The Green Heron at England Lake

The Green Heron at England Lake

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Property Details

Updated: Sep 11, 2014
Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 10 Sleeps

This secluded retreat overlooks a semi-private lake between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo. Ideal for a nature lovers, family reunions, and relaxing getaways. Handicap accessible suite! Central Air. WiFi will be available starting May 15 2013.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pets welcome

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The Green Heron at England Lake
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7077972
+1 6167914534
Delton/Gun Lake Western Michigan
Wyandotte, mi
5

Getting Away From It All

  • 5 of 5
The place was great! Very quiet, secluded and peaceful. It was clean and had everything we needed. Walmart & Meijer are only a 10-15 minute drive for groceries. We did have good internet and cell phone service. The lake is small but good for kayaking and swimming. The dock is very nice for sunning or just hanging out. This was a great place for a family vacation and my elderly parents enjoyed it. The hiking trail around the property was fun. Gun Lake and Pine Lake are very close. We rented a pontoon on Pine Lake for 1/2 day which was very reasonable. I would recommend this cabin.
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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The Green Heron at England Lake
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7077972
+1 6167914534
Delton/Gun Lake Western Michigan
Noblesville, in
5

Excellent vacation spot

  • 5 of 5
Awesome vacation house. The only thing you need to bring are clothes and groceries!! Easily accommodated our large family of 8 including 4 teenagers! Fishing was great. Some of the largest crappie we have ever caught. Buy yourself a small plastic Rival worm made locally and sold at Meijer an you'll catch all types of fish without changing bait. Buy extras because they will beat it up!!! For entertainment away from the house head 45 minutes west to Holland and enjoy the street performers on Thursday nights. While your in Holland check out Africa's Child Family Resale store. An awesome place with an awesome story. We are already planning a return. The kids thanked us for finding this house. One word of advice check your kayak for snakes BEFORE you use them :)
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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The Green Heron at England Lake
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7077972
+1 6167914534
Delton/Gun Lake Western Michigan
5

A Great Escape

  • 5 of 5
We rented the Green Heron so we'd be able to get the family together in one place for a week. While some of my family may prefer somewhere a little more connected, I prefer more rustic and loved feeling like I was in the middle of nowhere. Several of the mornings I woke up before anyone else, jumped in the lake, and did yoga on the dock, all without seeing a single person. Though we felt miles away, trips to the grocery store were easy, and we were less than an hour from Grand Rapids (i.e. "home" for some) and the airport. Morning swims were calm & peaceful, and the birds sang all day long. We had fun fishing and spotting turtles in the lily pads, watching the baby birds in the nest outside the door, plus all the other wildlife (eek - a snake!) I loved falling asleep with the windows open and watching the fireflies from my bed (we don't have fireflies where I live).

7 of us stayed there, and we had some other family visit a few times during the daytime. It was never too crowded. My 3-year old niece LOVED the loft. She called it her "special room" and constantly asked us to take her up there (ladder too steep for her to go by herself).

The biggest downside was the bugs, which you'd probably expect in a wooded area like this. I understand they're also worse than usual in Michigan this year too. We learned to deal with it though... We used lots of bug spray, and stayed inside at night. The bugs weren't bad at all during the day out on the dock.

The wireless was a bit spotty, and our cell phone service was weak (I couldn't make calls, but texting worked fine). So don't rely heavily on being connected (which is probably a good thing - it forced me to stop thinking about work).

The owners were great - we felt very welcomed.

I took a short video of the lake with the sounds of the birds in the background. I've already watched it several times this week to put myself back into my happy place. :)
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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The Green Heron at England Lake
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7077972
+1 6167914534
Delton/Gun Lake Western Michigan
hessel, michigan.
5

comfy home away from home.

  • 5 of 5
wow , what can i say, it was perfect ! we had family members from upper and lower michigan, colorado, texas and cayman islands all staying in the house for a family wedding. we all loved the peacefulness and privacy we had . boating, fishing, hikeing , talking and cooking were highlights of our stay. we loved the wildlife bunnys, raccoons, snakes, frogs , fish, turtles , birds and lightning bugs. it was a perfect getaway to reconect with everyone.it was like you were in your own home , anything we needed was at our fingertips. everyone kept telling me over and over what a great job i did finding the home. thank you we loved it. the only thing we didnt like was having to leave.
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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The Green Heron at England Lake
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7077972
+1 6167914534
Delton/Gun Lake Western Michigan
Indpls IN
5

Green Heron review

  • 5 of 5
Excellent! It was as if we were in our own home, everything we needed (charcoal, bug spray, sunscreen, soap, etc) was available somewhere in the house without having to rush to the store. I spent about 2-3 hours each morning fishing (and catching) with my 8 year old, and we found plenty of activities within 20-30 minutes to keep our teenagers occupied, and even Lake Michigan was only about 45 minutes. Everything in the description of the house is accurate - definately recommended. If you want to rent a pontoon and have a great time on a smaller, not quite as busy lake try the Pine Lake Marina. The rentals there are about half as much as Gun Lake with much less traffic on the water and excellent fishing and swimming areas.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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The Green Heron at England Lake
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7077972
+1 6167914534
Delton/Gun Lake Western Michigan
Grand Rapids, MI
5

A great get away!

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 6 adults and two boys (ages 9 and 13) thoroughly enjoyed our vacation at the Green Heron on England Lake. We found that there was adequate space for both sleeping and relaxing even when it rained a couple of days. The setting is quiet and peaceful yet the boat, kayaks and fishing provided hours of enjoyment for the two boys. We especially appreciated the handicap facilities for the 13 yr. old in a wheelchair. The ramp and decking gave him total independence. We did not feel the need to go out at all except for ice cream in the evening which is available in nearby Plainwell. We did opt to take paper plates to save on washing dishes! Because of the high humidity and 90 degree temperatures (and since one family lived close enough), we brought in a dehumidifier. This helped greatly and I would suggest that the owners consider adding one both for comfort and for the preservation of the cottage and furnishings. Would we recommend to others? Most certainly! Will we be back? Undoubtedly! Thanks for sharing your home/property with us.
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities

Location

Activity and Interests

England Lake is a rare and special place. Your only neighbors will be sandhill cranes, songbirds, and maybe rare green herons or an occasional fisherman.

Fish, read, meditate, hike, row and kayak, snorkel, swim, bike, relax by the fire, star gaze or bird watch. Relax, recharge, enjoy nature and reconnect with friends and family.

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Notes

  • Nightly Rate: $250 - $350

    Weekly Rate: $750 - $1050

    Monthly Rate: $0 - $0


  • SUMMER (June 1/Labor Day)
    Weekly (7 nights, Sat/Sat): $1,050
    Weekend per night (Fri., Sat.): $350**
    Weekday per night (Sun./Th.): $250**
    ** Minimum charge $750
    OFF-SEASON (Labor Day to 2nd Sat. June)
    Weekly: $700
    Weekend per night (Fri., Sat.): $200*
    Weekdays per night (Sun./Th.): $150*
    * Minimum charge $450
    ADDITIONAL COSTS:
    $100 cleaning fee
    $25 per pet per week
    6% Michigan tax

    Payment Schedule: 50% due to reserve. Balance due 14 days prior to check-in
    Refund Policy - 100% up to 45 days prior to check-in; 20% 44 days or less prior to check-in date

Amenities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Adventure

Suitability

  • pets considered

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4

Notes:

  • INSIDE: Sleeps 10 - three bedrooms (king; queen; set of twins) PLUS a sleeping loft (set of twins and full futon mattress) Central air conditioning. Handicap accessible: ramp to entrance; full bath suite; ramp to dock Two full bathrooms, washer & dryer Kitchen with microwave, coffee maker, stove, refrigerator Great room with fireplace, dining table seats up to 12 OUTSIDE: Large deck with table, sun shade and Weber grill (charcoal) Large (new) dock with seating 10-acre, spring-fed lake fishing for bass, pike and bluegills swimming & snorkeling from dock (deep water/no beach); inner tubes included! Rowboat and two kayaks included (no motors or public access) 85 acres and 1.5 mile trail for hiking and exploring. Rare wildflowers and ferns. campfire area NEARBY: Minutes to Gun Lake for dining, grocery and public beach Yankee Springs Recreation Area for hiking, mountain biking 45 minutes to Grand Rapids; 25 minutes to Kalamazoo Gilmore Car Museum, Carlton Park (local history), canoeing, restaurants
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