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Large Family-friendly Cottage

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

6 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, With A Short Walk To Lake Michigan

This turn of the century cottage, located on historic Ottawa Beach, has a view of Lake Macatawa and is a ten minute walk to the beach on Lake Michigan.

There is ample room for large family or multi family gatherings. The wrap around porch has a porch swing, several seating areas, a ping pong table and a dining area which comfortably seats 25+.

The interior also has a variety of spaces for large and more intimate gatherings: a dining room- a great place for ongoing games of RISK, scrabble, or jigsaw puzzles, a 'parlor' with french doors for privacy and four daybeds for extra sleeping, and a front room with several seating areas.

There are six bedrooms, five with double beds and one bunk room with beds for seven.

Down the hill is the quaint General Store for ice cream cones and sundries. Visit one of the many area fruit farms or parks and paths to hike, bike, and play. Water sports and bike rentals are nearby for easy access. Fish off the docks on Lake Macatawa, off the pier in Lake Michigan, or charter a boat for a day-long adventure. In downtown Holland enjoy art, unique shopping, and great dining experiences.

We rent weekly, Friday-Friday in peak season, but provide flexible scheduling in off season. The cottage is not heated, so it is not available for winter use.

More Details

Nort Fogel
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About Nort Fogel

Our cottage has been part of the Fogel family for four generations. It continues to be a gathering place for annual family reunions numbering 28 and growing! Our families are scattered from coast-to-coast, but we always return to sit on the porch swing, cavort in the lake, play football on the beach, and walk to sunset.

Nort Fogel purchased this cottage in 1919

Why Nort Fogel chose Holland

'The Cottage' was bought by the family in 1919 because of its proximity to Grand Rapids where the family was originally based.


Ottawa Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 25 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single , 3 bunk bed
    living room - 4 sleep sofa /futon
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Large Family-friendly Cottage
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews

The property was very cool!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time and are already planning our trip back to Holland!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay. Come again!
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Glenview, IL

Exactly as described or better.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you very much for the trip to Holland, Michigan. This is a great location and the house was perfect for our group. We have other large family gatherings planned and hope to be able to schedule another trip. The house was at least as good as the description. Thanks again.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lisa. We look forward to having you stay at our cottage again in the future.
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Great location for large family gathering!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at the cottage. It had ample parking for our whole family and the beach was an easy walk away. Location! Location! Location!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family vacation / wedding

  • 4 of 5

We have spent 10 days at the house with different family members. We really enjoyed staying there. The house is big enough for a large group of people. During the week we had a rehearsal dinner (BBQ) for over 40 people, and the porch had enough space to handle.

The house had 2 large Weber BBQ and 1 Gas BBQ.

The house could be cleaner. The location is just perfect, close to the beach and near the harbor.

We missed the wireless connection and had to buy one.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tulsa, Ok.

Ottawa Beach family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the lake house. I brought my 4 children and several grandchildren to Holland for the first time. My grandson asked if we could do it next year. The house was so big we never felt like there were approx 20 people. One granddaughter loved soaking in the old fashioned tub! We cooked every meal and ate together as a family on the large porch. I appreciated that there were beach toys and chairs in the basement for us to take to the beach everyday. It was also great having a washer and dryer. Thanks for letting us make a wonderful family memory at your home in Holland Michigan.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oklahoma, Kansas, Maine, California, Missouri, D.C

Great family vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

Four siblings and their children converged upon Holland, Michigan for a family vacation in June. None of us had stayed in Michigan before, and did not know what to expect. This house made the vacation a very happy, memorable one. The house is large with plenty of room for everyone. There are lots of spots to hang out in groups, and room for us all to eat together during meals. The windows are new, allowing for lots of lake breezes to flow through the house. Holland has so much to see and do, but our favorite was beach time every day. The beach is only a short walk down a clean, level walkway/boardwalk. The owners are available for any questions you have. Loved it and highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Ottawa Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 23 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Post Season
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 2 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Linens/Towel(<1 wk) $150
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Cottage is not heated and does not have AC. Fans are provided for each beddroom. For rentals of less than a week, there is charge for linens and towels of $20/person.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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