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Vintage 3 bedroom cottage with 1.5 bath overlooking Bills Lake, Michigan

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 864 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps up to 10

Bills Lake is a spring-fed all-sports lake. It is extremely clear and clean. The beach is grass covered and there is a great deal of shallow water by the shore for wading. The dock is long enough to accommodate your speed boat if you wish to bring one. The depth of the water at the end of the dock is about waist deep and is hard bottom from years of swimming. There is a drop off to deep water about 25' off the end of the dock. Fishermen seem to love the drop off so you can see right where it is. No weeds. The cottage was built in the 40s with fieldstone and logs. It sits on 3 acres and has 125' of lake frontage. Sleeps up to 10. Bedroom #1 has a queen bed, Bedroom #2 has a queen bed and Bedroom #3 has two built in bunk beds (4 twin size). The living room has a futon couch that can be used for additional sleep space. Two kayaks, canoe and row boat available. We've added a paddleboat that has a battery operated trolling motor if you just want to take a leisurely lap around the lake. Pets considered, but a non-refundable pet deposit of $100 per pet will be required. Fire pit with firewood provided. Cable TV and internet. The TV does have an HDMI port for playing movies off your laptop. Washer and dryer. Attached garage with garage door opener. Bed linens, kitchen towels, and bath linens included. Please bring your own beach towels and life jackets. Rentals are Sunday to Sunday. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to call me (Laurel Young) at 616-901-0243.

Bills Lake also has its own free library at 8865 Lake St. It is open on weekends from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

Check out billslake dot net for more information

More Details

Laurel Kelly Young
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

About Laurel Kelly Young

I'm second generation for this cottage. My three boys are all grown and spread across the country. For now I will rent. I am a steward of this property for the next generation--and yes, the water really is that blue.

Laurel Kelly Young purchased this cabin in 1945

Why Laurel Kelly Young chose Newaygo

My boys have many happy memories of frog hunting, turtle hunting, knee boarding, wake boarding, water skiing, sailing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, sleeping under the stars in the boat, bonfires, smores, roasted hot dogs, throwing the ball for the dog, bike riding, ice cream cones at Fergusons, floating down the Muskegon River, Going to the High Rollaway,

Decorated boat parade on the 4th of July. Boat races and trophies to win! Lakefest in early august. Check out billslake dot net for an events calendar.

What makes this cabin unique

Because the water is so clear it is a popular destination for scuba diving and snorkeling.


Newaygo Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 864 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , We call it Grandma's secret bath. It is in the utility room
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 4 twin/ single , Two built-in bunk beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , This is in the living room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
10 beautiful Lake Michigan beaches just over an hour away. Too much information to allow me to add the details here. One is dog friendly. Some are handicapped accessible. Swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, dunes. If interested, ask for my Lake Michigan Beaches flyer.


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Vintage 3 bedroom cottage with 1.5 bath overlooking Bills Lake, Michigan
average rating of 3.6 based on 5 reviews

Beautifuly rustic

  • 5 of 5

Great cabin. It was nice to have the extras, kayaks, paddle boat, and the on site laundry were especially nice. The kids enjoyed the swim platform. Over all we had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vintage was an accurate description.

  • 2 of 5

Felt like we just walked into Grandma's Cottage. The bathroom could use some updating. But it was a cottage.

Like we were camping. Nice views of the lake and very close to boat launch. That was nice.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Spot

  • 4 of 5

The lake cottage was great! Having the lake and all the activities made for a perfect vacation. Laurel was a perfect hostess with emails about Bills Lake activities and area info it made the trip fun. Tubing on Muskegon river is a good family activity recommend to all. Fishing, boating, and the fire pit make the cottage a great vacation spot to relax.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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a little rusty rustic cottage

  • 3 of 5

Bills lake is beautiful, warm and peaceful. Loved fishing and wading around the dock. Also made use of the big campfire pit and gas grill many times. The cottage could have been cleaner and needed repair, particularly the flooring. The boats, too, were not assembled; the canoe cracked. We're a camping family so we enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A new and improved cleaning service is on deck for 2016. Floor has been repaired and all boats are ship shape. 2015 was our first year renting the cottage and we have learned so much. We've added a paddle boat that has a battery operated trolling motor for leisurely laps around the lake. We've added new pots and pans, plush bath towels and kitchen towels. We welcome all suggestions to make your stay enjoyable.
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Log cabin adventure!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful sunrises and sunsets, great swimming and fishing and a cozy log cabin, what more does anyone need?

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Grand Rapids, MI
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Northern Trails
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Village Green Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Northern Trails


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $300

Refund policy: Full refund up until 30 days before arrival date. After that no refund on deposit unless I am able to find someone else to take your week(s). If I can rebook it, then I would be happy to return all of your deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.