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Serene Lake Michigan tree house on a wooded dune with private beach

2 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights

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Minimum Stay
6 nights


Shelby House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedroom, 3 full, 1 half bath, 3000 sq. ft. home, sleeps 6 comfortably

Nestled in the tree tops of a secluded wooded dune, the house (2001) is a user-friendly 3,000 square ft., two story tree fort-designed family home. Looking through the trees to beautiful Lake Michigan and located in the small, private plat of Michabou Heights outside the sleepy community of Stony Lake, guests are free to do as they wish in pursuing their vacation passions

If you want you can enjoy the refreshing sights and sounds of Lake Michigan, the beach, the wooded dunes, sunsets and starry nights all from the comfort of the spacious decks.

Or don't stay home, go exploring and take advantage of the many recreational and cultural opportunities within a 25 mile radius.

Quiet and Private Setting: Beauty at its best - take your pick -- the private sand beach on Lake Michigan that can be explored for miles, or Stony Creek for swimming, fishing and tubing, or wooded sand dune trails for quiet morning or evening walks.

A short downhill walk to the beach and you're ready for a variety of activities -- sunning, running, jogging, sea kayaking, walking, wind surfing, reading, relaxing or watching the children swim in warm Stony Creek -- all pleasant past times.

At the end of the day you can relax on the deck with drinks, cook your dinner on the grill and watch the spectacular sunsets over the lake from your tree fort.

Spacious and Utilitarian Accomodations: The first floor has fully equipped kitchen, counter eating area, wine rack, dining room overlooking lake, living room with stone see through wood burning fireplace, bedroom, reading area, half bath and two sets of sliding glass doors that open to the secluded deck with spacious views reserved for relaxing, grilling, eating and enjoying outdoor fires.

The second floor master bedroom has a king bed, sitting room looking out to the lake, walk through closets to master bathroom with her/his sinks, shower and hot tub. Both master bedroom and second bedroom with queen bed have private balconies with panoramic views overlooking the beach and Lake Michigan. The children’s room features one single bed and one bunk style bed right across the hall from the second full bath. A washer and dryer are conveniently located on the floor.

The walk out level, spacious family room has curl around ensemble with pull out sofa designed for gatherings to take advantage of watching Direct TV and movies.

And Much Much More: If you're the fishing type, choose from trout, panfish or salmon fishing in creeks, streams, rivers or Lake Michigan. You can enjoy the commercialized Silver Lake dune scooter scene, or the lazy Stony Lake ambience, visit and explore the coastal towns of Whitehall/Montague, Ludington or Pentwater. Or, you can wander farther afield and explore national forests, enjoy local Casinos or eat at a fine restaurant.

Enjoy your time at 'Dune It Again.'

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Mark Pawlowski
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2016

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for the wonderful lodging that we could rest and relax in! We had a very nice time enjoying the lake, creek, sun and the wonderful fun of staying here!

We just loved the porch swings ... such a great place to enjoy a good book and the out of doors.
Jul 2013
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Serene Lake Michigan tree house on a wooded dune with private beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Wow, we couldn't have asked for more! We love sand, water, and nature and we were exceedingly pleased to have ALL of that and more.

The "cottage" and deck are so comfortable that we really didn't have to leave to do much of anything -- we just loved relaxing and kicking back.

However, we did explore and found way too many activities and resources for jsut one week ... we'll have to come back!

Thank you.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Great Week!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience at the 'Tree House.' The house is secluded, the views are beautiful and the experience is fantatstic. The house was perfect! Clean, and ready to accomodate. When we weren't at the house, we were playing golf or enjoying the beach. Truly a gem in the sand! Definitely will stay again.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Stony Lake
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Muskegon and Ludington
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Benona Shores
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Grand Haven
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Highway 31
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Stony Lake
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Boyne Mountain
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
private beach
Car: necessary

Secluded, private setting in a quiet Lake Michigan beach community that is far away from the hustle and bustle of big cities. Getting away from it all is no mere boast, it's a reality here. The 'tree house' will appeal to water lovers, sand worshippers, loafers, spiritualists and nature explorers.

The place and surroundings are quite unique and ideal for people and families who want to make their own adventures using all the available local and regional resources from water sports, fishing, golfing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, etc. to cultural events such as arts and craft fairs, garage sales, museums, to fine dining. There are few settings that have a small lake, a creek and private Lake Michigan beach that can be enjoyed and that are all within walking distance.

However, the ambience is also 'laid back' and for those who need the time, place and space to do so, the house is especially designed for resting, refreshing and re-creating personal energy.

Other Activities: dune scooters, charter fishing for salmon


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6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

$500.00 reservation and security deposit due immediately upon reservation to secure date. Full rental fee due 21 days before rental date. Deposit is refundable after stay and successful inspection of the cottage

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Shelby House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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