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Vacationing at Pretty Lake 2013, Mecosta Mi

(36 Reviews)

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Last updated: 02/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 Bedroom 1 Bath Lakefront (sleeps 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2/3 Kids)

Clean, comfortable Non-smoking property for 4 with 2 separate sleeping areas (1 queen bed/1 double bed), kitchen, large full bath, large living/dining area with leather loveseat and three cushion full size couch. 2 TV's with DISH, one in living area and one in larger bedroom. A sandy beach for great swimming, raft, dock with row boat and paddle boat are included in the rental. Picnic table and camp fire pit available. Possible rental of motorized fishing boat or pontoon extra. All bedding, dishes, linens, paper products provided. Some condiments.

Great fishing lake for bass, blue gill, pike, sun fish, walleye, specks, perch. As this is an all sport lake; no wake hours are designated to accommodate fishing.

There is state land in the area for hiking/hunting and several golfing opportunities at Canadian Lakes including St Ives and Tulleymore. Big Rapids also has Katke which is a part of Ferris University.

Mecosta was the home of Russell Kirk, an American political theorist, moralist, historian, social critic, literary critic, and fiction author known for his influence on 20th century American conservatism. For those interested the Kirk Center Library remains in Mecosta. Visit http://www.kirkcenter.org for more information.

Review 9/5/2012: Our stay at Pretty Lake cottage was fantastic. Not only was the lake and surrounding area peaceful and quiet, the cottage was clean, neat, and very inviting. It has everything necessary to enjoy some relaxing time away from home. We felt very comfortable during our stay and the hosts did a wonderful job to ensure we had a great time. We highly recommend Pretty Lake cottage. We can't wait to go back.

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Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/22/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 740 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    See rental agreement., ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    This is a very child friendly beach for swimming and playing on the beach...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    We ask for non smoking renters because it gets in the bedding and pillows even if you just smoke out of doors....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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  • There is addition sleeping space on a queen sleeper sofa.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Linens, paper products and liquid soap provided.

Other Amenities

  • No smoking in the rental and if renting the pontoon, no smoking there as well. This is a pet free rental....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Some adult and children books available....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games:

    Some games available....moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    Some CD's available ...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    small boom box...moreless

  • Television:

    One in main area, one in main bedroom...moreless

  • Toys:

    Beach toys for small children...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach:

    A paddle boat and row boat provided. Possible option to rent motorized fishing boat and/or pontoon. Camp fire on the beach....moreless

  • Lake:

    This is an all sport lake....moreless

  • Lakefront
  • Rural:

    State land close by for hiking and hunting....moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    one window air conditioner in living room...moreless

  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Propane heat....moreless

  • Internet:

    WIFi provided from our cottage...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Living room and dining room combined...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Bring your own beach towells...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Pots pans dishes, utensils coffee pot, microwave etc...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    some condiments provided ...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat:

    Pontoon, row boat, motorized fishing boat and two paddle boats, life jackets and some fishing equipment...moreless

  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Golf:

    Tulleymore and St Ives, Ferris golf course, all within 20 miles...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Raft
  • Walkway To Water
  • Yard
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
from 36 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$125 $150
Fri, Sat, Sun

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Rates are set at the time of agreement with traveler. More that 4 adults or 3 or more adults with children are subject to additions charges. Inviting additional guests after a rate has been set may result in additional charges of $25/person. If renters have any questions about this policy, please discuss with owners prior to agreement.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Canadian Lakes St Ives-Tulleymore, Katke BR
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Canadian Lakes

Car: Necessary

20mi E of Big Rapids and 30mi W of Mt Pleasant***

Pretty Lake, Mecosta is approximately 1hr 45 min from Lansing, 1.5hr from Grand Rapids, 3hrs from Detroit and 2hr from Traverse City. Mecosta is located between Mt Pleasant and Big Rapids on M-20. It is within 10mi of Canadian Lakes which offers premier golfing and dining opportunities.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: My (Wayne) parents have had a cottage on Pretty Lake since I was a child. We bought our cottage in 1977 and our children have grown up here on weekends until adulthood. We have so many fond memories and are hoping others will have the same experience we have had.

Why the Owner Chose Mecosta, MI, USA:
Close to championship golf courses. This is a recent acquisition from prior neighbors and just listed 8/12. The cottage is on the sandy side of the lake and the sunsets are amazing. There are no neighbors on one side of the cottage, owners occupy cottage on the other side.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Let us know if you are celebrating a special occasion. This review as sent to us rather than being posted through HomeAway: 'Our stay at Pretty Lake cottage was fantastic. Not only was the lake and surrounding area peaceful and quiet, the cottage was clean, neat, and very inviting. It has everything necessary to enjoy some relaxing time away from home. We felt very comfortable during our stay and the hosts did a wonderful job to ensure we had a great time. We highly recommend Pretty Lake cottage. We can't wait to go back.'


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/22/2017

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Photos

  • Walkway to the front door on the lake side

    Walkway to the front door on the lake side

  • Walk to the beach

    Walk to the beach

  • Fire Pit on Beach

    Fire Pit on Beach

  • Beach, boats, pontoon

    Beach, boats, pontoon

  • Full bath

    Full bath

  • Another view of living area.

    Another view of living area.

  • Bedroom with queen bed.

    Bedroom with queen bed.

  • Second sleeping area...full bed.

    Second sleeping area...full bed.

  • Welcome to Laf-a-Lot. Enjoy sitting by the cottage or down on the beach.

    Welcome to Laf-a-Lot. Enjoy sitting by the cottage or down on the beach.

  • Picnic table and gas grill

    Picnic table and gas grill

  • Steps from beach to cabin.

    Steps from beach to cabin.

  • Fire pit

    Fire pit

  • 4 seat, 14 ft fishing boat with 6HP motor for rent, $10 per day

    4 seat, 14 ft fishing boat with 6HP motor for rent, $10 per day

  • Efficient kitchen to meet your needs.

    Efficient kitchen to meet your needs.

  • Open living area.

    Open living area.

  • Charming entry to bedroom.

    Charming entry to bedroom.

  • Another view of bedroom.

    Another view of bedroom.

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