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DUNE TOP ROMANTIC SOLITUDE & AWE-INSPIRING PANORAMIC LAKE MICH VIEWS

Doreen Meffert

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english, german
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Doreen Meffert

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Speaks: english, german
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DUNE TOP ROMANTIC SOLITUDE & AWE-INSPIRING PANORAMIC LAKE MICH VIEWS

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Shelby Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 full and 1 half bath, sleeps six maximum

Nestled alone atop a 4 acre sand dune with panoramic views of Lake Michigan, this highly unique, contemporary, clean, fully equipped, artistically decorated cottage is an out of this world experience. Couple the cottage and the almost surrealistically beautiful, completely private site that includes trees, woods, & dunescape, and it is impossible not to fall in love. Private 400-ft association sandy and shallow beach on the big lake is an easy walk on our private path, as are two other public beach sites (one at warm and shallow Stony Lake, the other on Lake Michigan). If you ever want to leave the wonderful cottage, fabulous

deck & breathtaking views, the area abounds with wonderful orchards, farm markets, state parks, lighthouses, hiking trails, cultural attractions, arts performances, live music, dune buggy rides, golf, boat rentals, biking paths, & antique stores.

Site features: Parking for your vehicle is at the bottom of the 100 + stairs (w/3 built-in resting benches) that you climb to access the cottage & the four acre site. No worry, as a motorized tram pulls all your gear to the top. The partly wooded & partly open dunescape is truly the ultimate private, romantic setting. Once on this perch, the diverse views are so awe-inspiring that you may never want to move. Plenty of freighters on the horizon, stars in the domed night sky & wildlife on the dune to keep you interested. Wildlife includes bald eagles, pileated woodpeckers, hummingbirds, deer, squirrel & fox: get up in the morning to spot their tracks on the dune. A trail behind the house leads to the tip top of the dune for even more magnificent views. Follow the beach path to our beautiful private association Lake Michigan beach (shared by only a handful of families) which is sandy & shallow.

Cottage features: The newly stained, unique, nearly round, 15-sided wooden hurricane style cottage has 6 sliding glass doors allowing stupendous lake, dune & wooded views from every room. The afternoon sun is so bright that you'll need your sunglasses in the kitchen! The wooden 100+ stairs, 2,000 sq. ft deck (also newly stained), & circular 4 ft walkway around the cottage provide easy access to/ from each room as well as lots of extra living space. Little private niches with furniture, plantings & views allow you to follow the sun around the decks all day & evening in any season.

Amenities: We call it luxury camping! Our modern, clean & well organized cottage has oak floors throughout (except carpeted bedrooms), new stylish furniture, large sisal floor rugs, colorful artistic decor, nice bedding & towels, ceiling & standing fans, quality kitchen tools & Fiesta dinnerware, stack washer & dryer, & elect baseboard heat. The huge multi-level decks are furnished with comfy chairs & cushions, a dining table w/ sun umbrella, gas grill, an outdoor hot shower (truly sublime), clothesline with a view, daylillies & loads of beautiful potted flowers ... which all make it hard to come inside to enjoy the highly cool cottage interior!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Doreen Meffert (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, german

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Dune top romantic solitude & awe-inspiring panoramic Lake Mich views
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
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Dune top romantic solitude & awe-inspiring panoramic Lake Mich views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p226096
+1 -810 229 8233
Shelby Western Michigan
5

Honeymoon get away!

  • 5 of 5
This was a wonderful and clean cottage with spectacular views to go with it. My wife and I watched the sunset every night from the upper deck, the weather was perfect!
When we first arrived we noticed how clean this cottage was and the amount of space there is to relax and cook. The kitchen was fully stocked with any cooking utensil you could need, living room was very comfy and the bathrooms were big enough to fit both of us. This cottage has the perfect location and I will recommend it to my friends and family and I will rent this property again in the future.Who knows maybe a 1st year anniversary trip will be in store for the Meffert cottage.

P.S. Doreen was very friendly and helpful throughout our entire stay.
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dune top romantic solitude & awe-inspiring panoramic Lake Mich views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p226096
+1 -810 229 8233
Shelby Western Michigan
Lansing, MI, USA
5

Location, location, location

  • 5 of 5
Descriptions given at HomeAway were accurate. The property is well managed and the owner provided careful and detailed information. The whole thing was a really pleasant experience. The cottage is situated on the top of a sand dune and accessed through a 120 step staircase. This provide a unique location with a supreme sunset view of Lake Michigan and total isolation and privacy. Stony Lake runs into Lake Michigan right at the beach and provide an excellent basis for swimming and playing in the water. My nice and nephew absolutely loved that part. A stay in this cottage is definitely recommendable and I would love to go back another time.
  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Dune top romantic solitude & awe-inspiring panoramic Lake Mich views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p226096
+1 -810 229 8233
Shelby Western Michigan
Chicago, IL
5

Gorgeous view, delightful and relaxing getaway!

  • 5 of 5
We came to this dream dune cottage for our first anniversary and had the most outstanding vacation. The owner was helpful, kind and great to work with. The cottage was cozy, comfortable and adorable. As runners we loved jogging through the quaint town and discovering charming, local spots. Our favorite find was walking into town, renting tubes and tubing down the lazy creek into Lake Michigan to play in the waves until the sun went down. We enjoyed the local restaurant as well as staying in and grilling on the porch at sunset. We had a blast at a local rodeo and horse back riding, but we found we were always anxious to get back to the beautiful, peaceful view from the cottage patio where we put our feet up at night and sipped coffee in the morning. We hope to go back every summer. Dune cottage has stolen our hearts!
  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Dune top romantic solitude & awe-inspiring panoramic Lake Mich views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p226096
+1 -810 229 8233
Shelby Western Michigan
5

Best View in Michigan!

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our time at this dune top getaway. Thiis the most unique vacation home we have ever experienced. The views are amazing and the sunets are truly something to see. The steps are a handful, but really add to the overall unique and wonderful experience. Our kids had a blast, and we are planning to go back again in 2011. The cottage was clean and comfortable, and the owners are very nice and really want you to have a good time and make some wonderful memories.
  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Dune top romantic solitude & awe-inspiring panoramic Lake Mich views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p226096
+1 -810 229 8233
Shelby Western Michigan
Grand Rapids, MI
4

The perfect view

  • 4 of 5
We (2 adults, one child 3 1/2 years old) spent one week beginning of July this year at the cottage. It was the perfect size for 3 persons, the view outside was incredible. We didn't mind walking up the stairs every day for being in such a nice place. The cottage was clean, well equiped and had a personal touch which I specially liked.
The walking distance to the beach was ok. The place itself is kind of remote, but Stony Lake was close and even Shelby Dunes was easy to reach by car. We can recommend the place. The owners are very kind and provided a good customer service.
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
business
Dune top romantic solitude & awe-inspiring panoramic Lake Mich views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p226096
+1 -810 229 8233
Shelby Western Michigan
Raleigh, NC
5

Treetop Hideaway

  • 5 of 5
We've rented a number of places on the Great Lakes & nothing compares to this little gem. Like your very own tree house; you climb an ambitious but manageable set of stairs, into a canopy of soaring hardwood trees and emerge onto a dramatic deck offering an unprecedented view of Lake Michigan. Once up on the dune, among the treetops, you'll not believe the beauty, privacy & tranquility. After you recover from the awe-inspiring view you'll discover a comfortable, immaculate, home that is delightfully-furnished and fully-equipped for a weekend getaway or a week-long stay. The lake is an easy walk where you can enjoy an entire day of sun and swimming. Or head into Silver Lake for ATV rentals, putt-putt golf and ice cream. Just make sure you get home in time for the breathtaking sunsets. Our favorite activity, if we aren't relaxing on the deck or swimming at the beach, is driving the surrounding area sampling and buying the amazing local produce. The landlords are lovely, responsive, people who are truly interested in making your stay wonderful. For a trip you will really love, and always remember, rent this adorable and comfortable Lake Michigan home.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Muskegon
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Muskegon
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Grand Rapids
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
US 31
Car: recommended

Oceana Co. features miles of open Lk Mich beach dunes to hike & explore. This Michigan fruitbelt has many farm markets & festivals w/ seasonal produce like asparagus, cherries, blueberries, raspberries, apples & moral mushrooms. Visit Silver Lake State Park (6 miles), & Ludington State Park (20 miles) for natural wonders, historic light houses & a pioneer village. The Montague Bicycle Trail State Park winds through villages, farms, & a dairy. Nearby Pentwater & Ludington are quintessential harbor towns w/ freighters & good eats. Muskegon is an historical lumber era town w/ an art museum & symphony orchestra. Blue Lakes Fine Arts Camp (10 miles) offers many professional arts performances. Week-night concerts in Pentwater & Montague town squares entertain. Silver Lake offers dune rides, para-gliding, boat & go-cart rentals & putt-putt golf and video arcades. Michigan Adventure Park (@15 miles south) is a large water & amusement park. Your choice of public golf-courses.

Other Activities: Tubing, public boat launch, dune buggy rides and rental, light house, mushrooming, go cart rental, Mich Adventure Amusement Park

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $250 Per night

Shelby Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Sep 7 2014 - Nov 1 2014
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
 

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Cleaning fee $100
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Amenities

Amenities

Shelby Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Outdoor Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • In addition to two queen bedrooms, living room fold-out couch sleeps two. Cottage also includes an over sized single comfortable cot perfect for a youth. Linens provided for all beds.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Golf Clubs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Steam Shower
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Beach toys. Baseboard heat in each room, if needed.

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