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Enjoy fabulous sunsets over Lake Michigan.

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Last updated: 07/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The first words out of first time visitors are “WOW'! Great spot, nice low bluff, fantastic beach.” Duneswater at Onekama is all that: a private, one-family home with brand new kitchen filled with state-of-the-art amenities, completed Fall 2009.

From the private road entrance, the lowest level contains a beach shower and laundry facilities. The main floor is reached from the inner stairway or from the south side redwood deck, complete with cushioned deck furniture and a gas barbecue. The main floor great room is dominated by the spectacular lake views and the large fieldstone working wood fireplace. The dining area shares this space.

The new kitchen has everything you need or want. Gas stove and cooktop with lake view, coffee makers (drip & espresso), all small appliances, icemaker, dishwasher and microwave. Truly a cook’s kitchen with lots of counter space and breakfast bar with swivel stools.

The south bedroom has a queen bed and a lazy-boy reading chair. The north bedroom contains twin beds. The main floor full bathroom was recently remodeled and has a large well-lit walk-in shower.

Upstairs is a sleeping loft with a variety of twin beds and a full bed to accommodate your crew’s requirements. The loft has an open space for cards or games, an artist’s/crafter’s table and 1/2 bathroom.

Dogs have always lived in this house, so one well-behaved dog is allowed with an additional $200 refundable pet deposit. As a result, if you have dog allergies another home may suit you better.

There is no smoking.

Outdoors is living with the view. The redwood deck is protected from northerly breezes. The shade patio is for taking the air, and the beach itself is for lounging, walking or pit-fires.

There are books, games and satellite dish TV, even DVDs and music CDs – but that’s not why you choose Duneswater. The secluded location, private beach, incredible view, comfortable well appointed home – that’s the choice!

May 2016 Beach Update: The trend of increasing Lake Michigan water levels that began in July of 2015 has continued into the spring of 2016. As a result there has been a lot of coastal erosion and beach loss in Manistee County. Specifically at Duneswater, we no longer have low dune beach access, and while 2 weeks ago we had 15 feet of beach, today we have 5 feet. Having lived with the week to week changes at the beach, I assume this is a high water cycle that will pass, but I can't predict the time frame. If you are a first time renter, we want to assure you we have had lots of beach in the past; we cannot say with any certainty, however, how much beach you will have during your stay.

Whatever your “great” vacation requirements might be, if it’s not at Duneswater itself, it is nearby. The Village of Onekama has groceries, WIFI hotspot, post office, hardware store, gift shops and more good restaurants than a city many times its size. Most other amenities, including a casino, are 15 miles south in Manistee. If you are a golfer, the four closest courses include Arcadia Bluffs (Golf Digest #10 ranked), The Heathlands at Onekama, Bear Lake County Highlands and Manistee National. A visit to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Shoreline, voted Good Morning America's 'Most Beautiful Place in America' in 2011, is a great excursion north along scenic M-22.

Maximum occupancy is 8 people. Minimum stay generally is 7 days.

No smoking.

See additional photos at the end of this listing.



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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    one well-behaved dog is allowed; pet deposit required...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 3 twin/ single

    Upper level loft with half bath and extra play space....moreless

  • Two bedrooms on main floor.

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Artesian well on south side of Portage Point Drive, approximately one mile east from Ivanhoe. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Fantastic view from nearly every room in the house. Watch freighters and sailboats in the distance....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Private white sandy beach on Lake Michigan. Gently sloping trail to beach (unless the Lake decides otherwise). Two-mile beach walk to pier in Onekama. Endless miles in the other direction....moreless

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural:

    Beautiful wooded lot near the end of a private road. Lots of sunshine on the lake side of the house. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Lake view. Also outdoor dining on south side redwood deck....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    Plenty of room in driveway....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided:

    Towels and blankets for outdoor use are not provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip & espresso...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Well equipped; newly remodeled with lake view. Lots of space for multiple cooks. Breakfast bar with swivel stools....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Gas oven and cooktop....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basic oils, herbs and spices....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Gas oven and cooktop....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Shady and sunny options...moreless

  • Golf:

    Arcadia Bluffs and Heathlands golf courses are both a 15-minute drive....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    two kayaks and life jackets...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill on deck and pit fires on beach....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Nearby at Onekama Consolidated Schools....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Weekly
Jun 17 - Sep 2, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,850

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400

Notes:

This is a non-smoking home. Prime Season occupancy is limited to 8 at weekly rate of $2850. Weekly rental is Friday to Friday. Check-in at 4 PM and checkout at 11 AM. One well-behaved dog is allowed; $200 pet deposit required. Cleaning charges are included in the rental fee.

Prime Season: $2850 June 12-Sept 4. Early & Late Season: $1650 May 29-June 12 & Sept 4-18. Half the rental fee plus $400 reservation and $200 pet deposits due within 14 days of booking. Balance of fee required 30 days before your rental week. Reservation fee and pet deposit will be refunded after satisfactory checkout. Personal checks are accepted by mail.


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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Manistee Blacker Airport
3.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Nearest Golf
Arcadia Bluffs https://arcadiabluffs.com/
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
M-22 (voted the most beautiful place in America)
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Glenwood http://www.glenwoodrestaurant.com/
Onekama, MI, USA
Nearest Beach
Lake Michigan

Car: Necessary

Yoga, massage, concerts in the park, wine tasting, beautiful sunsets

 

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Photos

  • Enjoy fabulous sunsets over Lake Michigan.

    Enjoy fabulous sunsets over Lake Michigan.

  • Gentle slope with railed pathway to private beach

    Gentle slope with railed pathway to private beach

  • Newly renovated kitchen - Fall 2009; fantastic lighting; expansive countertops

    Newly renovated kitchen - Fall 2009; fantastic lighting; expansive countertops

  • Communal great room offers spectacular panaromic views of Lake Michigan.

    Communal great room offers spectacular panaromic views of Lake Michigan.

  • South bedroom with queen bed

    South bedroom with queen bed

  • Upper level has 3 twin beds and 1 double

    Upper level has 3 twin beds and 1 double

  • Scenic vista from shade patio with sunny beach only steps away

    Scenic vista from shade patio with sunny beach only steps away

  • Southern deck with pergola, cushioned chairs & gas grill

    Southern deck with pergola, cushioned chairs & gas grill

  • Cook's view over breakfast bar

    Cook's view over breakfast bar

  • Dining area with small side deck and a view

    Dining area with small side deck and a view

  • North bedroom with twin beds

    North bedroom with twin beds

  • Welcome to Duneswater!

    Welcome to Duneswater!

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Sunday, July 24, 2016

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Onekama, MI, USA #151953

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