Sleeps 12 - Great Swimming For All Ages - Gun Lake Area

Sleeps 12 - Great Swimming For All Ages - Gun Lake Area

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Property Details

Updated: Sep 19, 2014
Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 12

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:

- Dishwasher

- Drip Coffee Maker & K-cup Coffee Maker

- Microwave

- Stove /Oven

- Refrigerator

All utensils, appliances and furniture provided in the cottage.

- Washer and Dryer

- A/C

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

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided

Recent Review

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Guestbook comments from the owner

You have a great place! We really enjoyed it! Enjoyed your neighbors too.



When will you open your calendar for next year?



Thanks again

Gina
Jul 2013
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Reviews

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Sleeps 12 - Great Swimming For All Ages - Gun Lake Area
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2198056225
Delton/Gun Lake Western Michigan
5

A Memorial Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sleeps 12 - Great Swimming For All Ages - Gun Lake Area
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7096633
2198056225
Delton/Gun Lake Western Michigan
Indidana
5

Family Friendly

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We are glad to hear you had an enjoyable time. Hope to have you again next season.
business
Sleeps 12 - Great Swimming For All Ages - Gun Lake Area
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7096633
2198056225
Delton/Gun Lake Western Michigan
Hudsonville MI
3

Nice swimming but...

  • 3 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We are glad to hear the swimming was enjoyable for the kids, and cleanliness of the lake water. We are pleased to hear our goal of responding to questions/concerns in a timely matter was fulfilled. Based on your feedback, we have made some improvements. We now provide luggage racks for suitcases, and a list of several good fishing spots with rental confirmations. Unfortunately, due to our rental insurance, campfires are not allowed. As with most rental properties, a security deposit is required to insure care is taken with the rental property and contents. Charges are only assessed to a renter to cover any damages that occurs during their stay, or to cover excessive cleaning. 90% of our renters receive their security deposit back in full. Again, thank you for your feedback. We are always trying to improve the vacation experience for our renters.

Location

Activity and Interests

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

- Hiking

- Biking

- Nature Walks

- Bird Watching

- Fishing

- Hunting

- 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.

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Rentals
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$185
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Processing $75
  • Cleaning $75
  • Refundable damage deposit $250

1/2 of reservation, insurance and processing fee is due at time of booking. Rental balance, cleaning, & security deposit is due 30 days prior to rental period. WEEKLY RENTAL ONLY $1300 per week, $75 reservation fee, $75 cleaning fee, & $49 insurance.
$250 security deposit Security deposit is fully refunded after your departure from the cottage, if the cottage is in acceptable condition.

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.

Amenities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Away From It All

General

  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Air Conditioning ...

Kitchen

  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Games
  • Books

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Ski-In
  • Waterfront

Floor Area

  • 1200 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, Sliding Door to Deck
  • Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single, 2 Sets of Bunk Beds
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon, Futon

Outside

  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Boat ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • Large, fully equipped and functional kitchen with: - Dishwasher - Microwave - Stove /Oven - Large Refrigerator. 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 – 1stshower/tub and 2ndshower stall 500 . ft. deck off the entire back of the cottage with 'sand box' area - Deck furniture - Gas grill
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