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Spacious 3 BR Cottage W/Shared Private Lake Mich. Beach

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View from the seating platform above the perfect sugar sand Lake Michigan beach!

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Last updated: 10/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-28 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Holland cottage description

Open-plan 3-bedroom, 2-bath winterized cottage in small, wooded, beautifully kept 100-year-old beach association. The 'Big Lake' is just a short 2-minute stroll away from our door!

At the beach: All cottages share a wide, 400-ft. long beautiful private Lake Michigan beach with perfect beige sugar sand - no rocks, no weeds. There are just 40 stair steps down to the beach (with a seating area halfway down where we all leave our shoes). Communal picnic tables and a fire circle invite you to evenings of watching the stars.

Just 4 cottages inland at Hotel Bob, everything is open and airy. You will love the huge great room with fireplace and flat-screen HD TV at one end and open kitchen at the other. Skylights in the high peaked ceiling keep things bright. The front enclosed porch with towering windows is where we all sit and talk, with tall trees on every side. The sun warms it all winter long!

Master queen bedroom has attached bath with shower. On the other side of Hotel Bob (the 'guest wing') are 2 bedrooms (1 queen, 1 bunks) sharing a bath with shower/tub combination. All 3 bedrooms have ceiling fans, as does the porch. Extras include wi-fi, cable TV on the 40' flat screen, fully equipped kitchen, main floor washer and dryer; linens, beach towels, beach chairs and some kiddie beach toys (boogie boards, kites, sand toys) are all here waiting. Our guests love our extensive library of books!

Nearby: In the summer, check out the nearby U-pick strawberry and blueberry farms and cherry, peach and apple orchards. Easy 15-minute drive to charming downtown Holland with Dutch heritage sights, antiques, great restaurants. Nearby golf courses, miles of paved bike trails will keep you active - want to bike the 17 miles to Grand Haven for lunch? Feel free to use the two old 5-speed bikes in garage. Riley Trails park offers X-country skiing in winter, mountain biking or just strolling through the woods in summer on miles of trails, and it's just 1.5 miles away. We keep a 2-person kayak on the beach, just grab the paddles and flotation vests from the garage. A little red wagon makes taking coolers & toys down to the beach easy - or the firewood and s'mores makings for your evening bonfire. You'll love how relaxed life is in this little group of friendly cottages between the woods and waves, just north of Holland.

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Plenty of beach toys, 2 child life vests, boogie boards!...moreless

          • Limited Accessibility:

            2 steps up from garage, 2 at front door, otherwise everything on one level....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            Dogs welcome! Sorry, no cats - our family has allergies....moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Master bedroom: 1 queen

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          • Guest bedroom: 1 queen

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          • Kids' bedroom: 1 bunk bed

            2 twin mattresses...moreless

          • Master bedroom and bath are on the kitchen/garage side of house; guest and kids' bedrooms with shared bath are on the living room side....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Master bath: toilet, shower

            Walk-in shower with built-in seat....moreless

          • Guest bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          Other Amenities

              • Short walk to the 400-foot-wide private Lake Michigan beach, beach picnic table, beach campfire area, 2-person kayak, sitting platform above Lake Michigan for sunset watching. Bike/walking trails for miles. 2 5-speed bikes in garage. Private road is plowed all winter. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Miniature Golf
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Paragliding
              • Parasailing
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Swimming
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people

              General

              • Broadband Access
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Covered Parking
              • Fireplace
              • Free Long Distance:

                Free U.S. calls...moreless

              • Garage:

                Huge 2-stall with room for bikes, etc....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Parking Off Street:

                Parking for up to 4 vehicles, 2 in the garage and 2 on the driveway. There's no parking allowed on the one-lane Edgewood road....moreless

              • Telephone:

                Internet phone with free calling throughout U.S....moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                About 7 beach towels available...moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Fireplace:

                Some logs provided for use in cottage or in fire circle on the beach....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils:

                Everything but a food processor...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen:

                2 barstools for seating at island...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Water Sports Gear:

                Life vests, boogie boards...moreless

               

              Reviews

              Write a review 4.9
              from 15 traveler reviews
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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Winter 2014-2015
              Nov 1 - May 15, 2015
              28 night min stay

              $1,100
              June
              May 30 - Jun 27, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $1,400
              July-August
              Jun 28 - Aug 29, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $1,800
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              $200
              $1,000 $1,500
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Tax Rate 6%

              Notes:

              Longer term in Fall/Winter/Spring: $1100/month (need references)

              Summer 2015: Opening to weekly rentals on Dec. 26, 2014. Rates: $1400/wk in June, $1800/wk Jul & Aug., Saturday 3 p.m. to Saturday 10 a.m. Linens and cleaning included in rates. 6% Michigan sales tax in addition.

              Reservation deposit depends on length of stay.

              1/2 rental due in advance, 1/2 at arrival.


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              Calendar

              Last updated: 10/17/2014
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              Location

              40 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Grand Rapids, MI
              4 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Turk's
              35 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Muskegon to Milwaukee
              10 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Holland MI AmTrak station
              7 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              US 31
              0.1 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Edgewood Beach (private)

              Car: Necessary

              Our cottage is in a beach association that shares 400 feet of private Lake Michigan sandy beach. We own a 2-person kayak and much beach equipment - towels, chairs, games, sand toys. There's a picnic table and fire ring on the beach for communal use. The charming town of Holland is 15 minutes away. Bike trails abound, and cross-country/mountain biking trails through the woods are a mile away - a great place to walk the dogs.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1984

              About the owner: We live and work in nearby Grand Rapids and love spending time at the 'big lake' with our dogs whenever we can. We're so happy to share our wonderful getaway with you!

              Why the Owner Chose Holland:
              We inherited 'Hotel Bob' in 2011 and are thinking this will be the perfect retirement home for us - beautiful setting, great neighbors, beach living, civilization nearby.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              The cottage makes together time so comfortable, summer and winter. Outside, our favorite things are taking a glass of wine down to the sitting platform above the lake to watch the gorgeous sunsets, playing in the surf with our friends and their children, reading on the porch, and lawn games. Plus walking our dogs on the beach or in the Riley Trails woods!


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • View from the seating platform above the perfect sugar sand Lake Michigan beach!

                View from the seating platform above the perfect sugar sand Lake Michigan beach!

              • Walkway to the beach stairs

                Walkway to the beach stairs

              • Looking back up at stairs from the beach.

                Looking back up at stairs from the beach.

              • View from fire circle picnic table, 10/18/2013

                View from fire circle picnic table, 10/18/2013

              • Front door

                Front door

              • View from other side of porch

                View from other side of porch

              • Living room - original 1950s paneling

                Living room - original 1950s paneling

              • Dining area

                Dining area

              • View from utility room/garage door

                View from utility room/garage door

              • Door to master bath

                Door to master bath

              • Bunk bedroom

                Bunk bedroom

              • Sunsets are beautiful - colors brighter than the photo shows! This was May 23.

                Sunsets are beautiful - colors brighter than the photo shows! This was May 23.

              • Our 100 year old cottage association.

                Our 100 year old cottage association.

              • View to the south.

                View to the south.

              • View to the north. Walk forever!

                View to the north. Walk forever!

              • Front porch & garage

                Front porch & garage

              • Porch, from front door

                Porch, from front door

              • Slider is the original front door

                Slider is the original front door

              • View from hall

                View from hall

              • Open kitchen w/skylight

                Open kitchen w/skylight

              • Master bedroom

                Master bedroom

              • Guest queen bedroom

                Guest queen bedroom

              • Guest bath (shower and tub on left)

                Guest bath (shower and tub on left)

              • Our chairs wait for you on the beach!

                Our chairs wait for you on the beach!

              VRBO #382818

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              This listing was first published here in 2011.

              Date last modified - Saturday, October 18, 2014

              $37 - $257 per night (USD)
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              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 10/17/14
              Minimum stay: 3-28 nights
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              Member since: 2011
              Speaks: english
              • Calendar last updated 10/17/2014
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              616-458-2235

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