Lake Front Cottage, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 12
About Janine Mayer
I recently relocated to Columbia, South Carolina after living in the Greater Grand Rapids area for the past 25 years. I purchased this home after my father passed away and my mother retired out West with the intention of bringing the family back home to Michigan once a year for a summer reunion. I found that although this is a lovely time for the entire family it is more cottage and time than I can personally enjoy by myself. The idea to rent the home for a few weeks each summer to help generate funds to keep the home well maintained presented itself after owning the home a couple years. Most of my renters return as they have all found that because it is actually my personal cottage and not set up as a commercial rental the home is very comfortable and functioning.
Janine Mayer purchased this Cottage in 2005
Why Janine Mayer chose Newaygo
This property is spacious, well maintained, and very private. Owner is helpful and staffs many cleaning, lawn and maintenance people to keep the property clean, up to date and free from any hazards.
What makes this Cottage unique
Rental includes paddleboat, rowboat, firewood for bonfire pit and gas grill. Home is well stocked with cookware, and personal needs like hair dryer, iron and washer and dryer.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We loved Brooks Lake A Frame...A++!
Everyone had a great time
Newly remodeled kitchen & bath are very nice
Beautiful & Private
Everything was so nice! We will be returning!!
We love Brooks Lake A-frame
This was our 3rd time to spend time with family (ages 8-78) and friends at this lovely cottage. The setting is beautiful. The owner had made some nice updates since our last time here. We do not eat out while we are here. It is nice to have a very workable kitchen.
It is nice to have room for different activities to take place at the same time. We rented a kayak and had use of a family pontoon boat. The kids had a ball tubing on the beautiful lake and the oldster the sunset cruises. We loved sitting around the fire pit.
We are going to miss going this year. Family on the West Coast calls.
Brooks Lake Vacation
The owner is very helpful, responds asap, with any phone call. Plenty of room, nice cabin. Great week. We had rented a pontoon, kids all loved it, and the bonfires every night. No large flat screen tv, which I was glad, everyone was outside the whole time. Brooks Lake is an awesome lake, two docks, which my kids were all jumping off and swimming there. , Great week, Thank you
Very private get away that's most accommodating
I just wanted to communicate what a lovely time we had with our family at Brooks Lake A Frame. First of all upon arrival we found the rental to be exactly as it was described on the website. In fact it was much more spacious than we had expected. Typically rentals are cramped for space, especially the bedrooms but we had plenty of room for all our luggage and "extras". We absolutely loved the serenity of the setting. Morning coffee on the deck while overlooking the lake from two views was peaceful and serene. This week was a week we shared with some of our extended family and the home seemed to accommodate all the different ages. The toddlers could wade into the waters edge and play on the small beach, the preteens had fun on the paddleboat while the teenagers could take the rowboat out to fish out on the lake. Even our parents found the glider benches and the bonfire at night relaxing. In addition to the house meeting all our needs, we found downtown Newaygo had all kinds of shopping, crafting, dining and even some activities to offer on days we wanted to venture into town. One day all the kids went to Wisner Canoes and rented tubes and floated down the river!
We are excited to return to this rental. It has taken us years to find a quality home that can accommodate our entire extended family under one roof! Bravo!
I along with many friends stayed at this cottage for a wkend event, the house was beautiful, plenty of room, clean, and quiet. for anyone wanting to stay at this lovely cottage, you won't be disappointed, The kitchen was stocked with plenty of kitchen items needed for cooking, linens were clean and available, rooms set up nicely, with cleaned sheets and bedspreads, there were no smells whatsoever, was concerned when I had read this previous review, stating the problems, believe me, there were none, no mold, no issues whatsoever, a grill was also made available for this event. Outside table and chairs available upper deck and lower area, a fire pit was also a great addition for the evenings we sat by the fire. My friends which numbered around 10-12 that wkend had no issues whatsoever, with the septic or otherwise, would recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a beautiful, peaceful getaway! The stores for supplies were located close by, everything was within a few miles radius, and very convenient!
Located just minutes away, downtown Newaygo offers a variety of
activities including; shopping, dining, swimming, fishing, boating,
canoeing, tubing, festivals, antiquing, biking, mini-golf and night
life. Just one lake over is The Smugglers Cove Restaurant,
offering lake side dining on beautiful Hess Lake.