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Lakeside Melodies Resort

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, german, dutch

Lakefront Cottages on Semi-private Lake, Beach, Boats, Fun!

9 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Southwest Michigan Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Lakefront Cottages on Semi-Private Lake, Beach, Boats Fun!

Five musically themed cottages, all with at least two bedrooms, a setting of rolling hills and a rustling creek, all lake frontage on a semi-private lake for swimming, canoeing, paddle boating and fishing. Enjoying the outdoors in year round cottages with lots of wildlife yet near many local attractions.

Lots of water sports - Fishing, canoeing, paddle boating, swimming. The area has many lakes and rivers to discover. Not one moment of boredom at Lakeside Melodies.

Enjoy folk music - At least monthly we host a pot luck dinner with a regional folk musician coming in to perform for us. Bill and his friends are often together in the Summertime to share music by the evening fire.

Kids have a blast! - They can play in the water, on our sandy beach, run around on our spacious grassy fields and have fun at the playground.

A nature lover? - Then you will like Little Pleasant Lake and all the lakes surrounding us. The area is great for biking and hiking.

See us at: www.lakesidemelodies.com: Bring your camera, sometimes deer come out on the property! We'll do anything to make your vacation the best you ever had!

Amenities: TV, Dish Network, CD Player, Full Kitchen, Microwave, Refrigerator, Range, Cooking utensils provided. For weekly rentals, provide your own linens and towels. Music/banquet hall available for weddings or family reunions. Call for information.

Activities: Hiking, Biking, Golf, Basketball, Horseshoes, Fishing, Hunting, Wildlife Viewing, Shopping, Restaurants, Live Theater, Cinemas, Museums, Sightseeing, Swimming, Boating, Sailing, Water skiing, Jet Skiing, Downhill Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Snowmobiling, Sledding. River Country has 55 lakes, 6 rivers and many streams for canoeing, fishing, etc.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lakeside Melodies Resort (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, german, dutch

About Lakeside Melodies Resort

We are Bill and Carla, the couple behind Lakeside Melodies. The first time we saw this place, we fell in love with it. The rolling green hills, beautiful Little Pleasant Lake, the peaceful creek and the three happy ducks living in it. We bought the place and renovated it into a resort, where we would like to stay ourselves. Our goal is to make our guests feel at home. Call us and we can tell you all about Lakeside Melodies and its rich history.

Why 'Melodies'? Bill is a music fanatic. He's been active in music since he was twelve years old. He played drums since high school. Eleven years ago he discovered a peculiar instrument: the hammered dulcimer. He has played nothing else since and already recorded three cd's and performs frequently. In summer he often plays outdoors at Lakeside Melodies, so lots of free concerts!

Bill is an information technology consultant and Carla is a travel journalist, writer of books and magazines. She's Dutch by the way. So for anyone who wants to practice Dutch or is dying to know more about wooden shoes, tulips and windmills, she's the one. Both are sportive people, love canoeing and biking, so ask them for the best routes in the River Country.

Lakeside Melodies Resort purchased this cottage in 2006

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just started our guest book in 2009. We get many wonderful comments from our guests and hope that they will also add them here for all to see. Keep watching as the year progresses and stories are added. We hope to see you soon at Lakeside Melodies!
Apr 2009
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Reviews

4.3
based on 9 traveler reviews

Lakefront Cottages on Semi-private Lake, Beach, Boats, Fun!
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 10 reviews
4

Nice!

  • 4 of 5

We spent a couple days there recently, and found the place to be like a step back in time. I am a history geek, and love stuff from the past. The place was built in the 1920's, and it is in a setting, and by that I mean the area, of old trees, winding roads, a slower pace and a different feel altogether. The cottage (the Folk) was long and hand 4 bedrooms. It was cozy and comfortable. We would go back again. The owners are friendly and personable. Our dog ran around and enjoyed herself. Nice relaxing time!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Quiet getaway

  • 4 of 5

We got a late start and did not arrive at the cabin until after dark. We drove past our cabin twice because there aren't any street lights. Fortunately our friends had gotten there when it was light out and were able to direct us to the cabin. Turns out it is better there aren't any street lights because that would detract from everything. It was a lot of fun, our dog had a lot of fun running around playing. The beds were A LOT! more comfortable than I was expecting. I slept really well there. There was a lot more kitchen staples provided than I expected, it looks like people leave their extra cups and plates that they don't want to bring home with them. We had a little issue with the bathroom, but a little bleach goes a long way.

There was two other couples and a group of college kids staying there while we were there. We really did not interact with anyone or hear them. It was really nice, I was dreading the college kids thinking they would be loud. BUT they weren't plus, where ever they were staying we couldn't hear them.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We're glad you had a nice weekend and hope you will visit again soon!
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4

Beautiful Quiet resort!

  • 4 of 5

Just what the doctor ordered... peaceful bit of nature. Nice owners, clean cottage.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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Had some problems, but the owners made it right

  • 3 of 5

The bed in the blues cottage was way too hard for me to sleep on. I am pregnant, so I'm sure that contributed. We enjoyed to closeness of a few parks with our young kids. We did have to leave a night early when we found tiny mites on all the cabins pillows. We packed up late at night and went home. I messaged Bill the next morning and he gave us one night's refund and said he'd call an exterminator first thing. We've had better vacations and we've had worse.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Being so close to nature, we have to keep an eye out for anything. The pillows and bedding were replaced and the cottage exterminated. We haven't had any problems since.
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Salem, Indiana
5

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Great vacation spot! The fishing was great and the weather was perfect. The family had a outstanding time. Wish we had more time to spend up there. Spent one day at Lake Michigan.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a good time and hope to see you again soon!
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4 2
Grand Rapids
5

Some good ice fishing

  • 5 of 5

This Feb I spent a weekend ice fishing with 2 of my friends. We were lucky, it was quite cold, but sunny all weekend. Caught a few good ones. We might come back to the lake for Summer to do some more fishing! Had a great time, nice cottage!

Catch ya guys (and more fish) later ;-)

Eli

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
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Owner's Response: You are welcome back this summer where we promise much warmer weather and lots more fish!
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Rates & Availability

Three Rivers Cottage Rental Rates

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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$115
$600
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$85
$450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $40

Must be at least 25 years old to rent a cottage.

Folk cottage rates $95 per night and $550 per week. During summer the rates for the Folk cottage are $125 per night and $700 per week. We also have our Music Hall open for larger groups. Feel free to inquire or check out our website for more details.

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Amenities

Southwest Michigan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , bunk bed
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Pedal Boat
  • Raft
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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