The rental cottage is a 2-bedroom, 1-bath ranch house. A deck wraps around the south and west sides of the house providing great views of the lake. Sand dunes surround the cottage and access to Lake Michigan beach is only 200 yards from the back door. The cottage is nearby the historical Pt. Betsie lighthouse, on a road ending at Lake Michigan. No camping or RV sites.
Point Betsie Recreation Cottage
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Grand Haven Coast Guard SFO, MI
FROM DETROIT, MI: Take I-75 to US 10, US 10 to Route 115 to Frankfort, MI. From Chicago, IL: I-94 to US 31, to Route 115 to Frankfort, MI. In Frankfort, follow the road signs to the US Coast Guard Station. After checking in, proceed north on Route 22 to Pt. Betsie Road. The cottage is 1/4 mile east of the lighthouse, Number 3526.
Sector Field Office Grand Haven, 650 Harbor Drive, Grand Haven, MI 49417
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV, DoD.
Reservations are required. Should be made as early as possible -- 120 days for active duty, 60 days for all other eligible patrons.
Pets NOT allowed.
7 day maximum stay limit. The cottage is a 2-bedroom, 1-bath ranch house. A deck wraps around the south and west sides of the house providing great views of the lake. Sand dunes surround the cottage and access to Lake Michigan beach is only 200 yards from the back door. The cottage is nearby the historical Pt. Betsie lighthouse, on a road ending at Lake Michigan.
Type of site
Cottage (sleeps 7)
August 5-10 2015
My family and I have stayed at the Cottage twice and it is beautiful and relaxing setting. A couple things on the description need to be updated. They do have a web reservation system set up for the rental, but it doesn't function properly. You must call to verify that you actually have a reservation! Prepayment was not required the 2 times we stayed. We were charged several weeks after our stay actually. The house is in decent shape, but it is the patrons responsibility to clean when they leave so we found it in a different state both times. Not bad, but not white glove clean for sure. I brought my own cleaning supplies the second time as the mop was broken and I had to clean the kitchen/dining room floor on my hands and knees the first time. There is really no local or cable TV available, they have a stash of DVDs and lots of books and board games that people left behind. Sleeping 7 is a stretch. There is a queen bed in one room, bunk beds in the other and an air mattress on the floor under the bunk bed. The couch is a pullout but it is broken and there were no additional sheets for it in the cottage. There is a charcoal grill and a plastic table with 4 chairs outside. There is only parking for 2 cars maximum. It does state in the contract that you cannot bring a camper and park it there. All in all we had a great stay. Location can't be beat! Great for a summer getaway.
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June 1-5, 2015
Amazing views, very nice place, peaceful, and relaxing. Five miles from Franfort and sleeping bear dunes. The lake is fifty yards of the porch so you can listen to the waves.
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