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"Lakefront Vacationing at it's Best! HOT TUB! Cozy Wood burning fireplaces!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

Classic Lake House with Hot Tub

Kick off your shoes at the house and walk barefoot down to the water. Put the sand between your toes at Twin Lake in Muskegon for a perfect vacation getaway. The water is so crisp you can skip a handful of rocks and still see to the sandy bottom!

The lake dips gradually, so kids can easily play in the shallow end. In the summer, sit at the outdoor fire pit and listen to the frogs sing. In the fall, stay warm by the fireplace and take in the autumn foliage. During any season, gaze up at the late night sky and point out constellations with the kids.

Bringing a larger crew? Ask about renting our second vacation rental nearby, The Beachfront Cottage, to sleep 10 more guests.

Inside the House

The 3 BR, 2 BA home has two floors. The upper level includes the great room, dining area and fireplace. The recently renovated kitchen is ready for whatever you want to cook up. Eat at the circular glass table, or settle in at the barstools at the kitchen counter. (We also have a high chair, if you’re bringing a little one along.) Soak in some natural light from the large windows and glass doors.

On the upper level, snag the master bedroom before the kids get to it. Features:

•King-size bed

•Down comforter (great for chilly evenings)

•Futon chair (junior twin) perfect for a toddler!

Also on the upper level:

•Second bedroom with twin/double bunk bed

•Updated full bathroom with soaking tub and shower

If you need more sleeping space for the kids, the futon chair in the master bedroom works as a small junior twin.

The lower level is great for young adults who are itching for privacy or space to just hang out. On rainy days, play some foosball, challenge each other to a board game, or dig into a new book. The downstairs features:

•Walk-out basement

•Second fireplace

•Bedroom with queen bed

•Full bathroom and shower

•Wet bar

•Home theatre with flat screen TV

•Extensive movie library

•Two Queen Murphy Beds

Full house? We also have two twin hideaway beds.

You’ll be super comfortable inside, but don’t forget the great outdoors waiting for you, including:

•Stellar fishing location on the dock

•Wrap-around deck with Adirondack deck chairs and patio set

•Therapuetic hot tub is OPEN this winter!

•Outdoor shower to rinse off the sand

•20 ft. Pontoon boat available to rent



•Fire pit

After a long day of hiking, relax your aching muscles in the hot tub. At dusk, the kids can run around the yard catching fireflies, as you watch the panoramic view of the sunset on the lake.

Our Location

The secluded area is full of sandy beaches. The house is only 5 miles off of US 31, so you’re never too far from town. Michigan’s Adventure Amusement and Water Park is a leisurely 10-minute drive from the house. Other attractions include:

•Silver Lake Sand Dunes (30 miles)

•Local Lighthouses

•Area Festivals

•Grand Haven (22 miles)

•Blue Lake Fine Arts Center (5 miles)

•Michigan’s Adventure Amusement and Water Park (8 miles)

Your relaxing, family-friendly vacation is right here in Muskegon on Twin Lake! Book our place by the week in the summertime or for a long weekend in the off-season. If you have more guests, we also rent our nearby cottage with plenty of room for 10 more people. The cottage shares use of the pontoon boat. Let us know if you’d like to rent the pontoon boat and we’ll get your rooms ready!

Therapeutic HOT TUB (OPEN all year!) to relax those aching muscles while enjoying our beautiful lakefront views and picturesque Fall Colors. Two wood fireplaces, and a bon fire pit for those cool fall & winter nights.

** Please note that outdoor equipment and furnishings are stored away from November until May **

More Details

Sandy Shores of Twin Lake, LLC
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

About Sandy Shores of Twin Lake, LLC

Welcome! We’re Kathy and Chuck Kircus, owners of Sandy Shores of Twin Lake. Until the economic downturn, we were both involved in the automotive industry. We’re hard workers, and we love Michigan, so we immediately started looking for a new opportunity. Usually some unexpected event is what makes you realize what’s most important to you. For us, it was spending time with our family, relaxing on our pontoon boat, taking in a crisp view of the night sky.

We knew that in Michigan, we could always find a new start. So, we used the money from our retirement and created Sandy Shores of Twin Lake, LLC. We purchased the cottage in 2005, and the house in 2007.

We understand the importance of family, a calm, relaxing vacation, and how a cozy atmosphere helps bring people together. Our properties aren’t just rentals. This place is home! My family takes an annual 10-day vacation together here ourselves. We adopted four special needs children and we experience our house and cottage with them, our parents, and our close friends.

Each year, we see these children grow as they make little sandcastles and chase fireflies in the yard. Our story started with some hardship and continues with great joy. A house and a cottage later, we’re still planning our vacations and deciding who brings the marshmallows and the graham crackers for s’mores around the bonfire.

In 2015 we celebrated our 10th anniversary as Sandy Shores of Twin Lake. It’s such a gift to us to see our guests making memories with their family and friends here, just like we have. We’d be happy for you to see why our family cherishes Western Michigan so much!

Sandy Shores of Twin Lake purchased this house in 2007

Sandy Shores of Twin Lake, LLC purchased this house in 2007

Why Sandy Shores of Twin Lake, LLC chose Twin Lake

Discover Twin Lake, a freshwater haven that inspires both awe and adventure. Our rentals are designed to give you uninhibited access to the lake and views of its shoreline. Perfect for small children, the lakefront has crystal-clear, warm inland waters, a sandy bottom, and a gradual depth with no muck.

Cozy cottage-like interiors let you curl up fireside while looking out over acres of deep water. Grassy yards lead to picture-perfect beaches. And just a short drive away, historical scenic lighthouses and fun-packed Michigan's Adventure Amusement & Water Park await.

With 25 years of experience in customer service, we’ll ensure your vacation goes off without a hitch. Join us for a lakeside retreat you won’t soon forget at Sandy Shores of Twin Lake, LLC.

What makes this house unique

Game Room

Wet Bar

Wine & Beverage Refridgerator

Foosball table

Megatouch Video Game Bar Top

Therapeutic Hot Tub

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed at this beautiful home during the Christmas Holiday. The home is more beautiful than the pictures online. We were very, very happy with our stay. A perfect 10!
Dec 2013
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Twin Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main floor bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Soaking tub in this bathroom
    Lower Level Bathroom - toilet , shower , Combined with the laundry room area
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Solar heated outdoor shower to get all of the sand off
  • Beautiful main bathroom just remodeled and features a soaking tub. Glass enclosure with a rain shower head. Quartz counter top and white cabinets.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon Chair will sleep a small child
    Upper Level 2nd Bedroom - 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed with a double on the bottom and twin on top
    Lower Level Bedroom - 1 queen
    Lower Level Living area - 2 twin/ single , 2 murphy bed , (2) Queen Murphy Beds & (2) Hide away beds w/memory foam
  • King size Bed in the master bedroom with a Chair Futon (Jr. Twin Size) per for a younger child! Second Bedroom (upstairs) features a bunk bed, with a Twin on top and a Double on the bottom. Lower Level Bedroom features a queen size bed. Two Hide-away fold up twin beds with memory foam mattress, and new for 2017 two "Queen" size Murphy Beds in the lower level living area with an oversized couch for comfortable sleeping.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • 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
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
20 ft. Pontoon Boat available for rent with this home! Available on a first come, first serve basis!


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"Lakefront Vacationing at it's Best! HOT TUB! Cozy Wood burning fireplaces!
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 42 reviews

Beautiful home, clean and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time. Our adult children and four grandchildren (ages 5 & 7) loved the beach and home. So clean, Kathy wonderful to work with, has all the amenities! The sandy bottomed lake and beach were perfect for swimming and fishing with the kids. Many nice restaurants and activities in area, but we didn't leave...just loved relaxing on the beach and deck. Would highly highly recommend this home for rental. We have rented for seven years at different locations in Southwest & Central Michigan and this was the best!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! We are always delighted when our guests have a awesome stay.
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Spacious, clean and with the perfect amenities for a winter weekend for 11 women.

  • 4 of 5

Everything published about the property was accurate and the photos didn't do it justice. There was only one small concern in that we could not find the switch to turn on the outside lights on the garage, at the front of the house which made for difficulty in locating the entrance for people first arriving and safely navigating a slippery driveway at night.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and letting me know of your concern. I will be looking into this.
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Beautiful well maintained property.

  • 5 of 5

Nice clear lake and great Sandy beach

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stevens Point area

This was an awesome place

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome experience in this beautiful house we were taking our client who is in a wheelchair around Lake Michigan this happens to be the very favorite place you stayed and he wants to come back

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very relaxed quite area. Rained our weekend but still was able to enjoy!! Beautiful spot, very comfortable and clean!!! Thank you for sharing :)

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a great time.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overboard Inn
Michigan's Adventure
Grand Haven
Lefty & Romos' Bar and Grill
Pere Marquette Park
Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp
Lemon Creek Winery
Sandy Shores of Twin Lake
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Effin Bar
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Lake Express
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
several golf courses in the area
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Over Board Resturaant
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Muskegon Winter Complex
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Lake Michigan's Pere Marquette Beach
Car: recommended

Lake Michigan

Cedar Point's Michigan Adventrue

Scenic drives


Grand Haven

Sand Dunes

County & State Parks


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change.
Guest must be at least 25 years of age to make a reservation
There is a 4% Credit Card Transaction Fee for credit card payments
NO Fees for paying by check, money order or e-check
Saturday / Check - in @ 3:00 pm.
Saturday / Check - out @ 10:00 am.
This is a non - smoking vacation home.
Please, no pets allowed.
We can not rent nor lease to anyone under the age of 25.
Maximum occupancy : 12 person limit.
Monthly rates does not include utilities

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund