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Charming Waterfront Log Cottage on All-Sports Lake

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,150 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom Sleeps 6

Make lasting memories in this authentic, year round log cottage. You have long imagined a cottage like this for your lake getaways. Enjoy beautiful Pine Lake, a 660 acre all sports lake. Main level bedroom has a queen bed, the loft level bedroom has a trundle bed (two twins) and with the queen sleeper in the great room, 6 guests are accommodated comfortably. There is a large bathroom with a washer and dryer. Large kitchen complete with a dishwasher, microwave and disposal. All linens and kitchen items are included. The great room has both a fireplace and ceiling fan and the cottage is air conditioned.

You'll enjoy reading or sipping your favorite beverage while sitting under the umbrellas at one of the two patio tables. S'mores around the fire pit on the sandy beach... making memories! Paddle boat is included. Two marinas with launches and a public launch available. Pontoons, fishing boats, wave runners and kayak rentals are available, or bring your own boat and dock it at the cottage.

More Details

Jaci Dalke
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2017

About Jaci Dalke

We have been property owners on Pine Lake since the fall of 1991. We first purchased vacant property, put out a dock, bought our first boat and enjoyed the lake on day trips while living in Kalamazoo. We built our cottage in 1997 and spent most of the summer and weekends in the off season until we just didn't go home in the fall of 2004. We bought this cottage in 2006, sold our first house in ' 07 and built our current home in '08. We are blessed and love living on Pine Lake, enjoying the family time with our 2 kids, 5 grandchildren and two labs (happy lake dogs). Pine Lake is a wonderful place to be any time of the year.

Jaci Dalke purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Jaci Dalke chose Southwest Michigan

When this cottage went on the market, we knew it would be a wonderful place to offer as a lake rental. The cottage has such character being the only authentic log home on the lake. I understand that it was built by a man that taught cabinetry at Michigan Career and Technical Institute here on Pine Lake and you will notice the good use of space with all of the built ins. It is the perfect lake getaway spot!

What makes this cottage unique

The only authentic log home on Pine Lake.


Plainwell Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Main Level Bedroom - 1 queen
    Loft Level Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Great Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Paddle boat is included in rental. Pontoon, fishing boats, waverunners, and kayaks available for rental from marina.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Charming Waterfront Log Cottage on All-Sports Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Wonderful October Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Relaxing and friendly atmosphere. I loved all the storage that the house had, it made us feel at home being able to unpack and not live out of suitcases. The house was clean and comfortable. We loved being able to have our dog with us, for walks and bike rides! He loved it too! I just wish the pull out bed in the couch would have been more comfortable (but what pull out is?) The movie theater though it looked run down from the outside was very nice inside with friendly staff and great prices! The owner of this cabin was so friendly and accommodating! We will defiantly rent here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We were in Michigan for our son's gymnastics meet, which was in Battle Creek. We were originally going to stay in a hotel, but on a whim, I looked at Homeaway. We were so happy to find this wonderful cottage. It was cozy and inviting. The location on the lake was beautiful, and we loved the view and exploring the surrounding area. It has all of the amenities you would want, and we even enjoyed the gas fireplace on the cool evenings. I'm not sure if we'll ever be back to the area, but we would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Another GREAT stay!! We love the chance to have one central place where our family and friends can come visit while we are in Michigan. They all comment about how cozy and comfortable the cottage feels!

Waking up with a cup of coffee on the patio, and ending the day with a fire in the fire pit (with S'mores of course) are perfect ways to enjoy a vacation.

Jaci is incredible to work with and we will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tranquil and great fishing

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying at this very clean and cozy cottage over Memorial Weekend. The owners met us upon arrival, very nice! We didn't have a boat for fishing so Jaci called around to try to find one for us, but to no avail and turns out we didn't need one! Caught tons just from the dock and paddleboat that is provided! The cottage has a cozy fireplace that is very easy to start (gas) and instructions for that and how to work the TV are very neatly laid out. The firepit outside was so enjoyable we used it morning and night while enjoying the peaceful serenity of the lake. Neighbors are close but friendly and respectful of privacy. This was a great experience and would definitely recommend!!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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relax and enjoy

  • 5 of 5

what a great time we had at the cottage. cottage is even better than the pictures, it feels bigger than it is because of the open floor plan. comfortable seating indoors and plenty of outdoor seeting too. nice location on the lake and close to little store that is well stocked. thanks, we had a very relaxing stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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You won't find any better!!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a 2 week stay at this Pine Lake Cottage. Where shall I start? The cottage is even better than the pictures. They have everything you could possibly need. The lake is a great place for fisher persons. The wife & I & 2 small Yorkies really relaxed. The first week the weather did not cooperate but we found things to do. There are 2 casinos within an hours drive.

The weather was much better the second week and we spent a lot of time on the lake. Because of the layout of the lake there is a lot of exploring to do,

The owners, Jaci & Dick, were "johnny-on-the-spot" as soon as you needed something, other than that we didn't see them. They are delightful to deal with and very helpful.

There are several small restaurants near the lake and in town (Plainwell). I would NOT suggest SAM'S JOINT as they don't have what is on the menu and the service leaves much to be desired.

All in all, we had a GREAT time and would return in a heartbeat.

Thanks to Jaci & Dick

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Plainwell Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off season
Jan 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
In Season 1
May 26 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
4th of July week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
In Season 2
Jul 9 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Standard pricing
2 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Plainwell Ice Cream
M-89 Cinema
Four Roses Cafe
Old Mill Brew Pub & Grill
Mission Pointe Steak & Seafood House
Richland Pub
Kalamazoo Air Zoo
Binder Park Zoo
Terrace Grill
Joe's Pizza
Food Dance Cafe
Timber Ridge Ski Resort
Bittersweet Ski Resort
Thornapple Creek Golf Club
Lake Doster Golf Club
Lynx Golf Course
Mullenhurst Golf Course
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Kalamazoo or Grand Rapids
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Many great courses
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
US 131 and M89
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Terrace Grille
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Bittersweet/ Timber Ridge
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Lake Michigan
Car: necessary

Pine Lake is between (30 minutes) Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids and about 45 minutes east of Lake Michigan. Visitors enjoy The Air Zoo, Gilmore Car Museum, Binder Park Zoo, Gun Lake and Firekeepers

Casinos and Yankee Springs State Park. There are numerous Golf Courses and Wineries in the area. There are many area summer festivals that can be enjoyed.


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