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Unique Private and Secluded Setting on Lake Michigan

Laura Mitchell

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Laura Mitchell

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2015
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Unique Private and Secluded Setting on Lake Michigan

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Shelby Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom cottage located on 24 acres with a 900ft private beach

This two story cottage has 3 bedrooms, 1-1/2 bathrooms (1/2 bath is upstairs) and it sleeps 8 comfortably (2 in bunk beds).

The secluded cottage is located at the end of a 1/2 mile long, one-track, private gravel road. Road goes through beautifully wooded acres, past 2 other cottages, and culminates is a large sunny meadow where this cottage is situated.

Three steps down from the entry to the cottage leads to a large open concept living area with a cathedral ceiling, a mid-century fireplace, cable TV and DVD player, lots of windows, a fully equipped, updated kitchen with an island, and a deck with fabulous views of Lake Michigan with it's gorgeous sunsets.

Two bedrooms 1 Queen bed, and 1 Full bed with the full bath are located on the first floor. Upstairs bedroom has a set of bunk beds and a full size sleeper sofa. The small 1/2 bath is on the second floor.

A short wooded path leads you from the cottage to the large private beach.

Entertain yourself hiking in the woods, following one of the many deer paths; swimming in the crystal clear water of the lake; building sandcastles with the beautiful sugary white sand; walking north to the Little Point Sable Lighthouse and climbing to its top; building a fire on the large private beach and sleeping under the stars.

If you feel the need for more activity venture out to the many nearby attractions. Fifteen minutes away is Silver Lake, with its dune buggy rentals and rides, go carts, arcade games and mini golf. Also enjoy golfing at 4 local courses; horseback riding at Rainbow Ranch; tasting at nearby Fox Barn Winery (www.foxbarnwinery.com); browsing quaint shops and galleries in Pentwater; touring the Country Dairy Farm; biking on the Hart-Monteque trail; tubing and a playground at Stony Lake; visiting White Pine Village in Ludington, Great Adventure Amusement and Water Parks in Muskegon, and the JJRanch in New Era.

Phone is available for local calls only, please use calling cards, or cell phones for all other calls. Cell service is intermittent at the cottage, but service seems better outside on the driveway than inside the cottage.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Laura Mitchell (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2015

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 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:
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Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

2 traveler reviews

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Unique Private and Secluded Setting on Lake Michigan
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Chicago, IL
5

Perfect for a Romantic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

A little slice of heaven. My wife and I spent a lovely week here. As advertised, the beach is private, and if you want (and we did frequently) Little Sable Point Lighthouse is just a stroll down the beach. The surrounding woods and roads offer a nice break from the beach, and we enjoyed our walk past a peach orchard. The accommodations were just right, too. No unpleasant surprises, which we'd run into with other rentals. The nearest grocery is a little far away, so stock up before you arrive. There are, however, great roadside markets closeby that sell fresh produce and baked goods. You'll be hard pressed to find better pies! We'll definitely be coming back.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
New York, New York
5

Incredible beach and views!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cottage for a week last July and it was everything we wanted! The most incredible part by far was the huge private beach. My two kids absolutely loved playing in the sand and swimming in the lake. The water was clear and shallow and we spent most of the week camped out down there, occasionally taking walks to the nearby lighthouse. The cottage itself was very comfortable/clean and fairly updated. There was ample room for the five of us. Another big plus was the long deck with views of the water. We didn't end up leaving the property that much except for a night of dinner, mini golf, and go-karts in Silver Lake. If you are looking for a lot of "fine dining" out, this is probably not the place, but if you want a beautiful pristine beach and woods for hiking, then you'll be quite happy here. One thing to know: it is pretty remote, so be prepared for a big dose of "urban escape."

I would definitely recommend this place!!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
US 31
Car: necessary

Cottage located on the Western shore of Lake Michigan in Shelby, Michigan. Shelby, a small rural town, is 1 hour north of Muskegon, 1 1/2 hours northwest of Grand Rapids, about 1 1/2 hour north of Holland, 4 hours from Detroit, and 3 1/2 hours from Chicago. Cottage is minutes away from the Silver Lake Sand Dunes State Park, Stony Lake, and the quaint towns of Pentwater and Whitehall . Cottage is also 1/4 mile south of the Little Point Sable LIghthouse, and is easily accessed from US #31.

Other Activities: Walking or driving on the Silver Lake Sand Dunes

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Rates & Availability

From $275 Per night

Shelby Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 25 2015 - Sep 12 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$275
$1,800
$6,050
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300.00
Cleaning $85.00
Tax Rate 6.0%
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Amenities

Shelby Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Newly renovated
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Bath towels and a hair dryer are provided. Half bath is upstairs.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Twins are Bunks
  • Sleeping for 8 people includes 2 children in bunk beds upstairs. Bed linens and towels are provided. All rooms have a clock radio. Living room has a TV and DVD player, upstairs bedroom has board games, puzzles, and a few toys.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
The Living Room is 3 steps down from entry, bath and 2 bedrooms. These is a wooded pathway down to the beach which includes 30 steps. Front deck has a low rail, so lake view is unobstructed.

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