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Macatawa Mi, Lake Michigan Lake Front,

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Size of house is a three-story house with four bedrooms. Basement, Third floor is not included.

Lake Michigan Beach Front house located on the South side of the Holland Channel,by Big Red Lighthouse. Antique filled, wooden frame vintage Art and Crafts Home (circa 1922) on Lake Michigan, in Macataw MI. Gated Community. Large brick fireplace, large front porch facing Lake Michigan, small rear deck, 3 parking places, one in main lot and two in a lower lot. There are some ceiling fans and several table fans, 2 window a/c's. There is some sand in the house, we are on the beach in the sand. Livingroom has a brick, wood burning fireplace, rocking chairs, an old butcher block for a coffee table and couch and chairs. Beautiful views of the Lake Michigan and Lighthouse are seen from living room windows, (you can watch sail boat races, and motor boats cruising by and of course swimmers) The couch is not a sofa bed. There is no screen door on the front door. Also there are no screens on the windows to the front porch. Just wonderful lake breezes. The side windows do not open. It is almost always cool on the lake front and few bugs. The cottage is timeless and restful. We are on the beach, where little changes occur from year to year. This is a beautiful one of a kind old time summer cottage on Lake Michigan! Large confortable living room looking at Lake Michigan, Dining Room and Kitchen and Pantry.

An old time kitchen with a restaurant commercial stove a dishwasher, and garbage disposal, microwave, and a table and chairs. There are plenty of dishes, glasses, silverware and pots and pans. Everything you need to cook. There is one bathroom upstairs, no tub only a shower and sink and toilet There is a sink in one of the bedrooms, a 1/2 bath on the first floor and a shower outside in the rear.(which is the best) The house can accommodate only 8. There are four bedrooms on the second floor with a rear deck off one bedroom. Front bedroom room has a double bed, rear north a double, front south 2 Double beds and rear south 2 twin beds. The bedrooms have antique bed frames with patchwork quilts. A Webber Grill is in the rear. No crib or baby equipment available. We are not geared for small children or large groups, or family reunions. No pets. There are lots of beach chairs, beach towels, umbrellas, and several bikes in the basement. We supply sheets, towels and beach towels. From time to time there are sand toys available.

Rates are quoted for 8 people or less and that is the amount of people the house can safely hold, children and infants count. No sublets. Rentals generally run Friday to Friday. Arrival time is 3:00 p.m. or later and departures are 10:00 am which is the general practice, so that we may clean for the next renter. All reservations require a 1/3 of total within ten days after reservation request. And the final payment within 30 days of arrival. You must follow the Macatawa Cottagers Association rules, which are posted in the house and will be mailed or emailed to you.

Cancellation if more that 60 days prior to arrival, 50% of the deposit will be returned if time period is re-rented but loss of full deposit or payment is not rented. If canceled 60 days or less prior to arrival, all payments and deposited are forfeited. We cannot take responsibility for weather or personal problems.


Spring $1500/week

June $2000/week

July and Aug. $3200/week

Sep, Oct $2000/week

This property is a 7 day minimum say.

707 Lakeside, Macatawa, Michigan, 49434, US

Keywords:Lake Michigan House, Michigan Beach, Arts and Craft Cottage, near Holland, Sagutuck

More Details

Patti Kemp
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 5, 2016

About Patti Kemp

Patti and Jim Kemp, PO Box 159 Edwards Colorado 81632

970-926-5513, Fax 970-926-5518, cell 970-904-3100 or 970-904-3101.

Patti Kemp purchased this cottage in 1972

Why Patti Kemp chose Holland

Summer and week end home get away from the city, clean cool air, restful, quiet, the best porch sitting viewing Lake Michigan and Big Red Lighthouse.

What makes this cottage unique

Gated Comunity, Swimming, Sailing, Fishing, Boating, Antiquing, Farmers Markets, Quiet, Beach front, Big Red light House, County Fairs, Sunbathing, Sitting on the porch looking at Lake Michigan, Relaxing, Water skiing, Tennis, Golf, Holland and Sagatuck and neighboring communities have great yard sales and auctions, Holland has the best farmers market. Beaches, dunes, and wooded hills. In the Centeral Beach and North Beach areas of Macatawa, MI, we do not have cars parked on the beach or in front or side of our houses during the summer season. We park in a parking lot and take our things to the cottage by wagon or cart. The house is located in the sand on Lake Michigan, Lake Macatawa is about 100 yeards behind the cottage. This gives a Lake Michigan Beachfront open and free of cars, noise, traffic and has unobstructed unbelievablelr views of the Lake Michigan,dunes, sand, Holland Channel and Big Red Lighthouse. We are located wonderful small peninsula between Lake Michigan and Lake Macatawa....The cottage is beach front on Lake Michigan.

You can hear the waves, bird songs and watch the sunsets fron the large front porch. We offer a unique peace and quiet, sunbathing, swimming and beach activities on a remarkable beach.


Holland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
  • Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4)..All beds are antique, brass or Iron with lovey cottage sheets and quilts. Lake views from front bedrooms
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Macatawa Mi, Lake Michigan Lake Front,
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Indianapolis, IN


  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful vintage cottage located right on Lake Michigan! We spent most of week sitting on the wonderful porch overlooking the beach and "Big Red" lighthouse. The cottage truly has a historic charm, with the original breadboard walls and transom windows in the bedrooms. There is a cool breeze blowing at all times. The house is very clean and filled with antiques and cozy sitting spots. The kitchen's commercial stove is a dream for a cook. We loved this place and will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tulsa OK

Beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful two story cottage right on the beach. You can set on the front porch, watch the sun set and see Big Red lighthouse all at the same time! Lots of room for several couples or families.

We have stayed here the last three years and enjoy it more each time we stay here. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2011
  • Stayed: September 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3 2

A place on the beach

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at the Nautilus numerous time and I always marvel that a few hours away from our home in Indianapolis we can be sitting on one of the most beautifull beaches I have ever experienced. The cottage has a front porch that is a great place to gaze out at Lake michigan with a cup of coffee in the morning or view the sunset over cocktails in the evening. Truly a lovely spot and a very comfortable cottage to enjoy it from.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2010
  • Stayed: September 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family has rented the "Nautilus" cottage for the past six years. We have always found it to be very neat and clean. It is on Lake Michigan with a wide beach and has a great view of "Big Red" . The house is well equipped and is suitable for four couples. The open front porch is great! With a porch swing ,rocking chairs and table and benches for eating . we highly recommend this cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2010
  • Stayed: September 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Grand Rapids
Nearest Train
5 Miles
nd, MI
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Piper, Parkway
Nearest Beach
front of cottage

We are 100% managed by owner of 35 years, no real estate agents or managers, or middlemen


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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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