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Bill Mountford

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Lakeside Grove Cottage - Perfect Lakeside Village/Beach Location

28 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Lakeside Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Historic and Charming

This historic and charming farmhouse is surrounded by nearly an acre of gardens. Located in the picturesque village of Lakeside, Michigan in the heart of Harbor Country. Less than a 90 minute drive from Chicago. A five minute walk to Lake Michigan's beautiful Pier Street Beach and renowned antique stores and markets.

Fully and charmingly furnished. Photographed for Better Homes and Gardens. Three bedrooms, each with ample closets. Large bathroom with view of the gardens. Large eat-in kitchen with dishwasher. Dining Room. Living Room. Delightful Screened-in Front Porch. Central air and heat. Wireless broadband Internet and Cable TV. Wood floors throughout. Full basement with Whirlpool washer and dryer.

Gorgeous separate summerhouse overlooking naturalistic prairie garden. This large screened-in cottage is fantastic for lazy summer days. Perfect for entertaining and serves as a fourth bedroom in the summer.

'We have returned to Lakeside Grove Cottage many times. It is like a homecoming to a more peaceful, charming time. The cottage is one of our favorite retreats.' -- William and Jill Rhodes

'The Cottage is immaculate. The Landscaping is charming. It's a quiet, shady, cool setting. We loved it.' -Carter Eckert

'Of all my visits to the United States, this delightful cottage in Lakeside is my favorite stop. Bella. Bella.' -- Luca dal Cerro

See our cottage website by clicking on the link below.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Bill Mountford (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

About Bill Mountford

My wife and I are proud parents of three girls, and our family has enjoyed our cottage in Lakeside for many years. We really enjoy the entire local community - it has such charm and character.

You can't beat Southwestern Michigan in the summer, but we have also enjoyed Harbor Country in the late fall and winter - the area has so much to offer.

Bill Mountford purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Bill Mountford chose Southwest Michigan

We only live 33 miles from the property, so in less than 45 minutes we can escape to an entirely different world. The original foundation dates to 1895, and this cottage has so much character and charm we just fell in love with the place.

What makes this cottage unique

One of the previous owners was a landscape architect, so the gardens are special. Our 'summer cottage' offers a great place to have a happy hour or let the kids escape to their 'own' private place. The grounds of our property are beautiful, and there are few better places to be than making s'mores at the fire pit after a great day at the beach.

Reviews

4.8
based on 28 traveler reviews

Lakeside Grove Cottage - Perfect Lakeside Village/Beach Location
average rating of 4.821429 based on 28 reviews
5

Wonderful, relaxing cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed everything about our visit to Lakeside Grove Cottage! The home is very comfortable and has an instant feeling of being at home and relaxed. The kitchen is well appointed if you want to do some cooking, and there are also lovely restaurants to check out in the area. There is a little hike to the beach access, but it's such a charming neighborhood, and so quiet, it didn't detour us from going down there for sunset walks on the beach and even a day spent hanging out on the beach. We loved the fact that there was internet and cable, and many nights were spent cheering for our favorite athletes at the Olympics. We have friends who don't live too far away so we were able to have an evening bon fire with friends. We are hoping to return to the little cottage some time in the future! Thanks so much to the Mountfords for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback on your stay at our cottage. You are welcome anytime!
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5

Great, relaxing time

  • 5 of 5

Bill's cottage was a fantastic getaway! We really made use of the whole property. The four of us had a great time using the bikes in the shed on a trail nearby, took beach umbrellas and floaties down to the beach, spent each night by the firepit, enjoyed a lazy afternoon reading and chatting out in the summer cottage (screened-in-porch type thing), grilled for dinner, and used the laundry in the basement on the way out.

The property was clean and well maintained, instructions were clear, and neighborhood/area was quiet and comfortable. 10/10 and two thumbs up :)

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect cottage by the lake

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time in Lakeside! This cottage was ideal for our family of 5. We had everything we needed and everywhere we looked there were extra special touches. The owner was so helpful and kind. We spent 2 days just soaking up the sun on the beach. The views took our breath away. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to submit a review. It's great to read you had such a nice visit to our cottage in Lakeside. We would welcome you back anytime.
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5

Perfect September get away with the kids

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at the Lakeside Grove Cottage. The amenities were perfect for my family. We have 2 little boys that loved the beautiful yard and summer porch. We made a fire in the fire pit at night. The cottage itself was very clean and perfectly equipped for cooking. The front porch was a great place in the morning for coffee and blowing bubbles and in the evening for enjoying a glass of wine. The walk to the beach was relatively easy. I would absolutely recommend the Lakeside cottage to anyone who wants a fun and relaxing get-away.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

i loved it. peaceful and tranquil

  • 5 of 5

i loved your place. alittle farther from the beach than i'm used too.

a few more lights in the cottage would be helpful and a few good sharp knifes for cutting /cooking would be great.

loved the fire pit and it was just cozy.

felt comfortable from the moment i got there till i left.

thanks

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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4

Perfect Michigan Retreat

  • 4 of 5

Brought my grandmothers and sisters - four of us in total - in from all over the country for a weekend getaway in this charming cottage. I have rented several places in the area and this one stands out. The gorgeous and lush backyard makes it feel like your own private estate and there was everything we could have wanted on hand, including updated appliances and a grill. The beach is close, maybe a 5-7 minute walk, but we drove and parked. Easy! The Lakeside shops and antique markets just around the block made for a fun few hours. The owners were fabulous to work with too. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Map

The Stray Dog Bar & Grill
Red Arrow Roadhouse
Redamak's Tavern
Whistle Stop Restaurant
Oink's Dutch Treat
Casey's
Barneys Market
Rosie's
RIVER and BEACH KAYAK & PADDLEBOARD RENTALS
Blue Plate Cafe
Mario's Pizza
Bentwood Tavern
Greenbush Brewery
Sawyer Garden Center
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
South Bend
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Red Arrow Roadhouse
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Amtrak stop downtown New Buffalo
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 94 - Exit 6
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Pier Road Beach - Lakeside. 5 min walk - 3 blocks
Car: recommended

This historic and charming farmhouse is surrounded by nearly an acre of gardens. Located in the picturesque village of Lakeside, Michigan in the heart of Harbor Country. Less than a 90 minute drive from Chicago. A five minute walk to Lake Michigan's beautiful Pier Road Beach and renowned antique stores and markets. We are at the corner of East Road and Park Lane, to the west (lake side) of Red Arrow Highway.

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Rates & Availability

Lakeside Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
In Season
Jun 18 2016 - Sep 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
Off Season
Sep 6 2016 - Jun 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Lakeside Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1111 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Gorgeous bath with view of Gardens.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Master suite on main floor.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Fire pit and field stone patio added Fall 2010

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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