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Secluded Paradise on 50 Acres: Great for Families & Pets

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Last updated: 08/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
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  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Shelby house description

Why not enjoy a week of peace and tranquility on 50-acres of woods and Dunes in Michigan? Bring your kids, your dogs or just come by yourself!

You will be hard pressed to find another property for rent like this one anywhere in the Midwest. You'll be sitting back on 50-acres of woods on the dunes overlooking a beautiful valley. In fact, you'll be surrounded by several hundred acres of woods as the adjacent properties are also un-inhabited forest. At the same time, you'll feel the lake breeze (Lake Michigan is only 3/4 of a mile away) and you'll be on a beautiful public beach in a 5-minute drive. Bring your dogs, because there is a 3-acre fenced pen for them to around in. You will also be close to tons of summer time activities within 30 minutes drive: golf (nearest course 1 mile away), hiking, horse-back riding, mini-golf, go-karting, dune rides/dune buggies, tubing, fishing, fruit-picking, amusement/waterparks (Michigan's adventure), summer festivals, and petting zoos.

Just 3.5 hours drive from Chicago, 1h15mins from Grand Rapids in Shelby, MI.
You'll enter the property on a 1/4 mile driveway that winds through the woods - go slowly because at dusk you'll often see large groups of deer that frequent the area due to the many fruit orchards (including our neighboring cherry orchard). When you get to the end of the dirt drive you will find the house secluded on over 50 acres of woods and dunes. In fact, since all of the neighboring properties are also un-inhabited forest, you'll be sitting in the middle of several hundred acres of woods.

The house sits on about 1-acre of open field which at the tip drops down into a valley. Our overlook point is one of the highest spots in the immediate area, so you will have a view overlooking the forest for as far as the eye can see. We've got a fire pit set up on the point, and you can sit here in the woods and still feel the Lake Michigan breeze (which is 3/4 mile to the East).

There are walking trails throughout the property and you can take a nice stroll through the woods. In addition to deer, you will see wild turkey, porcupines, squirrels, frogs, hawks, and lots of other birds. We've got a healthy colony of hummingbirds that appear at our feeder around July.

There is also a 3-acre fenced in dog pen where your dogs can get their exercise without the worry of them disappearing into the forest.

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Considered:

            3 acre dog pen if you want to use it...moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Fire pit

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Television

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks
              • Zoo

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

                  • Mountain View

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Sailing
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Swimming
                  • Water Skiing

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Free Long Distance
                  • Garage
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Telephone
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Refrigerator

                  Outside

                  • Balcony
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa
                   

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                  Location

                  There is so much to do in this area we never run out of things to do with ourselves or the kids. There are lots of hiking trails on our property (all over the 50 acres) and we are so close to 2 great beaches, the petting zoo/farm markets, orchards, tubing, lots of golf, boating and so many other things to do.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2006

                  About the owner: We live in Chicago and own a company that makes customized bobblehead dolls! We have 3 kids and 3 dogs who all LOVE coming up to Michigan whenever we can! We travel all over the world but still love coming up to Shelby whenever we can!

                  Why the Owner Chose Shelby:
                  My husband is from MI but I am from New England. The hills and woods on this property made us fall in love with it and reminded us of Vermont and its rolling hills! The beaches here were also spectacular with the lighthouse and the stony like beach with the river there which is perfect for kids. The area was a perfect match of plenty to keep the kids entertained and the beautiful scenery we were looking for. We really wanted something secluded with no neighbors in sight when we go out of the city.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  The land itself is just unparalleled in the area. It is the highest point around there and therefore it looks out over a beautiful valley. There is such a peacefulness and privacy there and yet you are still so close to so many things to do. There is just nothing better than sitting out at the point around the fire pit in the evenings. The hiking trails keep us and our kids out and about all afternoon. It is just a wonderful place for both people and dogs alike!


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                  Photos

                  • the house

                    the house

                  • the fire pit at the point

                    the fire pit at the point

                  • one of the upstairs bedrooms/playroom

                    one of the upstairs bedrooms/playroom

                  • the upstairs living area

                    the upstairs living area

                  • the view from the balcony

                    the view from the balcony

                  • downstairs bedroom

                    downstairs bedroom

                  VRBO #352179

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

                  $250 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 12

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                  Speaks: english
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