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Wayne Niles or Judy Niles

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Vacationing at Pretty Lake 2013, Mecosta MI

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Overview

Mecosta Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom 1 Bath Lakefront (sleeps 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2/3 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 rocker/recliner loveseat and queen sofa. 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.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Wayne Niles or Judy Niles (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

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 Michigan

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.

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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.'

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Our stay at Pretty Lake was delightful. The cottage is much more spacious than anticipated and the site on the hill means it is quiet and peaceful. With a beach and views of the lake, the experience is even better . It did get chilly one night so we turned on the propane furnace and it heated up quickly and felt very cozy. Would definitely return. Plenty of room for 4 or more people to enjoy a vacation at the lake. Plus the owners are nearby in case of emergencies and they are very gracious hosts. Thanks for the memories.
Aug 2012
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)
Vacationing at Pretty Lake 2013, Mecosta MI
average rating of 4.7941175 based on 36 reviews
5

Perfect getaway on Pretty Lake

  • 5 of 5

Perfect getaway. Pretty Lake is clean and laid back. We spent lots of time on the pontoon bost; fishing, swimming, playing cards. The beachfront was especially awesome. The cottage had all the incidentals we could need. We brought all our food and drink for the week and were able the fix 3 meals a day with ease. The cottage stayed relatively cool even through the 90-degree weather. Wayne and Judy are great hosts and were right next door in case we needed anything. Blue Gill Campground is just up the street and they have a small store for basic supplies like firewood and bags of ice. All-in-all it was a perfect week and will definitely look to come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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The cottage was newly redone. Clean, well stocked, and efficient.

  • 4 of 5

The owners were professional and polite. The largest negative was that the lake was incredibly weedy and offered poor fishing. Overall we felt very fortunate and enjoyed our stay

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Great place, very clean, very comfortable, great beach.

  • 5 of 5

One of the most relaxing vacations in years. Wayne and Judy have all the bases covered. We have nothing but praise for this place.

Monte and Linda Ball

Canton, Ohio

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Cute & cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! Cottage was very clean with plenty of pots, dishes, towels etc. Having ketchup, mustard & mayo already in fridge was an added bonus. Great place for couples or family looking for a relaxing time away

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Perfect for a summer getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved the homey little cottage and were amazed at how clean it was. It was well stocked for our day to day needs - paper towel, tissues, aluminum foil, etc. We had everything we needed to do a little cooking, the gas grill was a plus. The beach and beach toys were the best. We logged lots of time on the paddle boats, did a little fishing, and enjoyed the raft. The fire pit on the beach allowed many relaxing evenings with our family. The beach is shallow which was perfect for our 3 year old grandson. I honestly cannot think of anything negative to say about Laf-a-lot. We especially enjoyed the hospitality of Wally and Zach. Thank you Wayne and Judy for a great week.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Going Back in Time

  • 4 of 5

Thanks Wayne & Judy. We really had a great time, even my city slicker wife has asked if we could do it again. The lake is still the same as I remember it in the 60's and 70's. Crystal clear, the fishing is still good and you can still catch fish right off the dock. The trails on the state land are great to explore (watch for the bugs) or just soak up the sun on the raft. We had a fire every night in the fire pit and shined for fish at dark, we even caught sight of a turtle one night.

You have a wonderful place on a timeless lake. I would highly recommend this to anyone.

TC 8-6-15 to 8-10-15

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, TC. We always enjoy meeting people who came to Pretty Lake 'back in the day' and want to visit again.
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Map

Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Canadian Lakes St Ives-Tulleymore, Katke BR
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Canadian Lakes
Car: necessary

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. It is within 10mi of Canadian Lakes which offers premier golfing and dining opportunities.

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Rates & Availability

Mecosta Cottage Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100

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.

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Amenities

Mecosta Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 740 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Linens, paper products and liquid soap provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • There is addition sleeping space on a queen sleeper sofa.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Raft
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
Notes:
No smoking in the rental and if renting the pontoon, no smoking there as well. This is a pet free rental.

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