|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
This is the perfect large group location right on a sandy Lake Michigan beach.
- 2 separate homes plus 1 cabin and 1 beach level apartment. This is a great spot for a large group with different interests: the 'beach people', the golfers, shoppers, the casino crowd....anything and everything being available within a 10 minute drive.
Located between the Victorian port city of Manistee and Onekama, a lovely town located on Portage Lake, you will be charmed by the amenities both villages offer while also enjoying the beauty and privacy of our Lake Michigan homes.
OUR GOAL...: ...is to provide families and groups of friends a wonderful retreat to create memories together. We know the cost of families going on vacation can be quite expensive. By renting our 2 homes to your group, we offer you a chance to stay in a much sought after location made more affordable by sharing your space with friends and families while not foregoing your privacy.
PHOTOS are important. Email me for additional photos of our retreat center.
PRIVACY...: ...can be a big issue when traveling with a large group. We feel that between the 4 living areas, 4 kitchens and 7 bathrooms, our retreat center will allow your group to enjoy each others company while having space to get away when needed.
Please note that while many homes that offer sleeping space for large groups, ours offers privacy as well.
WHAT'S YOUR GROUPS' TIME WORTH?: Time together is what's important. When deciding the perfect place for your group, consider the following:
- Easy access to a variety of interests
- Private space
- Access for the young and the elderly
We are one of very few properties with beach front on Lake Michigan that can accommodate a large group.
Comments I received: (Note from owner: The wedding was for a group of 25 which is about my maximum allowed.)
We held our daughter's wedding at The Shores in early June. It was the perfect location for us. The happy couple got married on the beach which was pristine and felt as if we had miles of privacy. It was wonderful to have Lake Michigan right in our backyard! There was enough room for everyone to sleep comfortably and even a hot tub for the chilly evenings. Eileen could not have been a more gracious host prior to and after our stay. Thank you for a beautiful, well tended venue for us to create a precious family event! We look forward to staying there again in the future.
What a wonderful place to stay and spend time with family. We were there as an extended family and really enjoyed the outdoors. The houses both had fully stocked kitchens which for great for cooking for a large groups. We also enjoyed the fire pit in the evenings. For the football fans, the TV's were large and the living area could accommodate a large group. My favorite thing about this property is the beach and the view. It is absolutely stunning. Thank you to Eileen for sharing this wonderful property with us.
Great place for my family to chill and catch-up before all the kids head back to college and work (teacher). The luxury vacation house was a real home with all the amenities you need and can want. We spent so much time on "The Big Lake", which is literally feet from two decks and hot tub. Each morning my wife and I took a long walk down the beach, which went for miles. We enjoyed sitting around the enormous kitchen table playing card games and laughing. The bedrooms were very well appointed and comfortable. The very clean kitchen provided us with every utensil we wanted, including a dishwasher. We will definitely be back! Eileen was very easy to work with and was always available by text/phone to set-up the reservation, answer questions and then a check-in once we arrived. Thanks for a great stay! We only wish we had more time to capture even more unforgettable sunsets.
My daughter wanted a small beach wedding on Lake Michigan and this was the best. The grassy yard was perfect for gathering the wedding guests and the hill at the top of the dunes overlooking the beach was perfect for an afternoon wedding. We got awesome pictures of the wedding with the lake and beach background. The houses were wonderfully clean and Eileen was wonderful to work with. My daughter said it was everything she had wanted for her wedding.
We rented The Shores for our daughter's beach wedding. The houses were perfect for our group of 18 adults and 7 children. The houses were close together so going back and forth was easy but offered enough space to find a quiet spot. There was outdoor space for the kids to play, to have bonfires at night plus the soft, sandy beach was wonderful. The beach was a beautiful setting for a wedding!
Our group took advantage of an excellent golf course, shopping and gambling at the casino but the beach was the biggest draw. Manistee is a beautiful area.
I would recommend this property to friends and relatives. The owner was easy to contact. My questions were answered promptly.
We rented the entire property for a family vacation. Our group had 23 adults and two children. We had a great time. The property accomodated our large group with no problems. We were able to enjoy each others company and yet still have some privacy when needed.
The setting is fabulous. The beach is right out the back door. It was sandy and perfect for swimming. We set up an awning for the week and enjoyed it daily.
The four kitchens and refridgerators really made this the ideal setting for a large group. We have been in other homes where there was only one kitchen for our large group and it made eating a challenge. Here we were able to have multiple groups eating at different times with no problem.
We didn't do all the activities we had planned since there was so much to do in the area. We are looking forward to coming back again next year if we can arrange it.
The pictures on-line do not do justice to this Gem of a Getaway. I brought 20 women to the Shores for an annual golf trip and we were all blown away and how beautiful and peaceful the Shores were. So nice in fact they didn't want to leave and go golfing. Everything was clean and well maintained, and working with the owner was a wonderful experience. I have been setting up this trip for 17 years and this had to be our best trip ever. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to enjoy time together with family or friends. I already had several of my group asking about how to book for their own family vacations. In a word it was FANTASTIC!
Private Beach get-a-way only 10 minutes from 2 towns: Manistee, the victorian port townfeaturing restaurants, the river walk, charter fishing, the Little River Casino and of course GOLF! And Onekema to the north, known for great food, a marina and a short drive to the world class golf course, Arcadia Bluffs.
Golf: GOLF abounds in our area!
|Refundable damage deposit||$600|
|*Cleaning per stay||$450|
- $450/stay cleaning fee for 2 homes not included in the above pricing
- Linens and towels are optional and not included in the above pricing. Pillows and blankets always provided.
- One week rentals only from mid June through August.
- Dogs welcome at Sunset Shores! $50/night plus proof of flea/tick protection
NOTE: We ALWAYS speak to guests before booking. We don't accept wire transfers. Beware of scammers who do.