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Peaceful Family Retreat with Breathtaking Lake Michigan Beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

3 bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 1 full bathroom, beach, lake, cable TV

This 1400-square foot cottage boasts peaceful semi-wooded setting and an easy 7-minute walk to almost a mile of breathtaking Lake Michigan beach and dunes. Cottage features well-furnished kitchen, deck, spacious 3-season porch, washer/dryer, dishwasher, and microwave. Swim in either Lake Michigan; or in Stony Lake a mile away. Just minutes from championship golf courses, horseback riding, Silver Lake Dunes (7 miles north) , largest amusement park in Michigan, and Hart-Montague Bike Trail. A short drive will take you to everything from roadside fruit & vegetable stands to antique shops to a winery. If you're looking for a private setting near the Lake Michigan shoreline, with easy hiking for miles in either direction, you've found your vacation destination!

Rental period - Check-in Saturday 4p.m., check-out Saturday 10a.m.

$150 Security deposit

This will not be returned if cottage is left unclean. The cabin will be clean when you arrive and must be cleaned by you before you depart.

Cancellation policy: We will refund the weeks rental IF we can re-rent your week, however you will forfeit your deposit if we are unable to fill that week.

No dirt bikes, motorcycles, ATVs or 4-wheelers on the property.

More Details

Art or Deena Green
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2017


Shelby Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Double lower/twin upper bunk and additional twin
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , sleeper sofa in living room
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , daybed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Futon lower (double)/upper twin bunk
  • Master bed - 1 queen Bedroom #2 - Double bed lower bunk, twin upper bunk Bedroom #3 - Double bed lower bunk, twin upper bunk, plus an additional twin bed Double sleeper sofa in living room Twin Daybed w/ trundle Double futon on three season porch
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 3 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Peaceful Family Retreat with Breathtaking Lake Michigan Beach
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Great location, clean beach, reasonably priced

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a house outside of Silver lake, but close to the beach. This house was perfect, only 10 minute drive to Silver lake and less than 10 minute walk to the private beach (can drive, there is parking at the walkway). The beach was clean and people were friendly. The neighborhood was quiet when we were there. It was also nice to find a place that did not require a Saturday to Saturday rental. The house itself was well equipped with everything you need and clean. There was plenty of room for the five of us and a dog. The house was actually pretty cool without an air-conditioner and using the fans. Great communication with the owner, Art Green.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Mix: Adult Relaxation & Kid Action

  • 5 of 5

Our family (2 adults & 2 teen boys) really enjoyed our one week stay at this cottage before heading back to school! The cottage is extremely clean and nicely decorated. Have never had such a well equipped kitchen! Art and Deena are fantastic to work with! We enjoyed drinking our coffee and reading on the patio in the morning while the boys snoozed. We ate most our meals out there as well. Once everyone was ready to go we headed out to explore...horseback riding, Michigan Adventure, the beach, Pentwater. We ended each day with a walk to the beach to watch the sunset. Always a group of nice people there. Several evenings a man was there playing the guitar and taking requests and one sunset we witnessed a wedding. Then it was back to the cottage for a campfire.Some family joined up for a few days of our stay and the 8 of us were very comfortable in the cottage. We plan to rent from Art and Deena again!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Michigan Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place. Plenty of room for all of us to spread out. Clean and well furnished with the right amenities. Really enjoyed the walk to the beach and the beach itself. Wonderful sunsets. Enjoyed getting to know Pentwater, MI a short drive away. Great Michigan getaway. Plan to go there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Farmington Hills

Fabulous Sunsets, private beach, comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

This vacation home is very clean and well cared for. It had everything you need- the kitchen is well equipped- very comfortable for relaxing inside and out. Especially enjoyed morning coffee and reading in the sunroom. We had 5 adults, plenty of room. Enjoyed a short walk to the private beach for time in the sun and sunsets, also loved the nearby float down the river from Stony Lake to Lake Michigan - very fun with a group. Don't miss Country Dairy and a visit to Pentwater! Would recommend this property. Owners VERY helpful, great service.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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July 30 thru August 6

  • 5 of 5

The house was very nice and very accommodating for two teenage girls a six year old girl and two adults. We loved the beach, very clean and the other folks there were very friendly. We found plenty to, dairy farm, Michigan Adventure Park, shopping in Pentwater and did I mention golf. Art and Deena were easy to work with and we found everything as promised. We would highly recommend this property. You can make it a quiet get away or action packed times. Also good dining.........The Brown Bear in Shelby has great burgers and the pizza at the dairy farm was excellent. (can't beat fresh cheese)

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good location, lots of beds, fairly priced!

  • 4 of 5

We rented this house to attend a family wedding in the area and were satisfied with the experience. The unit is not large but it can sleep quite a few people comfortably; we had four adults and two kids with plenty of space to spare for a few more kids and one or two more adults. There is also a lovely sitting/sun room at the end of the unit that is quite relaxing.

A few caveats -- there is no air conditioning, there is only one bathroom, and the rental is not really near Pentwater. It is actually about 20 minutes south and is more accurately described as being in the Shelby/Stony Lake area.

Our family has been visiting this area for over forty years so it was pleasant to find such a conveniently located rental at such a fair price. We would recommend it to others looking for a comfortable "base of operations" when vacationing in the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Grand Rapids
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Stony Lake Inn
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Benona Shores Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Stony Lake Inn
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Lake Michigan
Car: necessary

Driving directions: Take US-31 North from Muskegon past Whitehall and Montague. Exit at New Era/Stony Lake Rd (Michigan US-20). Go West about 8 miles to Scenic Drive (also called 16th Ave.) Turn right past Stony Lake and drive about 1 mile to Cobmoosa Shores. Turn left into sub and make an immediate right on Paubowme. Then make a left onto Ottawattamie. Cottage is on the right.


Rates & Availability

Shelby Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Season
May 20 2017 - Jun 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 18 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 28 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning $150

Pets considered for an additional charge
Cleaning fee additional - $150

Paypal or personal check accepted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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