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Lake Michigan Beach Cottage with WIFI now renting for 2017 season

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Shelby Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 8

Experience Lake Michigan from your own private beach frontage. The cottage features breath taking views from the deck. The dunes are spectacular. Only 45 stairs lead to your path to the beach; however, there is a private easement leading to the base of the stairs allowing you to take our newly installed boardwalk to the beach. Sit by the beach side fire pit, enjoy miles of sugar sand Beach in either direction. The cottage was purchased and remodeled in 2013. Updates include new flooring, painting throughout, new beds, new furniture and air conditioning. The cottage features a queen bed in the master bedroom, a full bed in the downstairs bedroom and 4 twin beds in the bunk room. The cottage sleeps eight. There are two full baths. For rainy days the cottage offers three flat screen TV's, WIFI Internet, Cable TV,a Nintendo Game Cube Systems and a variety of DVD's. Free local and long distance calling is included, since your Cell phone may not receive calls.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Kelley & Ralph Reisinger
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2016
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Why Kelley & Ralph Reisinger chose Western Michigan

We love the beachfront and the easy access to Lake Michigan. This is also a rare property where you actually own the beach front, it is not access or association owned like most other properties. In addition the cottage is only 75 miles from our home which allows us to be hands on for our guests.

What makes this cottage unique

Fantastic view of the beach and lakefront from the Master Bedroom. Access the upper wrap around deck from the Master Bedroom. With a dune to the North and foliage blocking the view of nearby cottages, you will experience a peacefull vacation unlike other lake front rentals which share public access, or are part of large associations. If you want to stay in touch with the office, broadband internet and a workspace with a view allows you to work and play.


based on 10 traveler reviews

Lake Michigan Beach Cottage with WIFI now renting for 2017 season
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This is our second trip to this beach house! It's even better than the last time.

The owners are wonderful to work with. Everything was once again perfect! The Boardwalk was really welcomed. The owners constant improvements show! Winner Winner!!! love this property and we'll be back!

Thank you for making our return trip another memorable one!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Michigan Beach Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Exactly what we were looking for in a beach house! Extremely clean home with everything you need, from excellent air conditioning to comfortable beds and linens to beach towels and umbrellas. The walk down to the beach is very nice with a newly built boardwalk.Our family had a great time on the sugar sand beach with NO rocks (could body surf all the way in).We had a great week weather wise, sunny everyday. Few tips for future renters:

Make sure you bring boogie boards

Tea pot if you are a tea drinker

There is a Flat screen in the nicely furnished basement(bonus room) so bring your DVD movies, they have a few.

Nice grocery store in Hart Hansen Foods.

Country Dairy for milk and meat products (They have there own Dairy and Cattle Cows)

And Woodland Farm Market for the BEST Apple fritters.

One thing we really liked here is that everyone we encountered were very friendly and although there is no really good restaurants for foodies (mostly bar food) the quiet and beauty of the area made up for it. If you want some tourist action than head up to the Silver Lake area just north of the property.We are decided that this was the perfect Lake Michigan vacation and that we will return!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Place on the Beach

  • 5 of 5

Our family truly enjoyed our stay at this cottage. It was absolutely immaculate and nicely decorated. The beach is amazing although the neighbors are a bit close. You can walk for miles in either direction. Perfect swimming-nothing but sand and stays shallow a good way out. There are a few steps to get up and down but the walkway makes the trip pretty easy. I can't say enough good things about this house. They provided everything from nice beach towels to chairs to umbrellas. Our whole family from 66 to a teenager loved it. My youngest grandson suggested we live there. I wish we could!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in everyway

  • 5 of 5

Actually we rented in 03, but I cannot enter the date. The cottage was seated with a gorgeou view of the Lake. The beach was our home half the day and excellent. The fire pit made great s'mores. An immaculate, super kitchen all decked out, and two living spaces (one in lower level with tv). The bedrooms are variable in size and capacity, one king room, one full size and a bunk room that holds 6. Laundry works well, and the covered back patio has a large table and views of the Lake. As three adults and two children, our stay should have been longer. The decor is charming and comfortable. Best Lake cottage around. Great value and super location. Loved it.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This cottage is such a beautiful place to spend a relaxing vacation. This was our families second year to stay here and will most definitely be back again! Our grandson is 2 years old and he loved the big sand box (beach) to play in, he could walk the easy trail from the house to the beach without being carried. There are a few beach toys at the cottage and along with his trucks, he didn't want to leave.The cottage is very well maintained and clean and we had everything we needed to spend the week. We cooked almost all of our meals there with a very well supplied kitchen and gas grill on the deck. The view of the lake from the cottage is breathtaking and the sunsets are what you see on postcards.

We went to Silver Lake one day and took a dune ride and had a blast! Another day, we went to Pentwater and checked out this most adorable little town. We saw many wild turkey and a few deer along the back roads route. Ralph and Kelly have made this vacation cottage a home away from home and I really did not want to leave, but we will be back! Thank you Ralph and Kelly!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Piece of Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting this cottage since 2003. We were delighted to see the new updates and amenities the new owners added. It is truly a special place our family loves. Cottage is clean and comfortable with a million dollar view. Owners are great to work with.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Kent County International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Stoney Lake Inn
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Benona Golf Course
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
US 31
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Stoney Lake Inn
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Crystal Mountain Thompsonville MI
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Private Beach Front
Car: recommended

Located in Driftwood Association. Stay and enjoy many June Festivals including the Asparagus Festival in Hart, Art Fairs in Pentwater and Michigan Light House Festival. Enjoy, Silver Lake Sand Dune Ride, Double J Ranch with Horse Rides and Water Park, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Markets in season, Counrty Dairy Farm Tours and Store. Enjoy Grand Rapids Art Prize during the day, the last 2 weeks in September and spend your evenings on the Lake. Only an hour and fifteen minutes to downtown grand rapids.


Rates & Availability

Shelby Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 4 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Off Season 2017-2018
Sep 3 2017 - Jun 23 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

Short term off season rentals available. Three day minimum stay.

Refundable Security Deposit $500 within 7 days of booking
Balance Due by Check, Certified Check or Money order 30 days prior to arrival date.

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Shelby Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Linens Pillows and lightweight Bed Spread Provided
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Linens, Pillows and lightweight bed spread provided
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , Linens, Pillows and lightweight bed spread provided
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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