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Lake Michigan Beach Front

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights


Minimum Stay

About the property

Sleeps 1 - 42

We invite you, your family and friends to experience Sunset Beach Cottages! A peaceful and private Lake Michigan setting with a stunning view of Lake Michigan awaits you at Sunset Beach Cottages. Conveniently located, yet privately tucked away with miles of sandy beach at your footsteps.

As you arrive at Sunset Beach Cottages private Lake Michigan beach front your experience begins with a scenic ride down our paved drive to your private cottage and Lake Michigan setting. With Grand Haven and Muskegon both within a short driving distance, you can be as active, or as relaxed, as you desire.

Our 6, 1-4 bedroom cottages are close enough together to be rented in groups for family reunions and other types of get togethers, yet far enough apart to provide for your own privacy. The natural beauty that surrounds the property makes this setting the perfect place for a wedding, family reunion, or just your own private getaway vacation. There is plenty of space, both inside the cottages, and on the well maintained and irrigated grass covered grounds. Our private 114' beach has some of the finest beach sand in the world plus the soothing sounds of waves lapping on the shore line make for an enjoyable and relaxing time to sooth away the hectic lifestyle you left behind.

Keywords: Cottage Home

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Deborah Thorp
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 1, 2016

About Deborah Thorp

We are a family owned and run location. We try our very best to cater to your needs providing you with time to truly enjoy your family or group get together.

Deborah Thorp purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Deborah Thorp chose Western Michigan

Our small Cottage Resort property is focused on providing a peaceful and relaxing environment to enjoy your family or group vacation. We try our best to maintain a location that allows you to experience the true environment of living on Lake Michigan without all of the hustle and bustle of the major tourist Lake Michigan experiences.

What makes this cottage unique

A true no hassle Lake Michigan living experience.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Here's an excerpt from an email we received from a family member of this guest:

Hello my family and I had a lot of quality time there, everyone enjoyed it very much ! ...........

We hope to stay again next year.

Thank you for a lovely time !

Then we discovered they had a wedding on our property which we were never informed of in advance and which we would never allow due to the disruption in our other guests vacationing at our property. One of those other guests complained that they were not informed there would be a wedding which they found themselves right in the middle of. We gave them a $200 refund to help offset their inconvenience. II then asked this party to please reimburse us since they did not inform us and did not pay our $1500 wedding fee. That's when we were threatened and told they would post negative remarks about our listing and obviously they followed through. They never talked to a maintenance man, we have none, they never were congratulated about their wedding we did not know of it. Sad that there are people who apparently decide to cover their guilt with cover-up accusations. We run a very thoughtful and caring business. We reimbursed our other complaining guests who were disrupted by this wedding. I just asked them to reimburse us for that refund since by not informing us they were having a wedding they avoided our $1500 wedding fee.
Aug 2016
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3/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Lake Michigan Beach Front
average rating of 3.0 based on 3 reviews
Jupiter, Florida

Great Place to vacation

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I've stayed at this resort for the past 10 years.

Everything about it is wonderful. The sunsets are breathtaking and the cottages are quaint and lovely.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Every year my family rents a cottage on Lake Michigan for a week. This was the first year that we went somewhere new because the place we normally go changed their pet policy.

Never having had any friends stay at Sunset Beach, I didn't know what to expect other than:

My immediate family and my husband's immediate family (no grandparents, aunts, or friends etc...) being present for our short 45 min (tops) wedding commitment ceremony. We kept it small to be respectful and to save money. Little did we know that planning our trip at the cottages at Sunset Beach would be a HUGE mistake.

The day before the wedding, the groundskeeper (who was AWARE of the wedding) offered to mow the lawn on the bluff so that he didn't interrupt the ceremony the next day. I thought he was thoughtful to do that and I thanked him, while he congratulated me. Besides the groundskeeper, the person who booked my mom's cottage over the phone knew about the wedding because they gave her the cottage with better views because "it would be prettier for the wedding"

When my mother arrived to stay in the front cottage, she was rudely asked by another man renting a cottage to move her car because he claimed that HE had access to all of the front parking spots (even though he was in one of 4 cottages surrounding the few parking spots up front). He made other various comments under his breath to them, and watched my family through his windows. This man was extremely out of line in the way that he spoke to my family, yet my mother respectfully moved her car and ignored the man's attempt to start problems. (Note:There was nothing posted saying which parking spots were for which cottages)

The day of the wedding, after sweating through all of our clothes as we slept with no provided fans and NO AC, we started the day with getting ready in the SCUM-INFESTED, standing-water filled showers, under the insufficient lighting (there were light bulbs out everywhere) and watching our feet so we didn't step on the EXPOSED NAILS on the stairs as we went about the house. The only 3 guests to come (my father, his fiance and step-daughter) came around 2:30 (and left before 8), which is around the time we were being spied on by a neighbor who was taking pictures of us on his phone and staring out the window. I was extremely disturbed by his watching and documenting us without our permission, when we had been so courteous to be quiet and not disrupt anyone else's time.

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  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: See "Sudden Change of Attitude" above
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Hobos Tavern
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Lake Express
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
US 31
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Bear Lake Inn
Nearest Beach
Out your front door
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 10.0%

Please call or email for up to date pricing since we have 1 - 4 bedroom cottages available or go to our web page at to see all of our current rates

50% due at booking, 50% due 2 weeks prior to arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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North Muskegon Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 42
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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