About the property
- Cottage1200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Cathedral ceiling, 50' deck overlooking lake, sunset, nestled among giant oaks.
You may have just found the perfect summer vacation cottage! You will enjoy views of Lake Michigan from the living room and deck. The cottage is also nestled among giant oak trees. Michigan cottages have names and this one is naturally called MidOaks.
Everything is provided for you. All paper, bath and basic kitchen products are provided. You only need to bring beach towels. There are 2 twin beds, 1 queen, 1 double bed and a queen size fold out couch in the living room.
The video included in this listing is about the Dune Sanctuary directly in front of our cottage. Enjoy a hike in the Sanctuary where you will see deer, raccoon, possum, beaver, cranes, swans, you name it.
The Dune Sanctuary is no longer in peril as it has been saved in perpetuity by the generous citizens of White River Township. The video is a bit long, but gives you the idea of what an incredibly special place this is.
MidOaks is 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 galore, 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.
One thing we don't have is a TV - but that's the whole point - to get away from the hustle and bustle. Of course we do have WIFI so you can watch pretty much anything you want. But we find not having that big screen staring you in the face encourages adults and kids alike to pursue other interests - including the wonderful pleasure of just hanging out and talking to one another.
We also do not have air conditioning, but have ceiling fans in every room.
You can enjoy a 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.
Special summer activities abound in Montague which is only 10 minutes by car. There is a supermarket, old fashioned ice cream parlor, gift shops, coffee house, book store, kayaking, restaurants, drugstore, gas station and farmers market, all within a 2 minute walk of each other. We have a jazz festival, chamber music festival and concerts at the band shell every Tuesday night. Plus fireworks on the 4th!
If you are a biker, you'll love the deserted roads that circle Lake Michigan. We have 4 very basic bikes available for you to use.
The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen for gourmet cooking or just reheating a pizza.
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 in the winter, 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.
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- May 15, 2018
About Pam Prosch
This was 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
Pam Prosch purchased this Cottage in 1940
What makes this Cottage unique
Just a 5 minute walk to the beach on the path through the woods. No long steps to climb. There is also a spot right next to the lake where you can 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 a beautiful place to see great blue herons, eagles and more. Just outside our house is an idyllic path through the woods. It passes by a 150 year old cemetery. Deer regularly cross through. 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.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great place! Amazing scenery!
Quaint place close to the beach. Although not on the beach directly the short walk through the woods was enjoyable. We stayed 3 nights with 4 adults and 3 kids (ages 8,5 &3). House has everything you need! Loved that there were no TVs and access to wifi/internet. We had a campfire on the beach with wood supplied by the owners.
So glad you enjoyed your stay. There is WIFI and internet so I will make sure that it's working. But glad you enjoyed the respite from technology. Best Pam
We loved it -beautiful location
Home was well equipped with anything we could ask for. Lovely view of Lake Michigan sunset from expansive deck. Wonderful north woods feel to entire property. Owners present next door to answer any question and give local advice
cozy cottage, short walk to great (and not busy) public beach
We had a great time with just us and our 2 kids in the forest by the beach. Classic wood paneled cottage interior with high ceiling great room. The kids loved the dart board and we loved the huge trees. Very helpful hosts right next door and an easy walk to the beach.
Happy to hear you enjoyed the cottage. The forest surrounding the cottage is pretty amazing with giant oaks everywhere. Hope to see you again. Pam and Tim
Charming says too little!
This cabin is the most charming home away from home you could possibly ask for! Just walking into the open, inviting space is relaxing. It smells great, just like a cabin in the woods should but with much more sophistication! We so enjoyed our breakfasts sitting around the kitchen table with our coffee and bagels, evenings in the cozy, vaulted ceiling living room. It was an absolute dream. The beds were incredibly comfortable and everything was spotless. The owners were very warm and helpful, making our stay just wonderful. I would recommend this place to anyone! Beautiful!
So glad you enjoyed the cottage. We do try and keep it modern and yet cozy and comfortable. Best, Pam
Perfect 4th of July vacation
We absolutely loved mid-oaks! The cottage was perfect for our family of 5! The kitchen was well equipped and the deck overlooking Lake Michigan was incredibly serene. The walk down to the beach was easy but we chose to drive a couple times to bring our boat and beach toys/chairs. Carrying everything with a 6, 4 & 2 yr olds was a little challenging. Lol. We borrowed bikes and rode around the countryside and played tennis down the street. Building a fire in the fireplace was perfect on the chilly Michigan nights. It really was a fantastic vacation. Thanks Pam and Tim!!!!
Hard to believe it was cool enough to build a fire in July, but that's what's so enticing about Michigan vacations. So glad to meet you. Pam and Tim
This little cottage is tucked away on a quiet street with just a short walk to Lake Michigan access. The deck with lake views and amazing mature oak trees was a favorite spot for morning coffee. The pictures and description of the cottage are accurate and the owners were prompt and friendly. We are already planning a return visit.
We are so glad you enjoyed the deck - it's one of our favorite parts about the house. We would love to have you back. Pam and Tim
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
security deposit will be refunded 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.