About the property
- Cottage1000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Shoreside Cabin have been the escape destination on Lake Michigan for generations. Located away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, this is where everyone can enjoy the quiet respite found on the private beach just steps outside your cottage. Enjoy your morning coffee or a beverage after dinner watching the waves roll in and you will experience the magic of a sunset over Lake Michigan like never before!
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 18, 2018
Why Carol Harrington chose Ganges
Our Story.... begins every spring with the first of the guests that arrive after a seemingly long and gray winter season. We have always eagerly awaited the arrival of the families; some with children that can not wait to kick off shoes and run down the beach. There are the folks with the children being full grown and will enjoy a day or several - with them and the grandchildren, to enjoy the calming sound of Lake Michigan waves or the comfort of the country air to breathe. Certainly the wonderful friends that have returned year after year.
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Staying here was indeed a blast from my past! Such fun to be there and just take time to unwind and rest. We were there for a family reunion, having rented 5 cottages in the area. All my family said they liked our cottage the best. Just to be out on the patio for coffee and then later for wine and cheese...made it so relaxing. The expansive view of the Lake was incredible! Listening to the waves from our bed, made us think we had died and gone to heaven.
The cottage was well equipped, and if there was anything we needed,
Will the care taker, was there to correct it.
Carol and Will went out of their way to have the cottage ready a bit early because we had traveled from the West Coast.
Truly there is NOT anything bad to say about the cottage except that our vacation there went way too fast!
We had stayed at the cottage many years ago when we lived in Illinois, and it made our hearts happy to be able to do it again!
Thank you Carol and Will for making our stay at Shoreline Cottage such a delightful time...now that we are back in California...we have great memories of Summer 2017....and look forward to returning next summer 2018!
The setting and view can't be beat!
The house is a bit rough around the edges but the amazing setting, breathtaking views, lovely private beach and incredibly nice owners with their fabulous dog Daisy make it five stars. It's really an incredible location. Never seen anything like it. And the owners couldn't be nicer or more laid back. There's a second less rustic cabin on the property which we have also stayed at and is lovely. We plan to come back here every year. Thanks Harrington's!
We absolutely had a wonderful stay on this property. The house is quaint and comfortable, and allowed us to bring our dogs (major plus). The owners and Will were friendly and there for any questions you had. The view was by far one of the best of Lake Michigan with no obstructions- leading to first class sunsets. Close to town, but secluded to make you really relax. Will be there again!
Superb Location for Dogs :)
Right on the lake, a large and gorgeous property with a wide and ideal view of Lake Michigan. Amazing sunsets! Private path to the beach. Great fire pit- wood provided. The house is a classic cottage. Clean, comfortable. Everything worked fine. Well-equipped kitchen. If you are used to being pampered or need modern lodging, this cottage is probably not for you. We had 3 big dogs with us and they slept in the large screen porch - perfect. We will go back. Good value. Carol and Will were super nice.
View is excellent
We enjoyed our stay. The cabin is perfect for a get away but close to resturants and shopping. The view is amazing and being able to have the dog along for the trip was the deal maker for us. This is a rustic house but the ammeties are sufficient for cooking in, grilling and lounging if it rains. We will be back!
Wonderful, perfect, peaceful!
5 acres of beautiful green grass surrounded by trees and breathtaking views of Lake Michigan! Four houses sit on this property; the owners, the property manager, the cabin and cottage vacation rentals. All are spread out at the maximum distance between. On the property there are several picnic tables, a gazebo and swings. Both vacation rentals have their own fire pits, outdoor grills and seating area. There is one path down to the beach which is a steep wide slope. Although the path is doable going down, except where the dirt meets the sand can be a little tricky, it is a climb to get back up—making you think twice about your journey down. Adding hand rails and somewhere for your feet to land while trying not to slip would do wonders here! I do feel the property manager could give the beach a little more attention, to make it more inviting for the quest. Maybe adding chairs, a fire pit and making sure the beach stays free of debris.
The cottage is charming and roomy with a large kitchen that opens up to the living and dining area surrounded by large windows that you can’t resist opening. The bedrooms are cozy, relaxing and best of all clean! No bugs, stains or smells and super clean bedding, which goes a long way with me! However, the bathroom, I feel, could have used a little more attention. I realize since this is surrounded by trees there will be some bugs, especially since we were there in the spring, so I kept this in mind when the lady bugs out numbered us. I was grateful they kept to the bathroom! There were also spider webs in the corners and the tub needs to be replaced—but keep in mind these are all my personal issues as I have a “thing” about bathrooms and my standard of cleanliness in this area. The potty and sink are perfectly fine and I am sure the bathtub for many would be as well! To say this is a dog friendly environment is an understatement! We were told right away our dog did not need to stay leash and no need to follow behind picking up her messes where needed. Sweet dog Daisy is very laid back and tolerant. The beach is also dog friendly, with lots of beach front to run and play. Sticks can be easily found to chase in the waves! Cranes Apple Orchard, 4 miles down the road, is a perfect stop for dessert! The Lyons Market is another great stop to get fresh produce for your meals. Lots of roadside antique shops. We enjoyed horseback riding in Allegan and the Dunes Ride in Saugatuck. Overall I do encourage you to stay here!