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Cottage next to Holland State Park

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 7

Charming bungalow located on a quiet street adjacent to Holland State Park, just a hop, skip and a jump from the General Store, bike paths, Ottawa Beach...and of course...'Big Red' Lighthouse. This cottage has been redecorated and newly furnished. Bright and squeaky clean, the cottage comfortably sleeps 7. The bedrooms consist of one queen, one full, and one full with a set of bunks. Large shaded yard with furnished patio, gas grill, outdoor shower and campfire pit.

Note: Weekly/week-end rental only. No long term. June-August is weekly only, Saturday to Saturday.

More Details

Owner
Michael Arendsen
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just got back from a great week at the Atlantic Ocean of the midwest, Lake Michigan. It is a jewel of "flyover" country. With temperate summer waters, white sandy beaches and water as far as the eye can see, it is every bit as good as the ocean. The cottage we stayed in was terrific, here is a short review:



The very short review is that everything about the cottage exceeded expectations. It is newly and delightfully decorated. The proximity is superb--less than 10 minutes for a very pleasant walk to an un-crowded, private beach. The physical location is great, too--in a cute little neighborhood, just north of Lake Macatawa and east of Lake Michigan. The yard is spacious, and there is good privacy on the lovely patio. The cottage is really a recently re-modeled, very-well-kept and well-decorated house. It has everything you would want, including extended cable, wi-fi, laundry, air-conditioning, a gas grill, and a handy outdoor shower for rinsing off the sand. Everything, without exception, was in excellent working order.



The cottage is advertised as sleeping 8, but we asked the owner, Mike, if two families totaling 9 persons would be okay. He candidly replied that the sleeping arrangements would work fine, but we should be aware that there is only one bathroom. We said we could make that work, and it was not a problem at all. As to sleeping, there are 3 spacious bedrooms. Two equipped with double beds, and one with 2 pairs of bunks. So if you, like us, are vacationing with another family, you can turn a good deal into a great deal, by splitting the cost, very easily and very comfortably.. The rooms of the cottage are also very large, so there is plenty of room for 8-9 people, even on an unlucky rainy day.



The greater Holland location was also very good. There are all kinds of stores and restaurants within an easy 10 minutes' drive, if you want them. As for us, we hardly go in the car at all. Kayak rental is a 3-minute walk. Boat rentals on Lake Macatawah are just 1 mile down the road. There was just hardly any reason at all to leave the immediate vicinity. Bottom line--this is a great cottage rental, and at unbeatable price.
Jul 2010
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Amenities

Ottawa Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , BR has 1 full and 1 set of bunks
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
* Fully furnished kitchen including dishwasher. * Laundry room with washer/dryer. * Linens, pillows, and bath towels provided. * Air conditioning. * Cable TV (2 TVs). * DVD player. * Wireless internet. * Stereo. * Furnished Patio with gas grill and firepit. * Outdoor shower. * NO SMOKING / NO PETS * weekly/week-end rental only. Long term rent not available. June through August is weekly only (Saturday to Saturday)

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Cottage next to Holland State Park
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 25 reviews
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5

Wonderful cottage with every amenity. Loved the outdoor seating area and short walk to beach

  • 5 of 5

Mike made the process very easy and was readily available for any questions. We enjoyed the wonderful decor and really comfortable accommodations. Grilled and ate dinner outside. Walked through historic cottages daily to the beach in 10 minutes. Enjoyed the ice cream at the general store a block away and easy access to downtown Holland. The neighbors were very nice and friendly. We will definitely be returning next year. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

So clean and had everything we needed! Loved that it was so close to a private beach.

  • 5 of 5

What a great cottage. My husband and I stayed there with our four and two year old and we all loved it. The beach was a quick walk (or would be for normal people...I dragged a bit going uphill due to being pregnant) away and we used the red wagon at the house to pull along our towels, beach chairs and toys. It was nice having the general store so close. We quickly ran out of paper towel and toilet paper though, so just a heads up to possibly bring back up of that along or be prepared to buy it at the general store. We would highly recommend to anyone thinking of staying in Holland, MI.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

This property is in an excellent location for a family that wants to either be very active or relaxed. Great outdoor space for sitting, relaxing, campfire, etc. It is clean and well maintained- has a fun retro feel inside. We all love it!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Quiet neighborhood, very comfy and clean home to enjoy

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this vacation rental very much. It was not far from downtown Holland so we enjoyed Tulip Festival. And it was far enough away from the hustle and bustle for some great down time

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great retro home with plenty of indoor and outdoor space. Comfortable and clean.

  • 4 of 5

Would definitely stay here again. Thank you.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Very clean and nice property on a nice lot

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was very clean and had a nice layout. It sits on a nice corner lot which was perfect for our kids to run outside and expend some energy. A lot of beach areas were within walking distance. We really enjoyed our stay with our family.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Gerald R. Ford International (GRR)
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
See nearest resturant
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
West Ottawa Golf Club
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Downtown Holland, MI (Amtrak)
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Ottawa Beach Inn
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
Holland State Park (Ottawa Beach)
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* The Beach.

* Shopping/Galleries/Farmers Market.

* Tulip Time (May).

* Resturants/Micro Breweries.

* Enjoy our Dutch heritage.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Climb the Mt. Pisgah dune.

* Spend the day at the beach.

* Walk the pier at sunset.

* Stroll or bike the bike paths.

* Grand Haven's Musical Fountain.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Picnic by Ottawa Beach channel.

* Sandcastles at the beach.

* Fishing off the pier.

* Ice cream at Captain Sundae or The General Store.

* Street performers in Holland (Thurs).

* 10 minute walk to Ottawa Beach (state park) and 'Big Red'. Or, if you prefer, take a walk down the historic cottage boardwalks to the association beach...also about 10 min.

* 5 minute walk to the Mt. Pisgah dune climb & hiking trail...and a beautiful view (see picture)

* Tunnel Park is 2 miles away.

* Kayak, bike, boat, and jet ski rentals are nearby.

* Lake Michigan charter fishing.

* Pier fishing (Ottawa Beach Pier).

* 10 min. drive to downtown Holland and shopping, art galleries, resturants and micro breweries.

* Holland Farmers Market on Wednesday and Saturday.

* Street Performers downtown Holland on Thursday Evening (summer only).

* Walking distance to Ottawa Beach Inn (aka..'OBI'). The lake perch is excellent!

* Several golf courses in the area.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $250

Weekly Rate: $1200 - $1700
* off season rate is $185 per night with a 3 night min.
* Summer Weekly rental is Saturday to Saturday
* Long term rentals are not available.
* Absolutely no pets on the premises.

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.

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