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Spacious Lakefront Home on 5000 Acre Hamlin Lake

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
August 28, 2016
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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 27 traveler reviews

Spacious Lakefront Home on 5000 Acre Hamlin Lake
average rating of 4.851852 based on 27 reviews
Brighton, MI 48114

Great rental

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family consisting of 9 members, (6 adults & 3 children) rented this lovely vacation home. The home was clean and spacious. The property itself was lovely with great views especially at sunset. Plenty of bedrooms for us. Either you could eat in the house or there were picnic tables under the boat well area. Since the Olympics were on TV that week, we watched the games in the evening from the living room which seated the 9 of us very well. We were close to Ludington State Park Beach. We chose to rent the owner's pontoon boat which made our stay even better. Hamlin Lake is a large lake. You can boat to the dunes or Hamlin Beach, part of Ludington State Park. We were close to Silver Lake State Park where we rented jeeps to ride on the dunes. We hiked, swam, boated, and just relaxed. It was a great place to stay. The property itself has room in the boat well area to park another boat as well. I would recommend renting this facility especially for families. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Instead of 5 stars, I give it 10 stars!!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Rapids

Great Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Just finished 6th year of summer rentals. Grandchildren, 19 and 16 years old love it so much they took time off their summer jobs to join us.

It's not just a cottage, it is a first class home--well maintained and all supplies needed (linens, pots, pans, griddles, very large freezer, nice fridge, etc. Large kitchen table with spacious seating, with a bell to ring when it's time to eat. Very private and you can't see any other houses unless you stand by the side of the lake.

Fishing from the front yard has been exceptional--bass and perch. This summer I caught 8 perch, between 9 1/2 and 11 inches long.

Beautiful view across the lake, all tress, State Park swimming beach is directly across the lake and the north view is all sand dunes.

Short drive to city Lake Michigan beach and beach where the Little Au Sable river meets Lake Michigan. On a scale of 1-10, I would give it a 15. You will be fortunate if you can find an open weekly slot for available!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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7 adults and 4 children, and plenty of room.

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay here and have to say we were thoroughly impressed. From the more than ample parking for 4 families to the spacious house where there was never a crowding problem. The privacy is phenomenal. We ate most of out meals outside and were never bothered by anyone. We also rented the deck boat and had complete access to the parks and lake. Great fishing from the boat and shore. It's been mentioned in other reviews but the sunsets were gorgeous. We would go out every night and watch them, best show in town. We've recommended to several friends already.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review - hope to see you again next year.
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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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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

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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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Ludington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
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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