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Cozy Mona Lake Summer Cottage near the action

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Norton Shores Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 5

Enjoy your coffee lounging on the deck as you gaze at the smooth as glass inland lake. Spend the day soaking up the sun or exploring the area, and when the day comes to an end, there is no place more beautiful to enjoy your favorite beverage while watching an amazing sunset from the comfort of your home away from home. Close to the Lakes Mall, downtown Muskegon, restaurants (The Station, Chilis, Verdoni's, Olive Garden, Toast and Jam's, The Coffee House), golf, Lake Michigan access,new boat launch (.2 mi), new tennis and basketball courts (.2 mi),Hoffmaster State Park, Michigan Adventures theme park, and USS Silversides (WWII sub), and easy access to free Tuesday music nights in McGraft Park, Wednesday night sailboat races, and Friday night Party in the Park - this is the perfect location for your getaway. Located on a cul-de-sac and situated on 40 feet of Mona Lake frontage, this renovated cottage boasts 2 bedrooms, air conditioning, a fully furnished kitchen, linens, towels, cable, a large deck, and an extra sun deck. All the comforts of home without any of the worries. Stay here and relax and enjoy the view, or use this as a home base to explore all that West Michigan has to offer.

Short or Long Term Rentals: Short or long term rentals will be considered fall (Sept- Nov.) and late winter to spring (Jan-April).

Contact homeowner for more details.

Dates updated for 2017

Special Events: Taste of Muskegon, Grand Haven Art Festival (June), Lakeshore Art Festival (July 4), Muskegon Bike Time (midJuly), Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival (End F July) Grand Haven Sidewalk Sales (Aug) White Lake Maritime Festival (August), Grand Haven Salmon Festival (September), Muskegon Irish Music Festical (Sept.), Muskegon Buster Keaton Convention (Oct.)

More Details
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2016
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About Kimberly

This is a family owned cottage. As a child, my family would come up to the cottage for summer vacations. Now, we all live in the area, so we use it to enjoy time with friends and for family at the holidays. My grandmother was a teacher in the area, my mom grew up in Muskegon; she now owns the cottage. I live and work here and manage the online account and do all the gardening at the cottage.

Why Kimberly chose Western Michigan

My grandmother bought this cottage in the 60's, and when she passed on, my parents took on the cottage. It is on a quiet end of the lake, surrounded mostly by year round residents. It was a fun place to learn to waterski and to just play in the sun and water. The lake was at an all time low in 2013 but water has changed me up - about 2 feet just off the sea wall and 4-5 feet at end of dock.

What makes this cottage unique

On a quiet end of the lake, but just off highway so easy access to everything. You are no more than a five - ten minute drive from malls, the beach, Lake Michigan, restaurants, grocery stores - it is all here. Muskegon is a busy place in the summer with free music in many places, art fairs and museums, a WWI submarine that is also a museum, lighthouses, etc.


based on 5 traveler reviews

Cozy Mona Lake Summer Cottage near the action
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews
Waterville, OH

What a wonderful property!

  • 5 of 5

I can't swear to the dates but was required to put something in so took a stab!

This place is so deceptive. It faces a major highway & the front of the cottage is very unimpressive. But once inside we were thrilled! There was more then enough room for us all to spread out, 2 adult females & 2 tween girls. Sis in one room, tweens shared another & I took the twin bed off of the deck. Nice to not have us all on top of one another.

Lots of supplies including spices, pots, pans, towels, bedding, etc. You can tell that people have enjoyed the property and kept it well stocked & maintained. We too left behind some canned goods & butter and based on the cleanliness of the entire property had no reservations using the opened jelly, spices, etc for fear of nasties! Lovely neighbors, beautiful property & deck in back. Just loved our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Toledo Ohio

Cozy, Centrally Located

  • 3 of 5

This is a nice property, the lake front is broken into 3 parts, 1) patio deck, 2) nicely landscaped grass area, 3) a sand box with a sun deck. There are stairs to the lake and dock. With my bad knees there was no way to get to the lake since I can't climb stairs.

The property is well furnished. Complete with linens, cooking utensils, dinner ware. The stove is electric and slants to the left. A very nice side by side refrig and freezer, dish washer, and laundry washer & dryer.

Most of all very friendly neighbors. Hope they weren't disturbed by our Maltese wanting to bark at the boats and ski doo's. This was her first time at a lake.

The bedrooms are not able to sleep two in the beds if you are people of size. If you are used to a double bed you will be disappointed. They are full size which is fine for children.

Kimberly and Mike were very helpful in getting settled in. We lost power to our side of the lake for about 1 1/2 hours and they checked with the power company to see how long it would be out and got back to us in record time.

I had trouble signing in on the wifi and Kim came in and set it up. Thanks again Kim.

If you have watercraft bring it along, there is a public landing at the end of the street. The lake is huge. Overall we enjoyed relaxing at the lake. Plenty of things to see. Michigan Beach, the Submarine, Cargo Transport ship, Farmers Market, everything is 20 minutes or less away. Grand Haven is about 20 minutes down U.S. 31.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our family cottage is equipped like we need it when we stay there. We have never had a complaint about the beds since we started renting. The bedrooms both have double (full size beds). Perhaps the term double is confusing. We eliminated the foot boards a couple years ago to make them both a bit more accommodating. There are steps down to the lake, and I have tried to make that clearer in the description though the pictures show the beach deck and the sea wall. The stove is only a few years old, and we had not noticed it needed re-leveling, so I took my level to it, and adjusted the front. The wi-fi is easy to use, but there is a long code to type in for security purposes. My brother and I always try to respond as quickly as possible to any problem so guests can just relax and enjoy themselves.
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Central Illinois

Cozy, Peaceful & Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We were blown away by the landscaping & back yard area! We spent the bulk of our time on the deck, looking over the lake in the evenings. Being close to the highway wasn't an issue, even with all of the motorcycles during BikeTime. You can hear the traffic, but it wasn't nearly like what we expected. The home is fully equipped with all of the soaps, detergents, utinsels, towels & even a small cooler. There are games & books, and lots of local info. The lake was better than we thought-warmer than Lake Michigan, and the bottom was pure sand & shallow-our 8 year old daughter can walk out 50-70 yards & still have her head up. The boat traffic was light, since the home is near the back of the lake. You step off the dock & it's calf-deep. It wasn't fishy-smelling & clean. There seemed to only be one water plant, that didn't impede us in any of our play time. The pedal boat was fun & the neighbors were fantastic, loaning us Crocs to wear in the water (for safety) & big swim tubes. The home is very close the Muskegon center & easy to access. Lots of history, museums, unique restaurants & parks. We had a great time exploring their city!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Parma, OH

Everything you need

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this cottage was wonderful! The furniture was comfortable, everything we needed (yes, even condiments, toilet paper and laundry detergent) was supplied, the location on the lake was very relaxing and it was close to all the things we wanted to do. Even the neighbors were nice! My only disappointment was the "grill," which was an older, iron hibachi. I'm spoiled with our gas grill and having one there would have made it absolutely perfect. I've stayed at many condos and rental homes and this was by far one of the best in the things that count. Was it the most luxurious? No, but I've stayed in some absolutely beautiful places that I wouldn't return to again because they lacked almost everything else that I look for in a home rental - and I had to just about pack up my house to stay there for a week (bed linens, towels, supplies). This place really had it all. I would ABSOLUTELY come here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stafford, Virginia

Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

Owner provided great and accomodating service. Rental is small but clean and well maintained. Front of house faces major roadway but the backyard is on Mona Lake and is absolutely lovely. The backyard is where we spent the majority of our time. There is a small dock, sandy beach area and decking with chairs for lounging. Adequate parking. Friendly neighbors. Would rent again and will recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Muskegon Country Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Verdoni's, Chili's, Legion, Handsome Henry's
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Lake Express Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Oak Ridge, Muskegon Country Club, several
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I96 and US31
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Verdoni's, Chili's, Handsome Henry's, Mr. Quick
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Lake Harbor Park on Lake Michigan
Car: recommended

Near to places for charter fishing, cruises, sailboat regattas, marinas where sailing lessons may be taken, bike trails - which extend both north and south and along the lake. Local museums including USS Silversides (authentic submarine and museum) , Frauenthal theater which features various entertainment year round, Luge run, and Muskegon Lumberjack (Tier 1 Junior Hockey League),

There is a boat launch 1/2 mile from the cottage. Downtown Muskegon offers Party in the Park most every Friday night in summer. There is a full service dog park about 15 min. from the cottage. Upcoming Festivals: Grand Haven Kite Festival May 16-18, Fruitport Old Fashioned Days May 23-26, White Lake Arts and Crafts Festival June 14-15, Taste of Muskegon June 20-21, Grand Haven Arts Festival June 28-29, Lakeshore Arts Festival July 4-5, Muskegon Bike Time July 18-19, Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival July 25-August 3, Unity Christian Festival August 6-9, Roosevelt Park Day August 23


Rates & Availability

Norton Shores Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Summer 2017
May 14 2017 - Oct 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Stays of a month or longer - please contact owner for rates
For a stay of 2 weeks or longer, rate is discounted to $1050 for second and additional weeks.

Deposit of $250 for reservation/damage. Held as damage deposit for 1 week after departure - returned if all is in good order. Deposit is lost if reservation is cancelled. Fees subject to change.

Payment made by check or money order mailed directly to owner of property.

Check with owner for rates. Homeaway does not always calculate appropriately.

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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Norton Shores Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Town ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full size tub with personal shower installed. Several drawers to accommodate your things. Blow dryer on site.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Grand Haven Kite Festival May, Fruitport Old Fashioned Days May (Memorial Day weekend), White Lake Arts and Crafts Festival June, Taste of Muskegon June 19-20, Grand Haven Arts Festival June, Lakeshore Arts Festival July 3-4, Muskegon Bike Time July 16-19, Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival July 24- August 2, Unity Christian Festival August, Roosevelt Park Day August.

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