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Lake views, nestled among towering oaks-wood burning fireplace-cathedral ceiling

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

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Montague Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cathedral ceiling,50' deck overlooking lake among towering oaks, 3 Bedrms,1.5 ba

Enjoy views of Lake Michigan. The cottage is nestled among towering oak trees. Michigan cottages have names and this one is naturally called MidOaks.

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 this time of year, 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.

We have 4 sets of cross country skis, but you'll need your own boots.

The video included in this listing is about the Dune Sanctuary directly in front of our cottage. It is no longer in peril as it has been saved in perpetuity by the generous citizens of White River Township. The video is a little long, but gives you the idea of what a special place this is.

We are 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, 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.

Special summer activities abound in Montague which is only 10 minutes by car. There is a supermarket, drugstore, gas station and farmers market, plus fireworks on the 4th!

You can enjoy an old fashioned 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.

If you are a biker, you'll love the deserted roads that circle Lake Michigan.

Enjoy a hike in the nearby White River Barrier Dunes Sanctuary. You'll see deer, raccoon, possum, beaver, cranes, swans, you name it.

The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen for gourmet cooking.

The Fall colors are spectacular.

This has been our own cottage for over 20 years. The cottage was built in the 1940's with many updates including bathrooms and kitchen. It is decorated with country touches including lots of quilts.

You will find it has all the amenities you could ever want. Including no TV. Don't worry we have WIFI. But it's a great place to turn off the outside world of work.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Pam Prosch
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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December 6, 2016
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About Pam Prosch

This has been our personal vacation home for many years, It is in excellent condition with many recent upgrades. You will find indoor and outdoor games, beach chairs, bikes, books etc to enjoy a great vacation

Pam Prosch purchased this cottage in 1940

What makes this cottage unique

Just a 5 minute walk to the beach on the forest foot path. No long steps to climb. There is also a drop off place for cars to drop off kids and beach toys. On the way to the beach is the Old Channel Inn a great place for lunch and dinner.

The property overlooks the white lake area bird sanctuary. The area is filled with forest animals and is a great place to see great blue herons, eagles and more.

The town of Montague has one of the best small independent book stores with live entertainment and a full coffee service. Every amenity is available.

We are just a 10 minute walk to White Lake which is 7 miles long and home to national sailboat regattas. White Lake has a picturesque, navigable entrance into Lake Michigan.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This little cottage in the woods was amazing. It was well kept, clean,

thoroughly furnished and even had little extras. i.e. tin full of

hershey kisses, pantry with spices and herbs, games and outdoor

equipment for entertainment.

You were very kind and helpful. You were very willing to answer any

questions we had. Even the questions you had already answered in an

email you had sent days before I didn't read until half way through

our weekend. Sorry :)

I would and already have recommended this cottage to friends and family.

Thanks so much Pam and Tim for sharing your little piece of heaven

with us! We plan to be back again sometime.

> Tina

Aug 2012
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Lake views, nestled among towering oaks-wood burning fireplace-cathedral ceiling
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Lovely respite to rejuvenate oneself, meet with family

  • 5 of 5

Pam and Tim provide wonderful accommodations to take you back to a slower, more thoughtful pace. Highly recommend. Gail

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
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  • 4 of 5

We recently spent a week at Mid Oaks and it was exactly what we had hoped for, a home away from home. The cottage is well maintained and had everything we needed for our vacation along the beach. The beach is a short walk away and we spent several evenings enjoying the sunset - a photographers dream spot. Silver Lake and Duck Lake were within 30 minute drives and were great great spots for our kids to enjoy the smaller lakes that fed into Lake Michigan and it's big exciting waves , as well for climbing dunes. We also visited Meinert Park with it's large quiet beach and watched the kite boarders on Lake Michigan. All your grocery needs can be found in downtown Montague so you can make all your own meals. But we also enjoyed eating at the Old Channel Inn several nights after long days of fun. And of course we stopped in Montague for ice cream a few times. My wife's favorite stores in Montague were the local book store The Book Nook and Studio 2, a lovely art gallery featuring local artists. The owners clearly care about this cottage and have done a great job making it your home away from home for a great vacation destination. 

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Wonderful vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was wonderful! It had every accommodation in a quiet and quaint setting. The deck was lovely to relax on at the end of the day, although I would have liked more of a view of the lake. It was clean and very comfortable. Exploring the tiny towns of Whitehall and Montague were such fun. We love Lake Michigan!! We had a great time! Thanks so much.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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East Lansing, Mihcigan

Beautiful Cottage in the Woods!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have been coming to Mid Oaks for the past four years, and we absolutely love it there - so much so, that my fiance and I will be getting married there this October! The house is beautiful and very well maintained, with three big bedrooms, a huge deck on the back that overlooks Lake Michigan beyond the dunes, and a big living/dining room with a lovely fireplace. The cottage feels very open and bright, even nestled as it is among the trees (which is fabulous, especially for birdwatching - we just saw a family of Eastern Screech Owls hanging out above the deck on our most recent visit). My favorite part of the cottage is actually the front sunroom, which has lawn chairs and a darts board up on the wall. The beach is just down the hill, and is soft and sandy - not at all rocky, with really clean, clear water. The twin towns of Montague and Whitehall are not far away (within biking distance, if you like to cycle) and are both really cute - I love taking my son to Lipka's Soda Fountain every summer for milkshakes. The towns are laid-back, not at all crowded or stuffy, and the people are always really nice. I would especially recommend Mid Oaks to anyone looking for a relaxing vacation with children - there's no TV, but with the beach just down the road, a swing set and hammocks in the front yard, and a big park with playground in town, my son has never wanted for screen time when we are there. Pam and Tim do a great job of keeping the place beautiful and well-stocked (begonias on the deck, firewood and charcoal ready in the pantry, etc.) Overall, we love Mid Oaks, and are looking forward to being back both this autumn and next summer!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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We WILL be back!

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage! Three couples met from different states. Plenty of room. Great sunsets. Beach just a short walk down the hill. Loved the location, and the owners were next door and couldn't have been any nicer!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Farmington Hills, MI

Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We took our three small children and my parents for Labor Day weekend 2015. We had a fabulous stay. The cottage was very clean and spacious! Despite not having air conditioning, the fans provided plenty of cool air. It was so nice to have the place stocked with all the necessities. The owners inquired about our children's' ages and left out age appropriate toys. There were really cool books and games. We loved grilling on the deck and eating dinner with the beautiful view of sunset. We drove to the beach because we have small children and the walk would've been difficult. The beach was clean and not crowded at all. We traveled into town (15 minute drive) for groceries, shopping, and a play structure. We had a wonderful time and would recommend this cottage to friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Old Channel Inn
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Old Channel Trail Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Old Channel Inn
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Lake Michigan Beach
Car: necessary

Cozy cottage with great views of Lake Michigan and breathtaking sunsets from living room and large deck. Over a mile of beautiful beaches. Near everything including tennis, golf, sailing, kayaking and bike trails. Great restaurant a five minute walk away. Just a short walk to 8 mile long White lake where national regattas take place. True locally grown fruit and vegetables at Farmer's market every Wed and Sat. Fishing for salmon on Lake Michigan with knowledgeable captain. Music in the band shell on the lake and live theater. Antique hunting. Lots of festivals during the summer and fall, pumpkin roll, fish boil, arts and crafts etc.


Rates & Availability

Montague Cottage Rental Rates

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Jun 24 2017 - Sep 5 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

security deposit will be refunded if cottage is well maintained.
If contacting us within 60 days of arrival the total is due with the security deposit to reserve your stay. We must receive the total within 5 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Montague Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • River ...
  • Town ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Recently updated
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Queen Bed (1) Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Toys ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Large grassy front yard perfect for croquet or other games with kids, separate horseshoe pit, small swing set, hammock

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