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Serene, spectacular Lake Michigan view from deck and cottage, 38 steps to beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 3 bath, Lake Michigan year round cottage

Hardwood floors in bed rooms. New carpet in living area, brick fireplace. New (2012) furnace and air conditioning, internet, tv, trash service.King bed in master with bathroom & Lake Michigan view, bedrooms 2 & 3 each have 2 single beds and a trundle bed with attached bathroom, one with tub, one with shower. 6 dining room chairs , 4 kitchen bar stools & counter. microwave, stove, oven, refrigerator,dishes, utensils, coffee maker. washer & dryer, finished walk out basement, deck furniture on 12 by 30 deck overlooking lake. Three season porch looks out at Lake Michigan and has comfortable bamboo loveseat and chairs with cushions. Grass front lawn overlooking lake. Picnic table and camp fire area on beach, books, board games. Linens, towels, cleaning products provided

Property Manager
Sarah Hoag
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

About Sarah Hoag

A beloved, one of a kind Lake Micihgan cottage that has been in the same family for over 70 years, with updated amenites

Sarah Hoag purchased this cottage in 1966

Why Sarah Hoag chose West Olive

Passed down for generations and held close to our hearts. Seeing it you will fall in love with it and the one of a kind site. Travelers from all over have told us the view is unmatched.

What makes this cottage unique

the most magnificent Lake Michigan view imaginable, enjoyed from both the porch, living room, and master bedroom; family friendly, easy beach access,only 38 steps down. Cottage is out on a dune promontory. It commands a unique private, panoramic view due to its proximity to the lake, much closer than surrounding homes due to it's being grandfathered in, originally built before dune set back laws went in effect. It makes the most of the view with an 18' deck outlook for sunsets, just 20 ft from the sliding door, and a grassy lawn


West Olive Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
  • large master overlooking Lake Michigan, each bedroom has an attached bathroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Serene, spectacular Lake Michigan view from deck and cottage, 38 steps to beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

That View!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a relaxing getaway with an amazing view, this is the place! I was there for a girls weekend with friends from out of state and we all LOVED it. The owner was wonderful to work with! Beds were very comfortable, the house was equipped with everything we needed, and, did I mention the view?

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, classic home. Location was outstanding! Stairs were perfect! Owners were a delight to work with! Beach was beautiful and unique, every single day!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Priceless View

  • 5 of 5

My family and I LOVED this charming older cottage situated on a bluff over looking Lake Michigan! We spent a great deal of our time sitting on the tree covered deck in front of the cottage watching the waves crash on the shore as well as marveling at many beautiful sunsets. There is a clean private beach in front of the cottage at the bottom of 38 stairs that we enjoyed taking walks down, swimming in the lake and just "chilling" on the adirondack chairs on the shoreline. The cottage has a bank of windows on two sides from which you can see Lake Michigan at all times. We appreciated that the bedrooms each had their own bathrooms. The cottage is clean and has that cottage feel you want when you take a vacation. I would definitely recommend this cottage to my family and friends. It has a million dollar view of the lake!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

ideally located between Holland and Grand Haven, with easy access to both, in an area of cottage owners, with acreage and a wooded entrance, with a 100 ft wide private beach and dunes.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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