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The Pentwater dunes along Lake Michigan boast some of the most beautiful beaches in the United States. White, silky and very clean, you will have 185 feet of private frontage with this cottage. Nightly, you will be lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves gently lapping against the shore. Start each morning with a long walk along the private beach for 1.5 miles to the Pentwater Channel where you will see water craft heading out for the morning sail or first catch. If you enjoy biking, you can enjoy a quick, easy 3.5 mile bike ride into town for a good cup of coffee and a scone at the local bakery.
There is nothing between our cottage and Lake Michigan except the sweet walk down the steps, which are completely surrounded by trees, very private. At the bottom of the steps, you walk along a very short sandy path to Lake Michigan. Our cottage is completely secluded and you are not able to see your neighbors. Our view is unlike other cottages that are much closer to the water because we have an unobstructed, 180 degree view.
You can launch two kayaks in Pentwater Lake, paddle down the channel, and then head south along the Lake Michigan shore back to the cottage. Or, take the canoe to the public launch at Pentwater River for a nice, leisurely paddle.
If you like to bike, there is the Hart-Montague Biking Trail, 22 miles of paved trail through asparagus fields, fruit trees, past our local Country Dairy Farm (where you may purchase homemade ice cream and other dairy-based treats). The trailhead is a 10 minute drive from the cottage.
There is no phone, television, or internet at the cottage. This is a place where you escape from technology to enjoy nature. However, the Pentwater Libray (4 miles away) has computers for public use, as well as wireless internet that can be accessed when the library is closed.
Having enjoyed so many of our weekends at Lake Michigan, we spent 5 years trying to find the right place -- secluded, with acreage of wooded land. We wanted a place that was perched high on a dune to offer pristine views of Lake Michigan, and plenty of private frontage.
Please be aware that while there is nothing but sand dune (covered with trees) between our cottage and Lake Michigan, there are wooden steps (with a railing) that lead down from the cottage to the beach -- there are 150 steps to be exact, with small seating areas along the way.
Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) In the same room, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) These are couches which children could sleep on. They are not convertible beds. One on main floor, and one on lower level....moreless
Six acres of private wooded land, 150 wood steps with railing to the beach, sits on top of a beautiful wooded dune with 180 degree views of Lake Michigan. Completely secluded with no views of neighbors. Long, private two track drive to cottage. Very quiet and peaceful. You feel as if you are viewing the rest of the world from a secluded crow's nest....moreless
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180 degree view of Lake Michigan plus private waterfront. You sit on top of a dune, so it's 165 lovely steps down a nice wood stairwell to the beach....moreless
200 feet of private, sugar white sand. Very private. ...moreless
Beautiful views of Lake Michigan as well as your own private frontage. Stairs lead down to beach....moreless
Cabin it surrounded by 6 acres of woods. You can't see your neighbor. Very secluded, but fabulous view of Lake Michigan....moreless
50% of deposit due immediately to reserve space. Final payment due three weeks before arrival. $300 damage deposit also due at same time.
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The Hart-Montague Bike Trail is a paved, 22-mile trail passing through rural, forested lands, very scenic. Along the way, stop at locally-owned Country Dairy Farm for homemade ice cream, cheese, hamburgers and other locally-sourced products.
You have 185 feet of private Lake Michigan frontage where you can camp, canoe, kayak, walk to the channel to fish, bike to town, etc.
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: We really enjoy being at the cottage with our children -- it's so secluded, safe, and they can run through the woods, down to the beach, play in the little tree fort. It's quiet and peaceful to sit on the deck and watch the various hawks, eagles and other birds that soar. Huge freightors, fishing boats, and sailing craft will pass by on a regular basis. The best part is that we can't see any neighbors!
Why the Owner Chose Pentwater: We purchased in Pentwater because it is very convenient to a major airport (Grand Rapids), and it boasts the most beautiful white sand beaches in Michigan. There are also two major ferries that you can take from Muskegon and or Ludington to Wisconsin.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: We start every morning with a run from our cottage, down the two track through the woods to the main road, down to the channel past the lighthouse and then back to our cottage on the beach. It's 3.4 miles. Then, while our children play in the woods, we sip our morning coffee on our deck with an almost 180 view of Lake Michigan, watching the water craft, At night, we have a beach fire on our 185 feet of private frontage. From the beach, you can't see our little crow's nest, tucked at the top of the dune in the trees.