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Woodland Retreat with Private Beach--Castle Park

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Last updated: 12/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Holland house description

Welcome to Phoenix in the Dunes, a luxury home completed in 2006 with all the amenities you seek, just 2.5 hours from Chicago and 3.5 hours from Detroit. It's perched on a wooded dune 700 feet from a large private beach shared by just ten houses--easy to get away from it all, yet a short walk or ride from the center of Castle Park, a historic 19th century resort community. There's a pool, eight green-clay tennis courts, half-day 'play class' for the kids from July 4 to mid-August, and lots more.

Bedrooms: 5 (1 king, 1 queen, 2 with 2 twin beds each, 1 with bunk-beds, daybed and sleeping loft)

Sleeps: 12 in beds. Overflow guests can also be accommodated on 2 sleeper couches in the living room.

Bathrooms: 3 1/2. Master bath has two-person whirlpool tub. Downstairs bath (adjacent to queen bedroom) has walk-in shower with grab-bars, seat and hand-held shower, plus rain-head. Second upstairs bath has kid-depth bathtub with shower. Extra upstairs powder room, too!

Kitchen: State of the art gourmet kitchen and adjoining pantry with soapstone countertops, hickory cabinets. Kitchen windowseat and farm table look out on deck and wooded ravine.

Dining room: Farm table seats up to 12.

Living room: Comfy couches, fireplace, TV with DVD player and gaming system.

Outdoor living: Back deck and patio put you in the treetops, with excellent morning sun and terrific bird-watching. Gas grill, charcoal grill, Adirondack chairs, and dining table and chairs. Another deck wraps around the house on the upper level, with a bump-out overhanging the hill--spectacular yet peaceful.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Person signing lease must be 24 or older....moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility:

            Ground floor bedroom has French door to outside, and adjacent bathroom with shower seat, handheld shower, and ADA-height toilet. Good for people with limited mobility. Entire ground floor is free of thresholds except at outside doors....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            Well-behaved dogs are welcome, as long as they are completely housebroken, stay off the furniture, and chew only things that belong to them. No cats or other pets allowed....moreless

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14

          • Kids' Room: 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon, 2 bunk bed

            Futon in sleeping loft...moreless

          • Twin Room #1: 2 twin/ single


          • Twin Room #2: 2 twin/ single


          • Downstairs Bedroom: 1 queen

            Adjoining bath with walk-in shower...moreless

          • Master Bedroom: 1 king

            Connecting bath with whirlpool tub...moreless

          • Convertible bed(s): 2 sleep sofa /futon

            Comfortable pull-out couches in living room...moreless

          • King size beds (1) in master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) in downstairs bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) two rooms with two twin beds each, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) two sleeper sofas in living room, Bunk Beds (1) 'kids' room' has bunk beds, daybed, and sleeping loft...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Master bath: toilet, jetted tub

            Jetted tub has hand shower...moreless

          • Downstairs: toilet, shower

            Walk-in shower with seat, grab-bar, handheld shower...moreless

          • Kids' bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Kid-depth tub--great for bathing little ones!...moreless

          • Powder room: toilet

            Second floor. Eases morning and bedtime crowding....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Baby equipment and other large items available for rental through our cleaning service. Charles Walter console piano. Not your usual vacation home piano! Highly playable, tuned annually....moreless


              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television
              • Video Game Console:

                Playstation 3...moreless

              • Video Games:

                Miscellaneous family-rated games available...moreless

              • Video Library


              • Away From It All
              • Family


              • Cinemas
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Miniature Golf
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Lake View
              • Water View

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Parasailing
              • Sailing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing


              • Dining:

                Dining room farm table seats 12. Additional kitchen table seats 6, and kitchen peninsula sits three....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 12 people


              • Air Conditioning
              • Broadband Access
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Free Long Distance:

                Free domestic long distance....moreless

              • Heating:

                Separate zoned heating for up and downstairs....moreless

              • Internet
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Parking Off Street:

                Parking lot can hold up to four cars...moreless

              • Telephone
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Fireplace:

                (2) fireplaces in living room and dining room. Master bedroom also has fireplace, though not currently set up for use....moreless


              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher:

                Fisher-Paykel Dish Drawers...moreless

              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven:

                Electric oven...moreless


              • Balcony:

                Second-floor balcony has lake view....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Back deck and patio overlook wooded ravine....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Charcoal and gas grills....moreless

              • Tennis:

                Eight Har-Tru courts available in community....moreless

              Pool / Spa

              • Communal Pool:

                Pool is open June 20-Labor Day....moreless



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              from 9 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Apr 1 - May 30, 2015
              2 night min stay
              Shoulder season
              May 31 - Jun 19, 2015
              7 night min stay

              High season
              Jun 20 - Sep 7, 2015
              7 night min stay

              fall 2015
              Sep 8 - Oct 31, 2015
              2 night min stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Taxes Not included


              The cleaning fee may exceed the minimum if there are dogs in the party, if there is excessive mess or trash, or if guests depart after the check-out time of 11 am.

              Payment is by check. The $500 cleaning and damage deposit is due with the signed agreement and also serves to hold the time. Full rent is due three weeks before the start of the rental. The deposit is returned to the guest minus a cleaning fee after the key is returned. The minimum cleaning fee is $165, plus $1.50 per pound for laundry that is not finished during the two-hour cleaning window.

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              Last updated: 12/23/2014
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              5 Miles
              Nearest Train
              4 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              500 Metres
              Nearest Beach

              Car: Necessary


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              • The house from the road

                The house from the road

              • Cozy living room with fireplace, flatscreen TV and game console

                Cozy living room with fireplace, flatscreen TV and game console

              • Beautiful private beach!

                Beautiful private beach!

              • Gourmet kitchen!

                Gourmet kitchen!

              • Dining room seats a crowd!

                Dining room seats a crowd!

              • From the parking lot

                From the parking lot

              VRBO #233115

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              This listing was first published here in 2007.

              Date last modified - Thursday, December 25, 2014

              $395 - $714 per night (USD)

              5 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 14

              View calendar: Updated 12/23/14
              Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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              Member since: 2007
              Speaks: english
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              • Response rate: 77%
              • Calendar last updated: 12/23/2014
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