3 Bedroom/3 Bath: Sleeps 1-8 (Max is strictly 8 humans of any age.)

Compass Rose is a favorite vacation rental in Pentwater, with many repeat families every year! This is a updated, nautical-style cottage privately nestled in the wooded dunes and wild huckleberry bushes along Lake Michigan. Compass Rose is 1 mile/4 minutes north of Mears State Beach and 1/2 mile south of AJ’s. We are also 1 mile south of Bass Lake and a 20-minute drive to Ludington. The best of all worlds! Relax in the woods or enjoy the towns of Pentwater and Ludington at your leisure. Updated in our trademark blue and white cottage decor, with a fully equipped kitchen, breakfast nook, game table, and open living room with fireplace. Wood floors and special, local art pieces throughout. There is a large screened-in, furnished porch in front and a private sun deck in back. Compass Rose has 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths–-one with a claw footed bathtub. Main floor master bedroom has private ensuite bath with king-size bed and private patio. Upstairs bedrooms share a hall bathroom. One bedroom has a queen bed and the other bedroom has a queen and two twins. See Amenities for more!

Sheets and towels ARE provided (including beach towels).  We ask that renters wash and put them away before checking out.  Or, you are welcome to bring your own. (Pillows and comforters are also provided.) We do have someone in town that will wash your sheets and towels at the end of your stay for a $50 fee–must be scheduled ahead of time.

Compass Rose does NOT have a garage available to renters. If you require a garage, please inquire.

We do not allow renters to have another part of their group stay the night at a local campground or other accommodation but use Compass Rose during the day.

Compass Rose, Acorn Abbey, Hazelnut Haus may be rented at the same time by larger families/groups, pending availability.


Main Floor Master: King, Private Ensuite Bathroom, Private Patio
Upstairs Bedroom #1: Queen, Shared Hall Bath
Upstairs Bedroom #2: Queen, 2 Twins, Shared Hall Bath


Compass Rose rents year around. We do sometimes take winter tenants. Inquire for all rates.

Memorial 4 Day Weekend

Memorial Sat May 26th to Sat June 5th (option to add days on to the front of this reservation for a discount) and June 5-12th

Beginning June 12th, July, & August: Rents WEEKLY ONLY (Sat to Sat)

Labor 4 Night Weekend

Labor Sat August 26th to Sat Sept 4 (option to add days on to the end of this reservation at a discount for the holiday)

September through June: Available. Weekends, weekly, monthly. 3 night minimum. Inquire about rates. Flexible check in and check out in off season sometimes available.

Deposit=$500 for week / $250 for long weekend

Check in Sat: 5pm Check out Sat: 11am

We offer a discount for those wanting multiple back to back weeks.


  • Large, Screened-In Porch with Patio Furniture
  • Master Patio with Patio Furniture
  • Electric Fireplace
  • Central Air
  • Heat
  • Free Wifi
  • Pack N Play, Highchair, and Changing Mat
  • Clawfoot Bathtub and Showers
  • Fully-Equipped Kitchen With Dishwasher
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Sheets and Towels (including beach towels)
  • Smart TV and DVD Player
  • Movie and Book Collection
  • Board Games, Cards, and Game Table
  • Open Concept Layout
  • Private Bonfire Pit with Adirondack Chairs
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Chairs and Beach Umbrella
  • Horseshoes (shared with cottage next door)
  • Sand Volleyball Court (shared with cottage next door)
  • Sandbox (shared with cottage next door)
  • Playground with Playhouse, Slide, and Swing Set (shared with cottage next door)
  • Large, Wooded Property Shared with Only 1 Other Cottage
  • Close to Lake MI, Pentwater Lake, and Bass Lake
  • 1 mile/4 minutes from Mears State Park (Pentwater) and 14 miles/20 minutes from Stearns Park (Ludington)
  • 1/2 mile (walkable) from AJs: Putt Putt, Go Carts, Icecream, etc


Compass Rose can be pet friendly (with pre-approval).Limit 2. $150 nonrefundable fee per animal. No puppies/dogs under 1 year of age, no aggressive dogs, and no chewers. Must be house trained. Owners must agree to remove all evidence of their pet before leaving (fur in /on furniture and waste in the yard).


No smoking indoors

No fireworks (by law–we are in a protected CRITICAL DUNE area). Sparklers are okay.

No pets without approval.

Capacity is strictly 8 humans of any age.

We do not allow renters to have another part of their group stay the night at a local campground or other accommodation but use Compass Rose during the day.