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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, 14 Sleeps

This cozy cottage with fenced lake-side lawn is located on the “Gold Coast” of Bostwick Lake. This private, all-sports, 217 acre lake is located just 5.5 miles from the picturesque town of Rockford (population 5,000) and only 20 minutes away from metro Grand Rapids.

One of Michigan’s cleanest lakes, fishermen and ladies will find a variety of fish including trout, crappie, blue gill, perch, bass and pike. Whether you’re fly fishing, spinning or bait casting your chances of getting a bite here are good.

Our cottage is a Bostwick Lake Improvement Association member so you’re welcome to bring your boat or Jet Ski and use the private launch located next to the old Bostwick Lake Inn. Of course water-skiing is an option but if you’re seeking a quieter, slower experience (including a good cardio workout), feel free to row around the lake in the “Aqua Swan”. She is not allowed to have a motor and is tied up at our dock; a perfect fishing vessel and summer reading nook. Launching your canoe or kayak from either the dock or the short seawall is another boating option. We have a good assortment of life jackets, air mattresses and water toys for you to use.

This well maintained cottage with 1½ bathrooms and 3 bedrooms will sleep 14 grown-up people and 2 to 8 youngsters.

One bedroom, off the sunporch contains a double bed and the middle bedroom also has a double bed. The third bedroom, just off the kitchen, has two futon beds. Fully ex-tended the beds can become one gigantic mattress and depending on the size of the little ones, this bedroom could sleep eight (think of snuggled up puppies). Each bedroom has a window air conditioner unit.

The sunporch has two double size pull-out couches and a single fold-out ottoman bed.. The living room contains a double pull-out sofa bed and a single fold-out ottoman bed.

We will provide our vacationers with bedding including; sheets, pillows, blankets and bedspreads. Also included are bath towels, wash cloths, hand towels and bath mat. For the kitchen there will be towels and for lakeside, picnic blankets and plenty of beach towels.

The kitchen is fully furnished including a gas stove, refrigerator, garbage disposal, microwave, toaster, mixer, blender, waffle iron, coffee maker and a stacked washer/dryer combo. Just like home we will provide dishes, silverware, pots and pans, baking utensils and a Weber charcoal grill. Also included are toilet paper, paper towels, foil and plastic wraps, garbage bags and all necessary soaps, detergents and cleaners.

Other amenities include; 24 hour on call maintenance, one stall garage and one outside parking spot, high speed internet service, satellite TV, DVD player, VCR, movies and for those of us who remember such things, oldie-but-goodie records and a turntable. Oh, and jawdropping sunsets!

Check in time is Sunday at 4:00pm ~ check out time is Sunday at 11:00am

Cleaning fee-$160.00

Damage/Security Deposit deposit-$600.00

Please leave the cottage clean. This deposit will be refunded to you by mail once our inspection is completed after your departure. At our discretion money may be withheld if we have to wash your dirty dishes, empty out the fridge, clean the stove, replace missing towels, linens, etc., clean up pet waste from the house or yard, clean out the litter box, haul out overflowing garbage bags or if your dirty towels and bed linens are not left in the laundry basket.

Pets are welcome for an additional charge of $150.00. ~ We supply a discreet kitty litter box and plenty of litter.

A deposit of 50% of the total rental fee is due at the time your reservation is made. The remaining 50% plus cleaning fee and damage deposit is due two full weeks prior to the first day of the reservation. There will be no proration of the fee should you arrive later or leave earlier than the times listed above.

Payments for our cottage rental are nonrefund-able. Payment may be made by personal check or cashiers check.

More Details

Owner
Geraldine Ensminger
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Gerry-



Thank you for letting us rent your cottage last week. We had a great time! Mike next door offered his help if we needed anything and John (one of the street governors) was very helpful in meeting me at the gate so I could unload and load our boat.



The grandkids had a ball catching fish (or feeding them worms) off the end of the dock. My wife did catch an 18 1/2" bass off the end of the dock off a small bluegill she accidently hooked in the back. We caught a 15" and a 14" bass and a small pike off the dock and a 16 1/2" bass and another pike on the other side of the lake.



Thank you again!
Aug 2014
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Amenities

Rockford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Half Bathroom -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
We will provide our vacationers with bedding including; sheets, pillows, blankets and bedspreads. Also included are bath towels, wash cloths, hand towels and bath mat. For the kitchen there are towels and for lakeside, picnic blankets and plenty of beach towels. The kitchen is fully furnished including an electric stove, refrigerator, garbage disposal, microwave, toaster, mixer, blender, waffle iron, coffee maker, popcorn popper and a stacked washer/dryer combo. Just like home we will provide dishes, silverware, pots and pans, baking utensils and a Weber charcoal grill. Also included are toilet paper, paper towels, foil and plastic wraps, garbage bags and all necessary soaps, detergents and cleaners. Other amenities include; 24 hour on call maintenance, one stall garage and one outside parking spot, high speed internet service, satellite TV, DVD player, VCR, movies and for those of us who remember such things, oldie-but-goodie records and a turntable. Oh, and jawdropping sunsets!

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Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$1,395
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
cleaning fee $160
Refundable damage deposit $600

Damage/Security deposit will be refunded to you by mail once our inspection is completed after your departure. At our discretion money may be withheld if we have to wash dishes, empty the fridge, clean the stove, replace missing towels, linens, etc., clean up pet waste, haul out overflowing garbage bags or if your dirty towels and bed linens are not left in the bathroom laundry basket.

For those of you who may be looking for a place to escape the dust, noise and general confusion of your own home being renovated our cottage is the perfect place.

Our Off Season Monthly Rental Rate running from October 1, 2016 to May 28, 2017 is $1,550.00 per month. Or with a three month commitment the rent is reduced to $1,395.00 per month. That's a savings of 75%!

Our cottage is a beautiful, quiet place to rent monthly during the autumn/winter/spring season. The Off Season Monthly Rental Rate INCLUDES: Gas, Electric, Water Treatment, Sewer, Garbage, Satellite TV, Internet and Lawn Service when appropriate. Being completely furnished you can store your things in our garage while enjoying skiing, ice fishing, hot chocolate and quiet meditation on the lake. Cleaning and Damage/Security Deposits listed above will apply.

Any and all payments for our cottage rental are nonrefundable.

A deposit of 50% of the total rental fee is due at the time your reservation is made. The remaining 50% plus cleaning fee and damage/security deposit is due two full weeks prior to the first day of the reservation. There will be no proration of the fee should you arrive later (after 4pm Sunday) or leave earlier (before 11am Sunday).

Any and all payments for our cottage rental are nonrefundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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