Peaceful, serene cottage on small lake great for fishing, writing, reading, or walking/hiking/biking along the KalHaven Trail. Cozy and cute, this bungalow has two bedrooms and a pull out queen-sized sofa bed. Nestled on a three acre wooded lot, it is sure to please. Location is twelve miles east of South Haven, Lake Michigan, restaurants and stores. Also convenient to Paw Paw and Allegan. Freshly painted and beautifully maintained. The Cottage is 829 sq. ft.
- Cottage829 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4 plus pull-out queen bed
Jeff and Ginger Ellis
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 20, 2018
About Jeff and Ginger Ellis
Ginger and I bought this property next door to us as an "overflow" for family visits. But it sits unused for much of the summer and fall, so thought we would open it up for others to enjoy the peace and serenity of Lake Eleven living.
Jeff and Ginger Ellis purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why Jeff and Ginger Ellis chose Bloomingdale
We live next door so we can help with needed items, directions, or places to go! Lake Eleven is sparsely populated and known by the locals as an excellent fishing hole. It is not unusual to see three or four fisherman in the morning mist. The 33-mile Kal Haven trail runs adjacent to the property! Ideal for walking hiking, or bike riding. South Haven is fifteen minutes away. Paw Paw is about twenty. Kalamazoo is thirty minutes away. All have restaurants, shopping and things to do.
What makes this Cottage unique
This property is the last house on the lake, adjacent to a farm. We are the only neighbor! Guests tell us it is not unusual to see a variety of birds, deer, and wildlife drinking at the edge of the lake in front of The Cottage. Freshly painted and renovated, The Cottage is truly a unique place to visit. We hope it is a blessing to you.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Peaceful escape away from it all
We just returned from a weekend stay at Jeff and Ginger's adorable blue cottage. I can't explain how pretty and peaceful this place is. The lake is quiet and still like glass. Jeff is kind enough to provide a canoe and paddle boat which my family really appreciated and enjoyed. This cottage is very pretty and feels like home. Jeff is a wonderful host (although I never actually saw him), he's thoughtful and accommodating and you have plenty of privacy. I can't wait to come back!
You and your family are welcome back to Lake Eleven anytime you want! So glad you enjoyed the Cottage. Michael and I exchanged waves and shouts, sorry I missed you!
Jeff & Ginger
Peaceful, relaxing, lovely cottage
The cottage is cute and cozy. The location is gorgeous and private. I loved the easy access to the Kal-Have trail, the availability of a paddle boat, canoe and fishing gear. The thing I will remember most about our stay is the kindness and generosity of the owners. We were greeted by a personalized welcome sign and goodie bag. Everything you could possibly need is provided — even charcoal and lighter fluid. When Jeff saw my friend and I struggling to pull the paddle boat out of the water before a rainstorm he came over and did it for us and then put it back in the next day. If you’re looking for a peaceful place to relax you will love this place
Perfect Size, Perfect View and Wonderful Hosts
We had a fabulous time at the cottage! It was quaint but just the right size for our young family of 4 and we had a nice size gathering of close family and friends. Perfect yard for kids to run around and be safe. We appreciated that Jeff & Ginger put up fencing to keep the swans from coming ashore so we didn't have to worry about them bothering the kids. I was a little disappointed that it wasn't a swimming beach but my daughter didn't mind, she played in the sand. :) And we loved the canoe and paddle boat too. Will definitely consider coming back next year! Thanks so much.
Relaxing getaway at wonderful lakeside cottage!
We had such a wonderful stay at Jeff and Ginger’s lakeside cottage! Jeff and Ginger went above and beyond to make our stay so nice, from personalized welcome signs and gift bags to providing sand toys for our kids and tips on how to make the most of our lake experience. We had a great time using the boats, fishing and swimming at the sand bar, roasting marshmallows at the fire pit, relaxing on the deck, visiting the family of swans, taking in the gorgeous view of the lake, and our kids really enjoyed playing in the sand! With South Haven being an easy drive away, we were also able to make several trips to the beaches at Lake Michigan, do some shopping, and eat at some restaurants there. It was always so nice to return to the cottage and lake away from the hustle and bustle! The cottage was very clean and comfortable and had everything we needed. Thank you Jeff and Ginger for such a relaxing, wonderful getaway!
Would love to tell how horrible this place was - in order to keep everyone away - but I can't. It was WONDERFUL!!!! Nice little cottage with all the amenities you need for a great vacation. Comfortable beds, comfortable furniture, great little kitchen, great deck around the place. Situated at the end of a long dirt road, on a small, under-developed lake with a long lawn out to the lakefront (take some bread out to feed the beautiful swans and their babies). This place offers a quiet respite for that relaxing week of enjoying nature and your family. The Ellis family are warm & welcoming and respect uour privacy, and they keep the cottage clean & comfortable. We will stay here again... and again... and again.
The cottage is beautiful, clean and well maintained. Jeff and Ginger are wonderful always going the extra mile to make you feel welcome. The gorgeous view is very calming and relaxing. This is our 4th stay and we will go back.
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No Smoking - No pets - No parties.