Secluded Lake Michigan Waterfront Cottage with 187 Feet Private Frontage
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Pentwater cottage description
The Pentwater dunes along Lake Michigan boast some of the most beautiful beaches in the United States. White, silky and very clean, you will have 185 feet of private frontage with this cottage. Nightly, you will be lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves gently lapping against the shore. Start each morning with a long walk along the private beach for 1.5 miles to the Pentwater Channel where you will see water craft heading out for the morning sail or first catch. If you enjoy biking, you can enjoy a quick, easy 3.5 mile bike ride into town for a good cup of coffee and a scone at the local bakery.
You can launch two kayaks in Pentwater Lake, paddle down the channel, and then head south along the Lake Michigan shore back to the cottage. Or, take the canoe to the public launch at Pentwater River for a nice, leisurely paddle.
If you like to bike, there is the Hart-Montague Biking Trail, 22 miles of paved trail through asparagus fields, fruit trees, past our local Country Dairy Farm (where you may purchase homemade ice cream and other dairy-based treats). The trailhead is a 10 minute drive from the cottage.
There is no phone, television, or internet at the cottage. This is a place where you escape from technology to enjoy nature. However, the Pentwater Libray (4 miles away) has computers for public use, as well as wireless internet that can be accessed when the library is closed.
Having enjoyed so many of our weekends at Lake Michigan, we spent 5 years trying to find the right place -- secluded, with acreage of wooded land. We wanted a place that was perched high on a dune to offer pristine views of Lake Michigan, and plenty of private frontage.
Please be aware that while there is nothing but sand dune (covered with trees) between our cottage and Lake Michigan, there are wooden steps (with a railing) that lead down from the cottage to the beach -- there are 150 steps to be exact, with small seating areas along the way.
Alan and Janet
Keywords: cottage, cabin, house, acreage, woods, dunes, beach, sand dunes, walking trails, private, secluded, wooded, trees, nature, natural
- 1000 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Linens Provided
- Wood Fireplace
- Wood Stove
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Six acres of private wooded land, 150 wood steps with railing to the beach, sits on top of a beautiful wooded dune with 180 degree views of Lake Michigan. Completely secluded with no views of neighbors. Long, private two track drive to cottage. Very quiet and peaceful. You feel as if you are viewing the rest of the world from a secluded crow's nest....moreless
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Pier Fishing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Water Parks
- Scenic Drives
- Theme Parks
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
- Horseback Riding
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Perfect family vacation
Perfect family vacation
We had an absolutely wonderful week and could not have been happier with the entire experience. Not only is Pentwater a great area along the lake, but this property is perfectly located to many local attractions. Most importantly, this property provides privacy and a tranquil setting. We were able to relax while our boys explored. It was exactly what our family needed to escape the crazy day to day and reconnect. Thank you for Sharing such a wonderful home!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 08/04/12
- Review Submitted 07/19/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
Recharge your batteries in a beautiful, private location
Recharge your batteries in a beautiful, private location
My husband and I needed to come to the Pentwater area for a 3 day family reunion so we decided to take a full week off and rent a cottage on Lake Michigan. We couldn't have been more delighted with our choice. The location, natural beauty and privacy of this rental property were amazing. After 7 days of sitting on the deck looking out over the lake, quiet morning and evening walks on the beach, and great conversations, card games and meals all set to the sonic background of waves rolling onto the shore; we drove home completely refreshed and rejuvenated (to an extent that actually surprised me). The owners left us lots of helpful ideas for things to do, alerting us to a great local bike trail, offering suggestions for where to find things like a good local grocery store or a spot to grab a great ice cream cone, and some (very helpful) descriptions of running routes of varied distances in the area around their cottage. After an absolutely fantastic week we decided we'll definitely be back....maybe for a two week stay next time!
- Guest Christine (Brooklyn, Wisconsin)
- Date of stay 06/22/13
- Review Submitted 07/02/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway.
Owner response: You are just dear to write such kind sentiments. Thank you. Just let us know if you would like to return. Lovingly, Janet Cocciarelli
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Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: We really enjoy being at the cottage with our children -- it's so secluded, safe, and they can run through the woods, down to the beach, play in the little tree fort. It's quiet and peaceful to sit on the deck and watch the various hawks, eagles and other birds that soar. Huge freightors, fishing boats, and sailing craft will pass by on a regular basis. The best part is that we can't see any neighbors!
Why the Owner Chose Pentwater:
We purchased in Pentwater because it is very convenient to a major airport (Grand Rapids), and it boasts the most beautiful white sand beaches in Michigan. There are also two major ferries that you can take from Muskegon and or Ludington to Wisconsin.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We start every morning with a run from our cottage, down the two track through the woods to the main road, down to the channel past the lighthouse and then back to our cottage on the beach. It's 3.4 miles. Then, while our children play in the woods, we sip our morning coffee on our deck with an almost 180 view of Lake Michigan, watching the water craft, At night, we have a beach fire on our 185 feet of private frontage. From the beach, you can't see our little crow's nest, tucked at the top of the dune in the trees.
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185 feet of private frontage.
Kayaks, canoe available
View of Lake Michigan from main room.
Sunset view from main room
Bedroom, queen bed, first floor, next to bathroom
Main floor bathroom with bath and shower
Downstairs bathroom with shower
160 Steps from house to beach, beautiful woodsy walk.
Exterior facing Lake Michigan -- windows on two full sides of cottage.
View from beach, looking toward channel. Beautiful, endless quiet beach
Sunset on private frontage
Short sandy path to lake from bottom of steps
Private frontage at sunset
Main room, view of Lake Michigan from windows.
Main room, same photo, cloudy day
Main room, with kitchen in background.
Bedroom 2 on main floor w/ two twin beds, next to bathroom
Downstairs bedroom, faces Lake Michigan.
Downstairs Family Room
South side of cottage, spring time, very private.
Front side of cottage (very private, in the woods, space to play games).
Pure, gentle sand, spring time
Pentwater Channel at sunset during the summer
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