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Enjoy Pigeon Lake Views AND Michigan Beach!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights

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Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
nights

About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bath cottage overlooking Lake Michigan

This cottage is completely renovated and updated with all the amenities, including air conditioning. Not that you'll spend a lot of time inside with such easy access to the expansive, sugar-sand beach!

Our beach right-of-way, right outside our front door, is flat (no bluff or stairs). No need to carry chairs with you- adirondack chairs await for you there.

We have a second beach right out our door on Pigeon Lake. We call it the 'baby beach.' It's small, there are little or no waves, and there's even a baby swing. Your kids will make castles all day if you let them, and you can enjoy watching the boats come in and out of the channel.

The master bedroom is downstairs with a full bath.

A spiral staircase takes you to the main living area with a flat screen TV, kitchen with island, dining room table, and sofa and chairs. From this room you can see Lake Michigan and Pigeon Lake. Want even better views? Take the spiral staircase up another level to a lookout.; it's a great place to drink your morning coffee.

Just off the main living area is another full bath and a bedroom with bunk beds. The lower bunk is a full size bed. The upper bunk is a twin.

Want to take a walk? Literally out the front door is a half-mile boardwalk that takes you along Pigeon Lake and out a ways into Lake Michigan. Continue on the road past end of the boardwalk, hang a left when you get to the main road, and you'll find yourself back where you started - a 2 mile loop.

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Owner
Rob & Mary Anderson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
40%
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2016

About Rob & Mary Anderson

We each (separately) grew up on the lake. When Rob's father passed away, we used some of the inheritance to invest in a cottage for our children to grow up with summers on the lake as well.

Rob & Mary Anderson purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Rob & Mary Anderson chose West Central

This property has lake views, sits on the corner of Lake Michigan and Pigeon Lake (giving us both the small lake and big lake vibe), has no steps to the beach, and has uninterrupted beach (unlike some property that has barriers every 100 yards marking off the property).

What makes this cottage unique

We love our beach. We love that the cottage is halfway between Grand Haven and Holland, so if we want the 'boutique' feel of a small town or if we need to pick up something from a bigger city store, we have access to both.

Reviews

5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Enjoy Pigeon Lake Views AND Michigan Beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
5

Sweet serenity

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for relaxation, this waterfront home is a perfect fit for you. As we drove into this small, charming community that first day we felt a peaceful serenity and warm welcome. We had come to enjoy Lake Michigan and visit lighthouses in the area and were thrilled that this house had a circular staircase with a gorgeous view from the top. The owners were always available to us, the home was beautifully furnished and well maintained. We loved every minute of our stay here. It is perfect for a couple or a family who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rockton, IL, USA
5

Relaxing, family get-a-way on the lake

  • 5 of 5

It was just the get-a-way I was wanting for my family. We wanted to slow down and enjoy time together to relax and experience the surroundings of the lake and nearby communities. While we spent family time on the beach playing in the sand, kicking around the soccer ball, and making s'mores, we also took in activities in nearby Holland and Grand Haven. We spent an afternoon at The Dutch Village in Holland where we watched wooden shoes being made, and my boys (ages 5 and 9) rode on several rides. We also spent a day in Grand Haven strolling the boardwalk and taking it out to the lighthouse. We ate ice cream cones along the way and watched several people catch fish. The cottage where we stayed has been very nicely redone, and it was the perfect size for our family of four. It had all the amenities we were needing especially a fully stocked kitchen where we made several meals while we were there. We really enjoyed our visit and definitely would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great, peaceful vacation

  • 5 of 5

Situated between Holland and Grand Haven on the lake. The home was completely gutted and modernized in 2011 and is roomy, cozy and very clean, with all the amenities of home. The property is secluded in a gated community with no traffic issues at all. If you want to get away from it all, and enjoy peace and quiet, this is the place. You must enjoy swimming and sandy beach time to thoroughly enjoy this property. Great shopping is 15 minutes away in Holland and Grand Haven. We will no doubt return at some point in the near future. Thanks to Rob and Mary for a great home to rent.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL
5

Beautiful and comfortable cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th time staying at the cottage and we absolutely love it! The cottage is extremely modern and clean and has so many amenities, including a fully stocked kitchen, a grill, and patio chairs. The inside is very comfortable - the living room is extremely spacious, the couches are comfy, the kitchen table is large, there is plenty of storage space for groceries, easy to use washer and dryer, and two large bathrooms.

The proximity to the secluded beach on Lake Michigan cannot be beat! The gated association is a nice touch so that you can feel extremely safe and secure, and all of the neighbors are very friendly.

We love going out to Grand Haven and Holland for shopping and dinner, and we also enjoy the nearby golf courses. One of our favorite things to do when we stay at the cottage is sit back and relax with a drink on the patio chairs and watch the boats come in and out of Lake Michigan to and from Pigeon Lake.

We cannot wait to go back soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Map

Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Outside our front door
Car: necessary

Being between Grand Haven and Holland, MI gives us lots of fun things to do all summer long. Holland kicks off the season in May with the Tulip Festival. Memorial Day weekend is the first great beach weekend. There are plenty of 4th of July activities in both cities, and August brings Coast Guard Fest in Grand Haven with the greatest parade you'll ever see.

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Rates & Availability

West Olive Cottage Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Housekeeping $175

Please note, we do not make exceptions to the Friday through Friday rental cycle during the summer. If you would like to use the cottage for less than 7 nights, you will need to pay the full weekly rental price.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Available stay (no arrival)
Unavailable
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Amenities

West Olive Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom downstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , Radint floor. This is off the bedroom so anyone can use it.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , The bottom bunk is a double bed, the top bunk is a twin
    Master bedroom - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , portable crib
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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