You may have just found the perfect summer vacation cottage! You will enjoy views of Lake Michigan from the living room and deck. The cottage is also nestled among giant oak trees. Michigan cottages have names and this one is naturally called MidOaks.
Everything is provided for you. All paper, bath and basic kitchen products are provided. You only need to bring beach towels. There are 2 twin beds, 1 queen, 1 double bed and a queen size fold out couch in the living room.
The video included in this listing is about the Dune Sanctuary directly in front of our cottage. Enjoy a hike in the Sanctuary where you will see deer, raccoon, possum, beaver, cranes, swans, you name it.
The Dune Sanctuary is no longer in peril as it has been saved in perpetuity by the generous citizens of White River Township. The video is a bit long, but gives you the idea of what an incredibly special place this is.
MidOaks is located on a private road, yet close to many activities and only a 5 minute walk to miles of sandy Lake Michigan beach. No long steps to navigate. There is also a small parking area/drop off spot near the entrance to the beach. The beach is fine sand not rocks with crystal clear water.
The cottage is equipped with beach chairs, beach toys, bikes, indoor and outdoor games galore, books...everything you could want for a great vacation. If you are bringing kids, let us know their ages and we can set out appropriate toys.
One thing we don't have is a TV - but that's the whole point - to get away from the hustle and bustle. Of course we do have WIFI so you can watch pretty much anything you want. But we find not having that big screen staring you in the face encourages adults and kids alike to pursue other interests - including the wonderful pleasure of just hanging out and talking to one another.
We also do not have air conditioning, but have ceiling fans in every room.
You can enjoy a game of croquet in the large front yard. A rarely used tennis court is just a 5 minute walk. If you'd rather read a book there's a hammock for whiling away a quiet afternoon.
Special summer activities abound in Montague which is only 10 minutes by car. There is a supermarket, old fashioned ice cream parlor, gift shops, coffee house, book store, kayaking, restaurants, drugstore, gas station and farmers market, all within a 2 minute walk of each other. We have a jazz festival, chamber music festival and concerts at the band shell every Tuesday night. Plus fireworks on the 4th!
If you are a biker, you'll love the deserted roads that circle Lake Michigan. We have 4 very basic bikes available for you to use.
The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen for gourmet cooking or just reheating a pizza.
In the fall and winter, enjoy the warmth of a large wood burning fireplace after an afternoon of cross country skiing. If you're more inclined towards indoor activities, the cottage is stocked with books, games, puzzles and more. WIFI available.
The large living room has a vaulted ceiling and a wood burning fireplace. My husband chops and splits all the wood himself, so you'll never run out.
Sunsets are amazing in the winter, with an afterglow that fills the sky.
Lake Michigan freezes into a moon like landscape with 10 foot frozen drifts and a walk on the beach is actually quite remarkable.
If there is snow, which there usually is, you can cross country ski from your front door through the woods. There is also ice fishing on White Lake.