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Castle on Lake Michigan near Silver Lake Dunes

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Space 4,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms, 3 full & 2 half bathrooms

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Lake Michigan - over 4,000 sq ft. This 'one of a kind' luxury home is nestled on 2 acres right on Lake Michigan. It offers unobstructed beautiful views of Lake Michigan from every level inside and outside from a number of different decks. This is a 'must see to appreciate' lake front property with unique architecture and comfortable furnishings. There is plenty of room to be together or to enjoy your own space. This is an ideal place for the following: couples looking to vacation together with some privacy, one or two families that want to be together, corporate executives and leadership retreats. We are one of only 3 homes on a beautiful private drive that winds through the woods and the dunes to the lake. *Please note: we rent only full weeks during the summer months of June-August.

Judith Dawn
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018


Shelby House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub , 2 person jetted tub
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom - toilet
  • There are 4 stories and each level has a bathroom, with 2 on the primary bedroom floor.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , One portable crib can be placed anywhere
    Bedroom - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • There is one floor dedicated to bedrooms. This floor has 4 private rooms with either a king or queen bed. The 4th story has 2 large rooms that can be for a variety of uses including sleeping. There are four twin beds, and two Queen beds. One of the rooms also has a sleeper love seat and a sleeper sofa. 6 couples can all have their own private room with comfortable sleeping arrangements. Although our home can accommodate groups larger than 12, we try to keep the group size at or below 12.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
2 kings, 4 queens, 4 twins , queen size sleeper sofa, twin size sleeper love seat, portable crib. Central vacuum; 1 gas fireplace; 1 wood fireplace; Foosball; ping-pong; other games; satellite TV.


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Castle on Lake Michigan near Silver Lake Dunes
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Amazing secluded beach on Lake Michigan!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time with our extended family. Cannot find a better place to spend time with family and friends. Owners were super helpful and every convenience is found in this home.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This place was better than advertised. Great location, plenty of beach and wonderful beds!

  • 5 of 5

We will definitely come again!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us! We are glad you enjoyed your time spent here:).
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Fort Myers Beach, FL

Amazing views & first class accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

The views from every level of this property maximize the amazing beauty of Lake Michigan and the surrounding dunes. The castle itself is comfortable, open & inviting. The kitchen, bedrooms & bathrooms are furnished with all the comforts needed to make a stay enjoyable. There are plenty of places to hike, including some awesome dunes that give way to more fantastic views. Whether you want activity or just a peaceful vacation, this castle is the place to stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

If you want to get away from it all and still enjoy all modern conveniences, this is it! Our family of 10 (3 generations) spent a week at the lakefront 'castle' and cherished every minute of it. The location is very private and the beach is wonderful, complete with wooden beach chairs, volleyball net, 2 ocean kayaks, and a firepit which we made use of every evening while watching the sunset (firewood can be purchased nearby).

The house itself offers all imaginable comforts and is fully equipped in every respect, including kid's toys, foosball and ping-pong tables, games, even a hidden 'secret room' for the kids to find (which proved to be quite a fun challenge).

The home is beautifully maintained and the directions by the owner were easy to follow. We found that the pictures really don't do it justice and were most pleasantly surprised. There is no lack of anything.

We enjoyed lots of fun things in the area, dune buggy riding, renting a pontoon boat on Silver Lake, horseback riding, etc. Most of our meals were eaten in except for one dinner at the Applewood Restaurant on the golf course nearby (5 minute drive) which was quite good.

This was our first stay on Lake Michigan. Compared to the Atlantic, there is lots to be said for crystal clear water (yes, it's a bit chilly), no debris on the beach, no jelly fish or sharks, no salt water, no tide. Nothing but fine sand, huge dunes, and spectacular sunsets! We loved it!

As a footnote, there are lots of steps both inside and out which might be a bit difficult to negotiate for those who are physically challenged. For the rest of us, it was an excuse to double up on dessert. :)

A very special thank you to the owners for letting us share this beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Weekend Wonderland

  • 5 of 5

We spent an amazing weekend with our Varsity Bowling team and some of the parents! A true bonding experience...played board games, video games, ping pong, watched movies, had a Wii bowling competition, nerf gun wars, and so much more.

The (Sand) Castle is amazing! The pictures do not do it justice. The architecture is truly unique, including the secret room, and the home still looks like its brand new! It comes with every amenity imaginable.

The views of the lake are awe inspiring and the sunsets amazing.

We highly recommend this home to anyone considering some time away.

The only disappointment was that we eventually had to leave!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2013
  • Stayed: February 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Iowa City, IA USA

Magic at the Castle

  • 5 of 5

We spent a magical week in June at the Castle. Grandma and Grandpa and three families (13 of us in all) had a ball! Our ages ranged from 2 months old to age 60, and the accommodations were perfect for us. Everything was as promised with the exception of no crib, and no pack and play (luckily we brought our own). Otherwise, the facilities, amenities, and setting well exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend it, and if you luck out like we did with good weather, you won't be disappointed. There is so much to do in the area, and whether you have teenagers, grade school agers, or oldsters, there is something for everyone. The host family was very helpful, and they have a beautiful home to share. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2010
  • Stayed: June 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Kent County Intl
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Stony Lake Inn
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Lake Express-Milwaukee to Muskegon
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Benona Shores
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
US 31 & Stony Lake Rd (20)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Stony Lake Inn

Relax on the beach, on one of the decks or in a cozy nook or in any room in the cottage. Life can be so busy and this is a great place just to hang out. However, if you are looking for more, there is plenty to see and explore. We are located 6 miles south of Silver Lake and the Silver Lake dunes - enjoy swimming, boating, hiking or even a jeep or dune buggy ride. There are also beautiful dunes and trails adjacent to our property. There is golf (3 courses within 10 miles), horseback riding, a winery and more. Ludington & Muskegon are within 30 miles. The Stony Lake channel is 1 mile down the beach from our property and provides access for personal water craft and small boats.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $350
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Our summer season is rented for full weeks only-Saturday to Saturday.
All linens with the exception of beach towels, are provided.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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