Duneswater - Private Beachfront Home on Lake Michigan
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Onekama house description
The first words out of first time visitors are “WOW'! Great spot, nice low bluff, fantastic beach.” Duneswater at Onekama is all that: a private, one-family home with brand new kitchen filled with state-of-the-art amenities, completed Fall 2009.
From the private road entrance, the lowest level contains a beach shower and laundry facilities. The main floor is reached from the inner stairway or from the south side redwood deck, complete with cushioned deck furniture and a gas barbecue. The main floor great room is dominated by the spectacular lake views and the large fieldstone working wood fireplace. The dining area shares this space.
The new kitchen has everything you need or want. Gas stove and cooktop with lake view, coffee makers (drip & espresso), all small appliances, icemaker, dishwasher and microwave. Truly a cook’s kitchen with lots of counter space and breakfast bar with swivel stools.
The south bedroom has a queen bed and a lazy-boy reading chair. The north bedroom contains twin beds. The main floor full bathroom was recently remodeled and has a large well-lit walk-in shower.
Upstairs is a sleeping loft with a variety of twin beds and a full bed to accommodate your crew’s requirements. The loft has an open space for cards or games, an artist’s/crafter’s table and 1/2 bathroom.
Dogs have always lived in this house, so one well-behaved dog is allowed with an additional $200 refundable pet deposit. As a result, if you have dog allergies another home may suit you better.
There is no smoking.
Outdoors is living with the view. The redwood deck is protected from northerly breezes. The shade patio is for taking the air, and the beach itself is for lounging, walking or pit-fires.
There are books, games and satellite dish TV, even DVDs and music CDs – but that’s not why you choose Duneswater. The secluded location, private beach, incredible view, comfortable well appointed home – that’s the choice!
Whatever your “great” vacation requirements might be, if it’s not at Duneswater itself, it is nearby. The Village of Onekama has groceries at Franz’s IGA, WIFI hotspot, post office, hardware store, gift shops and more good restaurants than a city many times its size. Most other amenities, including a casino, are 15 miles south in Manistee. If you are a golfer, the four closest courses include Arcadia Bluffs (Golf Digest #10 ranked), The Heathlands at Onekama, Bear Lake County Highlands and Manistee National. A visit to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Shoreline, voted Good Morning America's 'Most Beautiful Place in America' in 2011, is a great excursion north along scenic M-22.
Maximum occupancy is 8 people.
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- Vacation Rental
- Pets Considered
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Parking Off Street
- Wood Fireplace
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Artist studio, beach fire pit, and shade patio.
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Basketball Court
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Roller Blading
- Jet Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Fly Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
- Miniature Golf
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Gambling Casinos
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Yoga, massage, concerts in the park, wine tasting, beautiful sunsets
ReviewsWrite a review
Great beach house
Great beach house
We really enjoyed our stay at Duneswater on Lake Michigan. The house provided all that we needed for a nice relaxing vacation. We will definitely be back!
- Guest Di (Leesburg VA)
- Date of stay 07/13/12
- Review Submitted 07/23/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Spent the best 4th of July at Duneswater
Spent the best 4th of July at Duneswater
This house located on a absolutely beautiful part of the beach was everything we hoped it would be. Crystal clear, not rocks and very private. The modern kitchen is a plus. Furnishing a bit dated, but okay for a beach house Everything was clean and in order when we checked in. It was a great family vacation spot. Found the Glenwood, Blue Slipper Bistro, and Annie & Teddies Ice Cream shop a must for any visitor. Local IGA was also a pleasant surprise with a butcher available for fresh cuts of meat. Not too far from Sleeping Bear Dunes which is a must for anyone visiting the area for the first time. We would love to rent this house again.
- Guest Rosie (Wheeling, Il)
- Date of stay 06/30/12
- Review Submitted 07/16/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers.
Prime Season (Jun 13-Sep 5) .. $2850/wk. Occupancy 8. May 30-Jun 13; Sep 5-26..$1650/wk. Occupancy 4.(Unheated loft is closed off.) Weekly rental Fri-Fri. Check-in at 4 pm and check-out at 11 am. Half the rental fee plus $400 reservation fee. $200 pet deposit Balance of fee required 30 days before your rental week. Reservation fee and pet deposit will be refunded after satisfactory check-out. 30-day cancellation notice to receive everything except reservation fee back. (Conditional on ability to re-rent time slot). Max occupancy 8 people. No smoking.
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Enjoy fabulous sunsets over Lake Michigan.
Gentle slope with railed pathway to private beach
Newly renovated kitchen - Fall 2009; fantastic lighting; expansive countertops
Communal great room offers spectacular panaromic views of Lake Michigan.
South bedroom with queen bed
Upper level has 3 twin beds and 1 double
Scenic vista from shade patio with sunny beach only steps away
Southern deck with pergola, cushioned chairs & gas grill
Cook's view over breakfast bar
Dining area with small side deck and a view
North bedroom with twin beds
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