Blue Lakes Vacation Rentals: The Schoolhouse Cottage

An Arcadia, Michigan vacation rental

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  • Bedrooms - 4
  • Bathrooms - 2
  • Sleeps - 14
  • Pets Considered
  • On Upper Herring Lake
  • WEEKLY ONLY 5/27 to 9/2.

It’s 100% playtime at this Schoolhouse! Our Schoolhouse Cottage is on Upper Herring Lake, so cabin time around here includes a FREE pontoon boat and water trampoline. Plus, you are just minutes away from those amazing Lake Michigan beaches.

Our spacious Schoolhouse Cottage offers 4 floors of fun with plenty of room for up to 14 guests. The creative design and decoration resemble an old classic school house. But don’t be fooled, our rental is modern and comfortable. Inside you will notice the wood flooring, ceramic tile, custom-made woodwork, antique decor, custom furniture and third floor bell tower. This vacation rental was designed with families in mind. There are separate spaces for grown-ups and young ones. There is even a recreation room with a pool table. We can accommodate both large and small families. 

Located in a peaceful setting on 2.5 acres. Surrounded by rolling hills and 140’ of water frontage.

Sleeping arrangements: Bedroom 1 has a queen bed on the main floor. Bedroom 2 has a queen bed on the second floor. Bedroom 3 has twin bunks on the lower level. Bedroom 4 also has twin bunks on the lower level. The living room has 2 full futons and the family room has an additional full futon. Lastly, we have 2 portable cots and 1 pack-n-play. 


  • Pets Allowed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Furnished Kitchen
  • Deck/Patio
  • Kids Playground
  • Extra Parking for Trailers
  • Outdoor Firepit
  • Outdoor Grill
  • ATV/Snowmobile Trail
  • Fishing Boat Available
  • Pier/Dock
  • OK to Bring Firewood
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Year-round Rental
  • Available for Monthly Rental
  • Canoe/Kayak Included
  • Board Games

Unique Features

Enjoy the sunsets from your private shoreline which includes a lakeside hammock and kayaks. Spiral stairs take you upstairs to the bell tower. There is a telescope and an old 1940’s library up in the bell tower!

We include a pontoon boat for free - a $1000 value! We also provide 10 gallons of free premixed fuel for it. We’re not done - when you stay with us you also get a row boat, 2 kayaks, a water trampoline, and life jackets. We want our guests to explore Upper Herring Lake which is why we provide a variety of options for ‘water transportation and fun’. Keep your feet dry and enjoy the dock, fire pit, rope hammock and chaise lounge. For the kids, we have a swing set and sand box.

Since you book directly with us at Blue Lakes Vacation Rentals, we can give you some local tips on area events and adventures. Ask us about Arcadia Bluffs golfing - prepare to be blown away by unique beauty and Midwest charm.

Things To Do

Inside is a lower level recreation room with separate viewing area for kids complete with PS2 and games. The Schoolhouse Cottage is open all year. This means you have the opportunity to learn about our region whenever you want!

The Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore is a must see! There are 72,000 acres of dune land and lakeshore. Lake Michigan beaches nearby include Green Point Beach, Elberta Beach, Frankfort Beach, Arcadia Beach and Crystal Lake. Seasonal activities include the fall color tours (Fallfest), hunting, fishing, downhill and cross country skiing, local wine tours (award winning wineries), shopping, and more. We offer great deals during Spring Break (ask about our April special)! Also enjoy nearby snowmobiling in Frankfort.

After a long day exploring the area, come back to The Schoolhouse and relax on the patio. At night, roast marshmallows around the fire pit. Just like in school, you will create memories with your friends & family that will last a lifetime.

Rates & Specials

$290 - $290 night

$1700 - $3500 week

September 8th, 2018 - September 15th, 2018 = $1700/week

September 15th, 2018 - May 25th, 2019 = $1700/week, or $290/night (2 night minimum)

May 25th, 2019 - June 1st, 2019 = $1700/week

June 1st, 2019 - June 8th, 2019 = $1900/week

June 8th, 2019 - June 22nd, 2019 = $2600/week

June 22nd, 2019 - August 24th, 2019 = $3300/week*
*(June 29th, 2019 - July 6th, 2019 = $3500/week)

August 24th, 2019 - August 31st, 2019 = $2700/week

August 31, 2019 - September 7th, 2019 = $1900/week

September 7th, 2019 - September 14th, 2019 = $1700/week

Sept 14th, 2019 - May 23rd, 2020 = $1700/week, or $290/night (2 night minimum)

We charge 6% MI Sales tax. No pet fees! No cleaning fees! $250 due at time of reservation. Check-in after 4:00 pm. Check-out before 11:00 am.

Contact Information

2610 Herring Rd.
Arcadia, MI 49613


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We have owned the School House since 2005. :)

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