Master bedroom
Quiet Lake Michigan lakefront cottage
Hosted by Michael
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8 guests
3 bedrooms
7 beds
1 bath
8 guests
3 bedrooms
7 beds
1 bath
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As close to Lake Michigan as you can get without being wet!

This is a 3 bedroom, 1 bath cabin on the shore of Lake Michigan. Recently renovated, the cottage has a washer and dryer and dishwasher, and is only a set of steps away from Lake Michigan. All new flooring in the living room and kitchen complements the original hardwood floor in the master bedroom. Large picture windows in the living room and master bedroom provide stunning views of the lake. Wifi for checking e-mail is included.

The space

For parents, we have small children of our own, and have tried to outfit the cottage to make life a little easier for you! There are two portable cribs/playpens and a high chair.

In addition to the two bedrooms with two single (bunkable) beds each, the master bedroom has a king-sized bed, full-sized couch, and sitting area. The living room has several chairs and includes a beanbag couch that converts into two king sized beds (URL HIDDEN)

This cottage was originally built by Msgr. Murphy, the principal of Catholic Central High School in Grand Rapids in the late 1950s. It was used for horseback riding and as a weekend getaway; the original stable can be seen on the left of the driveway on the way in to the cottage.

My family has a number of memories over the last 40 years that will last forever as a result of our time at the cottage, and we hope that the cottage will help you build similar experiences with your family.


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 couch
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Common spaces
2 floor mattresses

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with lockbox

No fires in the fireplace

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - There are 4-5 steps on a slope from the driveway; there are three flights of steps down to the beach.
Amenity limitations - Wifi has limited data caps and is unsuitable for streaming video, etc.


8 Reviews

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Sarah User Profile
September 2017
Everything was very clean and comfortable. We enjoyed being right on the beach -- and as a bonus the weather was gorgeous!

Jen User Profile
August 2017
Spacious and quiet cottage with a private beach. Equipped with family friendly board games, crayons, etc. Full kitchen and laundry facilities. Private beach access, through a wooden staircase (approx. 50 steps) and a beach grass trail. Nice picnic table overlooking lake. Four lounge chairs by beach. We didn't need any A/C or heat but there was one window A/C in the master bedroom. Wi-Fi access worked fine. We didn't have Verizon data coverage for the most part while on the property. Would not recommend for people with mobility issues due to stairs to beach and steps into the home. Bring DVDs if you want to watch something, there's a big screen tv. We look forward to coming back.

Kelli User Profile
August 2017
Very secluded, nice place for a family!!

Matt User Profile
August 2017
Loved the time we got to spend with family and friends at the cottage. Woke up each morning to the sound of the waves and went to sleep to some great sunsets. Hung out in the deck chairs down by the water all the time. Rooms were all very clean. I had zero cell phone reception (Verizon) which was a blessing. Truly was able to disconnect from the daily grind. Surrounding community is quiet and beautiful. Enjoyed Ice Cream at Country Dairy, ridiculously good pies and fritters at Woodland Bakery, and blueberry picking at Andrew's. Also was able to get some nice runs in to run off those calories! I'd love to come back next summer!

Lorena User Profile
July 2017
Michael was a great host and we had an incredible short stay in his house. Our kids had lots of fun at the beach and we did too! Perfect place to unwind and relax. Beautiful and private location. House had all the amenities and was fully equipped. Very clean. The only con was having just 1 bath. We wont hesitate to stay here again when we get the chance!

Mike User Profile
July 2017
Great home, very secluded and private access to the beach. The home and location are exactly as advertised. The hosts were great, very easy to work with, we would definitely stay here again.

Angela User Profile
July 2017
House was much bigger than expected! We had a great time and would stay there again:)

Gainesville, Florida, United StatesJoined in June 2017
Michael User ProfileMichael is a superhost.
I'm a veterinarian in Gainesville, FL. My sister and I are from Michigan, and inherited our cottage on Lake Michigan from a family friend via my aunt. We've been going there since we were toddlers, and have always loved it. We want to give other people the same experiences we…
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