IMMACULATE ALL-SPORTS LAKEFRONT -GOLFER'S PARADISE -1 HOUR N OF GR

Bethany Den Hartog

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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IMMACULATE ALL-SPORTS LAKEFRONT -GOLFER'S PARADISE -1 HOUR N OF GR

Canadian Lakes House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Rest and play in our spacious 1800sf cottage right on all-sports Main Canadian Lake in the beautiful Canadian Lakes resort area. This spacious split level comes loaded with cottage charm inside and out and has just undergone a complete update by the new owners...You will be welcomed by new denim-blue siding with white trim and fresh cottage-chic furniture on the inside in shades of blueberry, apple, white and khaki. Even the windows and doors have been replaced! If you would like to walk through the cottage room by room, CLICK ON THE LINK TO OUR COTTAGE BLOG (under the rate info. below)...

UPSTAIRS - The fully equipped kitchen, which features plenty of cheerful white beadboard cabinetry, includes a gas range, microwave, dishwasher, super-size side-by-side fridge, a walk-in pantry and a handy breakfast bar with stools. It is open to the bright dining room, which shares a wall of sliders with the living room. The gas fireplace and stunning lake views can be viewed from all three areas. The upper deck just outside is very large, with a big gas grill for your use, a large rectangular glass-top table seating eight, and a smaller table for extra guests or food prep. A large main floor laundry leads from the spacious master bedroom (king bed) into the two-room Jack-n-Jill bathroom and back onto the hall. The home was completely redecorated in 2010 with spunky vintage furniture, fresh linens and all but one new mattress; everything is kept sparkling clean by family caretakers. Basic cable TV and cable internet are provided. The white-panelled walls give the entire home a fresh and airy cottage feeling.

DOWNSTAIRS - The cheerful guest bedroom (queen bed) and nautical 'bunkroom' (sleeping 4) share another full bathroom. A huge recreation area (classic This End Up pullout sofas / games / books/ entertainment center) spans the entire basement lakeside, where two sliders open onto a cement patio just steps from the lake. All bedrooms feature large closets and a vintage chest or dresser for storage...A baby crib and highchair are available on the premises also.

OUTSIDE - Large oak trees frame the street-side of the home, dappling the bedrooms with shade. A green lawn slopes gradually around the house to a flat grassy area between the house and lake. There's additional room to play thanks to the community greenspace lot next door. We have 60 ft of private, sandy-bottomed frontage; a dock, fire pit, and pedal boat; and a wonderful sandy mini-beach with no seawall (perfect for little ones!). We enjoy views of both the sunrise and the sunset. An attached garage offers plenty of storage. We have a ski boat for you to rent as well!

DON'T FORGET TO CLICK ON OUR BLOG LINK (BELOW RATES) FOR MANY MORE PHOTOS!!!

RESORT AMENITIES - Canadian Lakes is the largest recreation/resort/residential property in Michigan featuring the best in lakeside living and golf. Enjoy over 735 acres of lakes and ponds (340 of which are connected all-sports lakes); 2000 acres of dedicated green space; three members-only (and you, as our guest!) golf courses as well as the world-class Tullymore and St. Ives courses! Members and their guests also enjoy an airstrip, a campground, 3 children's playgrounds, 8 tennis courts, 2 basketball courts, 1 baseball diamond, shuffleboard, horseshoes, indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness center, multiple parks and 4 huge sandy beaches...our community even boasts a castle! We are a 2 minute walk from the largest beach (we have a volleyball net), and about 5 from the nearest tennis courts! All 5 golf courses are within minutes! This is a beautiful area for bikes and strollers, so bring yours along! Day passes are available for purchase at the fitness center and pools (just $3 for unlimited 1-day access to all three). Guest rates will apply at the CLPOC golf courses. You will be provided with a guest pass and a driving pass to the resort.

THE LAKES - Our home is on the 240-acre all-sports Main Canadian Lake, which connects to the 100-acre all-sports West Canadian, as well as two other small no-wake lakes which beg exploration - you'll enjoy a good workout in the pedal boat! Hundreds of cottages surround the main lakes, but quiet fishing spots abound. Lakes are members-only which means that only boats owned by property owners may be on the lake - you can rent ours! We have a mint condition 1994 17' open-bow Starcraft Fish'n'Ski with a 90hp Mariner outboard, complete with fishing chair and trolling motor...perfect for fishing, skiing, and tubing all day (see blog for more info). It's also perfect for a slow drive up the channel to get ice cream or groceries, or perhaps enjoy dinner at the Grill...Pontoon rentals are also available on the lakes from Lakeside Motor Sports in Mecosta. Fishing is a favorite pastime on the lakes - they are well-stocked but catch-n-release only. You can catch bass right off the dock and seawall!

NEARBY AMENITIES - You'll lack nothing thanks to the Country Corner five minutes away - there you will find a gas station, a convenience store, a full-size grocery store, a pizza parlor, a family restaurant, a fishing license office, the post office, several banks, two health centers, a beauty parlor, a fudge shop, a flower shop, a video store, and our favorite haunt, Ace Hardware (marshmallows, bait...). The Royal, St. Ives and Tullymore golf courses also have their own restaurants, and mini-golf (great ice cream!) and riding lessons are just a few minutes further.

Canadian Lakes is the perfect location to vacation. We love our new lake house and enjoyed turning it into a bright and cheery guest home for all to enjoy. We look forward to cherishing many memories here with our own family and friends, and are thankful for quality renters who make this dream possible for us. We hope that you will enjoy our cottage as much as we already do, and that you will return to it each summer.

Keywords: House, cottage, home, lakefront, waterfront, all sports, lake home, golf, deck, balcony, Canadian Lakes, TV, internet, Tullymore, beach, boat, dock, water ski, tennis, laundry, St. Ives, ice skating, cross country skiing, ice fishing, fishing

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Bethany Den Hartog

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We are a middle-aged (I can't believe I just wrote that!) married couple with young children. Because most of our family and many of our friends live in Michigan, we vacation here every summer. We have finally found the perfect rental cottage to call our own, and hope that your family will enjoy it as much as ours does! Our cottage is lovingly maintained by my family and by a local property manager - we remain very active in the cottage on a daily basis, and appreciate your feedback.

Bethany Den Hartog purchased this house in 2010

Ever since our realtor brother introduced us to Canadian Lakes, we dreamed of buying a cottage here. The lakes are beautiful, surrounded by quaint smaller cottages and larger newer ones; the area is very well maintained. The combination of all-sports and quiet lakes is fantastic - plenty of room to boat, ski, fish, canoe...whatever you're in the mood for. But what really sold us on the area was the amenities it offers to us as owners and you as our guests - world class golf, tennis, basketball, baseball, shuffleboard, horseshoes, parks with playgrounds, huge sandy beaches, large public green spaces, indoor and outdoor pools, a workout center...there's no end of things to do! That and the fact that gas, groceries, ice cream and mini-golf are less than five minutes away makes Canadian Lakes just about perfect. It's a wonderful, relaxing place for people of all ages!

The best feature of the house is its close proximity to the water. The sound of the waves lapping on the seawall is so soothing, and watching the boats and the fish while eating lunch on the deck definitely puts us in vacation mode. We also love the fact that we can see the kids in the water at all times, and that we have our own little beach to build sandcastles in. The large lawn and the open public greenspace next door offer lots of room for kids to run around, and contribute to a feeling of spaciousness - we don't feel cramped by neighbors! We love the all-white panelled walls and the wall to wall sliders upstairs and down - the house is always bright and airy inside, with fantastic water views. We enjoy the fact that the kids can rule the recroom while the adults relax upstairs with the fire or a good book. And as a mom I am so thankful for the main floor laundry and the big garage to stash all the water toys and life jackets.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
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Immaculate All-Sports Lakefront -Golfer's Paradise -1 hour N of GR
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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Canadian Lakes Western Michigan
5

Beautiful and Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful 4 days at the Blue Cottage! Everything was so amazingly clean and fresh, and they supplied so many extra supplies which was great. Our kids loved the sand and the wading area. The fishing was great and everyone got the experience of catching one! It was so relaxing to just look out any window and see the beautiful lake. The lower level of the cottage was a bit chilly for our family but I'm sure in the heat of summer it would be fine. The sunsets were amazing too. The kids had a blast on the paddleboat and the firepit was great! Owners are great to work with and very informative. You can tell they love their cottage. We are thankful they shared it with us!
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So happy the May weather cooperated! We love to hear that you enjoyed the same things about the cottage as we do...it really is very family friendly! The AC does cause the basement to be a bit on the cool side in early summer. We usually shut all the registers downstairs for that very reason. We opened them to dry out the carpets after the cleaners and forgot to close them for you...so sorry! We'll take care of that right away!
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Immaculate All-Sports Lakefront -Golfer's Paradise -1 hour N of GR
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p290288vb
(360) 354-2160 (Washington, USA)
Canadian Lakes Western Michigan
5

Great cottage for two families!

  • 5 of 5
What a great way to start the summer! Thanks to the owners for all of the great lists provided with the cottage amenities, along with the "what you should bring" list. It was very helpful. This cottage was very clean and updated. The beds were very comfortable. The location on the lake was perfect-close to the large beach where the kids could play. We enjoyed playing cards on the deck while the kids caught fish off the dock and used the paddleboat to tool around in. The two living spaces were ideal for our two families (4 adults, 6 kids ages6-11). Kids could watch a movie downstairs, while we watched out show upstairs. Note: lower level tv is basic cable only-not many kid channels, so bring your DVD's. Upper tv is HD-great for watching Tiger Baseball! We brought the bikes for the kids which was great as well - they could ride over to the nearby tennis courts or just around the community. At night we enjoyed roasting s'mores around the fire. We were only there for the 4 day Memorial weekend, but enjoyed every relaxing moment! We would definitely return.
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Immaculate All-Sports Lakefront -Golfer's Paradise -1 hour N of GR
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p290288vb
(360) 354-2160 (Washington, USA)
Canadian Lakes Western Michigan
California
5

The beautiful Canadian Lakes

  • 5 of 5
My family has rented the Blue Cottage the past two summers. We enjoyed our first trip so much that we doubled our vacation to two weeks this year. The cottage has everything you need and is located in a great area of the lakes. The beds are very comfortable and the cottage is CLEAN. There are two entertainment areas along with a patio and a deck so there is ample room for entertaining. The Main Lake is fantastic for boating and tubing so I highly recommend renting the boat. Exploring the lakes on the no wake Thursday was a BLAST. 7.5 in. My wife and I are from MI and both grew up with vacations on an inland lake. Renting the Blue Cottage helped my wife and I show our 3 sons just how awesome a MI summer can be. They can't wait to go back.

I can't say enough positive things about Bethany and Calvin. They truly care about the Blue Cottage and your experience. The Blue Cottage is 5 stars for a Michigan lake rental experience.
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Immaculate All-Sports Lakefront -Golfer's Paradise -1 hour N of GR
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(360) 354-2160 (Washington, USA)
Canadian Lakes Western Michigan
Temperance, MI
5

family reunion

  • 5 of 5
We spent a week for our family reunion. The house was very nicely furnished and immaculate. We had everything we needed . The lake was beautiful, nice swimming especially having little ones the shallow area was great, very quiet lake. The deck views were awesome. The multiple golf courses were really enjoyed by the golfers in our family. We enjoyed the local restaurant and little boutique shop up at the corner. We also took a drive to Amish country close by and purchased some wonderful fresh veggies and homemade baked goodies as well.
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
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Immaculate All-Sports Lakefront -Golfer's Paradise -1 hour N of GR
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p290288vb
(360) 354-2160 (Washington, USA)
Canadian Lakes Western Michigan
Kentwood,MI USA
5

A wonderful place to celebrate our 70th anniversary!

  • 5 of 5
The Blue Cottage lived up to our expectations and more. It was so attractive and had everything we could need or want. It was roomy enough for our children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren to celebrate with us- some just for the day, and some overnight. Bethany was so helpful as to parking and her list of things to bring was so complete, we didn't forget anything. The little ones loved trying to catch fish in the nets, ( and caught about a dozen!) Having a washer and dryer was so convenient,plus the grill which held two dozen fish fillets for our dinner. The store was only five minutes away, and carried everything we needed. The big screen TV was so nice, as the Olympics were on that week, and everything was so clean and neat. Our grandchildren commented on how nice the cottage was-"nice diggs, Grandma!" said one. We didn't use the golf course, but two of our grandchildren used the campground,and enjoyed it. The owners were very anxious to have us enjoy our week, and quick (as possible) to replace the rudder of the paddle boat. We would highly recommend this place and would love to go back.
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Immaculate All-Sports Lakefront -Golfer's Paradise -1 hour N of GR
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(360) 354-2160 (Washington, USA)
Canadian Lakes Western Michigan
Ypsilanti, mi
5

Lovely time

  • 5 of 5
Great home to get away, relax, or stay busy with fun summer activities. We would stay at the blue cottage again. Very simple, well managed, and super comfy!
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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3 Pickleball courts, Outdoor Ice Skating Rink, Cross Country Skiing on three golf courses (one groomed trail)

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Canadian Lakes House Rental Rates

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August Week 4 - Labor Day Week
Aug 16 2014 - Sep 5 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,025
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
$650
 

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Notes We also charge 6% MI sales tax and an $85 cleaning fee. Your choice of $600 traditional security deposit or property damage insurance protection. The speed boat requires separate paperwork, $550 per week and a $750 security deposit.
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Amenities

Amenities

Canadian Lakes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Garage ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Internet ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Catering Available ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Two-room jack-n-jill connects master suite to upstairs hall
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Recroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , This End Up Sofas have extra thick mattresses!
    Bunkroom - 2 bunk bed , Two bunkbeds sleep 4 adults (up to 200 lbs. maximum).
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Lovely iron bed in oil-rubbed bronze finish.
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Cottage-style white wood panel bed.
  • We also provide a commercial quality white metal baby crib that is about the size of a pack-n-play. It fits easily into the master or guest bedrooms. Mattress cover provided, please bring your own baby bedding.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Indoor Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • horseshoes
  • horseback riding
  • sledding
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • shopping
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • shuffleboard
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • freshwater fishing
  • water tubing
  • snowmobiling
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
Notes:
Bed sheets, pillows and pillowcases are provided, as are kitchen cloths, but bath towels are not; sand toys, paddle boat with life jackets, firepit. Sleeps 10+
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