NEAR LAKE MICHIGAN NEXT TO POTTERY STUDIO AND STATE PARK BEACH

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Jan Johnson

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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NEAR LAKE MICHIGAN NEXT TO POTTERY STUDIO AND STATE PARK BEACH

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House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

The Potter's Guesthouse

6211 Michillinda at Lamos Road

Whitehall, MI 49461

South of town 'in the country'

The Potter’s Guesthouse is located on the property of Terrestrial Forming Pottery Studio where Peter 'the Potter' Johnson has been creating art for over forty years. 

The clean and comfortable, newly renovated two-story is a former 1800’s school house that was moved to this location in the early 1900's and joined to a farm house. 

There are three fully furnished bedrooms, two up and one down; one full bath down and another up; a large fully equipped kitchen; a spacious living room; a breezeway with washer and dryer; and a deck with a charcoal grill.   It will sleep six: one queen, one double, two twins, all with quality mattresses. Linens are included as well as cable TV, wireless internet, microwave, and dishwasher, all the comforts of a home away from home. 

There are acres of land to picnic or to take walks in the adjacent woods which lead you to Lake Michigan's white, sandy beaches and dunes. For a nominal fee, you can arrange time with the potter to work in the studio with clay.

This beautiful area of west Michigan has much to offer. Lake Michigan (Duck Lake State Park), White Lake, and Duck Lake are all less than one mile away. In addition, we are close to  Michigan’s Adventure Park, bike trails (The Hart-Montague  rails-to-trails paved path is now over 25 miles long.), White Lake Light Station (great walk from lighthouse to beach via the channel), art galleries, unique shops, a book store, yoga studio, candy shop, boating and fishing (free launch sites), canoeing,  kayaking, dune rides, hiking and bird watching (Owassippi), free weekly outdoor concerts, numerous golf courses, antique stores, Howmet Theater, 1950's root beer drive-in, the state's oldest soda fountain, and the world's largest weathervane. (Or just relax under the shady maples or the millions of stars.)

Welcome to our paradise!

We rent by the week  with a refundable security deposit of $500 due at time of reservation.  Check-in is Saturday at 3; check- out is Saturday at 11. Available late May through October.

Keywords: country house, two-story, farmhouse, cottage, Michigan Adventure Park, bike trails

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Jan Johnson

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Peter is a full time potter, part time mountain biker, cross-country skier, and kayaker; Jan is a retired teacher and ceramic tile maker. “We both love the outdoors, the woods we live in, and the three lakes we can walk to.”

Jan Johnson purchased this house in 1988

This house is next to our pottery studio and near miles of beaches, bike trails, woods, rivers, close to towns but yet away from 'it all.' There is a small grocery store about half mile away so that we can provision without going far.

Duck Lake State Park is unique in that it does not provide camping but has beautiful sandy beaches and dunes. If we want excitement, we are close to Michigan's Adventure Park or bike trails and rivers.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Property Reviews

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Near Lake Michigan Next to Pottery Studio and State Park Beach
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
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Whitehall Western Michigan
St. Louis, MO
5

Just what we needed

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We just got back from a wonderful, relaxing week in the Potter's Guesthouse. Everything was just as described and just what we needed.
We've been going to Whitehall for several years and have our favorite restaurants, but it was nice having a kitchen for breakfasts and to be able to cook for our family, that we were visiting. We grilled some steaks on the barbecue and had a great evening entertaining. Next time I plan to get some food to fix in the crock pot that I saw in the cabinet, such a great thing to have in the kitchen.
We were so close to Duck Lake/Lake Michigan and a short drive from Whitehall & Montague (where we love to play putt putt golf and eat ice cream).
Jan, Peter and Russ were all very nice and made us feel at home and took extra special care of us when the power went out the first morning we were there! They found out how long it was going to take to be restored and then hooked a generator up so we could get on with our day. That was much appreciated!
Even though we had some rainy days, we enjoyed them. We all like to read and the peacefulness of the house combined with the sound of the rain was the perfect combination. There were also games available and we had to break out the Scrabble game.
Our girls favorite part was when Squeakers would come and say hello in the morning and evenings. It made missing our own cats at home a little easier.
We had a wonderful week and we hope to be able to make our stay in the Potter's Guesthouse a yearly tradition.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Near Lake Michigan Next to Pottery Studio and State Park Beach
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Whitehall Western Michigan
Grand Rapids, MI
5

Spacious rental in great area

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Our family of 5 (2 adults and 3 kids, ages 6, 4, and 2) stayed at this property for a week, and it was a good value and great property. We liked the size, price, amenities, and location. We used to live in Muskegon (a city 15 minutes south of this location), and we knew that the Duck Lake/Lake Michigan beach that is 1 mile away is one of the best beach areas in the area for small kids (you can set up on the beach and have access to the always warm, shallow, and clear water of the Duck Lake Channel, but also be within feet of Lake Michigan for bigger waves and all the views).
The cottage is very spacious, and the description and pictures on the website are a good representation of what you will get. Everything was clean and well-maintained. We prepared most of our meals onsite, and the kitchen was well stocked with utensils and cooking needs. We also made use of the onsite washer/dryer to have fresh beach towels all week. Although there was no central air, the window units upstairs and on the main level kept things pleasant all week.
The owners are very pleasant and helpful. They make themselves available by phone anytime (they live in their home right down the road if you need anything). The cottage is right next to the pottery studio, and shares a large yard space with a fire pit. We initiated conversations with our neighbors several times during the week. Our kids played in the pottery workspace 3 different days while we were here, and although Peter and his assistants were busy working on new pottery, they were very gracious and let the kids play and create with some clay. (thanks for your patience!)
There are four adult-sized bicycles that are available for guests to use (kept on the back patio area). We didn't use them but they are a nice additional feature.
I'd recommend this property to lots of people, including adult couples, families with small or large kids, or really anyone. If you are looking for a place for a major party every night with a keg of beer next to a bonfire and your college buddies coming over late at night, this is definitely not the place for you. It is, however, a great place for enjoyment of the patio, throwing the ball in the yard with the kids, close proximity to great beaches and supplies/services in town nearby, and other stuff. Overall this is a great place to stay and you won't be disappointed!
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Whitehall Western Michigan
Colorado
5

Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
We had a wonderful stay at this house! It is in a great location; there are trees surrounding the whole area, it is private and very quiet, and it is close to lakes and town but also far away enough that you're not in the middle of tourists or the hussle and bussle of a town. Everything that you could possibly need would be there and more! The homeowners are available if ever you need anything and are incredibly friendly. Peter's pottery studio is fascinating, plus he's likely to tell you a fan story or two and take you around the shop is very enjoyable. This house is very comfortable, clean, and definitely top notch. We would love to come back!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Near Lake Michigan Next to Pottery Studio and State Park Beach
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Whitehall Western Michigan
5

Family of parents, two sons and their families

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the Potter's Guesthouse. We found the facilities to be as shown and described in the listing. In addition to the excellent facilities we found the overall location and neighborhood fine for a family retreat. We had our two sons and thei4r families with us for various times. This included a six year old and a 20mo. year old. The facility was most appropriate for our group even with the two little persons. The back deck and outdoor grill got lots of use and found it most pleasant in the evening. I would suggest that groceries in quantity be purchased at Plumb's in Whitehall. Fill ins can be purchased nearby at the Duck Inn (high priced but good selection, ice cream, etc.). Also newspapers available. If planning to stay for any time and using Duck Lake State Park and from out of state would recommend getting annual park pass rather than paying daily rate. Can also park by side of Scenic drive but often quite busy in Summer. Pottery Shop most interesting and owners are unobtrusive and most halpful for any questions. Some places to eat out at night are Crosswinds on the lake in Whitehalll (good selection, service, and view at marina), Michilinda Inn up the street for more "formal" evening out, and the Lakeside Inn to the end of the road and to the lake. Nearby Michigan Adventure Park for kids and certainly the beach at Duck Lake and Lake Michigan make for great relaxing times. Our family from Mozambique and those from Atlanta enjoyed thei4r stay. Having been born in Michigan and in business their for many y3ears we were familiar with the area. Having traveled extensivly and worked in Europe for 21 years we have used Home Away on numerous occasions. This description and the pictures are most descriptive of what you will find. The property was as represented and most comfortable. You will need a car as sights and facilities are not within walking distance. I would highly recommend it. We will certainly consider it if and when returning to the area.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Near Lake Michigan Next to Pottery Studio and State Park Beach
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Whitehall Western Michigan
Wooster, OH
5

Wonderful, relaxing, scenic getaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
We stayed for a week with our two children and enjoyed our much needed vacation so much. We biked, took walks in the woods, swam in Lake Michigan (great waves!), ran around the dunes, had fires in the back yard, and ate dinner on the deck. And so much more! When it rained, we took Scenic Drive along the lake to Muskegon and enjoyed the museum there. And we hung out in the spacious, clean, and tastefully decorated house. The photos and description of Potter's Cottage are absolutely accurate. The place had everything we could have asked for, it's private and wonderfully located (on the edge of the State Park), and the owners are lovely people, welcoming, accommodating, and very generous. We will definitely come back. Thank you for a wonderful time.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Tax Rate 5.0%
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Amenities

Whitehall House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The main floor bathroom has a tub and a shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • hunting
  • freshwater fishing
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