|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
4 bedrooms, 2 baths cottage - can sleep up to 12. Huge well-built aluminum dock to accommodate several boats and jet skis. Sliding doors of the master bedroom that walks out to the front deck. One of the nicest spots on the lake (Barlow Lake; all sports lake 187 acres).
Cottage is located in beautiful Yankee Springs Township on Barlow Lake, a private lake 30 minutes South of Grand Rapids and 20 minutes North of Kalamazoo.
Barlow Lake is a quiet, spring-fed, 187 acre lake adjacent to Gun Lake that is perfect for fishing and all water sports. The lake is labeled as the second cleanest lake in the Lower Peninsula. Sandy beaches and a sandy lake bottom make this cottage an enjoyable place to spend time with the kids or grandkids. This cottage sleeps 12 comfortably.
Enjoy a peaceful, quiet week of fishing or canoeing or lounging on the shore. This lake is great for all sports and less crowded than any of the public lakes in the area. Located on a quiet road, with parking for 4 vehicles, this cottage is perfect for the family that wants to spend a week on the water, or for the couple that desires a week away from the bustle of the city.
Large, fully equipped and functional kitchen with:
- Drip Coffee Maker & K-cup Coffee Maker
- Stove /Oven
All utensils, appliances and furniture provided in the cottage.
- Washer and Dryer
Spacious and comfortable Living Room that overlooks the lake with:
- TV with a DVD player
4 bedrooms - 2 queen beds, 2 bunk beds (4) twin beds, 1 futon (full), and queen mattress – pull out couch.
2 bathrooms – 1st shower/tub and 2nd shower stall
Deck off the entire back of the cottage with 'sand box' area.
- Deck furniture
- Gas grill
Rental Period is Sat - Sat
You have a great place! We really enjoyed it! Enjoyed your neighbors too.
When will you open your calendar for next year?
Kids loved swimming in the lake, jumping off the platform, and playing in the sandbox. The sandbox was perfect for my 2 year old. Even my 7 & 1o year old played in the sandbox. The water right by the sandbox was perfect for little ones and the bigger kids could play farther down and swim to the platform. Between the sand box and splashing in the water it kept her entertained for hours and all I had to do was sit and watch. Talk about a relaxing vacation.
The guys went fishing in the morning and we take the kids out tubing in the afternoon. Not many other boats out at all. Grill in evening and sit on the patio and watch the stars. My favorite thing was having my cup of coffee out on the deck first thing in the morning. Breathtaking. Place was clean. Bed was comfy. Can’t think of one thing I would change. Coming back next summer.
The property is very clean and well equipped. We really enjoyed the vacation and the private lake ensured that there was not an unruly crowd on the lake. It was great to go boating and we enjoyed the water. The evening was also great thanks to satellite TV that is provided. This is a great home away from home. Looking forward to our return visit next summer.
Our family loved waking up to the beautiful lake view, the convenience for fishing, the sandy play area for the younger children, and the peaceful surroundings. Thank you for providing the books and games in the lake house, along with the satellite TV/DVDs. They made the one rainy day we had so nice. Kudos to you on the plentiful variety of kitchenware and utensils for our use.
The cottage met our expectations & and had all of the comforts of home. A fully stocked kitchen was beneficial. The floors, kitchen, and bathroom were all very clean. The beds were nice & comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed the lake view from the deck & patio. Our teenagers through elementary age children had a fun time. We even caught a huge Soft-Shell turtle before releasing it back into the lake! Would rent from this owner again.
We were a group of 12 with 5 kids ranging from 1 year old to 10. We had a good time at the cottage for our week! But as with most places, there are pros and cons:
PRO: The swimming was excellent, water was mostly clear with only a few weeds. The kids had a nice time swimming off the dock.
CON: The fishing was not so great, but we did catch a handful of decent bass and one nice pike
CON: tiny bedrooms--all but the master bedroom were very small, with no room to walk around the beds or place suitcases
CON: no campfires allowed at the cottage
The owners were usually prompt to answer questions, but were very strict about inspecting their property after our visit. We ended up losing our security deposit due to what we considered normal use of the property and/or pre-existing conditions.
Would we go back? To the lake YES, to this cottage NO.
Barlow Lake is a private All-Sports lake located in the heart of Yankee Springs, adjacent to the more popular Gun Lake. It is great for fishing, jet skiing, wakeboarding and more. Barry State Game Area is like being 'up north' without the long drive.
- Gun Lake Casio
- Miniature Golf
- Petting Farm
- Nature Walks
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Pontoon Boat and Jet Ski Rental from Matteson's Marine or Gun Lake Rentals
Historic Bowen Mills, a fully functional 1800's mill that produces apple cider, is located on the East shore of lake. Hiking trails, horseback riding, and golf courses are all within a few miles of the lake. Fine and Casual dining are all close by. Car lovers will also enjoy the Gilmor Car Museum located a short drive away.
You’ll enjoy the area restaurants, antique and gift shops, farm markets, orchards, garage sales. A favorite activity is the fall color tour drive through the countryside. Allegan County Fairgrounds is the host to monthly antique shows from May through September. Other day trips may include Museums, Zoo, Festivals, and Shopping Malls in Grand Rapids, Holland, Allegan, Saugatuck, and Kalamazoo- all within an hour or less drive.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
Checkin: 3:00 PM Checkout: 10:00 AM Pets & Smoking is Strictly Forbidden. We sincerely appreciate your consideration for the next customer who rents the cottage. To this end, if the cottage smells of smoke or pets are in the cottage, the renter will be assessed an additional charge This is in place to ultimately benefit all renters. Every renter deserves a clean & fresh smelling cottage.
1/2 of reservation is due at time of booking. Rental balance, cleaning, & security deposit is due 30 days prior to rental period. WEEKLY RENTAL ONLY $1400 for the week and $250 security deposit. Security deposit is fully refunded after your departure from the cottage, if the cottage is in acceptable condition.