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

Don & Sue Miller

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

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

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:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Don & Sue Miller

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2005
Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
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
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Reviews

5
based on 24 traveler reviews

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Beautiful Views & Beach; Attractive Lake Michigan cottage; Wonderful vacation
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
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Beautiful Views & Beach; Attractive Lake Michigan cottage; Wonderful vacation
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p129426
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
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Beautiful Views & Beach; Attractive Lake Michigan cottage; Wonderful vacation
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p129426
616 706-7593
Montague Western Michigan
Glen Ellyn, IL
5

ALL SUMMER LONG

  • 5 of 5
What a fabulous pair of cottages! We can't say enough good things about out both of these houses. Clearly, Don and Sue go out of their way to make this a great retreat. We rented both cottages with four families including six kids. One family with two kids had the small cottage and the rest of the group had the big cottage. The kids had their own room. The location is a great spot way out in the country off of a gravel road. The property is surrounded by mature trees and wild raspberry bushes with nothing but farmland across the street. Very quiet and secluded area. The two cottages are a 30 second walk apart and work great together or could be rented separately. The small cottage has a nice yard for playing bags, games or setting up a tent. There is a private foot bridge that goes over a deep ravine and then a staircase down to the beach of about 77 steps. The bridge and staircase are rock solid and in very good condition. There is a nice sitting area about 2/3 of the way down with benches to watch the sunset. The owners keep a fire pit ring and plenty of nice adirondack chairs right on the beach so there is no worries about carrying chairs down. There is a great spot to pick blueberries about 15 minutes north. You are only 20 minutes away from Silver Lake or White Lake. In short...beautiful cottages, beautiful property, beautiful beach, beautiful sunsets. Do it!
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful Views & Beach; Attractive Lake Michigan cottage; Wonderful vacation
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p129426
616 706-7593
Montague Western Michigan
5

OUR MICHIGAN ADVENTURE

  • 5 of 5
Great location, nice home, beautiful beach . Besides enjoying the private beach there is plenty to do around the area.This is a nice home and is clean and well kept. We had 4 families staying 8 adults and 5 children. We had plenty of room. I would rent it again and recommend the home it is a great value. Only thing I will say is if your not heathly and do not do much walking the steps to the beach may not be for you. It is also hard to carry firewood to the fire ring on the beach due to the steps and there is limited parking but the view and the home are awesome.
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful Views & Beach; Attractive Lake Michigan cottage; Wonderful vacation
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p129426
616 706-7593
Montague Western Michigan
5

GREAT COTTAGE! GREAT LOCATION! PURE MICHIGAN!

  • 5 of 5
The Bent Pines Cottage was beautiful, spacious and accommodated our families very comfortably. It has a well thought out kitchen with great dishes, silverware, and all the cooking appliances needed, in great working order, making it easy to prepare the meals for a large family. There was lots of room for all the food that we brought and seating in the dining area, screened in porch and on the deck, so everyone could eat at the same time.
Each family had their own bedroom with plenty of space. With a bathroom on each of the floors, it provided the conveniences of home. The pool table in the lower level provided many hours of fun and competition.
Each day was spent on the beach. Despite the many stairs down to the beach, with good planning, we enjoyed the sandy beach, the shallow water for the family to play in and the beautiful sunsets. The heated outdoor shower by the Cottage was welcomed by everyone after coming up from the beach.
The Millers are friendly and attentive to details, making every effort to assure the comfort of their guests. Our family is making plans to return next year.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Views & Beach; Attractive Lake Michigan cottage; Wonderful vacation
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p129426
616 706-7593
Montague Western Michigan
Rockford, MI
5

WONDERFUL WEEK

  • 5 of 5
We greatly enjoyed our week at the beach house. It was such a beautiful place and everything was high quality, clean and neat. The view was equally as beautiful and the beach was so clean and isolated. Most of the time we had the beach to ourselves. There were plenty of things to do in the region and we all had a great time. Thanks to Don and Sue!
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful Views & Beach; Attractive Lake Michigan cottage; Wonderful vacation
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p129426
616 706-7593
Montague Western Michigan
5

BEST WEEK EVER!

  • 5 of 5
This lake front property was the perfect place for my husband and I to renew our vows. It was absolutly beautiful. The weather wasn't the best to have our wedding on the beach so we decided to open then the doors leading to the beach and renew our vows on the patio. Our guests (about 10 people) were able to enjoy themselves with plenty of seating and a beautiful view. The week to follow we had a great time playing pool in the game room, having bomb fires on the beach, inviting friends out to vist. It was the best week i've had in a very long time. The owners Don and Sue were wonderful. They were available from the beginning to the end of our stay for anything we needed. They even helped with the parking for the wedding. I would recommend this home for any family that is looking for a lake front rental.
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

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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Montague Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 14 2014 - Aug 22 2014
7 night minimum stay
$3,900
 
Notes: $200 Extra for July 4th week.   
 
Late August special
Aug 23 2014 - Aug 28 2014
6 night minimum stay
$3,100
 
Notes: 6 night special   
 
Labor Day Week
Aug 29 2014 - Sep 4 2014
3 night minimum stay
$500
$3,200
 
extra night: $375     Notes: 3 night Labor Day stay for $1700.   
 
Late Summer
Sep 5 2014 - Sep 19 2014
2 night minimum stay
$450
$900
$1,900
 
extra night: $250    
 
Fall
Sep 20 2014 - Oct 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$400
$800
$1,500
 
extra night: $250    
 
Off Season
Oct 31 2014 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$350
$700
$1,400
 
extra night: $200     Notes: $200 Extra for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's.   

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%
Cleaning USD175

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.

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:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Firewood
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
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:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Pool Table
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • winery tours
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • wind-surfing
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing
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