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Montague, MI, USA
  • Cottage900 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights

3 Bedrm, 1 Bath Cottage on 76' Private Frontage on Lake Michigan



Vacation in Montague - Whitehall, MI overlooking scenic Lake Michigan! This cottage is furnished and has 3 bedrooms and 1 bath. It is located within Big Flower Creek Association (34 acre wildlife sanctuary) on 76' of private sandy beach. It has lots of deck and porch space to sit out and enjoy the sun and view. Available weekly or longer year-round for $1595/week. It also has access to Big Flower Creek for canoeing, fishing kayaking, trout fishing, and/or hunting. Miles away from Westshore Snowmobile trail. Call 616-443-2229 for more information, specific directions, pictures, or a video of the entire property setting.

*Guests provides their own sheets, pillow cases, towels and toiletries. Full kitchen equipment is provide but you will need to bring bathroom and kitchen sundries. (example additional trash bags, bath tissue, paper towel, or dish soap if needed.

7 Night minimum during peak season June, July and August.



Member Since 2006
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within a few hours
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Owner

I have been going to this Lake Michigan beach location with my family for over 50 years. Very unique location with various activities such as fishing, hunting, canoeing, golf, horseback riding, swimming, and walking the pristine Lake Michigan beach front in Oceana County.

Owner purchased this Cottage in 1960

Why Owner chose Claybanks

Beautiful pristine Lake Michigan shoreline not usually available to the general public. This area is all family owned and very private and secluded beachfront.

What makes this Cottage unique

The adjoining natural wetlands of Big Flower Creek that is accessible from this location gives you the ability to view the natural wildlife in the area as well as the benefits of the beach. Rowboat is also available with this property upon request .


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 double, 1 twin/ single, Twin trundle and full double to sleep 4.
      • Guest provide sheets/pillow cases.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Guest to provide personal toiletries.

      Location Type

        • Beach View
          Lake view from all front windows and decks
        • Beachfront
          76' Private Lake Michigan Beach Front with gradual sandy slope to water's edge
        • Waterfront


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Air Conditioning
                      Window air conditioner
                    • Heating
                      Electric heat
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                      4 to 5 cars
                    • Telephone


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Kitchen
                          Guests to provide additional dish soap, trash bags or paper towel if needed.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          Electric Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                • Video Library


                                    • Boat
                                      Public Access on various lakes within the area.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Golf
                                      Lots of public courses within the area.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Western Michigan has many rivers and streams for kayaking and canoeing.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      Michigan has many popular ski resorts. Cannonsburg Ski Resort is about 1 hour away.
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Bring your equipment and scuba dive or snorkel all you want.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible
                                          Please call owner if you have any mobility issues.


                                            • museums
                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • coin laundry
                                            • festivals
                                            • forests
                                            • library
                                            • marina
                                            • churches
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • theme parks
                                            • water parks
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • horseshoes
                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • gambling casinos
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • photography
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • sledding
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • Babysitter
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • golf privileges optional
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • ice skating
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • paragliding
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • water tubing
                                                        • whitewater rafting
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • Silver Lake Sand Dunes and Winery Tours.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                              36 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Isolation at its Best

                                                              Andrea & Mike W.Ann Arbor, MI

                                                              Coming here in the winter was the best last-minute decision we made. The Anderson cottage fit the bill for us and our two dogs. The views onto Lake Michigan were incredible, and walking along the beach, not a soul to be seen. I always wish VRBO would allow photo attachments. One of the sunsets was just phenomenal, and the frozen shore of Lake Michigan was a sight to be seen.

                                                              The main town of Whitehall/Montague is a bit far so having your own meals to eat in is definitely recommended.

                                                              This cottage technically sleeps eight, but in our opinion, it'd be a tight fit for that many people as it is 900 sq.feet. Although in spring/summer there'd be lots of outdoor space to utilize! As mentioned in another review, the shower is tiny. If you're of any size, forget it. My husband is 6'5 and it was OK for him but still tight.

                                                              The pictures are quite accurate. The place was very clean. Even though you need to bring your own linens, the comforter and pillows seemed very fresh. I can be rather OCD about some things, and didn't notice dust or other often overlooked cleaning. It appears the place has been updated as far as windows/doorwall. Not even a breath of the strong Lake winds passed through. And the internal blinds (not that we needed them!) are super.

                                                              The Wi-Fi worked fine. Not sure about the TV as we were uninterested in that. Bring a book, kick back and relax!!

                                                              I would highly recommend coming here in the winter. Most all of the other homes in this little stretch were boarded up for the season, and the solitude was truly welcome. Mike did advise to have an SUV and you'd certainly need one to traverse any snow covered roads out here and into the community where the home is located.

                                                              The OCD in me would probably rearrange all the kitchen gear, which seemed unorganized to me, but that's just me. The coffee pot was on its last legs, but after talking to Mike, I'm sure that'll be taken care of.

                                                              If you want an out of the way place to put up your feet and relax, this is it!!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Andrea & Mike

                                                              Thank you for visiting my property and February and leaving it in great condition. You and Mike are 5 star guests to have visit. I appreciate the great review on my cottage and am happy to hear you enjoyed the area and your stay. I hope you can make it back again in the future to enjoy some of the other seasons.

                                                              Best Regards,


                                                              Quiet and private with a great view of the lake

                                                              Mary R.

                                                              A beautiful place to escape to for rest and relaxation. A great place for long walks on the beach or through the woods. A clean and comfortable cottage complete with kitchen supplies, movies and games. Lots of windows and two nice outside decks with amazing views.

                                                              Beautiful and very peaceful location

                                                              Stephan L.

                                                              We had a fantastic time there. The pictures don't do it justice!! It is very peaceful and beautiful.

                                                              beautiful and peaceful

                                                              Julie M.

                                                              We had a wonderful stay at the Anderson Cottage. The view of Lake Michigan is spectacular. We had beautiful weather and spent most of our time outside enjoying the view, sun, waves, swimming, playing in the sand, and walking the beach. It was so peaceful and we loved the area. The cottage was cozy and had everything we needed. The owner Mike was very nice and responsive. We would love to come back again!

                                                              Julie and Mike.


                                                              Martin R.

                                                              Unbelievable beautiful :-)


                                                              zach p.

                                                              very nice and quiet getaway


                                                              Montague, MI, USA

                                                              Very close to Silver Lake Sand Dunes for dune buggy riding, exploring, horseback riding, ORV dune access through Silver Lake State Park, Craig's Fun and Cruising, and Yogi Bear Campgrounds. There are also many winery tours and wine tasting.

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                                                              Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Long term rates are negotiable.

                                                              36 Reviews
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