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Cottage on Private, Sandy, Lake Michigan Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, one bathroom with shower, sleeps 6

The cottage is in Oceana County, about two miles south of Stony Lake.

The cottage is far off the nearest road, with a huge private sandy beach. The lake bottom is also sandy--no rocks or stones.

We have 200 feet of frontage on Lake Michigan, and there is plenty of wood for beach fires.

The cottage is in a rural area which keeps it quiet. The nearest store is 2 miles away in Stony Lake.

(Please note: Cottage is closed for the winter between mid-October and mid-May.)

Property Manager
James Oslund
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017


New Era Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • There is a stall shower, but no tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , In Front Room
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , These are bunk beds.
  • 2 bedrooms, one with a double bed, the other with bunk beds. There is a couch in the front room. You need to provide your own linens and towels.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
One standard double, one set of bunk beds & one sofa. Oven; refrigerator/freezer; shower. Because it is a rural area right on the Lake, your cell phones may not work. Many folks find that to be an advantage.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Cottage on Private, Sandy, Lake Michigan Beach
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 13 reviews
Dexter, Michigan

Relaxing, beautiful, friendly get away!

  • 5 of 5

This is the third year that I - and my pups - have visited Jim's rustic cabin. The setting is secluded and quiet - perfet for a relaxing get away from work, TV, telephones and computers! Great places to hike, read from the extensive book collection, Bar-B-Q, enjoy a bonfire - or just lay on the beach - which is incredibly beautiful - and on most days - almost deserted! Because I can take my goldens along, they get a vacation too!

Within 10 minutes I can buy meat from a local smokehouse, fresh fruits and veggies from a great market (which also has a wonderful petting zoo) and fresh ice cream and dairy.

This is a great spot to consider when you want to get away, eat great - and relax!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2006
  • Stayed: Jul 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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Most relaxing vacation in a long time

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a quiet get-a-way for our anniversary, and we found it. The cabin is a little dated, but is very clean, quiet and comfortable. Enjoyed using the Kayak and having campfires by the beach. Neighbors were friendly and accommodating. Stoney Lake Inn restaurant (about 2 miles away) was a great place to grab some dinner a time or two.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ann Arbor

Perfect, relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Sandy Shoes for one week in October. The location is perfect and the amenities included were above our expectations. Aside from bringing our towels and sheets, the cottage was fully stocked with everything you may need. We cooked almost every night with no probs. Clean cottage that is well-taken care of. Dog friendly which is fantastic! The owners were friendly & courteous.

There is close, easy walking access to the beach which we frequented daily. Soft sand that is easy on your toes! We took a ton of hikes around the area too. Plus there is a really great farmer's market in Muskegon downtown which is a short (30min) drive away.

I'd recommend this cottage for anyone who is looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday city life to enjoy a relaxing, serene vacation. We had limited phone reception (which was a plus for us!) and we brought a few DVDs to watch and books to read.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Grand Rapids, MI

Relaxing and very enjoyable!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Jim for a wonderful week! This little cottage packs so much fun and relaxation. Clean and comfortable and close to many fun attractions. Two days of rain kept use comfortably inside the cottage to relax with reading and games. Boy we needed this peaceful vacation. The beach was spectacular with a few magnificent sunsets! So glad we could bring our two little fuzzy friends along also!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, perfect to get away from it all.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views, gorgeous private beach. Away from it all, but a short drive to Silver Lake for dinner and shopping. And it was pet friendly, so our dogs were able to enjoy the beach with us as well. Would highly recommend this property to anyone who wants to escape the fast lane and simply relax!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage on a secluded beach!

  • 4 of 5

This is the perfect place for those looking for a relaxing vacation in a cottage with amazing views, privacy, and a secluded beach. I was traveling with a toddler, so it was nice to be able to spend days at the cottage and beach without having to leave home to have fun! Cooking out in the backyard and eating outside while enjoying a beautiful view of the lake was one of the more memorable meals I've had. And although it's secluded, there are quite a few things to do within a 30 minute (or less) drive. Also, the cottage is nicer than the pictures would suggest. About the only complaint I have is that the shower is very small and the rooms get pretty musty (word to the wise: use the fans they give you from the very first day!), but considering that this cottage was about half the price of many others I looked at, I think that it is a spectacular deal, regardless of these issues. I would definitely return again!

If you stay here, here's a few tips: Hanson Foods in Whitehall has amazing (and sometimes local) produce, housemade brats, and a decent beer and wine selection. Also, bring a jacket! It was much cooler than the weather report indicated, since it's right on the water. And lastly, book this place! You won't regret it...

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Country Dairy
Michigan's Adventure
Mac Wood's Dune Rides
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Stony Lake Inn
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Benona Shores
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
US-31 and Winston Rd
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Stony Lake Inn
Nearest Beach
25 Metres
Comes with cottage
Car: necessary

We are 15 minutes from sand dune rides, 20 minutes from the largest amusement park in Michigan, and close to 6 golf courses, including a championship course. The area is rural, so it is good for bicycling. We are also close to a 22 mile long rail trail.

There is a local butcher with excellent steaks, a winery, a dairy with great ice cream, and cherry orchards with wonderful desserts; you should never be hungry.

It is about a 4 hour drive from metro Chicago or Detroit.

Other Activities: Beachcombing


Rates & Availability

New Era Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 2017
May 13 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Memorial Day and June 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
July-August 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 20 2017
7 night minimum stay

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