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Woodsy Lake House @ Lake Michigan-----Discount Booking: for Summer until 4/1

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

2 BR, Full Bath, Main Laundry with easy woodsy walk to Lake Michigan

This inviting and beautifully restored cottage is nestled in a private woodsy resort type are known as Winnestaska. House has easy Lake Michigan access via quick walk to the set of steps that overlooks Lake Michigan. Walk down the steps and you are at the sandy beach of Lake Michigan. The house is surrounded by large trees and the quiet of the woods. A great house for a small family that wants to make more memories at the beach and discovering nature. Lots of windows and light - comfortable, furnished living room, dining rooms area, and eat in kitchen have wood floors and some carpet. The well appointed kitchen says, "Let's eat in," or grill outside. There are 2 bedrooms: Master with a King, Second Bedroom with separate beds for 3 and a boat toddler bed. The living room has a daybed with a trundle which can be 2 twins or make into a king for 2. Sleeps 7 plus toddler bed and pack and play. Rates based on 6. The bathroom sparkles with space and main floor laundry. Enjoy pleasant walks to the beach and savor breathtaking sunsets. Farther down the beach is Pere Marquette Park at Lake Michigan where there are restaurants, the channel, WWII submarine, the trolly etc etc. Although it is in a secluded private are it is near many restaurants and shopping. Also this Winnetaska Woodsy Lake House is close to many exciting Muskegon locations: Heritage Landing, Muskegon Art Museum, Michigan Adventure Amusement & Waterpark (a Cedar Point Amusement Park), Naval Museum, Winter Sport Complex (with the new summer Luge) and best of all Lake Michigan!.

Vacation: Rates are based on 6 or less family members OR maximum for up to 10 people with an extra fee (7th and 8th incur $20 per day per person fee)

Small Family Discount is $200 off for 3 or less visitors.

Pet Policy:

ONE Dog is the limit.... for insurance reasons please note the breed or kind of dog because only some are permissible : A pet deposit is $250 and handled the same as house deposit (held and mailed pack after an ok from the cleaning staff generally within 14 days)—A pet requires a $40 per day fee which is due at check in—this allow for a change in plans. The fee is because we have to turn away families that are pet owners are responsibility to remove, clean and tidy an evidence or the pet whether inside or out of either pet hair, waste, etc. Any cleaning in association with the dog there will be a deduction in the deposit.

More Details

Kimberly Kimberly
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

What makes this cottage unique

Unity Christian Music Festival, Bike Time Irish Music Festival All Festival are outside with tent to take advantage of Muskegon Lake and the summer weather Parties in the Park (Music, beverages and food) at Historic Civil War Hackley Park (Most Friday evenings June-August) Farmer's Market (Fresh fruit, flowers and vegetables) Tues., Thurs., & Sat. 7am-3pm

Other Activities: Lake Michigan Charter Fishing Salmon/Trout


Norton Shores Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , jetted tub , Main Floor Laundry
  • . Lots of wash cloths, hand towels and bath towels. Please bring beach towels. There are health a beauty supplies like soap, body gel, shampoo and conditioner.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Sleeps 2
    Living Room - 2 twin/ single , Makes into a king or separate twins--sleeps 2
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , Sleeps 3-4
  • Master bedroom -King sleeps 2 2nd bedroom--Twin Bunk over Full sleeps 2 Living Room-- Day bed over trundle--2 Twins make a King sleeps 2
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Woodsy Lake House @ Lake Michigan-----Discount Booking: for Summer until 4/1
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Fun week at the beach!

  • 4 of 5

My wife, daughter and I and our family stayed here for a week and had a great time. It was really nice to have our dog with us, however the beach is shared and some of the other people at the beach did not care for dogs. Beach is amazing, albeit it quite small so if multiple families are on the beach it does feel crowded. Cottage itself is very comfortable. Owner is very responsive and took care of the few issues we had in a timely manner. Overall, we had a great time!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet Beach Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We recently had the pleasure of spending a week at this wonderful home. It couldn't have been any better. The house is set in secluded woods in a very quiet setting. The house has everything you could need for a family vacation. The owner was very accommodating and made sure we had everything we needed. We have vacationed in Michigan several times and never had access to what I would call a private beach. The beach access is only a couple 100 yards away from the home and it is awesome with breathtaking sunsets.The location allowed us to also make a couple college visits to WMU and MSU. We would jump at the chance to stay here again and would recommend this house to anyone that wants to have a relaxing vacation in a very cozy home with a private beach!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gilbert, Arizona

Private, serene and close to Lake Michigan!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house surrounded by nature but only minutes from town. We saw deer, wild turkeys, pilated woodpeckers, and much more on a daily basis. The house was well kept and felt like home. The owner was gracious and very accommodating. We had the private beach to ourselves every time we went there! Sitting on the porch surrounded by the sounds of nature was so wonderful we did not want to leave!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Muskegon Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Mi Bar
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Lake Express
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Oak ridge
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Michigan 450 yards way
Car: necessary

for information about Muskegon and its area


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $280
Deposit $250/$40 per day $40

To check in phone 2 hours before check in—any time besides the standard check in time must be arranged at booking-- the schedule for the summer is established at booking. Check in here is 3:00 pm with check out 11:00 am. There is a one hour complimentary check in time--a different time can be approved at the time of booking. If check in after that window there is a charge of $25 per hour that will be taken from the deposit due to staff expenses.2 hours of cleaning/average time is included in rate for your stay--extra @ hourly rate per contract
The rates are based on 8 or less--a fee is charged in addition for the 9 or 10 person.
A pet is considered--a pet deposit of $250 plus a daily rate of $25 a day is due at check in--

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.