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Quiet Lake Michigan Beachfront Cottage

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 full Baths, Sleeps 8

'Right on right beach' surrounded by dunes and wooded nature preserve. Airy cottage only 13 steps from the wide sandy beach. Wrap-around deck provides panoramic views of the full length of the beach.

Double-story cottage - First floor has living area, sitting room, fireplace, dining area, fully equipped kitchen and private bedroom. Upstairs has a huge open play area for kids, master bedroom with king size bed overlooking gorgeous sunsets and two bedrooms with double bunk beds overlooking the dunes and back woods. Basement has a ping-pong table.

5 miles from Silver Lake with its dune rides, miniature golf, go-carts, bike trails, golf courses, and restaurants specializing in cherry pies. Also close to beautiful up-scale Pentwater, Blue Lake Classical Music Camp, canoeing on Manistee River and many lakes and streams for fishing. 25 miles from famous Michigan Adventure.

Enjoy all the activities in the area or just relax on the warm Lake Michigan Beach.

More Details

Myron and MunYee Aldrink
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 1, 2017


5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Quiet Lake Michigan Beachfront Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

WOW!! Gorgeous view of Lake Michigan

  • 5 of 5

The 1st day drive back to the house we were greeted with 2 deer grazing. Spectular views of the lake. Nice neighbors.

Loved the quietness at nighttime. We live out in the country and see stars at night but here the stars were so much brighter. The kids loved playing on the beach and sand dunes. Kitchen had everything we needed. House was nice and clean, beds comfortable. My 6'6" hubby loved the king bed and how is sat higher than normal beds. The kids enjoyed the games. Homeowners called in the 1st day to check on how everything was. Thats is a first for me and I have been renting vacation homes for 20 years.

Everything was perfect. We are ready to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review We are very happy you enjoyed the cottage, Thanks again
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Beauty on Lake Michigan!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been blessed to rent this beautiful cottage on Lake Michigan for the last 10 years. The spacious home is nestled in the dunes in Shelby (Benona Township), Michigan and offers spectacular views of Lake Michigan sunsets and an awesome beach just steps away.

The owners are delightful to work with and the cottage is in a very private setting with a good distance from neighboring homes. Our children have a blast climbing the major dune behind the house, which is where the aerial photo in this listing was taken. Of course, they play on the beautiful sand and enjoy the Lake Michigan waves all throughout the day.

While staying at the cottage, we also enjoy excursions to nearby Pentwater; buying cherries from local farms and homemade pies at Woodland Farms Market; going on the Mac Woods Dune Rides; visiting Claybanks Pottery, and attending Holy Mass at Our Lady of Fatima in nearby Shelby on Sundays.

We have made many beautiful family memories to last a lifetime at this incredible Lake Michigan retreat.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this wonderful review - The Aldrink family also values our wonderful cottage relationship with your family over the years Sincerely Myron
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Wonderful cottage on beautiful Lake Michigan!

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful cottage has been our "home away from home" for 20 years of summer vacations. We enjoy our annual week on beautiful Lake Michigan with the comfort of a large cottage, the spacious deck to watch the gorgeous sunsets, and plenty of beach to relax and play. We cherish our time here!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review - We appreciate you and your family and our wonderful long-term cottage relationship. Sincerely Myron
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One of my favorite places to be!

  • 5 of 5

My Mom and sisters and I rented this cottage last summer and also this past week for the 2nd summer. We fell in love with it the day we arrived. It's very spacious and the views of the lake are spectacular! It's only a short walk from the cottage to the lake and cottage is surrounded by beautiful wooded areas. Driving to the cottage can be a bit challenging, especially at night (deep ravines) but if you go slowly and take your time, you'll have no trouble at all. It's become a favorite place for my mom and sisters and myself- we are so blessed to have stayed here twice now! Our favorite cottage on Lake Michigan! I'd highly recommend this one- anyone looking for a peaceful getaway on the lake will definitely find one at the alderinks! :-) :-)

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Located off Scenic Drive among the dunes, cherry orchards and rolling hills. Nearby attractions:

Silver Lake(4 miles): State Park, MacWood Dune Rides, Dune buggy rentals, Craig’s Cruisers,

Benona Shores Golf Course (2 miles)

Hart-Montague Bicycle Trail State Park (8 miles)

Awarding-winning Arthur Hills designed Thoroughbred Golf Club (13 miles)

Shelby Gemstone Factory (8 miles)

Rainbow Ranch Horseback Riding Stables (5 miles)

Tartan Hill Winery (6 miles)

Little Sable Point Lighthouse (3.5 miles away)

Stony Lake (3 miles)


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $175
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are not final and subject to change. Please inquire for final quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Shelby Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , : Bunk bed with double at the bottom and twin on top
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , :1 twin bed; 1 double/twin bunk bed combo
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • All bedroom equipped with ceiling fans
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Renters to provide own linen and towels; Renter's own calling card needed for long distance telephone calls

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