1 bedroom apartment walking distance from private beach. 2 night minimum
I love the outdoors and being around water. My interests range from kiteboarding, sailing, motor boating and many other sail driven vehicles. I often tell my kids that it's not the size of the boat but rather the size of fun that that really matters.
Steve purchased this Apartment in 1986
Why Steve chose
Unique and exclusive lake front community
What makes this Apartment unique
This condo/ apartment is ideal for a couple of small family. Whether as overflow from another cottage nearby or a get away, the property offers access to a private area without renting a larger and more-expensive house.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
It couldn’t have been more beautiful. Our family had the most wonderful mini vacation. We loved the location, the neighbors, the beach, and the nearby attractions. Steve was wonderful and we hope to come back again next year!
Gina and family were not just your run off the mill awesome guests, they really embraced the culture and mindset of Macatawa. As well they were extremely respectful of the property and all within. It's a privilege when you encounter people like this and would be welcome anywhere. Anytime.
Great Anniversary Getaway
We husband and I had an amazing trip with our three year-old to celebrate our anniversary. Steve and Karen are just about the nicest people you’ll ever meet and were extremely helpful and so easy to communicate with! The place was really nice and was in a great location - just a few minute walk to the beach. I’m so glad we booked our trip with them, and we hope to be back some day!
Great view of Lake Michigan
A wonderful getaway. Property was quiet and secluded (does require some walking from parking area to apartment) but the views were spectacular.. Owner very easy to work with. Will definitely plan a return visit.
We loved our stay here. The owner could not be more kind or accommodating. Clean and beautiful.
Macatawa, Michigan is a lovely place and this small apartment was perfect for us. We absolutely loved the location and enjoyed watching thunderstorms from our covered deck. The place is well kept up and the owner is fantastic. We would love to come back.
Nice place/great location, but you're not alone
Pro's: The property was very well kept and very clean. It was a nice, quiet neighborhood in a wooded area on the dunes about a 1/4 mile walk to the beach. Steve was very friendly and extremely thorough in the details he provided on the property.
Con's: If you're taller than 6'2" you'll probably feel the ceilings are low and the bed a bit small. Also, the apartment area we stayed in was connected to the main living area by french doors that could not be locked, we we're awaken the first morning by the renters in the other unit playing music and our second morning when they decided to come into our living area uninvited by simply unlocking the door and walking in while my wife and I were sleeping. I would propose having a door that could be locked from either side, making future renters aware they might have uninvited guests visit, and/or putting up signs forbidding renters not to go into other units. Because of this we kept our valuables locked in our car not knowing if our neighbors would return while we were away
Overall, it was a nice stay and appreciate Steve's hospitality by opening his home to us and providing recommendations on things to do and places to go
I'm so sorry to see a review such as this although there are some good insights we will be certain to take into consideration.
Many properties are partitioned multi-unit. Our cleaning lady failed to lock the pass-through door properly, which is the only reason the door was able to be opened. I completely understand it would have been uncomfortable to have your privacy breached and apologize that this happened. We have since taken additional precaution by improving the lock and reinforcing the importance of locking the unit after cleaning. The person who opened the door came in late and their spouse had not yet had a chance to tell them there was another unit attached to the house before they started looking around for the laundry room. I tried reaching out directly to this renter with hopes to provide a refund but didn't receive a call back.
We always aim to please, but it is important to realize that renting this property is truly one of a kind. You are renting one of the few, if not only, one bedroom spaces in private Macatawa Park, which includes the most private and exclusive beach in Holland, Michigan area at the most reasonable price available. The unit is extremely well-equipped and nicely appointed. All other rentals within the private area require larger space, time and financial commitment. I feel it is also important to understand that when you rent in homes vs. hotels or inns, there are idiosyncrasies to be expected. Privacy and security considerations excluded and, in fact, should occupants wish to utilize an additional measure, this unit has an alarm system that can be set-up in a moments notice.
We have had taller occupants rent from us in the past without any mention of issue but there is always a first. We have very positive response and appreciation for such a well-equipped and unique space. Aside from toiletries and food, everything else is provided.
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Great property & friendly owners!!
My family of 4 stayed at the cottage apartment for a long weekend and had a great time! We were greeted upon our arrival by the owner Steve who introduced us to the area. The apartment was perfect, including location near the private beach, use of the private outdoor shower to clean off from the beach, use of the beach chair, umbrella, etc. Apartment was clean and tidy and had plenty of space for the 4 of us. Beautiful scenery around the apartment. Will definietly be back in the future!!
Holland and Saugatuck are located within 15-20 minute drive where laundry, grocery and other amenities are available. Bike, paddle boards, kayak rentals available within walking distance.
Nearly every activity listed above is available within a reasonably short drive