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Vintage 3 bedroom cottage with 1.5 bath overlooking Bills Lake, Michigan

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cabin
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
1
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Newaygo Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps up to 10

I have a few weeks left in August that I am looking to fill. Bills Lake is a spring-fed all-sports lake. It is extremely clear and clean. The beach is grass covered and there is a great deal of shallow water by the shore for wading. The dock is long enough to accommodate your speed boat if you wish to bring one. The depth of the water at the end of the dock is about waist deep and is hard bottom from years of swimming. There is a drop off to deep water about 25' off the end of the dock. Fishermen seem to love the drop off so you can see right where it is. No weeds. The cottage was built in the 40s with fieldstone and logs. It sits on 3 acres and has 125' of lake frontage. Sleeps up to 10. Bedroom #1 has a queen bed, Bedroom #2 has a queen bed and Bedroom #3 has two built in bunk beds (4 twin size). The living room has a futon couch that can be used for additional sleep space. Two kayaks, canoe and row boat available. We've added a paddleboat that has a battery operated trolling motor if you just want to take a leisurely lap around the lake. Pets considered, but a non-refundable pet deposit of $100 per pet will be required. Fire pit with firewood provided. Cable TV and internet. The TV does have an HDMI port for playing movies off your laptop. Washer and dryer. Attached garage with garage door opener. Bed linens, kitchen towels, and bath linens included. Please bring your own beach towels and life jackets. Rentals are Sunday to Sunday. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to call me (Laurel Young) at 616-901-0243.

Bills Lake also has its own free library at 8865 Lake St. It is open on weekends from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

Check out billslake dot net for more information

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered

Owner
Laurel Kelly Young
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2016
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About Laurel Kelly Young

I'm second generation for this cottage. My three boys are all grown and spread across the country. For now I will rent. I am a steward of this property for the next generation--and yes, the water really is that blue.

Laurel Kelly Young purchased this cabin in 1945

Why Laurel Kelly Young chose Western Michigan

My boys have many happy memories of frog hunting, turtle hunting, knee boarding, wake boarding, water skiing, sailing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, sleeping under the stars in the boat, bonfires, smores, roasted hot dogs, throwing the ball for the dog, bike riding, ice cream cones at Fergusons, floating down the Muskegon River, Going to the High Rollaway,

Decorated boat parade on the 4th of July. Boat races and trophies to win! Lakefest in early august. Check out billslake dot net for an events calendar.

What makes this cabin unique

Because the water is so clear it is a popular destination for scuba diving and snorkeling.

Reviews

3.3/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Vintage 3 bedroom cottage with 1.5 bath overlooking Bills Lake, Michigan
average rating of 3.25 based on 4 reviews
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Vintage was an accurate description.

  • 2 of 5

Felt like we just walked into Grandma's Cottage. The bathroom could use some updating. But it was a cottage.

Like we were camping. Nice views of the lake and very close to boat launch. That was nice.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Spot

  • 4 of 5

The lake cottage was great! Having the lake and all the activities made for a perfect vacation. Laurel was a perfect hostess with emails about Bills Lake activities and area info it made the trip fun. Tubing on Muskegon river is a good family activity recommend to all. Fishing, boating, and the fire pit make the cottage a great vacation spot to relax.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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a little rusty rustic cottage

  • 3 of 5

Bills lake is beautiful, warm and peaceful. Loved fishing and wading around the dock. Also made use of the big campfire pit and gas grill many times. The cottage could have been cleaner and needed repair, particularly the flooring. The boats, too, were not assembled; the canoe cracked. We're a camping family so we enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A new and improved cleaning service is on deck for 2016. Floor has been repaired and all boats are ship shape. 2015 was our first year renting the cottage and we have learned so much. We've added a paddle boat that has a battery operated trolling motor for leisurely laps around the lake. We've added new pots and pans, plush bath towels and kitchen towels. We welcome all suggestions to make your stay enjoyable.
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Log cabin adventure!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful sunrises and sunsets, great swimming and fishing and a cozy log cabin, what more does anyone need?

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Grand Rapids, MI
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Northern Trails
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Village Green Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
M-82
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Northern Trails

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Rates & Availability

Newaygo Cabin Rental Rates

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Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $99

Refund policy: Full refund up until 30 days before arrival date. After that no refund on deposit unless I am able to find someone else to take your week(s). If I can rebook it, then I would be happy to return all of your deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Newaygo Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 864 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , We call it Grandma's secret bath. It is in the utility room
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 4 twin/ single , Two built-in bunk beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , This is in the living room
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered ...
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
10 beautiful Lake Michigan beaches just over an hour away. Too much information to allow me to add the details here. One is dog friendly. Some are handicapped accessible. Swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, dunes. If interested, ask for my Lake Michigan Beaches flyer.

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