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Macatawa Park - No Longer Available through VRBO

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

It is with great sadness that I will no longer be renting our cottage thru VRBO. When the company who bought out VRBO decided to change from a listing site to a booking site, and started making changes that affect MY cottage, it became obvious that I could no longer do business with this company. I will only book our cottage through a private website going forward. If you search for The Recess in Macatawa, you may find it once the site goes live

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
January 4, 2017

About Kyle

I have enjoyed listing with VRBO in the past. I have the best guests who return every year. Unfortunately, I refuse to list with a booking site, which VRBO has now become. Sad

Kyle purchased this cottage in 1961


5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Macatawa Park - No Longer Available through VRBO
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Niles, Michigan, USA

Little Piece of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect place to get away from it all. Very private-I never saw or heard a neighbor. I stayed with my daughter, son-in-law and two grandkids for a fun filled, relaxing week. There was enough room for all of us to have a private bedroom, which were decorated in mid-century furnishings and details. The bathroom has a claw foot tub, sink and medicine cabinet, again original mid-century. The owner has worked magic in making the smaller spaces feel comfortably spacious and still retaining the feel of the original beach house. It goes without saying, the beach and lake are breathtaking. The entire family enjoyed playing in the lake daily, utilizing the beach toys, chairs, beach umbrella, towels and sun screen provided by the owner. We grilled out on the huge new gas grill, washed beach towels and swim suits in the new commercial size washer and dryer and relaxed with the books, games and cable TV thoughtfully proved by the owner. We walked the beach to the light house, which was just a short walk away. One caveat-if you struggle with stairs, be aware the walk from the parking space to the house requires a number of steps, as does the access to the beach and the upstairs of the house. There is a bed and half bath on the main floor of the house to avoid stairs, and a grassy area above the beach to sit and enjoy the view of the lake without descending stairs to the beach. This was the best vacation ever!!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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By far the best spot on the beach

  • 5 of 5

This beach house is was everything we could have wished for and more. The owner is very friendly and supplies you with a lot of small things within the house so you don't have to worry about packing so much of the little things. There are also a bunch of fun beach accessories we used just about everyday that were a wonderful bonus, the paddle board, kayak, giant float, and super comfortable tommy bahama beach chairs were the best! The house is set apart from the rest on the beach in that it is very private and you literally walk your path over the small dune and you are in the lake. You can't see any of the neighbors from the beach patio, and he has a great sound system set up so that you can relax to your music and enjoy a fire pit while down there. There is a view of the lake from every bedroom upstairs, no one cared which room they got because they were all comfortable and had their own unique view. We had family and friends that were staying in other cottages in Macatawa Park and it was very convenient to walk the beach to get to those cottages. My nephews were big fans of the Wii game console and board games in the living room to use on the one rainy day we had. Even in the rain this is an amazing cottage because of the huge front windows that let you watch a storm roll through. We really couldn't have had a better time staying at this cottage for the week, the memories we will recall forever, and are already looking forward to returning next summer!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Rapids, MI, USA

A little piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

Great place for family vacation with children of all ages. If you like to be active, just relax, or a bit of both this is the cottage for you. Everything you need is provided. You literally only need clothing and food. It is an older cottage with much character. The location is very private with amazing views of Lake Michigan, beautiful sunsets! Great place to relax and have fun. The owner is very hospitable and easy to work with. Lastly, we found it to be very clean!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, location, location

  • 5 of 5

This lovely cottage is in a location that cannot be surpassed. It is right on the beach and I mean right on the beach. You walk outside and there you are on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan. My husband and I are beach people so we loved it and spent almost every afternoon on the beach and in the lake. We also enjoyed exploring Holland, Saugatuck and Grand Haven. There are plenty of restaurants in Holland although they do get crowded if you stay on the beach until evening and then try to go out as we did. There is a great little grocery store nearby with a wonderful butcher so we cooked out alot. The owner provides lots of recreational "toys" for your use and plenty of beach chairs.

If you like the beach and the lake I would highly recommend this cottage.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location! Lots of charm!

  • 5 of 5

For a house that is directly on the beach with wonderful views and a convenient location to several towns and cities, it is perfect. This is a well kept and quaint home with many original features in a wonderful location. It has plenty of room for a family and is well-equipped. But If you are looking for brand new, up to date remodeled vacation home, this is not what you would be happy with. I would say it would not necessarily be a relaxing place for small children. We are a family of all adults so it was great for us.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Great restaurants, beer and wine selections, coffee shops, antique & art shops, and many other fun things.


Rates & Availability

Macatawa Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage/Security Deposit $500

100% Refund if reservation is cancelled at least 60 days in advance
50% Refund if reservation is cancelled at least 30 days in advance
VRBO won't let me show it correctly, so to be clear - All TAX IS INCLUDED IN MY RATES!!!!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Macatawa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Bathroom 1 is on upper floor with bedrooms Bathroom 2 is a half-bath with sink and toilet located near kitchen
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Lake front view, Lighthouse view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Lake front view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , This room has a private porch and inwall air-conditionor
  • There are 4 bedrooms. Three bedrooms have brand new Euro/pillow top queen beds with all new bedding. Fourth room has a full-size bed. There is also a day-bed in the office on the main level.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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