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KP's Guest House--Cozy Cottage Overlooking Upper Hamlin Lake

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Affordable lake view with public lake access across the street.

Quiet getaway overlooking Upper Hamlin Lake only minutes to Lake Michigan, downtown Ludington, and the sand dunes at the Ludington State Park. Updated one bedroom, one bath cottage with a beautiful view of the lake. This property is perfect for four people but will accommodate up to six. Original knotty pine interior adds to a classic, lake cottage experience. Enjoy a well-appointed kitchen with updated appliances. Dine outdoors on the large deck with fantastic views of the lake. The cottage offers a full bath with shower, gas and charcoal grills, private patio, fire pit, on-site parking, very close to public lake access. Amenities include high-speed internet connection with WiFi, flat screen, cable TV with DVD, MP3 player, washer/dryer, and a private yard. Linens and bath towels are included. Public access point to the lake just steps away. Public boat launch down the street. Ludington offers local shopping, gorgeous beaches and sand dunes, restaurants, lighthouses, and historical sites.

Need a boat slip or pontoon rental? Watercraft and Boat slip rentals available on Hamlin Lake. Enjoy a full weekend in Ludington--OUR SUMMER RENTAL PERIOD RUNS WEEKLY SUNDAY TO SUNDAY. June through August **seven day minimum stay required**. Less than seven day stays available prior to June and after August.

Looking for something to accommodate a larger group? Check out our other neighborhood properties:

KP's Hamlin Lake View Cottage (sleeps up to eight) -- VRBO#670222 and KP's Hilltop Hideaway #788726 (sleeps up to eight).

More Details

Kevin and Paula Palmiter
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Kevin and Paula Palmiter

We've been campers in the Ludington area for over 25 years until we finally found a little piece of heaven on upper Hamlin Lake to enjoy and share. We call Ludington our home-away-from-home!

Kevin and Paula Palmiter purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Kevin and Paula Palmiter chose Ludington

Ditch the tents! We have the perfect property for the value minded traveler. Fully stocked lake cottage with all the amenities of home. Experience the beauty of Hamlin Lake and all that Ludington has to offer without the high price! Great area to relax and reconnect with abundant outdoor activities and attractions for all ages! Take advantage of the serene lake setting away from it all but not too far from the action in downtown Ludington. Drive or boat out to Ludington State Park---one of Michigan's most popular state parks. Are you one of those work-a-holics that still need to check in at the office or get some work done while on vacation? Rest assured you'll be able to stay on top of things with the our reliable high speed internet connection. Start your own collection of fond family memories at KP's Guest House on beautiful Hamlin Lake!

What makes this cottage unique

Very reasonably priced lake view with full accommodations. Public access point located just across the street. Kayaks available. Ask for more details.


Ludington Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Basic paper supplies, hand soap and bath towels provided. Please bring your own beach towels.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • (1) Queen bed located in bedroom, (1) Queen sofa sleeper with deluxe memory foam mattress and (1) Convertible day bed converts to a king size bed or a pair of trundled twins in the living room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Wood burning fire pit with additional seating in the front yard. Kayaks are available. Inquire with the owner.


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KP's Guest House--Cozy Cottage Overlooking Upper Hamlin Lake
average rating of 4.8717947 based on 39 reviews

Clean property & cottage, beautiful view of the lake.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Kp's cottage. Quiet little neighborhood on the lake. Trees all around (got to see all the colors when we were up this past weekend) absolutely beautiful. The cabin was clean & had all essentials needed for our stay. Thank you for being wonderful hosts & for all the quick responses/emails.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kalamazoo, MI USA

Cozy getaway

  • 5 of 5

My fiancé and myself came in to visit Ludington and Manistee. Unfortunately the weather wasn't very good, but truly it didn't dampen our stay. The place is quaint and perfect for a couple. Or, a couple with a small family. It's clean and has everything you need, other than your groceries. Location is perfect and the view of Hamlin Lake is awesome. I can see coming back in the summer and enjoying Hamlin Lake and Lake Michigan. I'm glad we chose this place and would definitely recommend it to friends and families.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, spacious & comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice accommodations with great owners and beautiful area! We spent as much time as possible on the spacious deck enjoying a beautiful view of Hamlin Lake. It is a well-maintained property with comfortable furniture and plenty of space to move around. Lots of easily accessible Lake Michigan shoreline to enjoy, too, just a short drive away. I would quickly recommend this property to any friends looking for a get-away place to enjoy nature with the comforts of home. Thank you for your hospitality, Kevin and Paula!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have never been to Ludington and decided to try VRBO to find a place. We just wanted to relax, with no specific plans to eat up the weekend. Saturday was a typical Fall weather day...warm, yet chilly at times. During the day we built a fire and sat by it, as we read for hours outside.

We ate out all meals, so we didn't really use the kitchen for other than making coffee.

Water pressure was a little low for the shower, but other than was a great place to stay. Very quiet area and the water view was very nice.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Shorewood, Illinois

Just as described!

  • 4 of 5

Nice little lake house that had EVERYTHING you needed- and then some stuff you didn't even know you needed. Was wishing it had a fireplace or small wood stove because it was chilly (unseasonably so) BUT no worries- we had a fire in the fire pit at 7 in the morning and it was quite pleasant. Easy access to the lake across the street by walking through a across path but was glad the folks that had the property next to it were not home- felt like I was intruding on their privacy. But like I said- they weren't there when we stayed. Cute, very clean little cottage on the lake close to everything! They had a big book with all kinds of tourist info in it plus take out menus for pizza places. Only thing I recommend is bring your own supply of toilet paper- we had 3 rolls for 3 adults for a week. Not a big deal we just picked up some on the way back from one of our outings. This is a budget friendly lake Cottage that will surprise you on how comfortable, convient to everything while being in low key peaceful place. Highly recommend for anyone looking to experience a lake Cottage without busting your budget.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lexington, Oh

Relaxing Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed our week stay in Ludington. We really liked having the comforts of home during our week stay at KP's guest house.Kevin and Paula kept in touch to make sure we were satisfied and had everything we needed. The view of Lake Hamlin is amazing, the neighbors were very friendly, and the area is just so relaxing and quaint. Our kids loved having a fire out front. We really liked how clean the cottage was and hope to come back again soon. Thank yu Kevin and Paula for your awesome hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nordhouse dunes on Hamlin Lake are just 5 minutes away by boat. Public boat launch (Wilson Hill Park) and numerous public access points to the lake nearby.

Downtown Ludington, Stearns Park beach, North Pier Lighthouse, and the Ludington State Park are less than 15 minutes by car. Watch the Badger come in to port downtown. Pontoon, jet ski, fishing boats and slips are available for rent nearby on Hamlin Lake.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning fee $100

OUR SUMMER RENTAL PERIOD IS SUNDAY TO SUNDAY AND BEGINS June 4, 2017. Please select your calendar dates to reflect the Sunday to Sunday period when you place your reservation request.
Please contact owner for extended stay rates and availability.

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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