Family cottage located directly on Lake Michigan, second from the end on a dead-end road in the Camp Arcadia Cottage Colony. Enjoy spectacular sunsets from the deck, swimming and beach walks. Michigan's fall colors are beautiful to see here. There are 4 bedrooms, 1 and a half baths on the main level, with a large living room, smallish kitchen, and dining area. In the basement is another half bath and a separate shower, along with a washer and dryer. One of the bedrooms is reached by walking though another - there is a privacy door between the two. A gas grill is also available for your outdoor BBQ needs. Although there are other cottages nearby, there is privacy on the deck and the neighbors are quiet and friendly. Four bikes are available for your use. For an additional daily fee you can use the facilities (tennis, basketball, volleyball, shuffleboard and boats) at Camp Arcadia, one block away (Contact Camp Arcadia for rates). Due to a recent revetment and high water levels on Lake Michigan, there is no beach or water access directly from the cottage. However, just a very short stroll away there is beach and swimming access and you can walk for miles on the beach or in the water and even climb some impressive dunes. Many golf courses are within an easy drive including beautiful Arcadia Bluffs. There is a casual restaurant in Arcadia and many more restaurants and shops in nearby Frankfort, Bear Lake, Crystal Mountain, Onekema and Manistee. Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore is an easy drive from here along with many nearby dunes and hikes. 7 guests max.
- Cottage1600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay1 - 7 nights
Right on Lake Michigan, great sunsets & lake views; 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 15, 2018
About Michele Counsell
Sisters, Michele & Melinda, have enjoyed summers at the family cottage all our lives. We would now like to share the cottage so that others may experience the beauty of Lake Michigan.
Michele Counsell purchased this Cottage in 1941
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
we had a wonderful week at the Pines cottage on Lake Michigan. Gorgeous setting and very comfortable
We loved our week at the Pines cottage in Arcadia. The setting on Lake Michigan is gorgeous and the cottage is very charming and comfortable. The owner was so welcoming and helpful with the rental process and communication before arrival. We love staying there and hope to do it again.
So glad you enjoyed your stay! Hope you can make it back for year three!
It's really old school relaxing lake get away. Reminds me of the movie Dirty Dancing.
The private community is really great and quiet. The view of the lake can't bw matched. We learned the fact that this property has wifi is really great compared to most properties in the area. There is so much history throughout the house which is really cool. I wished the house had a blender and that it was more clear that one of the bedrooms is railroaded. We had a great time there for our friend's wedding!
While we feel the kitchen is well stocked with utensils and appliances, we do not have a blender there. Not sure there is room, but we will consider adding one in the future. I am unfamiliar with the term railroaded in regards to bedrooms, but one bedroom is reached through another. Typical layout in these older cottages that have additions put on with only so much room to do it. We will make that clearer in the listing. Appreciate the feedback, thanks!
Great cottage right on the lake
I planned a long weekend to play the Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course, and was looking for a nice place to stay that was close to the lake but not a hotel. We lucked out finding Michelle's cottage, which turned out to be perfect. It's legitimately right on the lake with spectacular views from inside thanks to the large bay windows. The views get even better when you go out the back door where there's a deck with patio furniture and a nice size yard. I highly recommend planning your days around cocktails on the back deck while watching the sunset.
The cottage itself is comfortable with 4 nice bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It's clean, well maintained and has everything you need for an enjoyable, stress-free stay. It also has a grill, which was great to have since there aren't too many restaurants nearby. The location is private, but it's nice that you don't feel like you're completely in the middle of nowhere thanks to some houses in the neighborhood. It's also just about 3 miles from the golf course, which is pretty unbeatable.
We had no issues at all from beginning to end, and I highly recommend booking a stay. I will definitely be coming back next year.
So glad you had a good time! Hope the golfing was enjoyable too.
Pure lake effect delight
It's no exaggeration that this cottage is about as close to the lake as you can get. Near the end of a residential street on a small bluff right on the lake shore. When the wind
moves over the lake, step outside on the deck or yard and you will feel the full effect. As the sun arcs across the sky, the ever changing light and hues of sky and lake are breathtakingly beautiful from the cottage. It must have been a special place for the family. I'll remember
the afterglow of sunset, and the first morning light on the lake.
The lake is, of course, one of our favorite features of The Pines Cottage. The sunsets are wonderful and we have even glimpsed the elusive green flash a few times. Watching a storm come in across the lake is amazing to observe. We're glad you were able to enjoy also.
Michele & Melinda
Great place. Loved the history in this cottage. Loved location
Cottage was very clean. Loved everything about it. Brand new dishwasher, washer and dryer. Will stay here again.
So glad you were able to enjoy Arcadia again, even though it was a from different perspective. We'd love to have you again!
Quiet relaxing stay with a beautiful view!
The Pines is a wonderful cozy cottage with lots of room for our family and all of the comforts of home. The view is outstanding during the day and the sunsets are beautiful right outside of the living room window! Owner was very attentive to any of our needs and we had a wonderful time over all enjoying our family in this quiet and beautiful neighborhood and home. Can't wait to return next summer!
We're glad you had a great time! Yes, the sunsets are always something to look forward to, especially when you catch a glimpse of the elusive green flash.
Additional information about rental rates
Weekly rentals only, Saturday to Saturday for July and August.