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Lake Michigan Beach House with Private Hot Tub

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View of the house from the gorgeous beach

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Last updated: 04/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Why settle for cold and impersonal when you can stay here in this warm, inviting beach house where you have the beauties of Lake Michigan to admire? The home is directly on the beach. Enjoy the stunning views of the water from nearly every window. The deck overlooks a gorgeous sweep of beach that is perfect for sunning, walking, swimming or whatever your heart desires. There is no bluff. Only 15 steps down to the beach! Year round home offers summer sun and sand, winter's quiet beauty.

The home has a cozy and wonderful appeal. The kitchen has been renovated with slate, custom tile, stainless appliances and dramatic lighting and breakfast bar. The upstairs bath has been remodeled as a full bath with a large tiled shower overlooking the beach.

The main floor full bath has also been fully renovated with custom tile. The sunroom off the kitchen is now a spacious family room with two twin beds set up as a sectional sofa ideal for lounging, dining table and cable TV, pictured in our personal website.

The beach is gorgeous! Not a stone or pebble to hurt your feet, just swaying beach grass and the shhhhh... shhhhh.... shhhhh.... of the waves as the constant counterpoint to your relaxed conversations.

Enjoy the view of the water while you soak in the hot tub and watch little ones play in the sandbox. Have an outdoor fire on the deck at night or down on the beach: there are outdoor fire places in each location. Deck lounge chairs from Ikea, resin adirondack chairs on the beach.

When you want to walk on the beach just step down from the deck. No dangerous bluff to worry about.The water is a very gradual slope that's great for kids: no drop off, lots of sand bars. You can wade out a very long way before you're in deep water. We provide life jackets in many sizes.

The deck is enclosed to provide a secure area for children so you don't have to worry about a small person going to the beach alone. Combination locks on each gate are easy for grown ups, difficult for children.

There is a canoe and lots of beach chairs to make yourself comfortable by the water. We have all the beach towels you'll ever need: just launder them in the washer and dryer before you leave.

You'll love the master bedroom with a view that quite simply takes your breath away and a wonderful Beautyrest King size bed.

The guest room upstairs has two double beds. The guest room downstairs has a new kingsize bed. All linens and towels are provided; simply launder them before you leave.

We want you to enjoy what our family has enjoyed and we invite you to come to stay at this wonderful slice of paradise. You'll love your time here and leave refreshed and happy.

No Smoking, No Pets.

Keywords: Lake Michigan Beach House

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Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Family Room: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 3: 2 double

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  • King size beds (2); Master bedroom and main floor guest room each have a king size bed; Double Beds (2) in the upstairs guest room, similar to a hotel room. Great for a couple with young children. Also works well for kids to share., Twin or Single Beds (2) Family Room has two twin beds set up as a sectional 'sofa'. It's ideal for lounging, reading, or just watching TV. These are perfect beds for kids. Family Room has a door that can be closed., Baby Cribs (1) Graco pack n play in main floor closet....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

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  • All the bathrooms have nicely tiled showers with newer fixtures. All have been renovated since 2005. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Outdoor fireplace, Hammock, Ceiling fans in all bedrooms, as well as in the kitchen, the livingroom, the upstairs bath and the sunroom. Baby 'clip-on' high chair....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Many books throughout home. ...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Many board games and toys in Family Room cabinets...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) 2 TVs with Dish Network Cable TV: Family channels....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    2 Large flat screen TVs: Added summer 2013. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    Many toys and stuffed animals ...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    many children's videos, some feature films...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Stunning frontage. 15 steps down to sugar sand from your private deck. Deck has nice privacy from neighbors on either side of house. Very restful and private....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Lake Michigan - gorgeous sandy beach....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    clip on highchair in main floor guest room closet ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    New front-loading efficiency - 2010...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning, in Living Room. Purchase wood at many locations year round. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    gas. ...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Just launder before you leave in our washer/dryer - our housekeeper does the folding for you. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    With beautiful view of the beach. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    gravel driveway ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Private driveway...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free long distance access. Land line....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    beach towels and bath linens provided. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New front loading high efficiency - 2010...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Deck. Purchase campfire wood bundles at many locations nearby year round....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    both drip coffee maker and a French press....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    4 slice Dualit toaster. Cast iron griddles for pancakes. French press and drip coffee makers. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Renovated with slate and tile, new cabinets, lighting, breakfast bar for extra seating, view of lake....moreless

  • Microwave:

    built in microwave/hood over stove...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Wood deck and grassy area enclosed to provide safety for children. Hammock, table area for outdoor meals. Deck chairs and outdoor fireplace....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Large aluminum canoe at base of beach stairs. Oars in main floor bedroom closet. Many life jackets in same closet for guest use. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Area off deck has hammock, sand play area and bench for watching the sunsets....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Brand new gas grill added summer 2013. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    In-deck hot tub directly outside livingroom sliding doors. Gorgeous view of the Lake from the Hot Tub. Enjoy nighttime stargazing in some of the clearest skies you'll find. ...moreless

 

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Jan 1 - Jun 5, 2015
3 night min stay
$250
Summer 2015
Jun 20 - Sep 5, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,750
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3 night min stay
$285
$2,000

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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Included

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Location

Waterpark, Horseback riding, Golf, Concerts at nearby Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Paraflight, Jet Skiing (from the Stony Lake public launch), Downhill Skiing (see, Crystal Mountain Ski Resort for fabulous skiing), Sledding, snowmobiling (Association rules prohibit jet skis and snowmobiles inside association, but plenty of areas close by for these activities)

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: Please note that this VRBO map function does not accurately reflect the location of our beach house. Our house is directly on the beach with no house or street in front of it. Please see our listing photos for an accurate view of the lake and the beach from our deck. Please contact us for the home's address so you can look up the house on Google Earth, which is more accurate. And now, little bit about us: When we moved back to Michigan from Atlanta in 1998, we got the 'cottage bug' and we couldn't shake it. We looked around at various cottages on various bodies of water and realized we were addicted to big waves, big sunsets, big sandy beaches and big skies. Nothing else gave us the feeling that Lake Michigan did! When we found our cottage, we jumped at it. It needed lots of work and we ended up building on to give us more space, but it was a fabulous cottage on a fabulous beach and we've never looked back. The only thing we regret is how far away we are now (we live in Seattle) - and that we can't use our place ourselves except for the rare exception. But we know it continues to welcome beach goers in our absence and that makes us feel better, somehow.

Why the Owner Chose Shelby:
We bought this cottage as an oasis for our family and it's never failed to live up to that aspiration. It's quiet, peaceful and 'other' where. When we're there, we seem to let go of the 'stuff' that's on our minds at home, and I suppose that's the best thing about the place. Getting away from everything usual, going somewhere apart from the ordinary.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This house is comfortable and done up. It's not rustic, not dusty, not basic. It's a real house with real furniture, and that makes it so nice to stay at - even us! We know that you'll agree that it's nicer to stay at a house that's not rickety and spider-webby!


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Photos

  • View of the house from the gorgeous beach

    View of the house from the gorgeous beach

  • Gorgeous sunsets from your deck

    Gorgeous sunsets from your deck

  • The spacious multi-use deck awaits your summer vacation.

    The spacious multi-use deck awaits your summer vacation.

  • View from the master bedroom: just the sand and waves as far as the eye can see.

    View from the master bedroom: just the sand and waves as far as the eye can see.

  • The perfect way to relax at the end of a beautiful day :)

    The perfect way to relax at the end of a beautiful day :)

  • The upstairs guest room is spacious and has two comfy double beds.

    The upstairs guest room is spacious and has two comfy double beds.

  • Cozy and inviting - the way a stay at the Lake should be.

    Cozy and inviting - the way a stay at the Lake should be.

  • Dining space for 8 in the sunroom. Ceiling fans for cooling breezes.

    Dining space for 8 in the sunroom. Ceiling fans for cooling breezes.

  • Even in December: warm and cozy!

    Even in December: warm and cozy!

  • Christmas at the Beach House: hard to beat!

    Christmas at the Beach House: hard to beat!

  • Summer waves under blue skies: awesome!

    Summer waves under blue skies: awesome!

  • Having fun in Pentwater: our favorite Michigan lakeshore town to explore.

    Having fun in Pentwater: our favorite Michigan lakeshore town to explore.

  • View of the beach from your deck

    View of the beach from your deck

  • Fabulous sugar sand beach to play on.

    Fabulous sugar sand beach to play on.

  • Cook meals with a view of the Lake. Enjoy casual meals at the breakfast bar.

    Cook meals with a view of the Lake. Enjoy casual meals at the breakfast bar.

  • View of the deck from the master bedroom.

    View of the deck from the master bedroom.

  • The master bedroom is private and comfortable, with an absolutely stunning view.

    The master bedroom is private and comfortable, with an absolutely stunning view.

  • The sunroom has 2 twin beds set up as a sectional sofa for lounging or sleeping.

    The sunroom has 2 twin beds set up as a sectional sofa for lounging or sleeping.

  • The living room overlooks the lake and even has a fireplace.

    The living room overlooks the lake and even has a fireplace.

  • It's hard to beat a Lake Michigan sunset. This was taken from the deck.

    It's hard to beat a Lake Michigan sunset. This was taken from the deck.

  • This is us: enjoying a sunny December afternoon at the beach :)

    This is us: enjoying a sunny December afternoon at the beach :)

  • It's cold, but still a beautiful beach to explore, in December.

    It's cold, but still a beautiful beach to explore, in December.

  • The best sand on earth. We WISH the Washington beaches were this nice!

    The best sand on earth. We WISH the Washington beaches were this nice!

  • For the best summer vacation of your life: just add Lake Michigan sand :)

    For the best summer vacation of your life: just add Lake Michigan sand :)

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Speaks: english
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