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Cottage next to Holland State Park

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)


Property Details

Updated: Aug 23, 2016
Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 7

Charming bungalow located on a quiet street adjacent to Holland State Park, just a hop, skip and a jump from the General Store, bike paths, Ottawa Beach...and of course...'Big Red' Lighthouse. This cottage has been redecorated and newly furnished. Bright and squeaky clean, the cottage comfortably sleeps 7. The bedrooms consist of one queen, one full, and one full with a set of bunks. Large shaded yard with furnished patio, gas grill, outdoor shower and campfire pit.

Note: Weekly/week-end rental only. No long term. June-August is weekly only, Saturday to Saturday.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just got back from a great week at the Atlantic Ocean of the midwest, Lake Michigan. It is a jewel of "flyover" country. With temperate summer waters, white sandy beaches and water as far as the eye can see, it is every bit as good as the ocean. The cottage we stayed in was terrific, here is a short review:

The very short review is that everything about the cottage exceeded expectations. It is newly and delightfully decorated. The proximity is superb--less than 10 minutes for a very pleasant walk to an un-crowded, private beach. The physical location is great, too--in a cute little neighborhood, just north of Lake Macatawa and east of Lake Michigan. The yard is spacious, and there is good privacy on the lovely patio. The cottage is really a recently re-modeled, very-well-kept and well-decorated house. It has everything you would want, including extended cable, wi-fi, laundry, air-conditioning, a gas grill, and a handy outdoor shower for rinsing off the sand. Everything, without exception, was in excellent working order.

The cottage is advertised as sleeping 8, but we asked the owner, Mike, if two families totaling 9 persons would be okay. He candidly replied that the sleeping arrangements would work fine, but we should be aware that there is only one bathroom. We said we could make that work, and it was not a problem at all. As to sleeping, there are 3 spacious bedrooms. Two equipped with double beds, and one with 2 pairs of bunks. So if you, like us, are vacationing with another family, you can turn a good deal into a great deal, by splitting the cost, very easily and very comfortably.. The rooms of the cottage are also very large, so there is plenty of room for 8-9 people, even on an unlucky rainy day.

The greater Holland location was also very good. There are all kinds of stores and restaurants within an easy 10 minutes' drive, if you want them. As for us, we hardly go in the car at all. Kayak rental is a 3-minute walk. Boat rentals on Lake Macatawah are just 1 mile down the road. There was just hardly any reason at all to leave the immediate vicinity. Bottom line--this is a great cottage rental, and at unbeatable price.
Jul 2010
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14 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Great cottage in an excellent location!

  • 5 of 5

This is the best cottage in the best location in Holland! Our kids loved the yard, the house is very cute, and it's walking distance to everything! The beach was perfect and walkable easily by our youngest (4) and our oldest (71). The general store is a block away - perfect for essentials, souvenirs, the best donuts, and ice cream! Mt. Pisgah trails are about two blocks away. We are already rebooking for next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was absolutely amazing. It was nestled into a quaint historic neighborhood just minutes from the beach. The home itself was obviously a labor of love - the decor impeccable, the property perfectly manicured, and everything in working order. My family of four had more than enough room (and things to do on the rainy days). This was our first time to the area but definitely not our last!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Do you want to feel cozy and right at home? Well this cottage is Perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

Firstly, booking this cottage was so easy and Mr. Arendsen was just an email or text away if we had any questions prior to our vacation. Once we arrived and opened the door, we felt instantly at home. It had everything we needed (minus our food) and the decor is so awesome! I even noticed a few paintings done by his wife, and from one Artist to another, they were gorgeous!! The cottage was so cozy, the beds were comfy and the kitchen, well it was nostalgia all the way and it made the cottage even more charming! Everything was just a walk away--- Mt Pisgah, Lake Macatawa, and Lake Michigan, which we walked to and enjoyed all 3 while there. Holland State park was just right next door and part of our family camped there and we walked there and enjoyed time at the campground as well! We will be back again!!

Rick and Michele S. Ft Knox/Elizabethtown Kentucky

Stayed 6 May to 9 May 2016

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great cottage at a great rate!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was a great place to gather family from three different states for a beach vacation. It is well-kept and has many amenities that allowed us to leave a lot of things at home (for cooking, going to the beach, etc.). The cottage is right in between Lake Michigan (with an Association beach for cottagers) and Lake Macatawa (where we could put in our kayaks), and is right next to the Mt Pisgah Dune hiking trail/boardwalk. It is also just down the short street from the General Store. The only glitch we had was the WiFi not working, but it may have just needed a reboot. We managed to sleep 5 adults and 2 children comfortably, and two other family members camped at Lake Macatawa campground next door, joining us for all our activities. I would highly recommend this property to others and hope our family can enjoy it again!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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nice cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying here. Close walk to the beach and not very far from restaurants or down town Holland

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have rented lots of vacation rentals over the years and we all agree that this was our very favorite. Our family of five (two adults, three kids ages 9-13) pulled up and were greeted by an immaculate and comfy cottage. The backyard offered plenty of room to play and we enjoyed many games of Bocce and meals on the patio. We loved the location best of all. We walked to the General Store every morning for a cup of coffee and every evening for ice cream (you can see the General Store from the house, it's that close). Even though it's close to the main street, the neighborhood itself is very quiet and peaceful. It's a quick and enchanting ten minute walk through the neighborhood and along the path to Ottawa Beach. The path delivers you right into the sand with minimal effort, no parking fees, and a nearly private section of beach. We enjoyed the beach every day because it was so effortless. We only wish that we had booked our trip for two weeks instead of one! Ah well, there's always next year. Thank you for having us, we couldn't have enjoyed our stay, or your lovely cottage, more!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Gerald R. Ford International (GRR) at 40 Miles Nearest Barpub : See nearest resturant at 0.4 Miles Nearest Golf : West Ottawa Golf Club at 11 Miles Nearest Train : Downtown Holland, MI (Amtrak) at 7 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Ottawa Beach Inn at 0.4 Miles Nearest Beach : Holland State Park (Ottawa Beach) at 0.7 Miles Car: recommended

* 10 minute walk to Ottawa Beach (state park) and 'Big Red'. Or, if you prefer, take a walk down the historic cottage boardwalks to the association beach...also about 10 min.

* 5 minute walk to the Mt. Pisgah dune climb & hiking trail...and a beautiful view (see picture)

* Tunnel Park is 2 miles away.

* Kayak, bike, boat, and jet ski rentals are nearby.

* Lake Michigan charter fishing.

* Pier fishing (Ottawa Beach Pier).

* 10 min. drive to downtown Holland and shopping, art galleries, resturants and micro breweries.

* Holland Farmers Market on Wednesday and Saturday.

* Street Performers downtown Holland on Thursday Evening (summer only).

* Walking distance to Ottawa Beach Inn (aka..'OBI'). The lake perch is excellent!

* Several golf courses in the area.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Prime 2b
Aug 13 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
Off Season
Sep 3 2016 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
early summer
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Prime 1
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
4th of July week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Prime 2
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
Sep 2 2017 - Jun 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $250

Weekly Rate: $1100 - $1600
* off season rate is $175 per night with a 3 night min.
* 3 night minimum during off-season.
* Summer Weekly rental is Saturday to Saturday
* Long term rentals are not available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Updated: Aug 23, 2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family


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


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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 1500 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double, 2 twin/ single, BR has 1 full and 1 set of bunks


  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • * Fully furnished kitchen including dishwasher. * Laundry room with washer/dryer. * Linens, pillows, and bath towels provided. * Air conditioning. * Cable TV (2 TVs). * DVD player. * Wireless internet. * Stereo. * Furnished Patio with gas grill and firepit. * Outdoor shower. * NO SMOKING / NO PETS * weekly/week-end rental only. Long term rent not available. June through August is weekly only (Saturday to Saturday)

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