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Big Star Lake Waterfront Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2017

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 cabin in 2011

Why Wanda Michmerhuizen chose Western Michigan

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 cabin unique

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


Baldwin Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • 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 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Big Star Lake Waterfront Cottage
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

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: Jul 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: Jul 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: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Rapids

Nice lake, nice cottage

  • 5 of 5

Have enjoyed this cottage for the past two years, and have already signed up for next year.

Big Star Lake is a beautiful lake for many types of activities, from boating to fishing. The bottom is sandy, and the water is clear and warm.

The cottage is well maintained with many amenities. It has air conditioning for relief from those sweltering days and for getting a good night’s sleep. The washer and dryer were a huge benefit so we didn’t have to pack so many clothes or have stuff always drying on the line. It was nice to have wi-fi and cable TV just in case we needed to keep in touch. We love the large grassy area for many family activities. There is a nice sandy beach with a dock and seating area. The beach is perfect for the little ones to play in the sand and the water – it gets deep very slowly so the kids have a lot of area in which to play. We were able to keep our Sea-Doo by the dock so we could hop on at any time.

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time here! This cottage was perfect, clean and comfortable. The neighbors were friendly and helpful. We've been to many lakes and many cottages, I think we'll be back here next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lakewood, Colorado

Pure Michigan

  • 5 of 5

We spent a gloriously relaxing week at this cottage around the Fourth of July holiday. Even on a "busy" weekend, the lake was pleasantly active not crowded or noisy. The beach is pretty and private, and the sandy-bottomed lake is perfect for a swim. The cottage itself is thoughtfully appointed and within driving distance of lots of interesting destinations including the dunes and Traverse City. Wanda and Russ (owners who live next door) are a treasure.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • 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

Baldwin Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 27 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100

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

Rental contract outlines payment schedule.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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