Cozy Mona Lake Summer Cottage Near the Action

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Front Deck on Mona Lake


Last updated: 04/17/2016

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Enjoy your coffee lounging on the deck as you gaze at the smooth as glass inland lake. Spend the day soaking up the sun or exploring the area, and when the day comes to an end, there is no place more beautiful to enjoy your favorite beverage while watching an amazing sunset from the comfort of your home away from home. Close to the Lakes Mall, downtown Muskegon, restaurants (The Station, Chilis, Verdoni's, Olive Garden, Toast and Jam's, The Coffee House), golf, Lake Michigan access,new boat launch (.2 mi), new tennis and basketball courts (.2 mi),Hoffmaster State Park, Michigan Adventures theme park, and USS Silversides (WWII sub), and easy access to free Tuesday music nights in McGraft Park, Wednesday night sailboat races, and Friday night Party in the Park - this is the perfect location for your getaway. Located on a cul-de-sac and situated on 40 feet of Mona Lake frontage, this renovated cottage boasts 2 bedrooms, air conditioning, a fully furnished kitchen, linens, towels, cable, a large deck, and an extra sun deck. All the comforts of home without any of the worries. Stay here and relax and enjoy the view, or use this as a home base to explore all that West Michigan has to offer.

Short or Long Term Rentals: Short or long term rentals will be considered Sept 30, 2014 - April 1, 2015

Contact homeowner for more details.

Dates updated for 2014
Special Events: Taste of Muskegon (June 20-21), Grand Haven Art Festival (June), Lakeshore Art Festival (July 4-5), Muskegon Bike Time (July 18-20)Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival (July 24-August2), , Grand Haven Sidewalk Sales (Aug) White Lake Maritime Festival (August), Grand Haven Salmon Festival (September), Muskegon Irish Music Festical (Sept.), Muskegon Buster Keaton Convention (Oct.)

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    There is a step into the house, narrow doors in places, steps off the deck, and steps down to the dock. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking permitted outside but must dispose of properly....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Will consider small pets....moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Full size tub with personal shower installed. Several drawers to accommodate your things. Blow dryer on site. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Grand Haven Kite Festival May, Fruitport Old Fashioned Days May (Memorial Day weekend), White Lake Arts and Crafts Festival June, Taste of Muskegon June 19-20, Grand Haven Arts Festival June, Lakeshore Arts Festival July 3-4, Muskegon Bike Time July 16-19, Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival July 24- August 2, Unity Christian Festival August, Roosevelt Park Day August. ...moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books:

    Small collection of assorted reading materials. ...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • Games:

    Cards, assorted board games...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (3) TV in living room has extensive cable via digital cable.. TVs in bedroom and kitchen have cable but not connected to digital....moreless

  • Stereo:

    CD Player/Radio. Small - Hooked up in living room. ...moreless

  • Television:

    Television in living room. Small TVs in front bedroom and kitchen. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    Select beach toys, cards, scrabble, backgammon....moreless


  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Own private beach area between house and seawall. ...moreless

  • Lake:

    Mona Lake frontage. Quiet end of lake....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Cottage sits on Mona Lake. There is a large beach in the front yard. There is a second deck on this beach with steps leading down to a dock. ...moreless

  • Town:

    Minutes from Henry Street, Lakes Mall, and downtown Muskegon. (about 5 to any of the above)...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Mona Lake, which feeds into Lake Michigan...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Window units for bedroom and front porch....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Stackable washer and dryer added spring 2009....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    All bed linens, including 1 change for each bed. Washcloths, hand towels, bath towels for 5 people plus extras....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Large parking apron street side. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Wide apron can easily accommodate 3-4 cars plus....moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Large parking apron where one may leave a boat or trailer for one....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Stackable washer and dryer added spring 2009....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    With privacy code made available to guests. ...moreless


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    with filters....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    There are serving spoons, spatulas, tongs, knives - what you generally need to cook and serve....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plates, cups, bowls, serving dishes, utensils, glasses - various kinds. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Portable - but is easy to hook up to sink and run. ...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully furnished kitchen - cooking utensils, pots/pans, blender, plates, silverware, electric griddle. Paper plates also available. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Modest collection of condiments; sugar, PB, salt, pepper, other seasonings. If you empty, please replace. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Side by side with ice maker....moreless

  • Stove:

    Oven with electric burners. Purchased in 2009. ...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck with large table, umbrella. Lots of room for sitting, lounging, relaxing. Deck out on beach with chaise. Steps from there down to the dock. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    paddle boat...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Small, shaded grassy area between deck and beach area. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Hibachi and electric grill. ...moreless

  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck


Write a review 4.6
from 5 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Summer Rates 2016
May 15 - Oct 15, 2016
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 6%


Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Stays of a month or longer - please contact owner for rates

For a stay of 2 weeks or longer, rate is discounted to $1050 for second and additional weeks.

Deposit of $250 for reservation/damage. Held as damage deposit for 1 week after departure - returned if all is in good order. Deposit is lost if reservation is cancelled. Fees subject to change.

Payment made by check or money order mailed directly to owner of property.

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5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Muskegon Country Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Verdoni's, Chili's, Legion, Handsome Henry's
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Lake Express Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Oak Ridge, Muskegon Country Club, several
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I96 and US31
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Verdoni's, Chili's, Handsome Henry's, Mr. Quick
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Harbor Park on Lake Michigan

Car: Recommended

Near to places for charter fishing, cruises, sailboat regattas, marinas where sailing lessons may be taken, bike trails - which extend both north and south and along the lake. Local museums including USS Silversides (authentic submarine and museum) , Frauenthal theater which features various entertainment year round, Luge run, and Muskegon Lumberjack (Tier 1 Junior Hockey League),

There is a boat launch 1/2 mile from the cottage. Downtown Muskegon offers Party in the Park most every Friday night in summer. There is a full service dog park about 15 min. from the cottage. Upcoming Festivals: Grand Haven Kite Festival May 16-18, Fruitport Old Fashioned Days May 23-26, White Lake Arts and Crafts Festival June 14-15, Taste of Muskegon June 20-21, Grand Haven Arts Festival June 28-29, Lakeshore Arts Festival July 4-5, Muskegon Bike Time July 18-19, Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival July 25-August 3, Unity Christian Festival August 6-9, Roosevelt Park Day August 23


Owner info

About the owner: This is a family owned cottage. As a child, my family would come up to the cottage for summer vacations. Now, we all live in the area, so we use it to enjoy time with friends and for family at the holidays. My grandmother was a teacher in the area, my mom grew up in Muskegon; she now owns the cottage. I live and work here and manage the online account and do all the gardening at the cottage.

Why the Owner Chose Norton Shores, MI, USA:
My grandmother bought this cottage in the 60's, and when she passed on, my parents took on the cottage. It is on a quiet end of the lake, surrounded mostly by year round residents. It was a fun place to learn to waterski and to just play in the sun and water. The lake was at an all time low last year, but with all the snow - it looks like it has come up some but is still an easy wade in and shallow.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
On a quiet end of the lake, but just off highway so easy access to everything. You are no more than a five - ten minute drive from malls, the beach, Lake Michigan, restaurants, grocery stores - it is all here. Muskegon is a busy place in the summer with free music in many places, art fairs and museums, a WWI submarine that is also a museum, lighthouses, etc.

Contact us

Speaks: english

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  • Front Deck on Mona Lake

    Front Deck on Mona Lake

  • View from Side Yard Facing Southeast

    View from Side Yard Facing Southeast

  • Living Room - Opens to Front Sunroom

    Living Room - Opens to Front Sunroom

  • Kitchen Overlooking Rose of Sharon Tree

    Kitchen Overlooking Rose of Sharon Tree

  • View from Front Bedroom

    View from Front Bedroom

  • Sunroom - Nice to Sleep or Read

    Sunroom - Nice to Sleep or Read

  • Beautiful view out of the front bedroom

    Beautiful view out of the front bedroom

  • Standing on the beach looking at the Deck

    Standing on the beach looking at the Deck

  • Enjoy the Sunset from the Deck

    Enjoy the Sunset from the Deck

  • Bright Kitchen and Dining Area

    Bright Kitchen and Dining Area

  • Lakeside Bedroom - with a view

    Lakeside Bedroom - with a view

  • 2nd Bedroom - Full Bed

    2nd Bedroom - Full Bed

  • Best Bed and View in the house

    Best Bed and View in the house

  • Sunshine and sparkling water

    Sunshine and sparkling water

VRBO #368324

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Saturday, September 24, 2016

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