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“Relaxing lake side cottage”
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two kayaks with paddles are a fun way to get around the lake
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Front deck
two kayaks with paddles are a fun way to get around the lake
gorgeous view from the deck
grill sits on one side of the deck
back and west side of the cottage
view out of the sunroom
cottage sweet cottage!
double bed
plenty of fishing poles and tackle
open kitchen with cups, plates, cutlery, and any cooking utensils you'll need!
bathroom- always stocked with fresh linens
a campfire is a good way to finish any day!
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Bangor, Van Buren County, Michigan

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edwardp98...
New Paris, Indiana
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Relaxing lake side cottage”
Reviewed July 10, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

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.

Date of stay: July 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Reviewed July 1, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Date of stay: June 2017
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Reviewed June 19, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Date of stay: June 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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FellowTra...
1 review
“Lovely!”
Reviewed June 5, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Had a fabulous time at the Cottage. It was quaint, it was clean and had everything we needed. The lake was beautiful and quiet. I would return again!

Date of stay: June 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jun 19, 2017
Thanks so much for the kind words! So glad you had a enjoyable stay. We would love to have you back anytime!
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Kevin1108...
1 review
“Van auken lake”
Reviewed October 11, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Great place very clean! The only downfall was the bed was small and uncomfortable but otherwise would completely recommend. The host is amazing and gave great tips about the area!

Date of stay: October 2016
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Taylor, United States
Reviewed July 18, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Date of stay: July 2016
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Liked best: The sun room.
Liked least: The small bedrooms.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Kristin H
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“Perfect Family get away”
Reviewed July 15, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

This was our first family vacation with our 2 children ages 3 and 6 years old. We really enjoyed our stay at the Van Auken Lake Cottage. The cottage was clean and had every thing we needed. ( besides cloths & food) We enjoyed the Canoe and Kayaks on the water. We really liked the spacious back room where we drank out coffee while the kids watched TV . We hope to come back again sometime.

Date of stay: July 2016
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 16, 2016
Thanks so much for taking time to give us a review. So happy you had a nice stay. We welcome you back anytime!
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