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Big Star Lake Waterfront Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Two Bedroom/One Bath Furnished Cottage

Central Air, 2 Bedroom, 1 bath, lakefront cottage. Excellent swimming, sandy beach, with a dock for your watercraft. Living room also has a queen, pull out couch. Dining inside or outside. Electric appliances in the kitchen, includes microwave and ice maker; no dishwasher. Bedroom 1 has a queen; Bedroom 2 has bunk beds and 1 twin bed. Sitting area in the basement with washer and dryer for your personal laundry. Room fans and central air. Linens provided. Gas grill, covered fire pit, lounges, chairs, some beach toys, deck furniture, picnic table. Automatic underground sprinkling. Parking for 2 vehicles.

More Details

Wanda Michmerhuizen
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2018

About Wanda Michmerhuizen

We have been married for 40 years and have been on Big Star Lake for about 30 of those years. We spend our time between the lake and Florida. We grew up in the Holland/Zeeland area and raised our family there before moving to Big Star Lake.

Wanda Michmerhuizen purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Wanda Michmerhuizen chose Baldwin

We spent 18 years next door to this cottage and when our neighbor, now 102 years of age, decided to sell, we jumped at the chance to own this wonderful, peaceful cottage.

What makes this cottage unique

You have your own beach, dock, water access, parking and all the amenities of home.


Baldwin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bathroom - toilet , shower , Full mirror above the sink, towel bars and linen closet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper sofa is in front living room.
  • Each bedroom has reading lamp, end table, ceiling light, oscillating fan and 2 screened windows.
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Big Star Lake Waterfront Cottage
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews
Grand Rapids

Once you spend a week, you'll be back!

  • 4 of 5

Great spot for a family vacation. Loved the beach. Enjoyed many group activities on the spacious lawn between the cottage and the beach. We kept the air conditioning on in the cottage as a respite from the summer heat and perfect sleeping conditions. The washer and dryer came in handy more than once. Big Star is a big and beautiful lake. After a full morning of riding the trails near Baldwin, we couldn't wait for an invigorating dip in the lake. Oh, and our hosts were great... always ready to help out! Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great summer cottage for family

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed twice and have loved it both years. Hope to return next summer!!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another great week!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here several times and again we had a wonderful time. The cottage is perfect for our family. We love having a washer and dryer on site. The large back yard is perfect for yard games. The beach area is great. We took our kayaks and fished every day. Caught some really nice bass! Looking forward to next year

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great experience

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable stay at this cottage. Very comfortable and clean, with all the supplies you need. Beach and deck are in a great place. Fire pit area is nice. The central AC is a big bonus on those real hot days. The lake is great for tubing, skiing, fishing, etc.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vacaville, California

Big Star Lake

  • 4 of 5

Perfect location for lake activities. View was fantastic and we spotted a Bald Eagle. Cottage was charming and had everything we needed. Fireworks show from BSL and other surrounding lakes was amazing. Shows went on for at least an hour. Good communication with owner. My only negative was the price for the week with dated furnishings and linens. Owner expects you to wash all linens and towels for next guest which became a departure challenge. Place needs some freshening up. But who spent anytime inside? All in all, a great week and would come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Lake, Cozy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The lake is absolutely gorgeous! It's perfect for my daughter who loves playing in the sand and lake. The lake is very clean! We caught (and released) a lot of fish, right off the dock! The cottage is the perfect size for my family of three! There isn't much to do in Baldwin, but the cottage is close by a beautiful golf course. Would recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Grand Rapids
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Marquette Trails
Nearest Train
100 Miles
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
NaTaKa Inn
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100

Rates and availability are subject to change until damage deposit and contract are received.

Deposit of $100.00 guarantees reservation. Contract outlines payment direct to owner and additional information via email with owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.