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3 BR Lake Michigan Beach Front Cottage

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Last updated: 04/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Shelby cottage description

Lake Michigan beaches are praised for their, 'variety of beaches with fine to grainy sand and clean clear water' according to Dr. Beach, Stephen Leatherman, who judges and rates beaches all over the U.S, the 7-1-11 of the Detroit Free Press. Enjoy these beaches and more at our Driftwood cottage on Lake Michigan.

Enjoy beautiful sunsets, cookouts and long quiet walks on pure white sand from this Lake Michigan Beach Front Cottage. A repeat, renter said it reminded her of growing up on ‘old’ Cape Cod, private, quite and beautiful. No steps to the beach, only a gently sloping sand dune to run down. There is a fire pit and beach chairs on the beach for marshmallow and hot dog roasts, while you watch the beautiful sunsets, or watch the beautiful changing sunsets while having dinner on the deck. or the sunrise while you have your morning coffee.

It is 7 miles south of Little Pointe Sable and the Silver Lake sand dunes. This area has many family actives: dune buggy rides, which are both fun and educational, miniature golf, go-carts, horse back riding,etc. It is just a 15 minute drive to Pentwater with many delightful art galleries, a large antique store, and many other unique shops. There are golf courses, for the beginner or the expert, only minutes away. 30 miles of rails to trails for biking. You can also tour a working farm with the family, and then visit their old fashion soda fountain. They also have wonderfully fresh dairy and beef products for you to purchase. Or just relax..

The first floor is open so you have a view of Lake Michigan, south, west and north and a view of the dunes and woods east.. There are 3 bedrooms on the second floor and a bath and half. Two bedrooms have double beds, the third bedroom is a bunk room, with 3 single beds and one double,with a view of the lake. The one bedroom has the half bath and a view of the lake, the other bedroom has a view of the dunes and woods..There is a wood burning stove for cool nights and an electric heater in the main bath. There is also an outdoor shower. Everything is furnished except personal items.

Rent Saturday, in at 4:00pm, to Saturday, check out at 11:00AM.

Summer rates are $2,950.00 per week. Before Memorial Day and after Labor Day $1,800.00 per week, a wonderful time to enjoy the fall colors. There are week end rates.



Keywords: Beach Front Cottage, Driftwood Beach, Shelby, MI, 49455, 4 Hr from Chicago & Detroit

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave

          Amenities

          • Wood Stove
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Washing Machine
          • Linens Provided
          • Parking Off Street

          Entertainment

          • Satellite / Cable
          • DVD Player
          • CD Player

          Communications

              • Telephone

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio
              • Balcony
              • Outdoor Grill

              Location & View

                  • Beachfront

                  Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Tennis
                  • Rafting
                  • Medical Services
                  • Parasailing
                  • Golf
                  • Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Paragliding
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Hiking
                  • Swimming
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Hospital
                  • Live Theater
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Restaurants
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Cinemas
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Antiquing
                  • Shopping
                  • Groceries
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Sight Seeing
                   

                  Reviews

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                  • 301728 Lake Michigan Cottage

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                    301728 Lake Michigan Cottage

                    • Guest Nancy
                    • Date of stay 06/16/13
                    • Review Submitted 07/08/13
                    Beautiful!!! Even though the weather was in the high 90's it was pleasant with the Lake Michigan breeze, it felt like the mid 70's. Our grandkids had a great time outside, free to just play on the beach, in the dunes, taking walks, or the many surrounding activities, Mack's Dune Ride. Three great summer thunder storms, but only at night, and the other nights were beautiful for star gazing. It was like we had our own private beach. Highly recommended. Thanks.

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                  • Perfect Place on the Lake

                    Perfect Place on the Lake

                    • Guest Nancy (Ann Arbor MI)
                    • Date of stay 01/16/12
                    • Review Submitted 01/16/12
                    Each year for the past 10 years we have spent a week on Lake Michigan, and for the last 2 years, we have rented this great cottage, and it has been our favorite place by far. It is perfectly located on the beach, with an awesome unobstructed view of the lake day and night from the deck that spills over into the dunes. The beach is never crowded, and the location is perfect and safe. We love the spacious kitchen for cooking gourmet meals, and the outdoor shower after a long day on the beach. Thanks for sharing your wonderful house with us!

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, families with young children.

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                  • Look no further...

                    Look no further...

                    • Guest Patt (White Lake )
                    • Date of stay 05/28/11
                    • Review Submitted 07/15/11
                    Our family had the most wonderful time at this charming beachfront getaway. The view of Lake Michigan was perfect, as evident from the listing photos. The cottage was very clean, up to date, well-supplied and beautifully decorated. We enjoyed bbq picnics on the deck, long walks along the beach in search of the perfect piece of driftwood, and beautiful sunset evenings. Lots of activities nearby, but our main goal was for spending quality time together and pure relaxation - we certainly found that here! I highly recommend this property - you won't be disappointed!

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children.

                    Owner response: Thanks for your great description of your stay at the cottage. I am happy your father, and your family, enjoyed it. This is how I have always felt about our cottage for 40 years. We, along with our three sons, when they were young, use to leave the day school was out and not come back until the day before school started, and then that such a sad feeling. Thanks again, Wanda

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                  • Fantastic Family Getaway

                    Fantastic Family Getaway

                    • Guest John (Iowa)
                    • Date of stay 07/24/10
                    • Review Submitted 08/04/10
                    This was the perfect rental cottage for what was possibly our last vacation alone with just my four children, ages 16-23. The cottage is clean and well furnished, providing everything needed for use as a base, or just to hang out for a full week. The living room and bedrooms are adorned with family pictures and other homey touches which quickly make you feel relaxed and at home. The location is simply stunning. The back deck provides a 180 degree view of the Lake Michigan shoreline. Due to its position closer to the beach than other houses to the north, the cottage offers is a sense of isolation not found in most homes along that stretch of Lake Michigan. A gently sloping sand path leads a usually empty beach with excellent sand and swimming. Free internet and phone service allowed those (teenagers) who must stay in contact with the outside world to do so. Others of us enjoyed the serenity of silence broken only by gentle waves of Lake Michigan and the occasional Mourning Doves. In between swimming, sand castles, board games, beach fires with s'mores and lots of relaxing, we enjoyed the dune buggy rides at Silver Lake, Little Sable Lighthouse, antique shops, wineries and Clayborn pottery. This cottage is perfect for families or couples looking for a relaxing, scenic setting.

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, families with young children.

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                  • Calm and beautiful (but with plenty of fun nearby)

                    Calm and beautiful (but with plenty of fun nearby)

                    • Guest Amy (Chicago)
                    • Date of stay 08/02/09
                    • Review Submitted 06/23/10
                    Our family of five has rented this cottage for years and we love it! The beach is NEVER crowded, you can hear the waves lapping from the master bedroom and watch a beautiful unobstructed sunset every night. Heaven!! They have everything you might need in the kitchen and lots of comfy chairs inside and out -- makes this one of the most relaxing places I've ever vacationed. I LOVE that there is no TV here because then the kids are happy to play board games and do art projects on the big kitchen table. Everything is clean and in good shape and having a washer/dryer on-site is a big help. We love to have bonfires on the beach most nights and the kids always can't believe how many stars they can see! There aren't any amazing restaurants close by but we go to Benona Shores golf course a lot -- very close, kid friendly (call first to make sure there's no league play) and the Par 5 restaurant is friendly and has very good sandwiches and burgers. We also like to go up to Pentwater for the day (cute shops), Silver Lake (dune buggies and go-karts), eat at the Brown Bear, rent bikes in Mears for the bike trail, horseback ride at Rainbow Ranch (pay extra for a private outing or you might be stuck in a big group) and so much more! Go!

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                   
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Off Season
                  Sep 3 - May 25, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,800
                  My Standard Rate
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,950

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                  Last updated: 04/17/2014
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                  Owner info

                  Why the Owner Chose Shelby:
                  We built this cottage in 1970 and raised our family - three boys and now eight grandchildren there. We have aged and go less often, so now our cottage is available to rent.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  Peace and quiet; beautiful sunsets, beach walks, along a nearly private beach, dark nights with beautiful bright stars; swimming, golf 5 minutes away,tubing in the Stoney river down to Lake Michigan.


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Front Deck overlooking Lake Michigan

                    Front Deck overlooking Lake Michigan

                  • Sunset over Lake Michigan

                    Sunset over Lake Michigan

                  • Open first floor kitchen, dining area and living room

                    Open first floor kitchen, dining area and living room

                  • Path to Beach

                    Path to Beach

                  VRBO #301728

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                  This listing was first published here in 2010.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, March 11, 2014

                  $1,800 - $2,950 per week (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 9

                  View calendar: Updated 04/17/14
                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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