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Charming Cottage On The North Hill In Macatawa With Lake Michigan View-sleeps 6

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Macatawa Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Nelly's Retreat is a wonderful cottage on Macatawa Park’s North Hill with spectacular views of Lake Michigan. Macatawa Park is a charming and historical location and a perfect family destination. You are steps away from a shared beautiful private beach.

This cottage will accommodate six guests. This cottage was built into the side of a dune with a first floor kitchen and storage room that has a washer and dryer. The next level is the living room, full bath, bedroom, sitting room and half bath. On the third level there is a Master bedroom with the best view from your bed, a bath with shower, and a loft area with two twin beds. Linens are provided for your stay.

The cottage has a deck and many wrap around porches to enjoy the many different lake views from sunrise to unbelievable sunsets.

You will have guest privileges at private tennis courts with helpful tennis lessons available at a great price. Boat slips are available at Eldean Marina, a five minute walk from the cottage. The dunes are a great backdrop for long walks on the beach or hikes on nearby trails. Excellent shopping and dining are just a short drive away in downtown Holland or Saugatuck. You'll find galleries, antiques, boutiques, cafes, ice cream shops, bookstores and delicious restaurants. The Farmers Market is held on Wednesday and Saturday in downtown Holland.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Melissa Nelsen
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
October 28, 2016
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About Melissa Nelsen

We are a family of 6 who live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I grew up in Michigan and am happy to return as a 'cottage owner' with beautiful views of Lake Michigan. I have 3 girls and one boy who like to keep busy.

Melissa Nelsen purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Melissa Nelsen chose West Central

When we rented on the north hill in 2008 we had such an enjoyable time and felt the area was so unique we began to keep our eyes open for available real estate. It has the perfect mixture of 'getting away from it all' yet being close to fun spots to dine out and not being completely secluded. We loved the tennis courts and the lessons at a great price our kids could receive. The dunes are a challenge to climb and there are always fun and interesting people to meet from all parts of the world.

What makes this cottage unique

the views from so many spots on this property and the location to the beach


1 traveler review

Charming Cottage On The North Hill In Macatawa With Lake Michigan View-sleeps 6
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Wonderful family escape!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at the cottage last July for a week. We loved the location, the views were terrific! We were at the beach everyday, very relaxing and not crowded. The location is wonderful; you can rent bikes and take paddle board lessons nearby. The town of Holland was very inviting. The weekly farmer's market is a "must-visit." Everyone was very friendly. We found many enjoyable restaurants/activites on Trip Advisor near this location. We have recommended this to many friends.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Grand Rapids
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Black Sheep
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Car: recommended

Cottage community on Lake Michigan, beautiful views, beach, hiking, tennis, and tennis instruction.


Rates & Availability

Macatawa Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2016
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 1 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

50% down when holding date and balance due 4 weeks prior to arrival. Pay by check.

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Macatawa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Shower with a view to Lake Mac and Lake Michigan
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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