Little Blue Bungalow Gowen
LITTLE BLUE BUNGALOW
*LAKEFRONT (Horseshoe Lake, outside of Grand Rapids)
*SWIMMING ON PROPERTY
*DOGS are WELCOMED
*2 KAYAKS INCLUDED (From May - October)
This cozy nautical themed bungalow is perfect for small families, hunters, and fisherman. Located on the popular all-sports Horseshoe Lake about an hour east of Grand Rapids, the Little Blue Bungalow sleeps 5 guests in 2 bedrooms and has 1 bathroom. With a 24ft. private dock, you are able to bring your water vessels and dock them in view. And no worries trying to find a public launch, a private boat launch is just steps away. However, the property does come with 2 kayaks and a swimming raft! Although this property is located on Horseshoe Lake, you can access all 5 connecting lakes via waterway with a flat boat, canoe, or kayak, make a day's adventure for boaters!
Having a 3-seasoned screened-in porch with furniture allows you to enjoy the view in comfort. This home wouldn't be complete without a fire pit, charcoal grill, and picnic table to embrace the lake front views. In addition, the Little Blue Bungalow comes with a full kitchen, washer/dryer, water toys, board games, books, Wi-Fi, and a smart TV including Netflix and Hulu. Also, ATVs, and pets are allowed on property, so get a few friends together to enjoy this vacation rental!
When it comes to suitability for multi-generational families, the area inside the cabin is absolutely ideal since it is a ranch setting, with just a few steps to reach the door facing the driveway. Still, if you want to walk down to the water's edge/ dock there is a significant incline. While there are small steps leading down to the water, there is NOT a railing. Please use caution. This walkway isn't suitable for anyone with balance concerns.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A/C: There is an AC unit by the Master bedroom which circulates nicely throughout the home. In addition, there are also portable fans throughout the home.
Animals: Birds, Squirrels, and Deer are most common.
ATV/Snowmobiles:Allowed. Must be transported to nearby trails.
Bathroom: There is a ¾ bathroom, which has a walk-in shower, toilet and sink (no bathtub)
Beach/Swimming: 75-foot lake front. You can swim into the lake right from the property.
Master Bedroom = 1 Queen bed
2nd Bedroom = 1 Full bed with Bunk (sleeping 3)
Boats: (SEASONAL) 2 kayaks are provided! A swimming raft is available for your use! Basic life-jackets are also provided. (From May - October)
Bugs: Typical flies, mosquitoes, spiders, and ants.
Cable/Satellite TVs: a smart TV including Netflix and Hulu
Cell phone service: Good with most carriers
Coffee Maker: Traditional coffee pot/carafe style. Bring your own coffee.
* Grand Rapids: 47 minutes
* Grand Haven (Lake Michigan): 1 hour 4 minutes
* Lansing: 1 hour 30 minutes
* Milestone Barn (Wedding Reception site): 1 hour
* Traverse City: 2 hours 23 minutes (131 miles)
Dock: New 24ft. roll-out private dock for your use.
Drinking Water: you may prefer to bring your own bottled water, as some guests find the taste in the cottage water to be too strong.
Fire Pit: Yes. Wood is provided.
Fishing: Bring your poles. Great fishing, either off the dock or at local holes.
Fishing License: You can purchase your fishing license online at http://www.mdnr-elicense.com/Welcome/Default.aspx
Grill: Charcoal Grill. Charcoal is provided. Lighter fluid is NOT provided.
Game: Please enjoy yard Yahtzee during your stay!
Grocery Store: Approximate 10-minute drive into Greenville, MI.
Handicap Accessible: Must be able to navigate stairs and uneven terrain to enjoy this home and surrounding property.
Heat: Fireplace is the main source of heat. There is no furnace. A space heater is also provided!
Hunting: This property has WONDERFUL hunting grounds within minutes from the home. Turkey, pheasant, and deer are the most popular things hunted in this neck of the woods.
Internet: Wi-Fi included in your stay
Linens: Yes, we provide you with basic sheets and linens. Just like a hotel, the beds will be made for you upon arrival. If you are particular about the thread count of your sheets, let us know, and we will make sure we leave a bed open for your sheets.
Parking: Can park 4 cars comfortably.
Pets: Dogs are welcome! Freshwater Vacation Rentals currently charges $75/per pet for your entire stay. Yes, we do accept dogs, yet we do ask that you please clean up after them both inside and outside the cabin. Plus, if you allow them on the furniture, we do ask that you please bring your own linens/blankets for them to sleep on. Just let us know which bed you will be using with them, and we’ll make sure it is ready for your sheets when you arrive. Plus, if the pet hair starts to build, we do ask that you please run the vacuum. Generally, dogs love the water and places to explore. Pet food does tend to attract mice, so vigilance is needed.
Privacy: Lake property with other homes in view.
Smoking: No smoking allowed of any kind, on the property. Due to the close proximity of the neighbors, it is strictly prohibited.
Space: The lot is 180ft. deep and has 75ft. of waterfront
Closest Grocery Store: There is a grocery store approximately 10 minute drive into Greenville, MI. Meijer - 606 S Greenville W Dr, Greenville, MI 48838 (616) 225-7700
Towels: Yes, we provide towels. Please bring your own beach towels to take to the water.
Washer and dryer: Yes. Detergent is provided.
Wood: Wood for the firepit is provided.
- Air conditioner unit (window or portable unit)
- Basic Paper Products (Paper Towel & TP)
- Blow Dryer
- Board Games
- Box Fans
- Cable- Satellite TV
- Fireplace- Gas
- Firewood is Provided.
- Internet/ WiFi
- Linens & Towels included
- Pets allowed.
- Radio/CD Player
- Screened-in porch
- Washer & dryer
- Coffee maker
- Standard Kitchenware & Utensils
- Canoe or Kayak included
- Fire Pit
- Firewood Provided for guests
- Good Fishing
- Lawn Games
- Patio Chairs
- Picnic Table
- Private Boat Dock
- Sandy Beach
- Snowmobile from Property
- Swimming on Property
- Walkway to Lake-Private Beach
- ATV allowed
|January - December 2022||01/02/2022 - 01/01/2023||2||$119.00|
Carrie, we're glad that you enjoyed staying at Little Blue Bungalow, and we hope that you will come back again.
Dennis, we're glad that you spent your getaway with us, and we hope to see you back again.
FVR RESPONSEJanet, we're glad that you enjoyed kayaking between the 4 lakes and found good hiking. We'd love to have you come back again to enjoy the quiet.
FVR RESPONSEIvan, we're glad that you enjoyed staying at Little Blue, and we hope to see you back again.
FVR RESPONSEJanet we'd love to have you come back!
Thanks for sharing your experience and advice, Randy! This cozy little cottage is perfect for cruising around on the lake and spending quality time with family. You are welcome back any time!
Ronald, thanks for your suggestion.We will pass it along to the owners. We're glad that you had a great time. We enjoyed having you as our guests and hope to see you again.
Kristy, the best review a guest can give is when they say they will be returning, so thank you for that. We look forward to working with you again!
Dan, we love being just what the doctor ordered, and the idea of fish jumping right on your hook even without bait! Now that's something to brag about. Little Blue Bungalow is on Horseshoe Lake, is pet friendly and comes with 2 kayaks. It's a great vacation property.
Dennis, thank you for taking the time to write this review. We love hearing that a property is perfect or what a guest needs. Little Blue Bungalow is located on Horseshoe Lake and sleeps 5. Dogs are very much welcome. There is a 24' private dock, 2 kayaks and a swimming raft. Perfect for summer days.
Michael, too bad the weather wasn't better, but we're glad that you could catch up on your reading at Little Blue Bungalow. It sleeps 5 and your dog can join you. What could be better than that? The 3-seasoned screened-in porch is perfect for evening relaxation. We hope to see you again!
Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Kristina and Ryan, we love getting A+s!!!! Thanks for this one. Little Blue Bungalow is a great vacation property. The 3-seasoned screened-in porch is so relaxing, plus the cottage is pet friendly. You can swim into the lake right from the 75 foot lakefront property, or go exploring the lake in the 2 kayaks. We hope to see you back again
Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Vicky, thanks for this great review. We hope that you caught lots of fish! Little Blue Bungalow is the perfect place to go for a great vacation. We hope you come back
Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Rawad, we are glad that you enjoyed staying at Little Blue Bungalow. The property comes with 2 kayaks, a swimming raft and a private 24 foot dock. Although this property is located on Horseshoe Lake, you can access all 5 connecting lakes via water with a flat boat, canoe, or kayak. We hope to see you again.
Sara, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed Little Blue Bungalow. The private dock is great, and with the 2 kayaks you can access all 5 connecting lakes via waterway making a days adventure! We hope to see you back again.
Janet, thanks for the kudos to FVR. It is our #1 priority to make certain that our guests have the best stay possible. Little Blue Bungalow on Horseshoe Lake is a cozy nautical themed bungalow that is perfect for small families, hunters, and fisherman. There is a 24' private dock, a fire pit and the best is the 3-seasoned screened-in porch. It's vacation perfection!
Rick, we are happy that you had a wonderful time at Little Blue Bungalow. It has a 24 foot private dock, which is great for fishing. You have 75 feet of water front, and 2 kayaks to go exploring in. It's also pet friendly. Thanks for your suggestions about the fans and the grill - we'll let the owners know.
Dennis, we are so happy that Little Blue Bungalow was just what you wanted. The 3-seasoned screened-in porch is a bonus for looking out over the lake. The fire pit awaits the s'mores! We hope to see you again.
Cindy, thanks for this great review. We love that you had such a great stay at
Little Blue Bungalow. It is a great property. The 3-seasoned screened-in porch allows you to view the lake in comfort. We are glad that you are already on our 2020 schedule!
JK, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Little Blue Bungalow. It is a great property, and the fishing is good! The screened in porch is pretty fabulous. We hope that you come back again!
Barbara we are glad that you found us also and hope that you come back again. Little Blue Bungalow is cozy and relaxing. The screened in porch is a great place to take late afternoon summer naps!
Ashley we are so happy that you ( and your toddler!) enjoyed the Little Blue Bungalow so much! I hope that you had lots of time on the porch! That view is pretty spectacular. We hope to see you again in the future.
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Little Blue Bungalow. It is such a great location on Horseshoe Lake. Did you take the boats through all five lakes - it's so cool that one can do that. We hope that you had an opportunity to use the fire pit. Thanks for the heads up about needing a few more kitchen items - we'll get right on that. We'd love to work with you again, and returning guests get a 10% discount!
Sue, we are so glad that you enjoyed our Little Blue Bungalow, plus we hope that those catfish were good eating! It is a sweet property and the lake is just great. We're happy that you liked the new dock. Please do come back and stay with us again!