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Muskegon "Lakefront Vacationing at it's Best! sugar Sand Beach! PONTOON BOAT!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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

WE NOW SLEEP 14 GUESTS! (starting in April)

Booking Now for April, May and for the 2017 Summer Season. Get the summer weeks booked while I still have them left! June 17th - 24th & August 19th - 26th

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

•Two Queen size Murphy Beds

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!

** Please note that outdoor equipment and furnishings are stored away from November until May **

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More Details

Sandy Shores of Twin Lake, LLC
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 29, 2017

About Sandy Shores of Twin Lake, LLC

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, LLC purchased this house in 2007

Why Sandy Shores of Twin Lake, LLC 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 Cooler

Foosball table

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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Twin Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • 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
  • 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 14
  • 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 queen , 2 twin/ single , (2) Queen Murphy Beds & (2) Rollaways w/memory foam mattress
  • Futon Chair (Jr. Twin Size) in the Master Bedroom. Perfect for an young child! We can sleep 14 using the futon chair. New for 2017 two queen size Murphy Beds.
  • 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • 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
  • winery tours
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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Muskegon "Lakefront Vacationing at it's Best! sugar Sand Beach! PONTOON BOAT!
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 30 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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Perfect relaxing lake house experience

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time. My 3 year old kissed the walls when we left! Everything is clean and well maintained.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tranquil Spring Break

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 enjoyed staying here at the end of March. It is definitely a quiet season for the town, but the house was a perfect base from which to explore the surrounding areas. And nothing can beat the view of the lake first thing in the morning!

Kathy made sure our stay was great, she provided us with lots of instructions as well as information on activities in the surrounding areas. The house also has everything you could possibly need to enjoy your stay.

Overall it was a wonderful break from city life and we look forward to visiting and renting this property again!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great time! We enjoyed sharing our home with you! Come back anytime. :-)
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It was a wonderful place to spend our family vacation

  • 5 of 5

The property/home was all that the website said it was. Everything we needed was provided (except our food). The home, yard, & beach were very well kept. We enjoyed the pontoon boat, our wave runner, the paddle boats, and kayaks very much. The water was clear and clean. We had wonderful lakeside bonfires (& s'mores) almost every evening. Once it was dark there seemed like there were a million stars-beautiful. We felt very blessed to have found this property, the owner is very kind and gracious. We hope to be back next Summer!!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review!
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We had a fantastic time, a wonderful place for the family! We are hoping to come back next year.

  • 4 of 5

Our kids and family had a wonderful time, a great home away from home on a great little sandy lake! We'll be back again.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home and beautiful lake!

  • 5 of 5

The home was very clean and beautiful. Everything was updated or new. Even down to the pots and pans that we used. We never felt that anything was dirty in the house. The hot tub was clean and well cared for. We used it a few times when it started raining on us in the lake. Rain only lasted for a short time. The swimming area was very nice. It was all sand very far out and shallow which worked great for my 2 year old! The lake is shallow with the deepest part being about 20ft. This was actually nice because the lake was very warm! All of us thoroughly enjoyed that! We used the paddle boat and kayaks almost daily. There were only a few things that we noticed about the rental. By the campfire ring there were a bunch of ant hills which later at night during the campfire, we all ended up getting bit up around our toes and ankles if we had flip flops on. The bites hurt differently than a bug bite. They ended up almost being little blisters and were painful. I did let the owner know and she said she would check into it. Also, we rented the pontoon which we used at least twice a day. The pontoon did not mirror the cleanliness of the house.... The pontoon was very dirty. Spiders and cobwebs everywhere. Mildew on the seats. My father spent a good hour sweeping and wiping off the pontoon so we could use it. I would suggest a good power wash.

Overall, I would highly recommend this rental. You won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review on the house! We do strive for 5 star reviews. I wish we had the opportunity to address the ant issue around the fire pit, but unfortunately I didn't find out about until your exit text to me. Thank you for letting me know, unless someone says something we have no idea. I've been boating for 30 years and unfortunately spiders are very common as they are attracted to the water. They walk on the dock lines to get on the boat and there is not much more you can do then sweep them off. The boat was covered the week prior so it could have created a little mildew on the seats with the rain. We will make sure this is addressed before each rental. We do a deep clean just prior to the first pontoon rental of the season.
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Michigan's Adventure
Grand Haven
Lefty & Romos' Bar and Grill
Pere Marquette Park
Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp
Lemon Creek Winery
Sandy Shores of Twin Lake
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Effin Bar & Grill
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Overboard Inn
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 Grand Haven, 45 minutes Silver Lake and Double JJ Ranch.

Other Activities: Amusement Park

Lemon Creek Winery (Grand Haven)


Rates & Availability

Twin Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
6/17/2017 - 6/24/2017
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 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
Oct/Nov 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving week
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
December 2017
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Xmas Week 2017
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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 : 14 person limit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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