VACATIONING AT PRETTY LAKE 2013, MECOSTA MI

Wayne Niles or Judy Niles

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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VACATIONING AT PRETTY LAKE 2013, MECOSTA MI

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2 Bedroom 1 Bath Lakefront (sleeps 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2/3 Kids)

Clean, comfortable cottage for 4 with 2 separate sleeping areas (1 queen bed/1 double bed), kitchen, large full bath, large living/dining area with rocker/recliner loveseat and queen hide-a-bed sofa. 2 TV's with DISH, one in living area and one in larger bedroom. A sandy beach for great swimming, raft, dock with row boat and paddle boat are included in the rental. Picnic table and camp fire pit available. Possible rental of motorized fishing boat or pontoon extra. All bedding, dishes, linens, paper products provided. Some condiments.

Great fishing lake for bass, blue gill, pike, sun fish, walleye, specks, perch. As this is an all sport lake; no wake hours are designated to accommodate fishing.

There is state land in the area for hiking/hunting and several golfing opportunities at Canadian Lakes including St Ives and Tulleymore. Big Rapids also has Katke which is a part of Ferris.

Mecosta was the home of Russell Kirk, an American political theorist, moralist, historian, social critic, literary critic, and fiction author known for his influence on 20th century American conservatism. For those interested the Kirk Center Library remains in Mecosta. Visit http://www.kirkcenter.org for more information.

Review 9/5/2012: Our stay at Pretty Lake cottage was fantastic. Not only was the lake and surrounding area peaceful and quiet, the cottage was clean, neat, and very inviting. It has everything necessary to enjoy some relaxing time away from home. We felt very comfortable during our stay and the hosts did a wonderful job to ensure we had a great time. We highly recommend Pretty Lake cottage. We can't wait to go back.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
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Our stay at Pretty Lake was delightful. The cottage is much more spacious than anticipated and the site on the hill means it is quiet and peaceful. With a beach and views of the lake, the experience is even better . It did get chilly one night so we turned on the propane furnace and it heated up quickly and felt very cozy. Would definitely return. Plenty of room for 4 or more people to enjoy a vacation at the lake. Plus the owners are nearby in case of emergencies and they are very gracious hosts. Thanks for the memories.
Aug 2012
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Wayne Niles or Judy Niles

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My (Wayne) parents have had a cottage on Pretty Lake since I was a child. We bought our cottage in 1977 and our children have grown up here on weekends until adulthood. We have so many fond memories and are hoping others will have the same experience we have had.

Wayne Niles or Judy Niles purchased this cottage in 2012

This is a recent acquisition from prior neighbors and just listed 8/12. The cottage is on the sandy side of the lake and the sunsets are amazing. There are no neighbors on one side of the cottage, owners occupy cottage on the other side.

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This review as sent to us rather than being posted through HomeAway:

'Our stay at Pretty Lake cottage was fantastic. Not only was the lake and surrounding area peaceful and quiet, the cottage was clean, neat, and very inviting. It has everything necessary to enjoy some relaxing time away from home. We felt very comfortable during our stay and the hosts did a wonderful job to ensure we had a great time. We highly recommend Pretty Lake cottage. We can't wait to go back.'

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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4.8
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Vacationing at Pretty Lake 2013, Mecosta MI
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Nice Relaxing Weekend Away

  • 4 of 5
We had a wonderful time at Pretty Lake. Everything was clean and neat. We were welcomed with a bottle of wine, cookies & chocolates. The owners were so friendly and helpful.

We enjoyed the pedal boat and the firepit on the beach. We also rented the pontoon boat and spent a couple of lovely hours cruising around the lake.

The weekend was just what we needed and we are so glad we came.
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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5

Great little getaway

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here for our honeymoon and have nothing but nice things to say about the cottage. It is really clean and well kept. The lake is beautiful and full of fish. Had a great time on the pontoon for one of the days. We had a very relaxing and fun week there and can't wait to go back. Hopefully next year for our first anniversary. Thanks Wayne and Judy for making our honeymoon everything we wanted.
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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5

Awesome Property!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay at the Laf-A-Lot cottage. Wayne and Judy were amazing hosts. They made the cottage feel like home! The property's view was breathtaking and the water was very nice for swimming. The cottage was close enough to go to Michigan Adventure for a day trip. We would definitely come back again!
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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5

Had a great time!

  • 5 of 5
Was very impressed with the property. The cabin was large and clean. The lake was clear and had great fishing for pike, bass, and bluegill (even right off the dock).
It was also nice having so many essentials on site (pots, pans, aluminum foil, etc) so we didnt have to pack and haul those things.
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Immaculate and comfy in very nice setting

  • 5 of 5
We have rented many vacation homes but I do not recall any that were as clean and well equipped as this was. Very nice quality towels and linens supplied and very well equipped kitchen. So nice to have access to boat use do inexpensively. Very nice shady setting overlooking lake with nice beach area. Only disappointment was that there are no lake views from living areas of the cottage. Would go back in a heartbeat! Our Thanks to the Niles'.
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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5

Excellent property and value!

  • 5 of 5
My girlfriend and I stayed in this cottage for a weekend getaway while I was in town graduating from Ferris State University. The owners were very helpful during the planning stages as well as throughout the stay. The property itself is located on a beautiful lake that lives up to its name (Pretty Lake). While the weather on the date of arrival wasn't the greatest (VERY windy) by the last night we were able to have a nice bonfire down on the beach. The cottage is extremely clean and was perfect for our stay. We both hated to leave so early but had commitments back in the real world. My girlfriend has asked 5-6 times since when we could return, and I'm sure they'll be a return trip as soon as we can breakaway again.

If you stay there, there is a camp store (for the campground near by) right down the hill that has some supplies at reasonable prices and the worker states that during the summer months they are fairly well stocked. Also, Autumn's is a nice little restaurant about 15 minutes away that has some delicious food and great service.
  • Submitted: May 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Canadian Lakes St Ives-Tulleymore, Katke BR
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Canadian Lakes
Car: necessary

20mi E of Big Rapids and 30mi W of Mt Pleasant***

Pretty Lake, Mecosta is approximately 1hr 45 min from Lansing, 1.5hr from Grand Rapids, 3hrs from Detroit and 2hr from Traverse City. Mecosta is located between Mt Pleasant and Big Rapids on M-20. It is within 10mi of Canadian Lakes which offers premier golfing and dining opportunities.

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Availability & Rates

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Refundable damage deposit $100
Notes Rates by the week are set at the time of agreement with traveler. More that 4 adults or 3 or more adults with children are subject to additions charges. Inviting additional guests after a rate has been set may result in additional charges of $25/person. If renters have any questions about this policy, please discuss with owners prior to agreement.

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Amenities

Amenities

Big Rapids Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 740 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Linens, paper products and liquid soap provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • There is addition sleeping space on a queen sleeper sofa.
Entertainment:
  • DVR
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Pedal Boat
  • Raft
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • swimming
Notes:
No smoking in the rental and if renting the pontoon, no smoking there as well.
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