Adorable Guest Cottage Close to Beach

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Entire cottage hosted by Pamela

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bathroom
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You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
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NOW AVAILABLE for the Fall!

Relax in your own cheery cottage on a sweet private lane. There are two cottages on the property. This cottage sits behind our main cottage; the family home is next door. While not directly on the beach, it is approximately a 150 ft. walk down your private path. There you have full Grand Traverse Bay/Lake Michigan beach access along with your own chairs, loungers, and fire spot. You can walk both directions. There is a lovely waterfront to enjoy and amazing sunsets.

The space
Please note: This seems to be the year for our neighbors on the lane to build or remodel. Right next door, most of the outside work is done and the builders have moved indoors. Two doors down, a renovation of a vintage cottage is underway. We’d like to promise total peace and quiet, but…heads up- there may be some sporadic construction sounds in the area during the day.

The friendly inviting cottage has open living and dining space with ceramic tile floors and colorful rugs. The French doors allow lots of fresh up- north air, and the main door opens onto the stone garden patio with sitting areas. The garden has native plantings mostly surrounded by trees for privacy.

The kitchen is equipped with dishes, cutlery, pots and pans, and small appliances. We have extra pillows, blankets, sheets, bath towels, beach towels, and plenty of paper supplies for your use. There are also games, books, and puzzles available.

We have just decided to open up the cottage for reservations in September through the gorgeous fall color season. It’s too beautiful here to keep it to ourselves. Plus we are thrilled to have recently installed a great gas stove/fireplace on a thermostat to keep you toasty warm on cooler days! If you like, we also have a large electric blanket with dual controls, an electric throw in the living area, and a towel warmer for chilly mornings. September is often the warmest water temperature of the year.

Couple that with less traffic and farm market abundance: apples, sweet corn, squash, pumpkins, hot scones and donuts, accessible wineries, and freshly mown hayfields and you get a taste of heaven😍

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Garden view
Beach access
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Not fully fenced
Indoor fireplace
Luggage drop-off allowed
Hair dryer

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Where you’ll be

Ellsworth, Michigan, United States

There are just a few cottages and homes on our Lane, a private two-track no-outlet road. Most of them are summer cabins, with quiet neighbors who have been coming up for many years. We use the main cottage on the property and Dad, my co-host, lives year-round next door in the family home.

Hosted by Pamela

  1. Joined in July 2015
  • 67 Reviews
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I am an adventurous person and native Michigander who loves to travel and host. Both sets of grandparents were born in rural Ellsworth and built a cottage on Lake Michigan when I was a baby so they could visit their relatives. The guest cottage, which we now rent, was built later for overflow. Having lived internationally and in other states, my family and I always return to this beautiful sanctuary, and we enjoy sharing this special spot with others.
I am an adventurous person and native Michigander who loves to travel and host. Both sets of grandparents were born in rural Ellsworth and built a cottage on Lake Michigan when I w…

Co-hosts

  • Albert

During your stay

We are happy to socialize and inform, but realize you want to relax, unwind, and get away from it all and not necessarily to visit us! We will check on you to make sure everything is good but are not intrusive. We are always available but will leave you alone unless you initiate:)
We are happy to socialize and inform, but realize you want to relax, unwind, and get away from it all and not necessarily to visit us! We will check on you to make sure everything…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 16:00 - 22:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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