Montague House Rental Photos and Description
Lake Michigan vacation retreat, 5 bedrooms plus, 5 bathrooms, sleeps 18
This house has many features and is about 5000 square feet on two levels. The first level features a large open area which includes the kitchen, dining and living area. The four sets of French doors lead out to an enclosed four season porch.
The kitchen features KitchenAid appliances including a refrigerator, dishwasher, convection oven, induction cooktop and microwave. There is also a Keurig coffeemaker (a second coffeemaker is downstairs). Also available are spices, plates, cutlery and cooking utensils that will easily provide service for a large group. The kitchen includes an island with a double sink and large counter with seating for four.
The dining area in the greatroom seats six which flows into the living area that has a leather couch and chair, firepace and plenty of lighting for reading as well as a flat screen TV. The great room features hardwood floors with area rugs accenting the respective living areas. The two ceiling fans provide a complement to the available central AC.
The four sets of French doors lead out to the expansive 12 X 44 four season enclosed porch. The porch features sitting areas at both ends along with a generous area for dining for 18. Use this area to sit and enjoy the view of Lake Michigan and the surrounding woods.
The first level includes a 19 X 16 master bedroom with en suite. This room has a king bed and features a 45 inch flat screen TV, multiple windows facing the lake and the woods south of the house. The en suite bathroom has a walk-in shower, double sink and private toilet area.
The first floor also includes an 11 X 13 guest bedroom with a queen bed, ceiling fan and window views to the east and the surrounding woods. The guest bath is next door and includes a walk-in shower, high ceiling and built-in ironing board.
A carpeted 11 steps takes you down to the lower level where the 20 X 23 media room awaits you on the right. This space includes a 65 inch flat screen TV, surround sound and other entertainment options with seating for 12. Included is a card/game table, bar area and a well appointed kitchenette. The laundry room is just off the media room with washer and dryer available.
Connected by double doors from the media room is the lower level master bedroom. This 19 X 14 bedroom is connected by a double door walkout to the back deck and has a view to the lake. The room has a king bed, 42 inch flat screen TV and DVD player. The en suite master bathroom includes a walk-in tiled shower featuring a soothing rain shower. This room also includes a full sleeper/sofa that features a built in air mattress.
Down a short hallway from the media room is the lower level guest bath. This bathroom features a walk-in tiled shower and a convenient double entrance/exit.
The hallway continues into the large family suite which features two bedrooms with views to the lake and a sitting area. The 11 X 16 first bedroom has a view to the north of the surrounding woods. This bedroom features a large closet and a king sized XL bed. The adjoining bedroom is 11 X 24 and features two XL twin beds and a day bed that can sleep two. This bedroom has a slider door which faces the woods to the south and opens to the back deck.
The lower level also includes an additional 15 X 10 guest bedroom with a queen bed and flat screen TV. Adjoining this room is the large 17 X 21 kids dorm which features four twins, a flat screen TV and closet space. Adjoining this room is the fifth bathromm featuring a tub/shower combination.
As you exit the house from either the enclosed porch, master lower bedroom or the family suite a 19 X 17 deck awaits you. This gathering area features a Weber propane gas grill, a Weber charcoal grill, an enclosed storage area and two picnic tables with umbrellas
A few steps across the yard sits the 13 X 16 three season enclosed gazebo. The gazebo features lighting and a mini-fridge for refreshments. The four sided structure has sliding windows/screens and affords a wonderful view of the lake and surrounding woods.
A short walk down and across the yard takes you to a 14 X 25 foot deck that sits on the bluff above the beach. The deck is surrounded on two sides by safety glass that allows for uninterrupted views of Lake Michigan and the coastline north and south. Plenty of bench seating along with chairs/ tables provides room for relaxing. The key feature of the lake deck is the outdoor fireplace. Firewood is available and the deck also includes a hose for cleaning off sand as well as safety for the fireplace.
The lake deck is the access to a private set of stairs that takes you down to the beach. There are 30 stairs to the viewing platform and then an additional 49 steps down to the beach. You may opt to take an alternative route to the beach which would be a walk down the road in front of the house to the Old Channel Inn. Access to the public beach is a short walk from the restaurant . .
There are 6 kayaks of different sizes and types available for use including 2 stand up flat boards. Plenty of safety vests are provided as well. There is a fire ring to be used for camp fires on the beach in the evening and firewood is available.
The other outdoor features of the Lake House include a large front lawn for games and other activities. The wildlife in the area is abundant and you will enjoy spotting the deer, birds, and other animals.
Plenty of parking is available on site and with advance notification to the homeowner can accomdate a boat/trailer as well.
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Stan Allison
We are here to do what we can can to make your vacation memorable. Let us know how we can help, both with the planning of your vacation before you arrive and while you are here visiting our home. The cottage that we reside in for the summer is on the next property due east of the Lake House. Our proximity allows for us to be there if we can assist.
Stan Allison purchased this house in 2007
Why Stan Allison chose Montague
We loved the Lake House, the pristine beach and surronding property at first sight and have enjoyed numerous summers here with our family and friends. We look forward to sharing our home, and hope you have special memories of your vacation here as well.
What makes this house unique
The unique benefit of this property is first and foremost Lake Michigan. The lake is truely magnifiient in countless ways and we hope you enjoy it and build lasting memories of your stay.