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The Lakefront Bunkalow Compound with Lifts for you Speed Boat & Pontoon Boat

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bdrm Cottage + Bunkhouse + Boathouse Suite + Boat & Pontoon Lifts - Sleeps 11

We've made huge improvements to the Bunkalow Compound, which already had a 4.8/5 rating! For 2017 we've added 1) a new fun room, the Boathouse Suite, that can double as sleeping quarters, 2) all new deck furniture, including a lounge setting with couch, love seat, chair and tables, 3) 10 new Adirondack Chairs surrounding the firepit, 4) 4 new chaise lounges for sun worshipers, 5) a swim platform 50 feet from shore, 6) bar level seating with a view over the lake from the main deck, 7) new metal roofs to all three buildings, and 8) new siding and a complete model at the Boathouse.

THE BUNGALOW COTTAGE: Sleeps up to 5 with two on a queen size bed on the lake side, and three on a full-single bunk bed in the back room. It has two bathrooms with a shower in one and a washer/dryer in the other. The kitchen has been recently upgraded. It also has a 48-inch TV with Charter Cable and all channels, plus a landline phone for free calling within the U.S.

THE BUNKHOUSE: Sleeps up to 8 persons with 2 on a queen size bed on the loft, 4 on single bunks on the ground floor, and 2 on a full size pullout sofa. Please note that the max number of persons allowed sleeping on the property is 11. It has one bathroom (no shower) on the ground floor. We have also added a private deck shower that I personally use every time I shower at the property! (Check our reviews - everyone seems to love the deck shower). It has a 60-inch TV with Charter Cable and all channels and surround sound.

THE BOATHOUSE SUITE: New for 2017, and configured with a large deck and 4 chaise lounges just off the lawn, it includes a 9-piece, cushy sectional lounge and a Smart TV with WIFI, perfect for teens to hang out. It can even double as a sleeping room, though it is not provided with linens. We recommend you bring sleeping bags and arrange the sectionals into a big square bed! A very fun new room!

BOAT LIFT, PONTOON LIFT, & SEAWALL W CLEATS FOR YOUR WATERCRAFT: Don't bother to trailer your watercraft each day. Feel free to use our boat lift (up to 20ft) and/or pontoon lift (up to 25 ft) and/or seawall with room and cleats and rubber bumpers for three boats.

OTHER BUNKALOW AMENITIES: The bungalow has a roomy and open floor plan with a HUGE deck overlooking the HUGE yard and Huge Lake. Free high speed wireless internet, unlimited long-distance phone, and top 100 channels of Charter cable TV with DVRs on each TV (except the Boathouse, which only has wifi and a smart TV - no Charter or DVR).

NEARBY AMENITIES: Barnharts Resort & Marina is 0.5 miles by boat (1.1 mile by car) includes fuel for your boat, boat rentals, and a great restaurant with an island vibe and live weekend music. Wilson Park Boat Launch is just 0.5 miles away. The Shagway Arts Barn (less than a mile) hosts regular weekend art shows combined with live music. The "Dunes" beachfront and Ludington State Park (~ 2 miles by boat) are favorite places for pontoon/boat hangout with shallow sand for sunny day water lounging. Lower Hamlin Grocery (4 miles south of cottage). Downtown Ludington (9 miles south of cottage). Excellent Mountain Biking Trails - Call the bike shops in town for details. Excellent Fishing on Hamlin Lake - Cast your reel from our swing seat!

- Charter Fishing on Lake Michigan

- Ludington Skate Plaza (skateboarding & inline skating)

- Silver Lake Sand Dunes (20 miles south of Ludington)

- Historic SS Badger Car Ferry (Cross Lake Michigan to Wisconsin)

- Historic White Pine Village

- Sand Castles Children's Museum

- Disc Golf

- Horseback Riding (Neigh Haven Stables (3 miles) 4716 N Beaune Rd, Ludington. Indian Ridge Riding Stables, 1525 S. Poplar Road, Custer, MI 49405, Phone: (231) 757-4514)

More Details

Owner
Andrew Murray
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2017

About Andrew Murray

Our family loves Hamlin Lake!

Andrew Murray purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Andrew Murray chose Northwest

Nothing beats vacationing on the water.

What makes this cottage unique

Water, water, everywhere. What's really cool about Hamlin Lake is that it borders Lake Michigan and Ludington State Park, which means you can boat to the Park and walk to the sandy white beaches on Lake Michigan. Or, you can drive 10 minutes by car and be on the beach. Also, Hamlin Lake is divided into two distinct regions, Upper and Lower, which typically means that if the water is too rough from wind on one part of the lake, you can go to the other part of the lake and it will be much calmer.

Amenities

Ludington Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Free Long Distance
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - This is the Famous Deck Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 3 - 4 bunk bed , 1 murphy bed , This is the lower floor of the detached Bunkhouse
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , This is the Loft of the Bunkhouse
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , This is the lake-fronting room in the main cottage
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , The 2nd room in the main cottage, with a full/twin bunk bed
  • Queen size Beds (2) One queen bed is located in the front bedroom of the main cottage facing the lake. The room includes a sliding glass door out to the huge deck. The 2nd queen is on the Loft of the new bunkhouse. , Bunk Beds (6) Our newly remodeled Bunkhouse includes four twin size bunks below the loft. The bunk in the main cottage includes a twin size bed on the upper level of the bunk (full size on the lower level).
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Just prior to Summer 2010, we completed our fabulous bunkhouse, which can sleep up to 6 additional persons that are part of the main party renting the main cottage (11 total on property). We also have a large grass yard between the cottage and lake, plus a great fire pit at the waters edge. The fishing is most excellent right from our lawn.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

The Lakefront Bunkalow Compound with Lifts for you Speed Boat & Pontoon Boat
average rating of 4.744681 based on 47 reviews
4

The the location was beautiful and we had a great time

  • 4 of 5

The deck was especially nice, very comfortable for the nine people in our party. It had a very nice gas grill that was a very pleasant surprise. With the table and chairs that were available it allowed all of our party to enjoy the scenery and eat out every night on the deck. The kitchen was well stocked with utensils and cookware. The one negative was that storage space for your clothing was lacking. Having a washer and dryer available was terrific. We definitely had a great time during our stay. We would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

BETTER THEN EXPECTED

  • 5 of 5

I WAS ABLE TO BRING TOGETHER FAMILY AND FRIENDS FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY TO STAY AT THE BUNKALOW. NOT REALLY KNOWING WHAT TO EXPECT I AM PLEASED TO SAY IT WAS MUCH MORE THEN I COULD HAVE HOPED FOR. IT WAS CLEAN AND VERY COMFORTABLE WITH MORE THAN ENOUGH OF EVERYTHING THAT WOULD MAKE YOU FEEL AT HOME. THE LAKE WAS EASILY NAVICABLE ON THE PONTOON BOAT WE RENTED NEARBY.

WE EVEN CAUGHT SOME FISH.

FIREWOOD WAS FAIRLY EASY TO FIND AT SEVERAL LOCATIONS NEARBY. WE ALL BONDED SITTING AT THE FIREPIT FOR HOURS IN THE EVENINGS.

IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO GET AWAY FROM IT ALL IN A SAFE AND FUN ENVIRONMENT --- THIS IS THE PLACE.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Family of 5 and Grandparents

  • 4 of 5

The Bunkalow fit our family's needs with plenty of space for everyone. It was clean and well-stocked with kitchen items and supplies. The teenagers loved the Bunkhouse and having their own space. They also liked the "electronics" amenities - wifi, big screen TV's and sound system. We recommend that the loft area in the bunkhouse be used by the younger crowd as the stairs to the loft are steep. While we were there, we had a minor repair issue and the property manager was very responsive and had things fixed same day.

The waterfront and fire pit were a fantastic place to hang out and relax. We rented a pontoon boat and docked right at the seawall. We were able to explore Hamlin Lake, fish and swim. Location was perfect for all the activities and places we wanted to go (Ludington, Pentwater, Silver Lake). We definitely recommend the property.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gregory, MI
5

great for our extended family

  • 5 of 5

The Bunkalow's two buildings were a perfect setting for our family week in Ludington. We love the town and access to the state park's beaches and trails. We rent a pontoon. In our family, a core of folks stayed the whole week, with one or two dropping in for a day. It worked well to put the 'kid' family in the bunk house and the core of 'first gens' in the main cottage.

It was clean, wifi worked, kitchen was well stocked with pans and dishes. It worked really well for us.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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flippin ar usa
5

excellant

  • 5 of 5

Family stayed for a week. excellent for anyone with disabilities. We found it as advertised, clean & in good repair. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful, would highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed the Bunkalow. We found everything as pictured. Very nice and peaceful, great area and wonderful weather. Owner was quick to respond to questions and inquires. Thank you for sharing it with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
71.2 Miles
Muskegon County Airport (MKG)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Barnhart's Resort & Marina (0.5mi boat 1.1mi car)
Nearest Ferry
8.2 Miles
The Badger (Ludington) to Manitowac, WI
Nearest Golf
6.7 Miles
Hemlock Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Barnhart's Resort & Marina (0.5mi boat 1.1mi car)
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
The Dunes on Hamlin Lake (2 miles by boat)

Hamlin Lake Beach in Ludington State Park is 5 minutes away by boat!

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Rates & Availability

Ludington Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Season
Sep 10 2017 - May 21 2018
2 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
Off Season Fall 2018
Sep 9 2018 - Dec 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,275
 

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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