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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!


Last updated: 10/02/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-180 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • 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


  • Guest bedroom: 1 queen


  • 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


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



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


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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Hotel Bob does not have a view of the Big Lake, as we call it. It's one of 30 cottages that share 400 feet of private Lake Michigan beach, accessed by the central stairs (40 steps down)....moreless

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:

    You can expand the dining table with the leaves in the guest bedroom closet. Seats up to 12....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • 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


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything but a food processor...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    2 barstools for seating at island...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Usually you'll find salt, pepper, paper towels and maybe ketchup, mayo etc. in the fridge. Filtered water provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Life vests, boogie boards...moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2015-2016
Oct 3 - May 14, 2016
180 night min stay

Jun 4 - Jul 2, 2016
7 night min stay

Jul 3 - Sep 3, 2016
7 night min stay

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

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 6%


Longer term in Fall/Winter/Spring: $1500/month (need references)

Summer 2016: Opening to weekly rentals on Dec. 26, 2015. Rates: $1400/wk in June, $1900/wk Jul & Aug., Saturday 3 p.m. to Saturday 10 a.m. Linens and cleaning included in rates. 6% Michigan tax in addition.

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

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Last updated: 10/02/2015
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Grand Rapids, MI
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
35 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Muskegon to Milwaukee
10 Miles
Nearest Train
Holland MI AmTrak station
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 31
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Thai Palace
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!

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Speaks: english



  • 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.

  • Front porch & garage

    Front porch & garage

  • Porch from front door

    Porch from front door

  • Hall to 2 BRs on left, door to Master BR in center

    Hall to 2 BRs on left, door to Master BR in center

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Kitchen, utility room to right of garage door

    Kitchen, utility room to right of garage door

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Master bath from kitchen

    Master bath from kitchen

  • Bunk bedroom

    Bunk bedroom

  • Sunsets are beautiful!

    Sunsets are beautiful!

  • 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 door

    Front door

  • Front door from other end of porch

    Front door from other end of porch

  • View from hall

    View from hall

  • Dining/living from kitchen, utility room behind you

    Dining/living from kitchen, utility room behind you

  • Utility room

    Utility room

  • Door to master bath

    Door to master bath

  • 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!

    Our chairs wait for you!

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