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Summer Availability~Lake Michigan~Recent Upgrades!

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Laketown Beach Cottage is tucked in at the base of the protected dunes, as close as possible to Lake Michigan.

Unique, private area in natural wooded setting with access to Laketown Beach stairs and dunes. Though you cannot see the lake from the cottage, you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the pristine natural lakeshore and white sand dunes within a 10-15 minute walk over the dune the cottage sits on.

Not necessarily for the faint of heart as the natural dunes are very steep- but well worth the effort!

Make your way down to the beach for sunbathing, swimming, picnics and miles of white sandy shoreline!

The cottage offers cozy, simplistic, unplugged ambiance with all the necessities;

Bedroom with bunk beds, private loft area with queen size bed and small sofa bed in the living area. The screened-in porch offers additional dining/living area and opens onto the wrap-around deck. Outdoor furniture, gas grill and a fire pit allows for added relaxation.

Recent upgrades include new flooring, TV/DVD Player, gas grill and NEW WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM.

Also included- linens, towels, kitchen cookware, dishes, small appliances, beach towels and chairs.

Keywords: Near Pristine Beach, Private Wooded Area in Natural Setting with Trails and Nearby Bike Paths

More Details

Property Manager
Kathy Bright
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2017

Why Kathy Bright chose Western Michigan

Very quaint, private area built at the base of Lake Michigan dunes, which we have always treasured!

What makes this cottage unique

We enjoy the trails, wildlife and the most beautiful beach!

Guestbook comments from the manager

" We had the most amazing weekend+! Beautiful weather, lots of cooking out on the grill- Spent Friday evening on the beach all night, water was as smooth and calm as I've ever seen Lake Michigan. We had to cool off in the water from the hike up the dunes. Sunday we went to the highest point of the dune, well worth the journey to see an absolutely wonderful sunset and stunning views of the amazing coastline for miles & miles.

We were sad to have to leave but my WIFE and I got married that day~ Fantastic 5 days at the Laketown Cottage!! Thanks for everything,"

Brian & Kearstin
Jun 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Holland in Ottawa County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bath with stand-up shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Loft - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Queen size Beds (1) in Loft Bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1) Lower Bed is Full Size
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Beach chairs and towels are provided- Guests Looking for Peace and Quiet, Interest in Nature Trails/Exercise or 'Off the Grid' Adventures will enjoy Laketown Beach Cottage!

Reviews

3.2/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 3.2222223 based on 11 reviews
4

Location was fantastic!

  • 4 of 5

We loved the secluded, quite location. Literally the cottage sits along a sand dune next to Lake Michigan. We were a short drive to Saugatuck and Holland. We were right in the middle of nature, then within minutes browsing through quaint little shops. We also really enjoyed riding our bikes on the many bike trails in the area.

My husband and I wanted to take a vacation away where we could relax and enjoy the outdoors. Mission accomplished!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased you enjoyed yourselves at Laketown and the surrounding area- there's really a lot of activities this time of year! Keep in touch, we'd love to have you back~~ Thank you, Kathy
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4

Rustic charm near the lake

  • 4 of 5

The cottage had everything we needed-- little touches like snacks, bottled water, cleaning supplies that included all the necessities to enjoy the kitchen and the washer/dryer were much appreciated. The property manager and the owner were responsive to our questions and concerns and provided us all we needed. It's a place for people who would prefer to be unplugged from internet and cable. TV service is intermittent. Verizon cell phones worked for texting and internet. Coffee or breakfast on the deck, a walk over the dune to the beach to enjoy Lake Michigan or the sunset, and short trips to Saugatuck and Holland were highlights of our visit. The Saugatuck Chamber Music Festival, Felt Mansion, Douglas Beach Park, Palazzalo's Dairy Outlet, The Southerner, 205 Coffee Bar, and Lemonjello's Coffee are all less than 15 minutes away.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much~ we're pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Laketown Cottage! There's a lot to see & do in the area, but those sunsets over Lake Michigan are really awesome... Hope you'll return soon~ Kathy
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5

Amazing vacation rental!

  • 5 of 5

Wow!!! What an amazing place! Location was absolutely fabulous! Very clean, comfortable, and private. The beach is so close, and the sunset views are amazing. (like 5 min or less to walk) If you love the outdoors, and the woods, this is your spot. If you are a city slicker, its only a 10 min drive to two different towns. Internet junkies, this is not a spot for you. Cell phone and texting/internet very very very limited. GREAT getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words~ we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay! It's a unique location for sure- you're description fits the bill!! We hope you'll contact us again for future vacations in our lovely area on Lake Michigan~~ Kathy
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4

Cottage in th woods

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time, close to both Holland and Sagatuck. Free Lake Michigan beach, walked the stairs and beach every morning.

House has well water but just came prepared.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Rustic Charm

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this cottage in the woods from a Wednesday to a Saturday. We really enjoyed our stay and loved the feel of the location. Beautiful wooded lot and peacefully quite....except for the shouts of my two and four year kiddos! The place had its pros and its cons. We loved it there and plan on returning. However, if you are looking for a sparkling resort vacation place....this is probably not your cup of tea. The cottage has aged well, but still has that smell of an aged house (a little musty). We opened all of the windows and by day two, the smell was almost gone. There are mothballs scattered around the perimeter to keep critters away so you will get that smell as well. Yep....the water is hard. If you have never experienced well water, then this may come as a shock. The water has a sulfur smell and a slight ting in color (i.e. toilet water is a little yellow). That's just the life of living with a well. It isn't dangerous or harmful. I don't like the taste of sulfur water so we grabbed two cases of water from costco before we came and that sustained us nicely! The cottage was a perfect size for my little family and we loved the rustic feel inside. I do admit that I was a little off-put by a few things that needed cleaning a little more thoroughly (i.e. inside the windowsills when I opened them), but hey.....we are in a rustic setting and it isn't like there is a hotel staff there everyday for cleaning service and turn down! I rolled with it!!! We did smell gas from the grill when we turned it on and my husband could hear gas escaping. We suspected a bad propane tank so we did not get to grill while we were there :(...However the owner did pop by to check on it for us. It was spectacular location with a quick hike to the beach. We never did find the path to the additional property the cottage owner has, but we LOVED the public access portion and got some STELLAR sunset pictures. My kiddos had a wonderful time! We built a fire in the fire pit every night and enjoyed lots of smores and hotdogs!!!! I really wish I could put up some pictures on here to show you all how beautiful the area is. We were also a short drive to both Saugatuck and Holland. If you get a chance, take a hike down to the Saugatuck State Park beach....BEAUTIFUL!!! (it is a hike though).

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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1

Dirty

  • 1 of 5

Floors are dirty and furniture is stained and in poor condition. Both inside porches have strong musty and moth ball smell that renders them unusable. Windows don't really open easily or at all to air out. Bathroom is run down with tiny shower. If you want rustic and don't mind dirty you'll do fine--if not, avoid. Property manager loves to argue.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Courtney, So sorry that you were not satisfied with your stay at Laketown~ You're right- rustic is not for everyone. Others love the opportunity to be in a natural setting near the beach and enjoy the dunes at an affordable price. Had you let me know of your dissatisfaction while at the cottage, I may have been able to make a change or some kind of compensation. There have been some upgrades with new furniture and rugs since your stay. Thank you just the same, K
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Location

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Holland Tulip CIty Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Piper in Macatawa or Spectators in Saugatuck
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Clearbrook/ The Ravines
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Amtrak, Holland
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Blue Star Highway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Piper-Macatawa /Spectators or McDonalds -Saugatuck
Nearest Beach
Laketown Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Saugatuck Dunes State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Big Red Lighthouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Holland
Nearest Point of Interest
Saugatuck / Douglas
Car: necessary

Many trails surround the cottage allowing glimpses of local wildlife. State Park nearby, in addition to miles of bike paths.

Walk for miles along the shoreline of Lake Michigan ~

Explore the unique, white sand dunes and enjoy the magnificent views from the top of the dunes!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Holland, Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Peak Season
1 Jun 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£427
for 3 nights
From
£117
£816
 
 
Shoulder Season
17 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£427
for 3 nights
From
£117
£699
 
 
Peak Season 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£427
for 3 nights
From
£117
£816
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£311
for 3 nights
From
£78
£583
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £77.68
Damage Deposit £388.4

No parties. Please respect the home as if it were your own.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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