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This is it! Waterfront Beach Cottage with Spectacular Sandy Beach & Sunset!

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

The Perfect Beach Lakeside Getaway near Tullymore and St. Ives Golf Clubs!

Beautiful Northern Michigan Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, (Sleeps 10)

* Pretty Lake is located in Mecosta County, MI.

* This Lake is 120 acres in size and is 22 feet deep at its deepest point.

*This is a all sports lake with a public access.

*A variety of fish thrive in the lake including Largemouth Bass, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Panfish, Sunfish and Walleye.

*Waterfront, 35 feet of waterfront right outside your door. Private sandy beach and dock. Wooded 1.15 acre lot.

* 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths. 1,320 square feet will easily accommodates large groups.

*Spectacular sunsets and views. This place is heaven. The owner is an artist and keeps the place spectacular!

* This is the place to make memories. As one guest said, 'This has been one of the best times of my life. It just doesn't get any better than this!'

*35 feet of sandy beach. Swim, sunbathe, fish, water ski, read and relax on the beach right outside your door.

*Sandy beach with shallow, gradual sloped water level perfect for young children.

*Private dock and paddle boat.

*All sports lake with public boat launch for tubing, skiing, wake boarding etc..

*Lake Side Motor Sports offers Pontoon rentals. 231-972-4146

*No wake from 7:30pm-11:00am to enjoy a swim across the lake, fishing and quiet peaceful mornings.

*Charming knotty pine, wood beam ceiling and gas fireplace.

*Beautifully decorated with Pottery Barn furnishings in Sun room and Family room.

*Bedrooms sleep 8 in comfort with plenty of room to spread out.

Upstairs Bedrooms: #1 King bed loft area with full bath and adjoining private bedroom #2 Queen bed.

Main floor bedrooms: #3 two Twin beds or you can move them together for one King bed. Bedroom #4 Twin pine log bunk bed set.

Sun room has a wood frame Futon couch that pulls down to sleep 2.

*Dine on the waterfront deck and grill a impressive meal on the outdoor gas grill.

*Beach fire pit for gathering around and roasting the perfect Smore!

*Bluegill Lake Camp Store is right across the street for fishing bait and snacks.

*Grocery store, great restaurants, ice cream and coffee shop are minutes away.

*Internet, Flat screen TVs, DVD

*Linens and bath and beach towels are provided.

*Fully stocked kitchen with microwave, coffee maker, etc.

More Details

Jacqueline Gilmore
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Jacqueline Gilmore

Family owned cottage for four generations!

Jacqueline Gilmore purchased this cottage in 1950

Why Jacqueline Gilmore chose Michigan

Best beach on the lake with front rows seats for the spectacular sunset!

What makes this cottage unique

Authentic knotty pine cottage is the real deal with all of the modern comforts.


Mecosta Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , #1 Upstairs Bedroom, King size bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs #2 Bedroom, Queen sized bed.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Main Floor #3 Bedroom, 2 Twin beds (move together for King)
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Main Floor #4 Bedroom. Twin bunk beds.
  • The Sunroom has a wood frame Futon couch that folds into a Double bed to sleep 2.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


4.7/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

This is it! Waterfront Beach Cottage with Spectacular Sandy Beach & Sunset!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews
Boulder, CO

Great lake for a family vacation

  • 4 of 5


We went with 2 adults and 4 kids.

The cottage was comfortable - we didn't feel crowded. The beach and lake access were terrific.

We rented a ski boat ( and the kids really enjoyed tubing - the lake was not busy during the week.

The fishing was productive, which was a plus for the kids.


There are laundry machines; but the owner won't allow you to use them - so you can't wash your clothes or towels during your stay.

The cottage must run on well water, and the water had a high sulphur content, so it stank like rotten eggs. This meant that we had to filter any water we needed for drinking. The was a water pitcher with a filter in the fridge.

There is no dishwasher, so be prepared to do your dishes by hand.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear that your family enjoyed their stay at the Pretty Lake Beach Cottage. Sandy beaches, great fishing, public boat access, all-sports lake, camp fires and beautiful sunsets are just a few benefits that the charming cottage has to offer. Our family has raised four generations of fishermen and water skiers on Pretty Lake and love to share the summer fun. Michigan well water is an acquired taste and we are happy to offer a Brita water pitcher for guests who prefer filtered water. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but the laundry machines are not included in our list of amenities. Please understand that the laundry facility is housed in a separate locked garage that not only is used for laundry but for linen inventory, paper/cleaning products and the owners private storage area. We were very disheartened by your decision to search outside and find our hidden key to this private building, unlock it and use the laundry machines for your personal use. HomeAway is a wonderful way to share ones home or second home with travelers but please keep in mind, you may be vacationing in someones home and to kindly respect the home owners private areas. Jacqueline
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We loved our stay in the beautiful home.

  • 5 of 5

The home we stayed in was lovely and very clean. The beach and lake provided lots of fun for my two granddaughters and the rest of the family. There was a problem with the upstairs shower which was disappointing to my sons who liked the larger shower. The grill was a plus. The paddle boat was great fun for all of us. It was a very enjoyable week.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Vacation Place ! Wonderful for young kids.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyable stay, Cottage was very spacious, stocked amenities. We had our children and grandchildren come visit and they had a wonderful time ! Very beautiful and peaceful lake, we will go back ! Everything was just as stated online, and the lake was perfect for small children, sand beach AWESOME.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to Pretty Lake. :-)
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Blue Lake Tavern
"Waterfront restaurant and tavern with live music on the deck in the summer!"
Tullymore Tap Room
St. Ive's Grille
Antlers Fireside Grill
K J's Family Restaurant
"Awesome breakfast!"
Big Daddy's Pizza
Big Scoops Adventure Island
"Ice cream, pizza and mini golf!"
Bluegill Lake Campground
"Great little camp store for ice, convenience items, firewood, etc."
Bare Foot & Nail Spa
"Adorable nail salon!"
Kilwins Big Rapids
"Sweet tooth stop!"
Blue Cow Cafe
"Beautiful restaurant with wonderful menu!"
The Corner Sweet Shop
"Ice cream and Coffee shop!"
Conley's Bakery
"Donuts and bread made fresh daily!"
Lakeside Motor Sports
"Boat and water craft rental and sales. Motorcyles, off road vehicles, etc. They have it all!"
"Grocery and Deli"
Rowley's Corner Store
"Meat market, small grocery and liquor store."
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Antler's, Blue Lake Taven
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Tullymore & St. Ives
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Antlers Fireside Grill, Blue Lake Tavern
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Mecosta Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 4th Holiday
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 7 2017
6 night minimum stay
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 7 2017
6 night minimum stay
Sep 8 2017 - Nov 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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