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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 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 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
November 1, 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 Lakeside

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

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average rating of 4.860465 based on 43 reviews
5

We felt at home

  • 5 of 5

Bill's home was cozy and suited us very well for our short stay in October. He has great fire pit and detached porch that are great for time spent outside. The location was great and we loved spending down time lounging in the house.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great girls weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxing girls weekend at Lakeside Cottage! My mom, sisters, and I all met up here, it was a very easy drive from Chicago suburbs. The cottage was just what we were looking for- full of character, quaint, and relaxed. We loved that there was a table in the kitchen as well as a dining table, so we had separate areas for dining vs playing games. Beds were all comfy. Absolutely loved the screened in porches and would love to come back here when weather is a little nicer so we could enjoy them more. Also so many antique stores nearby, which was fun to explore! Overall, cabin had everything we needed and we would stay again!!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyable weekend!

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 4 stayed at Lakeside for a fall break weekend. The weather was just awful. It rained 4" while we were there. We had to stay indoors most of the time. We played games, read some books, and enjoyed each others company. I don't have any complaints about this place. I like places to be extremely clean. I typically clean the place to my personal standard before we settle in. I didn't feel the need to clean this place much. Everything was tasteful and comfortable. The bed linens and towels were nice quality. The kitchen was pretty well set up for most basic cooking. We really appreciated the good quality paper products, TP and paper towels. It was nice to be able to take our dog along with us too. Our entire family had a nice time.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cozy comfy getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great property with plenty of room for everyone. Comfy beds and cute decor. Everything you could need for your time away. We had a girls getaway here and it was perfect. Loved the extra outdoor barn room for hanging out, playing games and when having dinner. Fire pit was fun since it was a little cooler when we were there. Easy drive to New Buffalo and other little shops on red arrow highway. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely and charming home, terrific location

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 stayed here for a week in August 2017 and we absolutely loved it. We have two small children, so it was great in the evenings to get them to bed and be able to retreat to the "summer house" not too far away, where we could have some privacy and not worry about waking kids with music and conversation. The home is beautiful, well kept and well equipped. It is not huge but there is plenty of room for everyone and the bedrooms are large and comfortable. It is an easy walk to the beach, and conveniently located to many restaurants, breweries and attractions. We will most definitely be coming back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: July 2017
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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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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0

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