Private Lake Michigan beach property.
Family rentals. 8 adults and 3 children max. 15 minutes north of Holland, 25 minutes south of Grand Haven, and 50 minutes from Grand Rapids airport. Enjoy restaurants, charming boutiques, galleries, parks, and other entertainment. Amenities: free wireless internet, TV, gas grill, charcoal BBQ grill, outside picnic table, and hammock. No A/C, but fresh breezes waft through windows with cross ventilation and fans. Remote control for gas log fireplace.
Authentic Michigan family cottage on wooded lot, with 5 bedrooms--2 king-size beds, 1 queen, 1 double, one room for children with 1 bunk bed and 1 twin. Three bathrooms with showers, plus an outdoor shower for rinsing off sand. Large three-season glass-enclosed porch overlooks a sweeping view of Lake Michigan. Outside deck also overlooks the lake: a relaxing spot for morning coffee and enjoying sunsets. Only thirty-three steps down to the beach path, which leads to the water's edge. Currently, a very narrow beach, just below a stretch of beach grass that leads from the steps to the beach.
As this rental is meant to be a retreat for families, we require that the primary renter be at least 25 years of age.
We enjoy meals on the porch overlooking the lake, or on the picnic table outside. The yard provides ample space for children's play. Access to items in garage--bicycles, kayak, and paddle board--available only with permission and approval from owner. Please return to garage before leaving.
Interaction with guests
Our cottage manager can be available for questions and you can reach me by phone. Landline preferred, but cell is ok, too. Ok to text as well.
As this rental is meant to be a quiet retreat for families, we require that the primary renter be at least 25 years of age. Additionally, a responsible adult 25 or older must be present on the rental property during the entire visit.
No smoking on the property, inside or out.
No events or parties, no third-party guests, no kegs.
Please respect our neighbors and keep noise to a minimum. Quiet hours outside of the home are from 10 p.m.—8 a.m.
Please leave the house how you found it; trash and recycling to be put in garage, no food left in the refrigerator, please do all dishes.
Swimming and beach use at your own risk. Water level is high now and sandy area is slim, with a slope down to the water's edge. Please use caution.
Please be sure windows are closed when you leave the cottage. Storms come up quickly.
When coming inside from the beach, we request you wash off and use the house entrance nearest the driveway to minimize sand in the house.
Number of occupants will not exceed the number indicated in the agreed upon number upfront when booking with the AirBNB rental contract.
Please handle our cottage, furniture, and appliances with care. We reserve the right to withhold your damage deposit for damage.
No lighting fires on the beach. Please use the Webber grill for any cookouts. The grill should be placed at least ten feet from the cottage and not used on our deck or small porch outside the kitchen area.
Check in/out firm and according to times arranged.
NOTE: As guests, you assume any risk involved in using the home and property, including injuries and lost or stolen items.
If any violations of the house rules occur, we reserve the right to withhold the damage deposit, charge an additional cleaning fee, and/or ask any violators to immediately vacate the property.
We welcome input on the amenities. Let us know if anything is out of order.
I am an author and editor with a summer cottage in Michigan that we have owned since 1971 and is used for our three-generation family. The grandchildren from ages 11-21 enjoy it immensely along with my daughters and me. We use the beach, enjoy the deck and hammock along with grilling and outdoor games. Inside if any rainy days, many places can be found for reading and games.