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Secluded, Beautiful, Lake Mi Waterfront Cottage

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Pentwater cottage description

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.

Alan and Janet

Keywords: cottage, cabin, house, acreage, woods, dunes, beach, sand dunes, walking trails, private, secluded, wooded, trees, nature, natural

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

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          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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          • Bedroom 3: 2 double

            Downstairs bedroom near small bathroom...moreless

          • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

            One cot...moreless

          • 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

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen
          • Refrigerator
          • Ice Maker
          • Stove
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Fireplace
          • Heating
          • Towels Provided
          • Parking
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Wood Fireplace
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Wood Stove
          • Washing Machine
          • Parking Off Street
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • 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

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • VCR
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Books
              • Toys

              Communications

                  • Mobile Phone:

                    Cell phones will work outside. Sometimes inside, but not always. ...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Deck / Patio

                  Location & View

                  • Beach View:

                    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

                  • Rural:

                    Cabin it surrounded by 6 acres of woods. You can't see your neighbor. Very secluded, but fabulous view of Lake Michigan....moreless

                  • Lakefront:

                    Beautiful views of Lake Michigan as well as your own private frontage. Stairs lead down to beach....moreless

                  • Beachfront:

                    200 feet of private, sugar white sand. Very private. ...moreless

                  • Waterfront:

                    Beautiful Lake Michigan, very private. ...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Theme Parks
                  • Sailing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Hunting
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Laundromat
                  • Cycling
                  • Swimming
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Fishing
                  • Skiing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hospital
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Cinemas
                  • Restaurants
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Water Parks
                  • Museums
                  • Groceries
                  • Sledding
                  • Walking
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Shopping
                  • Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Hunting Small Game
                   

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                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Summer
                  Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,100

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                  Fees:

                  • Tax Rate 6%

                  Notes:

                  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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                  Location

                  50 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Muskegon County Airport
                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Ludington Ferry
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  US 31
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Brown Bear
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Oceana Golf Club, Shelby, MI
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Pentwater Yacht Club

                  Car: Necessary

                  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.

                   

                  Owner info

                  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.


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                  Speaks: french, spanish, english
                   

                  Photos

                  • Private frontage at sunset

                    Private frontage at sunset

                  • Short sandy path to lake  from bottom of steps

                    Short sandy path to lake from bottom of steps

                  • View from beach, looking toward channel.  Beautiful, endless quiet beach

                    View from beach, looking toward channel. Beautiful, endless quiet beach

                  • Main Room

                    Main Room

                  • View of Lake Michigan from main room.

                    View of Lake Michigan from main room.

                  • Sunset view from main room

                    Sunset view from main room

                  • 185 feet of private frontage.

                    185 feet of private frontage.

                  • Main floor bathroom with bath and shower

                    Main floor bathroom with bath and shower

                  • Downstairs bathroom with shower

                    Downstairs bathroom with shower

                  • 160 Steps from house to beach, beautiful woodsy walk.

                    160 Steps from house to beach, beautiful woodsy walk.

                  • Front side of cottage (very private, in the woods, space to play games).

                    Front side of cottage (very private, in the woods, space to play games).

                  • Private, sandy frontage, canoe and kayaks available

                    Private, sandy frontage, canoe and kayaks available

                  • Pure, gentle sand, spring time

                    Pure, gentle sand, spring time

                  • Sunset on private frontage

                    Sunset on private frontage

                  • Main room, view of Lake Michigan from windows.

                    Main room, view of Lake Michigan from windows.

                  • Main room, same photo, cloudy day

                    Main room, same photo, cloudy day

                  • Bedroom, queen bed, first floor, next to bathroom

                    Bedroom, queen bed, first floor, next to bathroom

                  • Bedroom 2 on main floor w/ two twin beds, next to bathroom

                    Bedroom 2 on main floor w/ two twin beds, next to bathroom

                  • Downstairs bedroom, faces Lake Michigan.

                    Downstairs bedroom, faces Lake Michigan.

                  • Downstairs Family Room

                    Downstairs Family Room

                  • South side of cottage, spring time, very private.

                    South side of cottage, spring time, very private.

                  • Pentwater Channel at sunset during the summer, 1.5 mile walk along beach.

                    Pentwater Channel at sunset during the summer, 1.5 mile walk along beach.

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                  Date last modified - Thursday, July 03, 2014

                  $2,100 per week (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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