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Large house on Lake Michigan with dramatic views. Pier House sleeps 16 plus.

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 4,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Lake Michigan family retreat, call/text owner @5082989992 for special pricing

New house construction was completed June, 2014. This house has many features and is about 4300 square feet on four levels. The main level features a foyer that opens to a large open area which includes the living and kitchen area. The well appointed kitchen opens to the dining room. The kitchen also includes access to the enclosed four-season porch. The second level includes the master bedroom with en suite bathroom. A second bedroom shares access to the en suite bathroom and perfect for small children. The upper level includes three guest rooms with one en suite bathroom. A second bathroom on this floor supports the other two bedrooms. There is an open lounge area the connects all the bedrooms on this floor. The lower level includes two guest rooms, one bathroom, the media room with a wet bar and a laundry room.

The kitchen features two dishwashers, a six burner gas range, a second oven, a microwave and a built-in refrigerator. Also available are spices, plates, cutlery and cooking utensils.

The dining room can seat 10 and has access to the four-season porch. The enclosed porch features table seating for 16 with both south and east views of the surrounding woods and a west view of Lake Michigan. Also, there is access to the outdoor grilling and picnic area as well to the steps down to the beach.

The living area features a dramatic view of Lake Michigan and access to the three tiered deck that faces west. The foyer entrance includes a guest bathroom, guest closet and the open staircase that connects the multiple levels of The Pier House.

One level down from the main living area is the entrance to the game room. This fun area of the house includes several choices of activity including a ping pong table, pool table, foos ball and a game table. The game room has a screen facing east and a second refrigerator for the house.

The lower level of the house includes two guest bedrooms, a full bathroom and the media room. The media room features a 65 inch flat screen TV, surround sound and a wet bar. The laundry room is located on this level as well.

The front of the house faces east and features a large covered porch which includes multiple seating options and views of the surrounding woods. Below the porch is a large enclosed storage area for bikes, golf clubs, etc.

The Pier House sits on a low bluff over looking Lake Michigan including a view of the White Lake Channel to the southwest. The west views are enjoyed from a spacious three tiered deck which is a primary feature of The Pier House. South of the house features a picnic area including a fire ring with access to the outdoor natural gas grill and the entrance to the enclosed porch.

The Pier House includes a private set of stairs (30 steps) which leads down to the beach. A short walk south takes you to the White Lake Channel including the Pier for fishing and boat watching. There are multiple kayaks to be used for water adventures as well as three flat boards. Life vests of multiple sizes are available. Beach chairs are provided along with beach toys for the children. There is a picnic table with a large sun umbrella on the beach.

More Details

Stan Allison
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About Stan Allison

We live in a cottage nearby and our proximity allows us to be available for assistance during your stay. Please call/ text the owner at 508 2989992 to discuss rental details and special pricing options that are available. This communication process has proven very successful during our six years of renting our properties on Lake Michigan. It allows us to answer any of your questions, set expectations for your family vacation and discuss our payment process and refund policy. Thank you, Stan & Linda Allison

Stan Allison purchased this house in 2012

Why Stan Allison chose Montague

The purchase of this property allowed for a building site that would capture the beauty of Lake Michigan as well as embracing the surrounding woods. Access to both White Lake and Lake Michigan provides many options for water fun including fishing, kayaking, boating and just sitting on the Pier watching the boat traffic glide through the White Lake Channel. We look forward to sharing our home with those guests that visit us during the summer season. We recently purchased the vacant parcel south of the Pier House adding 150 feet of Lake Michigan frontage (total of 300 feet) and an additional three acres of private, pristine woods that make The Pier House so very unique.

What makes this house unique

First and foremost is Lake Michigan with 300 feet of private beach. Additionally, there is near by access to White Lake and the White Lake Channel Pier. The Old Channel Pier House is an outstanding example of what west Michigan has to offer as a summer vacation destination. Pure Michigan at its best!


Montague House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • The Pier House Rental Agreement will be provided by email for review and approval prior to booking your reservation.
  • Owner prefers personal checks as method of payment after initial credit card payment is made.
  • Owner recommends a phone call to the owner at 508 2989992 to answer any questions and to set expectations associated with renting the Pier House.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 upper master en suite - toilet , shower , 2 sinks, over sized shower with rain shower
    Bathroom 3 upper level guest - toilet , combination tub/shower , access to upper level guest rooms
    Bathroom 4 lower level guest - toilet , combination tub/shower , access to lower level guest rooms
    Bathroom 5 main level guest - toilet , access to main level living areas
    Bathroom 2 upper guest with en suite - toilet , shower , features rain shower
  • Bathroom sundries include towels, paper and cleaning supplies. Plenty of storage space as well.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 2 upper level guest - 1 king , 13x 15 w/ en suite, west view and balcony w/ large closet
    Bedroom 3 upper level guest - 1 queen , 13x 13 w/ west view and balcony
    Bedroom 5 lower level guest - 1 queen , 12x 11 w/ west window and access to full bath
    Bedroom 7 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 10.5x 14 area w/west view and TV, access to full bath
    Bedroom 6 lower level guest - 3 twin/ single , 14x 12 w/ east window, access to full bath
    Bedroom 1 Upstairs master family suite - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 19x15 master w/ en suite & balcony, 12x9 annex w/ east view
    Bedroom 4 upper level guest - 4 twin/ single , 12x 13 with east view, bathroom access next door
    Bedroom 8 - 1 twin/ single , 10 X 12 bedroom with east window. Access to full bathroom.
  • All bedrooms feature new mattresses with quality sheets, pillows and plenty of blankets. Most bedrooms have views, three have access to balconies facing Lake Michigan.
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We are here to assist your family as well as your guests in having a memorable vacation at The Pier House. Please contact us if there are any questions regarding the property.


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Large house on Lake Michigan with dramatic views. Pier House sleeps 16 plus.
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Breathtaking views, Beautiful home, Great hosts

  • 5 of 5

The Old Channel Pier House provided a relaxing and fun vacation home for our gathering of grandparents, adult children, and grandchildren. Please take time to read all the five star reviews for this property: if anything the reviews understate how very nice this property is. The gourmet kitchen and eating areas are well equipped for large groups, including two dishwashers, inside seating for 16 and two large picnic tables on a deck for al fresco dining. There are large comfortable spaces both inside and on the many decks for groups to gather as well as quiet spaces for reading and naps. Included in the ample seating are a swing and rocking chairs on the front porch and chaises and Adirondack chairs on the decks, and beach chairs for the beach. The kayaks and paddle boards, complete with life jackets, added a lot to our fun. The setting was beautiful and private. We saw more deer than neighbors. Stan and Linda were gracious hosts--always helpful and available but never instrusive. We look forward to our return stay at the Pier House next year and would highly recommend this property to others.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for visiting The Pier House this year for your family vacation and we look forward to your return next season. Stan & Linda
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Wonderful location and amenities on Lake Michigan!

  • 5 of 5

This well appointed split level home comfortably housed our family of 11 with room to spare! Full kitchen, tv lounging area on each floor, multilevel decks, fire pit, easy access to the beach with numerous paddle boards and kayaks. For rainy days a screened garage room with pool table, ping pong table and foosball. And entirely air conditioned! A slice of heaven with breathtaking sunsets!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words describing your recent stay at The Pier House on Lake Michigan. We are delighted you are returning for a third season in 2018! Sincerely, Stan & Linda
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Better than we could have imagined!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time renting a home on the shores of Lake Michigan and I am happy to say that the Old Channel Pier House greatly exceeded our expectations! It was beautiful in every respect, bigger than we imagined, and suited our family perfectly. Celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary with a special family trip, our 4 children, their spouses, and 7 granddaughters joined us. There was more than enough space for everyone, the fully equipped gourmet kitchen accommodated multiple cooks, and we were all able to eat together on the sun porch. If we weren't down at the lovely beach playing with all the "toys" we were in the game room playing with those toys. Stan and Linda included everything in the house (and outside of the house) to make us feel completely at home - and then some! Thank you Stan and Linda - you do your guests right! And now we can never think of staying anywhere else!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed hosting your family during your visit to Lake Michigan and The Pier House and we look forward to your return next season. Thank you, Stan & Linda
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First Home Worth Returning To

  • 5 of 5

My family has stayed in an ample number of vacation rentals over the past 12 years and this is the first home that we have strongly considered returning to. Stan & Linda have gone out of their way to make this home a true "home away from home!" They have attended to the smallest details and incorporated relaxation & fun into all amenities available. The watercraft, fire ring, bicycles, shark-free waters really contribute to an overall wellness of body and soul. Thank you for being truly dedicated, mindful, and thoughtful vacation homeowners! We hope to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We've found our yearly vacation house!

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned from a week at the Pier House and it was perfect for our extended family. The main floor was a great space to cook, eat, play games and hang out. The game room and the basement were perfect for the kids to play and watch movies. With only a short set of stairs up to the master bedroom, my grandmother had a quiet place to go and watch TV. The beach was beautiful and the waves were amazing. The location was ideal with a short walk to the pier or a long walk down the beach. We had lots of fun with the kayaks and paddle boards. The house included everything we needed and more including a slow cooker and popcorn maker. Thank you Stan and Linda for a wonderful week! Go Green!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoyed hosting your family this summer at The Old Channel Pier House. We look forward to your return next season. Thank you, Stan & Linda
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Your search ends here!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for the ideal Lake Michigan beach rental property, you can stop looking, because here it is. We've just returned from our fabulous week at the Pier House (for the third year) and it was awesome. Everything was exactly as described and more. Stan and Linda have taken care of every possible detail and have spared no expense to provide a fun and comfortable stay. They are always available to quickly answer questions or address concerns. The house is beautiful, clean, and full of amenities. The kids loved the game room and the "Man Cave" on the lower level. The decks provide wonderful views, with amazing sunsets. Days were spent either playing in the water (kayaks and paddle boards provided) or golfing nearby courses. It was a wonderful week and we are already looking forward to next year! Phil & Cindy

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoyed the opportunity to host your family again this year at The Old Channel Pier House. We look forward to your return next summer. Stan & Linda
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Muskegon Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles
Old Channel Inn
Nearest Ferry
29 Miles
Lake Express Ferry Srvice
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Old Channel Trail Golf Course
Nearest Train
59 Miles
Amtrak service, Holland
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
U.S. 31
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Old Channel Inn
Nearest Ski
125 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Lake front property
Car: necessary

The charming lake towns of Montague/Whitehall are 10 minutes away with a farmers market, small shops, weekend events throughout the summer and access to White Lake marinas. There are also weekly live music concerts at the Montague Bandshell.

Boating enthusiasts have a number of options. You can bring your own boat and launch nearby on White Lake or rent various watercraft by the day or week through several local vendors. If fishing is your interest, charters are available on Lake Michigan as well as White Lake. You can also fish off the White Lake Channel Pier or the Lifeguard bridge. Both are short walks from the house.

For the golfers in the group there are many options in the area. The Old Channel Golf Course is up the road about 3 miles. If you expand your options by 20 to minutes you can play Grand View Golf Course in New Era as well as the challenging Thoroughbred Golf Club in Rothbury. To the south, is the Stone Gate Golf Club located in Twin Lake. And finally for those golfers who truly want to experience the best golf in Michigan, Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club is two hours north near Manistee. This beautiful course sits on Lake Michigan and is a challenging links style design.

Additional fun for the entire family is a visit to Michigan Adventure Park which is 25 minutes to the south. Bring you own bikes or rent from local Montague shops. A water park and dude ranch at the Double JJ Ranch is 15 minutes away in Rothbury. About 30 minutes north is the Silver Lake Dunes area and the picturesque town of Pentwater. You can also canoe or kayak down the White River (visit the Happy Mohawk Canoe Livery website for more information). The kids will enjoy a visit to the Country Dairy In New Era as well.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning/linen fee $475 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

Changeover is Saturday to Saturday. Check in is 5:00 p.m. and check out is 11:00 a.m. The owner, Stan Allison, requires a phone call conversation before the rental reservation can be confirmed at 508 2989992. This allows Stan to answer any questions and to set expectations for your rental experience. This call is very helpful to you the perspective guest and to your host.

Owner prefers personal checks as form of payment. Security deposit is waived for returning guests.

Cancellation Policy: First payment deposit refunded if owner can rebook (less 15% administrative fee) up to May 1st. No payment refunds after May 1st with the exception of cleaning fee, sales taxes and security deposit.

Maximum capacity of The Pier House is 16 people including children and infants. $250 per person for the week over maximum capacity up to 18 people. Discuss with the owner for further detail.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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