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Best Front Porch In Macatawa Park - Private Lake Michigan Beach

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

On a Private Beach of Lake Michigan by the Historic "Big Red" Lighthouse.

Our Lake Michigan beach front home is located in the historic Macatawa Park neighborhood. The beach is just steps away from the front porch... an incredible view of the sunset!

Originally built in 1924, this home was nicely renovated in 2010. The update included many modern amenities, such as Viking Professional appliances in the kitchen.

This home is located in a private, gated community of turn of the century cottages and new luxury homes. There is really no place like it!!

Originally called the Chicago Cottage, we have renamed it Kirkwood Cottage. It is our home away from home! Come see the best Macatawa has to offer.

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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2017


Holland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • 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 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , 1/2 bath off the laundry room
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 child bed , Toddler Bed (No Closet)
  • 2 Pack and Plays Available
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
The Front Porch has one of the best views in Macatawa and is the perfect spot for evening people watching and sunset viewing. The beach is never crowded, there is lots of room to roam. You can walk the beach for miles to the south - all the way to Sautatuck.


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Best Front Porch In Macatawa Park - Private Lake Michigan Beach
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews

Lake House on the Beach

  • 5 of 5

Really nice location on the Beach. Nice front porch for morning coffee and cocktails at Sunset 🌅. Newly remodeled kitchen. The owner Shane was always responsive and available to help if you needed anything.

Very nice place to vacation! We will return next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a location

  • 5 of 5

Shane does a great job of making you feel welcome in his home. You will not find a better location for a beach vacation with your family. House is updated while keeping some of its historical charm.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Franklin TN

Cousins of every age LOVED this property at the beach!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this property for our cousin reunion. The beach property is a classic home that welcomes its guests from the moment you walk up the front steps and walk onto the porch! The beach is steps from your front door! Each bedroom offers great private space to get away. Main level and porch great for visiting. Kitchen is well supplied and so fun for all of us to cook in! Waking up in bedroom number one with the views of Big Red! Amazing! But the best part of staying at this location is working with the owner. I have stayed at VRBO locations around the world. Shane ranks at the top of the list! Always available for questions-even sending us a blender on the spot! Absolutely LOVED this property. We felt at home in this place. It offered us a great place to laugh, cry and tell stories and renew family relations and all the while enjoy the beach and everything this place had to offer. Come and enjoy-you will not regret renting this property!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Terrific Cottage on the Lake

  • 5 of 5

I rented the "Best Front Porch" cottage on the walk and thought the entire cottage, not just the porch, was the best in Macatawa. The rooms are lovely and light, lots of windows and very comfortable furnishings. The kitchen is the best! And we had all the amenities of home, with the addition of lake front views and "Big Red" Lighthouse.

Shane was very helpful and accommodating, promptly responding whenever we had a question.

My cousins joined me for the annual Holland Tulip Festival and we were fortunate to have good weather. We had all spent summers at Macatawa growing up, and the return visit was a wonderful walk down memory lane.

The peninsula is a very special place, and the cottage is a special home away from home.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views; less comfortable home

  • 2 of 5

The home, "Chicago" is located on a beautiful beach, and nestled in a picturesque community of cottages, and enjoys awesome views of the lake and the famous "big red" lighthouse. Unfortunately, the home is not furnished comfortably. One lakefront bedroom, with the twin beds, had spring coils under the mattress that was very uncomfortable to sleep on. (I ended up placing the mattress on the floor...). The fireplace did not work (despite the fact that the evenings were quite cool and would have been used. A mouse ran across the kitchen floor in the afternoon, suggesting that the house is not necessarily cleaned as well or frequently as optimal. I would not rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Timothy. I am sorry to hear that your stay was less than perfect! All of our guests have my personal cell and email, when unexpected issues arise. Regarding the fireplace, a quick call to let me know could have fixed the issue. The fireplace works well, but the gas may not have been turned on. I have a handyman on call, available to come by for any issues our guests have. As for the mouse, we have never had an issue in the summer. We could have had pest control there quickly, if I would have known.
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Pure Michigan!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend at a wonderful cottage. We are now spoiled because this was the best place we had ever stayed!

Perfect for 6 adults and 3 young children. We used the beach daily. We used the barbecue nightly. We read books and played games and worked puzzles. (I need to find the "Big Red" to give as Christmas presents!) We will be back!

Ann (Chicago)

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6.7 Miles
Tulip City (Regional) or Grand Rapids (41 miles)
Nearest Barpub
1.9 Miles
Black Sheep Baa & Grill
Nearest Ferry
42 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Clearbrook, Ravines, West Shore, Laketown
Nearest Train
7.2 Miles
Amtrack Station, Holland, MI
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
US-31 & I96
Nearest Restaurant
5.4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Michigan


Rates & Availability

Holland Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Spring 2018
Apr 28 2018 - May 26 2018
3 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2018
May 27 2018 - Jun 8 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 9 2018 - Sep 1 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 2 2018 - Sep 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Pet Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

Please note, no smoking of any kind in the house or on the porch.
Also, no smoking fragrances or electronic cigarettes of any kind in the house.
Pets will be considered. $150 Pet Fee applied.

Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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