Beautiful and clean cottagey home. So happy to enjoy relaxing sunny days at Lake Michigan and star filled nights around the fire pit. The kayaks made this vacation a major win for the whole family. We went out each day played games, and devoured Mrs Smith's delicious cookies that were left for us! We will be back.
It was very nice. It was a quiet clean place to stay. It was nice also to have the Kayaks to be able to enjoy the lake as well.
My family enjoyed staying at Van Aiken lake cottage. The cottage was extremely clean and very comfortable. We were greeted as soon as we pulled in and made very welcome. We had fun kayaking on the lake and playing both indoor and outdoor games that were provided. I loved sitting on the deck in comfortable chairs watching the lake and wildlife with my morning coffee. The only minor thing was the tiny shower but that could not be changed LOL.
Great view of the lake in a quiet neighborhood. We enjoyed the sunroom and the deck in the mornings and evenings. The cottage was clean. Although the kitchen was well stocked, we didn't cook there, as we spent most of our time exploring nearby towns. The daisies and the fresh baked cookies were a nice touch. Even though the owners were near, they respected our privacy. As others have mentioned, the only downside was the bed was not too comfortable. We bought a mattress topper and that helped.
Full view lakeside cottage sits back from lake a bit. South Haven is just a short trip away. There is a corner store but bring your bait because there is no where close by to get anything. The cottage is fully equipped. It is extremely clean and nicely decorated. The owners live next door but you would hardly know they are there. Unless you need something then they appear and handle anything. The cottage has 2 small bedrooms and a fold-out sofa. The master has a full size bed. The bed is very conferable, the sheets are to die for. There is a bookcase full of books to read. If you want to watch TV you can on the modern flat screen. It has a DVD player on the side and you will need to bring some DVDs because there is limited channels available. The second bedroom has bunk beds. There are no closets in the bedrooms but there are hooks to hang your clothes on. The cottage has an open airy feeling thanks to the many windows and the nice size front room. It has a full wall of windows that face the lake, the ceiling is raised and there are 2 ceiling fans. You can either open the windows or use the air conditioner. We enjoyed the cottage so much, that my husband and I are coming back in 3 weeks to relax alone. There are 4 kayaks which my son loved and I fell out of. Also the cottage has a rowboat for fishing and an paddle wheel boat. Life jackets are provided but if you have small children you might want to bring ones for them. I can't say enough good things about this cottage and the neighbors around it. The only thing I would have liked is a table outside to eat at but we will leave wanting to come back.