Charming Cottage with Lake Views and Magnificent Sunsets
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Enjoy a classic, cosy, Michigan cottage with a 50 foot deck with views of Lake Michigan. It is nestled among towering oak trees. Michigan cottages have names and this one is naturally called MidOaks.
Only a 5 minute walk to the beach with no long steps. There is also a car drop off point if you are taking lots of stuff to the beach.
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.
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!
Fully equipped kitchen for gourmet cooking.
The area is a great place for teaching kids about wildlife. White River Barrier Dunes Sanctuary is just 5 minutes away. You'll see deer, racoon, possum, beaver, cranes, swans, you name it.
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. The cottage is located on a private road, yet still close to the beach and lots of activities.
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.
The Fall colors are spectacular. If you are a biker, you'll love the deserted roads nearby that circle Lake Michigan.
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 woodburning 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. Located on a private road, yet close to many activities. 5 minute walk to miles of Lake Michigan beach which is beautiful in winter. Sometimes it freezes for 500 feet out with 10 foot drifts frozen in mid-air.
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.
- 1 story
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
- 1.0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Child's Highchair
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Living Room seats 8:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Parking Off Street:
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- CD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Ski & Snowboard:
- Deck / Patio:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Water Sports Gear:
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Lake View
- Water View
- Autumn Foliage
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Fitness Center
- Pier Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Hunting Small Game
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
- Coin Laundry
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Gambling Casinos
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
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....morecollapse
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Fantastic New Years Stay!
Fantastic New Years Stay!
This was a fun, quiet, cute little cottage to stay in for a romantic, low key New Years weekend. We kept the fireplace burning almost every waking hour, and cooked several meals in the well stocked kitchen. The winter time view of Lake Michigan out the bay window was excellent. I will definitely have to check out this cottage sometime during the summer for some Lake Michigan beach time! I'll certainly be back again!
- Guest Brandon C.
- Date of stay 12/30/12
- Review Submitted 01/09/13
little piece of heavenGuest comment entered by owner
little piece of heaven
This little cottage in the woods was amazing. It was well kept, clean, thoroughly furnished and even had little extras. i.e. tin full of hershey kisses, pantry with spices and herbs, games and outdoor equipment for entertainment. You were very kind and helpful. You were very willing to answer any questions we had. Even the questions you had already answered in an email you had sent days before I didn't read until half way through our weekend. Sorry :) I would and already have recommended this cottage to friends and family. Thanks so much Pam and Tim for sharing your little piece of heaven with us! We plan to be back again sometime. > Tina >
- Guest Tina
- Date of stay 09/01/12
- Review Submitted 10/01/12
Fantastic Vacation, Very Relaxing
Fantastic Vacation, Very Relaxing
We loved the place. It was very comfortable and the house was well equipped with the necessities. But the best part was Location, Location, Location. Short walk to the beach and the Channel Inn. As someone who goes to the Ocean a lot My wife was loving the lake. Beautiful beach with soft sand. The kids loved playing in the yard when we were relaxing on the deck. If you want to just relax, this is the place.
- Guest Jeffrey L.
- Date of stay 08/25/12
- Review Submitted 09/11/12
A wonderful week
A wonderful week
This is a charming cottage nestled amidst astoundingly beautiful oaks and situated on a lovely property just minutes away from a quiet swath of Lake Michigan. Our family loved our week there, and especially appreciated the board and lawn games provided by the owners. The house is in great shape and the amenities were provided as noted in the description. The owners were helpful and hospitable. We look forward to future summer vacations at Mid Oaks!
- Guest Elyse N.
- Date of stay 08/05/12
- Review Submitted 08/21/12
Had a wonderful timeGuest comment entered by owner
Had a wonderful time
Good Morning Pam, I just wanted to tell you what a wonderful time we had at your cottage! It was a beautiful place to stay and if we get the chance to do it again, we most certainly will. We loved the home, location, beach, Montague-Whitehall areas. We do not have one complaint. The kids enjoyed it too! Thanks again Pam - many memories made this past week
- Guest Chris
- Date of stay 07/01/12
- Review Submitted 07/17/12
Really super nice comfortable relaxing place. Really quiet. Really responsive owner who worked hard to get their internet access working properly. Loved the Old Channel Inn just down the street, make sure you order a "Dark n Stormy" While we loved the place there were a couple of things that we wanted to note... 1. There is no Washer/Dryer. Sure there are laundromats in town but who wants to sit in a laundry on vacation 2. There is no direct access from the house to the deck. Instead you exit at the side kitchen door about 8 steps down. Then you cross a little path by the garden, which at times is muddy from the sprinklers, and then back up 8 or so steps to access the deck. 3. The parking is across the lawn and not right next to the house, which made it somewhat difficult for our 80yr old parents to cross. The doors in the house are narrow and there are a couple of steps up the front which I would think makes wheelchair access difficult. 4. While, yes you could walk to the beach, it's a pretty steep downhill grade, and the road that needs crossing is a tight blind curve w/o sidewalks or much of a bike lane. Too hard for our folks to navigate, and scary with a little kid but parking at the beach was a breeze.
- Guest Gregory B.
- Date of stay 06/10/12
- Review Submitted 06/24/12
Owner response: Thank you for pointing out the challenges an elderly person might have with our property. Because of your feedback we no longer list it as suitable for seniors. Just so you know you can check the amenities section to see if a property has a washer and dryer before you rent it.
Montague Vacation Residence
Montague Vacation Residence
Deck gave a nice view of Lake Michigan. Vacation home was well decorated; even quilts on the beds. Vaulted ceiling & wood panneling a nice touch. This 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath home tucked away on private road with woods nearby gave a cozy feeling. It had every amenity we were expecting; found it to be VERY clean; dwelling showed it was well maintained in every aspect. We were 6 men who used this as a base camp to fish nearby; wonderful retreat, yet only 10 minutes from lovely towns of Montague/Whitehall. Were able to use owner's home next door to park both boats/trailers each night. Owner was great to communicate with. Certainly hope to return next April !
- Guest Chuck
- Date of stay 04/19/12
- Review Submitted 04/25/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Perfect New Years
Perfect New Years
We were looking for someplace to spend New Years away and remote this year and found just the perfect spot. Perfect too, that for the first time possibly in our lives we didn't have a real way to see the ball drop at midnight - and that was just fine. We traded that tradition for a beautiful fireplace on a very windy Michigan night with board games and quiet. Pam and Tim could not have presented a nicer welcome with the fireplace prepared for just a match to start. The cottage was pristine and well taken care of. We could not have been happier and shall return. Happy New Year!
- Guest sloop
- Date of stay 12/31/11
- Review Submitted 01/08/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
We loved this placeGuest comment entered by owner
We loved this place
We loved this place. It is the perfect Northwoods cottage with all the big & little luxuries that really matter - big fireplace, lots of windows, terrific view, easy walking distance to trails & water, rustic style, well-equipped kitchen, plenty of hot water & great water pressure, real coffee shop only 10 min away, etc. My son is 8 & he wants to come back to see what it's like during all the other seasons (& so do I!)
- Guest Ellen F, Evanston
- Date of stay 12/27/11
- Review Submitted 01/04/12
Midoaks Cottage is marvelous
Midoaks Cottage is marvelous
My family and I rent this wonderful cottage for a week or two every summer. The cottage dates from the early 20th Century but has been thoroughly updated. Very roomy and comfortable. The surrounding woods are magical, with a short walk down to an absolutely perfect and never crowded Lake Michigan beach. The spectacular sunset views from the cottage can't be beat anywhere. The little towns of Montague and Whitehall nearby are charming. This is the perfect place for a quiet family vacation. The owners provide everything you'll need, even bicycles, horseshoes, beach towels, you name it.
- Guest curt h.
- Date of stay 07/14/11
- Review Submitted 09/12/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, pet owners, adventure seekers, girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
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3 night min stay
Jul 1 - Aug 31
7 night min stay
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- Nearest Beach: Lake Michigan Beach at 0.25 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Old Channel Inn at 0.25 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Old Channel Trail Golf Club at 2 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Old Channel Inn at 0.25 Miles
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.
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Front of Cottage - back deck has Lake Michigan Views-large lawn for kids to play
Dining area overlooking the deck.
Enjoy a fall or winter evening in front of the fire
Beach which is only a 5 minute walk away.
View from the deck-magnificent sunset
well equipped kitchen with eat-in area
Second bedroom with full size bed.
Front Porch to store your gear and play darts
Hammock to read in or snooze in
living room with vaulted ceiling
50 foot deck with Lake and sunset views. 2 eating areas and barbeque.
The cottage is surrounded by 100 year old Oak trees over 100 feet tall
Having too much fun at the beach!
View of dining area with views of the Lake with summer accessories
Bedroom with half bath
Bedroom with twin beds
Forest path to the tennis courts and Mouth Cemetery in the fall
We are also in farm country where the corn is picked every morning in summer
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