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Golden Dunes Luxury Log Home Overlooking Lake Michigan

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Set on it's Own Small Dune, Panoramic Views

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Last updated: 06/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Pentwater house description

This dream home was built in 2004-2005 and is a year-round home. The Loft Master bedroom with hand-hewn log queen bed has its own balcony overlooking the valley of maples to the east and the loft itself has the incomparable view of both dunes and Lake Michigan to the west. Attached to the master bedroom is a master bath with a glass tile double shower with inlaid mural. The dressing room/closet has its own hand-painted autumn mural.

THIS PROPERTY IS NOT for sale. There are a couple of "For Sale signs on the entrance to the VERY long drive: there are people who are selling 2 acre plots of land below our property. The Golden Dunes cabin will NOT be for sale: this is our dream and will remain so.

There are 2 main floor bedrooms. The Flora and Fauna room has twin beds. There are drawers full of family-oriented games, cards, puzzles, and toys for your entertainment. The Quilt Room has a double log bed with single bunk above with the quilt theme throughout.

The main floor also has a full bath with massage shower and an antique vanity set with a hand-painted sink. All towels and linens are furnished. Great room and full kitchen finish the main floor. There are French double sliding doors out to the large deck. All bedrooms and the Great room have satellite TV with DVD and VCR.

Entrance level has 2 1/2 car garage, fully equipped laundry and entrance room with storage that includes water toys and floatables. An inflatable raft for your use is in the garage.

There is a lovely Nature Trail throughout our property. It is divided in two loops: a longer and shorter one: feel free to explore the hills, woods and meadows. You are free to hike, cross-country ski or snowshoe on the 26 acres. Follow the orange and yellow tagged stakes for the trail.

An outdoor grill is provided as well as plenty of seating on the large deck.

The laundry room has broom, vacuum and other cleaning supplies you may need throughout your stay.

An open sand area is great for children playing while adults enjoy the view or s'mores over the fire. Please never cut living trees. There is plenty of downed wood on the property. The fire pit also has plenty of seating in a great open area to enjoy evenings under the stars.

Keywords: Log Home, Sunset View, Sand Dunes, Private, Lake Views, Beaches, Vacation Property

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Games provdied in the Flora and Fauna room. also an area of pure sand has been provided for oung children(and older ones at heart!)...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 7-10

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Bedroom 3

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • Queen size Beds (1) In the main bedroom loft, handcrated of logs with privacy canopy., Double Beds (1) In the Quilt Room with a single bed above: handmade log bed., Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 twins are in the Flora and fauna Room., Baby Cribs (1)...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils:

            utensils and small appiances, coffemaker, toaster, blender, etc....moreless

          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator
          • Kitchen
          • Dishwasher

          Amenities

          • Air Conditioning:

            central air through a brand new heat pump installed August 2011. It is not usually necessary as there are ceiling fans and lots of cross breeze with fresh air. ...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            All linens are provided. The sofa bed in the Great Room is not usually made up, but the linens are in the closet right there....moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            some wood available in the garage, but wood is readily available for $3,00 a bundle at many nearby locations....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Available on the driveway level....moreless

          • Garage:

            2 car garage is available....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • 26 acres of privacy on rolling maple treed hills with a nature trail. fire pit with outdoor seating and great views....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Dish is provided in each room....moreless

              • DVD Player
              • VCR
              • Video Library

              Communications

                  • Mobile Phone:

                    Your cell phone communication works fine here....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Large deck has plenty of seating for outdoor meals....moreless

                  • Balcony
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                  • Beach View
                  • Water View
                  • Lake View

                  Activities

                  • Theme Parks
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Fishing
                  • Parasailing
                  • Golf
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Hiking
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Shopping
                  • Antiquing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Museums
                  • Cinemas
                  • Restaurants
                  • Swimming
                  • Skiing
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Jun 19-Sep 11 ..  $1600/week .. $2820/2 weeks .. $5400/month minimum stay one week
                  Fall ........... $175/night (weekend, 2 night min)
                  $500 deposit and $200 refundable security deposit required to reserve
                  No reservation is confirmed until deposit is received
                  check in is at 4:00 Pm check out at 11:00 AM Rental are Sat-Sat
                  Custom schedules May be negotiated
                  

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                  Last updated: 06/13/2014
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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2004

                  About the owner: We are a couple in their 60s, currently employed, who enjoy the beauty of outdoors and the serenity of privacy in our own space. We built this home from very special circumstances that we will share upon rental, if requested. It is quite an amazing, heartfelt story. We love this home and have placed special artwork from different countries we have visited there as well as Jill's artwork. She is the artist of the family. You will notice her rendition of the dunes in the Great room as well as a birchbark watercolor and the rock (all rocks from Lake Michigan) mosaic on the retaining wall as you come up to the property. There are also other paintings and a photo wall divider created by Jill. Tom made the coat racks, Jill painted them with native herbs: check them out! The brass bell collection that hangs on the stairway is also Jill's innovation. We enjoy meeting and conversing with people from all over and their unique stories. We rent the home, not only to be able to pay the taxes, but also, because we really enjoy sharing this lovely, beautiful spot with others. Our home is in Lansing, Mi. which is only 145 miles distant so easily accessible by us on a regular basis.

                  Why the Owner Chose Pentwater:
                  This is a house that we custom-built. We had the wonderful pleasure of designing it and seeing it through to completion. It is our dream. We have always wanted a place that looks toward the setting sun. there is something magical about it. the west coast of Michigan is quite well-developed, but this section is not quite so overrun by tourists and has such unique features. Where else can you ride on the dunes? Where find that home-town atmosphere with a local restaurant (the Open Hearth Grill) that utilizes foods from this location? As you drive to the house you pass orchards-white and pink in the spring , hanging with apples and cherries in the summer. You also pass graceful fields of asparagus-golden in the autumn.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  We love to walk the 26 acres and enjoy the stars from the deck at night. There is an unobstructed view, with no city lights intervening, of the Milky Way and the summer triangle. There are a family of turkeys who go by daily on their rounds, clucking and spreading their tail feathers. Deer are often seen on the property. Where else do you need to go for rejuvenation? After being at the beach or the dunes during the day, it is ABSOLUTELY wonderful to have your own space in the evening. We will be gone to a funeral from July4 through July 11 out of the country: so please email inquiries during that time. I will be sure to get back with you as soon as possible after that. Thank you for you patience.


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Set on it's Own Small Dune, Panoramic Views

                    Set on it's Own Small Dune, Panoramic Views

                  • The Kitchen's Decor Reflects the Heritage of Michigan, Everything is Supplied

                    The Kitchen's Decor Reflects the Heritage of Michigan, Everything is Supplied

                  • The Queen Bed in the Loft Bedroom is Hand-Hewn Log with Removable Curtains

                    The Queen Bed in the Loft Bedroom is Hand-Hewn Log with Removable Curtains

                  • All Ash Floors, Knotty Cedar Walls and Ceilings, This View is Going up the "Prow

                    All Ash Floors, Knotty Cedar Walls and Ceilings, This View is Going up the "Prow

                  • Looking at the Home from the Drive, with Private Balcony for Master Loft Bedroom

                    Looking at the Home from the Drive, with Private Balcony for Master Loft Bedroom

                  • The Natural Stone Fireplace is Wood Burning, TV Cabinet Has Dish Network

                    The Natural Stone Fireplace is Wood Burning, TV Cabinet Has Dish Network

                  • Large Open Deck with View of the Dunes and Lake Michigan as Well as Silver Lake

                    Large Open Deck with View of the Dunes and Lake Michigan as Well as Silver Lake

                  • The Sunsets Can Be Drop Dead Gorgeous: Like This One!

                    The Sunsets Can Be Drop Dead Gorgeous: Like This One!

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                  Date last modified - Tuesday, July 01, 2014

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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

                  View calendar: Updated 06/13/14
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                  Speaks: english
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