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Beach living at the turn of the century

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Nov 12, 2016
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 8 Sleeps

Unique, turn of the century house, nestled in the wooded sand dunes of Lake Michigan. Located in a private beach association that was established in 1906 along the shores of Lake Michigan. Association has it's own private sandy beach with over 1000' for sun and fun. Great large beach which is not busy at all. Many times you will share the 1000' beach with only one or two other parties. Beach volleyball court. Enjoy your own bon fire (wood provided) on the beach. Private tennis courts and play areas. Near many parks and golf courses. Ride the many miles of asphalt bike paths between Holland, Grand Haven and Saugatuck. Large Trex deck on main floor over looking Lake Michigan horizon with beautiful sunset views over the lake. Boat slip on Pigeon Lake available if arranged in advance only. Beaded ceiling , wood floors, beam constructon. Private level master suite with king bed, bath with laundry, cable tv in bedroom and bathroom, ceiling fan and large 8X50 Trex deck. Two loft bedrooms with custom, queen beds and twin trundle, underneath. Fully furnished kitchen, blender, toaster, coffee grinder, Fiestaware dishes, etc. All linens provided, as are basic kitchen supplies. Gas grill on main level 12X50 Trex deck. Walk through the door and enjoy total privacy and great Lake Michigan views and sunsets. Cable TV/high speed wireless internet. Land line for local calls only. Also available for beach shuttling, John Deere Gator 550 XUV, for $300/ rent for the week. Read our guest reviews for a true idea of our home.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

Speaks: english

7 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Allendale, Michigan
5

Amazing Lake Michigan view

  • 5 of 5

Our group consisted of 3 generations-from age 70 to age 10. We all enjoyed the cottage and were very comfortable. There was plenty to do. When the weather was warm, we went to the beach where the girls played volleyball and skip ball in the water; when it was chilly, we played tennis, watched movies on the TV in the living room or played cards and games around the dining room table. The kitchen is well stocked and we fixed some great meals during the week. We loved the big refrigerator with ice dispenser in the door. The cottage is a nice combination of vintage charm and modern conveniences. It has everything you could want, but what we liked most was the lake view.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Western WI
5

We love Buzzard's Roost!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Buzzard's roost and are planning to come back! We were so content with the beach and cabin, that the only place we visited was the grocery store and the farmer's market! We especially enjoyed the view, the sunsets, the privacy and the grill on the large back deck. Every day we walked to the beach at least twice and used the beach gear and that Buzzard's Roost provides so we didn't have to pack extra items from home. We loved the old style 1920s designed cabin with the loft beds, but appreciated the updated kitchen and bathrooms. We were able to comfortably fit our family of 5 and host guests for the one day in the cabin when the weather was not ideal. In addition, Dawn, the owner is accomodating and available if needed.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Cottage, Great Location, Great Beach

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were looking for Lake Michigan get-away and Buzzard's Roost exceeded all of our expectations. This place is a gem. It has all of the charm of an early 1900's beach cottage but has been extensively updated with luxurious and tasteful decor. The two decks are spectacular--views of both Lake Michigan and Pigeon Lake Inlet. We spent the majority of our non-beach time enjoying the wonderful lake breeze and stunning scenery. We grilled most of our dinners on the top-of-the-line Weber gas grill and enjoyed the kitchen stocked with high quality dishware, pots, pans, etc. Close to the bike trails, we rode to Grand Haven, Spring, Lake and Holland right from the cottage. Several mornings I walked a few steps down to Pigeon Lake and threw a line in to see what was biting. When the sun got warm we took the four-wheel "Gator" (loaded with beach chairs, cooler, umbrella, etc.) right to the association's private beach. After the sun went down we played cards, visited or went to the beach where fire pits were waiting for us with wood supplied by the association. The beds were marvelous--not old mushy mattresses from years gone by but high quality bedding--really comfortable. Our group included family in their late teens to early 20's and they had a fantastic time. I'm sure groups with little ones would have a blast also. Our only regret is that we couldn't stay an extra week. I highly recommend Buzzard's Roost to any family or individuals that want the true Michigan cottage experience. Dawn is a lovely host and she truly delivered an unforgettable vacation for us.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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fisher, indiana, USA
5

Great vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week at Buzzard's Roost with our 3 boys (7 year old twins, and a 2 1/2 year old). The house itself was very well maintained, stocked with ALL of our needs, and had everything for a great week at the beach! There were beach umbrellas, chairs, towels, sand toys...and even a way to get it all down to the beach with the Gator! There's an amazing lake view from the two decks, and we watched the sun set over the lake every night from the house.

This is the second time we've been to West Olive, and we are returning again next June. It's a perfect place to vacation with your significant other or with your family. There are so many parks, great biking paths, and lots of fun activities in Grand Haven and Holland- all within minutes of Buzzard's. There's also a party store right around the bend that has all kinds of last minute needs so you don't have to go into a larger town.

The association beach is one of the nicest, largest beaches we've seen in Michigan. We've never seen it crowded. In fact, we are often one of the only families on the beach! One of our favorite activities are fires on the beach and smore-making with the boys. There are fire rings and firewood provided.

We stayed an entire week at Buzzard's, and we wish we could have stayed longer! We highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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fisher, indiana, USA
5

Wonderful rental home!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week at Buzzard's Roost with our 3 boys (7 year old twins, and a 2 1/2 year old). The house itself was very well maintained, stocked with ALL of our needs, and had everything for a great week at the beach! There were beach umbrellas, chairs, towels, sand toys...and even a way to get it all down to the beach with the Gator! There's an amazing lake view from the two decks, and we watched the sun set over the lake every night from the house.

This is the second time we've been to West Olive, and we are returning again next June. It's a perfect place to vacation with your significant other or with your family. There are so many parks, great biking paths, and lots of fun activities in Grand Haven and Holland- all within minutes of Buzzard's. There's also a party store right around the bend that has all kinds of last minute needs so you don't have to go into a larger town.

The association beach is one of the nicest, largest beaches we've seen in Michigan. We've never seen it crowded. In fact, we are often one of the only families on the beach!

We stayed an entire week at Buzzard's, and we wish we could have stayed longer! We highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Holland, MI
5

Awesome Place

  • 5 of 5

This place is awesome. It has a lot of personality, it's very comfortable, and it has so much to offer.

The master bedroom is quite a large room and it features a nice, comfortable king sized bed. It also has a full-sized master bath that includes a washer and dryer. There's a coffee-maker, television, and dvd player available, too. You can go out on the balcony of the master bedroom and sit and have your coffee at the table and chairs provided and just enjoy the beautiful scenery you have around you.

The main floor is very inviting. It has a full kitchen including dishwasher, stove, and refrigerator. It has a cozy sitting area that has a television available and the dining area has a large table with ample seating. There is a bath and a half bath on the main floor. Both bathrooms are nicely done.

The french doors off of the kitchen lead to the deck. The deck is quite a nice size and features a grill along with a kick-butt table and chairs. When we weren't at the beach, galavanting in town, or taking a walk, this is where we spent our time. The sunsets are absolutely gorgeous. The deck is very peaceful. It's a nice place to sit and have a cup of coffee or just plain sit to read a book. (Incidentally, there are quite of few books at this property for your enjoyment.)

I don't even know how to begin describing the upper floor to you. It's really something you need to see. There are two stairways to the upper floor, one on each side of the house. The beds are very comfortable, and if my memory serves me right, there are some nice dressers up there too.

The cottage is charming. I like it very much. It's just a few minutes drive to Grand Haven or Holland. It's a short walk to the beach, and the scenery around it is wonderful.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Many golf courses in the area

Party store/ gas station within 5 minutes with fresh pizza and small deli

Wineries, wine tours and wine tasting

Award winning restaurants

Boat and watercraft rentals in Holland and Grand Haven. Public boats launch

Shopping in Holland, Grand Haven, and Saugatuck

Craigs Cruisers go kart rentals, arcade, bumper boats, mini golf and food

Frederick Meijer Gardens

Bicycle rentals and rollerblade rentals. Over 300 connected miles of asphalt bike paths. Maps at the house.

Farm Markets and fresh fruit picking in season

Full service restaurant with liquor license just down the hill. Ice cream walk up window, too.

West Michigan Art Prize in the fall

Many local brew pubs and eateries

Water sports of all kinds, sun bath, volleyball, beach bonfires all on private beach

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Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Lake View

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Half Bathroom

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • King bed in master bedroom, each loft has 1 queen with a twin trundle.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • Completely updated with all needed ammenities for vacation ease Gas fireplace in living room with french doors leading to large 12X50 deck with gorgeous Lake Michigan views and sunsets Master suite, king size bed with large 8'x50' Trex deck and private master bath/ laundry on it's own, private level 2 loft bedrooms, each with it's own stairs, Queen beds, twin trundles, with connecting walkway Linens provided, sheets, handmade quilts, towels and beach towels, fully modern kitchen, private 12'X 50' Trex deck on main level with tables, chairs, loungers and gas grill Free phone for local calls and high speed wireless internet Outdoor shower on main level for beach sand removal and door directly to main bath from outside Central air with purifier, gas furnace Cable TV/DVD in living room and master suite as well as cable in master bath Fully modern kitchen, dishwasher, microwave, ice maker refrigerator, coffee maker, stove / oven, Fiestaware dishes, wine glasses, etc. 1000' Lake Michigan frontage with fire pits/wood, volleyball, picnic table, benches Children's play ground in 2 separate park areas Fire pits on Pigeon Lake Boardwalks and dock on Pigeon Lake available if arranged in advance Private tennis courts No need to leave the area for lots of things to do right here Great retaurant just down the hill on Lakeshore Dr., Sandy Point Beach House

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