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BEAUTIFUL VIEWS & BEACH; ATTRACTIVE LAKE MICHIGAN COTTAGE; WONDERFUL VACATION

Don & Sue Miller

Advertiser since 2005
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Speaks english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Don & Sue Miller

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BEAUTIFUL VIEWS & BEACH; ATTRACTIVE LAKE MICHIGAN COTTAGE; WONDERFUL VACATION

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Montague Cottage Rental Photos and Description

4 BR, 3 Full BA, Sleeps 12. Larger groups? Combine with #119669, adjacent lot.

Newly constructed Lake Michigan cottage nestled among old growth trees. Air-conditioned and gas fireplace. Beautiful, peaceful location. Large trees, wildflowers, low-traffic area. Surrounded by farmland. Enjoy a short walk across a private bridge to the 140 feet of sandy beach shared with one other cottage. Walk 70 steps down the stairs to small dunes on the lakefront. Stairway has a shaded large observation deck half way down that has built-in benches - a wonderful spot to enjoy the breezes and view.

Enjoy long beach walks, playing in the waves, building sand castles, or lying quietly on the beach reading your summer novel. Many enjoyable attractions nearby include the Hart - Montague bicycle trail, Silver Lake Sand Dunes, Blue Lake Music Camp, Michigan Adventure Amusement Park and many golf courses. The nearby lakeside towns of Montague and Whitehall offer fun shopping, a farmers' market, and fun eating spots, including an old-fashion soda fountain.

This is our retirement home: We look for renters who treat the cottage as their home.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Don & Sue Miller (Owner)
Advertiser since 2005
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Speaks english

Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 29 traveler reviews

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Beautiful Views & Beach; Attractive Lake Michigan cottage; Wonderful vacation
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
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Beautiful Views & Beach; Attractive Lake Michigan cottage; Wonderful vacation
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p129426
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Montague Western Michigan
5

Perfect Vacation Getaway

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Bent Pines for a week in the early fall. We also rented Sue and Don's smaller cottage "Good Times Two". We hosted a family reunion with family coming from Massachusetts, New York, Florida and California as well as Michigan. We had the most fabulous week. Everyone enjoyed the beautiful lake setting and the lovely lake homes. We had plenty of room, plenty of parking and everyone slept comfortably. We had everything we needed to have an amazing week.

We witnessed some of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen. We all have happy memories of starry nights on the beach, storytelling around a blazing bonfire and morning and evening walks along the lake shore. We had a wonderful family get together and will never forget the memories we made at this beautiful vacation retreat.

Thanks Don and Sue for sharing your beautiful homes with us. Everything was perfect. We highly recommend staying at the Bent Pines and Good Times Two! We would love to come back again and so would our family!
  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
We so enjoy seeing families and friends enjoy their time together at the cottages. Giving others a chance to appreciate the beauty and wonder of the lake is a wonderful apportunity for us.
So, offering the cottages is a joy for us too.
Don and Sue
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Beautiful Views & Beach; Attractive Lake Michigan cottage; Wonderful vacation
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p129426
+1 -616 706-7593
Montague Western Michigan
5

Beautiful home on Lake Michigan!

  • 5 of 5
Our family had a wonderful stay in Don and Sue's Bent Pines home. The home is so nice with everything you need for a relaxing vacation. It is so nice to be able to enjoy the scenery and private beach. We had a great week with lots of beach time and sunsets. Don and Sue always do their best to ensure a good vacation for you. Thanks for everything! Ron and Beverly
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Views & Beach; Attractive Lake Michigan cottage; Wonderful vacation
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p129426
+1 -616 706-7593
Montague Western Michigan
5

Wonderful place for a large family vacation

  • 5 of 5
This home was the perfect size for us to get away for a week with our children and grandchildren. There were 12 of us total and the home was large enough to accommodate all of us comfortably. It is clean and well maintained. There is a great beach where we spent many hours during our stay. I really enjoyed getting up in the morning and reading on the deck that is about half-way down the steps to the lake. We enjoyed getting to know the owners, Don and Sue, who were staying in the cottage next door. All in all, it was everything we hoped for.
  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Views & Beach; Attractive Lake Michigan cottage; Wonderful vacation
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p129426
+1 -616 706-7593
Montague Western Michigan
5

Perfect for our large family!

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful home! We had 7 adults and 6 children under six years old, and this home was spacious, beautiful, and met all our needs for safety and fun.

The layout was perfect for gathering as a family, yet we had the option of so many seating areas that we never felt cramped. The deck and screened porch were perfect for relaxing and looking out at the water. Safety with all the young children was very important to us, so the screened porch was the perfect solution when we weren't in the water.

The house was well stocked. We brought our own hand soaps, detergent, baking supplies, etc., only to find that they had it all for us. The kitchen had all the appliances and gadgets we needed, too. It was also very clean upon arrival.

The stairs to the water were a bit much for some of the adults, but the kids had no problems. In fact, the parents preferred the separation for safety purposes. Most of the day we were the only ones on the beach, and it was wonderful! We could watch the sunset, have a nice fire, and enjoy the water as a family with no interruptions. The wifi didn't have a very strong signal, but I suppose we could look at it as an opportunity to disconnect for the week!

We loved every minute, and would 100% recommend this home.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Views & Beach; Attractive Lake Michigan cottage; Wonderful vacation
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p129426
+1 -616 706-7593
Montague Western Michigan
5

A Great Place for a Family Beach Vacation

  • 5 of 5
This is a wonderful house and location to host a family vacation on Lake Michigan. The house is beautifully constructed, clean, and in excellent condition. The owners go to a great deal of effort to make sure that their guests are comfortable for their entire stay. They provide extensive written directions for operating all appliances, HVAC system, and for beach usage. If you happen to be lucky to have them as your neighbors in the small house behind the beach house, they will personally answer any questions you may have or help you with other issues that may arise.

The house is designed with bedrooms on three floors each having a full bath which gives an extended family plenty of room and privacy. The open side deck and screened-in beach-facing deck are great places to relax and hang out. The beach is well equipped with a number of chairs as well as a fire pit.

For children, besides the L. Michigan activities, the Double JJ Resort nearby (15-20 min drive) offers a number "cowboy-oriented" activities for children including a petting zoo, craft projects, and horseback riding. You can also catch a rodeo if your timing is right. The golf course at the Double JJ is beautiful but quite challenging.

Only downside, is that the WiFi is a bit weak and slow. (But why not disconnect for a day or two?) If you do need a better internet connection, you are better off traveling into Montague and using the free WiFi at the Book Nook and Java Shop on Montague's main drag.
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Views & Beach; Attractive Lake Michigan cottage; Wonderful vacation
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p129426
+1 -616 706-7593
Montague Western Michigan
5

Beautiful beach home

  • 5 of 5
This was a perfect space for a family vacation. We are from the area and still have family so we wanted a place were we could all stay as well as host a few "drop by" guests. We had a total of 10 people staying overnight and there was more than enough space for everyone.

The weather was a bit chilly for July but that didn't stop us from spending a great deal of time at the beach enjoying the sand and even a few (VERY COLD) swims. The beach is beautiful and we had a great time roasting hot dogs over the fire pit.

It felt very homey and wonderful and we wouldn't hesitate to stay again. Our only issue was the request to wash our sheets before leaving. Considering the cost of the rental and the cleaning fee, it seems reasonable to have a second set of sheets to change out between guests. We couldn't have gotten on the road in time to do them all so had to leave a few for the owners to wash which we hope wasn't a problem.

We LOVED our time at Bent Pines. Our four year old son said it best "I don't want to ever leave from this place."
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Muskegon
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Muskegon
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
US 31 at the Fruitvale exit
Car: necessary

Near the paved Hart-Montague bike trail. Noted for bike riding in the spring, summer and fall, and cross country skiing in the winter. 8 miles north of Whitehall/Montague which has a beautiful harbor, very good restaurants, small-town atmosphere, fun gift shops and a 4-screen movie theater a boat launch is available there. A park near the harbor offers a gazebo with summer concerts and farmer's market. There is a small theatre in town with performances from Blue Lake Music Camp. The Music Camp itself (16 miles away) offers regular musical concerts of high quality throughout the summer. Michigan Adventure Amusement Park, also within 16 miles offers great fun for the young (or brave and foolish!) Cottage is 15 miles south of Silver Lake Dunes which offers huge, wonderful sand dunes and dune buggy rides. Pentwater is 25 miles north. A number of great golf clubs, including Thoroughbred Golf Club are in the area. A new year-round water park has recently been built at nearby Double J ranch.

Other Activities: Charter fishing, Championship Thoroughbred Golf Club, Paved Hart-Montague Bike trail nearby, Wonderful fruits and veggies in season

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $250 Per night

Montague Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Sep 20 2014 - Oct 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$1,500
 
 
Off Season
Oct 31 2014 - Apr 30 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$1,400
 
 
Spring
May 1 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$1,500
 
 
Memorial Day
May 22 2015 - May 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
$300
From
$500
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,000
 
 
Early Summer
May 30 2015 - Jun 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,600
 
 
Early Summer
Jun 6 2015 - Jun 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
 
 
Mid June
Jun 13 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,900
 
 
Summer
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
Mid August
Aug 8 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,900
 
 
Late Summer Special
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 3 2015
6 night minimum stay
$533
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 10 2015
3 night minimum stay
$600
$3,300
 
 
Fall 2015
Sep 11 2015 - Oct 29 2015
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$1,500
 
 
Off Season 2015/16
Oct 30 2015 - Apr 28 2016
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes This is our retirement home: We look for renters who will treat the cottage as their home.
Rental is Saturday to Saturday. Check out is 11:00 am and check in is 4:00 pm.
$500 refundable security deposit.
$200.00 additional Holiday fee
Larger group? Ask about our 2 bedroom, sleeps 6, cottage on adjoining lot. Property # 119669.
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Amenities

Amenities

Montague Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3280 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Two Sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Two Sinks, Separated from shower and toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , One Sink
  • Two of the bathrooms have two separate sinks. The upstairs bathroom has the shower and toilet separated from the sink area. We provide the bed linens. Guests provide their own bath linens. We provide shower gel and hand soap.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Central Air Conditioning makes sleeping comfortable, Main floor master bedroom with queen bed. Two large bedrooms upstairs. Each has one queen bed and one single bed with a trundle bed, making comfortable sleeping for up to four people in each upstairs bedroom. Two large bedrooms upstairs share a bathroom that is divided into two areas: one area for the shower and toilet, the other area with two sinks. Fourth bedroom on walkout level. Has another full bathroom available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We provide linens for the beds. You need to bring your own bath and beach towels. Nice laundry room with front-loading washer and dryer. Nice outside shower to wash away the sand after a day on the beach. Satellite TV Satellite WiFi

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