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Nestled Between Lake Michigan and Big Flower Creek

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,450 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9 in sleeping areas))

Accessed by a private two-track road, the Krontoft Cottage is on the banks of Big Flower Creek and separated from the beautiful, sandy Lake Michigan waterfront by a short walk through a hardwood forest and over a low dune on a well-maintained trail. The walk is a total of 300 yards from the cottage to the lakefront (see google map picture in gallery). Or you can opt for a short rowboat or canoe ride to the beach with chairs, umbrella and cooler on board (all are provided by the owners). The creek can also be a great place for a winding canoe, rowboat or kayak trip up into the countryside. This cottage is also part of an association with 30 acres of shared woods for your strolling pleasure. Nature lovers relish the calm of the woods, the wildlife of the creek, and the sun and waves of the beach. It is all here.

The cottage itself is a 1970 A-frame with decks off both ends and a balcony off the upstairs bedroom. The creek end is solid windows and glass sliders. Furnished with a tasteful mix of antiques and lifestyle furniture, it provides the comfort of casual relaxation after a day of sunning on the beach, fishing on the creek, shopping along the lakeshore, golfing the great area courses, riding horses, tasting wine at the local winery, availing one of dune rides at Silver Lake or riding one of the world's longest roller coasters at Michigan Adventure. But many just stay with the cottage for the simple joy of reading a book on the beach or counting the fish, animals and birds that frolic in the creek.

Keywords: Cottage

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Sarah Krontoft
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, danish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 4, 2018


Montague Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Easily accessible to all upstairs sleepers.
  • Shower/tub in bathroom 1 which is on the main floor. Bathroom 2 has a toilet and sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Loft - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon is cot size (30 x 75)
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Bed(1) located on the loft is a chair that converts to a full length but cot width bed. (30 inches wide), In the living room there are two full size futons, couch by day, possible bed by night. .
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

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Nestled Between Lake Michigan and Big Flower Creek
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Not quite as it was described.

  • 3 of 5

The cottage is roomy enough given it is a small A -frame. However, it is very dated and the lower bedroom is very musty/moldy smelling and even with the windows and a fan the smell lingers (tuff on allergies all week sleeping in this room). I wouldn't say it is "nestled between Lake Michigan ..." Lake Michigan is more than a 2 minute walk over the dune, it is up a hill, down a path between other cottages, down a driveway, down a steep hill, up several wooden steps/bridge and then you have arrived at the dune you have to go down. Using the canoe/row boat are more challenging to navigate than just taking the walk to the lake.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting, beautiful time

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is clean, comfortable, in good shape, and perfect for large or small groups.

The beach is close and the boat ride to the big lake is ideal.

We loved our week here and can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of six and we also invited Grandma and Grandpa to join us for the week. We were all very comfortable and had a great week. The cottage was really well equipped with everything we possibly could have wanted. It was very clean and maintained. You could tell that this was someones home that they cared very much for and wanted to make visitors feel welcome.

The area is really fun if you enjoy nature and a sandy Lake Michigan beach. We saw deer every day and watched two beavers work in the stream all week. Turtles, frogs, birds, complete with a beautiful sunrise over mist rising from the water every morning, it was nature at its best. Some of us boated and some of us walked to the beach every day and during the week had the entire beach to our selves. Even though the WiFi kept us connected to the outside world, we really felt disconnected from our usual busy pace of life. From our youngest to our oldest, we all had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 felt completely comfortable and at home in this beautiful A-frame cottage. It was furnished with just about everything we could think of...from loads of extra bath towels and linens, to plenty of beach chairs and firewood, to kitchen supplies...we only needed to pack clothing and food! The owners were wonderful with communication and gladly responded to any questions or concerns we had. We enjoyed the peace while paddling in the boats in the creek (directly behind the cottage) and the solitude we had on the private sandy beach (just a short walk on a trail thru the woods).

It was nice being a long walk/short drive away from Meinert Park, where we hiked, geocached, and watched some kite surfing. Nearby Silver Lake Dunes was a lovely day out with hiking, picnicking, and a jeep ride, as was the little towns of Montague/White Hall (lunch at Dog 'n' Suds drive-in was a treat!). The kids enjoyed Michigan's Adventure, too. There was just enough to do if and when we wanted to get out and about.

This was a wonderful place to get away for a week-long retreat and we look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise on the Creek

  • 5 of 5

Simply idyllic. This was our family's first visit and we hope to return to create more memories. The setting is so peaceful with beautiful creek views. The cottage has lovely furnishings and an artist's and woodworker's touch is everywhere you look. The owners have thought of all the things you'll need in the kitchen and bath, plus cozy reading spots, games, beach chairs, etc. Paddling was awesome and fires on the beach at sunset were the best. Activities can be found a short distance away but it's wonderful to just relax and enjoy this slice of paradise. Aside from the fishing yield, we wouldn't change a thing.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had to come back!

  • 5 of 5

We had so much fun on our first visit to this lovely vacation spot that we had to return again this year. The cottage feels like home - comfortable, inviting, and welcoming. The digital flat-screen TV was a nice surprise, and although there aren't a huge array of channels to choose from we were able to rent dvds from the Family Video store in town for those late night movie watchers in the family.

The deck overlooking Big Flower Creek proved to be a favorite gathering spot as we watched the birds flying overhead and the occasional fish jumping from the water. It was a great spot to have our morning coffee and just breathe in the peaceful surroundings, and our teenaged boys enjoyed sitting on that deck and playing their guitars in that beautiful setting.

The dog (and his owner) loved their early morning walks down the peaceful, country roads leading up to the cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed the canoe trips down to the lake; it just added another layer of fun before we even got to the beach.

I'll be hard pressed to convince my family to ever consider a vacation elsewhere because they love it at the Krontoft Cottage so much! Truth be known, although I do like to try new vacation spots I wouldn't be at all disappointed in returning to this wonderful little piece of paradise again and again.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Rothbury, Stoney Lake
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Old Channel Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Interstate 31
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
at cottage on Lake Michigan
Car: necessary

Biking (especially on the Montague-Hart bike trail), Horseback Riding (beginners/advanced), White River rentals, -- Canoeing, Kayaking or Tubing, White Lake Pontoon rentals, Double J Ranch with large indoor waterpark, Michigan Adventure Theme Park, strawberry-blueberry-cherry picking, farmers' market, wineries,

arranged Lake Michigan fishing, hiking, assorted interesting retail shops in Whitehall and Montague, pottery and craft shops.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning $105
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rental weeks have check in times anytime after 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays and check out times by 11:00 a.m. the following Saturday. The cottage is to be left as found, eg. all personal items removed, furniture in the same place. The cottage will be cleaned after you have left, but excessive demands placed on our cleaners will result in loss of part of the damage deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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