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Lake Michigan Family Beach House

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Last updated: 11/04/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Pentwater cottage description

Our cottage is located directly on Lake Michigan, with beautiful sand beaches and dunes feet away from the main deck and walkout basement. We are at a low elevation with only 20 stairs to the dune. The house is nestled in the wooded dunes, with trees to shade in the summer and forested space between neighboring cottages that allows for complete peace and privacy. The Village of Pentwater is 1.5 miles south, and offers shops, restaurants, a great little library, streets for walking and many types of boating and equipment rentals and charters.

When entering our home, you’ll find a bright and airy new construction that boasts high ceilings, comfortable furniture, lots of glass windows and French doors that lead to the decks and beach. The kitchen has a very large island with seating for five, and the dining area seats another 12 comfortably. Gas range and electric convection oven, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, pots, pans and utensils are included, as well as dishes and glassware.

Off the dining room is a large all-season sunroom with glass windows top to bottom that faces west and opens to breezes from Lake Michigan – our favorite room for games and family conversation. The living area has a flat screen TV with cable and DVR, stereo, CD and DVD players. The basement has a second flat screen TV with cable and DVR, plus an air hockey table and bumper pool table. Ceiling fans throughout the house keep the atmosphere cool while allowing doors and windows to open to the breeze and outdoor sounds of waves on the beach. Central air and heat also are options based on weather conditions. Five bedrooms offer plenty of sleeping room and privacy for several families or a family reunion. 3 full bathrooms with showers as well as an outdoor hot/cold shower.

Five very comfortable bedrooms with high ceilings, lots of closet space, dressers and great beds can accommodate up to 12 people – 4 queen size bedrooms, and 1 additional queen size bedroom that also has a set of twin bunk beds. All bedrooms have ceiling fans and are carpeted and quiet.

The outside deck has plenty of space for sitting, reading, watching sunsets, and outdoor dining. we also have a lower deck when you want the cool shade. A gas grill is also on the side deck off the kitchen for easy kitchen prep and outdoor grilling.

We have wireless internet for those that need to stay connected.

Summertime at our cottage is a wonderful time – and provides a location that offers plenty of options for active busy families, and conversely, serenity away from everyday busy city life! Enjoy.

Nearby activities and attractions: Steps to the sandy beach and Lake Michigan. The Village of Pentwater offers unique gift shops, restaurants, the channel, fishing, boating, go-karts, Jet Ski rentals, mini golf, tennis courts, wine tasting, art galleries, ice cream shops, Mears State Park, Yacht Club, farmers market, and Thursday evening concerts on the Green. A short drive South is Silver Lake and Dunes, dune buggy rides, and several golf courses. And a short drive North to Ludington State Park, hiking and biking, movies, and more shopping and restaurants. Or tour the Country Dairy, bike ride the Hart-Montague Rail-Trail, spend the day at Michigan Adventure amusement and water park, tour the Ludington Pump Station, or hike the beach.

Sleeps 12; renter provides linens (needed for 5 Queen, 2 Twin) plus bath, kitchen, and beach towels.

Available dates are subject to change. Please contact me to determine if blocked dates can be made available.

Keywords: Lake Michigan, Pentwater, Cottage, Family, Beach, Sand Dunes, Lake Shore, Water, Swimming, Sailing, Trees, Sun,


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Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms


          • Air Hockey
          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Satellite / Cable:

            Includes Premium movie channels....moreless

          • Stereo
          • Television


          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Library
          • Restaurants
          • Theme Parks

          Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

              • Beach View
              • Beachfront
              • Lake View
              • Lakefront
              • Water View

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Parasailing
              • Sailing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Snowmobiling
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing
              • Wind-Surfing


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

                U.S. only....moreless

              • Telephone
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet


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


              • Deck / Patio:

                Patio deck with dinning area and couch....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill


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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Early Spring
              Apr 4 - May 8, 2015
              7 night min stay

              May 9 - May 22, 2015
              7 night min stay

              Early Summer
              May 23 - Jun 12, 2015
              7 night min stay

              Jun 13 - Sep 11, 2015
              7 night min stay

              Late Summer
              Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2015
              7 night min stay

              Fall Colors
              Sep 26 - Oct 23, 2015
              7 night min stay


              Additional information about rental rates


              • Cleaning Per Rental/Week $400
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
              • Tax Rate 6%


              Summer rent period typically Saturday to Saturday. Additional rental for holidays such as Memorial Day, 4th July, Homecoming, and Labor Day. Separate refundable security deposit of $1,000 for each week of rental. No daily rate. Inquire about Spring/Fall weekends. Sorry, no pets.

              Refundable Security deposit due with signed rental contract. Full payment for rent, tax and cleaning fee due 60 prior to rental. Payment by personal check. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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              Last updated: 11/04/2014
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              95 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Gerald R. Ford International Airport
              2 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Antler Bar, Brown Bear Bar, Village Pub
              20 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              SS Badger, Lake Michigan Car Ferry
              10 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Colonial Golf Course, Lakeside Links Golf & Others
              2 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              US 31
              2 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Village Cafe, Gull Landing, Boathouse
              Nearest Beach
              Steps away.

              Unique Gift Shops, Channel, Go-Karts, Mini-Golf, Art Galleries, Ice Cream Shops, Yacht Club, Concerts on the Green.


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2008

              Why the Owner Chose Pentwater:
              Our family has had a home on Lake Michigan in Pentwater since the 60's. This is a new home we designed and completed construction in 2008. This is our home so we only rent it for a few weeks each summer. It is a low elevation setting with easy access to the beach.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              Body Surfing in the Waves, Sunsets, Dinner on the Deck, Walks on the Beach, Thursday Night Concerts on the Village Green, Ice Cream in town, Holiday Fireworks on the Channel, and Reading on the Deck or Beach or in the Sun Room.

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              This listing was first published here in 2012.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

              $3,000 - $6,200 per week (USD)

              5 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
              Sleeps 12

              View calendar: Updated 11/04/14
              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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