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Beautiful Lakeside Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 829 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4 plus pull-out queen bed

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.

Jeff and Ginger Ellis
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 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.


Bloomingdale Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 829 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
33 mile Kal-Haven Trail runs adjacent to property! Known for superior groomed trails for hiking and cycling.


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(18 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Lakeside Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
Saint John

Another Great Weekend at the Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year staying at the Cottage and it was just as great as last time. Jeff & Ginger are extremely generous and gracious hosts, and we always have everything we need (firewood, kitchen supplies, toiletries, etc.) to have a relaxing stay. The location couldn't be better and the view is killer. We'll back for year 3 for sure!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you guys had a good time! The weather cooperated, the fishing was decent and the swans appeared on cue! We are always thrilled to have our guests return and Ginger was tickled with the gift you left for her. Safe travels and see you next year!
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Peaceful, lakefront location with plenty to do. We stumbled onto a real gem.

  • 5 of 5

This rental comes with a pedal boat, canoe, fishing gear, and a large fire pit. Beautiful lakefront view and lots of outdoor space including a trail. Indoors is very cozy with a gas wood stove for chilly nights. Owners are next door and very helpful. Good for couples, girls' trips, or small families up to six people. Not good for big loud parties. Peaceful, rural location 20 minutes east of South Haven. Lots of helpful extras included. Only thing missing that would be helpful is laundry facilities. Gorgeous property.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hoping you and Charlie can return next year!
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Perfect, relaxing, quiet and clean.

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage was better than expected. Very clean and exceptionally quiet. Jeff and Ginger were perfect hosts and made our stay perfect. Looking forward to returning !

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks!! You are always welcome back!!
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Sister Trip 2017

  • 5 of 5

Had a FABULOUS weekend exploring South Haven, Saugatuck and Allegan Antique Market. Our stay at The Cottage was perfect. Jeff and Ginger were wonderful silent hosts and the view was so beautiful! Swans came to visit each day, took a paddle boat ride in the evenings and the little gas wood stove was a welcome warmth in the mornings to take the chill out of the air. Very quiet and secluded..just what we needed!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here; it's tucked away in the woods and very peaceful.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been renting cottages for a while now and this cottage on Lake Eleven was the best. Everything our family needed was at our fingertips. Located between Kalamazoo and South Haven and right on the Kalhaven bike trail was an added benefit. The owners, Jeff and Ginger, were wonderful, making us feel so very welcome. We highly recommend this beautiful lakeside cottage and will most definitely return in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your family is always welcome!! The only sad part of your stay was that it ended. Ginger and I loved having you and look forward to your soon return. Godspeed! Jeff & Ginger
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
AZO Kalamazoo
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Cheshire Hills
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Timber Ridge
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
South Haven


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $10

No Smoking - No pets - No parties.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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