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'Windy Ridge' is a unique year-round country place, tucked away deep in the dunes where even Google hasn't found it, located in a forest big enough to get lost in, amid hundreds of acres of untouched duneland. You can't see another house in any direction, even from the roof deck. Down a private footpath about 200 yards through the woods (about a 3 minute walk) is a very beautiful and empty Lake Michigan sandy beach, on which you can walk for miles.
It's a great place to get far far away, and it's only 2 hours from Chicago and 2 1/2 hours from Detroit, midway between South Haven and St. Joseph. The house has all modern amenities except central air-conditioning, which you really don't need (there are a couple of window units in bedrooms if you hit a heat wave). Everybody who spends time here falls in love with Windy Ridge as we did 29 years ago.
While the owners use it most of the time, a few prime weeks are available in the summer, and many weeks the rest of the year. We generally rent by the week, but sometimes a minimum three-night weekend is available. . Fall is spectacular at Windy Ridge but due to the likelihood of getting snowed in (or out) we're no longer renting from December through March.
The rental rate is $2600/week in the summer months and $1500 in the Fall and Spring. This does not include a cleaning service fee of $125. Please contact us for quotes for shorter periods that may be available (and don't rely on the VRBO calculator which is not accurate). We can't do summer reservations until our own family schedules are set, which isn't until spring, so if you need an early commitment for dates I'm afraid you have to look elsewhere. But if you can wait or want another option down the road, let us know and we'll get back to you with availability at the end of April.
Keywords: Year round 4BR cottage, 2-level house in the woods with footpath to low dune and big private beach
The nightly rates and instant quote rates for periods of less than a week are not correct, but I've not figured out a way to turn off that automatic VRBO miscalculation, so please contact me regarding rental fees for specific periods. Thanks much for looking.
approximately 50% deposit on reservation; 50% payable two weeks prior to stay.
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