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Property Details

Updated: May 10, 2015
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 4 Sleeps

The Pilot House is located within an historic, private, and gated Lake Michigan beach community with prime, sandy beaches on Holland's South Side. The cottage has exquisite views of Lake Macatawa, Eldean's Shipyard, and the Macatawa Bay Yacht Club. It is located on Holland's south pier, adjacent to Holland's "Big Red" Lighthouse.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

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The Pilot House
Holland Western Michigan

Immaculate home with amazing views

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful, clutter free décor. Kitchen, bedrooms and bath furnished very nicely. So comfortable with beautiful water views. Would definitely recommend this to friends and family. Just a few steps to beach. Short distance to farmer's market. Hope to return.
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
The Pilot House
Holland Western Michigan
dardenne prairie

Pilot House

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time; this is absolutely perfect if you want to hang out at the beach all day. If you’re looking for a tourist town, this is not for you. We sat on our deck every morning and watched the boats go by on the channel, and walked to the beach (short walk). The owner was able to answer all questions, and had everything one would need at the cottage. There is a great restaurant within walking distance (The Piper), excellent food and a great happy hour. If it's too peaceful for you, then the short drive into town has plenty of shops and things to do. We will recommend this to friends, and will definitely be back.
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
The Pilot House
Holland Western Michigan
East Lansing, MI

So so stay

  • 3 of 5
My family stayed for one week. The location is ideal, directly across from the state park. The pilot house is on the residential side of the lake, so no access to the state park, which is either good or bad depending on what you want. The beach is close, quiet, and wonderful, with great access to the freshly painted red lighthouse. There were a lot of spiders at the property, upwards of 30 perished indoors when we moved in. I don't recommend this rental unless you're willing to drive to things other than the beach. There's really nothing close by other than the beach so food, entertainment and sightseeing is something you're going to drive at least 15 minutes to see. Again, the seclusion is a plus or minus depending on what you're looking for. Other than the spiders we enjoyed ourselves and were reasonably comfortable.
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We have carefully considered this complaint, and do agree there are many spiders in Macatawa in the month of August. We are very conscientious in offering a tidy, spotless rental. Although I beg to differ that there would be that many spiders indoors, or perhaps they considered the outdoor, unscreened porch as an extension of the interior, I will be extra vigilant in keeping the spiders at bay. In North America, only two kinds of spiders, the brown recluse and black widow, are truly harmful; they are extremely rare in Michigan, and by all means I would get rid of them. The good news is that in the presence of spiders 2,000 fewer bugs per spider will be there each year. Also, spiders love to eat mosquitoes, who actually want to eat you, but spiders only want to run away. Nevertheless, we are initiating new, non-toxic steps to limit their presence on the exterior, and certainly the interior.
Additionally, we are within walking distance of the Piper, a casual waterfront award-winning restaurant with a breathtaking panoramic view of Lake Macatawa that offers an incredible dining experience. About a mile and a half, another local favorite, the Parkway Inn on South Shore Drive, offers great burgers, burritos, and dinners at modest prices.
You can also play tennis on private courts, play volleyball on the beach, fish off the pier, hike on dune trails, and bike on extensive bike paths.
The Pilot House
Holland Western Michigan
Silver Spring

Charming cottage

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful rental right on channel. Perfect for viewing boat traffic! Unbeatable location. Perfect rental for 2 couples or small family. The beach is fantastic with fun walk to Big Red light house. Owner has made every effort for enjoyable stay! Can't wait to return.
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


Activity and Interests

Impressive, historic cottages, bike paths, natural trails, tennis courts, beach volleyball, prime beaches, and close proximity to Holland (5 miles) and Saugatuck (7 miles) give this resort its sought after ambience. It is about a 50 minute drive to downtown Grand Rapids.


From $118 Per night

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Jun 13 2015 - Sep 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
Off Season/Fall through Spring
Oct 1 2015 - May 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Weekly Rate: $900 - $1275

June, July, August and early September:
Openings are by the week, Saturday to Saturday, beginning at $900 for early June rentals to $1,275 for peak summer weeks.
Summer weekly rentals require a 50% non-refundable deposit to confirm your reservation.
September through May rents are by the month, under a 9 month lease. Contact Judith for rates & details.

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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • The Pilot House is a cottage style condo, attached to a private residence. It features a private entrance to an upper, sunlit 2 bedroom unit with a fully-equipped kitchen, balcony level, vaulted roofed porch overlooking the captivating harbor life, a full bath, Maytag washer/dryer, cable TV, DVD, and high-speed Internet. Linens included. The gateway to private Lake Michigan sandy beaches is a simple, natural path along the channel.

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