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Waterfront Lake Michigan Cottage

Bedrooms 6
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Panoramic views and huge private beach. Large open floor plan with vaulted ceiling and large deck on the lake side to enjoy the views, hang out, or have dinner. Fire pit area with chairs and lighted steps to the beach. Additional beach level deck with table for picnic lunches. This cottage is designed for families! It comfortably sleeps 16. It has a full kitchen, indoor dining for 17, a spacious outdoor eating area, two full bath rooms, and lots of space to hang out inside.

Halfway between Silver Lake and Whitehall/Montague makes it a short drive to all sorts of activities from golf or horseback riding to dining and amusements parks.

More Details

Fritz Gearhart
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017


New Era 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: 16
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 17 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 bunk bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
There is a $200 fee to clean the home when you are done, so you don't have to!


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Waterfront Lake Michigan Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Pure Michigan at its best!

  • 5 of 5

When our family members began to arrive from Oregon, California, Virginia and various locations in Michigan, the response from the adults and the children was basically, "this place is gorgeous!". That evening, we had a rehearsal beach party with a bonfire and felt as if we had the entire coastline to ourselves in both directions. We went on to celebrate my daughter's wedding on the beach the next day and enjoy a sit-down reception dinner on the spacious decks overlooking Lake Michigan in the evening. People asked over and over "How did you find such a beautiful spot? It is just perfect! " For the remainder of the week, my immediate family thoroughly enjoyed ourselves: inside around the jig-saw puzzles at a table in the living room; sharing lunches on the deck or on the lawn(where there was always a spot to suit one's fancy, full-sunshine or full shade and everything in-between); and best of all, time on the beach to frolic in the water or to just relax. Much of the time, it felt as if we were on a deserted island with miles of lake stretching out to the horizon and towering sand dune bluffs behind us. We felt truly blessed to be in such a special place. All of the adults agreed: There just aren't many places in the world to compare with the beauty and the solitude of this spot.

In addition, different family members made time to: golf at two near-by courses, rent Jeep Wranglers at Silver Lake Dunes, go horse-back riding, to visit an outstanding petting zoo, and the big outing of the week, go to Michigan Adventure for the day.

In addition, we found the owner, Mr. Fritz Gearhart, to be pleasant and helpful, esp. in regard to getting the outside area prepared for the wedding and reception to follow.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Lake Michigan retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our family and friends enjoyed a week long stay in August at this lakefront cottage in Rothbury. The 6 bedrooms - while each a bit small - gave us plenty of sleeping space for three couples, one single adult and three children. The common space, both inside and outside, is immense and well furnished.

The most amazing element of this home is it's location. The cottage is set back a ways from the main road and once down the wooded driveway, it offers an oasis of solitude and privacy. The views of Lake Michigan from the house and the backyard are spectacular. There is a very long (but extremely well maintained) staircase down to the shore. Once at the lake level, there is a short path through interdunal wetlands and wildflowers to the beach. The beach is very private and offers beautiful sand and shallow swimming (at least when the lake temperature warms up).

The location is also very accessible to lots of other fun Michigan activities: Michigan's Adventure is a short drive, as is the world-class Silver Lake recreation area. The quaint towns of Pentwater and Ludington are just a bit further up the lakeshore.

I strongly recommend this cottage if you are looking for a lakefront location that will sleep a large number of guests.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Muskegon, MI
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Stony Lake Inn
Nearest Golf
4.8 Miles
Benona Shores Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Stony Lake Inn
Nearest Beach
Right in front of you :)

Our water-front cottage is located halfway between Silver Lake and Whitehall/Montague. Silver Lake offers the famous Mac Woods Dune Rides and lots of family fun activities like go carts, miniature golf and dining options. Whitehall has its antique shops and boutiques, additional dining options as well as White Lake's marinas for fishing or boating and canoeing and kayaking options on the White River.

There is a convenience store just down the road and grocery shopping is within a fifteen minute drive. Also nearby are several wineries within a short driving distance as well as Michigan's Adventure Amusement and Water Parks.

You can also visit Little Sable lighthouse and other public Lake Michigan beaches and parks. The Hart Montague bike trail is nearby and as well as the Double JJ Ranch and Golf Resort.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning, laundry, trash $200

Until confirmed rates subject to change without notice.

$1500 deposit and signed agreement required to secure rental.

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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