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Summer Availability~Lake Michigan~Recent Upgrades!

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Laketown Beach Cottage is tucked in at the base of the protected dunes, as close as possible to Lake Michigan.

Unique, private area in natural wooded setting with access to Laketown Beach stairs and dunes. Though you cannot see the lake from the cottage, you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the pristine natural lakeshore and white sand dunes within a 10-15 minute walk over the dune the cottage sits on.

Not necessarily for the faint of heart as the natural dunes are very steep- but well worth the effort!

Make your way down to the beach for sunbathing, swimming, picnics and miles of white sandy shoreline!

The cottage offers cozy, simplistic, unplugged ambiance with all the necessities;

Bedroom with bunk beds, private loft area with queen size bed and small sofa bed in the living area. The screened-in porch offers additional dining/living area and opens onto the wrap-around deck. Outdoor furniture, gas grill and a fire pit allows for added relaxation.

Recent upgrades include new flooring, totally new bathroom, TV/DVD Player, gas grill and NEW WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM.

Also included- linens, towels, kitchen cookware, dishes, small appliances, beach towels and chairs.

Keywords: Near Pristine Beach, Private Wooded Area in Natural Setting with Trails and Nearby Bike Paths

More Details

Property Manager
Kathy Bright
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2018

Why Kathy Bright chose Holland

Very quaint, private area built at the base of Lake Michigan dunes, an area which we have always treasured!

What makes this cottage unique

We enjoy the trails, wildlife and certainly one of the most beautiful beachs!

Guestbook comments from the manager

" We had the most amazing weekend+! Beautiful weather, lots of cooking out on the grill- Spent Friday evening on the beach all night, water was as smooth and calm as I've ever seen Lake Michigan. We had to cool off in the water from the hike up the dunes. Sunday we went to the highest point of the dune, well worth the journey to see an absolutely wonderful sunset and stunning views of the amazing coastline for miles & miles.

We were sad to have to leave but my WIFE and I got married that day~ Fantastic 5 days at the Laketown Cottage!! Thanks for everything,"

Brian & Kearstin
Jun 2014
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Holland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bath with stand-up shower and stackable washer and dryer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Loft - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1) in Loft Bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), set of twins in main level bedroom.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Beach chairs and towels are provided- Guests Looking for Peace and Quiet, Interest in Nature Trails/Exercise or 'Off the Grid' Adventures will enjoy Laketown Beach Cottage!


3.5/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

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Summer Availability~Lake Michigan~Recent Upgrades!
average rating of 3.5 based on 20 reviews

It was very private but musty and outside lights didn’t work

  • 1 of 5

It was very private but outside lights didn’t work and we will not be back - sorry

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very private

  • 4 of 5

great week with a lot of privacy for us and our dogs

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved our getaway to pure tranquility at Laketown Beach Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We appreciated the updates done to the cottage! The sleeping accommodations were perfect for our family with little ones! It is secluded and tranquil, with the public beach just a walk away. We loved being in the beautiful forest! We hope to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very relaxing stay. Great location with the dunes 5-10 minutes away.

  • 5 of 5

The place is very cozy and secluded . There was a bunch of wood already ready go for a nice bond fire. The shower and sinks had great water presssure. I was surprised to have WiFi on my phone(Verizon).Kathy was very responsive when asking questions. Loved it and would go back for sure.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

There were THOUSANDS of people at the Tulip Festival on our first day. We came home from that experience and sat on the screened in porch and listened to the absolute quiet. We sipped our tea and read our books and just unwound.

You can climb a million steps to the beach or you can climb just a bunch of steps to the top of the dune and see the most glorious sunsets imaginable.

The cottage had all it said it would have. Three days were the perfect amount to stay. The cottage was totally in the woods and there are critters in the woods and upstairs you could hear the critters and they sounded mighty close.

We had one issue with the cottage, I texted Kathy and it was fixed immediately.

I just cannot tell you how nice a step away from the craziness of the world was for us. We have trouble relaxing and it was the perfect place for us. Amazingly peaceful.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

The property was exactly as advertised. Appliances and bath fixtures were modern and the place was very clean. The only negative was the iron well water. We washed a load of clothes and I had to discard 5 white shirts that were ruined by rusty water.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay~ overall! This is so unfortunate, if you had contacted us during your stay, the water issue would have been resolved immediately~ We found that the filter needed adjusting, therefore we also had some stains to remove in the brand new shower! Next time please be sure to contact us~ we're available 24/7. Thanks so much, Kathy
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Holland Tulip CIty Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Black Sheep or Spectators in Saugatuck
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Clearbrook/ The Ravines
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Amtrak, Holland
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Blue Star Highway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Black Sheep /Spectators or McDonalds -Saugatuck
Nearest Beach
Laketown Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Saugatuck Dunes State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Big Red Lighthouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Holland
Nearest Point of Interest
Saugatuck / Douglas
Car: necessary

Many trails surround the cottage allowing glimpses of local wildlife. State Park nearby, in addition to miles of bike paths.

Walk for miles along the shoreline of Lake Michigan ~

Explore the unique, white sand dunes and enjoy the magnificent views from the top of the dunes!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

No parties. Please respect the home as if it were your own.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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