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Last updated: 10/16/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-263 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

4 bed (2 queen, 2 full) and Bunk Beds, 1.5 bath plus front porch has pull out couch (queen)

Great swimming in clear blue waters with sandy beach facing South and dock to lay out and soak up the sun in chairs provided. Feel free to bring your boat (launch at public launch around the corner) and anchor it out in front to enjoy tubing, skiing, and drives around the lake with wake hours of 11a-7:30p. Enjoy evenings around the fire pit roasting marshmallows and hotdogs right on the beach. Wood available for purchase at various locations around the lake. Canoe and rowboat available for fishing and playing in the water. **2 Fishing Kayaks ; and 2 lightweight Kayaks are available for rent - ask owner for details ($50/kayak/week)

Kitchen has electric stove, full size refrigerator, and Bosch dishwasher. Outside gas grill. Enclosed front porch with overhead fans, room fans (no A/C)

The cottage has fully updated with new paint, and flooring in all rooms in 2016

2 Outdoor picnic tables on cement patio, indoor dining tables seats 16.

Bath towels and linens will be provided. Prefer renters to use washer and dryer for linens only due to septic system, an additional load, ok.

Grocery store and gas station just minutes down the road for any last minute needs.
Jones Homemade Ice Cream downtown Baldwin is 10 miles away and always a hit!

Plenty of parking for you and your family.

Internet and Verizon wireless booster, and Roku TV

90 minutes from Grand Rapids, 45 minutes to Ludington and Lake Michigan, 1 hour to Traverse City for shopping and site-seeing. Nearby trails for hiking and biking through state forest. Walking distance to Big Star Lake Chapel.

We love our cottage and know you will too, it has been in the family for generations and we can't wait for you to experience the best of Big Star!

All we ask is that you respect our neighbors, enjoy responsibly, and take care of the place we love and cherish.

Check in at 3:00 pm, Check out 11:00 am

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age of 25...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    A set of bunk beds are available...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    There are a few steps to enter cottage The home is a bi-level the sidewalk to the beach has only one step ...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • You will be responsible for bringing your own paper products and personal care items....moreless



  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront:

    100 feet private sandy beachfront with dock and firepit...moreless

  • Golf Course Front:

    Marquette Trails Golf Club 6409 W 76th St, Baldwin, MI 49304 (231) 898-2450...moreless

  • Lake View:

    gradual decline in water; sandy beach ...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    100 feet private beach...moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Table expands to seats 10-12 people; Front porch has a table that seat 4, and 2 picnic tables outside; Table & bench also available next to Kitchen area...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    provided for linens only...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    The is an open fire pit area on the open beach. You will need to purchase your own firewood. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    WIFI, plus Verizon Booster...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    sheets and blankets (renter needs to wash the sheets used)...moreless

  • Living Room:

    love seat, 1 sofa and recliner, plus additional space in enclosed front porch with 2 sofas, 1 chair/ottomans and a table & 4 chairs...moreless

  • Parking:


  • Telephone:

    Verizon Wireless booster for great reception for Verizon subscribers...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    bath towels, you need to bring your own beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    provided for linens only...moreless


  • Kitchen:

    Stove, Refrigerator, Microwave, Dishwasher, Crock pot - lots of pots/pans, silverware, plates, cups, dishes, 2 coffee makers...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Full Electric Stove...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    cement patio with 2 picnic tables...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    canoe, rowboat (no motor) 2 fishing Kayaks - available for week - $50/kayak/week...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    gas grill with extra filled tanks available...moreless



Write a review 5
from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall/Winter, (no Fri/Sat nite)
Sep 6 - May 26, 2017
263 night min stay

flat fee
Fall/Winter 2016
Sep 17 - Dec 31, 2016
3 night min stay
Early Summer 2017
May 29 - Jun 30, 2017
4 night min stay
Summer 2017
Jul 7 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Friday

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200


Check in time: 3 pm

Check out time: 11 am

You can pay by check or paypal:

No refund if cancellation less than 30 days prior.

50% of rent due upon booking reservation and the remainder is due 90 days prior to rental date and Security deposit of $200. Deposits will be forfeited if reservation is cancelled less than 30 days prior to reservation date or terms of lease are not met. Cash/Check or Paypal - thanks!

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 10/16/2016
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85 Miles
Nearest Airport
Grand Rapids Airport (GRR)
34 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Ludington, M
3.4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Marquette Trails
85 Miles
Nearest Train
Grand Rapids, MI
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant

Car: Necessary

Big Star, Hunting, Golfing and ORV Trails


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2015

Why the Owner Chose Baldwin, MI, USA:
Family owned for generations purchased during WWII era, built current cottage in 1980s, bi-level cottage with master upstairs. South facing cottage showcases the most of sunny Michigan days

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Cottage is well supplied with Kitchen utensils, tools for outdoor cooking, linens, and personal care items. Easy travel - just bring your personal items, food, paper products, and beach towels!

Contact us

Speaks: english



  • Beach view

    Beach view

  • street view

    street view

  • kitchen


  • open dining area

    open dining area

  • enclosed front porch

    enclosed front porch

  • upstairs bathroom with shower

    upstairs bathroom with shower

  • downstairs bedroom, full bed

    downstairs bedroom, full bed

  • downstairs bedroom, full bed

    downstairs bedroom, full bed

  • downstairs bedroom, queen bed

    downstairs bedroom, queen bed

  • under the front porch storage, grill

    under the front porch storage, grill

  • lake view

    lake view

  • refrigerator, dishwasher, electric oven, plenty of dishes and cookware

    refrigerator, dishwasher, electric oven, plenty of dishes and cookware

  • additional dining area

    additional dining area

  • enclosed front porch, couch pulls out to queen sized bed

    enclosed front porch, couch pulls out to queen sized bed

  • upstairs bedroom queen bed

    upstairs bedroom queen bed

  • downstairs half bathroom

    downstairs half bathroom

  • outdoor picnic table

    outdoor picnic table

VRBO #568980

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 20, 2016

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