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*SPRING DISCOUNT!* Right on Lake Michigan! Large 2 acre yard and private beach

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Separate living areas for large groups! (rental rate is for whole property)

***SPRING DISCOUNT! When you rent 2 or more nights at Lat's Cottages, you get a third night FREE! This is on top of our already discounted off season rates! Offer good September through May (not valid June-August). To use this discount, click the "Ask Owner a Question" button and provide requested dates.***

We are located on the relaxing shores of Lake Michigan at 9393 Shore Acres Lane, Lakeside MI, just five miles north of the Indiana border. Our cottages and Lake House are set on a 2 acre fenced in and landscaped lot with 200 feet of sandy private beach. This VRBO listing and per night cost is for renting the entire property and all units.

See below for a description of each unit:

Cottage #1 (sleeps 4-6): Two bedrooms. Queen bed, two twin beds, and two couches in the living room.

Cottage #2 (sleeps 2-4): One bedroom. Queen bed, futon and child size cot in living room.

Cottage #3 (sleeps 4-6): Two bedrooms. Queen bed, two twin beds, and two couches in the living room.

Lake House (sleeps 6-8): Two level unit with two bedrooms. Queen bed, two twin beds in bedroom, two twin beds (roll away beds) on the upstairs landing, one futon couch in the downstairs living room, and a child size cot. This unit is perfect as a center of activity for large get togethers with it's spacious first floor great room (kitchen, dining area, and living room).

A total of 24 guests can be supported between all of our units. Perfect for family reunions or large get togethers! In addition, all cottages include a private picnic table, lawn furniture, and grill.

On the beach we have a large fire pit, picnic table, beach chairs and umbrellas, assorted beach toys, two kayaks, and two row boars for our guests to use.

Individual units with more pictures can be viewed at:

Cottage #1:

Cottage #2:

Cottage #3:

Lake House:

We have been providing memorable family vacations to families for over 60 years.

***Please note our property is set on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. We have approximately 100 stone steps from the yard to the beach. This can be difficult for guests with certain health and joint problems. We do have multiple rest benches along the stairs to take rest breaks.***

Keywords: Cottages, Lake Michigan, Private Beach, Family vacation, family reunion, fire pit, large yard, spacious, large groups, cozy cottages, Lake House

More Details

Jenny Lat
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, czech
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Jenny Lat

Lat's Cottages on the Lake was founded by Emanuel and Bohumila Lat in 1958. It is currently owned and operated by Paul and Carol Lat. Their daughter Jenny manages VRBO reservations.

Jenny Lat purchased this cottage in 1958

Why Jenny Lat chose Lakeside

Multiple units on the same spacious property allows for large groups, family reunions, family vacations, and parties with plenty of outdoor space to spread out while allowing for private living areas for each family.

What makes this cottage unique

Property is set on bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. This provides spectacular views and breathtaking sunsets.


Lakeside Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • Max. adults: 24
  • Min. age of primary renter: 16
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please bring your own beach and bath towels. Bed linen and blankets are provided.
  • We are on a bluff overlooking the Lake and have approx. 100 stone steps to the beach. This can be difficult for guests with joint or health issues.
  • Check in is at 4pm Michigan time or later. Check out is at 10am Michigan time or earlier.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Cottage #1, Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Cottage #2, Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Cottage #3, Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lake House, Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Lake House, Downstairs Bathroom - toilet
  • We do not provide beach or bath towels.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Cottage #1, Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 futon couches in living room
    Cottage #1, Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Cottage #2, Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , futon couch and child size cot in living room
    Cottage #3, Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 futon/couches in living room
    Cottage #3, Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Lake House, Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin beds on adjacent upstairs landing, 1 child's cot
    Lake House, Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , additional sofa/futon in downstairs living room
  • -Cottage #1 (sleeps 4-6): two bedrooms. -Cottage #2 (sleeps 2-4): one bedroom. -Cottage #3 (sleeps 4-6): two bedrooms. -Lake House (sleeps 6-8): two bedrooms. We provide all bed linen and blankets, but do not provide beach or bath towels.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the larger house on the property and it was clean, spacious, well-situated - just perfect for the 5 of us - for sleeping, board game playing, cooking. The size of the lawn, chairs with view of the lake, and tire swing were an added bonus. The beach was beautiful, sandy, very private. Jenny has plenty of chairs, floats, rafts available at the bottom of the stairs. The stairs were very doable, with several benches along the way to rest if needed. Really just what we were looking for in a family get-away.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review Lisa! Come back with the family soon!
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Chicago IL

A really nice place, well maintained

  • 5 of 5

This is the second September our girls getaway group chose to stay at the Cottages and we were not disappointed. The view from the bluff is terrific and even though it was a little chilly for the beach we enjoyed a quiet and sunny morning at the shoreline. Having beach chairs provided for us at the bottom of the long stairwell is a plus, so we don't have to climb up and down to the beach with extra equipment. The cottage itself was very clean and well maintained, with everything--from the shower to the microwave--in good working order.

We keep finding more wonderful things to see and do around Harbor Country and really like using this vacation spot as our base camp. And oh yes, the owners are really nice too. Very good people to rent from.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely location- owners delightful

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful piece of property right on Lake MI, the view was terrific! It is a wonderful place for families. The cabins were rustic but clean and the owners were wonderful, so accommodating! We would return again. Much nicer than our next stop.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hawthorn Woods

Fantastic Place

  • 5 of 5

We had stayed in the house for a girls weekend, there were 6 of us. We had a great time, it was clean, comfortable and the owners were very nice. There are alot of stairs to the beach, but the walk is BEAUTIFUL and it had stone seats about every 30 steps or so, 2 of us have mobility issues and we didn't have an issue with the steps as long as we took a break on the stone seats ! We are looking forward to booking this again for October 2014 !

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place, Beautiful Scenery, Friendly Owners

  • 5 of 5

We were thrilled with this rental. We wanted somewhere with outside space for our kids and easy access to the beach. The owner was very accomoding/flexible in working with us to find dates that work. Our boys loved having a bonfire every night we were there and we found several restaurants/activities in the area we liked. A little challenging to not have a washer/dryer near the beach, but if you are looking for somewhere to relax and have easy access to the outdoors this place is worth it. steps downto the beach are consistent with the area. This was not as much of a challenge as I thought it would be, even carrying kids, because there are toys at beach level. It is a pretty basic set up, which was fine for us. The pictures and descriptions are accurate.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 stayed for 3 nights while in town for a wedding. We had a two bedroom cottage and while it was a little difficult only having one bathroom, we managed just fine. The cottage was equipped with all that was needed. There were plenty of items for the kids (and adults) to use at the beach and we really enjoyed making a pit fire on the beach on a cool evening. Carol, Paul, and their daughter were very hospitable. I counted 112 steps down the beach (I could be off a few) but it feels like you a walking through an enchanted forest. Bring plenty of towels with you because being that close to the lake, everything stays really wet. I can't wait to return next year...

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
72 Miles
Kalamazoo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Red Arrow Roadhouse
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Whittaker Woods Gold Clob
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Amtrak - New Buffalo
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Red Arrow Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Red Arrow Roadhouse
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Bittersweet Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
Lat's Cottages on the Lake Beach
Car: necessary

Price listed is for renting the whole property (three cottages and the house).

200 feet of sandy PRIVATE BEACH with bonfire pit

Within walking distance to a few restaurants (Red Arrow Roadhouse and Blue Plate Cafe) or less than a 10 minute drive to New Buffalo, MI

**PLEASE NOTE: this property is located on a sand dune overlooking our private beach and there are approximately 100 stair steps. People with health or joint issues may find this to be a difficult climb.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Beach are bath towels are not provided, however bed linen and blankets are provided.

Property is set on a bluff with approximately 100 stone steps to the beach. This may be difficult for guest with certain health problems.

No pets please, only certified service animals.

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.

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