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Spacious Lakefront Home on 5000 Acre Hamlin Lake

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9-11)

Spacious and clean, five bedroom house right on 5000-acre Hamlin Lake. Swim, fish, or dock your boat in your own front yard; Launch your small craft right next door; Watch the sunset over the dunes from your living room. Rent our deck boat or a jet-ski just down the road. Or drive five miles into downtown Ludington where you will find golf, movie theatres, bowling, go-carts, putt-putt golf, Lake Michigan fishing, a wonderful sandy beach, and numerous restaurants, ice-cream parlors, and shopping.

Nearby is Ludington State Park, the most popular park in Michigan, with a sandy beach, concession stand, picnic sites, and miles of shaded bike trails. In winter, just walk out your door for snowmobiling, ice-fishing, or cross-country skiing.

If you are a fisherman, Ludington is the premier salmon fishing port in Michigan and Hamlin Lake is loaded with walleyes, pike, bluegills, bass, and perch. Come spend a week in this wholesome family environment!!

Keywords: House

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

About The Owner

Jim & Carole Maddux

The Owner purchased this house in 2004

Why The Owner chose Western Michigan

We purchased our house as our retirement home, but we are still some years away from retiring. So we thought we share our home with guests until those retirement years roll around. It's a peaceful and scenic setting and the water can be viewed from most rooms in the house.


based on 24 traveler reviews

Spacious Lakefront Home on 5000 Acre Hamlin Lake
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 24 reviews
Hudsonville, MI

10 adults and a great grandchild

  • 5 of 5

It is rare when your expectations are met. It is even more rare when they are exceeded. Our expectations when fair exceeded. Everything we needed was provided from lawn chairs to WiFi to LP gas for the Weber grill to firewood! Amazing views with beautiful sunsets. Our biggest problem was having to leave. We not only highly recommend Dunview but expect to continue to visit annually.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay....will use again

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with my family (total of 10 adults) and I have to say it was a beautiful place to relax andtour the area. We couldn't have asked for a nicer home that though there were ten of us we didn't bump into each other---plenty of space. My kids loved the volleyball court, I loved the kitchen with every container I needed to cook a large family dinner. If I had a question beforehand the owners got back to me very promptly. The one thing I want to say is OMG, THE SUNSETS---the water is right there in your front yard and the beautiful beautiful breathtaking sunsets was worth the trip. THANK YOU!!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place for Families

  • 4 of 5

This place is lovely! We had multiple families and all were comfortable in this spacious home. The views cannot be beat. We had a fantastic time and will be back - thank you!!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Linden, Michigan

Best Value on Lake Hamlin

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this beautiful cottage several times and each time it has been with additional families. As other reviewers have mentioned this cottage is very well-equipped, clean and has a BEAUTIFUL private location on the lake. When you get a cottage that is 2500 sq. ft. with 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, laundry room, sitting room w/piano, all towels, & sheets, huge kitchen that is well-stocked, kayaks and paddleboat, picnic tables, fire pit, volleyball court, wireless, cable, etc... and then divide the cost with a couple of families I GUARANTEE you will not find a better cottage anywhere at this price! Thank you Jim and Carole for all the thought you put in supplying and especially sharing this hidden treasure.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Caledonia, MI

Guys week out

  • 5 of 5

First I would like to THANK the Maddox family for allowing us to share the enjoyment of thier beautiful home. We have rented the Duneview house now for about 5 yrs. and have always found whatever we need available at the house. They do an excellant job with the bullitin board(current and local events) so you have all the info you need to make your stay pleasant, funfilled and comfortable.We go in late May for the fishing, it is always GREAT, and we especialy like the protection that the front yard slips and cover provide our boats. Our pack list gets smaller each year, because of the provitions provided at the cottage-LOVE having the firewood. The sunsets are unbelievable and you want it to storm 1 night just so you can experience the system crossing the lake and dunes. We will continue to use our week as long as you continue to share.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus, Ohio

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at the Duneview home and enjoyed every minute of it. The house was very clean and had everything we needed. The location is great and the view from the family room is wonderful. The fishing was good and right from the shore of the property. Everyone had a fun time and the owner has lots of games, books and movies for the kids to watch. It is a great family vacation spot. We would highly recommend this house for anyone visiting Michigan. The Owners were very helpful and they have put a lot of thought into the needs of their guests. They make you feel at home in their place.

We had a GREAT time.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review - glad your family enjoyed our place. Jim & Carole
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Muskegon, MI
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Ludington to Wisconsin
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Muskegon, MI
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Caberfae - Cadillac, MI
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Sand Dunes - Across the Lake
Car: necessary

On Hamlin Lake - just 6 miles North of downtown Ludington

Other Activities: Shopping, kayaking, snowmobiling, basketball, horseshoes, biking, mini golf, boating, wildlife viewing


Rates & Availability

Ludington House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2016
May 28 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
Standard pricing
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

2 night minimum stay during non-summer
-Rentals run Saturday to Saturday for summer rentals (by the week only).
-$300 security deposit required
-50% down payment required at booking; balance due 60 days before arrival
-$125 cleaning fee will be added to all reservations of less than 1 week
- Deck Boat Rental available

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Western Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk beds
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Sand Box
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 14 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Kayaks, paddleboat and volleyball court on property Fishing - right outside door

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