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Beachfront Cottage On Lake Michigan! Great Views, Private Setting, Relaxing Days

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About the property

Perfect For Small Family Or Couples, Honeymoon, Baby-Moon !

Experience Lake Michigan the way it used to be! Lovingly restored 1930s beachfront cottage, located in a quiet residential area. The cottage sits on a wooded double lot nestled on a dune facing Lake Michigan. There is a private stairway leading to nearly 200 feet of private beach.

Just 6 miles south of Grand Haven but a world away. Wake up to the sound of birds and sip coffee while watching boats sail by, enjoy sunset dining in the comfort of the screened in porch or on the outside patio deck, then fall asleep to the sound of the waves.

The Cottage offers free Wi-Fi, a newly renovated kitchen with a grind and brew coffee maker, stove, microwave, refrigerator, and pantry area.

Dining area features banquette seating. A charming antique walnut table is perfect for family meals or a game of Scrabble.

Sleeps 4 comfortably. There is 1 bedroom with a double bed and a sofa in the living room that converts to a queen-size bed. A pack-and-play is available upon request.

The cabin includes a bathroom with a shower stall. There is also an outdoor shower, with tempered water, adjacent to the outside deck, ideal for rinsing off before entering the cottage.

Gas BBQ grill on the outside deck allows for grilling. Savor the great Lake view and one-of-a-kind sunsets as you dine at the picnic table.

Escape from the hustle-bustle of everyday life. Disconnect from technology and reconnect with your family, friends, or yourself. Take long walks on the beach, enjoy the water, build sand castles, bring bikes to ride along the trails. On rainy days, watch the storm blow across the lake, be amazed by the lightning show or take the opportunity to play board games, read or explore nearby Grand Haven. At night, appreciate the thousands of stars in the sky or take advantage of the community's fire pits.

For other recreation, Kirk Park is 1/2 mile away with nice hikes and Pigeon Lake is a few miles south for putting in boats and/or kayaks. These are easily accessed via the bike trails that run directly in front of the entrance to our neighborhood.

We believe you'll fall in love with the place and look forward to it being your getaway place at Lake Michigan.

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Jason Miller
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 4, 2017

Why Jason Miller chose West Central

This cottage was purchased by my grandfather upon his return from WWII in the 1940's. It is still in our family and several generations have enjoyed making memories here.

We treat it gently and with love, and ask you to do the same.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Beachfront Cottage On Lake Michigan! Great Views, Private Setting, Relaxing Days
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

fabulous gem

  • 5 of 5

This place is perfect for two people. It is a small cottage in the woods, with great water views and access. It feels old and real, yet it is modern in it's amenities. It is wonderfully maintained, and has pretty much everything that you would need.The kitchen is well stocked with all of the requisite kitchen tools . We cooked every night and didn't have to do any improvising.

The location was great- although we only left the premises three times during the week that we stayed. The screened porch was a delight, and the outside decks were perfect.

The owner was very easy to work with- he was responsive and incredibly thoughtful.

This property is a rustic gem! We look forward to a next time!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for two!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I wanted to relax for a couple days after our wedding and we couldn't have picked a more perfect place! It had a great view and was clean, quiet, cute and updated. There is a very short ride to town and we spent two days in Saugatuck with our nights in front of the fire. The owner was responsive and we loved his homemade jam. Thank you Jason!!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Weekend getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful weekend stay at Miller Cottage! This was our first time in the area. The cottage was perfectly located. A close drive to antiques, wonderful food, shopping, parks, and entertainment, but far enough to enjoy the peace and quiet of the cottage. We spent much of our time on the back porch watching the water, reading, and listening to the waves. The cottage was perfect for two people. The decor was warm and cozy. We have been VRBOing for years and rate this as one of our favorite places. Also a great town to visit is Grand Haven. A must do is walking to the lighthouses. We look forward to our next visit at Miller Cottage!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fall Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a delightful cottage! We have been visiting the area for over 30 years. We are now empty nesters so the cottage was just the right size. The Miller cottage had exactly what we were looking for-a direct view of Lake Michigan and the opportunity to enjoy the sunset and beach walks. The weather was rainy, but the cottage is close to MI winery's fruit and vegetable stands, art and antiques. Lots to do even on rainy days. The cottage decorated recently updated, modern conveniences, the screen porch with the antiques was lovely. Space heater helped keep us warm. The Millers were wonderful to work with in setting-up the rental. We hope to be back again for a longer stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My idea of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

We have been going up to Grand Haven, Michigan for the past 20 years. In years past we have had one or more of our children with us and have rented small houses in Grand Haven. But now the kids are grown and on their own, so I thought this year I would change things up and stay at The Miller's Cottage...and am I glad that I did. My week at The Miller's Cottage was the most relaxing week I have ever had! There is no doubt the cottage is small, but it has everything you need. It was very clean and the decor was both fucntional and charmng. There is no doubt my favorite space in the cottage was the back porch. They weren't kidding when they said view from there was fantastic. The view was spectacular even when it was raining! When I wasn't on the back porch I could be found down on the beach or walking at nearby Kirk Park. I could have spent my time 24/7 at the cottage, but my husband wanted to go into Grand Haven and Holland a few times for meals and shopping at some of his favorite places. Both towns were easy drives from the cottage. Yes, our time at The Miller's Cottage was fantastic! Needless to say we've already booked our dates to return in 2016!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Nothing negative could be said about this lovely gem! It has a very welcoming old-fashioned cottage feel but has been modernized to make it very comfortable. Everything looks to have been updated and it's very clean. The Miller family has put a lot of love and thoughtfulness into everything they have done there. The beach is easily accessible and beautiful. We only had a couple of rainy days and were happy to have time to explore Grand Haven and Holland on those days! Lots to do in the surrounding areas, great restaurants and lots of cool bike trails.

Our children are grown and this was a perfect get away place for us.

Jason was quick to respond, professional, and very easy to work with.

We have already put our request in for next year's vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Grand Rapids
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

West Olive Cottage Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Weekly rentals in summer. Sat-Sat preferred.
No cleaning fee. However, if excessive cleaning is needed, a charge will be deducted from the damage deposit.
Please know that Lake Michigan is a dynamic body of water that changes the beach regularly. The beach may be more, or less, than what you see in the pictures when you arrive.

50% of rental fee required to hold reservation in addition to $500 refundable damage deposit for any dates or event weeks.
Remaining 50% of rental fee required 30 days before your check in date.
A Cancellation fee will apply if reservation is cancelled within 30 days of your reservation.

Check only please. Please feel free to contact me by email or phone with questions.

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West Olive Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Toilet and shower stall are in one room; sink in hallway.
  • Single person bathroom that has a toilet and shower. Vanity/sink is in the hallway just outside the bathroom door. There is also an outdoor shower, which has tempered water...not cold, not too hot, for comfortable rinsing/cleaning after the beach.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Main bedroom - 1 double , New mattress and pillows
  • Main bedroom offers a very comfortable double with easy access to the bathroom. Ceiling fan and adequate lighting. Fold out couch that converts into a Queen bed in the living room. New mattress in bedroom and new couch make for a very clean, comfortable experience! Sheets, etc provided.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
We have recently made upgrades to all aspects of the cottage making it a cozy, peaceful, enjoyable getaway to Lake Michigan. The cottage sits in a neighborhood of private homes. There are private stairs to the beach and community fire pits a short (40 yards) walking distance from our beach.

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