Add more life to your lifestyle.

Imagine a tranquil setting where water beckons from virtually every direction. Where the wind, waves and sunsets conjure up a serenity without equal. And you’re taking it all in from the comfort of your own front porch. Welcome to Point West, an exclusive community of only 24 J. Visser-designed year-round cottages located mere hours from Chicago, Milwaukee and Detroit.

Relax in a custom-handcrafted cottage, surrounded by amenities that include more than a quarter-mile of pristine Lake Michigan beach, a community area with a kayak/paddleboard launch, and boat slips available for sale, and most of all, the chance to re-connect with the important things in life.

With impeccable attention to every detail, Point West lures with a new era of lake front living, where nature blends with architecture in a postcard-perfect environment that’s missing only one essential
element – you.

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Meet the Team

Building your cottage at Point West relies on the seamless collaboration among construction experts, sales agents, architects and designers, all of whom are committed to providing you a pain-free experience in rendering you the cottage of your dreams.

Developer: Macatawa Pointe Development
Architect: J. Visser Design
Builder: Insignia Homes
Interior Designer: Francesca Owings


More than 100 years ago, Point West’s peninsula was a summertime drawing card for families seeking respite from the rigors of city life. Its narrow streets bustled with horse-drawn carriages, carting cottagers to summer resorts that celebrated soothing sand and sunsets. For decades, the area was anchored by the elegant 5-story Macatawa Hotel, which drew tourists with its bowling alley, dance hall, hillside observatory, boat livery and more.

Summer residents around the 1900 mark included none other than famed storyteller L. Frank Baum, whose surviving relatives maintain that he wrote “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” based on scenes and personalities culled from time spent at Macatawa.

With the advent of the automobile, vacation patterns changed, and the Macatawa Park resort gave way to fine dining in the form of Point West Inn, which was a regional destination until the early 1990s.

The next chapter in Macatawa Park history is now being written. The plot revolves around 24 lucky homeowners in a community of modern luxury cottages designed for those with discerning taste and a hunger for special, unique, whimsical. Can you picture yourself in that story?