|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
A charming, 4th generation family cottage with privacy and rustic appeal. Main level has a living room / dining area combo, gas fireplace, kitchen ( no dishwasher - no disposal ) 2 bedrooms with 2 twin beds each, 1 full bath and a large deck.
Lower level has a living area with pull out sofa, 1 bedroom with a double bed, 1 full bath and a small deck.
Both levels have flat screen TVs, AT&T U-verse Cable and Wireless Internet. Private off road parking adjacent to the cottage.
Easy walk to Lake Michigan beach, pier, Pigeon Lake boat docks, tennis and shuffleboard.
The current owners are 4th generation family members who have been part of Port Sheldon Beach Association since the 1930's. The cottage is still enjoyed each summer by family and now open to small families to relax in our summer paradise.
The indoor living spaces and outdoor deck are combined with a large 8 foot sliding glass door and many original 6 panes windows surrounding all sides of the cottage. It is like a tree house with shimmering Lake Michigan water through the woods. Boat dock access available upon request.
For the past three years, a visit to this cabin has been the highlight of my travel experiences for the year.
The first two years, my visits coincided with the September/October ArtPrize events in Grand Rapids, an easy half-hour drive inland. (It's one of the largest arts' events in the world and attracts artists and collectors from all over.)
Vacations for me include spreading some oil paint on a new canvas or pushing a pencil across the paper in my drawing pad...this cabin on the dunes has been the perfect "get-away" destination for me! It provides a quiet, secluded studio atmosphere with plenty of space to entertain or just kick back and loaf!
This year, my schedule allowed me an early-summer three weeks on the Lake Michigan shore. Arriving in earlier in the summer meant something new during my Michigan visits: evenings of theater at Hope College in Holland, MI, just a 20-minute drive away. Saugatuck Center for the Arts also offers a strong summer theater season. There are many wonderful restaurants, quaint shops and galleries available in Holland, Saugatuck, Grand Haven and Grand Rapids.
At the cabin, having the separate lower level meant my guests had a more private space to seclude themselves with a good book or movie. The center of activities for me -- other than the long walks in the dunes or painting along the shore -- is always in the upper level of the cabin. The gas grill and large deck make a perfect combination for memorable family gatherings. While I could talk about being used to having a dish washer or disposal at home, the absence of them in this cabin created some nice opportunities for quiet family times together. (Like many of my friends, I grew up hearing "Do you want to wash or dry?")
I've met so many wonderful people on my visits to this Port Sheldon cabin -- folks who live there full-time as well as people who come in for a week (or two) vacation. I understand some of the people who rent this cabin will bring their boat and spend days fishing near the docks on the lake or heading out onto the Lake Michigan for one of the fishing tournaments. I think about half the people who live there full-time also have a kayak and spend sunny afternoons paddling past the docks and beaches.
I'm looking forward to future visits to Port Sheldon. (I'm still trying to figure out a way to get to ArtPrize this year....oh, well, there's always next year!) I give this rental my highest ratings.
Summer season only ! Located between Grand Haven and Holland in Port Sheldon Beach Association private property. Easy 20 minute drive either north /south to shopping, restaurants, farmers markets and local attractions.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
Both the rental contract signed by rental party and deposit are required to secure the rental period.
Check or credit card; 50% deposit to secure date, balance due 14 days prior to rental period. Cancellation fees of 50% of deposit when cancellation occurs 31 days prior to rental period, 100% of deposit when cancellation occurs 30 days or less prior to rental period.