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Robert Budnick

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Charming 3 bedroom cottage between Croton & Hardy dams

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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3 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 6+

This beautiful cottage is located in Croton, MI, approximately 40 miles north of Grand Rapids. It has been completely remodeled with beautiful craftsmanship. This charming cottage is fully furnished, including bedding and kitchen amenities. It offers a tranquil view from a large deck and boat access to the 1200+ acre all sports lake. The lake provides excellent fishing all year with world famous steelhead fishing in the Muskegon river less than 1 mile away! All local establishments (restaurants, bar, bank, gas station, grocery store) all within close walking distance. Dishwasher, washer, dryer and central air conditioning all included!

Housekeeping: This cottage is cleaned between each family of renters. We ask you to please be respectful of our property and leave it in the same condition you found it in. We also ask you to please wash and dry your linens before departing and leave them folded on the end of your bed.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Robert Budnick (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english


based on 14 traveler reviews

Charming 3 bedroom cottage between Croton & Hardy dams
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Perfection !

  • 5 of 5

Could not ask for any better !

This cottage is beautiful. Beautifully decorated, spotless, roomy, easy to find.

Everything is very well appointed.

Robert was the most hospitable host ( at a distance ) . He has thought of all amenities and conveniences, and made our reservation and all details very easy .

We had 5 in our group for a long overdue gathering of friends.

The beds were very comfortable . The rooms adequately spacious. Bottled water ( for drinking and coffee), coffee, creamer, sugar ,some condiments as ketchup and mustard, and cleaning supplies were at hand.

Furniture was comfortable , great shape, and clean.

Kitchen is a full kitchen, with modern appliances. It was nice to have such a kitchen in which we made big breakfasts and chili in , without being crowded or limited counter space . Complete with plates, glasses, mugs, bowls, utensils , pots and pans .

Full bath, with lots of counter space, and a nice big bathtub and shower combo.

Rooms have fantastic lighting , and ceiling fans. Since we stayed early October, it was a chilly , rainy weekend, and the heat worked great .

Bedrooms had quite a bit of storage with closets, dressers, and night stands.

The deck is very nice - located right off a sunroom with a slider door. On it is a good sized umbrella covered table with approx. 6 chairs. Under the rails are strung with subtle lighting that is pretty as well as adding a safety feature :)

The basement is equipped with a washer and dryer, and just as the rest of the cottage, is very clean.

The location is not unknown to those who stayed here, but for anyone choosing to - there is a grocery store, a restaurant ( or 2 ) and a bar/restaurant all within a short. walking distance. A view of Croton Pond and what is called The Wild Island is across the street. I know that a Croton Pond public beach is very close as well. There are many places to take in scenic views.

Croton /Hardy area is very beautiful and such a cottage in the area is an awesome place to stay.

We were very pleased upon entering the cottage - remarked on how we`d love to move in ;)

We were very pleased for the whole time we stayed - in fact , we never left except walking across the street to the Driftwood Bar to have a drink and revisit a place we had frequented some years ago.

All in all , Robert`s cottage is fully recommended !! Perfect.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Family Getaway Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place...

Robert is Great to work with.

We stayed with our 4 adult children for the weekend. We all really enjoyed ourselves and time together.

Had dinner at the Driftwood Bar and Grill right across the street very convenient. Also parked our boat at their docks.

We are already starting to talk about scheduling a trip for next year.

A great place to get reconnect to the ones who mean the most.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Grand Rapids, MI

It was absolutely LOVELY!!

  • 5 of 5

We're a bit older, and my friend and I went up to spend the week, and brought along our kayaks. We walked into the cottage, and found it clean, neat, and the owner had stocked it with basic essentials like toilet paper, paper towels, detergent, etc...and some non essentials like bottled water, as well. The furnishings were beautiful and classy, and there was ample space for friends and family to come up and visit. The pictures do not lie. This cottage is cute and the location was perfect for relaxation and a quick trip to go tubing or kayaking. The grocery store was only a short walk away too!! We loved it and had a beautiful week, and plan to go back next year for sure!!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Very accommodating!

  • 5 of 5

Robert was extremely accommodating! The property was an easy drive from Grand Rapids and when we arrived later in the evening, it was the perfect place to relax and unwind. Clean, attractive, comfortable and hospitable...The bottled waters in the frig were a thoughtful touch! We have no complaints. Our family loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Richland, MI

Great spot. Central to fishing.

  • 5 of 5

Owner great to work with. Very clean and well equipped. The music at the restaurant accross the street is loud on Sat and Sun evening, as others mentioned, but ended by 9:00. You can just sit on your own deck and enjoy. The rest of our stay was very quiet. We found a really unique breakfast place with the help of TripAdvisor - Hit the Road Joe. Cool little place with bluegrass music, nice patio, ponies for the kids to go see. We hope to return for another fishing weekend. Plenty of room to pull through with your boat trailer.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Beautiful, cozy, comfortable cottage!

  • 5 of 5

I loved this house! It was immaculate inside and had everything we needed. The beds were very comfortable and we enjoyed sitting on the deck and grilling out with the wonderful Webber grill that is provided. The decorations and furnishings are very nice and cozy. We went rafting on the Muskegon River and used Wisner rentals, it was beautiful outside and we enjoyed the float down the river. The bar across the street had a band on Saturday night, we sat out on the deck and listened to it, very relaxing. We will definitely be a repeat customer! Thanks for sharing your beautiful cottage with us!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Gerald R. Ford International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Driftwood Bar & Grille
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
US 131 & M-82
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Red Anchor Inn
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Car: necessary

Croton is located approximately 45 miles north of Grand Rapids, MI. The cottage is rural enough to provide a peaceful getaway, yet central enough to be within easy driving distance of several major cities. The lake is surrounded by heavy woods and provides a beautiful view all year round.


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Western Michigan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , bunkbed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , loft
  • This cottage provides 2 private bedrooms and a loft area with 2 additional beds, giving you sleeping space for 6. You can feel free to use floor space for portable mattresses and more sleeping room if desired.
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Patio furniture included.

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