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Best Front Porch In Macatawa Park - Private Lake Michigan Beach (SUPs & Kayak)

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. We replaced the windows in early 2018, along with a new furnace and central air (additional charge for A/C usage.)

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.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018


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
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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)
  • All bedrooms are on the 2nd Floor 2 Pack and Plays Available
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • 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 (SUPs & Kayak)
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 24 reviews
Franklin TN

Cozy, Old style beach cottage~HOME (not house)

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to our beach retreat at The Kirkland Cottage. The property is the perfect place for our cousin reunion that we started two years ago. Shane is the perfect host and is ALWAYS available for questions and help when needed. HE IS THE PERFECT VRBO owner. I have stayed at properties all over the world and HE is one of the most responsive owners I have met in all my journeys. The property is clean and well supplied with everything you could need. The kitchen has everything that you may need to make wonderful meals and is easy to work in. The new windows this year work SO well and the new dining table seats everyone for meals (and crafts!) THE VIEWS are amazing and it is the perfect location to enjoy the beach from the sand, the front porch or even the master bedroom! We have loved our stay here each year. Stories told, laughter, and tears shared by cousins ranging in age from 53 to 75! What a special place this is! Hope to return again and again! IT has become HOME to our very souls!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review, and for being such a wonderful renter! See you next year!
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Chicago, IL


  • 5 of 5

Very last minute stay for my son and I. House is clean and updated, beach is GREAT and right out the front door, all neighbors are friendly, and the owner is communicative, friendly, and helpful. We will be checking the calendar for another stay as soon as possible. Thanks much!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for the last minute stay! Glad it worked out. Hope to have you back in the future!
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Awesome House and Owner

  • 5 of 5

We rented Shane's house for our wedding weekend in Macatawa and it was beautiful. The location is fabulous and the beach is right at your front door. Shane was very cool and accommodating about multiple cars shifting in and out from the makeup artist and hair stylist. We were even able to bring our dog who loved her time at the beach. I would highly recommend this house to anyone looking a wonderful weekend at the beach.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home for a fall trip to Holland

  • 5 of 5

Being able to walk off the front porch and onto the beach was convenient for our family (we had an infant, toddler and dog) as well as grandparents. You can see Big Red from the front bedrooms and the living room. The house was well maintained and clean. Shane was very quick to reply to messages and was helpful with directions. Parking was a minor issue, but Shane was responsive to that as well.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lived up to the name "Best Front Porch in Macatawa"

  • 5 of 5

I rented this house with a group of friends (8 adults) for a long weekend in mid-September. The view is absolutely fantastic, the front porch is wonderful (shaded by the tree's, so it doesn't get too hot in the afternoon), the walk to the big Red Lighthouse is easy and short, the rooms were nice sized. We were a bit concerned with 8 adults and only 1 shower, but it all worked out perfectly. The available beach items (chairs, boards, umbrella, toys) were a great touch. The 8-person dining table was fantastic for all of us to eat together. Would love to come back again.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beach Front Cottage.

  • 5 of 5

This is the classic Lake Michigan cottage. It has all the expected charm and old finishings consistent with what I remember from my childhood stays in Holland along with nice clean updates in the kitchen and family room to make it feel like home. There probably is not a better location. It sits directly on the beach nestled into the front of several rows of cottages. The owners are very conscientious and are committed to being sure you enjoy your stay and your needs are met. We will likely stay at Kirkwood cottage again in a few years.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Pet Fee $150
Refundable 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.
Central A/C unit requires a $25/Day charge for usage.

Thank you!

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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