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Charming Lakeside Cottage on All Sports Lake

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 31 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 - 31 nights


Norton Shores Cottage Rental Photos and Description

- 5 BR, 2.5 BA, Sleeps 10

Create summertime memories at this charming 2-story cottage built in 1875. It's located on Mona Lake near the channel that connects to the spectacular Lake Michigan and 1/2 mile from the Maranatha Conference Center. This cottage was restored in 2006 with painted pine wood floors, beaded pine walls, and the little 'extras' that complete that cottage feel. During the day, enjoy the all sports lake by swimming, fishing, canoeing, sailing, and power boating, take your boat into Lake Michigan or just relax on the large wrap-around screened in porch over-looking Mona lake. In the evening, unwind by the beach fire pit or step inside and cozy-up to one of the 2 wood burning fireplaces. While you will love this delightful cottage, you won't have to give up modern conveniences such as a washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with DVD, and other amenities. Please e-mail or call with questions.

Local information:: Muskegon County, bordering the shores of Lake Michigan offers many attractions to its visitors. Boating, camping, beach strolling, hiking, biking, attending Muskegon's summer events, and arriving by the Lake Express Ferry are among the favorites for summer visitors. For a bit of adventure, plan a day at Cedar Point owned Michigan's Adventure & Wildwater Adventure the largest amusement park in Michigan, or cruise Muskegon Lake and Lake Michigan aboard the Port City Princess, or take an adventure into to the past by touring the Milwaukee Clipper, U.S.S. Silversides, and the LST 393. During the winter months, The Muskegon Winter Sports Complex offers cross-country skiing trails, an ice skating rink, snow shoeing and a luge run. All year long Muskegon is a destination to visit, with such amenities as the Frauenthal Theater , The Muskegon Museum of Art , and The Hackley and Hume Historic Site, just to mention a few

Maranatha:: Maranatha Bible Conference is located 1/2 mile away.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Jay Keessen
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 1, 2016
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based on 5 traveler reviews

Charming Lakeside Cottage on All Sports Lake
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Excellent value for the money, beautiful place!

  • 4 of 5

We were very nervous, considering we had never rented in the area before. We shouldn't have been. The owners are very nice and helpful, and I could not believe all of the amenities included in the price! We had nine people, too, and there was plenty of room for us all to spread out. The one thing I will mention is that one of our party is partially disabled due to a severe knee problem. The owners were very helpful, and the property was beautiful, but it was a little tricky for her to maneuver. Also, the bikes listed as an amenity are children's bikes, just an FYI. All in all, though, this property has so much to offer that it actually got our teenagers away from their video games and out with the family. We caught some great fish, took beautiful scenic hikes, met some wonderful neighbors, and cannot wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Central Kentucky

A Charming Lakeside Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family of ten,( 7 adults and 3 small children) enjoyed a delightful week relaxing in this amenity-filled lakeside home. The beautiful tree-lined drive leading to the property opens to a wide expanse of lawn which then gently slopes to Mona Lake. The house is just charming. Its charm is truly in the details of this home. Everything about it is comfortable, from the furniture to the tableware and lighting. The kitchen is well-equipped and spacious. The downstairs bedroom is perfect for a grandparent or two teenagers, as it has a hide-away bed beneath the single. All of the bedrooms are comfortable and have adequate storage. One bedroom is not pictured and is a connecting room to the one with crib and futon. These two rooms were perfect for a couple with two small children, yet it were private as well. The two living rooms with fireplace and t.v. provided many options for board games or art activities. The most delightful feature of this house is the oversize wrap-around screened porch. Filled with comfortable wicker furniture and table-seating for ten, we enjoyed lovely sunset dinners there every evening. In addition, this house is not only children-friendly, it is children-welcoming. The owners, Bob and Ruth, could not have been more gracious, and we are already looking forward to another family retreat next summer.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing house, location and people

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with this house and it's location as soon as we pulled into the long, tree lined driveway and saw 6 deer just relaxing. Then we walked into this super pretty home........The pictures do not begin to describe the beauty and charm that this home has! It is a perfect old stunner, right on the beach, with the BEST huge wrap around (enclosed) porch!

We just got back today from 4 nights, there were 12 of us and we were completely comfortable with plenty of room. The house is older but well taken care of and just beautiful. We would have been happy just to stay there but we did visit many great area sites too. The owners are so kind and accomodating and everyone we met in their family was the same way! We will go back every year as long as these great people will have us!!

Best features: The porch ( we were always out there), being on the beach (with chairs, boats, ect), the beauty of the home, and location (close to everything but private)!!!

We are already picking our dates for next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Holiday with our whole family

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. It was a beautiful place with enough room to accomadate our whole family. The wrap around pouch allowed us to sit and relax and just enjoy our surroundings. The kids enjoyed the jungle gym and the lake being so close.

The house itself is beautiful. Everyone had their own space.

The property is close to ammenities as well as Lake Michigan

I would reccomend this cottage to anyone that asks. The place was clean,bright and well maintained.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lombard, IL

Spacious cottage on large lot

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful old cottage was perfect for our multi-family vacation. The lake and beach was perfect for water sports and swimming with toddlers.

We had 7 adults and 3 kids, all under the age of 3, in this cottage and had more than enough room. The bedroom on the main floor was perfect for my mother in law with a twin bed. The master bedroom has a large open closet that we were able to sleep one child on a mattress on the floor, the third bedroom has an adjoining room with a crib. The fourth bedroom didn't have enough room for a pack n play so we put that toddler in one of the large upstairs bathrooms. If you're going to the cottage with kids that require monitors to sleep I would highly recommend packing a few power strips, since this is a very old house it does not have very many outlets.

One of our favorite features was the wrap around screened in porch. Absolutely perfect for eating meals, and enjoying the view of the lake with coffee or the sunset with a glass of wine.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Muskegon County Airport
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Cross Lake Ferry to Milwaukee
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I 96 and US 31
Car: recommended

1/2 mile from Maranatha Conference Center, 20 Miles from Cedar Point owned Michigan's Adventure, 4 Miles from the high speed Cross Lake Ferry to Milwaukee, many nearby golf courses, 5 miles to the The Lakes Mall regional shopping center and many, many other activities.


Rates & Availability

Norton Shores Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 2016 - May 5 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
31 night minimum stay
Early Spring
May 6 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.0%

Check In 4 p.m. & Check Out 10 a.m.
Week is Saturday 4 p.m. thru Saturday 10 a.m.

**All Deposits Non-Refundable**
**Taking Reservations for Summer 2017**
**All Rates Include all Cleaning Fees**
**Please bring your own beach towels/life jackets**
**No RVs or campers**

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Norton Shores Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Half Bath - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Child's Swing
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
2 sofas in Family Room, 2 sofas in Living Room Fireplaces in both Living Room and Dining/Family Room Fire Pit on the Beach Short, pleasant walk to Lake Michigan Park Boat channel from Mona Lake to Lake Michigan nearby

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