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The Green Heron at England Lake in Gun Lake

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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.

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Last modified on 07-17-2014 at 9:55 AM.

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Paul and Marty Arnold 616-791-4534

cottage rental amenities

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

 

activities and attractions in Gun Lake Michigan

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. 

vacation rental rates

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

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Getting Away From It All

Review submitted: August 3, 2013   Date of arrival: July 27, 2013

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.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 1 / 1

 

Excellent vacation spot

Review submitted: July 22, 2013   Date of arrival: July 6, 2013

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 :)

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 1 / 1

 

A Great Escape

Review submitted: July 10, 2013   Date of arrival: June 29, 2013

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. :)

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, pet-friendly, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 1 / 1

 

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