About the property
- Cottage1900 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
4 Bed 1.5 Bath With Additional Bunk Beds, Couches, With Extra Beachfront
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 also available for rent - ask owner for details ($50/kayak/week)
Kitchen has electric stove, 2 full size refrigerator, and Bosch dishwasher. Outside gas grill and small charcoal 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
Jack & Grace Datema
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 18, 2018
Why Jack & Grace Datema chose Baldwin
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
What makes this Cottage unique
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!
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great lakeside escape
We had a great time at the cottage! Beautiful lake, clean home & lots of space!
Very nice well kepted
Very relaxing and fun for the whole family!
Very clean and comfortable. Had a great time sailing the sail boat and swimming!
Thanks - glad all of your family enjoyed our cottage!
We spent 6 days this fall at this cottage with friends. It has lots of room and was very clean and well
supplied. The kitchen has plenty of dishes, casseroles, pans, glasses and mugs. We loved the
enclosed porch that looked out over the lake. The beds were very comfortable. I'm sure we will
be back again. We also did catch some fish. We have always loved Big Star Lake.
Wonderful and beautifully scenic!
We drove 5 1/2 hours from Illinois and when we arrived we were overwhelmed at how clean and spacious the cottage is. Huge 2nd floor windows reveal a gorgeous view of Big Star Lake. The beach area is also spacious and has a nicely located firepit. Grace was very helpful with whatever we needed. Thanks again Grace!
Awesome Cottage on Big Star Lake!
Our family had a great time staying at this cottage! Very clean with plenty of room for everyone to spread out and be comfortable. LOVED the enclosed front porch with a great view of the lake. Enjoyed the use of the rowboat and canoe. Great beach area with nice chairs for lounging in the sun. The owner (Grace) was awesome to communicate with! We hope to stay again!!
Big Star, Hunting, Golfing and ORV Trails
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Check in time: 3 pm Check out time: 11 am 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 - thanks!