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Lakeside Grove Cottage - Perfect Lakeside Village/Beach Location

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,111 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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

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More Details

Owner
Bill Mountford
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

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.

Amenities

Lakeside Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1111 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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
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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Lakeside Grove Cottage - Perfect Lakeside Village/Beach Location
average rating of 4.868421 based on 38 reviews
Homewood
5

Lovely summer cottage

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved our trip to this tranquil and private Lakeside summer getaway. The cottage and surrounding property was so charming and wonderful. The proximity to the small beach was phenomenal for long summer days and beautiful sunsets. Clean and one of the best stocked rentals I've ever come across. Bill also was a pleasure to work with. Only negative would be better mattresses. Otherwise, excellent property, with great proximity to excellent beaches, dining, farms, and pure Michigan.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great,relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

We all really loved the cottage and it's decor. Very charming! The "summer cottage" is a wonderful bonus. Just perfect! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is one of the best places we have stayed. We had five adults there and it was very comfortable. Loved the screen porch, and the kitchen was very functional. Appreciated having beach chairs and umbrellas. A great location too. You can walk to the lake but don't expect to spend much time on that beach. It's very small, I believe. We went to Warren Dunes and St. Joseph, both of which were lovely. Wouldn't hesitate to go back to this cottage.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Chicago, Illinois
5

Charming Cottage in a great locale!

  • 5 of 5

Super-charming cottage in a great locale. We were looking for the perfect escape from Chicago and we found it at the Lakeside Grove Cottage! The cottage and the grounds are inviting and relaxing. Everything was clean & well stocked with all you would need for a comfortable stay. Cute shops and restaurants are close by.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Adorable cozy cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time in Lakeside at the Grove Cottage. We stayed 2 nights and immediately fell in love with the house and the area. Woke up every morning for a long stroll on the beach looking for sea glass and driftwood. Loved the antique stores and the cute boutiques. The cottage itself was adorable and cozy with cute duvets on the beds and perfect beach/cottage decor. The kitchen was stocked with whatever you would need. The location was great as it was a short distance from wine tasting and being a foodie, amazing restaurants in every direction! We loved it and hopefully will be back next year!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Lakeside Getaway Rain or Shine!

  • 5 of 5

A group of 4 friends from Chicago, we went on an adventure to Lakeside to enjoy a relaxing weekend and celebrate a birthday. We were instantly captivated by the photos of this tranquil and lush garden cottage only a few steps from the beach and minutes for local activities and four winds casino. The owners Bill and Missy were so gracious and accomodating and made our stay super easy and comfortable. A home away from home. We had showers upon our arrival but even in the bleakest of days, this backdrop and cozy atmosphere was not dampened by the rain. The fresh smells of spring and rain carried through the house and when the sun finally did shine it illuminated the property like magic. We could have not asked for a better 3 days in Lakeside at this house! Highly recommend and we will must definatley return!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
In Season
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
Off Season
Sep 5 2017 - Jun 16 2018
2 night minimum stay
$200
 

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