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

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Montague 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 homeaway. By itself it sleeps 12 people. If you need a home for more then 12 people please verify that property 119669 is available also.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Don & Sue Miller
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 24, 2016
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Views & Beach; Attractive Lake Michigan cottage; Wonderful vacation
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews

Ideal Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place for a fall getaway and I'm sure it’s just as beautiful year round! The house had everything you could ask for and then some. It was quite windy the day we arrived so we were treated to some gorgeous waves. In my opinion, the screened porch was the best feature of all and I spent every possible minute there when we were not out and about. We saw plenty of wildlife in the area including deer, a fox and wild turkeys. There is also a lovely pottery place, Clay Banks, nearby. Don and Susan have a beautiful home, were very easy to work with and prompt in returning our security deposit. I highly recommend this rental property!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This cottage is absolutely beautiful. The bridge, stairs and beach are very well maintained. We had a wonderful time staying here for a long weekend and would definitely recommend. We also rented the smaller cottage next door as we had a larger group. It is a very short walk between the two and worked out perfectly for us!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"Pure Michigan"

  • 5 of 5

What wonderful memories we have of our family reunion week enjoying both of Don and Sue's beautiful and clean beach cottages. Buffet dinners were easy to prepare and set up with plenty of counter space including an island bar area. We enjoyed dining outside on the deck, in the large screened in porch, and inside at the big dining table; all caressed with lake breezes and offering stunning views.

During our week the family walkers and runners enjoyed miles of pristine beach and peaceful country lanes bordered by wildflowers. The birders spotted warblers, kingfisher, vireo, hawks, kingbird, bluebirds, and shorebirds, among others. The swimmers stroked the clear water and rode the waves on body boards. The artists loved the landing with built in benches which was half way down the stairs to the beach. There they sat in the shade creating watercolor beach scenes. The singers added their voices to the sounds of waves lapping the shore when everyone gathered for the brilliant sunsets. The observers pointed out satellites, meteorites, constellations and galaxies during beach evenings together around the fire. The gourmets thought Reese's peanut butter cups would be a good addition to the S'Mores. They also planned an outing to a nearby fish boil and bought freshly baked cherry streusels and pies for all to enjoy at the cottages. The crafters enjoyed making memory jars of their "beach week." The golfers were immersed in nature as they played the nearby sporty Thoroughbred Golf Course. The tourists visited a local winery and lighthouse. The thrill seekers rode scooters on Silver Lake's wind sculpted dunes and raced Go Karts. The naturalists pointed out the beach vegetation zones. The photographers captured colorful sunsets, beach scenes, and special moments. The teenagers and young adults skipped stones over the waves, body surfed, had a cherry pit spitting contest, perfected marshmallow roasting, tried to beat their dads and uncles playing pool, decorated the deck table with a driftwood centerpiece, and rallied the group with party games and camp songs. The relaxers sank into comfy chairs noting the ever changing moods and reflections of Lake Michigan which distracted them from reading.

Situated on a lightly forested bluff overlooking the lake these modern, well equipped, comfortable cottages put us in touch with the natural beauty of the lake shore, area amenities, welcoming business owners, and each other. That's pure Michigan!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Dorr, Michigan

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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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:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
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

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Montague 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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