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Cozy Lakeside Cottage, North Shore, Upper Hamlin/Pontoon Available to Rent

(27 Reviews)

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Last updated: 02/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Come enjoy our like NEW cottage nestled in the Manistee National Forest on the north shore, sunny side, of upper Hamlin Lake. The cottage was built in the 1940’s and has been totally renovated/updated inside and out. The furnishings, cabinets, appliances, linens, etc. were all new just six season's ago and it is still very neat and CLEAN. You will enjoy a panoramic view of the entire upper lake and awesome sunsets over the dunes right from your deck or the shore. Fishing is great right off the dock. Boating, swimming, skiing, hiking, wine tasting, and other fun activities are waiting just for you! There is also a lakeside firepit. Lake Michigan is minutes away for an afternoon picnic or swim. Golfing at some of the state's finest courses is close by. Or, for those who like more physical activity, bring your bikes for riding on the miles of trails in the National Forest. Ideal for couples who are looking for peace and quiet, bring a good book to read while sipping on your favorite beverage in a lounge chair by the lake! If you are looking for 2 cottages in close proximity, this cottage sleeps 2 adults and The Shadows on Hamlin Lake #1 sleeps 5 adults! (See VRBO listing #236973.) Great for friends and/or families who like to vacation together but sleep/stay in different quarters. It all awaits you at The Shadows on Hamlin Lake #2. We live on the property, adjacent to this cottage which is approximately 20 feet from the waters edge. Because it is so close to the lake, we provide you a garden cart to take your belongs to the cottage, as you cannot drive to your back door. You may hear the water lapping on the break wall or on the attached boathouse wall. For some this may be a relaxing, soothing sound. For others……. Children 16 years and older welcome. PONTOON BOAT AVAILABLE TO RENT! ASK DEB FOR DETAILS.
Keywords: cottage, lakeshore, lakeside
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Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/20/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • All new fixtures. Shower only. No tub.

Other Amenities

  • Electric fireplace in living room with new 42' flat screen TV. No Children under 16 years of age....moreless

Entertainment

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    window unit in bedroom...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Electric...moreless

  • Heating:

    Electric fireplace, wall heater in bathroom, electric heater in bedroom.....moreless

  • Internet:

    WIFI available. Some devices have difficulty connecting due to low speed. High speed unavailable here in the woods....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    kitchen, bedroom, bathroom. bring your own beach towels...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Large parking area. We supply garden cart to bring your belongings to the cottage by the water....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided:

    Bathroom and kitchen only....moreless

Kitchen

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Table and 4 chairs on deck. Lounge chairs and other chairs for your use by the lake and around the shared firepit...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 Spring
May 19 - Jun 15, 2017
2 night min stay
$135
$700
2017 Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 - May 28, 2017
3 night min stay

$425
flat fee
2017 Summer
Jun 16 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$950

Changeover Day: Saturday

2017 Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 - Sep 3, 2017
3 night min stay

$425
flat fee
2017 Fall
Sep 4 - Oct 15, 2017
2 night min stay
$135
$700
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$130

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

Damage deposit required with 1/2 rental amount to reserve cottage. Damage deposit returned upon satisfactory inspection after vacating premises within 2 weeks and covers any damage done to the cottage/grounds as well as excessive cleaning services.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Mason County
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Pirates Pub - by water
22 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Ludington
18 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 10/31
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Michigan

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1930

About the owner: My family came here for summer vacations from Chicago starting in the 1930's. When I was born, we moved here. We lived here year round until I was 12 years old then we moved to GR, MI. So it went back to being a cottage for weekends and vacations. I moved back with my husband and daughter in 2000. Decided in 2009 that it was time to share this beautiful spot with others.

Why the Owner Chose Free Soil, MI, USA:
My Grandparents chose this perfect location, out of the winter's cold winds, but basking in the summer breezes, set deep in the Manistee National Forest, very private, quiet and serene. So different from Chicago where they came from!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Ability to be part of nature, hummingbirds are fed on the property, pileated woodpeckers also dot the forest, the peace and quiet from the city hustle and bustle.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/20/2017

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Photos

  • Relax by the lake

    Relax by the lake

  • Cottage and deck

    Cottage and deck

  • Lakeside shared firepit

    Lakeside shared firepit

  • Living room with lake view

    Living room with lake view

  • Living room from kitchen

    Living room from kitchen

  • Bedroom, queen bed. Window AC

    Bedroom, queen bed. Window AC

  • Kitchen from living room

    Kitchen from living room

  • 22' Bennington pontoon boat w/70hp evinrude for rent.$200day/$800wk w/cottage

    22' Bennington pontoon boat w/70hp evinrude for rent.$200day/$800wk w/cottage

  • Rental pontoon boat interior stern

    Rental pontoon boat interior stern

  • Yard swing for 2

    Yard swing for 2

  • West end of upper lake, view of dunes from property lakeshore

    West end of upper lake, view of dunes from property lakeshore

  • Cottage deck, grill, lake

    Cottage deck, grill, lake

  • Cottage deck

    Cottage deck

  • View of lake from living room

    View of lake from living room

  • Vaulted ceiling in living room. Electric fireplace

    Vaulted ceiling in living room. Electric fireplace

  • Queen pullout in living room

    Queen pullout in living room

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • bathroom with clean 42" shower

    bathroom with clean 42" shower

  • Rental pontoon boat interior bow

    Rental pontoon boat interior bow

  • View of lake and sand dunes from cottage deck

    View of lake and sand dunes from cottage deck

  • The Shadows on Hamlin Lake

    The Shadows on Hamlin Lake

VRBO #367496

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Monday, February 20, 2017

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