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Cocoa Cottage Bed & Breakfast

223 S. Mears Avenue , Whitehall, MI 49461 USA (Show map)
4.9
423 Reviews
$145 - $195
per night

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About

Our authentically restored, 1912 Arts & Crafts bungalow, offers you quiet refined character, world class attention to detail and CHOCOLATE! Featured in Paula Deen's Chocolate Celebration magazine. Relax by our cozy fireplace or on our sun-dappled screened porch. In summer, our elegant gardens invite you to just unwind. No matter the season you will be treated to Larry’s sumptuous award-winning breakfasts and Chocolate indulgences! Experience Lake Michigan’s local beaches, White River Light Station, golfing, antiquing, shopping or any of our getaway packages. Each room is uniquely furnished with Lisa’s artistic touches, antiques and chocolates. All have full private baths, pillow top mattresses, designer linens, toiletries, data port and central air conditioning. Rate includes single/double occupancy, hearty gourmet breakfast, wine, cheese and chocolate reception between 5-6:00 pm the day you check-in and full turn down service. We invite you to be our guest and share in our passion of the history and design integrity of THE COCOA COTTAGE BED & BREAKFAST.

Rooms & Rates

Hershey

Deluxe Room
Nothing is more classic than "The Great American Chocolate Bar", the inspiration for our classic Americana, north woods cabin room. King-size rustic log bed, Navajo rug, and fur traders blankets adorn this outdoor themed retreat. Antique fishing creel, snowshoes, skis, and duck decoys embrace the “outdoor” experience. Plus, plenty of, “Kisses™”!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $155/$155

Cadbury

Deluxe Room
Our lovely English Styled garden room honors the simple country life in rural England where scones, tea and Cadbury chocolates are an afternoon ritual. The light, fresh garden motif with queen-size white wrought iron bed and white wicker accents deliver springtime freshness to even a Michigan winter day!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $155/$155

Godiva

Deluxe Room
The essence of one of the most seductive chocolates is captured in our romantic Godiva room. The queen-size brass bed and grandma's antique steamer trunk adorn this room. A private balcony with french doors invite in the morning sunshine and warm breezes that tempt you to linger at the Cocoa Cottage.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $155/$155

Ghirardelli

Whirlpool Suite
Our period-authentic Arts and Crafts guest room combines the California spirit of bungalows with fine chocolate! The Dard Hunter designed, quarter-sawn oak, Stickley queen-size bed, Bradbury and Bradbury wall coverings and Craftsman pottery return you to a time of simplicity, authenticity, and enduring style. The Double Whirlpool bath suite will melt your cares away and soothe you to a relaxing nights rest.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $195/$195

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Reviews

Overall
4.9

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Services5.0
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Dining5.0

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Make Yourself to Home !

5 on March 18, 2014

To have Larry and Lisa as Host and Hostess at Cocoa Cottage was absolutely wonderful. Both are uniquely talented and have combined their skills and talents to provide a delightful and elegant stay in their 1912 Restored Arts and Crafts Home. The arrival "welcome" was greatly appreciated after driving most of the day and very tasty for sure. The beautiful presentation of chocolate cake cup with chocolate filling and raspberry and whip cream.....wow....what a welcome! The suggested places for dinner was greatly appreciated and after I shared what I had a hunger for - there was a great place just two block away. The walk to dinner in a nice neighborhood and main street was pleasant. Upon return from dinner, my bed was turned down, suitcase on a rack, a handwritten and signed note welcomed me again and was topped with candy. The glass of Port make the leap to bed extra special. I slept well until the aromas of breakfast aroused me before the alarm. Oh, the Breakfast. Cottage Eggs in a creative crepe along side a pear poached in Merlot...and with the fresh huge strawberries and their home made chocolate - the breakfast was Over-the-Top! The most elegant and smartly presented and plated breakfast, I have ever had in my 66 years of life. Larry and Lisa as Host and Hostess set the tone - it was a wonderful time. To travel and stay at a B & B is to truly travel well! I highly recommend Cocoa Cottage and these charming Inn Keepers! Roy Kronsbein


Perfect Anniversary Getaway

4.8 on February 02, 2014

My husband and I celebrated our 15th anniversary with a short get-away to the Cocoa Cottage B&B. We LOVED everything about it. Breakfast was amazing, the wine and chocolate reception was divine. We will be back!


Just the getaway we were looking for

5 on January 04, 2014

We loved the attention to detail from the port ready and waiting in our room to the wonderful breakfast. There was nothing about our stay we didn't like. I emailed ahead for some dinner recommendations since it was New Year's Eve and I knew not everything would be open. Our hosts offered to assist us in getting a reservation to a wine dinner at Harbor View Grille and even emailed the chef for us. We don't stay at B&Bs often because we mostly camp. This was our second B&B experience ever and we were very pleased.


My first bed and breakfast stay

5 on October 16, 2013

I don't have another stay to compare to, but I DO have my home, and it was as comfortable and clean as I keep my home. The food was wonderful, and the hosts were always in sight and ready to answer questions or just chat. I would recommend the Cocoa Cottage to anyone.


Simply a wonderful stay

4.8 on October 14, 2013

We stayed at the Cocoa Cottage for our anniversary. Larry and Lisa are one of the kindest most genuinely hospitable couples my husband and I have ever met at a bed and breakfast. Their home was beautifully redone and our room (the Ghirardelli room) had a wonderful whirlpool tub. We so enjoyed our stay right from the start. When we arrived, they had chocolate desserts AND spinach artichoke dip which were both excellent, and wine as well! The next morning for breakfast, I was honestly blown away by how yummy it was. It was like we were eating breakfast at a 5 star restaurant. Even if the whole house was gross (which it totally wasn't, it was clean and cozy) I would totally go back just for the breakfast: that's how good it was. All of that aside though, the hosts, Larry and Lisa were such a joy. They even special ordered some fudge labeled with our names and anniversary date on it to present to us for our anniversary. That was a special touch that we were not expecting. They really put time and thought into making our stay a great one. I would recommend this to any friend or family member looking for a cozy stay at a bed and breakfast. Side note: the town they're in was really cute and had great shops and a beautiful view of the white lake bay.


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Location

Location Type

Bicycle Trail, Fishing, Golfing, Lake Michigan Beaches, Light Houses, Sailing/Boating, Downtown, Lakeside, Small town

Airport

Grand Rapids, MI (GRR-Kent County Intl.) 60 miles

Directions to property:

Directions from: Grand Rapids Gerald R. Ford International Airport. (GRR)¿5500 44th Street SE Grand Rapids, MI 49512   616-233-6000 ¿¿As you exit from the airport, turn RIGHT at the light onto PATTERSON Ave.¿ Travel 2.1 miles and turn RIGHT onto 28th Street. Move into the LEFT lane.¿ Travel about 1/2 mile. The entrance ramp is on the left, just after you go under the highway and is a double turning lane. ¿Merge onto I-96 W towards MUSKEGON. Travel 43 miles.¿ Merge onto US-31 N via EXIT 1B on your RIGHT, toward LUDINGTON. Travel 19 miles. ¿Take exit 128, Whitehall/Montague Business 31. Circle around and stay to your right. Follow the Whitehall/Montague sign. You are now on Colby Road, in Whitehall. Continue West on Colby to the 3rd traffic light at Mears Avenue. Turn left on Mears Avenue. Go 2 blocks to Slocum Street. Look for the large Cocoa Cottage B&B Sign on your left. The Cocoa Cottage is the green Bungalow with burgundy trim on your left. Turn left on Slocum Street and park anywhere on the street ¿Please use the garden patio entrance. Welcome! From Muskegon County Airport (MKG)¿101 Sinclair Dr, Muskegon, MI 49441 231-798-4596 ¿¿Exit the airport and turn LEFT onto E ELLIS RD. Go 0.5 miles. ¿Turn RIGHT onto GRAND HAVEN RD. Go 0.5 miles.¿ Turn LEFT onto E STERNBERG Rd. Go 0.6 miles Take US-31 North via the ramp on the LEFT. Go 20 miles.¿ Take exit 128, Whitehall/Montague Business 31 Circle around and stay to your right. Follow the Whitehall/Montague sign. You are now on Colby Road, in Whitehall. Continue West on Colby to the 3rd traffic light at Mears Avenue. Turn left on Mears Avenue. Go 2 blocks to Slocum Street. Look for the large Cocoa Cottage B&B Sign on your left. The Cocoa Cottage is the green Bungalow with burgundy trim on your left. Turn left on Slocum Street and park anywhere on the street. ¿Please use the garden patio entrance. Welcome!

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Several Lighthouses, Amusement and Water Parks, Golf, Antiquing!, Hackley & Hume Restored Victorian Homes, Frank Lloyd Wright's Meyer May House, Winter Sports Complex, Luge Run, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Lighthouses, Lake Michigan Beaches, Museums, Cross Lake Ferry, Michigan's Adventure Theme Park, Historic Home Tours, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Piano, Private entrance, Telephone, VCR, Wedding Facilities , Concierge Service, Shuttle Services, CHOCOLATE!

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Lighthouses, Lake Michigan Beaches, Museums, Cross Lake Ferry, Michigan's Adventure Theme Park, Historic Home Tours, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: 14 Years of Age, Accompanied by an Adult
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 Night Minimum Summer Weekends and Holidays
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% of total booking amount, secured by credit card confirms your reservation. Balance due upon arrival. Reservations within two weeks (14 days) of arrival 100% prepayment is required.
  • Cancellations: The Cocoa Cottage is an intimate Bed and Breakfast Inn; consequently, cancellations affect us significantly. Your deposit is 50% of your reservation. Cancellations made up to 14 days before the arrival date will result in a full refund of your deposit, less a $25 administrative fee per room. Cancellations made within 14 days of your arrival date will result in the forfeiture of your deposit, unless we are able to re-book the room(s), then just the $25.00 administrative fee per room will be charged. No-shows are charged 100% of the entire reservation. Your credit card will be charged for the unused portion of your reservation unless the room is rented to someone else for the period you did not use. Whole-House Cancellation Policy: 3 or 4 Room Bookings, or Extended stay, more than 5 nights, require a 50% NON-REFUNDABLE Deposit. Cancellations made within 30 days of the arrival date will be charged the remaining 50% balance, less the amount for rooms we are able to rebook. Guests are responsible for any damage or loss caused to our guest rooms. The value of unauthorized items removed from the Cocoa Cottage will be charged to your credit card. Rates are subject to applicable taxes and change without notice.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Larry Robertson and Lisa Tallarico

Languages spoken

English

About the innkeepers

We love inn-keeping! Taking care of ourselves makes us better innkeepers! To nurture our souls we enjoy cooking, especially for dinner parties with friends-new and old- full of stimulating conversation. Yoga, Pilates, Zumba and Tai Chi keep our bodies strong. Garden and garden design promise something new at the Cottage each season. Old house research and restoration are a never ending passion. Good books, all types of music, travel, and antiques, GREAT Design! and we can't forget, sports cars!

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Meals

Breakfast

Hearty Gourmet or Organic Lite

  • Time Served: 7:30-8:30 am
  • Serving Location: Outdoor Patio (Weather Permitting), Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Diabetic, Low Carb , Gluten Free


Signature Dish

Cottage Eggs
Eggs baked and served in a delicate crepe cup with Gruyere cheese, shallots and a hint of tarragon. Maple smoked bacon is served as the perfect compliment. The aroma alone is worth the stay! Our philosophy about food is that if it's worth making, it’s worth making a fuss over. At the Cocoa Cottage our recipes are made from scratch using the freshest of local ingredients, organic when ever possible and an extra pinch of Larry and Lisa's creativity! With Lisa's Italian heritage, no on ever leaves the Cocoa Cottage B&B hungry! As our name suggests, Chocolate is the year-round staple at the Cocoa Cottage. We use orgaic, free trade cocoa and chocolate. Our extra moist Chocolate zucchini bread served daily along with Mama Tallarico's Homemade Classic Chocolate Hot Fudge with strawberries. We offer coffee. a large selection of regular, decaf and herbal teas, O.J. and the richest Hot Chocolate you have ever experienced! Not made from an instant mix, this is like Mom used to make with a little Aztec influence, (Remember the movie "Chocolat"?)


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