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Take a Break at Stony Lake, Newly built cabin near Stony Lake and Lake Michigan

Shelby, MI, USA
  • Cabin900 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

Beautiful 2 bedroom 1 bath cabin with privacy and wonderful location

Newly Built 2 bedroom 1 bath cabin near Stony Lake and Lake Michigan features new appliances, stone fire place, slate floors, cedar ceiling, granite countertops in a tranquil setting. Backyard is spacious for fun activities and features volley ball net, fire pit, BBQ grill, lawn furniture. Short walk to store,restaurants, park and both Stony lake and Lake Michigan. Short drive to area attractions


Kurt Kras

Member Since 2015
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Mar 03, 2018
About Kurt Kras

We Fell in love with Stony Lake the first time we set eyes on the area. A cousin sold us her cabin on this beautiful property and it fell into disrepair after years of entertainment and enjoyment. Realizing we had decision to make of rehabbing or complete new structure, we choose the latter as we quickly understood that this area is the gem of the midwest. After starting a family, we could not come up to the area as often as we could living 4 hours away. Renting and donating to family and friends throughout the years we decided to rent to qualified families to enjoy this slice of heaven. Our memories will last a lifetime with all of the activities and enjoyment this area offers.

Kurt Kras purchased this Cabin in 1996

Why Kurt Kras chose Benona

Location, Location, Location

What makes this Cabin unique

A 3 minute walk to the stony store for ice cream or cottage cafe for pizza. Also a short walk to the Lazy River where we enjoy an incredible 40 minute floating journey on a raft from Stony Lake to Lake Michigan beach. The free flowing nature ride is easy, relaxing and enjoyable for all ages from 3 years to 93 years old. Having the easy access to a playground close by and a park is convenient but we always loved the walk to the beautiful beaches of Lake Michigan.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, On 2nd level is an open loft bedroom
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double, Bedroom 2 is on the first floor
      • Upstairs loft/Bedroom 1 has a queen size bed and room for an inflatable mattress or crib/pack-n-play. It's also carpeted. Bedroom Two has room for a single inflatable mattress or crib/pack-n-play. It also has it's own entrance.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, New toilet
      • 4 Piece bathroom. Single sink, toilet and bathtub/shower combo. It's right off the backyard entrance and has a sliding pocket door for privacy.


        • Away From It All
        • Family
        • Historic
        • Romantic
        • Sports & Activities
        • Tourist Attractions


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Iron & Board
                • Air Conditioning
                • Fireplace
                  Stone, wood burning fireplace. Wood provided
                • Hair Dryer
                • Heating
                  5 space heaters as well as heating in main unit
                • Internet
                  Internet and WIFI available
                • Clothes Dryer
                  Full size, stacked unit
                • Linens Provided
                • Living Room
                  1 couch, 1 sleeper sofa (queen size mattress), chair and coffee table
                • Parking
                  Parking for 5 cars
                • Telephone
                  cabin number is 231-861-5728
                • Towels Provided
                • Washing Machine
                  Full size, stacked unit


                    • Coffee Maker
                      12 cup coffee maker
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                      Plates, bowls, glasses, cups/mugs, silverware, pots, pans, skillets, pitcher, utensils, cutting knives, dish towels, sponges, dish and dishwasher soap
                    • Dishwasher
                    • Kitchen
                      Open kitchen. Granite counters, double sink, eat-in table for 4 plus a bar for 3 people.
                    • Microwave
                      Standard Microwave over the stove
                    • Oven
                      Full Size oven, electric
                    • Pantry Items
                      Salt & Pepper!
                    • Refrigerator
                      Full size standard
                    • Stove
                      Electric 4 burner stove
                    • Toaster


                        • Dining
                          Table for 4 and bar area for 3 people. Children booster seat is at the cabin
                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 7 people


                            • Books
                            • DVD Player
                              DVD w blue ray and plays CD
                            • Games
                              Board games, chess/checkers, backgammon, cards
                            • Satellite / Cable
                            • Stereo
                            • Television
                              50 inch flat screen TV
                            • Toys
                              Sand toys, life jackets and some water toys, volley ball, basketball, misc.
                            • Video Library
                              VHS only


                                • Bicycles
                                  4 kids size and 2 adult size
                                • Golf
                                  5 courses within a 5 to 30 minute drive. 2 sets of golf clubs for guests to use
                                • Kayak / Canoe
                                  4 inter tubes and 2 rafts 1 Kayak for guests to use
                                • Lawn / Garden
                                  Large, open and wooded area with fire pit and volley ball net
                                • Outdoor Grill
                                  Standard Weber Charcoal Grill
                                • Tennis
                                  4 Tennis rackets for guest to use
                                • Water Sports Gear
                                  3 Adults life jackets and 6 life jackets for kids


                                    • wheelchair inaccessible


                                        • autumn foliage
                                        • festivals
                                        • forests
                                        • museums
                                        • playground
                                        • pond
                                        • recreation center
                                        • restaurants
                                        • water parks
                                        • winery tours

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • paddle boating
                                            • antiquing
                                            • bird watching
                                            • gambling casinos
                                            • horseback riding
                                            • horseshoes
                                            • beachcombing
                                            • photography
                                            • scenic drives
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • sledding
                                            • walking

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • groceries
                                                • hospital
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • mountain biking
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • freshwater fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • jet skiing
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • pier fishing
                                                    • rafting
                                                    • sailing
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • water skiing
                                                    • water tubing


                                                        • Also will provide toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, basic cleaning supplies, extra blankets, pillows, sheets, air mattresses ( 2 ) and towels. We have some flashlights, maps and a folder of maps, menus and local attractions.

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          16 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Great experience !

                                                          Kurtis K.

                                                          Cabin was clean and Nicely decorated. Location was great, close to or short drive the best beaches in Michigan and areas attractions. Loved the lazy river, owner let us use tubes and rafts, fun for all ages.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you very much and it was my pleasure hosting your family. You are welcomed anytime.

                                                          Best Regards,


                                                          Fall Get Away

                                                          Kim & Chad P.Battle Creek

                                                          Loved our fall get away at Stony Lake. Everything was as the pictures depict, if not nicer! The kitchen was very nice and well equipped. Used the fireplace nearly every evening. Thanks for having dry kindling and logs in the house for our use, especially because we happened to be there during a wet spell. We used to vacation in this area as family owned property there so it was nice to get back and visit some of our favorite places. We will rent this property again!

                                                          The Cabin at Stony Lake!

                                                          Lois W.

                                                          I grew up going to Stony Lake every summer, so I was excited when I found a property at Stony Lake. So excited that I didn't read the description very carefully. It is not on the lake nor did it have a view of the lake, but the place was very suitable. It had a complete kitchen and everything you need for a long term stay. We were there for five weeks. Be sure to look at the pictures provided; I was surprised by the spiral staircase. The owner corrected any problems we had immediately. He was very concerned that we enjoy out stay. Be sure you take a pair of sweats. I think that this past summer was unusably cold and rainy. We could still sit by the shore and read which was like heaven to me. I highly recommend The Pizza Factory in Shelby and the Open Harvest outside of Shelby (going towards Silver Lake.) I think the Pizza Factory has some of the best pizza I have ever had.

                                                          The Cabin is pretty centrally located and we went out every day except for the one day of rain. I would sign up for next year, but we have to go see our family in the East.

                                                          One other thing...I don't think there is any heat in the cabin. I tried to use the air conditioner once, but not again because it didn't do a terrific job and I thought it might be very expensive. We could have built a fire in the fireplace and we didn't trust our fire building skills.

                                                          Wonderful Getaway!

                                                          Leslie B.,

                                                          Kurt was so easy to communicate with! We had a wonderful weekend! Nice and wooded lot that is well cared for. Cute cottage that is clean and comfortable. We came for the Cherry Point Fish boil and to canoe down the river. If you stay here you must make reservations at the Cherry Point fish boil it's a 10 minute drive and the food was amazing! We also had plans to canoe down the river.. We ended up floating on tubes down the river which was nice. It took about 2 hours, which with little children was just a little too long. I wish we would have canoed, but I was unable to find 2 canoes as Kurt's was stolen. There was a maintenance guy there Keith who was staying above the garage. He was super helpful and helped us get the floats back from the beach. Overall a wonderful stay. The only thing I would mention is that the spiral staircase wasn't my favorite with my small kids around. I would stay there again!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you very much for the review, I truly appreciate the opportunity to host your family. The cherry point market is always a great choice for our guests and they appreciate the kind words as well. Typically the lazy river is about an hour but this year the current was a little slow. Thanks again and hopefully we will have the opportunity to host your family again.

                                                          Take Care,

                                                          Kurt Kras

                                                          A beautiful property!

                                                          Lisa P.

                                                          We loved this place. It was quiet and cute. The kids had a blast also

                                                          The rental property was amazing.

                                                          Kristen L.

                                                          The house was beautiful inside and out. It was furnished with everything we needed and it was extremely clean. Kurt was great to work with and I would definitely stay here again.

                                                          Owner's Response:


                                                          Thank you for the kind review, we try hard to ensure our guests have a great time and under promise and over deliver. Thanks for being a great guest and look forward to having you again sometime.



                                                          Shelby, MI, USA

                                                          Located in scenic western Michigan near the beautiful beaches of Lake Michigan. 10 minute drive to Silver Lake Dunes and Double JJ resort. This recently built Cabin is secluded and located just a short walk to Stony Lake and Lake Michigan, the Stony Lake Inn and Store. A short distance to 5 golf courses, Lewis farm petting zoo, horse back ridding, wine vineyard, dairy farms, biking , fishing, kayaking, swimming, dune rentals, light house tours, antiquing, putt putt golf, boat rentals, and many more activities for all ages.

                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                          Pet Fee

                                                          $250 non-refundable to hold the reservation. Balance due 30 days prior to occupancy.

                                                          16 Reviews
                                                          Wonderful 4.8/5
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