Berry Cottage

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This cozy, secluded cottage is located on the north shore of Lower Herring Lake with 65′ of private frontage and 75′ of shared association frontage.  It is perfect for an adventurous family or couple that want to enjoy the natural beauty of Benzie County.

Square Footage:  Approximately 1500

Frontage: 65’ of direct, private “pebbly” frontage on Lower Herring Lake, 75’ of shared association frontage next door. Lake bottom may be mucky or reedy in some spots.

July 2017 renter review: “We have rented the berry cottage for 7 years and have vacationing at this lake for 20 years. Pics match the experience. Very peaceful. Next door is a common dock and beach so tiny beach in front of house is not an issue. Staff is always helpful and accommodating.”

July 2016 renter review:  “New dock is wonderful!  Kids can wade/swim and use the steps on the end.  Beach sand is full of interesting stones and small shells.  View is always good.  This is our 7th year of renting and the house feels like our Northern Home.”

July 2013 renter review: “Fireplace was great! Rowboat – excellent! Location of cottage is excellent. Deck on back of house was excellent. Cottage was perfect for our family EXCEPT the lake and not being able to swim at our frontage. The frontage for this cottage is mucky and TONS of seaweed. Kids wouldn’t swim. Overall – lovely! Thank you!”

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Home Features

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
Fully-equipped kitchen (microwave, coffee-maker)
Washer & dryer, iron & ironing board
Phone, satellite TV (during prime season only) with DVD player
Several box fans
Deck with outdoor furniture (4 plastic Adirondack chairs, table with 4 chairs, 2 side tables, benches along porch railing, and plastic folding table with 2 chairs)
Charcoal BBQ grill
Aluminum dock (new in 2015)
Rowboat and various-sizes of life jackets (2 kid, 4 adult)

Sleeps 6 with 2 doubles, 2 twins, and a futon.

Bedroom #1: 1 double (main floor – master suite)
Bedroom #2: 1 double (upstairs)
Bedroom #3: 2 twins (upstairs)
Futon in small room just off of living room
Bathroom #1: tub/shower combination (main floor – master suite)
Bathroom #2: tub/shower combination (upstairs)

**Master suite bedroom and bathroom are handicap accessible. Bathroom has entry into the kitchen area. There is also a handicap ramp leading into this cottage.**

Dining: 6 at dining table.
Parking: 3+ vehicles in driveway.

PROVIDED: Starter toilet paper, paper towels, trash bags, dish soap, and bath soap. Blankets and pillows.
NOT PROVIDED: Sheets, towels, kitchen linens, beach towels, laundry supplies, standard coffee filters, firewood, and charcoal.
Check-in time is 4 p.m.
Check-out time is 10 a.m.
Pets are not allowed at this cottage, but it is not pet-free.
*This information is true and complete to the best of our knowledge.

Rates & Fees

May 1 -
June 15
*2-night min. stay requirement for above dates, EXCEPT for Memorial Day weekend which requires a 3-night min.*
*Owner approval may be required for Off-Season rentals.*
Prime Summer
June 16 -
August 17
*Saturday to Saturday ONLY for above dates.*
*Nights before June 16th and after August 18th may be added on to weekly rentals at a pro-rated nightly rate.*
August 18 - September 2$175.00/night$1000.00/week
*2-night min. stay requirement for above dates, EXCEPT for Labor Day weekend which requires a 3-night min.*
September 3 - October 1$150.00/night$800.00/week
*2-night minimum stay requirement for above dates. *
*Owner approval may be required for Off-Season rentals.*

Michigan Sales Tax: 6%
Benzie County Room Assessment Fee: 2%
Departure Fee: $150.00

Rates and availability are subject to change without notice. Contact NRM to confirm available dates and pricing.

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