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*SPRING DISCOUNT!* Right on Lake Michigan! Large 2 acre yard and private beach

Lakeside, MI, USA
  • Cottage3000 sqft
  • Bedrooms7
  • Sleeps24
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Separate living areas for large groups! (rental rate is for whole property)

***SPRING DISCOUNT! When you rent 2 or more nights at Lat's Cottages, you get a third night FREE! This is on top of our already discounted off season rates! Offer good September through May (not valid June-August). To use this discount, click the "Ask Owner a Question" button and provide requested dates.***

We are located on the relaxing shores of Lake Michigan at 9393 Shore Acres Lane, Lakeside MI, just five miles north of the Indiana border. Our cottages and Lake House are set on a 2 acre fenced in and landscaped lot with 200 feet of sandy private beach. This VRBO listing and per night cost is for renting the entire property and all units.

See below for a description of each unit:

Cottage #1 (sleeps 4-6): Two bedrooms. Queen bed, two twin beds, and two couches in the living room.

Cottage #2 (sleeps 2-4): One bedroom. Queen bed, futon and child size cot in living room.

Cottage #3 (sleeps 4-6): Two bedrooms. Queen bed, two twin beds, and two couches in the living room.

Lake House (sleeps 6-8): Two level unit with two bedrooms. Queen bed, two twin beds in bedroom, two twin beds (roll away beds) on the upstairs landing, one futon couch in the downstairs living room, and a child size cot. This unit is perfect as a center of activity for large get togethers with it's spacious first floor great room (kitchen, dining area, and living room).

A total of 24 guests can be supported between all of our units. Perfect for family reunions or large get togethers! In addition, all cottages include a private picnic table, lawn furniture, and grill.

On the beach we have a large fire pit, picnic table, beach chairs and umbrellas, assorted beach toys, two kayaks, and two row boars for our guests to use.

Individual units with more pictures can be viewed at:

Cottage #1: www.vrbo.com/1257803

Cottage #2: www.vrbo.com/1262658

Cottage #3: www.vrbo.com/1262662

Lake House: www.vrbo.com/1262665

We have been providing memorable family vacations to families for over 60 years.

***Please note our property is set on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. We have approximately 100 stone steps from the yard to the beach. This can be difficult for guests with certain health and joint problems. We do have multiple rest benches along the stairs to take rest breaks.***

Keywords: Cottages, Lake Michigan, Private Beach, Family vacation, family reunion, fire pit, large yard, spacious, large groups, cozy cottages, Lake House


Jenny Lat

Member Since 2005
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english, czech
Calendar last updated:
Mar 23, 2018
About Jenny Lat

Lat's Cottages on the Lake was founded by Emanuel and Bohumila Lat in 1958. It is currently owned and operated by Paul and Carol Lat. Their daughter Jenny manages VRBO reservations.

Jenny Lat purchased this Cottage in 1958

Why Jenny Lat chose Lakeside

Multiple units on the same spacious property allows for large groups, family reunions, family vacations, and parties with plenty of outdoor space to spread out while allowing for private living areas for each family.

What makes this Cottage unique

Property is set on bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. This provides spectacular views and breathtaking sunsets.


    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
      • Cottage #1, Bedroom 1
        1 queen, 2 futon couches in living room
      • Cottage #1, Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • Lake House, Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, additional sofa/futon in downstairs living room
      • Cottage #2, Bedroom 1
        1 queen, futon couch and child size cot in living room
      • Cottage #3, Bedroom 1
        1 queen, 2 futon/couches in living room
      • Cottage #3, Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • Lake House, Bedroom 1
        1 queen, 2 twin beds on adjacent upstairs landing, 1 child's cot
      • -Cottage #1 (sleeps 4-6)
        two bedrooms. -Cottage #2 (sleeps 2-4): one bedroom. -Cottage #3 (sleeps 4-6): two bedrooms. -Lake House (sleeps 6-8): two bedrooms. We provide all bed linen and blankets, but do not provide beach or bath towels.


      • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Cottage #1, Bathroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Cottage #2, Bathroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Cottage #3, Bathroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Lake House, Upstairs Bathroom
        toilet, shower
      • Lake House, Downstairs Bathroom
      • We do not provide beach or bath towels.

      Location Type

        • Beach View
          Great beach view from our bluff and perfect sunsets on our 200 feet of private beach.
        • Beachfront
          Set on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan with 200 feet of private beach for our guests.
        • Lake View
          Great beach view from our bluff and perfect sunsets on our 200 feet of private beach.
        • Lakefront
          Set on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan with 200 feet of private beach for our guests.
        • Water View
          Great beach view from our bluff and perfect sunsets on our 200 feet of private beach.
        • Waterfront
          Set on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan with 200 feet of private beach for our guests.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Spa
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Air Conditioning
                      Wall unit in main living area as well as each bedroom.
                    • Fireplace
                      Wood burning fireplace in cottages #1, #2, and #3
                    • Heating
                      Electric baseboard heaters in bedrooms. Thermostat controlled panels in each room.
                    • Linens Provided
                      Sheets, pillows, pillow cases, and blankets are provided. We do not provide beach or bath towels.
                    • Living Room
                      Seats approximately 4-8 guests on couches and chairs (exact layout depends on which unit)
                    • Parking
                      Large grass lot across from our property provides ample parking for our guests. Can accommodate boats and small campers as well.
                    • Parking Off Street
                      On site in our private grass lot.
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      Grass lot can accommodate boat and or small trailer/camper
                    • Wood Fireplace
                      Free firewood


                        • Microwave
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Basic coffee maker with filters provided.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Each unit has a set of plates, silverware, and cups.
                        • Dishwasher
                          Only the Lake House has a dishwasher.
                        • Kitchen
                          Each unit has a private kitchen. Includes refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, coffee maker, and toaster.
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Basic pots and pans set up with various utensil.
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Paper towels provided.
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Each dining area has seating for the maximum number of guests.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • DVD Player
                                  Basic channels. DVD player included.
                                • Games
                                  A variety of board games are provided in each cottage.
                                • Television
                                  Basic channels with DVD Player.
                                • Toys
                                  Beach toys and sand toys on beach.
                                • VCR


                                    • Bicycles
                                      Varying sizes for different ages. They're older models, but functional.
                                    • Boat
                                      Two row boats available for use by our guests. Oars and life jackets provided.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Grass area with private picnic table for each cottage and house.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Two kayaks available for use by our guests. Paddles and life jackets provided.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Two acre lawn and fenced yard
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Charcoal grills provided
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Life jackets and a variety of floats on site.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                            • churches
                                            • festivals
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • marina
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • paddle boating
                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • gambling casinos
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • photography
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • sledding
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • Babysitter
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • snorkeling/diving
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • water tubing
                                                        • wind-surfing

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          8 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Just perfect!

                                                          Lisa F.

                                                          We stayed in the larger house on the property and it was clean, spacious, well-situated - just perfect for the 5 of us - for sleeping, board game playing, cooking. The size of the lawn, chairs with view of the lake, and tire swing were an added bonus. The beach was beautiful, sandy, very private. Jenny has plenty of chairs, floats, rafts available at the bottom of the stairs. The stairs were very doable, with several benches along the way to rest if needed. Really just what we were looking for in a family get-away.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thanks so much for the review Lisa! Come back with the family soon!

                                                          A really nice place, well maintained

                                                          City Slicker Chicago IL

                                                          This is the second September our girls getaway group chose to stay at the Cottages and we were not disappointed. The view from the bluff is terrific and even though it was a little chilly for the beach we enjoyed a quiet and sunny morning at the shoreline. Having beach chairs provided for us at the bottom of the long stairwell is a plus, so we don't have to climb up and down to the beach with extra equipment. The cottage itself was very clean and well maintained, with everything--from the shower to the microwave--in good working order.

                                                          We keep finding more wonderful things to see and do around Harbor Country and really like using this vacation spot as our base camp. And oh yes, the owners are really nice too. Very good people to rent from.

                                                          Lovely location- owners delightful

                                                          Lynn C.

                                                          Beautiful piece of property right on Lake MI, the view was terrific! It is a wonderful place for families. The cabins were rustic but clean and the owners were wonderful, so accommodating! We would return again. Much nicer than our next stop.

                                                          Fantastic Place

                                                          tazzieHawthorn Woods

                                                          We had stayed in the house for a girls weekend, there were 6 of us. We had a great time, it was clean, comfortable and the owners were very nice. There are alot of stairs to the beach, but the walk is BEAUTIFUL and it had stone seats about every 30 steps or so, 2 of us have mobility issues and we didn't have an issue with the steps as long as we took a break on the stone seats ! We are looking forward to booking this again for October 2014 !

                                                          Great Place, Beautiful Scenery, Friendly Owners

                                                          Anne D.

                                                          We were thrilled with this rental. We wanted somewhere with outside space for our kids and easy access to the beach. The owner was very accomoding/flexible in working with us to find dates that work. Our boys loved having a bonfire every night we were there and we found several restaurants/activities in the area we liked. A little challenging to not have a washer/dryer near the beach, but if you are looking for somewhere to relax and have easy access to the outdoors this place is worth it. steps downto the beach are consistent with the area. This was not as much of a challenge as I thought it would be, even carrying kids, because there are toys at beach level. It is a pretty basic set up, which was fine for us. The pictures and descriptions are accurate.



                                                          My family of 5 stayed for 3 nights while in town for a wedding. We had a two bedroom cottage and while it was a little difficult only having one bathroom, we managed just fine. The cottage was equipped with all that was needed. There were plenty of items for the kids (and adults) to use at the beach and we really enjoyed making a pit fire on the beach on a cool evening. Carol, Paul, and their daughter were very hospitable. I counted 112 steps down the beach (I could be off a few) but it feels like you a walking through an enchanted forest. Bring plenty of towels with you because being that close to the lake, everything stays really wet. I can't wait to return next year...


                                                          Lakeside, MI, USA

                                                          Price listed is for renting the whole property (three cottages and the house). 200 feet of sandy PRIVATE BEACH with bonfire pit Within walking distance to a few restaurants (Red Arrow Roadhouse and Blue Plate Cafe) or less than a 10 minute drive to New Buffalo, MI **PLEASE NOTE: this property is located on a sand dune overlooking our private beach and there are approximately 100 stair steps. People with health or joint issues may find this to be a difficult climb.

                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                          Beach are bath towels are not provided, however bed linen and blankets are provided. Property is set on a bluff with approximately 100 stone steps to the beach. This may be difficult for guest with certain health problems. No pets please, only certified service animals.

                                                          8 Reviews
                                                          Exceptional 5/5
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