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Peaceful and Beautiful, Summer or Fall retreat, Cozy, Lake Michigan Beachfront.

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 BR, 1 BA, Sleeps 6.

Relax in a warmly and attractively remodeled air conditioned cottage with a large deck on Lake Michigan. Great kitchen to work and visit in while preparing meals. Open to a comfortable great room. New, high quality beds. Located in a quiet country setting - Lake Michigan to the west, and farmland to the east. Beautiful lot includes numerous wild flowers and some old-growth forest. Cross a wild ravine over a wooden foot-bridge to a breathtaking view of the Lake. The well-built stairway with 70 steps to the beach includes a large observation deck half way down with benches built in. Wonderful spot to enjoy sunsets over the lake through the trees, or curl up and read your vacation novel. Sandy beach offers relaxing sunbathing, opportunity to play in the waves, or long, peaceful shoreline walks. Stairway and 140 feet of beach frontage are shared with one other cottage. Charter fishing on Lake Michigan at nearby ports. Great fruits/veggies in area farms in season. Go berry picking!

This is our retirement home.: We look for renters who treat the cottage as their home.

Property will sleep 18 when rented in conjunction with property 129426 on homeaway. By itself it sleeps 6 people. If you need a home for more then 6 people please verify that property 129426 is available also.

More Details

Don & Sue Miller
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017


Montague Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Please bring your own towels & washcloths.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Double Futon & Bunk Beds
  • New beds. Sheets, pillows, blankets supplied. We ask that you wash the bedding the morning you leave. We will make the beds up.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
1 queen, 2 twins, 1 futon, 6 sleeps. Garbage disposal; new furnishings; large attached deck. Bed & kitchen linens provided. Guests bring their own bath linens. Lot has access to 148 feet of shared beach frontage with one other cottage. Satellite TV


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Peaceful and Beautiful, Summer or Fall retreat, Cozy, Lake Michigan Beachfront.
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
Columbus Ohio

Relaxation on Lake Michigan

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation at the cottage. The setting is fantastic. The cottage is lovely - open spaces in the living area/kitchen, wonderfully appointed kitchen, comfortable bedrooms and living area; even the bathroom is lovely! The view from the deck makes it the perfect place for meals or that morning cup of coffee. Campfires on the beach are easy with the provided firewood and campfire ring/seating on the beach. Don and Sue were very welcoming, the neighbors friendly and time on the beach the perfect antidote to "regular" life. We hope to come back soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2009
  • Stayed: August 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Vacation Rental!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for our anniversary recently and had a great time! The cottage is very clean and well cared for and the owners thought of everything to make the stay very comfortable. The setting is beautiful being right on Lake Michigan with a very private beach setting. A perfect place to enjoy a sunset and a bonfire on the beach! The nearby towns are very quaint with many hiking trails and lakes close by. We highly recommend this rental and hope to return again soon!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simple Perfection

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and our 9 month old twin girls spent a week and this cottage in September. We thoroughly enjoyed the cabin, the proximity to the lake and the area in general. The cabin has a washer/dryer, a great benefit to those with little ones. The kitchen is well stocked with pots/ pans/ etc. And the cottage is a great place to hang out. The location couldn't be better, just up the steps from a beautiful beach. A great place to get away from everything, I can recommend this cottage without reservation. Add to that you will be renting from very nice people. We cannot wait to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoyed having your family at the cottage and are glad you had such a great visit. It is a lot of fun to see others enjoying good family time and the beauty of the area.
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Awesome vacation

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous vacation. The house was clean, comfortable, and well stocked with wonderful views. The beach was clean and beautiful with a great fire pit that we used day and night to make hotdogs and smores. The surrounding areas had plenty to keep us busy. This was our first time visiting Lake Michigan and we can't wait to go back. Thanks Don and have a great property!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here and the companion property. The yard is great. The beach is fantastic and the houses are clean and comfortable. And the owners are fantastic!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week. Loved the cottages. The beach was perfect as was the weather. Everyone was impressed by the cottages. Thanks to Sue and Don, owners, for making this a great reunion for my family.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your time together! We just love it up there too. Don & Sue
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
US 31 & Fruitvale
Car: necessary

Near the paved Hart-Montague bike trail. Noted for bike riding in the spring, summer and fall, and cross country skiing in the winter. 8 miles north of Whitehall/Montague which has a beautiful harbor, very good restaurants, small-town atmosphere, fun gift shops and a 4-screen movie theater. A park near the harbor offers a gazebo with summer concerts and farmer's market. There is a small theatre in town with performances from Blue Lake Music Camp. The Music Camp itself (16 miles away) offers regular musical concerts of high quality throughout the summer. Michigan Adventure Amusement Park, also within 16 miles offers great fun for the young (or brave and foolish!) Cottage is 15 miles south of Silver Lake Dunes which offers huge, wonderful sand dunes and dune buggy rides. Pentwater is 25 miles north. A number of great golf clubs are in the area, including Thoroughbred Championship Golf Club.

Other Activities: Charter fishing, Championship Thoroughbred Golf Club and paved Hart-Montague Bike trail nearby. Wonderful fruits and veggies in season.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rental is normally Saturday to Saturday
Check-in 4:00 PM; check-out is 11:00AM
$250.00 refundable damage deposit
$100.00 cleaning fee
$100.00 Holiday fee for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and July 4th week
Larger group?? We have a beautiful adjacent cottage that sleeps 12 - has 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. Please see property number 129426 for more information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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