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5 Bedroom Two Bath Home On 3 Lots On All Sports Jehnsen Lake

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 11


Our 5 bedroom, two bath home is located on the shore of all-sports Jehnsen Lake. Large 150 foot property (3 lots) nestled in the pines. Jet tub master bedroom suite upstairs with loft overlooking the great room. The loft sleeps 1. The upstairs bedroom accommodates a king size bed. Cottage sleeps up to 11 people (in beds) with this king size bed, one queen size bed, 1 set of twin bunk beds, and two full size beds; there are also 2 hide-a-beds in the living room. There are two full bathrooms, one upstairs and one down. Coffee pot (1, 12-cup and 1, 24-cup), washer, dryer, and dish washer for your convenience. Central air, Direct TV and Internet.

Outside you'll find a large fire pit (plan to bring or buy your wood), 20 x 20 deck, and 20 foot dock for your boat. A paddle boat is provided for your use. Charcoal grills and ample deck/lawn furniture are also provided. Rent for weekend getaways or by the week, just a few minutes from some of the top golf courses in Michigan. Jehnsen Lake has great fishing and boating, yet is very quiet compared to many other lakes in the area. Listen to the loons every morning and it's very common to see a eagle swoop down just over the deck.

More Details

Tina McConnell
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2017

About Tina McConnell

It has always been my dream to own a lake house. While I am not yet retired, I look forward to spending many leisurely summer days here with my children, grandchildren and friends, both now and, more frequently, when I retire. I fell in love with Jehnsen Lake while spending time with friends who also purchased in 2016.

Tina McConnell purchased this cottage in 2016

Why Tina McConnell chose Rodney

Jehnsen Lake is quiet and not over crowded. The neighbors are friendly. The opposite side of the lake will not be developed so the view never changes. Bring your canoe or kayak and explore the small channels between Jehnsen, Horsehead and Pretty Lakes. Come in the winter to ice fish and ice skate. Bring or buy wood and build a fire in the fire pit to stay warm.

What makes this cottage unique

Large property (3 lots), 150 feet of lake frontage with both shade and sun options. Large enclosed porch serves as the dining room and allows you to see nearly all the lake. Both an uncovered and a covered patio allow you many seating options.

We're located East of the boat launch on a quiet, lightly-traveled road, with a tear-drop shaped driveway and plenty of parking.


Conley's Bakery
Blue Lake Tavern
K J's Family Restaurant
Tullymore Golf Resort
St. Ives Golf Club
White Pine Trail State Park Staging Area
Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Gerald R Ford Int'natl Airport, Grand Rapids
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Pappy's, Rodney
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Canadian Lakes area has many major top-rated
Nearest Train
71 Miles
Amtrak, Grand Rapids Station
Nearest Restaurant
8.5 Miles
Blue Lake Tavern
Car: recommended

We are located 13 miles (about 20 minutes) from Big Rapids, home of Ferris State University, and all the amenities of a college town.

One of Michigan's largest tubing opportunities is on the Muskegon River, about 10 minutes away.

Remus is less than a 15-minute drive, where you can go bowling (closed in summer), eat pizza and ice cream at a sit-down pizza parlor, and visit the Remus Tavern. You can also find a full-size grocery store, Fates Food Market.

Mecosta is 7 miles away where you can find a smaller version of the grocery store in Remus, Fates Mecosta Mart.

Pappy's Bar & Grill is just over 6 miles away. Here you can find bar games, great cocktails and great bar food. Open at 2:00PM on weekdays, 11:00AM on Saturday and noon on Sunday.

If you are looking for a small market nearby (Rowley's Market, specializing in meat for the grill) and a "mom and pop" restaurant with great food and outstanding reviews (KJ's), these are a little over 8 miles away, about a 15-minute drive. On the same corner is a Family Dollar store. This is also where you will find Conley's Bakery and Lakeside Motor Sports.

The Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park is a 92-mile long linear State park the extends from Grand Rapids to Cadillac. There are two 'park' points of entry (aka Staging areas) in Big Rapids, a park along the river and a park at the railroad depot. Bring your bicycles!


Rodney Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main floor bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs bathroom - toilet , jetted tub , Reached via spiral staircase
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Loft with futon. Reached via spiral staircase.
    Upstairs bedroom - 1 king , Reached via spiral staircase
    Bunkroom 1 - 1 bunk bed , Twin bunk beds
    Bunkroom 2 - 1 double
    Bunkroom 3 - 1 double
    Main floor bedroom - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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5 Bedroom Two Bath Home On 3 Lots On All Sports Jehnsen Lake
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 11 reviews

Great Vacation Home For Everyone

  • 5 of 5

This home was everything we expected. The grandchildren swam in front of the cottage everyday and were able to catch fish right off the dock. There were plenty of fish for the serious fishermen to catch as well out in the lake. The home is setup to accommodate everyone at the dining table together and out on the back porch for meals. There is also plenty of places to spend time quietly in the house. Everything you need is in the kitchen for cooking, and baking. We will choose MacConnell Cottage again. Thank you for a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy you found our cottage accommodating and you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to hosting you, again! Thank you for sharing your experience.
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Very nice vacation retreat... really enjoyed our week!

  • 4 of 5

This home is a great place to relax and enjoy time with family. We had as many as 11 staying with us during the week we vacationed on this lakefront retreat. Plenty of room to play games,

enjoy the lake, and just relax. Our 50th anniversary celebration was all that we wanted it to be. Everyone that came enjoyed the facility and our time together.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and shady

  • 4 of 5

Nice getaway. Everything we wanted for a lakefront cottage vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place! We loved it.

  • 4 of 5

Great place - lots of space, plenty of sleeping spots, yard is great - swimming is nice and sandy. Lake is beautiful. Clean, nicely decorated. Wonderful for the price!

A couple notes - the bathroom upstairs only has a tub, so only one shower for a lot of people. The circular staircase is fun, but a pain if you are carrying items up and down a lot (i.e. toddlers). Kitchen is very tight for walking through, but well stocked. The lot is shaded, which is great, unless you want to sunbathe - just a little more difficult as you need to go out into the water to do so. Not a big deal at all, just a comment.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time away

  • 4 of 5

A group of us just recently stayed at this property and had a great time on our annual golf trip. We were close to the golf courses (Tullymore and St. Ives) which was the main reason for our stay. The views in the backyard overlooking Jehnsen lake were fantastic. There was plenty of room to hang out in the Sun Room, back porch, and porch by the lake. Thanks for letting us stay at your vacation home.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were good guests, Tom, thanks!
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Large cottage with everything you need for a relaxing vacation getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved this property. Lots of lakefront footage with a dock and easy access to the lake. The kids loved the jacuzzi tub and fire pit. We also enjoyed the extra fridge on the back porch. The best part of this propert were the many different areas the family could congregate. There was a table and chairs on the deck by the lake, a set up by the covered porch on the house, the fire pit and the huge dining room table that overlooked the lake. We made lots of great memories this week.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $300

For the benefit of all of our guests, pets are not allowed. Should you bring your pet, an additional fee will be charged for cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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