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Ford Lake-2 Bedroom Lakefront Cottage-20 Miles NE Ludington

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.25 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Our 2 bedroom cottage is perfect for a family of 4-5 or 2 couples, but we can fit up to 7 in beds. June special-$100 off from June 2-June 22 - full weeks only. There is a cement patio with a charcoal grill and picnic table right at the cottage. We also feed the birds in the yard. You go down about 8 steps and there is a wooden yardswing on your left with a deck on the right. The deck has adirondak chairs and a patio table and chairs on it. Go down another 10 steps to the lake. There is a big school-size slide built on the hill for safety. The firepit with wood is on the frontage along with a picnic table, boathouse with life jackets and games in it. There is a baby and regular swing, a sandbox, an L-shaped dock with a bench at the end. Out from the dock is a swimming raft. There are 5 boats included; a rowboat, paddleboat, canoe and 2 kayaks. Available to rent is a 20' pontoon boat for $440 and it includes at least $40 in gas. There is a swing, sand volleyball/badmitten court and private porta-jon on the lake front. Inside the cottage is really cute with knotty-pine cabinets and walls in the kitchen, a shower, sink and toilet in the bathroom and the living/dining room is one room with a couch (with a queensz sleeper sofa in it), a loveseat, a rocking chair and L-shaped with bench family style dining room set. The master bedroom has a queensize log bed with the best mattess set, an armoire and a small TV. The second bedroom has a fullsize bottom bed with a twin horizontal top bed (both have new mattresses and a built-in dresser. The kitchen is very well-equipped with a microwave, mixer, toaster, coffeemaker, full-size refrig, new electric range and a closet that has everything you forgot to bring included. We have all your dishes, pots and pans, utensils, grill tools, etc... There is a flat-screen TV on mounted on the wall with expanded cable, a VCR/DVD player and stereo. The view is wonderful, when you sit on the deck you feel like you are sitting in the trees. We have the sunset and the lake has a no-wake time before 11:30 and after 7 for quiet and fisherman. The road is 150 behind the cottage and very safe for children. It has a lot of privacy and is a great family place or nice for couple getaway. We are full from Memorial Day all the way to the end of November. You bring sheets, pillowcases, kitchen and bath towels, paper products, charcoal and fishing equipment and we provide the rest.

Keywords: Beautiful view, amazing view of sunset, lots of amenities, cute inside, family-friendly, 5 boats and firewood provided. We also have a 4 bedroom cottage next door, you can rent both for a large group. See #316973

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017

About The Owner

We have owned and rented out our 2 cottages for 29 and 20 years. Ken and I are 60 and 62 and love being a part of famiy vacations. We both work full-time and rent the cottages as an investment. Ken's family had the 4 bedroom cottage next door from 1953 and his mother was going to sell it in 1982, so we bought it and had to rent it out to be able to keep it along with raising our 3 small children; who are now 29, 31 and 33. We have years of memories at the cottages and love to see the kids having so much fun with all we have added to make them a family fun vacation.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1995


Fountain Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Fire pit with wood provided, L-shaped dock, row boat, paddleboat, canoe, 2 kayaks, private playground, yardswings, deck overlooking the lake, sand volleyball court, porta-jon on lakefront, 2 picnic tables, patio table and chairs, adirondak chairs, fully equipped kitchen, queen log bed in master, patio right off cottage with picnic table and charcoal grill, bikes, 80 acres of hiking land available, games, movies and lifevests and cushions of all sizes.


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Ford Lake-2 Bedroom Lakefront Cottage-20 Miles NE Ludington
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Cute and Very well appointed!

  • 5 of 5

We love this cute cottage. It's perfect for our family of four. There are a half dozen boats included with the rental. The kids love the beautiful lake, playing on the boats and swimming raft. The cottage is on it's own private lake front. The owners really thought of everything and are friendly and easygoing. It's nice and quiet during the week and close enough to Ludington for a movie or dinner. We look forward to our time here every year!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A great Memorial Day Weekend. The cottage is everything it is advertised to be. Clean and comfortable with beautiful views. The owner is easy to work with and very helpful.The water was awesome. We relaxed on the dock, kayaked, swam. We watched fisherman reel in nice sized fish right off shore. Dinner in Ludington and a nice Lake Mi beach completed a great weekend. We're taking the whole family back later this summer.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paddleboat, 2 kayaks, canoe, rowboat included. There is a pontoon boat for rent with the cottage. We also have a 4 bedroom cottage we advertise on VRBO that is next door for large families to rent both. We provide bikes. There are 80 acres of private land across the road that is wooded for hiking and walking your dog. It has benches, birdfeeders, birdhouses, a large variety of birds, deer and turkeys.


Rates & Availability

Fountain Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017-full weeks
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

refundableclean/breakage $200
Pet Fee $25

My summer rates are from Sun noon to Sat noon, you can come in on Sat at 6 PM for additional $75. The week of July 4th is $200 premium.

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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