"We loved our vacation here!!!! It is clear the owners Tricia & Roger put a lot of thought into the cottage, every convenience is provided for inside & out.
The cottage interior is cozy and updated. WIFI, cable TV for the occasional rainy day, books, gas-flame 'wood stove' furnace to curl up to on a chilly night, coffee maker - bring your own coffee, they provided paper filters, a variety of pots & pans for cooking, and for the kids... bunk beds and board games!! The master suite window overlooks the river. Outside of the cottage there is a beautiful grassy yard that extends directly to the Grand River, a sandy riverbank, a dock, a set of four Adirondack chairs, a new gas grill, a fire pit, plenty of firewood, and even extendable marshmallow roasting sticks!!!
While we stayed at the cottage the owners were very responsive - within an hour - when we contacted them with an occasional question. We really appreciated this, it helped us feel at home.
It is a cottage size so a family of 5 would be the ideal size to comfortably accommodate, although there is a pullout sofa for a max of 7. It is summer in Michigan, expect mosquitos to find you at dusk, we used repellent and they buzzed off.
We enjoyed hiking at the nearby nature trails such as Connor Bayou. For shopping or groceries, the town of Grand Haven is a quick & scenic 15 minute drive. Also when in Grand Haven be sure to stop in at Morning Star Cafe for a DELICIOUS breakfast or lunch, best to go during the week to avoid the line as it gets really crowded on weekends. Also liked Arturo's Tacos and the unique local pizza spot, Fricano's.
Overall, the cottage is a good value for the price. Its direct riverfront location on the Grand River can't be beat. It has a very scenic view because the opposite bank is a wooded Nature Preserve. No houses across the river from you, just trees! There are many different species of birds to watch. It is also fun to see the fishing boats and party boats go by on the river. We wanted to rent kayaks from the outfitter down the road, but we ran out of time.
There are many special elements to the cottage that cannot be captured on the website and are yours to discover.... Our favorites were the Hydrangea bushes starting to bloom, the fireflies at night, the s'mores, and the bald eagles nesting. You will surely find your own reasons to love Captains Cottage!
Thank you Tricia & Roger for a great stay! We will be back!"
Guest: Laura G.
Date of Stay: May 2015
Review Submitted: June 16, 2015