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Ford Lake-4 Bedroom Lakefront Cottage-20 Miles Ne of Ludington

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Gazebo overlooking the lake.


Last updated: 03/29/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 11-12)

The frontage is more beautiful than words can describe. The cottage is sits 150 feet from the road giving you privacy and security. There are 2 cement decks right in front of the cottage each with 2 picnic tables, then 2 beautiful rock gardens, next you come to a beautiful wooden swing. The gazebo is overlooking the lake and has another 12x18 deck on it. There is an octagon-shaped built-in table, a patio table with 6 chairs and a swing on it. The view from the deck is awesome especially at sunset. The lake frontage has a firepit with wood, a boathouse, L-shaped dock, sandbox, 2 swings, a slide, 2 kayaks, canoe, paddleboat and rowboat. There is a swimming raft, a yard swing on the lake, a sandy volleyball court and our own private porta-jon for use when on the frontage.

The inside of the cottage is open and spacious with a kitchen, dining room and living room that all open into one big room. The kitchen has 2 full sz refrigs, microwave, coffeemaker and all the small appliances needed. There are pots, pans, dishes and utensils galore. The living room has a big flat screen TV with expanded cable, a DVD player, several movies, games and a woodburner for cool evenings. There is a gas furnace vented to each room. There are 6 ceiling fans for warm days. The bathroom has a marble shower.

You will feel very much at home at the lake. Fountain is a small, very friendly town and is only 3.7 miles away. It cottage area is not commercialized, therefore quiet and you will see deer and turkeys. There is a 20' pontoon available to rent and a smaller cottage next door to accommodate larger groups.

Keywords: cottage, lake front, private, kayaks, pontoon boat, family, quiet, beautiful, sunset, house and fire wood provided. We also have a 2 bedroom to rent next door is your group is too large for one cottage. See #350293
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/29/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Children Welcome:

    This is perfect for children. Private playground, shallow beach, no traffic or strangers near....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 11-12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 4: 1 double


  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queensz sleeper sofa...moreless

  • I also have a pack n play upon request. You will need to provide you own sheets and pillow cases for all beds. We provides pillow, blankets and quilts....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • 2 kayaks, paddleboat, canoe, rowboat, raft, L-shaped dock w?bench, firepit w/firewood provided, sandy volleyball court, private playground for the kids, 6 picnic tables, 2 yard swings, boathouse, life jackets/cushions, private driveway, basketball hoop, private porta-jon on lakefront, rock gardens, wildlife, games, we have the sunset, pontoon boat available to rent, add'l 2 bedroom cottage next door to rent, sandbox, 2 full sz refrigerators, new gas stove, very well-equipped kitchen, bikes...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    a table that seats 4 in our entryway....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 11 people


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items:

    We leave several items in the pantry in case you forget something. ie -salt, pepper, spices, etc......moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    We have 2 full-size refridgerators....moreless

  • Stove:


  • Toaster


  • Bicycles
  • Boat:

    rowboat, paddleboat, canoe and 2 kayaks provided. either a 20' or 24' pontoon boat available to rent....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:




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from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 summer
Jun 10 - Aug 26, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • refndable-clean/breakage $250
  • Pet Fee $25


The rental fee quoted is for 8 ppl, it is $25 addl for a absolute max of 12 ppl not matter the age. If you have any questions call me at 616-405-8836. As you see I also collect a cleaning and breakage deposit that is refundable 2 weeks after you leave if the cottage/boats/grounds are left clean and in good repair. We also rent a pontoon boat and SUP boards with each cottage. Call me to set that up. I need an agreement to be signed to rent a pontoon boat for liability reasons.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/29/2017
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Michigan Adventure is 1 hour from cottage. Dune rides are 35 minutes away. There are several rivers to canoe or kayak on. Amber Elk Ranch only 20 minutes away. Little River Cansino is 30 minutes away. 20 minutes from Lake Michigan. Movie Theater, Mini-golf, Sand Castles Children's Museum, White Pine Village and many golf courses are only 20 minutes away.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1983

About the owner: Ken and Kelly Crocker bought the cottage from his mother in 1983, with 3 small children we knew we had to rent it out in the summer to be able to afford to keep it. We have made many improvements over the years, making it a family friendly vacation for all our guests. In the fall we rent weeks and weekends to couples looking to get away after the lake quiets downs. We really enjoy helping you have a wonderful, relaxing vacation.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/29/2017

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  • Gazebo overlooking the lake.

    Gazebo overlooking the lake.

  • Front of cottage from the rock garden directly in front.

    Front of cottage from the rock garden directly in front.

  • Firepit with deck above and cottage behind

    Firepit with deck above and cottage behind

  • The front of the cottage.

    The front of the cottage.

  • The cottage from halfway to the lake.

    The cottage from halfway to the lake.

  • Volleyball Court lake front

    Volleyball Court lake front

VRBO #316973

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 16, 2017

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