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

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 14, 2016
Sleeps up to 10

I have a few weeks left in August that I am looking to fill. 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
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

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.

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Speaks: english

4 Reviews

3.3
based on 4 traveler reviews

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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: Jul 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: Jul 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: Jul 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: Jun 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Grand Rapids, MI at 40 Miles Nearest Barpub : Northern Trails at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Village Green Golf Club at 14 Miles Nearest Motorway : M-82 at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Northern Trails at 1 Miles

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Autumn
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 1 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

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.
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Amenities

From the Owner

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

Property Type

  • cabin

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered ...

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

Floor Area

  • 864 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, We call it Grandma's secret bath. It is in the utility room

Bedrooms

  • 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

Outside

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

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • 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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