About the property
- Cottage740 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
2 Bedroom 1 Bath Lakefront (sleeps 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 Kids)
Clean, comfortable NON-SMOKING PROPERTY for 4 with 2 separate sleeping areas (1 queen bed/1 double bed), kitchen, large full bath, large living/dining area with leather loveseat and three cushion full size couch. 2 TV's with DISH, one in living area and one in larger bedroom. A sandy beach for great swimming, raft, dock with row boat and paddle boat are included in the rental. Picnic table and camp fire pit available. Possible rental of motorized fishing boat or pontoon extra. All bedding, dishes, linens, paper products provided. Some condiments.
Great fishing lake for bass, blue gill, pike, sun fish, walleye, specks, perch. As this is an all sport lake; no wake hours are designated to accommodate fishing.
There is state land in the area for hiking/hunting and several golfing opportunities at Canadian Lakes including St Ives and Tulleymore. Big Rapids also has Katke which is a part of Ferris University.
Mecosta was the home of Russell Kirk, an American political theorist, moralist, historian, social critic, literary critic, and fiction author known for his influence on 20th century American conservatism. For those interested the Kirk Center Library remains in Mecosta. Visit http://www.kirkcenter.org for more information.
Review 9/5/2012: Our stay at Pretty Lake cottage was fantastic. Not only was the lake and surrounding area peaceful and quiet, the cottage was clean, neat, and very inviting. It has everything necessary to enjoy some relaxing time away from home. We felt very comfortable during our stay and the hosts did a wonderful job to ensure we had a great time. We highly recommend Pretty Lake cottage. We can't wait to go back.
Wayne Niles or Judy Niles
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Wayne Niles or Judy Niles
My (Wayne) parents have had a cottage on Pretty Lake since I was a child. We bought our cottage in 1977 and our children have grown up here on weekends until adulthood. We have so many fond memories and are hoping others will have the same experience we have had.
Wayne Niles or Judy Niles purchased this Cottage in 2012
Why Wayne Niles or Judy Niles chose Martiny
Close to championship golf courses. This is a recent acquisition from prior neighbors and just listed 8/12. The cottage is on the sandy side of the lake and the sunsets are amazing. There are no neighbors on one side of the cottage, owners occupy cottage on the other side.
What makes this Cottage unique
Let us know if you are celebrating a special occasion. This review as sent to us rather than being posted through HomeAway: 'Our stay at Pretty Lake cottage was fantastic. Not only was the lake and surrounding area peaceful and quiet, the cottage was clean, neat, and very inviting. It has everything necessary to enjoy some relaxing time away from home. We felt very comfortable during our stay and the hosts did a wonderful job to ensure we had a great time. We highly recommend Pretty Lake cottage. We can't wait to go back.'
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Cottage was completely cozy and comfy. Loved everything about this place!! Fishing was outstanding!!! Actually considering purchasing a property on this lake because we loved it that much!!!
Thank you for your kind review; glad you enjoyed your stay. So happy to have met you.
This is a beautiful cabin. Location was good and it was great for just relaxing. It was a great week get away for my husband, grown son and myself. The lake is small but very pretty. Once the weekend traffic on the small lake was over we had a great time fishing. Pike, Perch and Blue Gill everywhere.
Great Place! Quiet, Relaxing, & CLEAN!!
Cottage was in great shape and very clean with a lot of extra amenities you wouldn't find at most other places. Wayne was very nice and helpful with anything we needed. Beach area was perfect for us and the boat rentals are cheaper then you can find almost anywhere else.
We would stay here again!
Thank you for your kind review and for respecting our property. We are happy you enjoyed your stay.
Lovely peaceful cabin
We enjoyed staying at Laf a lot cabin on Pretty Lake. It was a very nicely decorated, comfy bed, and some condiments and paper products were included. The view is awesome sitting up on the swing in front of the cabin, but the lake view can not be seen from the living room because one of the bedrooms is in the front facing the lake. There is good fishing and a small sandy beach to enjoy.
Perfect place for a relaxing family vacation
We rented this cottage for a relaxing family vacation in July. We were looking for a quiet, cozy cottage with a big sandy beach, shallow water to swim and a boat to rent and this place had it all. The cottage is adorable and exactly what we were looking for. We can't wait to return.
Thanks for the kind review, we're happy you had a good time. You were delightful guests.
A great location. Very quiet lake! We had a great time fishing, swimming and discovering the area. A true gem! Thanks again Wayne and Judy.
Thank you. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Hope you are doing fine.
It is within 10mi of Canadian Lakes which offers premier golfing and dining opportunities. 20mi E of Big Rapids and 30mi W of Mt Pleasant*** Pretty Lake, Mecosta is approximately 1hr 45 min from Lansing, 1.5hr from Grand Rapids, 3hrs from Detroit and 2hr from Traverse City. Mecosta is located between Mt Pleasant and Big Rapids on M-20.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are set at the time of agreement with traveler. More that 4 adults or 3 or more adults with children are subject to additions charges. Inviting additional guests after a rate has been set may result in additional charges of $25/person. If renters have any questions about this policy, please discuss with owners prior to agreement.