Big Rapids Cottage Rental Photos and Description
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.
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- non smoking only
- wheelchair inaccessible
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Guestbook comments from the owner
This was sent to owners via e-mail.
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.
Wayne Niles or Judy Niles
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.
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.'