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Quaint Village Cottage - Walking Distance to Downtown Montague

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4); House 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (sleeps 3)

Vacation rentals: Swan Cottage and Swan at Stonehearth are complete with everything you will need for a relaxing getaway. Pack your suitcase and pick up some groceries and you are set for the perfect visit. Enjoy a relaxing evening with a gas fireplace. You are encouraged to put your feet up and relax with a good book and a cup of your favorite beverage. Games, puzzles, books and magazines are in abundance for quiet afternoons. Or watch a movie on cable or DVD; free wireless internet is available if you need to stay connected.

A fully-equipped kitchen with new appliances and a spacious dining area for either formal or take-out meals will set the mood for an intimate dining experience, plus outdoor dining at Swan Cottage under the pergola as well as on the three-season porch. Or, if you prefer not to cook, there are several restaurants in the area offering delicious dining options.

At Swan Cottage, two bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the second with a daybed with trundle, offer sleeping accommodations for up to 4 persons. Swan at Stonehearth offers sleeping for up to 3 persons. Quality mattresses with lovely linens are guaranteed to provide a sweet dream-filled night. Plus, there is a newly-remodeled bath with a large shower and thick luxurious towels to pamper your body. Swan Cottage even includes a washer/dryer for guest use.

Swan Cottage is pet-friendly. We are happy to accommodate your pet on an 'as approved' basis.

Tree-shaded Swan Cottage includes a glassed-in seasonal front porch and a fenced rear yard with a garden pergola, gas grill and patio seating so that you can enjoy the wonderful West Michigan weather. There is even a clothes line to hang your beach towels after a sun-drenched summer day spent at Lake Michigan. Swan at Stonehearth includes central air-conditioning for summer comfort.

Conveniently located just a few blocks from downtown Montague and the bike trail, Swan Cottage and Swan at Stonehearth offer a quiet in-town setting for peaceful getaways. Did you know that there is an old-fashioned soda fountain in Montague? You can visit the World's Largest Weathervane, take in a summer concert at the band shell or enjoy a frosty root beer at a 50's drive-in all within easy walking distance. These unique locations along with a wonderful book store, a yoga studio, a yummy bakery, antique shops and an art gallery are all in downtown Montague. A seasonal farmers market and a local grocery store with a great wine and beer selection will keep the fridge stocked. Cross the bridge to Whitehall via the bike trail and you will find several delightful shops waiting to be discovered. And just a short drive gives you access to the beautiful beaches at Lake Michigan and all the other activities that abound in the area.

Reserve your favorite date for a visit in any season. Swan Cottage and Swan at Stonehearth are the perfect place to 're-charge your batteries' with a relaxing visit. Also ideal if you are working in the area and would like privacy and more space than the standard hotel room offers. Corporate/extended rates available for qualified reservations.

More info is available. Scroll down on this page for a link ('CLICK HERE - Page About Cottage') to our website, for more photos and info about delightful Swan Cottage / Swan at Stonehearth. We look forward to your visit.

Owned and operated by the innkeepers at White Swan Inn B&B. Since 1995 offering gracious hospitality in a relaxing setting.

Keywords: cottage

More Details

Cathleen Russell
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 2, 2018

About Cathleen Russell

Having sailed along Lake Michigan for years, we told ourselves 'someday we're going to live on the west side of Michigan.' That 'someday' happened in 1995 with a job change for Ron and the subsequent move for our family to the White Lake area of West Michigan. For Cathy, the career change involved buying a Bed & Breakfast, another dream come true. Now we are just a short walk to our boat and get to enjoy the beauty of White Lake and Lake Michigan all the time! ---- Cathy and Ron

Cathleen Russell purchased this house in 2007

Why Cathleen Russell chose Montague

After hosting numerous guests from all over the world, we discovered that while most guests enjoyed the B&B atmosphere, some guests wanted more space and the flexibility of a house while visiting this wonderful area. In 2007, we purchased a vintage house in Montague (just a mile from our White Swan Inn B&B) and Swan Cottage was born. We have added Swan at Stonehearth for an additional relaxing getaway.

What makes this house unique

While Swan Cottage and Swan at Stonehearth are not on the water, there are several choice locations that are just a short drive to watch the sunset, view the boats traversing the channel from Lake Michigan to White Lake, build sand castles and splash in the water. Pet-friendly Swan Cottage offers 'city dogs' a chance to lie in the sun and roll in the grass in a safe fenced-in yard. And the front porch indulges the opportunity to read, nap or do nothing at all.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I stayed in the cottage in town and it was so clean and neat. The décor was up to date and there was everything that you might possibly need to make your stay comfortable. Cathy and Ron were the best hosts. I enjoyed meeting them and hope that I will be seeing them again soon. I almost forgot what day it was when it was time for me to leave. You cannot have a better lodging experience than this.
Jun 2014
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Montague House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Twin daybed w/pop-up trundle; room maximum is 2, Baby Cribs (1) Pack-n-Play available upon request
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(2 traveler reviews)

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Quaint Village Cottage - Walking Distance to Downtown Montague
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Highland Village

Delightful home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Swan Cottage. It was extremely clean, comfortable and perfect for relaxation. We hope to return next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saint Louis, MO

Fall Color Tour 2014

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for three weeks in October 2014. The cottage is old, but quaint, VERY CLEAN and well stocked with everything you need for a long vacation. The beds were comfortable, and the fenced in yard was great for our 2 little doggies. Only a couple blocks off the rail trail and the downtown area, the location was perfect for us. I can't say enough nice things about Cathy, the owner! She was so welcoming and friendly and answered all my questions promptly when going through the booking process. Montague is a quaint little town that is perfect for a "quiet" get away, less people than Grand Haven or Holland area, so in my opinion much more peaceful and relaxing. The Hart-Montague Rail Trail is FABULOUS for runners/walkers/bikers and part of the reason why I like to stay in Montague. The cottage is only a short drive to Lake Michigan for sunsets or beach walking and if you are into dune rides, its less than a half hour from Silver Lake sand dunes. I would highly recommend the property and stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Muskegon (MKG)
Nearest Ferry
22 Miles
Lake Express (Milwaukee to Muskegon)
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Old Channel Trail Golf Course
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Amtrak (Holland, MI)
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Medbury Park

So much to do in the area. Here are a few more reasons to visit the area: book a sunset cruise aboard our 40' motor yacht, Third Swan with special rates for cottage guests. Check out the luge run and ice skating trail in the winter at Muskegon State Park. Four different lighthouse tours are available in the summer months along Lake Michigan. Fun dune rides at Silver Lake, seasonal farmer's market in Montague, and Howmet Playhouse for theater and concerts in Whitehall as well as performances at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

Cancellation Policy -Cancellations made up to 60 days prior to your arrival will result in a full refund of deposit, less a $150 administrative fee. Cancellations made in less than 60 days of your arrival will result in a forfeiture of your deposit and require full payment of the balance of your reservation unless the cottage can be re-booked for the same dates, then only the $150 administrative fee will be charged.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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