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Beautiful Sunsets! Lakefront Cottage! Sandy Beach! ONE WEEKEND LEFT 9/23 - 9/25

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Twin Lake Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, sleeps 6 - 10

Modern Cottage with Cathedral Ceilings

Forget everything you know about cottages. This one’s a treat. Start your day with a dash straight from the grass to the sandy beach, and end it with a view of the starry sky.

The trees in the area make this a beautiful vacation destination, and it’s absolutely stunning in the fall. Choose between the row boat or the paddleboat to float through the lake, and put together a s’mores party at the bonfire pit.

Inside the House

Take in the stunning lake with your coffee in the morning on the back deck. High ceilings and large windows add more character to the great room, with plenty of natural light during the day. The great room features:

•Cathedral ceilings

•Electric fireplace

•Dining area

•Sleeper sofa

The spacious 3 BR, 1.5 BA cottage includes a fully-equipped kitchen and new appliances. The master bedroom is on the upper floor, furnished with a queen bed. The ½ bath and the full bathroom are both upstairs.

Downstairs, the kids can play around in the fort-like bunkroom, and challenge each other to a quick game of foosball. One bedroom has a queen bed and the other has a bunk bed. Also includes:

•Living room

•Sleeper sofa


Wander right out the lower level and down to the crystal clear lake. The water level starts out shallow, so it’s the perfect depth for little ones to splash around in. Settle in on the patio and put your feet up while you wait for your burgers to finish cooking on the grill.

Our Location

The cottage is just a few miles from major highways, but is still close enough to everything you need. (And you’ll still have reliable Wi-Fi.) While you’re in town, be sure to check out:

•Local Lighthouses

•Scenic Drives

•Lake Michigan

•Sand Dunes

Take a long walk along the beach at Lake Michigan, visit a few of the area festivals and bring your clubs to hit a few at the golf course. A short drive will take you wherever you want to go:

•Stonegate Golf Course (3 miles)

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

•Silver Lake Sand Dunes (30 miles)

•Grand Haven (22 miles)

•Blue Lake Fine Arts Center (5 miles)

Take advantage of the cottage’s waterfront location, all while you dip your toes in the water and catch your own dinner. You can even rent our pontoon boat during your stay. It’s shared with our nearby house with enough space for 10 guests, if you need more space. Twin Lake has the best western Michigan has to offer. Come see us!

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Sandy Shores of Twin Lake
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2016
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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 cottage in 2005

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 cottage unique

Great Cozy Cottage feel with updates! A week stay is like owning your own lakefront property without all of the expense of a vacation home ownership! Two small families could easily occupy this cottage and share the reasonable weekly rate.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This cottage location is great for young grandchildren. Felt very safe tor them while they were in the lake. Cleanliness Five Stars. Very nice neighbors, loved the pedal boat and the row boat. Really close to Michigan Adventure!
Aug 2013
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Beautiful Sunsets! Lakefront Cottage! Sandy Beach! ONE WEEKEND LEFT 9/23 - 9/25
average rating of 4.909091 based on 27 reviews

Lovely cottage on the lake

  • 5 of 5

This property was a great value for the price. The cottage is immaculate. It is obviously well maintained and it appeared it had some updates from my original view of the property. The owner has been wonderful to work with. We rented the pontoon that is with the property. Asked to have it for 3 days and then extended to 5. The beach and outdoor amenities were also exactly as portrayed on Homeaway.

The weather cooperated very nicely for us, with only short times of rain and clouds. This was an extremely relaxing way to spend vacation. I highly recommend this property.

The nearby county park was great for our 4 year old grandson.

Enjoyed breakfast at the Anchor Inn on 2 occasions during our stay. Food and service excellent.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Great cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, all amenities are great! Nice quiet, beautiful lake.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for kids! (and the rest of the family, too!)

  • 5 of 5

In selecting a vacation home, our primary goal was to find one with a nice, sandy beach for the kids (two 9 year olds). The water was very clear, a nice sandy bottom and shallow way beyond the end of the pier. Although we kept an eye on them, we really didn't have to worry about them when they were in the water. They loved the little kayaks and the pedal boat and my daughter and the boys pedaled over to the island twice, where they were pleased to find a nice sandy beach on the other side. The home itself was immaculate and very well stocked - more dishes and glasses than we would possible use. The array of small kitchen appliances was great, and we got a bit of use out of the electric skillet. We enjoyed beautiful sunsets and after-dark bonfires. We didn't do much exploring in western Michigan because we were happy to stay put where we were. I didn't have any reason to contact Kathy, but received a text welcome message from her and was confident that if we did have a problem, she would have resolved it for us right away. The welcome packet sent out in advance was most helpful and contained more information than I have ever received for a vacation rental. All in all, a perfect vacation experience and I hope we can return at some point in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a great time exploring western Michigan!

  • 5 of 5

The property was really nice. The lake was clear. Went with a few friends. We had a lot of fun on the boats and having BBQs and bonfires by the water. We visited a lot of wineries and breweries in the area. We watched the fountain light show in Grand Haven and went to Mac Wood's Dunes. It was a nice week away. Would definitely recommend it.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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  • 5 of 5

This is a well cared for beautiful cottage with perfect swimming, and beach activities for the kids. The sunset was gorgeous too!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time! The views were beautiful, neighbors were friendly and house so cozy we felt like we were at our own home! We were there for business but are thinking about bringing our family back for vacation! Thank you Kathy for being so wonderful to work with!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Bellacino's Pizza and Grinders
Overboard Inn
Michigan's Adventure
Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp
Grand Haven
Hobo's Tavern
Lefty & Romos' Bar and Grill
Pere Marquette Park
P.J. Hoffmaster State Park
Jet's Pizza
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Muskegon's Cross Lake Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Stongate Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
120 and 31
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Overboard Inn
Car: recommended

Other Activities: amusement park, historical sites, sightseeing


Rates & Availability

Twin Lake Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
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

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $145 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

$650.00/week - $1595/week
Fall / Winter Monthly rate is $895.00 (+ utilities)
There is a 4% Credit Card Transaction Fee for payments
NO Fees for paying by check, money order or e-check

Security Deposit of $250.00 is required.
$140.00 Cleaning fee.
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.

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Twin Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • 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
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half Bathroom - toilet , off the master bedroom
  • The second bathroom (1/2 bath) is off the master bedroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen , Main Floor
    Lower level bedroom - 1 queen
    Lower level bedroom - 2 twin/ single , there is a Bunk Bed in this room
    Great room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double
    Lower Level living area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , La-z-boy sofa with air mattress (Double)
  • Master bedroom has a half bathroom attached
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
It includes a dock, 14 ft. aluminum row boat with oars, pedal boat and a fire pit for evening bonfires. Our cottage is just minutes from several area attractions: Cedar Point's Michigan Adventure Amusement Park, Muskegon's Cross Lake Ferry, Pristine Lake Michigan Beaches/Sand Dunes, Western Michigan's summer and winter festivals, Great Lakes Down Race Track, Air Show, Double JJ Ranch, Grand Haven, Whitehall/Montaque, Silver Lake and several area golf courses. There is something for everyone!

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