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Big Beach House, Gorgeous Views, Tennis Court Onsite

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Last updated: 06/19/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Lakeside house description

PLEASE NOTE: NOT CURRENTLY CONSIDERING RENTAL REQUESTS FOR 2015. EMAILS ABOUT 2015 WILL NOT BE ANSWERED. PLEASE CHECK BACK AFTER OCTOBER 1, 2014. ALSO, THIS HOME IS AVAILABLE FOR RENTAL FOR PERIODS OF ONE WEEK OR MORE. WE CANNOT RENT FOR LESS THAN ONE WEEK.


Our grandparents built this incredible blufftop home in Lakeside in the late 1920’s, and we’ve just re-worked the kitchen, retaining the house’s charm while accommodating modern lifestyles.
Our home, just steps from a private beach, sleeps 15 comfortably. On the property, just through a stretch of peaceful woods on our family compound, are a tennis court and playground and bushes with blueberries for the picking.
The kitchen was fully renovated last spring and includes brand-new appliances, two refrigerators, and eat-in amenities, as well as a view of the lake and a sitting area/playroom so the cook will never be lonely.
There are four eating areas: a porch overlooking the lake, perfect for adult dinners; a dining room with a view of the lake, in case the weather is chilly or rainy; a big table in the kitchen for cozy family dinners; and a big eating porch overlooking the woods.

Downstairs, there is an all-new bedroom/bathroom suite with its own bathroom with roll-in shower stall, that also overlooks the lake. Upstairs are six bedrooms:
• The Master suite has a panoramic picture window with a beach view and a queen-size bed.
• Another lake view suite has a separate dressing room and bath, and two twin beds that we usually put together as a king bed.
• A third bedroom overlooking Lake Michigan has bunk beds.
* A fourth bedroom with queen bed and private bath overlooks the lake from the ground floor, off the kitchen.
• Two upstairs bedrooms overlooking the woods have queen beds, and one last woods-view bedroom has four single beds.
All bedrooms are air-conditioned and have ceiling fans, as well.
The living room is huge and well appointed, with a fireplace should nights turn chilly. Just off the living room is another porch overlooking the beach— a perfect spot to enjoy cocktails and nibbles before dinner.
The beach is down some wooden stairs. There’s a cabana about halfway down for beach toys, towels, and umbrellas.
This home is available for rental for periods of one week or more. We cannot rent for less than a full week. We are not currently considering rental requests for 2015. Please check back after October 1, 2014 if you are interested in 2015.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            First floor bedroom suite, down 2 steps from the entrance, is wheelchair accessible. Rest of the house is not....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Must be at least 25 years old....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

          • Master: 1 queen

            Private bath, walk-in closet, huge picture window on lake....moreless

          • Lake suite: 1 king

            Lake view, private bath, ensuite dressing room....moreless

          • Downstairs suite: 1 queen

            Lake view, private bath with roll-in shower....moreless

          • The 'Pink Bedroom': 1 queen

            Woods view, private bath....moreless

          • The 'Blue & Yellow Room': 1 queen

            Woods view. Shared bath....moreless

          • Double Decker room: 1 bunk bed

            Lake view. Shared bath...moreless

          • Woods 'dorm': 4 twin/ single

            Great bedroom for a passel of kids. Shared bath....moreless

          Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Master: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Pink bedroom: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • Downstairs: toilet, shower

            Handicap accessible, grab bars in shower...moreless

          • Shared bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Lake suite: shower, toilet

            ...moreless

          • Tower : toilet

            Powder room off the entrance foyer...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            There are four principal dining areas. Porch overlooking lake, dining room overlooking lake (both seat 12). Kitchen table seats up to 8, kitchen porch overlooking woods seats 6 comfortably....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Newly-renovated. All new appliances. ...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            GE Profile...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Ice Maker
          • Seating for 18 people

          Amenities

          • Heating:

            Heating in kitchen and downstairs bedroom. Baseboard heating units in upstairs bedrooms....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Central air plus ceiling fans in all bedrooms, kitchen, living room...moreless

          • Garage:

            Contains bikes, tools, grill, etc. Not for cars....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Three-car lot plus plenty of space in driveway...moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Iron & Board
          • Towels Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Tennis court, tree house, and playground (shared with five other homes on compound)....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Games
              • Toys
              • Television
              • CD Player
              • Stereo
              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                Guests will be charged for long-distance calls....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Tennis:

                Court on family compound. ...moreless

              • Deck / Patio
              • Lanai / Gazebo
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Bicycles

              Location & View

              • Beachfront
              • Beach View
              • Water View
              • Lake View

              Activities

              • Restaurants
              • Hiking
              • Tennis
              • Sailing
              • Golf
              • Cycling
              • Parasailing
              • Water Skiing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Kayaking
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Jet Skiing
              • Miniature Golf
              • Antiquing
              • Boating
              • Shopping
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Bird Watching
              • Beachcombing
              • Walking
              • Winery Tours
              • Playground
              • Theme Parks
              • Live Theater
              • Horseback Riding
              • Fishing
               

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              June/July/late August 2014 .. $5500/week
              September/October.. $4500/week
              MINIMUM one week rental-- CANNOT rent for shorter period
              

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              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1927

              About the owner: We are three siblings who spent summers in this house as kids. Our grandparents built the place in the late 20's (adding onto it several times). We are blessed to have inherited it from our mother several years ago.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              The beach is marvelous. The water warms up nicely in late June, July, and August. There's generally a sandbar just offshore, which makes for a great toddler play area. The sand is fine and soft and, for unknown reasons, 'barks' when you drag your feet through it. After a storm, waves get big enough for wonderful body-surfing. There are ravines nearby where kids can build dams and chase tadpoles. The house itself sits on a 13-acre compound with five houses on it, all owned by relatives. There are woods with oaks, maples, sassafras, and lindens and loads of songbirds, a meadow full of wildflowers, a tree house, playground set, and tennis court. The house is made for entertaining. The breakfast porch lets you start your day with a symphony of songbirds in the forest. The dining porch is cooled by lake breezes and affords great views of the lake. Same for the 'cocktail porch' upstairs. The area is a bikers' mecca, and filled with antique stores and boutiques. The Warren Dunes State Park, featuring the giant 'Tower Hill' sand dune, is five miles up the road, as is 'Capt. Mike's', an amusement area with mini-golf, go-karts, bumper boats, batting cages and other kid-friendly diversions.


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              Photos

              • Welcome to our house! Park your car in front; additional parking behind you

                Welcome to our house! Park your car in front; additional parking behind you

              • Hanging out in front of the picture window in the Master Bedroom...

                Hanging out in front of the picture window in the Master Bedroom...

              • Another view of the upstairs porch. Sunsets + cocktails are a great combination.

                Another view of the upstairs porch. Sunsets + cocktails are a great combination.

              • The view from the dining porch.

                The view from the dining porch.

              • Brand new eat-in kitchen, renovated in 2013. All new GE appliances.

                Brand new eat-in kitchen, renovated in 2013. All new GE appliances.

              • The 'Pink Bedroom' overlooks peaceful woods.

                The 'Pink Bedroom' overlooks peaceful woods.

              • House seen from the beach, +  gazebo where beach towels, chairs, toys, are kept.

                House seen from the beach, + gazebo where beach towels, chairs, toys, are kept.

              • Here's the view from the bed in the Master Bedroom. You'll never want to leave.

                Here's the view from the bed in the Master Bedroom. You'll never want to leave.

              • Here's the view from upstairs porch. Hear the waves? Feel the lake breeze?

                Here's the view from upstairs porch. Hear the waves? Feel the lake breeze?

              • Dining on the downstairs porch easily seats 14. Feed little kids in the kitchen!

                Dining on the downstairs porch easily seats 14. Feed little kids in the kitchen!

              • When it's chilly out, bring the dining table inside. You still have a beach view

                When it's chilly out, bring the dining table inside. You still have a beach view

              • Our huge living room. There's a working fireplace at the near end of the room.

                Our huge living room. There's a working fireplace at the near end of the room.

              • View of the house, dining + upstairs porches, when you come up from the beach.

                View of the house, dining + upstairs porches, when you come up from the beach.

              • View of the house from the lake.

                View of the house from the lake.

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              7 Bedroom / 5.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 16

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