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Golden Dunes Luxury Log Home Overlooking Lake Michigan

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Futon Full bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-9)

This dream home was built in 2004-2005 and is a year-round home. The Loft Master bedroom with hand-hewn log queen bed has its own balcony overlooking the valley of maples to the east and the loft itself has the incomparable view of both dunes and Lake Michigan to the west. Attached to the master bedroom is a master bath with a glass tile double shower with inlaid mural. The dressing room/closet has its own hand-painted autumn mural.

THIS PROPERTY IS NOT for sale. There are a couple of 'For Sale signs on the entrance to the VERY long drive: there are people who are selling 2 acre plots of land below our property. The Golden Dunes cabin will NOT be for sale: this is our dream and will remain so.

There are 2 main floor bedrooms. The Flora and Fauna room has twin beds. The top shelf in the acloset is full of family-oriented games, cards, puzzles, and toys for your entertainment. The Quilt Room has a double log bed with single bunk above with the quilt theme throughout.

The main floor also has a full bath with massage shower and a vanity sink. All towels and linens are furnished. Great room and full kitchen finish the main floor. There are French double sliding doors out to the large deck. All bedrooms and the Great room have satellite TV with DVD and VCR.

Entrance level has 2 1/2 car garage, fully equipped laundry and entrance room with storage that includes water toys and floatables. An inflatable raft for your use is in the garage.

There is a lovely Nature Trail throughout our property. It is divided in two loops: a longer and shorter one. This trail is well-marked with painted red circles outlined in yellow and takes you to all areas of the 26 acres. Feel free to explore the hills, woods and meadows. You are free to hike, cross-country ski or snowshoe on the full property.

There are other interlocking trails, that are wider, not marked but easy to walk. So: more adventure-follow the marked trails, more leisurely-stroll the wide mowed trails.

An outdoor grill is provided as well as plenty of seating on the large deck.

The laundry room has broom, vacuum and other cleaning supplies you may need throughout your stay.

An open sand area is great for children playing while adults enjoy the view or s'mores over the fire. Please never cut living trees. There is plenty of downed wood on the property. The fire pit also has plenty of seating in a great open area to enjoy evenings under the stars.

Keywords: Log Home, Sunset View, Sand Dunes, Private, Lake Views, Beaches, Vacation Property

More Details

Jill Campbell-Mason
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2018

About Jill Campbell-Mason

I am in my early 70s, mostly retired. I enjoy the beauty of outdoors and the serenity of privacy in my own space. I built this home from very special circumstances that we will share upon rental, if requested. It is quite an amazing, heartfelt story. I love this home and have placed special artwork from different countries we have visited there as well as some of my own artwork.I am the artist of the family. You will notice her rendition of the dunes in the Great room as well as a birchbark watercolor and the rock (all rocks from Lake Michigan) mosaic on the retaining wall as you come up to the property. There are also other paintings and a photo wall divider created by me of the area. I am a collectible artist with works in galleries and permanent collections. Several canvas photographs of the area are for sale: if you have an interest please contact me after or during your stay.

The coat racks in the entry are handmade, Jill painted them with native herbs: check them out! The brass bell collection that hangs on the stairway is also Jill's innovation. We enjoy meeting and conversing with people from all over and their unique stories. We rent the home, not only to be able to pay the taxes, but also, because we really enjoy sharing this lovely, beautiful spot with others. Our home is in Lansing, Mi. which is only 145 miles distant so easily accessible by us on a regular basis.

Jill Campbell-Mason purchased this house in 2004

Why Jill Campbell-Mason chose Mears

This is a house that I custom-built. I had the wonderful pleasure of designing it and seeing it through to completion. It is my dream. I have always wanted a place that looks toward the setting sun. there is something magical about it. the west coast of Michigan is quite well-developed, but this section is not quite so overrun by tourists and has such unique features. Where else can you ride on the dunes? Where find that home-town atmosphere with a local restaurant (the Open Hearth Grill) that utilizes foods from this location? As you drive to the house you pass orchards-white and pink in the spring , hanging with apples and cherries in the summer. You also pass graceful fields of asparagus-golden in the autumn.

What makes this house unique

We love to walk the 26 acres and enjoy the stars from the deck at night. There is an unobstructed view, with no city lights intervening, of the Milky Way and the summer triangle. There are a family of turkeys who go by daily on their rounds, clucking and spreading their tail feathers. Deer are often seen on the property. Where else do you need to go for rejuvenation? After being at the beach or the dunes during the day, it is ABSOLUTELY wonderful to have your own space in the evening.

We will be gone to a funeral from July4 through July 11 out of the country: so please email inquiries during that time. I will be sure to get back with you as soon as possible after that. Thank you for you patience.


Mears House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Do NOT cut any standing wood. If you are burning in the firepit ALL wood, and only wood an paper (nothing else) must be within the metal burn ring
  • The fire must be put out completely, with water, before leaving for any reason whatsoever.
  • ALL trash must be put in the designated ORANGE bags for Sunset trash and deposited in the bin a t the end of the drive when you leave.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (1) In the main bedroom loft, handcrated of logs with privacy canopy., Double Beds (1) In the Quilt Room with a single bed above: handmade log bed., Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 twins are in the Flora and fauna Room., Baby Cribs (1) This is a pack'n'play.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
26 acres of privacy on rolling maple treed hills with a nature trail. fire pit with outdoor seating and great views.


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Golden Dunes Luxury Log Home Overlooking Lake Michigan
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 39 reviews

Highly Recommend...Beautiful!!!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay. Beautiful view and enjoyed the peaceful environment

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Always a perfect stay. Very clean, neat. Everything works and is a very, very comfortable place to stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely property and home

  • 5 of 5

The Golden Dunes cabin was a wonderful winter weekend getaway for myself, my husband and our mini bernedoodle. The property has nature trails that the pup loved and the recent snowfall made everything look even more magical. The home was stocked with most things necessary and was comfortable. We highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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E. Grand Rapids. MI

A perfect winter getaway

  • 5 of 5

We love this cottage, the view of the dunes and Lake Michigan!

Truly a winter wonderland

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very niceget away

  • 4 of 5

Home is nicely located with easy access to Silver Lake, PentWater & Ludington. Very nice, quiet location. Relaxing. Nice walking trails also. Home was stocked with all necesities. Only watch out is google maps took us to a differant location. Without helo from a local we most likeliy wouldn't have found the home. Print a map & bring it with you!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As the owner I would like to say that no one has yet gotten lost in finding the Golden Dunes cabin. In fact there are very specific directions that come with the welcome instructions, and I would say it would be nice to take those along. Sorry to the guest who had google maps take them astray. That shouldn't happen and if something does happen I am just a phone call away as is the local handyman who can show you where the cabin is located, Sincerely, Jill
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Golden Dunes

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home. beautiful views!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Golden acres
Nearest Point of Interest
golden dunes cabin
Nearest Point of Interest
Silver Lake State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Off Road Vehicle dunes driving
Nearest Point of Interest
Cedar Point Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Little Sable light house
Nearest Point of Interest
Hart Historic District
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30

The $140 cleaning fee is included in the quoted price.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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