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Cottage with large lawn perfect for croquet and other games-deck is on lake side

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Last updated: 09/15/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Enjoy views of Lake Michigan. The cottage is nestled among towering oak trees. Michigan cottages have names and this one is naturally called MidOaks.

The video included in this listing is about the Dune Sanctuary directly in front of our cottage. It is no longer in peril as it has been saved in perpetuity by the generous citizens of White River Township. The video is a little long, but gives you the idea of what a special place you'll be staying at.

We are located on a private road, yet close to many activities and only a 5 minute walk to miles of sandy Lake Michigan beach. No long steps to navigate. There is also a small parking area/drop off spot near the entrance to the beach. The beach is fine sand not rocks with crystal clear water.

The cottage is equipped with beach chairs, beach toys, bikes, indoor and outdoor games, books...everything you could want for a great vacation. If you are bringing kids, let us know their ages and we can set out appropriate toys.

Special summer activities abound in Montague which is only 10 minutes by car. There is a supermarket, drugstore, gas station and farmers market, plus fireworks on the 4th!

You can enjoy an old fashioned game of croquet in the large front yard. A rarely used tennis court is just a 5 minute walk. If you'd rather read a book there's a hammock for whiling away a quiet afternoon.

If you are a biker, you'll love the deserted roads that circle Lake Michigan.

Enjoy a hike in the nearby White River Barrier Dunes Sanctuary. You'll see deer, raccoon, possum, beaver, cranes, swans, you name it.

The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen for gourmet cooking.

The Fall colors are spectacular.


In the fall and winter, enjoy the warmth of a large wood burning fireplace after an afternoon of cross country skiing. If you're more inclined towards indoor activities, the cottage is stocked with books, games, puzzles and more. WIFI available.

The large living room has a vaulted ceiling and a wood burning fireplace. My husband chops and splits all the wood himself, so you'll never run out.

Sunsets are amazing this time of year, with an afterglow that fills the sky.

Lake Michigan freezes into a moon like landscape with 10 foot frozen drifts and a walk on the beach is actually quite remarkable.

If there is snow, which there usually is, you can cross country ski from your front door through the woods. There is also ice fishing on White Lake.

We have 4 sets of cross country skis, but you'll need your own boots.



This has been our own cottage for over 20 years. The cottage was built in the 1940's with many updates including bathrooms and kitchen. It is decorated with country touches including lots of quilts.

You will find it has all the amenities you could ever want. Including no TV. Don't worry we have WIFI. But it's a great place to turn off the outside world of work.




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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We have beach toys, games and books for all ages. The front yard is large enough for croquet and even a wiffle ball baseball game. Great place to see all kinds of animals including deer, wild turkeys, eagles, hawks, great blue heron, swans, foxes, and raccoons...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Large grassy front yard perfect for croquet or other games with kids, separate horseshoe pit, small swing set, hammock...moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games:

    Board games, puzzles, boogie boards, inner tubes, tennis rackets, bikes, badminton, volleyball....moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    100's of CD's...moreless

  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Toys:

    swing set for toddlers, beach toys...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach:

    miles of Lake Michigan beach...moreless

  • Lake:

    View of Lake Michigan from deck and living room...moreless

  • Lake View:

    You can see the lake from the living/dining room and from the 50 foot deck. There are also some spectacular sunsets....moreless

  • River:

    white river empties into Lake Michigan down at the bottom of the hill. It is a great place for wildlife viewing....moreless

  • Town:

    Montague is only 10 minutes from the cottage. Has grocery, pharmacy, restaurants, farmer's market, liquor store, churches, antique stores...moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    1 dining area in kitchen, 1 in great room...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    can be arranged with next door neighbor...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    If rotating in more family members you will need to bring extra sheets and towels. We provide enough for 6 people...moreless

  • Living Room:

    cathedral ceiling, wood paneled with wood burning fireplace...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone:

    Verizon works best....moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    2 parking spaces...moreless

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

    Parking in the woods available for up to 30 foot boat...moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    land line for use by guests...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    can be arranged with next door neighbor...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Perfect for the fall season...moreless

Kitchen

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

    stocked with all you need to cook gourmet meals herb garden ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Loaded with spices and fresh herb garden ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles:

    4 including helmets...moreless

  • Binoculars
  • Boat:

    space to park your boat...moreless

  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio:

    50 feet long with beautiful flowers and views of Lake Michigan, 3 seating areas...moreless

  • Golf:

    1 mile...moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    nice open space for croquet etc, separate horseshoe pit...moreless

  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    4 sets of cross country skiis - you will most likely need your own boots. Ours are size 9 women and 7 men...moreless

  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis:

    public tennis courts 10 minute walk - we have 2 racquets...moreless

  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear:

    innnertubes, boogie boards, ...moreless

  • Wood Deck
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak
Jun 24 - Sep 5, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,600

Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$184
$1,200

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

$200 refundable security deposit if cottage is well maintained.

If contacting us within 60 days of arrival the total is due with the security deposit to reserve your stay. We must receive the total within 5 days.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Old Channel Inn
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Old Channel Trail Golf Club
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Old Channel Inn
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Michigan Beach

Car: Necessary

Cozy cottage with great views of Lake Michigan and breathtaking sunsets from living room and large deck. Over a mile of beautiful beaches. Near everything including tennis, golf, sailing, kayaking and bike trails. Great restaurant a five minute walk away. Just a short walk to 8 mile long White lake where national regattas take place. True locally grown fruit and vegetables at Farmer's market every Wed and Sat. Fishing for salmon on Lake Michigan with knowledgeable captain. Music in the band shell on the lake and live theater. Antique hunting. Lots of festivals during the summer and fall, pumpkin roll, fish boil, arts and crafts etc.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1940

About the owner: This has been our personal vacation home for many years, It is in excellent condition with many recent upgrades. You will find indoor and outdoor games, beach chairs, bikes, books etc to enjoy a great vacation

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Just a 5 minute walk to the beach on the forest foot path. No long steps to climb. There is also a drop off place for cars to drop off kids and beach toys. On the way to the beach is the Old Channel Inn a great place for lunch and dinner. The property overlooks the white lake area bird sanctuary. The area is filled with forest animals and is a great place to see great blue herons, eagles and more. The town of Montague has one of the best small independent book stores with live entertainment and a full coffee service. Every amenity is available. We are just a 10 minute walk to White Lake which is 7 miles long and home to national sailboat regattas. White Lake has a picturesque, navigable entrance into Lake Michigan.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Cottage with large lawn perfect for croquet and other games-deck is on lake side

    Cottage with large lawn perfect for croquet and other games-deck is on lake side

  • Cozy living room fireplace-checkers is one of many games plus working pump organ

    Cozy living room fireplace-checkers is one of many games plus working pump organ

  • Kitchen equipped to make a gourmet meal or just reheat a pizza

    Kitchen equipped to make a gourmet meal or just reheat a pizza

  • Enjoy your 50 foot deck with lake and sunset views. 3 seating areas and barbeque

    Enjoy your 50 foot deck with lake and sunset views. 3 seating areas and barbeque

  • Savor a bottle of Michigan wine on the deck (much tastier than you might expect)

    Savor a bottle of Michigan wine on the deck (much tastier than you might expect)

  • Relax on the deck and enjoy one of the magnificent sunsets

    Relax on the deck and enjoy one of the magnificent sunsets

  • Bedroom on lake side with queen bed

    Bedroom on lake side with queen bed

  • Kids bedroom with Dr Seuss and many other books for bedtime reading (adults too)

    Kids bedroom with Dr Seuss and many other books for bedtime reading (adults too)

  • The front porch is the perfect place to store gear and practice your dart game

    The front porch is the perfect place to store gear and practice your dart game

  • Giant oaks surrounding cottage make you feel like you're deep in the woods

    Giant oaks surrounding cottage make you feel like you're deep in the woods

  • Hike or bike the countryside to find just picked corn from a roadside stand

    Hike or bike the countryside to find just picked corn from a roadside stand

  • Having too much fun at the beach!

    Having too much fun at the beach!

  • Gather with friends & family in living room w cathedral ceiling & antique quilts

    Gather with friends & family in living room w cathedral ceiling & antique quilts

  • Enjoy lake sunsets while dining in the bay window alcove in the living room

    Enjoy lake sunsets while dining in the bay window alcove in the living room

  • Linger with friends over coffee in the sunny bay window area in the kitchen

    Linger with friends over coffee in the sunny bay window area in the kitchen

  • Great spot on the deck under giant oaks for watching sunsets and bird spottings

    Great spot on the deck under giant oaks for watching sunsets and bird spottings

  • owl in giant oak tree seen from deck-tree also has raccoon with babies sometime

    owl in giant oak tree seen from deck-tree also has raccoon with babies sometime

  • Beach is only a 5 minute walk. See video link on  dune sanctuary that was save

    Beach is only a 5 minute walk. See video link on dune sanctuary that was save

  • Bedroom on lake side with full size bed.  Has its own half bath.

    Bedroom on lake side with full size bed. Has its own half bath.

  • Bathroom with my grandfather's antique shaving mirror-full shower on facing wall

    Bathroom with my grandfather's antique shaving mirror-full shower on facing wall

  • The cottage is surrounded by 150 year old oak trees over 100 feet tall

    The cottage is surrounded by 150 year old oak trees over 100 feet tall

  • While away your afternoon reading a book or napping in the hammock

    While away your afternoon reading a book or napping in the hammock

  • Wander the secluded forest path to  tennis courts and 100 yr old Mouth Cemetery

    Wander the secluded forest path to tennis courts and 100 yr old Mouth Cemetery

  • Sit by the roaring fire in the winter & read a book or listen to one of 100 cds

    Sit by the roaring fire in the winter & read a book or listen to one of 100 cds

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Thursday, September 22, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
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