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Lake Michigan Home, on the Water, Just 25 Steps to the Beach! Well kept property

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8) 2 decks and sunroom

A Far, Far View Cottage

CENTRAL AIR and beautiful Lake Michigan frontage. See for miles, spectacular view and beach go hand-in-hand with this Lake Michigan frontage four bedroom cottage. This is a home rental, many great dates still available. Owner has done much remodeling and updating and is ready for families’ great vacations. This cottage has a new sun-room full of windows for great views (you can see nearly a mile down the beach... please see the pictures). All new kitchen and bathrooms with tile floor, nice cupboards and counters for meals with family and friends. There are 2 spacious decks for eating, grilling and sunning.

Rare opportunity to rent in the historic Little Point Sable Association with tennis courts and other amenities, including croft (unique outdoor game which is a combination of crochet and golf) and enjoy the association’s nature preserve for great hiking. Cottage has central air, two bathrooms, four bedrooms. Open the antique oak French doors to enter the master bedroom which has a queen bed.

The second bedroom also has a new iron queen bed, third bedroom has a queen with a single bunk on top and the fourth bedroom has a set of bunk beds. These 3 bedrooms have all brand new beds.

The living room has a futon couch and a second couch with reclining chairs for comfortable relaxation. This home accommodates eight people.

A great size double deck lake side for grilling, sunning, gathering and plenty of room for everyone

This cottage is on the beach with great swimming and fantastic views of Lake Michigan from many rooms in the cottage. Cottage has a microwave, Dish TV, DVD, gas grill, patio furniture. There is lots of privacy and great sandy beach, nice shade trees in back. Take a stroll to Little Point Sable Light House by walking along the shore line. Summer, fall, winter or spring, this is the place to get away and relax.

This cottage is also conveniently located to Double JJ Ranch which has a water fun park and promotes several activities including golfing at Thoroughbred Golf Course, horseback riding, weekly rodeo show and family time barbecue, to name a few. One could easily spend a day at Michigan Adventure which is about fifteen minutes away and has two theme parks: the water park and the rides.

Silver Lake Sand Dunes are a 'must see'. Also there are tour rides on the dunes, or rent your own jeep, visit Craig’s Cruisers, mini-golf, rent a boat, just to name a few suggestions. Pentwater is a unique Harbor town that many enjoy visiting. Visit the shops or enjoy the Thursday night weekly band concert on the village greens.

Rent: $1,900-$3,025 Deposit $500.

Linens Needed: three queen, three twin.

Keywords: Home, beach, Lake Michigan

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
November 12, 2017


As former teachers we know how great it is to find the right place to get away and relax. We have rented our Lake Michigan home for the past 12 years with many of our families returning every year. There aren't many homes like this for rent.

Why chose Shelby

We bought in this area because it was right on Lake Michigan and just 25 easy access steps to the beach. The swimming is fantastic and you can walk the sandy beach for miles. It is easy to get to, from Chicago it is only 4 hours and Grand Rapids is just little over an hour.

What makes this house unique

It is so private and quite. You can relax with out having other cottages right out your window. The deck has plenty of space and the cottage has an open floor plan to accomadate everyone inside too. It is updated and very clean.


Shelby House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , All new tile bathroom with walk in shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , all new tile bathroom with walk in tile shower
  • Both bathrooms were recently remodeled with tile showers and glass enclosures.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , New bed and matress. lake view in 2 directions
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , french doors open into this spacious room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , New beds with a single bunk over a queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed , New bunk beds
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Livingroom futon
  • Queen size Beds (3) There is a queen bed in 3 of the bedrooms., Twin or Single Beds (3) One bedroom has 2 single beds and one has a queen with a single bunk over top., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) one queen size futon in the living room., Bunk Beds (2) Two New wood bunk bed set
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
You will have everything you need in the cottage to entertain your family for the week. Plenty of cooking space and dishes. You will be able to be a part of the fun with the open floor plan and the outside decks right off the sunroom and kitchen. All you need close by for dining out and recreation.


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Lake Michigan Home, on the Water, Just 25 Steps to the Beach! Well kept property
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Far Far view Great views and Beautiful Sunsets

  • 5 of 5

Great Place for a family vacation, we had our daughters their husbands, and grand kids everybody enjoyed themselves, Rodeo, Silverlake sand dunes, fishing and long days at the beach. The walk to the lighthouse is about 45 minutes beautiful relaxing walk went twice. The Lake House was clean and had everything we needed to cook and grill out. Pentwater is a nice town to visit and do some shopping about a half hour away, some nice restaurants where you can set outside and enjoy the day. The house was great, the kitchen was perfect the private beach was the best , quite and relaxing, have to say one of our best family vacations ever. Dont forget to stop at the Cherry Point and the Fox Farms winery, had a great time would go back in a minute. Pure Michigan at its best !!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Central City, Iowa

Annual Far Far View Therapy

  • 5 of 5

For several years, Far Far View has been the destination summer vacation for my son and I. We drive 9 hours from Iowa to join our family from Iowa, Nebraska and Michigan. It has become the one time of the year that we get together and offers us the perfect place to have our annual reunion. We begin to relax and unwind the minute we pull in the driveway and open the car door. The sounds of the surf and sight of the quaint yet modern cottage welcome us.

The cottage is immaculate and improvements are made every year. It's always fun to see what the artistic homeowners have done in the past year. The new wrap around deck is a wonderful addition to the property and new stairs to the beach have been added. Sunsets from any spot on the deck, sun porch or beach are spectacular. Those spectacular sunsets live in my memory all winter long and remind me a warm beach will be ahead next year.

The property has it's own private beach yet is a one mile walk on the beach to the public beach and light house. The beach is perfect for quiet walks, reading a book and having a campfire. The water is shallow for some distance allowing for safe swimming and water play. There is a croft (a combination of golf and crochet) course available, Silver Lake and the sand dunes nearby and many local seasonal fruit stands/markets to explore. The Brown Bear in Shelby or Pentwater offer a 1# hamburger challenge that teen-age boys find hard to resist.

This past year, wireless internet has been added which helps to stay in touch without having to leave the cottage. Cellular connection is not available so close to the lake which is not all bad while on vacation.

The owners keep the cottage in excellent condition. They are very easy to communicate with and very helpful with any questions or concerns.

I would highly recommend this cottage. Anyone lucky enough to spend a week there won't regret it. I am looking forward to my next dose of Lake Michigan therapy next summer!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. We have many families that return year after year and we are glad you are one of them.
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Fort Dodge, Iowa

Paradise can be found

  • 5 of 5

Far Far View is often my escape to paradise and it never fails. The cottage is always neat and clean. Often there is a new addition or remodel or some small delightful change. The kitchen is perfectly stocked for preparing meals which you can enjoy while listening and relaxing to the glorious sound of Lake Michigan in all it's beauty. There is a TV available, but I prefer reading books or watching the sunset, and there is always a sunset. There is no cell phone service, but I consider that a plus. The beach sand is soft and fine and is great for walking, running, playing or sunbathing. The water is chilly but always feels wonderful during the heat of summer. You can't go wrong by picking this cottage.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Granger, IN/Midwest/USA

Dreaming of Far Far View Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We love our weeks stay at Far Far View cottage, it has been an annual vacation for three years straight for sisters/husbands (8 people - all ages 60+). The cottage has a great western view of Lake Michigan, sunsets are spectacular on beach, from deck and sunroom. Initially we were drawn by the photos and description of the property in the posting but actually they don't do this cottage justice. Each year the owner has made improvements that keep us coming back. The most recent addition was an expansive composite deck on the lake front side, just beautiful! We've found the home clean and all in working order. Email communication with the owner is concise and timely. Internet/cell phone connection is non-existant at this location, which could be a positive thing for some vacationers. For families with children the nearby town of Silver Lake offers dune rides, go carts and other fun vacation amenities for entertainment. The beach and swimming seem to be safe for little ones...shallow for a long distance out. Sable Point lighthouse is an hour walk on the beach. Us older generation folk love this quiet section of beach, the fire pit down by the water, and the kayaks. Highly recommend 'The Brown Bear' in Shelby for a great meal.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saint Charles, MO

Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We vacationed at Far-Far View with our 3 grown children and their spouses (25-30 years old), first time in Michigan. The house and property were immaculate. The website pictures are nice but you really can't capture the true beauty of the view and sunsets. The sun porch was perfect for morning coffee, reading, card games. The kitchen had everything we needed to fix all our meals, plenty of outdoor and indoor seating for all. The little farm markets were fun for filling in with fresh breads, aspargus, pies etc for meals. The kids enjoyed going out in the canoe and kayak and playing beach games. We enjoyed daily walks on the beach and touring the Little Sable Lighthouse. The boys fished on a charter boat one day, caught their limit in King Salmon! Some ventured out several times for golf. Several only ventured out when we rented Jeeps to tour Silver Lake Dunes. It was a delightful week for all, something for everyone. The owner was very good about answering all questions promptly. Would really like to return again some day.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Battle Creek, Michigan

Property Rental in June, 2012

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were at Far-Far-View for the last week of June, 2012. We WILL come back here. The owner keeps you informed and answers any and all questions promptly. The cottage was immaculately clean when we arrived. The pictures on the website gave us a good feel for what to expect. We wanted some seclusion, but we also wanted to be able to keep up with events. Direct TV allowed that. We wanted to have a few nice meals out, do some shopping while we enjoyed all that a beach vacation at Lake Michigan has to offer. We were able to do that here. We like to cook at home. We had everything we needed (including a garlic press for crying out loud!). We like to walk. 25 steps gets you to the dune. 50 steps puts you on the broad, sandy beach where you can walk for miles in either direction, north or south. We like to read and at Far-Far-View you can relax like no where else I know and enjoy a good book. We like to play golf. Benona Shores is 10 minutes away, very reasonable, well maintained and a little gem of a course. For dining and shopping we'd recommend Pentwater, about 30 minutes away, a quaint little village with shops to intrigue even the most eclectic of tastes and waterside restaurants where the food is delicious and you can dine inside or out. We ended each of our days by sitting in Far-Far-View's sunroom and watching the sun set. There are no words to describe nature's brilliant sunsets at Lake Michigan and there is no better place to observe them than here.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Stoney Lake
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Stoney Lake
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Stoney Lake

Double J water fun park near by, Our Association membership allows you to play Croft (cross between golf and croquet), basketball horseshoes and tennis.

Dune Buggy Rides, rental dune buggies


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rates for 2018 are $3,400 for a rental week in summer season.
Email for other available times to rent and seasonal rental costs

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.