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Lakefront Vacation Cottage Ideal For Families And Multiple Friends

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Private Beach, 4 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps Up To 10

Experience Pure Michigan in this recently renovated lakefront home on White Lake, located within walking distance of Whitehall and Montague. You’ll marvel at the venues available to you from the local theater, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, dining, Michigan Adventure and Double JJ Ranch, White Lake Yacht Club and several local challenging golf courses. It’s even located on the Montague/Hart bike trail, where you can bring your bike and travel over 25 miles on paved trails.

Best of all are the splendid beaches of White Lake and Lake Michigan. White Lake offers all of the water sports, complete with open channel access to Lake Michigan making it a boater’s paradise. Enjoy kayaking, sailing or water sports on the smooth waters of White Lake or venture out into Lake Michigan and take in the beauty of its tremendous beaches. The fishing is one of the best kept secrets in the area, and local charters are just a short walk away. Finish the day on the patio or porch and watch the spectacular sunsets, or roast marshmallows over the fire pit on your own private beach.

This cottage boasts all new furnishings, complete with fully equipped kitchen with granite counter-tops, large dining area for several families to share, an open great room with views looking down White Lake, 4 bedrooms, with Master Suite, 2 bathrooms and a full finished basement with large screen TV, foosball table, board games and great spot to entertain or play with the kids.

Enjoy paddling around in our canoes, taking a swim, or sunbathing on our side patio. Let your cares melt away in this quiet small town.

More Details

Jan Andersen
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, norwegian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 1, 2017

About Jan Andersen

We fell in love with this cottage because of it's tremendous views and gorgeous sunsets it provided. Our hobby is renovating and restoring properties and making sure others have the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful state of Michigan and its beautiful lakes.

Jan Andersen purchased this house in 2009

Why Jan Andersen chose Western Michigan

Whitehall offers the small town benefits and is a hidden treasure along the Lake Michigan shoreline. With the history of the logging industry and the summer resorts you have the chance to learn about the area and take part in many activities without the hustle and bustle of large crowds and vacation traffic.

What makes this house unique

Short walking distance to downtown, location on the bike trail, and being right on the water provides for convenience, relaxation and amazing sunsets on the front porch or private patio area.


Whitehall House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 12 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake ...
  • River ...
  • Town ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower , Off master suite. Large walk-in shower
    Main bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • Limited towels, please provide your own personal bathroom & towel needs.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen Front Bedroom - 1 queen , Lake view from bedroom
    Master Suite - 1 queen , Attached bath w walk-in shower, outdoor patio, rollaway bed
    Bunk Bed Room--Great for kids - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunkbed with single on top and full below; rollaway availabl
    Bunk Bed Room--Great for kids - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk bed with single above and full size below, great 4 kids
  • Additional sleeping area in lower living area, large couch and futon. Inquire about rollaways or other sleeping needs. All bedding provided.
  • Books ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Bring together your family and friends in this spacious vacation home away from home!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

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Lakefront Vacation Cottage Ideal For Families And Multiple Friends
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Beautiful home, beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a week long stay here. What a great place. Owner Jan was very easy to work with. The house was great. Loved sitting on the front porch looking over the lake. The house had just about everything you could need and then some. Just a fabulous week with family.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family time at White Lake

  • 5 of 5

My family loved our stay at Jan's Lakefront Vacation Cottage. We enjoyed every minute. The kitchen is wonderfully equipped. I always bring my own skillet, a huge bowl, and my corn popper, but everything else was there. The beach is small but the children had a good time. We had a fire in the fire pit one night to roast marshmallows and make s'mores. The lake is great for jet skis! Lots of fun! Look for the beach on Lake Michigan on Scenic Drive. It is truly a jewel in the area. My grandsons (5 and 6) and my granddaughter (2) loved it. Jan the owner is great! We were sad to see our week at the lake end. Thank you, Jan.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, Gorgeous View of White Lake

  • 4 of 5

We loved the view of the lake from both inside the home and outside on the front porch. It was great to have use of the canoes, a ladder to climb down into the lake, and the dock to sit on to read or to talk to those floating in the water. We enjoyed using the fire pit, the picnic tables, and lawn chairs out by the lake. The bike path right across the street was definitely a plus for those wanting to run or ride bikes. We enjoyed exploring the towns of Whitehall, Montague, and even Grand Haven down the road a bit. Our adult children especially liked the Book Nook and Java Shop in Montague. One day we took a road trip up to Sleeping Bear Dunes, which was a long drive but fun for those who enjoy climbing the dunes. The pier near the Whitehall Light House Museum was fun for those who enjoy jumping, flipping, and diving into the water. We loved the beaches on Lake Michigan. The two things we had to be flexible with were the bathrooms and the bunk beds. The only stand-up shower is in the bathroom off of the master bedroom, so we had to take shifts showering. Also the 2 bunk beds were not ideal for adults, but would be fine for children. The bunk beds were not the most comfortable and were squeaky. We had a one year old with us, though, and really appreciated that there was a gate for the stairs and a high chair type of seat provided. It was also great to have a washer and dryer in the basement to use. The kitchen was beautiful, the seating at the table was nice, and the family room in the basement was great. There was a nice variety of games provided also for those rainy days. It was a nice place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning property and views great for extended fam

  • 5 of 5

House has a great flow to it, rooms just work so well and are all immaculate.

Views mesmerizing of the lake

Owner such a lovely welcoming lady.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lansing, MI

Perfect getaway for family or group of friends!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place! I've rented a few places via Homeaway and this one is by far the best! Newly remodeled and decorated beautifully! You have everything you need... just bring your beach towels. The whirlpool tub in the main bathroom is just what you need to soak away a long day on the lake!

Quiet spot on White Lake, but just a short distance from 2 gerat small towns in Michigan. Just perfect for some R & R! Take advantage of the many small businesses and great shopping! Lake is great for fishing (though we weren't lucky) and we brought our 17 foot open bow boat and parked it at the dock for the week. What a great time! They have a pontoon boat you can rent for the week and also canoes you can use. The lake is very calm in the morning and evening- perfect for a ride around the lake on kayaks or canoes! Not at all busy during the week so there is plenty room tohave some fun tubing and water skiing! Sunsets are fantastic so bring a good camera for some great shots!

The fire pits are HUGE so bring plenty of fire wood!!

The kitchen is amazing and plenty of room for everyone to gather and hang out! The finished basement is nice and cool which is a great break in the evening from a day on the lake! Take advantage of the fooseball table!

Recommend bringing bikes or renting them for a day from White Lake Excursions inside Moxie Marine building. We biked to New Era on the Montague/ Hart bike path and had a fabulous lunch at the Trailside Restaurant (they have the BEST PIE!) and then biked home again.

Plenty of parks and natural areas to explore. Bring comfortable shoes! Great fishing bridge downtown but many local fisherman were catching bass just past the dock at the house so you don't have to go far! No WiFi but my sprint phone had pretty good signal at the house and on the lake. The Eagles lodge is just down the street and they have some great food specials throughout the week so check their sign!

The General Store in Whitehall is run by a couple of older gals who are just a hoot and ready to give visitors some great advice on what to do in the area!

I would recommend this to anyone and everyone! All in all a great place for a lot of different groups and gatherings! A great spot for the fall as the colors chagne I bet as well!! The bike trail would be spectacular during the color changes!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fox Lake, IL

Great house on White Lake!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in June of 2013 and the house is really great. The pictures are accurate, the central air was working and provided a nice relief from the heat outside. Jan was honest with us no matter what questions we had, we received our deposit back upon checking out. We've stayed in a few other rentals in the area the past two years and this was by far the best! We would cerntainly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Muskegon Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Main St. Pub, Whitehall, MI
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Lake Express, Muskegon, MI
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Bent Pine and several others in vicinity
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Amtrak, Holland, MI
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 31
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Pickadills, Sam's Bistro, Harbor View Grill
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Muskegon State Park, Luge, Cross Country
Nearest Beach
Private White Lake Beach in front of property
Car: recommended

Enjoy the short drive to Michigan Adventure Theme and Water Park for summer fun or take in Horseback riding and golf at the Double JJ Ranch. The Farmers Market in nearby Montague attracts visitors along with the famous Pumpkin Roll in the fall. For winter sports fun try the Muskegon Winter Sports Park where you can take in ice skating on trails through the woods, try your skills at the Olympic training luge, or cross country ski after dark on lighted trails. Summers are just perfect for time on the beach on either White Lake or Lake Michigan, or take a fishing charter on Lake Michigan to catch a 20 pound salmon. For the casual walker or biker you are located on the bike trail and can go for miles on paved trails for leisurely enjoyment.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $200
Damage Insurance $59

Contact owner to confirm payment details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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