Pentwater Cottage Rentals - Harts Cottages

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The Pentwater Rental Cottages are Duplex units featuring a complete kitchen, a dining/living room, a bathroom with tub and shower, two bedrooms (a double bed in one and 1 single beds and a bunk bed in the other).  In addition, a sofa bed is provided.  The cottage will sleep 6 (maximum).  For your comfort the cottages are well furnished and contain a wall heater, stove, refrigerator, and microwave.


The cottages are located  in the small resort town of Pentwater, Michigan (40 miles North of Muskegon and 14 miles South of Ludington).  The cottages are on a dead end road (which provides safety and quiet), adjacent to the Charles Mears State Park, a block from the gorgeous beach and pier and only a few blocks from downtown.


While the location retains its small town flavor, the visitor does not lack for things to do.  Many special events fill the calendar year in Pentwater.  You will find a Corvette show in the spring or can join in the festive "Octoberfest" in the fall with many events in the space between.  "Beaching it" is popular in the beautiful state park and the entire day can be spent in the sun, sand and surf, with lunch only a short stroll back to the cottage (bring plenty of sun block!).   Walk the pier and watch the comings and goings of luxury and sport fishing boats.  The pier also affords fishing opportunities for perch and other gamefish.  Climb "Old Baldy's" scenic trail and watch the sunset or run down the steep, sandy dune.  Some may prefer to drive along the gorgeous coastline and rural countryside to discover scenic vistas and glimpses of the quiet life.  Just a short drive away are a number of wonders that should be visited; the Silver Lake dunes, Ludington State Park, and the giant Consumers Powers Pumped Storage Generating Station and wind farm.  Charter fishing excursions, sailboat and jet ski rentals can be arranged.  The enthusiast can find golf courses, both miniature and full scale.  A go-kart track and other amusements are located a short distance from town for kids and the kids at heart.  Dune rides at Silver Lake have been a favorite of visitors to the area for half a century.  Unique experiences can be found for the casual and the serious shopper in Pentwater, Ludington and in places where you least expect it.  Crafts, clothing, art, photo-art, memorabilia and souvenirs are sold in the Pentwater downtown district and in nearby areas.  Staples can be purchased in Pentwater.  Fruit and vegetable stands dot the country lanes.  Ludington offers a selection of stores usually found only in large metropolitan areas.  Arts and Craft shows bring some of the midwest's finest artisans, closely followed by some the finest consumers in the country.  Local festivals and special events occur in the Pentwater/Ludington region throughout the year highlighted by parades, fireworks, concerts and rare and interesting exhibitions.  The Pentwater/Ludington area also boasts some of finest dining experiences in the state; enjoy the sunset with an elegant dinner at a fine marina restraurant, start the day with an excellent brunch on a screened porch overlooking Lake Michigan in a stately, historic hotel, and, dine in outdoor cafes and watch the bustle of the city sidewalks  Also available are excellent deli foods, homemade ice cream shops, fudge shops, fresh baked goods, confections and even some Amish baked goods.

You will need to bring your own sheets and pillowcases (blankets and pillows are provided), towels, soaps and toiletries, personal items, TV and radio (if desired), clothes, food (kitchen is complete with dishes, pots and pans and silverware, etc.), and any other items that you may feel are necessary.  If you have any questions about what the cottages have or do not have-please contact us.  Pets are not allowed.

As a courtesy to our other guests and neighbors, please-no loud parties.  To maintain our relaxing, family atmosphere-please respect the rights of the other renters.  Only 6 people per night per cottage-MAXIMUM.  No tents, overnight RV's or campers on the property.  The renters will be held responsible for negligent damage to the cottage and its contents.  Check in is on Saturdays at 2:30 PM.  Check out is Saturday at 10:00 AM.  

Thank you for your continued patronage. Some of you have been renting these cottages for decades and have passed the tradition on to succeeding generations.  We are pleased that some of you use Pentwater for family reunions.  We are proud to be a part of this.  Your faithfullness does not pass unappreciated.  We will continue to make every effort to accomodate you and your family and try to ensure that your traditions remain unbroken. 

Multiple families and groups can be accomodated with a lot of advance planning.  As chance opening may occur in the busy season, please keep in touch with us if you did not get the opening that you wanted.   



Peter and Jennifer Vanderhorst
920 Beech ST.
Lowell, MI  49331

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