Located 300 feet from the white sands of our gorgeous 800 foot shared beach on the North Bay of Big Star Lake, the House on the Hill can comfortably accommodate 3 or 4 couples or extended family. We offer sleeping arrangements for up to 10 people in the comfort of real beds (1 king size, 1 queen, 1 full and 4 twin beds). Enjoy the privacy and convenience of two full bathrooms and laundry facilities. A water softener provides clear clean water for cooking, bathing, laundry and automatic icemaker. An additional reverse osmosis water filter guarantees bottled quality drinking water right from the kitchen sink. Central air, forced air heat, a gas fireplace for cozy fall and winter nights, an outdoor hot tub, and a spacious wrap around porch provide a year-round resort quality experience. Cottage rental includes a dock slip for your boat and a large designated swim area for the kids in all sports Big Star Lake. Kayaks are provided for lake exploration or a day trip down nearby Pere Marquette River. The neighborhood offers safe biking for kids to explore and a common area big enough for a game of softball. Wooded trails around adjacent Bassford Lake provide solitude for walkers and runners. World class fishing for trout, salmon and steelhead lures all levels of sportsmen to the nearby Pere Marquette and Baldwin Rivers. Walking distance to an ice cream shop and ORV and snowmobile trails. Golf and restaurants within a mile of the house. WiFi internet and cable TV to keep you connected when you relax at home overlooking Big Star Lake. The House on the Hill provides a central hub for everyone’s favorite activity with enough private space for more than one family to share. We’ve been living the dream by spending our summers here full time since 2005. Now that our kids have all become independent adults we’re excited to have the opportunity to share our home so your family can make their own magical memories in the House on the Hill. Your enjoyment of our home is our #1 priority.
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 10)
Keith and Ellen
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 29, 2018
About Keith and Ellen
Keith is a self-employed builder/contractor and Ellen is a high school teacher. We live and work in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We're originally from New Jersey and New York and are eager to spend more time traveling now that we don't have to orchestrate our vacations around our childrens' events.
Keith and Ellen purchased this House in 2005
Why Keith and Ellen chose Baldwin
We’ve been living the dream by spending our summers at Big Star full time since 2005. It was the perfect environment for our four children and their friends to grow up. Now that they've all become independent adults we’re excited to have the opportunity to share our home so your family can make their own magical memories in the white house on the hill. Your enjoyment of our home is our #1 priority.
What makes this House unique
It's so nice to be in the center of everything yet a step away from it all. Although we initially thought we'd want to be directly on the lake, we soon realized the benefits of being a few rows back. Our evening hours are quiet because we're just a bit removed, but still only a stone's throw from stargazing on the beach. We have a little less sand in the house than those who are beachfront and a lot more space between our neighbors. Delightfully cool summer breezes waft off of the lake and across our shady perch on the porch. In my opinion, the location at the top of the hill offers the best of lake life.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Very nice well stocked very clean great location
The hot tub is a nice bonus We`ll stay again
Super clean house with nice owners
We had a great time staying on Big start lake in the house from Ellen and Keith. The house was super clean and everything the pictures showed. Both Ellen and Keith were very helpful and friendly. They even helped us find a boat to rent! The kids enjoyed the lake. We did all the water sports - skiing, tubing and knee boarding. We really enjoyed ourselves and would stay again.
A memorable place to enjoy.
Very welcoming and comfortable. Not too far from the lake. Quiet setting. Would stay there again!
Memory Filled Week
Wonderful week at this property near Big Star Lake. Home was clean and ready for our family. Thank you for sharing your home! We have so many sweet memories of our week. Looking forward to visiting again!
Relaxing get away
Nice house. Great beach.