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

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


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 an hour
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Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

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.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1983


Fountain Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 11 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • I full bath with shower in the cottage and I rent a porta-jon on the lakefront.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 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
  • 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.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
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


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Ford Lake-4 Bedroom Lakefront Cottage-20 Miles Ne of Ludington
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Detroit area

We've booked it again!

  • 5 of 5

We're going next summer (2016) and the whole family is so excited. There are 17 of us and we've rented both homes. This will be our fourth time renting here. We love the lake, all the water toys, play areas, fire pits (wood is supplied) and all the outdoor spaces to relax in. Ludington and Lake Mi access is close. We always rent the pontoon boat for fishing and swimming. I love the kayaks for an early morning or an evening paddle with one of the kids or grand kids. The owners are so helpful and work hard to to insure you have a great time. Every year our 9 grand kids note that this was "the best vacation EVER!" We are so happy to be going again!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado Springs, CO

Fun in the sun

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the best deals ever. It's beautiful, has personality and slept the 7 of us easily. Everything is clean and the decorating is so perfect for being at the lake. We had so much fun fishing, boating, swimming, cooking out, touring the lake on the pontoon, watching the birds, squirrels and deer and being away from the bustle of every day life. This was one of the best family vacations ever and we hope to repeat it as often as possible.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect cottage for the whole family, tons of extras included

  • 5 of 5

My family has been coming to this cottage for years. There are a half dozen boats included in the rental, and tons of extras. The lake is crystal clear and I'm told great for fishing. We love the gazebo area for outdoor meals. This cottage is on a beautiful lakefront property. The kids love the paddle boats and kayak and jumping off the swimming raft. Plenty of room: four bedrooms. The owners are lovely and thoughtful- they really think of everything! My family looks forward to the cottage every year!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Detroit area

2nd time... still awesome!

  • 5 of 5

This is the 2nd summer we have rented this cottage. We also rented the smaller 2 bedroom next door. Everything is there for you. No need to ever leave. 9 kids played all week in the sand, kayaked, swam, fished, woods walked. It was a great week. Fires every night after the kids went to bed. So relaxing. The house is well equipped with everything you need. Ludington is only 20 minutes away if you want a day of shopping or a Lake MI beach. We're going back,the kid's and grand-kids insist!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Fountain Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 summer
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $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

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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