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Julie Dodge

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

Incredible Lake Michigan Cottage With Awesome View!

3 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Western Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

'THISTLE DUNE' is a spectacular contemporary home nestled in the dunes in the private Cobmoosa Shores Association & offers unobstructed, panoramic views of Lake Michigan from every level. Sit on one of 3 decks, including the 'roof top' sun deck and enjoy! Roof top deck offers a kitchenette with refrigerator for your convenience. Open floor plan. Sleeps 8-10 people comfortably with three bedrooms plus two full baths. Only a 4 minute stroll to gorgeous 1/3 mile of private, sandy beach. Great spot for families. This home is surrounded by dunes and woods. Kids love to run up and down the sand dune! There is a small playground area with swings, shuffleboard court and basketball hoop at end of road. Enjoy campfires around the fire pit. Great area for taking walks and enjoying the wonderful scenery. You will not be disappointed! Stony Lake is close by and offers a park area, public swimming beach and tubing down the channel

Girls Getaway : Great for a girls getaway week or long weekend. Catering available for your group or special event. Golfing, hiking, horseback riding, sand dunes all within just a few short miles.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Julie Dodge (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

Reviews

5
based on 3 traveler reviews

Incredible Lake Michigan Cottage With Awesome View!
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

Beautiful--the pictures don't do it justice.

  • 5 of 5

I had a blast hosting a party here for the weekend with me and my guy friends. The house accommodates practically all of your needs, and it's a five minute walk to the beach.

The beach doesn't have a lot of sand, but the water is crystal clear and there is enough room to lay out.

Worth every penny.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful cottage with fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

I rented this cottage with a group of friends for a getaway weekend. The cottage was clean, comfortable, and lovely!

The cottage has a fantastic rooftop deck that is great for stargazing and watching the sunset. There is also a kitchenette with a refrigerator, eliminating the need to climb lots of stairs when you need a refreshment.

A short walk brings you right to Lake Michigan! We would load all of our gear up into one car and have someone drive it down for us, then we could relax on the beach for hours. We took multiple walks along the beach and enjoyed the natural beauty.

There's a firepit next to the house with a picnic table. It was incredibly relaxing to sit by the fire with a gorgeous view of the lake.

The owner was very friendly and quick to answer any questions that we had by email. They had wifi set up in the house so while there isn't any cell service, we weren't completely off the grid.

All in all, a great property at a great price, and we look forward to returning next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Review of Thistle Dune Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is in a really quiet neighborhood on lake michigan. You walk down the hill from the cottage to the beach access. The beach is pretty narrow at the closest beach access, but there is another one where it is a bit deeper. The property was very clean and well keep up. The kitchen is modern and very well set up for cooking with a gas grill on the porch and a fire ring in the yard. There are TV's with cable service in all bedrooms and living room. Its a great property

The views from the cottage are amazing and a highlight is the dramatic sunsets over Lake Michigan. In this neighborhood your cell phones don't work at all, so you need to have a phone credit card or you are unreachable unless you drive near the freeway, a 15 minute drive. The unplugged aspect was really very nice. In the area there huge dunes to climb and charming towns with great resturants to explore such as Pentwater. And kitchy beach towns like Silver lake with miny golf, ice cream shacks, go carts and bumper boats. There are many very inexpensive but nice golf course near by too.

The stairs are quite numerous and steep, which makes it not great for toddlers and the eldery. We stayed there with our 2 teenage sons and they really enjoyed the area and the property.

Once I paid the rent for the week it was one of the cheapest vacations ever because all close by restuarants are inexpensive and its nice to just hang out on the porch, grill out, walk on the beach, go to the nearby farmer's markets for the best pies ever, etc.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relax on the beautiful sandy beach or swim in Lake Michigan. Also, Stony Lake is just around the corner and offers a public swimming area, picnic area with playground and baseball diamond. The Stony Lake Store rents tubes for tubing the channel to Lake Michigan. Perfect for kids (and adults too) shallow all the way through and it takes approximately 1 1/2 hours. Golf at four courses only minutes away. Horseback riding and winery are also in the area. Manistee Casino is approximately 1 hour north and there's Michigan Adventure Amusement Park less than 1/2 hour away! Silver Lake Sand Dunes for a dune ride, only 5 miles North where you will also find Craig's Cruisers, a variety of restaurants and shops. If want boutique type shopping and more restaurants, Pentwater is less than 1/2 hour north.

Other Activities: Silver Lake Sand Dunes, Golfing, Manistee Casino, Michigan Adventure Amusement Park

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Rates & Availability

Shelby House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$425
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $800

NO ONLINE PAYMENTS PLEASE

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Western Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Outdoor - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Living Room - 2 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , sleep sofa
  • Two sleeper sofas in Living room (typical sleeper sofas)
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Sand Box
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Fire pit with picnic table; rooftop deck with lounge chairs, main deck with patio table seats 6 plus two lounge chairs.

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