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

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


Property Details

Updated: Sep 9, 2014
Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 12 Sleeps

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.

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Barbecue

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

Jul 2013
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Sleeps 12 - Great Swimming For All Ages - Gun Lake Area
+1 219-805-6225
Delton/Gun Lake Western Michigan

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: Vacation Rentals
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.
Sleeps 12 - Great Swimming For All Ages - Gun Lake Area
+1 219-805-6225
Delton/Gun Lake Western Michigan
Hudsonville MI

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: Vacation Rentals
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.


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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Updated: Sep 9, 2014

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Feb 1 2014 - Feb 1 2015
1 night minimum stay


  • Summer Weekly Rates:
    $1300 per week, $75 reservation fee, $75 cleaning fee, and $49 insurance
    $250 security deposit -Security deposit is fully refunded after your departure from the cottage, if the cottage is left in the same condition it was found.
    Summer rentals are for full weeks only Saturday to Saturday.
    There will be no pets or smoking inside the cottage. All cigarette butts must be picked up and disposed of properly to avoid an additional cleaning service fee of $75 minimum up to $250
    Checkin: 3:00 PM or later
    Checkout: 10:00 AM or earlier
    We make accommodations based upon availability. Feel free to contact us with your schedule and times that work.
    Paddle boat is free with full week rentals.


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities


  • Air Conditioning


  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

Location Type

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


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4


  • Outdoor Grill


  • 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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