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Fees Reduced for June! Lake Michigan Lakefront Cottage

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Just a few weeks left in Summer, 2018 -- discounts now offered for June weeks-- Don't miss out!

Stunning views of Lake Michigan, pristine private beach, relaxing days with family and friends, sunsets over the clear water of Lake Michigan, nights on the beach under the stars by a bonfire -- all you could hope for in a family vacation. Reconnect, refresh, relax and create lasting memories.

Our family-owned lakefront home offers cottagy charm with modern amenities. Whether you are enjoying time together in the spacious great room, playing a board game in the family room, reading on the deck, or catching a nap in one of the four bedrooms, this house has the space you need for your whole family. Even your dog can enjoy a beach vacation with you this summer.

There's nothing like the beaches of Pentwater, with pure, clean white sand perfect for spending the days beach-bumming, building sandcastles or taking a walk. And there's nothing more refreshing than a swim in Lake Michigan on those warm summer days. Who doesn't love playing in the waves?

And after your fun day, you'll be surprised by how well you sleep!

Located one mile north of Pentwater and twelve miles south of Ludington, the Shannon Cottage is convenient to shopping, restaurants, movie theaters, and recreational activities. We (the owners) have loved vacationing in our Pentwater cottage all our lives, and we think you and your family will love it too!

Keywords: Lake Michigan Lakefront, Beach-House, Pentwater, Beachfront

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About Patty

Our dad built this cottage in the early 50s and we have been returning to our Pentwater home every summer growing up. As our parents got older and traveled many places, they would always say about their trip, "It was nice, but there's no place more beautiful than Pentwater!" Ownership our cottage is lovingly shared by three adult "Shannon kids" who inherited it in 2006 and now enjoy the beach with our grandbabies -- the fourth generation to love the cottage. We're sure your family will love it as much as we do!

Patty purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Patty chose Pentwater

Your family will be COMFORTABLE: good mattresses, welcoming deck and living spaces, high speed internet, plenty of pillows, bed linens, towels, beach chairs, and well-equipped kitchen.


Pentwater Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Personal fireworks and firearms are prohibited.
  • Only 1 car can be parked by the cottage (room for 2 cars up shared driveway). Motorized recreational off-road and watercraft vehicles are prohibited.
  • The property is in a quiet neighborhood. Any disturbance (inc disturbing the peace), endangerment, unlawful/immoral behavior terminates occupancy.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (5), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1) All linens, bedding and pillows provided, including bedding to convert twin beds to King.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Fees Reduced for June! Lake Michigan Lakefront Cottage
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
Kansas City MO

Perfect Relaxing Beachfront Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to this cottage and to Lake Michigan. Our family of four had a wonderful week long vacation here that, at least for my 9 year old daughter, beat out our trip to Disney World last year. She said that the only thing that would have made it better would have been to never go out! We did go check out Pentwater, though. We were a bit off season so some of the shops were closed, but we knew that ahead of time. We also went to Ludington to check out Big Sable Lighthouse.

Other than that we spent lots of time hanging out in this house. We read books, watched a few movies (they have cable and Netflix), enjoyed a couple fires in the fire pit, swam and jumped around in the waves and walked the beach. It was delightful.

The house was clean and comfortable. It had all the items we might need to cook and enjoy the beach. There were even lots of random household items like bandages, shampoo, tons of towels and I found a couple pins in the bathroom drawer that came in handy while we were there. It is decorated with pictures from the owners' families which gives it a lovely personal feel.

I experienced great communication with the owner by email. I had several questions during the planning process that were answered in a timely and pleasant manner.

We all agree we'd be happy to come back to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Deer Park,IL

Great Lakefront Beachhouse

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 4 days at this lovely beach-house in Pentwater with our 2 grown children and two grandchildren. Couldn't have asked for a more delightful stay. Patty, the owner, was most helpful and was always available if we had any questions. The house was exactly as listed ... spacious and exceptionally clean and well equipped for anything a person would need, right down to the beach towels, sand chairs and beach toys for the kids. There’s this wonderful room in the back of the house, stocked with cards, games and movies, that we made good use of. And the water view from the deck, was simply gorgeous. You can have your meals there, while enjoying a stunning sunset. You're just a few steps to the water, where you'll find a great beach with the purest white sand you can imagine. The grandkids spent most of the time splashing around in the water and building beautiful sand castles for all to admire and the adults had a great time fishing and kayaking along the shore. When we were able to pry everybody away from the beach, we drove into town to enjoy the lay-back ambiance of Pentwater. We loved it all, but I think our favorite was the ice cream shop right across the street from the community gathering spot. One evening, they had a very entertaining blue grass band playing, where the kids had so much fun dancing and clapping along to the beat of the music. I could go on and on ... suffice it to say, this is a very nice area that can be enjoyed over and over again. We'll definitely be back. Thanks Patty for a wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great weekend stay at classic Pentwater cottage - endless beach right outside your door

  • 4 of 5

Two of us spent an enjoyable late summer weekend at this cottage. It's a traditional Pentwater cottage - an older wood house tucked back in the woods right on the dune overlooking Lake Michigan. The cottage is well equipped with cooking supplies, linens, beach towels, etc. so we didn't need to lug much from home. We spent most of our time out on the beach...just a few steps down the dune from the house. We loved having a cookout in the permanent fire ring the owners have set up on the dune. Can't beat that view for sunsets!

There is ample room for a number of guests, though 1.5 baths mean that there may be a bit of waiting for showers for many people. Some of the furnishings are older, but this is what we expected in this type of cottage. There is a very comfortable and cozy tv room in the back of the house - great for hiding away in bad weather or for kids to hang out and play games.

Overall, a great location being right on the beach and a few short minutes' drive into town. The owners are very helpful and responsive to any questions. We'll definitely recommend it to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2010
  • Stayed: September 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rockford Mi

A cozy cottage get-away

  • 5 of 5

This cottage has so much charm. It was clean and comfortable for our little grandchildren (all 8 of them!) and me and my husband. The little ones enjoyed having their own "private" space upstairs, with room to play and lots of beds. The den in the back of the cottage was perfect for games or a movie. I especially liked that it's close to the beach...a few stairs and you're there! The kitchen has everything needed and the provision of all linens and towels, including beach towels was convenient.

It was a wonderfully relaxing week. Thank you, Patty, for renting your special cottage to us.


  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2010
  • Stayed: August 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mason, MI


  • 5 of 5

We had a WONDERFUL time at The Shannon Cottage! Our 3 year old son and black lab could not get enough of the water! The cottage was clean and had everything we needed for an enjoyable weekend. There was a very detailed "book" of information on the fridge when we got there. Patty - one of the owners was VERY easy to work with. At night you can open the windows and fall asleep to the sounds of the big water. Many times we were the only people on the beach. The water was warm and is shallow for quite a ways out and great for little people to play in. We loved eating breakfast out on the porch! We went to Mac Woods and went on a dune ride ... worth every penny,had great meals at The Brown Bear and The Antler Bar, and ate LOTS of ice cream at House of Flavors. We went in every shop in Pentwater and even made it to a civic band concert downtown. LOVED Cenzo's Market!! We were sad to leave and would go back in a HEARTBEAT!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2010
  • Stayed: June 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $120

$100 additional charged for (1) groups larger than 8 people (adults or children), and/or (2) for more than one dog. Cancellations/Refunds of paid fees may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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