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PETS STAY FREE FOREST RETREAT, LAKE ACCESS, WATERFRONT, DOCK, KAYAKS

Nancy

Advertiser since: 2005
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Nancy

Advertiser since: 2005
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
50%
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2014
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PETS STAY FREE FOREST RETREAT, LAKE ACCESS, WATERFRONT, DOCK, KAYAKS

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Allegan Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Pinecone 2Br 1Ba Cottage Forest at your Doorstep Lake Allegan Access

Pinecone Cottage gives you the best of both worlds: A forest retreat with access to 1800 acre Lake Allegan and the attractions of Lake Michigan resort towns nearby.

A forest path takes you to the lake view bluff. Seventy stairs to the lake include an overlook deck in the trees for picnics or solitude. The 108 ft. private waterfront has sand bottom for swimming, a private dock, swimming and sunbathing raft, and 8 kayaks for your use. In winter, skiing and snowmobile trails are at your doorstep.

Our forest retreat is 25 minutes from the Lake Michigan coast resort towns of Saugatuck/Douglas and South Haven with their colorful, festive atmosphere, events and tourist attractions. Charming Allegan with it's famous antique fair is minutes away.

Enjoy this lovely, cozy cottage where the 55,000 acre Allegan State Forest is at your doorstep and a forest path leads you to 1800 acre Lake Allegan with it's fishing, wildlife and recreation bounty.

Private waterfront: There is a large fully equipped kitchen with microwave and dishwasher and a fully equipped laundry. Linens and paper goods are provided. The modern bath has tub/shower surround.

There is a 400 foot path through the woods and around the owners’ home to the lake bluff, 34 steps down to the lake overlook deck, and 36 steps from there to the waterfront. The overlook deck and waterfront are wooded and private, and cannot be seen from the house. The waterfront is a gently sloping sand bottom good for swimming. There is no beach so we provide a swimming raft for sunbathing. Please see photos for details.

Bring your boat and tie it at our dock.

Amenities: Internet, 60' x 70' fenced dog yard, large deck, gas BBQ grill, sleeping loft, fully equipped kitchen and laundry, linens and paper goods provided, window A/C, TV/DVD/VCR, access to inland lake waterfront and dock, all-sport lake, lake bluff deck, 8 kayaks, bonfire pit with firewood, 2 pr.snowshoes

Summer Resort & Winter Wonderland: Activities: A perfect year round retreat, with x-country skiing and snow mobile trails, sleigh rides and downhill skiing nearby in the winter There is a snowmobile clubhouse with Sunday morning pancake breakfasts and a large system of trails nearby. See the Allegan County Snowmobile club website. Snowmobile Clubhouse nearby.

Large bonfire circle with firewood provided. We also provide two pairs of snowshoes.

Enjoy a variety of sports on All Sport Lake Allegan, the Kalamazoo River and nearby Lake Michigan area, and swimming, fishing, and kayaking from our dock.

Enjoy golf, biking, hiking, horseback riding and hay rides, antiquing and antique fair, art gallery tours, shopping, orchards and fruit picking, haunted corn maize, winery tours, maritime museums, dunes rides, county fair, fine or casual dining, X-country and downhill skiing, snowmobile trails and clubhouse.

Enjoy an evening around the campfire in your private woodland clearing.

Fishing & Boating : Power boat access landings to Lake Allegan and the Kalamazoo River within 2 miles. Great fishing for small and large mouth bass, northern, catfish, salmon.

We provide 8 kayaks, and life jackets.

Area: The most beautiful, hospitable and scenic area of Southwest Michigan. Forest and water trails and beautiful Lake Michigan beaches are a few minutes from cosmopolitan recreation activities. This is an area you will want to return to again and again.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Nancy (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2005
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
50%
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2014

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 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

4.9
based on 16 traveler reviews

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PETS STAY FREE Forest Retreat, Lake Access, Waterfront, Dock, Kayaks
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
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PETS STAY FREE Forest Retreat, Lake Access, Waterfront, Dock, Kayaks
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p317050
-(269) 686-7685
Allegan Southwest Michigan
Chicago, IL
5

The relaxing getaway we were looking for

  • 5 of 5
We found this vecation spot more than 3 years ago and have been back for fall colors, summer greenery, and a cozy winter getaway. A short path through a lovely wooded area leads to the uncrowded beauty of Lake Allegan. I like to take a book or headphones to the comfy private lakeview deck, while other members of my family spend hours at a time in the water. As well as the swimming and boating, we like to fix picnics in the cottage kitchen and take them to the dock or deck.
  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2007
  • Stayed: May 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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PETS STAY FREE Forest Retreat, Lake Access, Waterfront, Dock, Kayaks
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p317050
-(269) 686-7685
Allegan Southwest Michigan
5

Our third visit and as always a wonderful experience.

  • 5 of 5
This year we came during the warm weather and enjoyed the kayaks, swimming and the raft. Before we had come in October, and although it was very nice then with the changing of the colors, this year it was actually warm to enjoy all the other amenities. Allegan hosts a Fiber fest the third week-end in August and what a wonderful place to stay and only about 5 minutes from the fairgrounds. PERFECT!!!! I just love this wonderful home -- my home away from home and the added bonus that we can bring our pets. A great place to stay. In addition to all this, the owner always asks for ways for her to improve the property and has always done those things and more. The pictures really do reflect the property. What you see is what you get. Love it!!!
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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PETS STAY FREE Forest Retreat, Lake Access, Waterfront, Dock, Kayaks
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p317050
-(269) 686-7685
Allegan Southwest Michigan
Peoria, IL, USA
5

You put Home in a Vacation Rental -- Thank you!!!

  • 5 of 5
In a world of chaos, little things do mean a lot. And, Chris and Nancy so deliver on making you feel welcome and diminishing your stress! They provide everything from dog bowls waiting for our fur kids filled with water to pizza pans for me to cook with -- Oh, thank you the kitchen is completely stocked so you can function! The cottage was super clean and the yard was secluded and peaceful. The dog area was huge and our dogs loved romping around out there! While here you are truly living in a "Certified Wildlife Habitat", and we loved it! The lake and docks were amazing with warm, clean water. We learned to kayak and it was very enjoyable.
Allegan is a quaint older town with fun little shops to wander. The night we were there a street dance was going on! And, the cottage is conveniently located 30 minutes to great locations to visit! The Art Barn and Cranes (take a pie back to the cottage) in Fennville are a must do ... and Saugatuck is fun too!
For anyone who is hesitant on renting an unknown place for vacation, you have no worries by trusting Chris and Pinecone cottage.
We are currently planning next year's trip back!

The Holloway-Duncan Family, Peoria, IL
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We enjoyed seeing your family having a great time. You really took advantage of all this area has to offer.
And there are still lots of vacation activities left to try on your next visit. We will look forward to seeing you again next year!
Best wishes, Chris & Nancy
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PETS STAY FREE Forest Retreat, Lake Access, Waterfront, Dock, Kayaks
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p317050
-(269) 686-7685
Allegan Southwest Michigan
5

Best vacation and money spent ever!!!

  • 5 of 5
From the moment we walked into this wonderful, fully equipped cottage we felt right at home. Loving details in every aspect, such as night lights doubled as a if needed flashlight in every room. Upon deciding we wanted to make an apple pie we were missing the cinnamon, when asking the owner if she had some, she indeed did and asked if we needed anything else. Rolling pin would be nice, it was provided. Even though it rained everyday that we were there, the complete comforts of home didn't dim our experience. The kids were able to use the kayaks in between the rainstorms. Campfire one evening, perfect plastic plates in the cupboard, wood provided. I don't think there was anything that we could have asked for, even a dishwasher so no one had K.P. duty, truly a wonderful vacation, beautiful grounds and the fall leaves changing color, WOW. We can't wait to come back. Allegan has many wonderful attractions and just a few minutes to artistic Saugatuck. Oh, and the wonderful fenced area so our 4-legged friends could run and be safe. Think that tells you that they are very welcomed, can't find that just everywhere, we could not have asked for anything more.
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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PETS STAY FREE Forest Retreat, Lake Access, Waterfront, Dock, Kayaks
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p317050
-(269) 686-7685
Allegan Southwest Michigan
Monroe, Michigan
5

Relaxing Vacation!

  • 5 of 5
This past summer my family and I decided to try something different for vacation and rent a cottage. We didn't want to spend a lot of time traveling to our destination and we wanted to be close to Lake Michigan without the expense. Pinecone Cottage met both of these expectations and more. We are a family of six with a dog. The cottage was comfortable, cozy and roomy enough for all. The lake is a little bit of a trek, but very easy to get to and there were plenty of kayaks for all. We enjoyed the quiet surroundings during the day and evening, as well as the campfires (with plenty of wood). The cottage provided everything as listed for my family as well as the dog. I could go on and on. We are hoping to visit again. Thanks Chris and Nancy
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you and hope to see you again!
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PETS STAY FREE Forest Retreat, Lake Access, Waterfront, Dock, Kayaks
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p317050
-(269) 686-7685
Allegan Southwest Michigan
Anderson, Indiana
5

Perfect fit for canine and kayak lovers

  • 5 of 5
Our stay was restful, and relaxing in an atmosphere of this clean and updated home. The 'cottage' offers so much more than we imagined at first. Although, the walk to the edge of the lake is down some stairs, I welcomed the exercise. For those who wish to bring along furry family, every convenience has been provided. A large fenced yard for secure home base for the pet, but close to hiking and provided kayaks for trips around the huge lake. If you aren't into groomed, manicured, lawns and want to use the ample back yard for play, cookouts, bonfires, frizbee, crochet or volleyball--this is the place for you. This area offers so much more than just a lake with the history, antiques, farm stands, riverways, and natural habitats. The hosts keep the place up well and are generous to help with any thing you may need.
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Grand Rapids
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Holland Michigan
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Lake Allegan
Car: necessary

Water sports, antiques, golf, trails for skiing, hiking and snowmobiles, art and film festivals, fine dining, horseback riding, Lake Michigan beaches, antique fair, kayaking, canoing, fruit picking and Pie Pantry, art classes, fireworks, art fairs, county fair, corn maize, hayrides, wildlife viewing, forest at your doorstep...

Other Activities: kayaking, hay rides, apple picking, art tours, wine tasting, film festival, fishing

Golf: There are 20 golf courses within 20 miles of Pinecone Cottage.

Ski: X-Country ski trails are 2 miles away. Or blaze your own trail in the forest with our snowshoes.

Down hill skiing slopes 12 miles away.

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Rates & Availability

From $225 Per night

Allegan Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
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$1,050
$4,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes PETS STAY FREE!
No additional cleaning fee!!
Occupancy is 6. There is a $35 per day charge for each overnight guest numbering over 6. Maximum occupancy is 8 by prior arrangement only. There is a $10 per day fee for day guests over 6 total guests.
Rates subject to change without notice. Please email for a quote.
A 50% deposit will hold your reservation. The balance is due June 1 for reservations in June, July, and August.

Payment by Credit Card, cash. No checks for final payment.

Cancellations are refunded if we are able to re-rent your dates. There is a $50 re-rental fee and we deduct any credit card processing fees we have paid.
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Amenities

Allegan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Modern one piece tub/shower. Towels, washcloths and TP provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1st floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , pine loft
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • First floor has 1 bedroom with queen thermarest mattress. The second bedroom is a loft with vaulted ceiling and queen bed pillow top mattress. There is a fold-out queen couch in the living room with a mattress topper to add for comfort when opened up.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
PETS STAY FREE. Pets are welcome. Up to 3 pets stay free. We have a large 60' x 70' fenced yard and furnish a large pet crate. Pets are allowed indoors and on waterfront. Pinecone Cottage has lake access, not a lake view.

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