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Charming 3 bd cottage on Lake Michigan beach -fantastic views of channel light

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bath , sleeps 8

The renewed and enlarged Buttersands Cottage is a three bedroom bungalow located on the Buttersville Peninsula south of Ludington, Michigan. With a large private beach, it commands spectacular panoramic views of the Lake Michigan shoreline, including the Ludington light and channel. Enjoy lovely sunsets atop a bluff overlooking more than three miles of sandy beach. Well appointed, Buttersands Cottage offers the comforts of home in an incredible setting. The cottage has a large yard plus 125 feet of Lake Michigan frontage with stairs to our private beach - unlike many properties in the area, we have a manageable number of steps!

Please note that this is a 6 night rental for $3450. Unless otherwise noted on the calendar, we rent from Sunday to Saturday only. We do not rent by the day. Please call us before your selection.

The original cozy cottage has been totally redone in 2016 - new walls, floors, windows, bathroom etc. We put on an addition toward the road to add an additional bedroom, bath, laundry and spectacular kitchen/dining area with fabulous views of the water. In fact all rooms except one now have views of Lake Michigan and its sunsets!

In total there are 3 bedrooms, 2 baths with walk-in showers, laundry, maple floors, huge well-appointed kitchen, and gorgeous view - and of course our large yard and private Lake Michigan beach - we're sure you'll agree it's fabulous!

The well-appointed kitchen/dining area is spectacular! It is surrounded by windows with fabulous views and includes all new stainless steel appliances: full size range and refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and more. The master bedroom has a king size bed and a wall of windows with a view of Lake Michigan.The front bedroom is complete with queen bed, while the back bedroom has two double beds. Two full baths have walk in showers. Living room includes an a 32" Roku TV and DVD player. (If you can be distracted from the view that long!) Another eating area and sofa can be found on the adjacent, spacious lakeside sunporch! Free WIFI

Location: The cottage is located on the Buttersville Peninsula south of Ludington, between Pentwater and Ludington. 1.5 miles from White Pine Village. Note that the map on this site is not accurate. It looks as though we are across the street from the lake - that is not true.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Gabriel

I've spent all my summers on Lake Michigan - there is nothing else like it.

Gabriel purchased this bungalow in 1999

Why Gabriel chose Ludington

We searched for 7 years to find just the right property with great views, great beach, and beautiful house! We are happy to share it with folks that love it also!

What makes this bungalow unique

This is not your standard cookie cutter house on the beach. Vintage touches and beautiful lines are evident throughout


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation bungalow rental in Ludington, Michigan

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • restaurant dining guide
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 full baths with walk in shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Master bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • 3 bedrooms, one with King bed, one with queen bed, one with 2 double beds
  • Books
  • books adult
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming


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Charming 3 bd cottage on Lake Michigan beach -fantastic views of channel light
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Columbus, MI

Lovely, peaceful cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have been vacationing in Ludington for many years. This year, we decided on Buttersands Cottage and were very pleased with our choice! The home is very close to Lake Michigan and we spent many of our days down on the beach (which is quite private), or relaxing and reading on the bluff overlooking the water. You can see the lighthouse and watch the SS Badger come and go each day. There are plenty of places to walk (or run), whether along the beach itself or down the fairly quiet roads in the area. The house itself has been newly renovated and has a large, open kitchen with everything you will need and a great view. There is also a private master bedroom and a nook to do laundry (which is great if you have kids who go through a lot of clothes). The sun room also affords a lovely view. Our hosts met us when we arrived and showed us everything we needed. We plan to return again next year!

  • Submitted: 2-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review - we are so happy that you enjoyed our cottage! We'll be looking forward to seeing your family again next year
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Great vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

This really was everything we could have hoped. It was just the right size for our family of 4. We did just fine with our twin 4 year olds here. There were a few breakables we had to move out of reach but nothing crazy. We were blessed with beautiful weather. Amazing sunsets! I got so many awesome pictures. Close enough to town and groceries etc (but you do have to drive), but far enough that the beach felt private. We will definitely be back. The owners seem very sweet and understanding!

  • Submitted: 14-Aug-2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Probably one of the best views of any property in Ludington - both dramatic and peaceful. The private beach had clear water - very quiet. We have a family of five and the house fit us perfectly. It's far enough away from the town that it's quiet and peaceful, yet close enough for a short drive. We would love to back some time.

  • Submitted: 2-Mar-2015
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your gracious review. Please keep us in mind - we would love to host your family again!
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Grand Rapids Mi

2 years in a row

  • 5 of 5

The best beach in Michigan (in my humble opinion), just down the steps.

Stayed here for a week each of the past 2 summers. Quiet. cozy and just as described. Private beach is a bit of an understatement (had 10 or so people walk past our spot of beach each day, and sometimes not even that). Great backyard for entertaining kids or for relaxing. Close to town (and even closer to Dairy Queen!).

Will be back again next year.

  • Submitted: 4-Sep-2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

Great cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place for a get-away! Place was very clean and tidy. Pristine, quiet beach and lovely back yard. We have a one-year-old daughter, and it didn't take long to baby-proof the place. The listing and photos were true to description. I would recommend the place to friends and family, and we would enjoy staying again!

  • Submitted: 28-Aug-2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for posting such a nice review - I hope we can host your family again soon!
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Holland, MI

Great Property, Description True to the Experience

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed in mid July, and what a great find. Pictures were true to form. Was perfect size for us (3 children, ages 7, 5, and 2). Yard was great to play, house was well suited with everything we needed, private beach was awesome, and oh what a view! Neighbors were quite and private, so no problems at all. Nestled on a peninsula about 1.5 miles from the south lighthouse, had very little traffic either by car or foot on the beach, so very peaceful. Also a 10min drive to downtown Ludington or 20min to Pentwater. Would not hesitate for a second to stay again with our family or another couple. My wife and I travel a lot, and know a find when we see it. Look no further, I know we won't next summer.

  • Submitted: 6-Aug-2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so very happy that you enjoyed your stay at our cottage! It is so wonderful when we share it with people who love its charms as much as we do. An extra special benefit for us is when families come yearly and we know long-term memories being made!
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Please note: Map shown on this site is NOT CORRECT! We are on the Buttersville peninsula south of Ludington, and our cottage is on the west side of the road


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation bungalow rental in Ludington, Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
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Changeover Day: Sunday
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning C$0
Refundable Damage Deposit C$320.65

Summer weekly rentals begin Sunday noon end Saturday noon - $3450
We do not do auto-booking without talking with you first.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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