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August 25 to 29 avail. Lake views, cathedral ceiling, nestled among giant oaks

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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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More Details

Pam Prosch
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This little cottage in the woods was amazing. It was well kept, clean,

thoroughly furnished and even had little extras. i.e. tin full of

hershey kisses, pantry with spices and herbs, games and outdoor

equipment for entertainment.

You were very kind and helpful. You were very willing to answer any

questions we had. Even the questions you had already answered in an

email you had sent days before I didn't read until half way through

our weekend. Sorry :)

I would and already have recommended this cottage to friends and family.

Thanks so much Pam and Tim for sharing your little piece of heaven

with us! We plan to be back again sometime.

> Tina

Aug 2012
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Montague Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Since we are in the middle of the woods, we don't have a fire pit. But you can build fires on the beach and we have wood for you to start it.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • River ...
  • Town ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Recently updated
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Queen Bed (1) Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
Large grassy front yard perfect for croquet or other games with kids, separate horseshoe pit, small swing set, hammock


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August 25 to 29 avail. Lake views, cathedral ceiling, nestled among giant oaks
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 39 reviews

Fantastic place!

  • 5 of 5

This is hands down one of the nicest places I’ve stayed—the house is adorable, the location quiet and beautiful and the owners incredibly friendly. It was a wonderful place to be quiet for a few days and enjoy the Lake. Will definitely be back. —sara

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sara, Hopefully you were able to get some writing done. May is a great month for a peaceful get away. Best, Pam and Tim
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Pasadena, California


  • 5 of 5

Perfect Lake Michigan cottage with short walk to beautiful beach. Excellent sunset views from cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

Perfect Cabin Experience!

  • 5 of 5

A great place to get away and get back to basics. The back deck and indoor dining area were the highlights for me. The lake view is beautiful and the canopy of trees keeps everything a little cooler. The old Channel inn restaurant is great for food and drinks. We also enjoyed pub111 in Whitehall-Excellent food! Kayaking, tubing, and swimming at the beach by the old channel inn was amazing every day. The cabin has all the basic necessities and was very charming. We will definitely come back some day. Thanks Pam and Tim!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Keith, we're so happy you enjoyed it. We appreciate all your help. Fall, winter and summer are all great in MidOaks. Hope to see you back. Pam
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Great Lakes, Great Times!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was perfect for our 26th (and 25th last year) family vacation on Lake Michigan. The location is ideal - a very short walk to an amazing lake and a great restaurant, an easy walk to the action at the pier (including spectacular sunsets). The cottage itself is immaculate, well maintained, and fully stocked for whatever we wanted. The owners are responsive and welcoming. Thank you for a great, great vacation spot!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed another vacation here. Will we see you again now that you built you own house? We enjoy watching it being built every time we go buy it.
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Lovely, comfortable cottage with access to a beautiful Lake Michigan beach

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth stay at MidOaks and we hated to leave. It is a lovely, clean, spacious cottage with a well-stocked kitchen (we appreciate the dishwasher). Pam provides lots of helpful information about the surrounding community. The beach is absolutely beautiful. I heartily recommend MidOaks.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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East Lansing, Mihcigan

Love Mid Oaks!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stay at Mid Oajs every summer, and my husband and I got married in the front yard there in October 2016! Needless to say, we love the cottage - the beaches nearby are great, the house is very roomy and comfortable, and the people in Montague and Whitehall are lovely. Looking forward to being back again next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Old Channel Inn
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Old Channel Trail Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Old Channel Inn
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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