|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Clean, comfortable Non-smoking 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 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.
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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'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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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.
Our family had the best time! Wayne and Judy are very helpful! The home was clean and we felt very comfortable! The teens even had fun and we played games, fished, swam, boated! We hope to come back again someday!
The property was just what we wanted. It was quiet and the setting was beautiful. Wish the weather would have cooperated a little better.
The cottage was spot on as described. Wayne and Judy go above and beyond to provide everything needed for an enjoyable experience. Everything was perfect and we have already recommended it to our friends and family. We spent quite a bit of time relaxing and fishing. The biggest fish we caught was right off the pier at the cottage. Two thumbs up!
We loved your cottage Wayne & Judy. We also loved the pontoon boat. Thanks for providing all our needed supplies. Its so nice not to have to pack all the extras. Also loved the paddle boats & row boat that you include with your lovely clean cottage. We only caught 2 fish which was disappointing but we did enjoyed trying. Our grandson loved your swinging benches. So peaceful.
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.
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.
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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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|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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