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Charming Cottage with Lake Views & Gorgeous Sunsets 6/20-27 & 8/23-30 Avail

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Cottage entrance - deck out back has Lake Michigan Views-large lawn for games

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Last updated: 05/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Enjoy a classic, cozy, Michigan cottage with views of Lake Michigan. It is nestled among towering oak trees. Michigan cottages have names and this one is naturally called MidOaks.

Located on a private road, yet close to many activities and only a 5 minute walk to miles of Lake Michigan beach. No long steps to navigate. There is also a small parking area/drop off spot near the entrance to the beach

The cottage is equipped with games, books, beach chairs, bikes...everything you could want for a great vacation.

Special summer activities abound in Montague which is only 15 minutes by car. There is a supermarket, drugstore with DVD rentals, gas station and farmers market, plus fireworks on the 4th!

Enjoy a hike in the nearby White River Barrier Dunes Sanctuary. You'll see deer, raccoon, possum, beaver, cranes, swans, you name it.

You can enjoy an old fashioned game of croquet in the large front yard. If you'd rather read a book there's a hammock for whiling away a quiet afternoon.

Fully equipped kitchen for gourmet cooking.

This has been our own cottage for over 20 years. The cottage was built in the 1940's with many updates including bathrooms and kitchen. It is decorated with country touches including lots of quilts.

You will find it has all the amenities you could ever want. Including no TV. Don't worry we have WIFI. But it's a great place to turn off the outside world of work.

In the winter, enjoy the warmth of a large wood burning fireplace after an afternoon of cross country skiing. If you're more inclined towards indoor activities, the cottage is stocked with books, games, puzzles and more. WIFI available.

The large living room has a vaulted ceiling and a wood burning fireplace. My husband chops and splits all the wood himself, so you'll never run out.

Sunsets are amazing this time of year, with an afterglow that fills the sky.

Lake Michigan freezes into a moon like landscape with 10 foot frozen drifts and a walk on the beach is actually quite remarkable.

If there is snow, which there usually is, you can cross country ski from your front door through the woods. There is also ice fishing on White Lake.

We have 4 sets of cross country skis, but you'll need your own boots.

The Fall colors are spectacular. If you are a biker, you'll love the deserted roads that circle Lake Michigan.



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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We have beach toys, games and books for all ages. The front yard is large enough for croquet and even a wiffle ball baseball game. Great place to see all kinds of animals including deer, wild turkeys, eagles, hawks, great blue heron, swans, foxes, and raccoons...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Large grassy front yard perfect for croquet or other games with kids, separate horseshoe pit, small swing set, hammock...moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games:

    Board games, puzzles, boogie boards, inner tubes, tennis rackets, bikes, badminton, volleyball....moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    100's of CD's...moreless

  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Toys:

    swing set for toddlers, beach toys...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach:

    miles of Lake Michigan beach...moreless

  • Lake:

    View of Lake Michigan from deck and living room...moreless

  • Lake View:

    You can see the lake from the living/dining room and from the 50 foot deck. There are also some spectacular sunsets....moreless

  • River:

    white river empties into Lake Michigan down at the bottom of the hill. It is a great place for wildlife viewing....moreless

  • Town:

    Montague is only 10 minutes from the cottage. Has grocery, pharmacy, restaurants, farmer's market, liquor store, churches, antique stores...moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    1 dining area in kitchen, 1 in great room...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    can be arranged with next door neighbor...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    If rotating in more family members you will need to bring extra sheets and towels. We provide enough for 6 people...moreless

  • Living Room:

    cathedral ceiling, wood paneled with wood burning fireplace...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone:

    Verizon works best....moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    2 parking spaces...moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Parking in the woods available for up to 30 foot boat...moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    land line for use by guests...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    can be arranged with next door neighbor...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Perfect for the fall season...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    stocked with all you need to cook gourmet meals herb garden ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Loaded with spices and fresh herb garden ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles:

    4 including helmets...moreless

  • Binoculars
  • Boat:

    space to park your boat...moreless

  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio:

    50 feet long with beautiful flowers and views of Lake Michigan, 3 seating areas...moreless

  • Golf:

    1 mile...moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    nice open space for croquet etc, separate horseshoe pit...moreless

  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    4 sets of cross country skiis - you will most likely need your own boots. Ours are size 9 women and 7 men...moreless

  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis:

    public tennis courts 10 minute walk - we have 2 racquets...moreless

  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear:

    innnertubes, boogie boards, ...moreless

  • Wood Deck
 

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Jul 1 - Aug 31
7 night min stay

$1,498
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$184
$1,099

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • deposit $200 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

$200 refundable security deposit if cottage is well maintained.

If contacting us within 30 days of arrival the total is due with the security deposit to reserve your stay. We must receive the total within 5 days.


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 05/22/2015
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Location

0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Old Channel Inn
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Old Channel Trail Golf Club
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Old Channel Inn
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Michigan Beach

Car: Necessary

Cozy cottage with great views of Lake Michigan and breathtaking sunsets from living room and large deck. Over a mile of beautiful beaches. Near everything including tennis, golf, sailing, kayaking and bike trails. Great restaurant a five minute walk away. Just a short walk to 8 mile long White lake where national regattas take place. True locally grown fruit and vegetables at Farmer's market every Wed and Sat. Fishing for salmon on Lake Michigan with knowledgeable captain. Music in the band shell on the lake and live theater. Antique hunting. Lots of festivals during the summer and fall, pumpkin roll, fish boil, arts and crafts etc.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1940

About the owner: This has been our personal vacation home for many years, It is in excellent condition with many recent upgrades. You will find indoor and outdoor games, beach chairs, bikes, books etc to enjoy a great vacation

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Just a 5 minute walk to the beach on the forest foot path. No long steps to climb. There is also a drop off place for cars to drop off kids and beach toys The property overlooks the white lake area bird sanctuary. The area is filled with forest animals and is a great place to see great blue herons, eagles and more. The town of Montague has one of the best small independent book stores with live entertainment and a full coffee service. We are just a 10 minute walk to White Lake which is 7 miles long and home to national sailboat regattas. White Lake has a picturesque, navigable entrance into Lake Michigan. On the way to the beach is the Old Channel Inn a great place for lunch and dinner.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Cottage entrance - deck out back has Lake Michigan Views-large lawn for games

    Cottage entrance - deck out back has Lake Michigan Views-large lawn for games

  • living room with cathedral ceiling

    living room with cathedral ceiling

  • Living room fireplace decked out in winter colors

    Living room fireplace decked out in winter colors

  • Dining area with views of the lake overlooking the deck.

    Dining area with views of the lake overlooking the deck.

  • 50 foot deck with Lake and sunset views. 2 eating areas and barbeque.

    50 foot deck with Lake and sunset views. 2 eating areas and barbeque.

  • Beach is only a 5 minute walk and rarely crowded. A mile walk in each direction.

    Beach is only a 5 minute walk and rarely crowded. A mile walk in each direction.

  • secluded forest path to the tennis courts and 100 yr old Mouth Cemetery in fall

    secluded forest path to the tennis courts and 100 yr old Mouth Cemetery in fall

  • Second bedroom with queen size bed.

    Second bedroom with queen size bed.

  • bathroom-full shower on opposite wall

    bathroom-full shower on opposite wall

  • Hammock to read in or snooze in

    Hammock to read in or snooze in

  • View from the 50 foot deck with one of our-magnificent sunsets

    View from the 50 foot deck with one of our-magnificent sunsets

  • another view of the living room

    another view of the living room

  • Dining area with room for 6 with beautiful views of the Lake

    Dining area with room for 6 with beautiful views of the Lake

  • well equipped kitchen with eat-in area

    well equipped kitchen with eat-in area

  • The cottage is surrounded by 100 year old Oak trees over 100 feet tall

    The cottage is surrounded by 100 year old Oak trees over 100 feet tall

  • Having too much fun at the beach!

    Having too much fun at the beach!

  • bedroom with half bath

    bedroom with half bath

  • Bedroom with twin beds

    Bedroom with twin beds

  • Front Porch to store your gear and play darts

    Front Porch to store your gear and play darts

  • We are also in farm country where the corn is picked every morning in summer

    We are also in farm country where the corn is picked every morning in summer

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  • Sleeps
    6
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1.5
  • Property type
    Cottage
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/22/2015
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