BVW Vacation Rentals
Lakeshore drive bungalow
Property was nice. Loved the fire pit, and deck area was cute with the string lights. Did not have kitchen towels, clock didn’t work, beds were comfortable.
Bathroom was small with only one shower.
Would stay again, great for girls weekend
A place of exhale
We were thrilled to find a place within 48 hours of arrival! This Cottage was cute, clean, next to bike trails, walk to the beach, and just what we needed to unwind for 5 days!!!
Perfect Beach home!!
Wonderful experience!! Would definitely rent this house again!!
Good location - home missing some basic needs
We stayed for 3 nights. Home has been updated nicely. Laminate floors, nice furniture, nice washer/dryer (a few tide pods were supplied). The screen room was great since it was so rainy during our stay. The best thing this house has going for it is the location - you have to walk up a fairly steep but short hill to then get to the tiered steps leading to the beach. The beach itself is nice (very natural). The homes is off a rather busy street. The reason I'm giving 3 stars is due to the following negatives: The owner (or perhaps management co?) required a very hefty security deposit (my only other option was to pay the smaller non-refundable insurance which I decided to do - didn't want to run the risk of trying to debate them to get my deposit back should some have gone wrong in their eyes). We have rented several homes throughout the years and never had to put this much down. This was very offputting but we were limited in our choices as we booked very late for this trip. Secondly, there were a lot of small things that the cottage needed: 1) A light over the table inside - was almost too dark to play certain games indoors at night as the only other lighting was from the overhead fan at the top of the peak of the roof or the lights over the counter 2) They only have one mirror in the entire cottage and that is in the room with the toilet/sink (the shower is in a separate room which was helpful so someone could be showering while another was using the bathroom) - why not have mirrors in each bedroom? I had 3 teenager daughters with me all vying for the one small mirror, 3) no hand towels in the cottage nor a towel holder in the bathroom (other than a stick-up hook from which nothing would hang), 4) No larger bowls - had planned to make pancakes and had nothing but cereal bowls to use, 5) no dish towels, 6) No sugar/creamer for the coffee - had some coffee which I suspected a past guest had left - all other rentals we have had provided something akin to a coffee bar, with coffee, creamers, sugars, tea, etc. - 7) no lock on one of the bathroom doors - the bathroom with the toilet/sink was like a passthrough location between the kitchen and bedroom - one side had a hook and eye - the other didn't, nor were the doors truly doors with knobs but rather wood panels that you pull to - if you need privacy, this wasn't going to provide it. Overall, not bad, but for the price, I wouldn't stay here again.
Thanks for taking the time to forward your comments. The insurance policy is the only thing we require and is 99.00. No additional security deposit is collected. My apologies if there was confusion regarding this - you can opt for a higher deposit but it is certainly not required! The other items mentioned - bowls, dishtowels, etc are all onsite and stored in the pantry closet . I'm sorry you were not able to locate them. We will add an additional mirror and towel hooks - it has not been mentioned previously but we are happy to accommodate this request..
Cute comfortable cottage close to the beach.
I stayed at this cottage with a group of girlfriends for a weekend. It was cute, comfortable, and easy to enjoy. The walk to the beach was quick and easy, neighborhood was welcoming, and the interior was updated but still had plenty of old-fashioned cottagey charm (Hobbit doors, anyone??) It was too hot while we were there to use the fire pit, but it looks like a great thing to do. Plenty of both indoor and outdoor lounging space. The only drawback was the road noise from Lakeshore Drive when we were hanging out in the front screened in porch - but that was moderate.
Overall, a very nice stay.
Perfect little cottage!
This cottage was tiny, but clean, well maintained, and had nearly everything we could have needed. The beach is a short walk up the hill and then down the steps to Lake Michigan, and the sunsets on the lake were just amazing. The cottage was great, and fit our family of five snugly, but just fine. The kitchen was well equipped and the little island was great for kids having breakfast. The porch was nice as well - breezy without the mosquitos! We were a quick (and beautiful) drive into Holland's main town area and Lake Macatawa. Bring a hair dryer if you need one - that was the only thing we had wished was there that wasn't. Everything was great - would definitely stay here again if we're coming back to Lake Michigan!