Comfortable and well-maintained, Bluewater cottage is nestled on a dune directly on Lake Michigan with sweeping panoramic views. Ideal for extended or 2 families, Bluewater has 2 private levels and comfortably sleeps 9 (or 11 w/sleeper sofa) with 5 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a living room, dining/kitchen (fully-equipped) and new deck/dining area overlooking Lake Michigan, an enclosed screened porch perfect for watching sunsets and an outdoor patio for grilling/more dining. Includes complete cleaning fee, WiFi, Cable, 2 TVs, laundry, linens/towels, beach chairs/umbrellas and numerous books, games, puzzles and toys - just bring bathing suits and groceries! Upper level wheelchair accessible. As of 2013, a nearby second cottage, Bluegill (5 minutes’ walk - larger, more modern with wooded views), is also available for extended family gatherings or separate bookings (inquire as to availability).
Bluewater is part of a private cottage association surrounded by unique turn-of-the-century classic cottages, rolling dunes and wooded trails, with access to tennis & volleyball courts, superb hiking and bike trails, children's play areas, beachfront fire pits and picnic tables. Cottage access to both Lake Michigan and nearby Pigeon Lake waterfronts are perfect for swimming and all water sports. Outings to antiques and art galleries, Holland Farmer's Market, blueberry picking, dining, quaint shopping, in nearby Holland, Grand Haven, Saugatuck and Douglas and to Grand Rapids cultural offerings (Meijer Gardens, Gerald Ford and Grand Rapids Children's Museum) are a highlight of this location.
Eric and Kim live in Evanston, IL (near Chicago) with their 3 children, but call Bluewater and Bluegill their second homes.
Since 1908, many generations of Eric's family have owned and still own cottages in this association.
Nestled in the dunes with both Lake Michigan and Pigeon Lake nearby, it is a special place for families to enjoy peaceful, summer past times together. The beachfront is spectacular and very clean. They love to bike nearby trails, tennis, windsurf and kayak in Lake Michigan, Pigeon Lake and Pigeon River, pick blueberries, go to Holland’s bountiful farmers' market, and explore the quaint downtowns of Holland, Saugatuck and Grand Haven.