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Last updated: 09/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

If you like the outdoors, you'll love our home! The view of quiet, quaint Little Black Lake is spectacular! This 1 mile long lake is perfect for kayaking, canoeing, and fishing. Little Black Lake is shallow and weedy so it is not good for swimming. We include the free use of our bikes, kayaks, canoe and row boat with our rental rate and have lake access. Hoffmaster State park is in the back yard. The magnificent park is home to huge 200' sand dunes, miles and miles of hiking and cross-country ski trails. At the end of the trail you'll find over 3 miles of sandy Lake Michigan beach. (Lake Michigan is a 30-minute hike from the house)

In the fall the pace slows but the beauty remains. The fall colors are spectacular

In the winter enjoy cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or ice skating .

The Lakes Mall, Craig's Cruisers, countless restaurants, golf courses, theaters, pubs etc. are less than five minutes away by car.

We will consider parties of up to 8 people however there is an extra charge for groups of over 6 people.

There is a road between Little Black Lake and the house, it is not a major road however there is a fair amount of traffic, due to subdivisions in the area.


Area Attractions : Michigan's Adventure,
Grand Haven's Musical Fountain,
Miles & Miles of Beautiful Singing Sand beaches
Grand Haven State Park,
Hoffmaster State Park,
Muskegon State Park,
Pere Marquette Park,
Check out the sun sets over Lake Michigan,
U.S. Silversides in Muskegon,
Grand Haven & Muskegon's Farmers Markets,
Charter Fishing Boats,
Picturesque Piers,
Bike paths,
Craig's Cruisers,

We do have another home, listing #322166: Both houses are on Little Black Lake and Hoffmaster State Park and each has High-Speed Wireless Internet and Cable TV. We allow well trained, well-behaved dogs in our homes. We have an ample supply of board games, books, and videos.

Our Unique Area: Little Black Lake is a precious inland lake. Unlike many West Michigan lakes, it is nearly undeveloped. There are only a handful of homes on the entire lake. Therefore, it is an excellent lake for kayaking, canoeing or fishing. It is not unusual to catch 5# Bass, 10 inch Bluegills or large Northern Pike. I should also mention that we do not recommend Little Black Lake for swimming. Although the water quality has been tested and it is one of the cleanest lakes around, it also is a shallow weedy lake and most parts have a muddy bottom. For swimming, we recommend Lake Michigan. You can walk there from our home. It takes about 30 minutes but I assure you if you take the hike, you'll feel like you've found paradise.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    11 x12...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    9 1/2 x 11...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    11 x 12...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    11 x 11 lower level...moreless

  • Little Black Lake can be viewed from all the bedrooms and the living room and dining room. The sunrises are spectacular. Make sure you pack your camera. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Upper Bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Lower Bath...moreless

  • Our home is very clean and well maintained. We supply hand soap, toilet paper and basic cleaning supplies. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Our home has hardwood & tile floors throughout. This house is very clean with a beautiful view of Little Black Lake out the front windows . Look out the back windows and into the rolling hills and forests of Hoffmaster State Park. Our home sits on approximately 2 acres of land so, there's plenty of room both inside and outside. If you need something just ask we may have it....moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Frontier/Dish...moreless

  • Television:

    2 televisions one in the living room and 1 in the master bedroom...moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding

Location Type

  • Lake:

    Little Black lake is a shallow weedy lake, however, it is beautiful to sit next to. Watch the waterfowl, fish, kayak or relax at the water's edge around the firepit. ...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    The house is across the road from the lake but we own the property across the road too. There is a a picnic table, fire pit and dock at the water's edge....moreless

  • Ski-In:

    In the winter - Cross country ski right out the back door in Hoffmaster St. Park. ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Our house is across the road from the lake but we own the property by the lake too. There is a nice table, fire pit and dock at the water's edge....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The table is set up for 4 however, there are extra chairs and leaves in the hall closet....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full size...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Garage:

    1 stall...moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Frontier...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Clean and Fresh. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Nice large living room with comfort furniture...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    12 Bath towels and dish cloths...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full size frontload...moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    Broadband...moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    There are lots of cooking utensils ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    We have service for 8...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Is fully stocked with everything you'll need to cook your meals. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    The pantry basic seasonings ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    We have a full size stove & Oven....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles:

    We have 6 bikes of different sizes for use with the rental...moreless

  • Binoculars
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio:

    Open covered porch...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    3 kayaks/ 1 canoe...moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill:

    2 grills available one is Natural gas, the other is & Charcoal...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Cross country ski right out the back door...moreless

  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Aug 21 - Oct 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$200
$1,300 $1,650
Winter 2016-17
Nov 1 - May 31, 2017
30 night min stay

$1,650
Early Summer 2017
Jun 1 - Jun 17, 2017
3 night min stay
$225
$1,500
Summer 2017
Jun 19 - Sep 3, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,700
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

During the off-season, we will consider long term monthly rentals or rate is 1650.00 per month for 2 people the winter. The monthly rate is for a minimum of 2 months and is based on the number of guests.

During the busy summer season, we rent by the week from Sunday to Sunday. Our rates are for groups of 6 or less.

We will consider spring and fall rentals of less than 1 week.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Grand Rapids
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
BooYahs
7 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Lake Express
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Oakridge Country Club
25 Miles
Nearest Train
Holland
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
U. S. 31 & I -96
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Grand Traverse Pie Company, And many others
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Hoffmaster State Park

Car: Necessary

This is a nature-lovers paradise.

In front of our home is enthralling Little Black Lake - 250 acres of serenity. Hop in our kayaks, canoe or row boat- take a paddle and relax. Soak in the the quiet peacefulness and uniqueness of the unadulterated surroundings. It's a treasure trove of wildlife. Bring a camera to capture the spectacular sunrises, sunsets, moon rises and quaintness.

Take a walk out our back door and into Hoffmaster State Park. You'll be greeted by a canopy of hardwood trees, birds singing, squirrels chattering and 1300 acres of hiking trails. A ten minute walk brings you to the Gillette Nature Center. A twenty minute hike brings you to a mammoth dune. Climb the stairs to the top or meander around it and down to 3 miles of singing sand beach on Lake Michigan.

At the end of the day, roast marshmallows around our fire pit and then curl up in one of our four comfy bedrooms. Free linens, bikes, kayaks. canoe and row boat.

Other Activities: Lake Michigan and it's beautiful beaches, sunsets and piers are a must see! You may also want to check out Michigan Adventure & Craig's cruisers, the beautiful boardwalk and The Musical Fountain in Grand Haven, Also, don't forget to visit one of the many farm markets, u-pick farms, Muskegon's Naval & Art museums or just kick back and relax.

Golf: Oakridge golf course is just down the street. It is a great course. Other favorite courses include Stonegate, Muskegon Country Club and Grand Haven Country Club.

Ski: Great cross country skiing right out the back door

Ideas for how to spend a day in Grand Havenhttp://visitgrandhaven.com/itinerary/1-day-around-town-itinerary-summer-test/

 

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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Dogs Stay Free and Are  Welcome in our Home

    Dogs Stay Free and Are Welcome in our Home

  • One of the Clean Bright Bedrooms

    One of the Clean Bright Bedrooms

  • Newly Remodeled Kitchen with Dishwasher/Gas Stove and Refrigerator with Icemaker

    Newly Remodeled Kitchen with Dishwasher/Gas Stove and Refrigerator with Icemaker

  • Living Room with Flat Screen TV/DVD/VCR

    Living Room with Flat Screen TV/DVD/VCR

  • Firepit  with Firewood & Hot Dog Sticks- Great Place to Make Memories

    Firepit with Firewood & Hot Dog Sticks- Great Place to Make Memories

  • Another beautiful sunrise. Take a walk or ride to enjoy Lake Michigan sunsets

    Another beautiful sunrise. Take a walk or ride to enjoy Lake Michigan sunsets

  • Hoffmaster Trail right out the backdoor. Great for hiking & cross country skiing

    Hoffmaster Trail right out the backdoor. Great for hiking & cross country skiing

  • Use our kayak or canoe to search for little frogs and turtles in wetland areas

    Use our kayak or canoe to search for little frogs and turtles in wetland areas

  • Deer on the trails in Hoffmaster St. Park just behind the rental.

    Deer on the trails in Hoffmaster St. Park just behind the rental.

  • Spectacular Fall Colors Peak October 18-25

    Spectacular Fall Colors Peak October 18-25

  • Kruse Park/ Pere Marquette dog beach 8 miles from rental. Dog lovers love it!

    Kruse Park/ Pere Marquette dog beach 8 miles from rental. Dog lovers love it!

  • Firepit and table near the water's edge.

    Firepit and table near the water's edge.

  • Comfy 4 Bedroom  2 Bath on Little Black Lake-Spring Photo

    Comfy 4 Bedroom 2 Bath on Little Black Lake-Spring Photo

  • Bedroom with queen size bed.

    Bedroom with queen size bed.

  • Large Living Room with Plenty of Seating

    Large Living Room with Plenty of Seating

  • Dock- fire pit and picnic area.

    Dock- fire pit and picnic area.

  • This Lake has Very Few Houses- Peaceful with Lots of Wildlife

    This Lake has Very Few Houses- Peaceful with Lots of Wildlife

  • A Fish swimming in the water near the dock.  Great for watching or feeding.

    A Fish swimming in the water near the dock. Great for watching or feeding.

  • Wildlife such as turkeys, deer, eagles, swans, geese and others are common place

    Wildlife such as turkeys, deer, eagles, swans, geese and others are common place

  • One of Several 200 Foot 
high sand dunes in Hoffmaster State Park

    One of Several 200 Foot high sand dunes in Hoffmaster State Park

  • Walk to Lake Michigan's Famous Singing Sand Beach

    Walk to Lake Michigan's Famous Singing Sand Beach

  • Don't Forget Michigan is a Winter Wonderland. Have Fun, Experience it!

    Don't Forget Michigan is a Winter Wonderland. Have Fun, Experience it!

  • Grand Haven's quaint shops, pier and boardwalk are all only 6 miles away.

    Grand Haven's quaint shops, pier and boardwalk are all only 6 miles away.

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