3 Bedroom / 2 Full Bath Cottage Nestled On Top Of A Wooded Sand Dune (sleeps 6)
Why Todd Murphy chose West Olive
The current owners are 4th generation family members who have been part of Port Sheldon Beach Association since the 1930's. The cottage is still enjoyed each summer by family and now open to small families to relax in our summer paradise.
What makes this Cottage unique
The open air indoor living spaces and outdoor deck are combined with a large 8 foot sliding glass door and many original 6 panes windows surrounding all sides of the cottage. It is like a tree house with shimmering Lake Michigan water through the woods. Private beach access steps from the cottage and private boat dock available upon request.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
If you want a place to unwind and relax in the peacefulness of the woods with just a quick step to the beautiful waters of Lake Michigan then this cottage is for your family. Our family of 5 did well and loved the atmosphere on the deck. The kitchen is fully stocked to cook. I would highly recommend this place and we hope to return again in the future.
Wonderful retreat and easy access to Lake Michigan shores
My husband and 2 adult children absolutely LOVED this cottage for many reasons.
It is very charming. The decor is so well thought out, interesting, comfortable. We loved the feeling of being in a secluded cottage but with easy access to restaurants,etc. Because it is a part of an older association there is a sense of ease, history, and being well loved by all those lucky enough to be a part of this wonderful place.
The magnificent Lake Michigan with all of it's beauty is just foot steps away.
Todd's attention to detail including the beautiful deck's were very much enjoyed with the plants, flowers, etc. We spent much time on the decks.
We also liked the fact that the downstairs offers a complete separate retreat. Everything that we needed was available. I can't say enough good things about how much we all loved the absolute charm of this cottage.
Also, Todd was very prompt and easy to work with and his man on the site, Mike, was great with walking us through the ins and outs of our stay.
For the record- I am not related to Todd in any way- I'm just a person that was lucky enough to find this cottage on VRBO.
I am so happy you could spend time and relax - hope to see you in future summer seasons.
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My daughter and her family stayed for two weeks in the cottage and they found it charming and especially enjoyed the deck. Their only complaint was the lack of air conditioning since it was hot and humid for most of their stay. The cottage is surrounded by trees so the house stayed fairly cool but the humidity you can only remove with air conditioning. We plan to rent again in the future.
Charming cottage nestled among the trees
The cottage is very private quietly nestled in the trees. Sitting on the deck felt like being in a treehouse! Very cool! The cottage had a lot of charm and Todd had thought of our every need including rounding up a baby gate for our one year old granddaughter. That being said the layout of the cottage was not convenient with small children. We didn’t realize you had to use outside stairs to reach the bedroom, bath, and sitting room on the lower level. We would stay here again but without the little ones along.
Perfectly Quiet Vacation Spot
We spent 4 wonderful nights at this beautiful cottage! Todd was a wonderful host and we couldn’t have asked for a better vacation spot. The beach is a short walk through the woods and was basically empty the entire week. The cottage itself was quaint and the perfect spot for our family vacation, including a 7 year old. The upstairs deck is especially relaxing.
It’s located equally from Grand Haven and Holland, and only a bit further to Saugatuck. We would highly recommend this spot!
Thanks so much ! I am glad you were able to relax and enjoy ! Plan on another visit soon !
I have to say, your cottage is so charming! I am amazed at how you utilized every little space and made it functional. Your small kitchen has to be one of the most efficient and well equipped that I have ever seen! To top that off, you have provided so many areas for people to spread out and have their own space if needed. I enjoyed relaxing on the patio and watching a squirrel run from tree to tree pulling off the acorns and then letting them drop to the ground! When a humming bird made an appearance one morning, it was such a wonderful surprise! And to add to all of this, some of your neighbors were very friendly.
So, yes, we did have a relaxing weekend and we were so glad to have chosen your condo over the others.
Summer season only ! Located between Grand Haven and Holland in Port Sheldon Beach Association private property. Easy 20 minute drive either north /south to shopping, restaurants, farmers markets and local attractions.