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Secluded Deep in the Dunes + Very Private Lake Michigan Beach

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Last updated: 09/29/2014

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

South Haven cottage description

'Windy Ridge' is a unique year-round country place, tucked away deep in the dunes where even Google hasn't found it. Both charming and functional, it's 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 path about 200 yards through the woods (about a 3 minute walk) is a very beautiful and empty Lake Michigan 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's ever been here falls in love with the place as we did 28 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. We will not be scheduling for the summer of 2015 until spring, but if you send a message you will receive the calendar when it is available. We update the calendar so please check it for current availability.

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Keywords: Year round 4BR cottage, 2-level house in the woods with footpath to low dune and big private beach;

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • TV/VCR, Linens and towels provided, Charcoal and Gas Grills (BBQ)

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • VCR

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Boating
              • Miniature Golf
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing

              Location Type

              • Beachfront:

                House is about 200 yards from the beach in the forest -- you cannot see the lake through the trees...moreless

              • Waterfront

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Swimming
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

                  • Dining Area

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    a couple of window units in two fo the bedrooms -- AC hardly ever needed...moreless

                  • Broadband Access
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Telephone
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Fireplace

                  Kitchen

                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Refrigerator

                  Outside

                  • Balcony
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Spring
                  Apr 1 - May 31, 2015
                  3 night min stay

                  $1,200
                  June
                  Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,900
                  July/August
                  Jul 1 - Sep 4, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,500

                  Additional information about rental rates

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                  • Taxes Not included

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                  Calendar

                  The property's calendar has not been updated in over 2 months. You can contact the owner for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability

                   

                  Location

                  We spend much of our time at the beach, but nearby are many activities including, skiing, fruit-picking, golfing, hiking and most anything else you'd want to do

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1986


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english
                   

                  Photos

                  • Hard to get a photo of the house -- it's bigger than it looks from here.

                    Hard to get a photo of the house -- it's bigger than it looks from here.

                  • view from below (house is on a ridgetop - this is the start of path to beach)

                    view from below (house is on a ridgetop - this is the start of path to beach)

                  • one of the four bedrooms; two are at ground level, two partially below.

                    one of the four bedrooms; two are at ground level, two partially below.

                  • Living room has stone fireplace

                    Living room has stone fireplace

                  • Corner of the "great room"

                    Corner of the "great room"

                  • From the back deck you can see forever through the forest in all directions.

                    From the back deck you can see forever through the forest in all directions.

                  • footpath to the beach - it meanders through the woods then down about 25 steps.

                    footpath to the beach - it meanders through the woods then down about 25 steps.

                  • You almost never see anyone else on the beach, which goes on for many miles!

                    You almost never see anyone else on the beach, which goes on for many miles!

                  • New screen porch cantilevered out over the valley

                    New screen porch cantilevered out over the valley

                  • A sun room, that we mostly use on rainy days!

                    A sun room, that we mostly use on rainy days!

                  VRBO #8473

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                  This listing was first published here in 2001.

                  Date last modified - Sunday, December 28, 2014

                  $171 - $357 per night (USD)
                  5

                  4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 9

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                  Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                  Member since: 2001
                  Speaks: english
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                  • Response rate: 80%
                  • Calendar last updated: 09/29/2014
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                  4 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 9

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