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Don & Sue Miller

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

Beautiful Views & Beach; Attractive Lake Michigan cottage; Wonderful vacation

35 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Western Michigan Cottage Rental Photos and Description

4 BR, 3 Full BA, Sleeps 12. Larger groups? Combine with #119669, adjacent lot.

Newly constructed Lake Michigan cottage nestled among old growth trees. Air-conditioned and gas fireplace. Beautiful, peaceful location. Large trees, wildflowers, low-traffic area. Surrounded by farmland. Enjoy a short walk across a private bridge to the 140 feet of sandy beach shared with one other cottage. Walk 70 steps down the stairs to small dunes on the lakefront. Stairway has a shaded large observation deck half way down that has built-in benches - a wonderful spot to enjoy the breezes and view.

Enjoy long beach walks, playing in the waves, building sand castles, or lying quietly on the beach reading your summer novel. Many enjoyable attractions nearby include the Hart - Montague bicycle trail, Silver Lake Sand Dunes, Blue Lake Music Camp, Michigan Adventure Amusement Park and many golf courses. The nearby lakeside towns of Montague and Whitehall offer fun shopping, a farmers' market, and fun eating spots, including an old-fashion soda fountain.

This is our retirement home: We look for renters who treat the cottage as their home.

Property will sleep 18 when rented in conjunction with property 119669 on By itself it sleeps 12 people. If you need a home for more then 12 people please verify that property 119669 is available also.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Don & Sue Miller (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english


based on 35 traveler reviews

Beautiful Views & Beach; Attractive Lake Michigan cottage; Wonderful vacation
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews

A true home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This home is located in a beautiful secluded setting on lake Michigan. We booked this home to attend a family wedding over Memorial Day weekend. It was the perfect amount of space for my husband and I, my brother's in law and their wives, a newborn baby and cousin in law to stay. It was very spacious to give everyone privacy. The large open kitchen/dining room and living room made it very comfortable for gathering. The back screen porch was perfect for morning and evening coversations over coffee. We made a lot of use of their grill. Reading and watching the sunset on the beach was very peaceful. The owners of the house were very pleasant to work with. They are very responsive, and want to make sure that this home truly feels like your home.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Family Stay

  • 5 of 5

Bent Pines is a beautiful home in a quiet peaceful setting. Waking up to the view of Lake Michigan can't be beat. Our entire family enjoyed the glorious sunsets, nightly beach front bonfires, and building sand castles with our grandchildren. The home was a perfect entertainment space for a family gathering for my husband's 60th birthday, surrounding him with his children, their spouses, and our grandchildren. We even had a chance to briefly meet the owners, and they were as comfortable and pleasant as the home they shared with us.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our family gathering

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here over the Thanksgiving weekend and enjoyed it with our 4 grown children, spouses, and 2 grandsons. Loved the home's openness, the view of Lake Michigan. our walks on the beach each day and of course the kids loved playing pool in the basement. Their home was very welcoming and the owners were wonderful to work with. We thank them again for sharing their beautiful home with us and we created a great family memory!!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful cottage right on Lake Michigan

  • 5 of 5

Bent Pines cottage was the perfect place for a yearly reunion of 4 sisters. It had every amenity that we could need: a great large kitchen that was fun to cook in with it's upscale utensils and appliances, a screened porch, 4 nice bedrooms, laundry room and much more. It was so clean and bright with gorgeous sunsets over the lake. The wooden walkway over the ravine and stairs to the beach were wide and solid. (and there's nothing quite like a campfire on the beach under the stars and the moon to guide you back up to the cottage.)

Although Bent Pines was farther from town than I realized, the ride through the countryside was pleasant and we hit several good restaurants and delightful shops. Don't miss the wonderful Farmer's Market!

After our forays into town and the surrounding area, we were always happy to return to the peace of the cottage and pick up our books. I can't say enough about this great home! Thank you Don and Sue Miller.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Family Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

This is our family's third year of vacationing at this property. It is a beautiful, well laid out home on beautiful Lake Michigan. The owner keeps the property in great condition. Sitting around the fire pit on the lake watching a sunset is "Pure Michigan." The majestic sand dunes are not far away and are worth the time to explore.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful beach house

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 9 women stayed a long weekend at Bent Pines cottage in late May. We golfed at Grand View, biked ion the Hart Montague trail, and enjoyed relaxing at the cottage. The cottage is well laid out with central living/kitchen areas and separate bedrooms and baths on each floor. It is a very relaxing place with the outdoor deck and enclosed porch also providing places to get together. Wood was supplied for a bonfire on the beach beneath the starry sky- really it doesn't get much better!

As other reviewers have said the wifi is spotty- but phone reception is fine.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
US 31 at the Fruitvale exit
Car: necessary

Near the paved Hart-Montague bike trail. Noted for bike riding in the spring, summer and fall, and cross country skiing in the winter. 8 miles north of Whitehall/Montague which has a beautiful harbor, very good restaurants, small-town atmosphere, fun gift shops and a 4-screen movie theater a boat launch is available there. A park near the harbor offers a gazebo with summer concerts and farmer's market. There is a small theatre in town with performances from Blue Lake Music Camp. The Music Camp itself (16 miles away) offers regular musical concerts of high quality throughout the summer. Michigan Adventure Amusement Park, also within 16 miles offers great fun for the young (or brave and foolish!) Cottage is 15 miles south of Silver Lake Dunes which offers huge, wonderful sand dunes and dune buggy rides. Pentwater is 25 miles north. A number of great golf clubs, including Thoroughbred Golf Club are in the area. A new year-round water park has recently been built at nearby Double J ranch.

Other Activities: Charter fishing, Championship Thoroughbred Golf Club, Paved Hart-Montague Bike trail nearby, Wonderful fruits and veggies in season


Rates & Availability

Montague Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 25 2016 - Aug 5 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 6 2016 - Aug 26 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late August special
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 1 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
6 night minimum stay
Labor Day Week
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 8 2016
3 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2016 - Oct 27 2016
2 night minimum stay
Off Season
Oct 28 2016 - Apr 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 28 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early June
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid June
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer Special
Aug 26 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2015
Sep 8 2017 - Oct 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Off Season 2017/18
Oct 30 2017 - Apr 26 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

This is our retirement home: We look for renters who will treat the cottage as their home.
Rental is Saturday to Saturday. Check out is 11:00 am and check in is 4:00 pm.
$500 refundable security deposit.
$200.00 additional Holiday fee
Larger group? Ask about our 2 bedroom, sleeps 6, cottage on adjoining lot. Property # 119669.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Western Michigan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3280 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Two Sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Two Sinks, Separated from shower and toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , One Sink
  • Two of the bathrooms have two separate sinks. The upstairs bathroom has the shower and toilet separated from the sink area. We provide the bed linens. Guests provide their own bath linens. We provide shower gel and hand soap.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Central Air Conditioning makes sleeping comfortable, Main floor master bedroom with queen bed. Two large bedrooms upstairs. Each has one queen bed and one single bed with a trundle bed, making comfortable sleeping for up to four people in each upstairs bedroom. Two large bedrooms upstairs share a bathroom that is divided into two areas: one area for the shower and toilet, the other area with two sinks. Fourth bedroom on daylight level. Has another full bathroom available.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We provide linens for the beds. You need to bring your own bath and beach towels. Nice laundry room with front-loading washer and dryer. Nice outside shower to wash away the sand after a day on the beach. Satellite TV Satellite WiFi

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