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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 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace


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
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Calendar last updated:
May 7, 2017


Shelby House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 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 - 2 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Twin beds have 'pop up' trundle & can convert to a King size
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds have 'pop up' trundle & can convert to a King size
  • 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. These rooms each have a 'pop up' trundle bed that can be made into a king bed. 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
  • 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
  • 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, 2 queens, 4 twins (can be converted into 2 king beds), 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Castle on Lake Michigan near Silver Lake Dunes
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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: Sep 2016
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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: Aug 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: Feb 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: Jun 2010
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  • 5 of 5

Former N.Muskegon residents, moved (reluctantly) to WI..:) , rented property with my sister/family from Lansing and brought son in from San Diego.

Property is all it looks like in pictures, and then better even in person! :) Location=magnificent; Property/Amenities/Maintained=excellent; Owners/Communications=excellent & most enjoyable!

We would most certainly recommend this property to anyone and everyone! (Except for a 'selfish' side to it that wants to keep this a 'hidden gem') :) There are no words to sufficiently explain the beauty of Lake Michigan if you have not experienced such in person! Raw, powerful, exhilirating, humbling and soothing all at the same time.

Pretty much perfect! :)


  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
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Washington DC

panoramic views of Lake Michigan

  • 5 of 5

This spacious, immaculately clean Lake Michigan beach house was the ideal venue for our large family's vacation. The numerous windows and decks overlooking the lake allow for constant encounters with the natural beauty of the property's dunes and sweeping grandeur of Lake Michigan. The house's four levels mean that those who sleep late will not be awoken by those who arise early. Large family meals are easily accommodated by the kitchen island, dining area table, and outside deck.

"The Castle" (or "The Magic Kingdom" as one of the neighbors referred to it) can accomodate both those who prefer to spend the day sitting quietly reading and those who want to charge down to the beach for a volleyball game or swim. Everyone seems to gravitate to a favorite spot to enjoy the sunset a day's end.

The local area is sleepy but charming. We enjoyed delicious sub sandwiches at the Cottage Cafe at Stoney Lake and the small Stoney Lake store was great for staples (not to mention ice cream.) The fishermen in our group gave high marks to Stoney Lake. The golfers were satisifed with the nearby links. Animal lovers took to the horseback riding at Rainbow Ranch and the Lewis Petting Farm and Market.

The only change we would make to the venue would be the addition of a railing on the stairs leading from the beach back up to the house. It feels potentially dangerous without one. Otherwise no complaints whatsoever!

We hope to return for another stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
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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

Shelby House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 6
Dec 30 2016 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Rate 1
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Rate 2
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Rate 3
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Rate 4
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Rate 5
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 5 2017
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Rate 8
Sep 6 2017 - Dec 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $300
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Our summer season is rented for full weeks only-Saturday to Saturday.
Our cleaning fee per stay is $250.00. All linens with the exception of beach towels, are provided.
August 22-29, 2015 : $4150
August 29-September 4 : $3950

We offer one five day rental/ summer of 2015: July 13-18 (pro-rated) $3925
We offer one six day rental /summer of 2015: June 27- July 3 $4710

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