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BEAUTIFUL LAKE HOUSE- Dogs Welcome AUGUST Dates Open- Long term off season

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights


About the property

3 Bed/3 Bath/Beautiful House and View-Sleeps 6 -Kayak, Bike, Hike, Canoe-Bike

Our home is nestled between Grand Haven and Muskegon.

--Little Black Lake is in the front of the house. (It is a shallow weedy lake) Hoffmaster State Park is in the back yard walk out back to Lake Michigan (a 20-30 minute hike) Life is spectacular year around. Try kayaking, canoeing, fishing, hiking, or simply sit and watch the wildlife on this quiet little lake. The house is across the road from from the lake but we do have access.

--We have a rustic dock and provide 3 kayaks & a canoe.

--Hoffmaster State Park is literally in the back yard. Walk out the back door and into 1300 acres of undeveloped paradise. Enjoy 10 miles of the best hiking in West Michigan, climb 200' high Lake Michigan sand dunes, take a stroll on one of the pristine sandy beaches in our area.. Our area & home offers something for everyone!

--Our home is beautiful and clean.

--The kitchen is fully stocked with pots pans, dishes, towels, etc. All you need to bring is your food and drink

Clean and well maintained: Amenities: This is a fully furnished home with basement, front porch, double stall garage and bonus room (the bonus room is unheated) The kitchen is complete with dishes, microwave, stove, refrigerator dishwasher and towels. Also included is the use of our washer and dryer, Kayak, Canoe, Ping-Pong table, air hockey, bikes, fire-pit, picnic tables and Large Fenced dog kennel. Master Bedroom has a Queen size bed and private bath. Bedroom 2 - Queen Bed- Bedroom 3- private Bath & 1 full & 1 twin bed.

Activities: The Lakes Mall, Craig's Cruisers, Oak Ridge Golf Course, and many restaurants are less than 5-miles away:

If this house is booked check with us we may have something else available.

Activities & Area: West Michigan is a vacationers paradise. There is something for everyone. Check out Lake Michigan's Sand dunes or spend a day at Michigan Adventure. Kick back on Grand Haven's board walk and watch the boats go by or watch the musical Fountain. Relax and fish or kayak. Bring a speed boat and launch it on Spring Lake, Muskegon Lake or on The Grand river. Spend time swimming in Lake Michigan, laying in the sun or walking our world famous singing sand beaches. Don't forget your camera, you'll need it when you walk the piers at sunset. In the fall enjoy the changing of the leaves, salmon fishing on the rivers and the fresh farm markets. Take a ride to Grand Rapids and tour the Gerald R. Ford Museum, Fredrick Meijer Gardens and John Ball Park Zoo. Check out The Lakes Mall and a wide variety of restaurants. This is just a sample of things to do.

We're just a phone call away: We live close to the rental so if you need anything, all you need to do is call.

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Well it's time to go home. It was a great Memorial Day weekend and the weather cooperated. We golfed at the local course and spent the next day fishing on White Lake. It was a little windy, so not too many fish were caught. Today is our son's 21st birthday so we plan to picnic on Lake Michigan to celebrate. This is a very nice, clean home in a beautiful setting.
May 2009
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Spring Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , this bath also has a double sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This bath is in the 2nd bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bath on the main floor w/ laundry
  • Very clean!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , full bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , bath w/ shower
  • There is also a bonus room that can be used as a bedroom. It has a fold out couch & futon game table & a television w/VCR & DVD. Our home is spacious, clean and quiet. We do not have air conditioning. However there are very few days when it is need. Rates posted are for parties of 6 or less.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The house is very guest friendly. If there is something you need, ask, we may have it. We aim to please!


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BEAUTIFUL LAKE HOUSE- Dogs Welcome AUGUST Dates Open- Long term off season
average rating of 4.8297873 based on 49 reviews
Chicago Suburbs

Wonderful Property

  • 5 of 5

This is a long over due review and so very deserving of this property and of the owners Jim and Doris.

We were making a last minute get away out of Chicago, and like to bring our (not so little) dogs with us. We have used home away before for other properties, but loved their pictures and the ideas of walks and the beach and night fires, even when we booked in the late part of October. It was everything as described in the property listing.

Their paper work was prompted and contacting them was easy. The directions to the property were easy and great, even at night. And when we woke the next morning what a beautiful sight we saw. The beautiful November clouds on the little black lake were breath taking. The dog run was perfect. Their endless back yard that blended right into Hoffmaster State Park trails that took you right to Lake Michigan was awesome.

The house was a little big for just the two of us and our dogs, but none the less... perfect. It had everything needed to make a great stay. Clean and well maintained, all the kitchenware and appliances were in great working order. Attached garage was convenient. Washer and Dryer were easily accessible and better than the ones I have at home.

We didn't venture away from the property to eat at any local restaurants, we were so wonderfully content staying at the house.

Jim and Doris stopped by to make sure everything was going well and to see if we needed anything. They are very delightful. We could have talked all day.

We would definitely recommend this property and look forward in returning in the fall again. Although, we don't want to recommend it too much, they might get too booked up.!!! Thanks Again Jim and Doris for making us and our four legged family feeling welcome. We still have your Christmas card still hanging on our fridge.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
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Awesome lake house with amazing owners!

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this house. The house is well stocked and a great size for a large family. We had a great time kayaking in the lake in front of the house, hiking to Lake Michigan through the state park behind the house and going to nearby beaches. The beaches in Muskegon were our favorites. The owners are great people! Doris gave us great advice on local stores and attractions. On our last night, we had car issues. I asked Doris for recommendations on local mechanics. She and her husband came to the house to see if they could help. We'll be coming back for sure!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Lake House

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 7 recently stayed at the Lake House and had a great time. Our visit was during the 1st week of August. House house was perfect for us, one bedroom on the first floor, 2 bedrooms on the 2nd floor, with an extra room on the 2nd where the 8 and 10 year old camped out. The house was exceptionally clean and outfitted with everything we needed for our stay. There was access to the lake across the street (NOT Lake Michigan) with a private dock which we used several times. The house came with 3 kayaks, a canoe, and a row boat. We used them all! I was a little concerned with the fact that the house did not have air conditioning but there was a whole house fan, every room had a ceiling fan, and there were box fans we could set up if we needed them. We didn't. It was breezy and the ceiling fans and house fans were enough to keep us cool. There were bikes in the garage, but we brought our own since we were not sure about the sizes. The bike trails were not close enough to ride from the house but we loaded them up on our racks and found several trails by Lake Michigan. We hiked the trail from the house to the state park. It took us about a half hour to get there. The trail was beautiful but not flat. Parts of it were hilly and strenuous for the non hiker, but at the end of the trail was a quiet little beach where the kids and dogs played and we didn't have to worry about people complaining about the dogs. Doris was very helpful and answered all of my questions before and during the trip. Loved the house and the area and would rent it again if we decide to go back to the Michigan beach towns.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice lake cottage

  • 4 of 5

This property is very well stocked. The decor and furniture is dated but clean. We had a few days of extremely high humidity and home especially basement got musty. Once weather cleared we hit the beach but encountered biting flies. Despite the weather and flies, we had a really good time as a family. We enjoyed the location because we could hit both little black lake and lake Michigan.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the lake house!!!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the lake house! Doris was very nice, and she gave us some tips on a couple of places that we had not visited on previous travels to the area. The home was spacious and has a great view. It comfortably slept 6 adults. There is a 1:1 ratio of bedrooms to bathrooms, which is rare. The kitchen had all the tools and appliances to cook any meal that we wanted to. We enjoyed the kayaks, and hiking to Lake Michigan. We would highly recommend this vacation home.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful summer fun!

  • 4 of 5

There was an outstanding number of fun things to do in and around this house. We had a blast! Access to Black Lake and boats, bringing our dog, nearby beaches, the fire pit, ping-pong and air hockey, grilling, fishing, watching movies, spotting wildlife, hiking the state park - perfect for our family with 4 teens! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Grand Rapids
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Old Boys Brew House
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Lake Express
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Oakridge Country Club
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
U.S 31 -I 96
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Sam's Joint & Arboreal Inn
Nearest Ski
Cross Country - Hoffmaster State Park
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Hoffmaster State Park
Car: necessary

Our area has something for everyone. The main attraction of course is Lake Michigan with it's 200 foot high sand dunes spectacular sunrises, sunsets & singing sand beaches. (20 minute hike from the house)

Our home is across the street from Little Black Lake but we own 100 feet of private access to the lake. Walk down our dock and use either our,canoe, kayaks or row boat. They are all included in the rental price. Take a hike through Hoffmaster Park or ride our bikes on the Spring Lake bike path which begins just 1/2 mile from our rental.

You'll feel like you're 'away from it all' but restaurants, shopping centers and fun activities for the whole family are just minutes away.

Although Little Black Lake is a shallow weedy lake, the water quality is excellent. It is wonderful for kayaking, canoeing and fishing. Powerboats are not allowed on Little Black Lake. Also, for swimming we recommend going to one of the beautiful Lake Michigan beaches in our area

Other Activities: Kayaking, Canoeing, Bird watching, Hiking, Hot Dog Roasts around the Fire, Watching Beautiful sun Rises Over Little Black lake, Taking in Spectacular Sun Sets Over Lake Michigan, Charter Fishing, Michigan's Adventure, Watching Kite Boarders at the Lake Michigan Beaches, Walking the Grand Haven, Muskegon and Ferrysbug Piers, Taking scenic Photographs, Grand Haven's Musical Fountain, Muskegon's Art Museum, Silver Sides Submarine, Fricano's Pizza, Docker's Restaurant, Craigs Cruisers. Grand Haven's Coast Guard Festival. Walking the board walk in Grand Haven, Miss Lisa's Ice cream in Ferrysburg, Jilly's Glass in Muskegon. Visiting U-Pick Berry Farms. The list goes on and on...

Golf: Oak ridge golf course is a great public course about 1 mile from the rental. It is well established, very beautiful and challenging. Other courses to check out are Stone Gate, Grand Haven Country Club, Muskegon Country Club. All within 10 miles.

Ski: The cross country skiing is wonderful in Hoffmaster State Park


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

During the off season October - May we will consider long term rentals . Price includes most utilities

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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