|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This is a custom built vacation home (2006) with central air-conditioning, built in music speakers throughout the house, HD TV, satellite, and WiFi. Hilltop Cottage is 3 blocks from downtown Pentwater. This home is perfect for larger gatherings with plenty of room upstairs and on the lower level. Park your car and use the bikes already at the house to get around town or to the beach. Built in 2006, the house is complete with everything you will need with the exception of your linens (sheets and towels not provided). A very large wrap around covered porch is complete with rocking chairs and a large section of the porch is screened in. The home has 2400 sq ft and includes, 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms, 700sqft porch, outdoor gas grill, picnic table, fire pit, and plenty of games. Hilltop is in a secluded and quiet neighborhood and the property is wooded on all fours sides of the home giving you that 'up north' feel.
We also partner with a non-profit organization that helps children and families affected by pediatric cancer. Each summer we reserve one week for a family with a pediatric cancer survivor and let them stay at the cottage free of charge. We help provide a family that has gone through so much a chance to do something normal and have a family vacation together. Choosing Hilltop Cottage for your vacation helps us help these families.
The house was in great condition and is on a very peaceful piece of property. Easy walk or bike ride to town and beach makes it the perfect spot! We had the best time.
This secluded cottage has all the amenities of home and it's just a short bike ride to downtown and the state park. My family had a wonderful time with several other couples and their kids.
I cannot recommend this enough to anyone looking to enjoy a Pure Michigan summer vacation.
This home was clean and top of the line amenities, loved the whole house surround sound and flat screen tv on the wall. We walked everywhere and loved to leave our car in the driveway never having to use it. We walked to the town where there are restaurants, ice cream parlors, gift shops and to the harbor where my children fished. The walk to the beach was fine for us in that we brought a wagon for our 2 year old. The beach was spectacularly clean with nice bathrooms, showers and snack shop. Oh, also they had swing sets and places for kids to fish off of the pier. We have booked another vacation this summer and are looking forward to it. I highly recommend.
We have stayed in a couple of other houses in Pentwater, and this is our favorite. The layout of the home and location was perfect for our group. The house is quiet and secluded, but downtown Pentwater is just a short walk down the road. Great shops and restaurants all over downtown. The beach and Lake Michigan are just beyond that. We spent our days out exploring and sun bathing, but at night we were at the house, on the porch or at the fire pit in the backyard. There is enough space that the when the kids were in bed, we adults could have our time too without disturbing them. The house is very clean and well kept. We will be back next year!
Hilltop Cottage is the perfect house for your family vacation! It was so clean, new, spacious and PRIVATE! Secluded setting made us really feel "up north" but with all the modern conveniences. We had two families in the house and the layout was perfect. Each family had their own "area" and never felt crowded (4 adults and 5 kids). In fact we said we could probably fit more and still be fine if it was allowed. The large kitchen and all the amenities were just right upstairs and the lower walkout half had ample room for the kids to play and the second family's food/storage/privacy. Location was so close to town and so very convenient, just down the hill! We were even able to score a slip for our boat for the week at a very reasonable price just by asking around at the marina. The beach and lakes were so clean and beautiful we didn't want to leave! Cute quaint little downtown, Pentwater locals and businesses all very friendly and open to visitors. Farmers market was high quality and great variety of booths. We enjoyed dinner out at Gulf Landing and overall it was pretty good. We had wonderful weather and kids had a blast. We will definitely be back! on a sidenote, we enjoyed Silver Lake for one of the day's and it was only 10 miles away...loved the dunes and dune buggy rides!
We rented this vacation home and had the times of our lives. We had room enough for not only our children but grandchildren as well. The home had all that we needed for our vacation and more. Fully stocked kitchen with blender, and full amenities, all utensils, pots, pans etc. All we needed to buy was our food which we located a block away at a local fine grocery store that cut our steaks to order. The sound system throughout the home was impressive as is the layout. We entertained the adults in the evening on the upperlevel while the children had the whole downstairs to themselves including their own kitchen,, with the walk out into the woods for their bonfire and movies for later than evening. The home was immaculate and custom made and well thought out. The only recommendation I would make is to bring a bike or two if you could as that would have been enjoyable for the kids to bike around town. Fishing was plentiful and the neighborhood quiet yet inviting. So much to do we should have stayed for two weeks. Everything was close enough to walk to even the beach. We will return next year God willing. Charles D,
Pentwater is a beautiful small quaint tourist town with great shopping, restaurants, charter fishing, children fishing, sailing lessons, state park, public beach, festivals, enclosed harbor and more. Silver Lake is famous for its huge sand dunes on the shore of Lake Michigan. There are dune buggy, jeep, boat, kayak and wave runner rentals so you can enjoy all the activities of the sand and surf. We rent this home year round.
Other Activities: Famed Hart/Montaque Bike Trail, charter fishing, Michigan's Adventure Amusement and Water Park
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
All dates are Saturday-Saturday.