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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! Our 100 year old cottage association. Walkway to the beach stairs View to the south. Looking back up at stairs from the beach. View to the north. Walk forever! View from fire circle picnic table, 10/18/2013 Front porch & garage Front door Porch, from front door View from other side of porch Slider is the original front door Living room - original 1950s paneling View from hall Dining area Open kitchen w/skylight View from utility room/garage door Master bedroom Door to master bath Guest queen bedroom Bunk bedroom Guest bath (shower and tub on left) Sunset in October 2012. Fall is a wonderful time to be at Edgewood. Sunsets are beautiful - colors brighter than the photo shows! This was May 23.

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 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.

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. 3 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 smores 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.

Keywords: Hotel Bob, beach house, Lake Michigan cottage, west Michigan lake rental, lakeshore rental house, Holland rental house

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Limited Accessibility:

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

          • Pets Considered:

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

          • Children Welcome:

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

          • Non Smoking Only

          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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          Kitchen & Dining

          • Refrigerator
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Toaster
          • Coffee Maker
          • Microwave

          Amenities

          • 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

          • Wood Fireplace:

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

          • Garage:

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

          • Towels Provided:

            About 7 beach towels available...moreless

          • Fireplace
          • Washing Machine
          • Linens Provided
          • Iron & Board
          • Hair Dryer
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Covered Parking

          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

              Communications

              • Telephone:

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

              • Wireless Internet
              • Broadband Access

              Outdoor Features

              • Water Sports Gear:

                Life vests, boogie boards...moreless

              Theme

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

              Car

                  • Necessary

                  Activities

                  • Sailing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Paragliding
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Fishing
                  • Parasailing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Cycling
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Restaurants
                  • Museums
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Cinemas
                  • Churches
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Library
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Walking
                  • Boating
                  • Antiquing

                  Other Activities

                      • 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....moreless
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Fantastic - beautiful location

                        Fantastic - beautiful location

                        • Guest Julie (Lexington, Il USA)
                        • Date of stay 10/08/13
                        • Review Submitted 02/20/14
                        (exact stay may be off a bit) It was perfect for my family of 6, ranging in ages from 62-2 :). Everything was clean, well maintained and the neighborhood was quiet! The owners were wonderful to work with, very relaxed and accommodating. My family has requested we go back every year (even my mother in law who resides in sunny Mexico!).

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers.

                        Owner response: Thanks for the great review, Julie! It's so nice to hear that you love Hotel Bob as much as we do. Come back this fall!

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Everything we'd hoped for

                        Everything we'd hoped for

                        • Guest Bell (Westchester County, NY)
                        • Date of stay 08/24/13
                        • Review Submitted 09/03/13
                        All the very positive reviews proved to be true. The cottage is comfortable, very clean and well appointed. It had everything we needed and more. Lynne was extremely helpful in answering any question we had and she was extremely responsive. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, pet owners, families with young children, families with teenagers.

                        Owner response: Thanks for choosing Hotel Bob for your getaway week! I'm glad you found everything you needed. Peter and I are both cooks, so the kitchen usually meets with the approval of other cooks ... Come back soon!

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                      • Holland beach house with everything

                        Holland beach house with everything

                        • Guest ANNE C.
                        • Date of stay 08/03/13
                        • Review Submitted 08/14/13
                        This house had more amenities than we have at home! It is located in a great private beach association that makes it feel like a resort community. The beach is only a short walk and the private roads are great for the kids to ride bikes, even the little ones. The lay-out of the house is great, with a master bedroom and bath on one side and two bedrooms and a bath on the other, so there is lots of privacy. Loved the front porch and the great rainfall shower heads! We left our beach chairs and toys (provided) by the stairs at night and no one touched them. A great, safe, comfortable location and home.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, families with young children, families with teenagers.

                        Owner response: Thanks, Tom - you mentioned a lot of the reasons we love Hotel Bob ourselves! Glad you picked us for your vacation!

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                      • Roomy and Comfortable

                        Roomy and Comfortable

                        • Guest Steve K.
                        • Date of stay 07/27/13
                        • Review Submitted 08/05/13
                        We have been vacationing on Lake Michigan for over 30 years and this is one of the nicest rental cottages we've experienced. It is just as described: open, airy, bright, clean, well stocked, and very relaxing. The walk to the beach is short and the stairway down is wide and well built. The biggest bonus (aside from the wonderful beach) is Riley Trails, a 300 acre park less than 2 miles from the cottage. We took our dogs there twice a day for walks on the maze of well marked trails. There are miles of trails and we finished every trail in the park by Friday morning!

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, families with young children, families with teenagers.

                        Owner response: So glad you found everything to your liking - thanks for these kind words!

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Great Place to Stay

                        Great Place to Stay

                        • Guest Anonymous
                        • Date of stay 04/30/13
                        • Review Submitted 06/02/13
                        We lived at the cottage for about 6 months over the winter. We loved the layout with the kids on one side of the house and the master bedroom on the other. The sun room is great. The cottage is very well stocked. It's a nice, quiet neighborhood and the neighbors are friendly. We enjoyed walking on the beach almost every day (so did our dogs). Lynne & Peter are super.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, families with teenagers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Beaches & Tulips

                        Beaches & Tulips

                        • Guest Richy (Newport News, VA)
                        • Date of stay 05/10/13
                        • Review Submitted 05/29/13
                        We had a great time in this cottage. Excellent location near Holland and great beach access. Perfect sunsets over Lake Michigan, bring a camera. This small cottage community is quiet and very friendly. Outstanding spacious living quarters for a family. Our 4 yr old granddaughter had tons of fun on the beach. Tulips were in bloom and whole Holland area was beautiful. We hope to go back soon.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, families with teenagers.

                        Owner response: Thanks, Larry - you and your family and your sweet pup are welcome back anytime. I'm so glad you had a great time!

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • Beach Loving Family

                        Beach Loving Family

                        • Guest Large group of S family (Morton ill)
                        • Date of stay 08/18/12
                        • Review Submitted 09/03/12
                        We enjoyed our stay at this Edgewood cottage. We came because we knew this stretch of beach and were so happy with the spacious cottage. Everything was very clean & kitchen & bathrooms very nice. Plenty of towels & bedding. All the beach extras such as umbrella, chairs and toys were great as well as the use of the bikes! Lynne was so friendly to work with and we hope to be back soon. We enjoyed the bike trails , the local breweries, golf, and the Holland Farmers Market.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Airy and open!

                        Airy and open!

                        • Guest Molly (Eau Claire, WI)
                        • Date of stay 08/11/12
                        • Review Submitted 08/21/12
                        Nice folks. Open, airy house. It's a house of light! Close to the beach. Great kitchen. Fireplace is swell. Very pet friendly!

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, pet owners, people with disabilities, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, families with teenagers.

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                      • Great location, wonderful owners, lovely cottage

                        Great location, wonderful owners, lovely cottage

                        • Guest List lady (United States)
                        • Date of stay 07/14/12
                        • Review Submitted 08/17/12
                        My list of favorite things about this property: 1. Towels for the home and beach. (Very nice not to have to pack these. 2. Use anything you find attitude.3. Bikes, wagon, umbrella, chairs!! 4. Kayak 5. Internet access 6. Cable 7. Free phone calls (makes up for cell phone poor reception.) 8. Well stocked kitchen 9. Lots of fans10. Games, books 11. Large kitchen table with comfortable chairs (near the top on my list)12. And of course the location is wonderful !! 13. The book with all the information about the area with reviews (one of top favorites on my list)14. Owners have very friendly attitude toward guests15. Very clean 16. Didn’t expect a lot from guests as they leave. 17. Good mattresses. (Very important to me.) 18. Nice shower. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars was we happened to rent during a very hot week in July and we missed the air conditioning.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children.

                        Owner response: I am so glad you listed all your "likes", Barb! About the heat - the cottage has been in the family since 1984, and only in the last couple of years have we discussed "Might need to get AC." The lake used to always keep the temps moderate, cooling down a lot at night. However, it looks like we're going to have to look into AC for the future.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/2

                      • very comfortable!

                        very comfortable!

                        • Guest Marnie (Grand Rapids, MI)
                        • Date of stay 07/28/12
                        • Review Submitted 08/15/12
                        My husband and I stayed here for a week, starting July 28. The cottage is so well stocked! Towels, kitchen stuff, kayak, beach chairs, great beach umbrella, 2 nice bikes--the works. The beach is lovely and the other assoc. families are very friendly. I do think that the walk to the beach would be hard for anyone who has difficulty walking, e.g. my 89 year old mother. Highly recommend!

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers.

                        Owner response: Thanks for your nice review, Marnie! I understand your concern for older visitors - it's not far and the one-lane road is flat, but the stairs down to the sand can be daunting for older visitors. That's why I include a photo of them, so people can judge for themselves if they're doable. Come again!

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      June
                      May 31 - Jun 28, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,400
                      July-August
                      Jun 29 - Aug 30, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,700
                      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 2014: Rentals are weekly only, $1400/wk in June, $1700 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.

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                      Location

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

                      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 in the early morning is such a peaceful way to begin a day.


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                      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

                      • Sunset in October 2012. Fall is a wonderful time to be at Edgewood.

                        Sunset in October 2012. Fall is a wonderful time to be at Edgewood.

                      • 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)

                      • 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.

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Friday, December 13, 2013

                      $200 - $243 per night (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

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