Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-829-7076
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-829-7076

Cozy Clifford Lake Waterfront Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

One Bedroom, One Bathroom Cottage That Sleep 2 Adults and 2 small children

Welcome to our quaint lakefront cottage, located less than one hour from Grand Rapids, Michigan this cottage will make you feel a million miles from the city! Situated on the beautiful all sports Clifford Lake, this property has 72 feet of private lake frontage. A perfect getaway for a small family, or empty nesters, our one bedroom, one bathroom abode has a queen bed in the bedroom. The best part about the cottage is there are NO close neighbors, conveniently located adjacent to the public boat launch we are surrounded on the east by woods and to the west there are 3 vacant lots. Have your morning coffee on the deck and not have to worry about being bothered by “typical” cottage neighbors.

The property is fully furnished with everything a rustic lakefront home requires, including complete kitchen, T.V., DVD player, paddle boat, canoe, dock, gas grill, picnic table, lounge chairs, lawn games and much more, although there is no A/C we usually have a nice breeze off the lake. Guests are more than welcome to bring their own watercraft and dock them at the lakeside.

Clifford Lake is the premier lake in Montcalm county, boasting over 200 acres of pristine water, this all-sports lake has everything; excellent fishing, great boating, jet skiing, and other water sports, the lake also boasts the unique feature of having a wonderful restaurant right on the lake. The Clifford Lake Inn has a history that dates back over 100 years and offers a unique lakeside dining experience. During the week the lake has minimal traffic and on the weekends there is only moderate boat traffic, but plenty of lake for all to enjoy. Another wonderful thing about the location of Clifford Lake is that it is within 5 minutes of 3 other large all sports lakes. This is the perfect location for a week of boating or fishing on multiple lakes with ease (if you bring your own boat). There are more lakes in Montcalm county than any other county in the state of Michigan. This area also is well known for the "Fred Meijer Heartland Trail", a unique and wonderful paved, walking, running and biking trail that is over 125 miles long and all of it locally, is paved. Please ask any questions you may have, we'd be happy to have you!

More Details

Gabe & Jessica
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 1, 2017

About Gabe & Jessica

The cottage is owned by husband and wife, Gabe and Jessica. They bought the cottage for themselves and decided to offer it for rent during the times they are not there. They love the quiet and peaceful retreat of the cottage and enjoy spending their free time here.

Why Gabe & Jessica chose Western Michigan

We bought this property for its size and location, we wanted a small and manageable cottage that we could someday add on to. The location was the selling point for us as there are NO CLOSE NEIGHBORS, something you don't find on lakes.

What makes this cottage unique

The property boasts some unique wildlife and features, we have seen deer, rabbits, squirrels and other creatures right out the front door, there is a wetland type area across the road that has frogs, turtles and other animals. The best part about Clifford lake is the restaurant that sits right on the lake so you can dine lakeside if you want. We love it here and know you will too.


Stanton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom is a small full bathroom with full shower facilities, sink and toilet. All updated in 2015.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The bedroom has a queen size bed. We have a maximum occupancy of 2 adults. There is not enough room for more than 2 people.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

78% Complete
21% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Cozy Clifford Lake Waterfront Cottage
average rating of 4.78125 based on 32 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We found this little cottage and it was perfect for a small honeymoon getaway. It was definitely a wonderful stay to our new beginning as husband and wife. Gabe and Jessica were awesome in the way in which they received us for our stay. Sal loved the chocolate and the note was super thoughtful. The weather was perfect and we enjoyed using the paddle boat out on the lake. We enjoyed every second of it. Thank you again and we hope to go back again in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great quiet place to get away

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was a great place to get away for me and my wife. The owners were very nice and communicated well. We definitely look forward to coming back!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Wyandotte, MI

Charming delight! August 10-17th, 2017

  • 5 of 5

Thank you!

This was the perfect vacation for us. Everything any active couple needs. Games(indoor and out), paddleboat, canoe, firewood/pit, bike trails and so much more. The perfectly appointed cottage had a extremely comfortable queen bed. Great ceiling fans, plus a portable oscillating fan. Extremely clean and comfortable. Clifford Lake Inn is amazing. Entertaining and above par food and reasonable prices. AlsoTurk Lake Bar and Grill was super. Outstanding service with upscale " bar " food. I truthfully can't say enough good things about our entire stay❣

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Such a neat, well-kept cottage and very comfortable for an old widow lady.

I especially loved being able to eat breakfast on the deck with no neighbors near. I thought it might scare me a little being I was alone but not at all. E veryone minded their own business.

Having lunch or dinner at Clifford Lake in was great! I didn't forget about ice cream at the Sunoco station on Stanton Rd. Yum, yum.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

This place is so amazing! All the thought that has been put into the property inside and out!

  • 5 of 5

It is obvious that Gabe and Jessica want their guests to feel at home and not have to worry about anything other than food. Everything you will need is provided, even games and water toys! This was our 2nd time coming and there will be more to come!! Thank you for sharing your paradise with us and others!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Schoolcraft, MI


  • 5 of 5

So peaceful and relaxing. The lake is absolutely beautiful, this was exactly what me and the wife needed. Will definitely be coming back!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Gerald R. Ford International
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Clifford Lake Inn
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

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.

You might like these similar properties