beach is truly terrific; you can't beat the fun in the sun and sand. And, the sunsets...ahhh...each night is a different and amazingly beautiful show of nature, easily watched from the porch. The neighborhood is safe and lovely - perfect for walks or bike rides. The unique shops and great restaurants of New Buffalo, Harbert and Sawyer are very easily accessible. The grandkids' favorite, of course, was Oinks! If you have any questions or issues, Tonya is just a phone call away with immediate assistance. Plumb Cottage at Lakeside is a "slice of heaven" not to be missed.
- Guest Bev (Indianapolis, IN)
- Date of stay 08/04/12
- Review Submitted 08/25/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway.
Absolutely Wonderful and Relaxing
Absolutely Wonderful and Relaxing
We have been coming to this area of Michigan for more than 30 years and this is by far our best rental yet. We stayed at Plumb Cottage in early September and words just do not do the cottage justice. We had 8 adult family members (couples) and there was plenty of room. The cottage is equipped with everything you will need to have a lovely and relaxing stay. The bedrooms are spacious and clean with all the necessary linens and the beds are comfortable! The kitchen has all the necessary utensils to cook any meal so there was no need to bring anything. The screened-in porch made having breakfast overlooking the lake absolutely gorgeous. We used the fireplace just about every night, and what a cozy atmosphere this was. The beach is a short walk down the stairs and it seemed as if we owned it. Some days we went for long long walks along the shore and on others we just set our chairs in the sand and read. We made beach fires at night and just relaxed gazing at the stars. A short 6 minute ride puts you in New Buffalo or any number of great restaurants and shops along the way. Communication with the owners Tim & Cathy was easy and comfortable and manager Tonya was very helpful in making sure our stay was enjoyable. We will certainly be back to Plumb Cottage!
- Guest Marita (Oak Park, IL)
- Date of stay 09/09/11
- Review Submitted 01/19/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway.
this cottage was the perfect setting for our family"s visit to the midwest . We were looking for a relaxed beach vacation with our 3 year old and could not have scripted a better set-up . The beach was huge and only a quick walk down 25 steps . The lake water was clean and the water temperature was usually in the 70 s. The screen porch is world-class for taking in the breezes and the sunsets without worrying about the bugs . The interior of the cottage is charming and it took little time to make ourselves at home . I would HIGHLY recommend spending a vacation at this great location .
- Guest andy (denver co )
- Date of stay 07/06/11
- Review Submitted 07/25/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, pet owners, families with young children.
May 31 - Jun 14, 2014 ...$3,500/week and June 14-28, 2014 ...$3800/week 4th of July Holiday...June 28 - July 5, 2014 ...$4600/week July 5 - Aug 16, 2014 ...$4,400/week and Aug 16-29, 2014 ...$4200/week Holiday weekends alone - 2014 (3-day): Memorial Day..$1,800; Labor Day..$2100 Minimum one-week rental during July & August. In addition, a $200 cleaning fee per occupancy will be charged. Sept 2014 ...$3,600/week; $520/day May and Oct, 2014 ...$2,400/week; $350/day
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Year Purchased: 1920
About the owner: We are three siblings in our 60's who grew up summering in this cottage. It was bought by our grandfather in the 1920's. Our mother grew up there as well; summertime she now lives two houses away on the same lane.
Why the Owner Chose Lakeside:
We are three siblings in our 60's who grew up summering in this cottage. It was bought by our grandfather in the 1920's. Our mother grew up there as well; summertime she now lives two houses away on the same lane. It has hosted many of our family's weddings and reunions. This cottage is a cottage. It is well lived-in. It is not fancy. But it loves an active family, and tolerates moderate normal use well. The echoes of decades of joy linger.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
It is uniquely tranquil and beautiful. It is a place to create your own fun, whether in the lake, on the beach, on the tennis court, or on nearby golf courses.
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Welcome to Plumb Cottage!
Living room has fireplace, TV, DVD player, Internet.
Freshly painted fully equipped kitchen with laundry room.
Second bedroom with twin bed.
Fourth bedroom with two twins.
Beach view from Porch.
Another beautiful view from the porch
Miles of beach. Crystal clear water.
Private lane from our driveway. Tennis Court just a few steps away.
Living Room with access to screened porch!
Dining Room with access to screened porch!
Master bedroom with king bed.
Second Master bedroom with king bed
Screened porch overlooking lake
Beach access to private beach.
Guest house with two twins and a full bath.
Sunset cocktails from the porch
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Date last modified - Tuesday, November 19, 2013
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