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KEY HIGHLIGHTS *110 feet of private waterfront *Sandy lake bottom at the backyard of cottage *Comfort in a quiet neighborhood *Convenient location *Wireless Internet *4 KAYAKS complete with 4 life preservers *HAMMOCKS *Large deck with majestic views *Gas grill-We supply the fuel *Ping-Pong table *Fooz Ball table *Basketball hoop and basketballs *Horseshoes and other lawn games *Built-in washer pitching pits *FIREPIT-We supply plenty of firewood *DOCK for fishing, or if you bring your boat you can tie it up at the dock. *Central Air Conditioning *Well-stocked kitchen, including a dishwasher *Gas log FIREPLACE *Jetted Jacuzzi tub *Piano *A plethora of board games, puzzles, books and DVDs *Large lush green lawn that is professionally maintained *Full-size washer and dryer *Fabulous, peaceful views from inside and outside *Home is bathed in soothing, natural light *Cleaned to the utmost detail *Large picture windows showcasing the lake *Tastefully decorated with a beach theme *Smoke-free interior *Comfortably sleeps 10 *3 bedrooms (2 have KING beds and the 3rd has a queen) *2 twin pull-outs and 1 queen pull-out *2 FULL bathrooms-So much nicer when you are on vacation! *All bedding and bath towels are provided *Salt, Pepper and a variety of other Spices included *Starter (limited) supply of paper products, coffee and tea *Plenty of on-premise parking. No need to park on a street. *Close to Bike paths *Close to stores *Close to a variety of restaurants *Several hiking trails nearby *Golf courses nearby *Less than a 10 minute drive to Downtown Grand Haven *Less than a 10 minute drive to some of the best beaches in the nation! *Our rate is based on 6 or fewer guests. There is an additional charge for more than 6 guests. *Maximum occupancy is limited to 10 people.
If you are looking for a lakefront property that has 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, that can comfortably sleep up to 10 people and where the kids can splash and play in the water right in the back yard with NO roads to cross, a place where kayaks, lawn games, hammocks and a fire pit are waiting for you, then The Waterfront Cottage just might be your ticket to a FABULOUS vacation!
The Waterfront Cottage has 110 feet of private waterfront! It is a lovely and spacious 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home. There is a private beach area right in the back yard. Hammocks and kayaks await your arrival. There is a large deck which offers majestic views. There are many other amenities including a ping pong table, basketball hoop, large professionally manicured lawn, a firepit outside and a fireplace inside, a jetted (Jacuzzi) bathtub, and central air conditioning. (Not all local cottages have air conditioning).
The Waterfront Cottage is an awesome place! It is available for rent by the week between May 1 and Labor Day. During the off-season months of October through April it is only available by the month.
The Waterfront Cottage is large enough to comfortably accomodate ten people. Yet it is cozy enough to provide a wonderful, romantic venue for just the two of you. It is located on picturesque Pottawattomie Bayou Lake in Grand Haven, Michigan. Pottawattomie Lake is connected to Lake Michigan via the Grand River. It is warmer and also calmer than Lake Michigan and is the most popular body of water on the Grand Haven side of the river. You can splash and play in it, explore its coves and shoreline with the kayaks, or sit on the dock and fish for blue gills, bass and perch. Or you can lounge in the hammocks by the beach and catch some warm rays of summer sunshine as you watch passing kayaks and canoes, ski boats, pontoons, stand-up paddle boarders and a few fishing boats.
There are 3 bedrooms in this home. The spacious Master Bedroom has a KING bed and walk-in closet. The furniture in this bedroom is a cheerful cottage style in refreshing creamy-white colors. Bedroom #2 also has a KING bed. Its motif is French Provencial. Both of these bedrooms have picture windows that overlook the awesome lake. Bedroom #3 is a smaller bedroom and has a stately queen bed. We supply all of the bedding.
There are also 2 twin pull-out sleepers and 1 queen pull-out sleeper. They are located in the spacious living room. During your stay you are welcome to remove the mattresses and place them wherever you would like inside the house.
There are 2 full bathrooms. One of them has his and hers double sinks. Both of them have jetted (Jacuzzi) bathtubs. We supply the bath towels but ask that you please bring your own beach towels.
The spacious, bright living room measures 23 feet by 17 feet! There is cable TV and a VCR/DVD player. There is also Wireless Internet. The living room has a cathedral ceiling with a ceiling fan in the back part of it. Large picture windows there highlight terrific views of the water. You might see a gaggle of geese, a few graceful swans, a blue heron, a red tailed hawk, turkeys, a red-headed woodpecker, a king fisher or a variety of many other birds. Several of our guests have seen deer in the yard. On rare occasions soaring eagles have been spotted over the lake.
The dining area is large and cheerful. It is furnished with comfortable seating for 6 at the table and 4 more at the snack bar. The kitchen is fully equipped with full-sized refrigerator & stove, microwave, waffle maker, fondue pot, coffee maker, toaster and all of the pots and pans you will need. The dishes have a delightful lighthouse theme. There is a complete set of 12. Of course there is a dishwasher too.
The view is amazing from both inside and outside this home. You can see the sunlight glisten off the water as you lounge at the beach area, relax on the deck or even view it from inside the living room. In the evenings you can curl up in front of the gas log fireplace in the living room, or sit outside around the firepit and be mesmerized by the flickering flames as you roast hotdogs and marshmallows and make hobo pies and S'mores. We provide plenty of firewood and 'Tonka Toasters'.
The yard is a great place to play outdoor games. It is almost an acre large, nicely landscaped and professionally manicured. There are horseshoe and washer-pitching pits built into the yard for friendly competitions. You might want to fish, shoot some basketballs, play ping pong, kayak or just relax in the hammocks. If you own a small boat you are welcome to bring it along. There is space at the dock to moor it and there is direct water access from the cottage to Lake Michigan via the Grand River.
The Waterfront Cottage has a full-size washer and dryer conveniently located in the queen bedroom.
All 1600 square feet of the home are on one level. (There are 4 steps outside to get into the home, and there is a flight of steps from the deck to the backyard.) We have stocked The Waterfront Cottage with a plethora of board games, puzzles, books and movies for your enjoyment.
Grand Haven is a wonderful place in which to vacation. CNN named Lake Michigan beaches the BEST IN THE NATION! Travel & Leisure Magazine called Grand Haven's beach one of the 'Best Secret Beaches on Earth'. And voters in a Pure Michigan competition chose 'watching a beautiful sunset in Grand Haven' as the number 1 activity in the state.
The Grand Haven area has wonderful hiking trails, lovely beaches, great golf courses and miles of bike paths. There are also unique parks to explore and enjoy. Beautiful Pottawattomie Park is nearby. It has a great playground for the kids, a swimming area and a fishing/observation deck that extends out over the water. Lake Michigan and its sugar sand beach is a quick and easy 5 miles from the cottage, as is quaint downtown Grand Haven. You can stroll on the boardwalk there, watch a sunset from the pier and enjoy the dancing waters of Grand Haven's famous Musical Fountain. If you feel really energetic, drive to Rosy Mound Park (about 3 miles south of town) and burn off excess calories with a rigorous hike to Lake Michigan. You will be rewarded with spectacular views!
Grand Haven has some exceptional restaurants. You will find little eating houses featuring homecooked breakfasts, the Pronto Pup kiosk (a Grand Haven tradition), Fricano's Pizzaria (another Grand Haven tradition), a variety of ice creams parlors, and both trendy and elegant fine dining establishments. There is everything from seafood to Italian to sushi to steaks to pizza to gyros to fast food to home made breads and candies. Grand Haven also hosts a Farmers' Market twice a week during the summer.
The Waterfront Cottage is an ideal place to come home to after a busy day in downtown Grand Haven. Or you can just relax here all week with occasional trips to near-by stores for your food and beverage purchases. The Waterfront Cottage is a waterfront paradise! Some of our guests have made it a tradition for their families and return year after year. Come and make wonderful memories with YOUR family at The Waterfront Cottage.
This cottage is immaculately clean, tastefully decorated, comfortable, and fully furnished and equipped.
PLEASE NOTE the following: Our weeks run Friday to Friday. We do not allow any pets. The interior of the home is smoke-free, but smoking is permitted outside. Our rates are based on 6 or fewer guests. There is an additional charge for more than 6 guests. Maximum occupancy is limited to 10 persons on the property. Please also note that an inquiry is not considered a request to hold or reserve the cottage. Thank you for your understanding of these policies.
Reserve a week, then come and enjoy a FABULOUS vacation at THE WATERFRONT COTTAGE! We look forward to hearing from you.
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Fire Pit (wood included), Large well-manicured lawn, small Children's indoor and outdoor play areas, assortment of Board Games, Puzzles, Books & Movies. Ping Pong, Basketball Hoop, Horse shoes, Washer-Pitching, 4 Kayaks, Hammocks and Dock in summer*...moreless
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Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Maximum number of people is limited to 10. No smoking INSIDE the house, but it is permitted outside. NO PETS ON PREMISE. Our rental week runs FRIDAY 6pm until the following FRIDAY at noon.
Deposit of $800 and signed Rental Agreement is required to confirm reservation. Deposit will be applied to the rent. It is non-refundable. Remainder of rent and fully refundable $500 damage deposit is due 30 days before arrival.
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Miles of Bicycle Paths, Grand Haven's Famous Musical Fountain, Boardwalk, Pier and Lighthouse, Charter Fishing, Skate Boarding Park, Unique Shopping and Antiquing, Fine Restaurants, Museum, Imagination Station for Children, Harbor Trolley Rides, Hiking at Rosy Mound Nature Preserve, Pottawattomie Park, Kirk Park, State Park, Geocaching, Farmers' Market, Coast Guard Station, Near-by boat launch ramp. Also Michigan Adventure Amusement Park and Lake Express Car Ferry (Muskegon to Milwaukee) are within 30 miles!
Why the Owner Chose Grand Haven: The Waterfront Cottage is much more than a cottage. It was our primary residence until we built a new house. We love this lake and the area around it, so we chose to build our new house on Pottawattomie Bayou Lake too. The homes on this lake feel secluded because of the lovely shade trees that surround the perimeters of many of the properties, and yet they are close to everything in Grand Haven. We live nearby The Waterfront Cottage which is helpful in case you have any questions during your vacation.