Lake Views, Nestled Among Towering Oaks-Wood Burning Fireplace-Cathedral Ceiling
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Enjoy views of Lake Michigan. The cottage is nestled among towering oak trees. Michigan cottages have names and this one is naturally called MidOaks.
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.
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 this is.
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.
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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Member since: 2011
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
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
- Queen Bed (1) Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- Recently updated
- Audio Tape Player
- Books For Adults
- Books For Kids
- CD Player
- Games For Kids
- Music Library:
- Away From It All
- Autumn Foliage
- Coin Laundry
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Activities Guide
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer:
- Gas Heating
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Mobile Phone:
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking On Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet
- Wood Fireplace:
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Umbrellas
- Child's Swing
- Deck / Patio:
- Large Cooler
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Entertainment Area
- Outdoor Grill
- Ski & Snowboard:
- Small Cooler
- Walkway To Water
- Water Sports Gear:
- Wood Deck
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 24 - Sep 5, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Tax Rate 11%
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.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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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.
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.
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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
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
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 sometimes
Beach is only a 5 minute walk. See video link on dune sanctuary that was saved
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
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
Wander the secluded forest path to tennis courts and 100 yr old Mouth Cemetery
Gather with friends & family in living room w cathedral ceiling & antique quilts
Sit by the roaring fire in the winter & read a book or listen to one of 100 cds
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
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
Bedroom on lake side with queen bed
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
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
Having too much fun at the beach!
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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