big crooked lake, west michigan

Cozy Lakefront Cottage

Kent County, MI
2 Bedrooms, 4 Guests
Self catering
Seasonal summer cottage

Relax • Fish • Swim • Commune • Unwind

Awake to the sunrise from your private 2 bedroom 1 bath waterfront cottage. Enjoy coffee or breakfast on the deck before strolling down to your own sandy beach for a swim or head out on the 152 acre private lake in search of blue gill, perch, bass, pike and walleye. Take out the 12’ rowboat (optional electric motor provided) to anchor and socialize with friends new and old at the no-wake cove a short boat trip from the cottage or just enjoy time on your dock, around the fire pit or while grilling your catch of the day.

Looking to venture a bit further afield? The cottage is located within 12 miles of many cities, including northeast Grand Rapids, Cities of Rockford, Belding and Lowell. The smaller villages of Cannonsburg, Parnell and Grattan are within 5 miles and provide dining, pubs, convenience stores, bike paths, hiking, mountain biking and zip lining. Downtown Grand Rapids is only 25 miles away. 

Nearby activities also include numerous golf courses, Meijer Gardens, West Michigan Whitecaps minor league baseball team and many river walks & festivals with live music not to mention Picnic Pops at the Cannonsburg Ski Lodge throughout the summer! We are 15 minutes away from Blythefield Country Club where the LPGA tour stops in June.

Jackie grew up in the area and bought the cottage in 1993. She and her husband Jim built their home on the lot next door where they live full time with their two yellow labs.

They have a large vegetable garden and if you are lucky to be there in the right season love sharing.  Since Jim and Jackie live next door, they are readily available if you need anything. 

Jim & Jackie, Your Hosts

Great place and in a wonderful location. Our hosts had spices, cooking oil, butter even coffee and more supplied. The cottage was VERY clean and lacked nothing. Gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. It would be tops on a return stay.

Jane M.

What an amazing weekend! This cottage had everything and everything you could ever want with a personal touch on EVERYTHING. Jackie is just such a delight and so thoughtful. You can tell that she truly puts her heart and soul into everything she does and it shows. The rental was so clean, the beach was magnificent, the neighboring animals were so friendly and the garden veggies were delicious. Words can’t describe how perfect this weekend was. And it’s all thanks to these amazing hosts!

Lora-Ann W.

Loved this property. Beautiful lake views! Well stocked kitchen. Owners went above and beyond to make our stay memorable. Loved the fresh veggies direct from their garden. Hope to return soon.

Karen O.

Our stay was too short to fully appreciate this wonderful spot. Jackie and Jim could not be more accommodating and generous hosts, from the veggies from their garden to their offer of a ride on their boat. Though the cottage is small they’ve made the most of the space to make it quite comfortable, lovingly taken care of, and very clean. Would happily stay here again.

Steve P.

Excellent experience. A major positive about the property is that the lake is private, which we didn’t realize. So there is virtually no boat traffic during the week. Wonderful hosts and perfect little house for a family of four.

Tom B.

The cottage is exactly as described. It was perfect for our family and our kids had an excellent time swimming, fishing, playing in the sand, and collecting shells. The owners are very nice and helpful. We like to go to new places every year for vacation, but if we come back to this area we would definitely stay here again.

Kristi R.

Free WiFi

Connectivity is important in this day and age. We have you covered. 

Free Parking

Park right at your cottage. No walk to unload and load your car. 

Bedroom Setup

Master bedroom with one queen bed and second bedroom two twin beds. 


Fully stocked kitchen. Cutlery, dishes and cookware provided. Just bring your food and drinks.

Safety Features

Carbon monoxide and smoke detectors as well as fire extinguisher always ready. 

12' Boat

Row out or use the electric motor to explore, fish or just get some alone time on the lake. 

Temperature Control

Keep cool with central air or if things get a bit chilly in the Fall turn up the heat as you see fit.

Smoke Free Cottage

Our cottage is 100% smoke free indoors. If you smoke please do so outside.

Linens & Towels

We provide linens as well as bath and beach towels. No need to cart your own while you are on vacation.


Directly on the lake. Nothing between you and your private beach other than your front yard.

Satellite TV

Flat screen TV with Dish Network. Fifty plus channels in addition to local networks. 

Children Welcome

Ideal family vacation spot on a dead end gravel road without much traffic and friendly neighbors. 

Checkin & Checkout

Check in: 3 PM onward

Check out: By 1O AM

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled 30+ days before arrival date.

50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

House Rules

No pets, parties or smoking indoors.

Primary renter must be 25+ years old.


Maximum of 4 guests including children.

No unregistered guests overnight.

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We Have Vacancy!

Average rate of $150. Discounts for 7+ nights.

5052 Gahan Street Rockford, Michigan