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Sandy Shores of Twin Lake

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english


21 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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3 Bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, right on the lake!

Hurry! We have only one weekend left! September 10th/11th!

Hot Tub with awesome scenic views!

Classic Lake House with Hot Tub

Kick off your shoes at the house and walk barefoot down to the water. Put the sand between your toes at Twin Lake in Muskegon for a perfect vacation getaway. The water is so crisp you can skip a handful of rocks and still see to the sandy bottom!

The lake dips gradually, so kids can easily play in the shallow end. In the summer, sit at the outdoor fire pit and listen to the frogs sing. In the fall, stay warm by the fireplace and take in the autumn foliage. During any season, gaze up at the late night sky and point out constellations with the kids.

Bringing a larger crew? Ask about renting our second vacation rental nearby, The Beachfront Cottage, to sleep 10 more guests.

Inside the House . . . . (more information about the house)

The 3 BR, 2 BA home has two floors. The upper level includes the great room, dining area and fireplace. The recently renovated kitchen is ready for whatever you want to cook up. Eat at the circular glass table, or settle in at the barstools at the kitchen counter. (We also have a high chair, if you’re bringing a little one along.) Soak in some natural light from the large windows and glass doors.

On the upper level, snag the master bedroom before the kids get to it. Features:

•King-size bed

•Down comforter (great for chilly evenings)

•Futon chair (junior twin) perfect for a toddler!

Also on the upper level:

•Second bedroom with twin/double bunk bed

•Updated full bathroom with soaking tub and shower

If you need more sleeping space for the kids, the futon chair in the master bedroom works as a small junior twin.

The lower level is great for young adults who are itching for privacy or space to just hang out. On rainy days, play some foosball, challenge each other to a board game, or dig into a new book. The downstairs features:

•Walk-out basement

•Second fireplace

•Bedroom with queen bed

•Full bathroom and shower

•Wet bar

•Home theatre with flat screen TV

•Extensive movie library

Full house? We also have two twin hideaway beds downstairs, and another futon chair.

You’ll be super comfortable inside, but don’t forget the great outdoors waiting for you, including:

•Stellar fishing location on the dock

•Wrap-around deck with Adirondack deck chairs and patio set

•Therapuetic hot tub from May – October

•Outdoor shower to rinse off the sand

•20 ft. Pontoon boat available to rent


After a long day of hiking, relax your aching muscles in the hot tub. At dusk, the kids can run around the yard catching fireflies, as you watch the panoramic view of the sunset on the lake.

Our Location

The secluded area is full of sandy beaches. The house is only 5 miles off of US 31, so you’re never too far from town. Michigan’s Adventure Amusement and Water Park is a leisurely 10-minute drive from the house. Other attractions include:

•Silver Lake Sand Dunes (30 miles)

•Local Lighthouses

•Area Festivals

•Grand Haven (22 miles)

•Blue Lake Fine Arts Center (5 miles)

•Michigan’s Adventure Amusement and Water Park (8 miles)

Your relaxing, family-friendly vacation is right here in Muskegon on Twin Lake! Book our place by the week in the summertime or for a long weekend in the off-season. If you have more guests, we also rent our nearby cottage with plenty of room for 10 more people. The cottage shares use of the pontoon boat. Let us know if you’d like to rent the boat and we’ll get your rooms ready!

Copy write 2016

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Sandy Shores of Twin Lake (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

About Sandy Shores of Twin Lake

Welcome! We’re Kathy and Chuck Kircus, owners of Sandy Shores of Twin Lake. Until the economic downturn, we were both involved in the automotive industry. We’re hard workers, and we love Michigan, so we immediately started looking for a new opportunity. Usually some unexpected event is what makes you realize what’s most important to you. For us, it was spending time with our family, relaxing on our pontoon boat, taking in a crisp view of the night sky.

We knew that in Michigan, we could always find a new start. So, we used the money from our retirement and created Sandy Shores of Twin Lake, LLC. We purchased the cottage in 2005, and the house in 2007.

We understand the importance of family, a calm, relaxing vacation, and how a cozy atmosphere helps bring people together. Our properties aren’t just rentals. This place is home! My family takes an annual 10-day vacation together here ourselves. We adopted four special needs children and we experience our house and cottage with them, our parents, and our close friends.

Each year, we see these children grow as they make little sandcastles and chase fireflies in the yard. Our story started with some hardship and continues with great joy. A house and a cottage later, we’re still planning our vacations and deciding who brings the marshmallows and the graham crackers for s’mores around the bonfire.

In 2015 we celebrated our 10th anniversary as Sandy Shores of Twin Lake. It’s such a gift to us to see our guests making memories with their family and friends here, just like we have. We’d be happy for you to see why our family cherishes Western Michigan so much!

Sandy Shores of Twin Lake purchased this house in 2007

Why Sandy Shores of Twin Lake chose Western Michigan

Discover Twin Lake, a freshwater haven that inspires both awe and adventure. Our rentals are designed to give you uninhibited access to the lake and views of its shoreline. Perfect for small children, the lakefront has crystal-clear, warm inland waters, a sandy bottom, and a gradual depth with no muck.

Cozy cottage-like interiors let you curl up fireside while looking out over acres of deep water. Grassy yards lead to picture-perfect beaches. And just a short drive away, historical scenic lighthouses and fun-packed Michigan's Adventure Amusement & Water Park await.

With 25 years of experience in customer service, we’ll ensure your vacation goes off without a hitch. Join us for a lakeside retreat you won’t soon forget at Sandy Shores of Twin Lake, LLC.

What makes this house unique

Game Room

Wet Bar

Wine & Beverage Refridgerator

Foosball table

Megatouch Video Game Bar Top

Therapeutic Hot Tub

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed at this beautiful home during the Christmas Holiday. The home is more beautiful than the pictures online. We were very, very happy with our stay. A perfect 10!
Dec 2013
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average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
Lombard, IL

Great House, Great lake!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay so much that we are planning on coming back and have been reccomending this place to our friends and family. Everythin you need is here. The lake is wonderful for children at every age. We had two families and plenty of space. The lake was so peaceful and my son discovered fishing! Cannot wait to return. Lots of things to de around the area too.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful comments! We do try hard to give our guests the best!!!
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Awesome rental, Twin Lake is great

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time this week on Twin Lake. Thank you so much for making your rental property so perfect. Can't wait to schedule our stay for next year. The cottage house was everything and more! We love Twin Lake because it is so nice and sandy, shallow beach area for the kids and an all sports lake. The grandkiddos love paddling over to the island, they call it Pirates Island. Such a fun week, didn't want it to end.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Novi, Michigan

The property was beautiful and very clean!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed Memorial Day weekend with two families, 4 adults and 6 kids. The house was perfect for two families and had just about everything we needed! It was very clean and very comfortable. Plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. We were pleasantly surprised that there was two kayaks!! The kids loved them and taking them around the island. We went end of May and the water was already warm! Kathy was also very easy to get in touch with if we had any questions!! A great house for a family or anyone just looking to get away and relax!! Especially in the hot tub!! We look forward to staying there again!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! We welcome you back anytime!
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Home away from home feel!

  • 5 of 5

Great home to stay in. Comfortable beds, clean new bathrooms, fantastic kitchen. The lake is beautiful, awesome backyard to enjoy it! Great place to spend any number of days!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great time! Hope to see you back soon!!
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Awesome Lake house!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property for a week and were very happy with the accommodations, location and especially the huge deck along the entire back of the house with amazing views! The home is set up very conveniently for one or two families.

This place has it all! You cannot help but relax when you stay there. The fantastic view, the hot tub, cozy furniture & beds, and all the extra touches the owner provides makes you feel welcome. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! We are so glad that you choose us for your stay. Come back anytime!
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Wonderful time!!

  • 5 of 5

What a blessing it was to be able to have our children and grandchildren stay with us! The house has a wonderful layout--the finished walkout basement with toys for ALL ages was the perfect play area for the younger ones, while the open floor plan was most divine for the adults. The boys and Grandpa had fun fishing in the row boat, and also paddling around the island. This was our first experience renting a home for a weekend vacation, and I am POSITIVE it is NOT our last. The house was beautiful, and had all the supplies we needed. We are from Muskegon, so the location was perfect for us to come and go. The only negative issue we had was: it was about 10 degrees too cold!! hahahaha THANK YOU-THANK YOU- THANK YOU

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for the GREAT Review!!
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Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Car: necessary

We are centrally located for all major attractions: 8 minutes to Michigan Adventure, 15 minutes to Lake Michigan/Sand Dunes, 35 minutes to Silver Lake and Double JJ Ranch.

Other Activities: Amusement Park


Rates & Availability

Muskegon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
7/9/2016 - 8/26/2016
Jul 9 2016 - Aug 26 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
8/27/2016 - 9/02/2016
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Week/end
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 9 2016
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Week/end
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
6/3/2017 - 6/10/2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
6/10/2017 - 6/17/2017
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
6/17/2017 - 6/24/2017
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
6/24/2017 - 7/1/2017
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
4th of July week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
7/8/2017 - 7/15/2017
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
7/15/2017 - 7/22/2017
Jul 15 2017 - Jul 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
7/22/2017 - 7/29/2017
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
7/29/2017 - 8/5/2017
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
8/5/2017 - 8/12/2017
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
8/12/2017 - 8/19/2017
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
8/19/2017 - 8/26/2017
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
8/26/2017 - 9/2/2017
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Week/end
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $165 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change.
Guest must be at least 25 years of age to make a reservation
There is a 4% Credit Card Transaction Fee for payments
NO Fees for paying by check, money order or e-check
Saturday / Check - in @ 3:00 pm.
Saturday / Check - out @ 11:00 am.
This is a non - smoking vacation home.
Please,no pets allowed.
We can not rent nor lease to anyone under the age of 25.
Maximum occupancy : 10 person limit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Western Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Lower Level bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Each floor has a bathroom!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master bedroom Main floor - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon Chair ~ Jr. Twin Size
    Main floor - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk Bed
    Lower Level Bedroom - 1 queen
    Lower Level Living area - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , (2) Rollaways with memory foam mattress & a futon chair
  • Futon Chairs (Jr. Twin Size) in the Master Bedroom & Lower Living area. Perfect for an additional child!
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Sand Box
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
WIRELESS INTERNET NOW AVAILABLE ONSITE Wet Bar with a Beverage Center and sink in the lower level

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