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Charming 3 bd cottage on Lake Michigan beach -fantastic views of channel light

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bath , sleeps 8

We're happy to report the renewed and enlarged Buttersands cottage is finished and will be available once again for weekly rentals in the 2017 summer season! Buttersands Cottage is a three bedroom bungalow located on the Buttersville Peninsula south of Ludington, Michigan. With a private beach, it commands a spectacular view of the Lake Michigan shoreline, including the Ludington light and channel. Enjoy lovely sunsets atop a bluff overlooking more than three miles of sandy beach. Well appointed, Buttersands Cottage offers the comforts of home in an incredible setting. The cottage has a large yard plus 125 feet of Lake Michigan frontage with stairs to our private beach.

Please note that this is a 6 night rental for $3450. Unless otherwise noted on the calendar, we rent from Sunday to Saturday only. We do not rent by the day. We cannot accept any auto-booking without talking with us first.

The original cozy cottage has been totally redone in 2016 - new walls, floors, windows, bathroom etc. We put on an addition toward the road to add an additional bedroom, bath, laundry and huge kitchen/dining area with fabulous views of the water. In fact all rooms except one now have views of Lake Michigan!

In total there are 3 bedrooms, 2 baths with walk-in showers, laundry, maple floors, huge well-appointed kitchen, and gorgeous view - and of course our large yard and private Lake Michigan beach - we're sure you'll agree it's fabulous!

Furnishings and some of the final details are not complete - we'll update the pictures as that happens

The well-appointed kitchen/dining area is surrounded by windows with fabulous views includes all new appliances: full size range and refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and more. The master bedroom has a king size bed and a wall of windows with a view of Lake Michigan.The front bedroom is complete with queen bed, while the back bedroom has two double beds. Two full baths have walk in showers. Living room includes an a 32" Roku TV and DVD player. (If you can be distracted from the view that long!) Another eating area and sofa can be found on the adjacent, spacious lakeside porch! Free WIFI

Location: The cottage is located on the Buttersville Peninsula south of Ludington, between Pentwater and Ludington. 1.5 miles from White Pine Village. Note that the map on this site is not accurate. It looks as though we are across the street from the lake - that is not true.

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2017


Ludington Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 full baths with shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Master bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • 3 bedrooms, one with King bed, one with queen bed, one with 2 double beds
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Charming 3 bd cottage on Lake Michigan beach -fantastic views of channel light
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Great vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

This really was everything we could have hoped. It was just the right size for our family of 4. We did just fine with our twin 4 year olds here. There were a few breakables we had to move out of reach but nothing crazy. We were blessed with beautiful weather. Amazing sunsets! I got so many awesome pictures. Close enough to town and groceries etc (but you do have to drive), but far enough that the beach felt private. We will definitely be back. The owners seem very sweet and understanding!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Probably one of the best views of any property in Ludington - both dramatic and peaceful. The private beach had clear water - very quiet. We have a family of five and the house fit us perfectly. It's far enough away from the town that it's quiet and peaceful, yet close enough for a short drive. We would love to back some time.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your gracious review. Please keep us in mind - we would love to host your family again!
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Grand Rapids Mi

2 years in a row

  • 5 of 5

The best beach in Michigan (in my humble opinion), just down the steps.

Stayed here for a week each of the past 2 summers. Quiet. cozy and just as described. Private beach is a bit of an understatement (had 10 or so people walk past our spot of beach each day, and sometimes not even that). Great backyard for entertaining kids or for relaxing. Close to town (and even closer to Dairy Queen!).

Will be back again next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place for a get-away! Place was very clean and tidy. Pristine, quiet beach and lovely back yard. We have a one-year-old daughter, and it didn't take long to baby-proof the place. The listing and photos were true to description. I would recommend the place to friends and family, and we would enjoy staying again!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for posting such a nice review - I hope we can host your family again soon!
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Holland, MI

Great Property, Description True to the Experience

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed in mid July, and what a great find. Pictures were true to form. Was perfect size for us (3 children, ages 7, 5, and 2). Yard was great to play, house was well suited with everything we needed, private beach was awesome, and oh what a view! Neighbors were quite and private, so no problems at all. Nestled on a peninsula about 1.5 miles from the south lighthouse, had very little traffic either by car or foot on the beach, so very peaceful. Also a 10min drive to downtown Ludington or 20min to Pentwater. Would not hesitate for a second to stay again with our family or another couple. My wife and I travel a lot, and know a find when we see it. Look no further, I know we won't next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so very happy that you enjoyed your stay at our cottage! It is so wonderful when we share it with people who love its charms as much as we do. An extra special benefit for us is when families come yearly and we know long-term memories being made!
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Please note: Map shown on this site is NOT CORRECT! We are on the Buttersville peninsula south of Ludington


Rates & Availability

Ludington Bungalow Rental Rates

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Changeover Day: Sunday
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Refundable damage deposit $250

Summer weekly rentals begin Sunday noon end Saturday noon - $3450
We do not do auto-booking without talking with you first.

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