GOLDEN DUNES LUXURY LOG HOME OVERLOOKING LAKE MICHIGAN

Jill Campbell

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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GOLDEN DUNES LUXURY LOG HOME OVERLOOKING LAKE MICHIGAN

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Silver Lake House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-10)

This dream home was built in 2004-2005 and is a year-round home. The Loft Master bedroom with hand-hewn log queen bed has its own balcony overlooking the valley of maples to the east and the loft itself has the incomparable view of both dunes and Lake Michigan to the west. Attached to the master bedroom is a master bath with a glass tile double shower with inlaid mural. The dressing room/closet has its own hand-painted autumn mural.

THIS PROPERTY IS NOT for sale. There are a couple of 'For Sale signs on the entrance to the VERY long drive: there are people who are selling 2 acre plots of land below our property. The Golden Dunes cabin will NOT be for sale: this is our dream and will remain so.

There are 2 main floor bedrooms. The Flora and Fauna room has twin beds. There are drawers full of family-oriented games, cards, puzzles, and toys for your entertainment. The Quilt Room has a double log bed with single bunk above with the quilt theme throughout.

The main floor also has a full bath with massage shower and an antique vanity set with a hand-painted sink. All towels and linens are furnished. Great room and full kitchen finish the main floor. There are French double sliding doors out to the large deck. All bedrooms and the Great room have satellite TV with DVD and VCR.

Entrance level has 2 1/2 car garage, fully equipped laundry and entrance room with storage that includes water toys and floatables. An inflatable raft for your use is in the garage.

There is a lovely Nature Trail throughout our property. It is divided in two loops: a longer and shorter one: feel free to explore the hills, woods and meadows. You are free to hike, cross-country ski or snowshoe on the 26 acres. Follow the orange and yellow tagged stakes for the trail.

An outdoor grill is provided as well as plenty of seating on the large deck.

The laundry room has broom, vacuum and other cleaning supplies you may need throughout your stay.

An open sand area is great for children playing while adults enjoy the view or s'mores over the fire. Please never cut living trees. There is plenty of downed wood on the property. The fire pit also has plenty of seating in a great open area to enjoy evenings under the stars.

Keywords: Log Home, Sunset View, Sand Dunes, Private, Lake Views, Beaches, Vacation Property

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Jill Campbell (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
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Speaks english, french, spanish

About Jill Campbell

I am in my late 60s, currently mostly retired. I enjoy the beauty of outdoors and the serenity of privacy in my own space. I built this home from very special circumstances that we will share upon rental, if requested. It is quite an amazing, heartfelt story. I love this home and have placed special artwork from different countries we have visited there as well as Jill's artwork. She is the artist of the family. You will notice her rendition of the dunes in the Great room as well as a birchbark watercolor and the rock (all rocks from Lake Michigan) mosaic on the retaining wall as you come up to the property. There are also other paintings and a photo wall divider created by Jill. The coat racks in the entry are handmade, Jill painted them with native herbs: check them out! The brass bell collection that hangs on the stairway is also Jill's innovation. We enjoy meeting and conversing with people from all over and their unique stories. We rent the home, not only to be able to pay the taxes, but also, because we really enjoy sharing this lovely, beautiful spot with others. Our home is in Lansing, Mi. which is only 145 miles distant so easily accessible by us on a regular basis.

Jill Campbell purchased this house in 2004

Why Jill Campbell chose Silver Lake

This is a house that I custom-built. I had the wonderful pleasure of designing it and seeing it through to completion. It is my dream. I have always wanted a place that looks toward the setting sun. there is something magical about it. the west coast of Michigan is quite well-developed, but this section is not quite so overrun by tourists and has such unique features. Where else can you ride on the dunes? Where find that home-town atmosphere with a local restaurant (the Open Hearth Grill) that utilizes foods from this location? As you drive to the house you pass orchards-white and pink in the spring , hanging with apples and cherries in the summer. You also pass graceful fields of asparagus-golden in the autumn.

What makes this house unique

We love to walk the 26 acres and enjoy the stars from the deck at night. There is an unobstructed view, with no city lights intervening, of the Milky Way and the summer triangle. There are a family of turkeys who go by daily on their rounds, clucking and spreading their tail feathers. Deer are often seen on the property. Where else do you need to go for rejuvenation? After being at the beach or the dunes during the day, it is ABSOLUTELY wonderful to have your own space in the evening.

We will be gone to a funeral from July4 through July 11 out of the country: so please email inquiries during that time. I will be sure to get back with you as soon as possible after that. Thank you for you patience.

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

3.9
based on 11 traveler reviews

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Golden Dunes Luxury Log Home Overlooking Lake Michigan
average rating of 3.909091 based on 11 reviews
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Golden Dunes Luxury Log Home Overlooking Lake Michigan
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p310041vb
-(517) 482-9848 (Michigan, USA)
Silver Lake Western Michigan
1

Disappointing - Terrible Customer Service - Does not overlook Lake Michigan at ALL

  • 1 of 5
In addition to the fact that this home does not overlook Lake Michigan at all, the plumbing in the home is not up to code. The washing machine is plummed directly into the sump pump causing lint to collect and freeze the pump. We were unable to use the washing machine for the entire length of our stay, and also had difficulties with the toilets and sinks. We contacted the maintenance man immediately after discovering the burned out sump pump and did not hear back from him for several hours. During which time we cleaned up the over two inches of standing water. The maintenance man apparently arrived while we were out and simply unplugged the washer leaving a note stating "do not use". Repeated calls to him went ignored until he finally came out after my third call. He arrived during our dinner time and proceeded to cuss me out in front of my family stating that I was rude to bother him at all. He further stated that he wished to be fired. I contacted Jill immediately and explained the situation and was assured the problem would be handled. It was not. We went the entire week without being able to use the washer, and fearing to use the dishwasher for the same reason.

After contacting Jill for a return of my deposit, I was advised that she was told that the house was left in terrible condition. A claim I emphatically deny. We are experienced and responsible renters and did not leave the premises in poor condition. In addition, Jill claims that we had "many people staying in the home". Again, an unsubstantiated claim. We had less than the maximum capacity of people staying in the home however we did have guests for dinner each night.
I am very disappointed that Jill did not contact me regarding the claims of her cleaning person and further disappointed that she now claims the deposit was part of the payment.
I would not return to this property nor would I recommend it to anyone ever at any time.
Renters beware!!
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Golden Dunes Luxury Log Home Overlooking Lake Michigan
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p310041vb
-(517) 482-9848 (Michigan, USA)
Silver Lake Western Michigan
Chicago, IL
5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5
Went with family and friends for Memorial Weekend, the house is beautiful, clean and specious. Outdoors have a lot of chairs for sitting down, even by the fire place. Awesome view from the back deck, and few minutes from Dunes. Definitely will be back.
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Golden Dunes Luxury Log Home Overlooking Lake Michigan
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p310041vb
-(517) 482-9848 (Michigan, USA)
Silver Lake Western Michigan
4

getaway

  • 4 of 5
Wonderful location with great views. Able to see Lake Michigan and Silver Lake. Golden Dunes is a beautiful place to stay with artistic touches by the owner. Enjoyed our girls weekend. Thanks Jill!! By the way....microwave difficult to use and the start button was stuck most of the time.
  • Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Golden Dunes Luxury Log Home Overlooking Lake Michigan
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p310041vb
-(517) 482-9848 (Michigan, USA)
Silver Lake Western Michigan
United States
5

Great winter getaway

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I brought our dog and a friend with his two small children to the Golden Dunes home in January. It was great!

The house itself is very large, open and clean - perfect for a few adults and a few kids.The kitchen has exactly what you need for a short trip - with plenty of utensils and some spices, etc. And the kids LOVED the wooden toys at the house.

The property is large and great for a quick winter hike (we have a mountain dog, so he basically didn't come inside the whole time we were there). Also, the dunes are just 10 minutes away, so it was a lot of fun to bundle up and head there.

The only caution I would have is that the town is shutdown in the winter, so make sure to bring your own food and entertainment. It's a true (lovely!) winter getaway.
  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Golden Dunes Luxury Log Home Overlooking Lake Michigan
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p310041vb
-(517) 482-9848 (Michigan, USA)
Silver Lake Western Michigan
United States
4

Family Bonding

  • 4 of 5
Our family rented the Golden Dune cottage for the weekend of 12/20/13 thru 12/22/13, unfortunately due to a severe weather storm warning we decided it in our best interest to leave Saturday afternoon...We had an awesome time for the day and half we were there...great family bonding time, not to mention the scenery was just breathtaking. The cabin was clean and nicely decorated...our only disappointment was that none of the 3 or 4 TV's were working. I would love to go back but at a different time of year...Nothing in any of the towns was open...but as I said we did get to enjoy each other which is something our buys lives doesn't allow us to do...
  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I was so glad that the Golden dunes cabin was so well received and sorry that the TVs weren't working properly. sometimes the DISH goes out there and so I will add the phone number of DISH to my confirmations in case anything happens again DISH can be called and "walk through" the changes needed on the remotes. Also, sometimes people fiddle with the remotes and change which TV they go with and it is something I try to control, but can't always. Don't ever worry though as DISH is on auto pay so should never be a problem.
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Golden Dunes Luxury Log Home Overlooking Lake Michigan
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p310041vb
-(517) 482-9848 (Michigan, USA)
Silver Lake Western Michigan
Indiana
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Mike & Deb

Mike & Deb
  • 3 of 5
Just stayed at Golden Dunes & had a great time. Excellent location. Tons to do within 30 min. Did Michigan Adventure, Mac Dune rides, Bike trail, climbed dunes, shopped Ludington, shopped Pentwater, two different beaches, saw a movie...all was great. However, for those staying in future, a few things about the cabin should be known. There was no sand area outside. The yard was grown up in weeds, and very unkept. Could be described as "natural setting"... but the weedy yard led to us not enjoying the fire pit (too many bugs & weeds) or any sand area. The driveway is sand and deep ruts. We were happy we had not brought a nice car. No pets are allowed, but the basement smelled of wet dog the whole time we were there. There were to be beach things to borrow & use, but the only ones we found were in the garage under a pile of shingles. We also did explore the nature trail...it too was grown up in weeds & are thankful none of us got poison ivy. None of these things ruined our trip...since we were out & about so much. But, was just a bit disappointed that we could not enjoy outdoors at the cabin. Inside of the cabin was spacious and beds were very comfortable. Photos on listing are accurate. Views of the dunes & lake Michigan were very pretty, but were more distant than we had expected. Owner was very pleasant & accommodating. Had a great vacation with our girls.
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: I love hearing constructive comments so that we can make the cabin an ever better experience for everyone.
Just one thing: I have never seen ANY poison ivy on the 26 acres of property and have sprayed the path with week killer so that it is clear...
The area around the firepit is left natural and so there is a big area that is mowed on a regular basis but not all is since it looks better natural. Yes, there will be bugs outside... not much I can do about that.
Any other issues have been fixed.
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Map

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Nearest Point of Interest
golden dunes cabin
Nearest Point of Interest
Silver Lake State Park
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Off Road Vehicle dunes driving
Nearest Point of Interest
Cedar Point Beach
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Little Sable light house
Nearest Point of Interest
Hart Historic District
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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $175 Per night

Silver Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Autumn, Winter,spring
Sep 2 2014 - Jun 19 2015
2 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
Summer
Jun 20 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 

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Notes Upon completion of the vacation rental agreement, travellers send that along with a deposit, nonrefundable since it becomes part of the payment. The deposit for a weekend stay is $100 and for a week long stay is $200. When that is received guests receive a confirmation email that their vacation is confirmed. Upon payment of the balance guests receive a confirmation of payment with access info.
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Amenities

Amenities

Silver Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Water View
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1) In the main bedroom loft, handcrated of logs with privacy canopy., Double Beds (1) In the Quilt Room with a single bed above: handmade log bed., Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 twins are in the Flora and fauna Room., Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
26 acres of privacy on rolling maple treed hills with a nature trail. fire pit with outdoor seating and great views.
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