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Duneswater - Private Beachfront Home on Lake Michigan

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Enjoy fabulous sunsets over Lake Michigan.

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

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.

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 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 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!

The beach is back! The trend of rising water levels in Lake Michigan has tapered off, and our beach has reappeared. It is easily accessed by the new railed staircase completed in fall 2016.

Duneswater embraces the concept of continuous quality improvement (CQI) for the comfort of our guests. In recent years, many changes have been made, including: rebuilding the main deck, new carpet in main floor BRs, new sofas, re-covered bar stools, retiled fireplace spark apron and new screening, paint, new shower light main floor bath, new stairs to the beach and new carport.

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 several good restaurants. 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.

See additional photos at the end of this listing.

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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/08/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Main floor bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Main floor bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Upper loft: 1 double, 3 twin/ single

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

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
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

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 and railed stairway to beach (unless the Lake decides otherwise). 2-mile beach walk south to pier in Onekama; endless miles north....moreless

  • Lake View:

    Unobstructed view of Lake Michigan and its incredible sunsets....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Located on pristine Lake Michigan with private beach and minimal neighbors. ...moreless

  • 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

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
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Weekly
Jun 16 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,850
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,850

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400

Notes:

One well-behaved dog is allowed; $200 pet deposit required. This is a non-smoking home. Occupancy is limited to 8. Weekly rental is Friday to Friday. Check-in at 4 PM and checkout at 11 AM. Cleaning charges are included in the rental fee. Reservation deposit and pet deposit are refunded within 14 days of satisfactory checkout.

Cancellations: 30-day notice is required. Cancellations that are made more than 30 days prior to the arrival date will receive refund of all payments except the reservation deposit. Refund of reservation deposit will be conditional on ability to re-rent the unit. Cancellations made within 30 days of arrival date forfeit the full advance payment and reservation deposit.

$2850 Mid-June through August. Within two weeks of booking, pay half the rental fee plus $400 reservation deposit (and $200 pet deposit if applicable). Balance of rental fee required 30 days before arrival. Reservation deposit and pet deposit will be refunded within 14 days of 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, scenic drives, farmers market & roadside stands, trail biking, hiking, artesian wells

 

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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/08/2017

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Photos

  • Enjoy fabulous sunsets over Lake Michigan.

    Enjoy fabulous sunsets over Lake Michigan.

  • Southern deck with pergola, cushioned chairs & gas grill

    Southern deck with pergola, cushioned chairs & gas grill

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

    Scenic vista from shade patio with sunny beach only steps away

  • Beach stairway with view to north and endless miles of beach

    Beach stairway with view to north and endless miles of beach

  • Beach view from shade patio

    Beach view from shade patio

  • Relax in the great room with vaulted ceiling and stone fireplace

    Relax in the great room with vaulted ceiling and stone fireplace

  • Seating for 4 at breakfast bar

    Seating for 4 at breakfast bar

  • Cook's view over breakfast bar

    Cook's view over breakfast bar

  • South bedroom with queen bed

    South bedroom with queen bed

  • Bath on main floor

    Bath on main floor

  • Open space in loft for games; good lighting for art projects

    Open space in loft for games; good lighting for art projects

  • Laundry in lower level

    Laundry in lower level

  • Welcome to Duneswater!

    Welcome to Duneswater!

  • New decking installed 2016

    New decking installed 2016

  • Slope w railed pathway to private beach; new stairway access built in 2016

    Slope w railed pathway to private beach; new stairway access built in 2016

  • Beach stairway with view to south; 2-mile walk to public beach & pier in Onekama

    Beach stairway with view to south; 2-mile walk to public beach & pier in Onekama

  • Beach in 2007

    Beach in 2007

  • Dining area with small side deck and a view

    Dining area with small side deck and a view

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

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

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

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

  • North bedroom with two single beds

    North bedroom with two single beds

  • Upper level has 3 twin beds and 1 double

    Upper level has 3 twin beds and 1 double

  • Half bath in loft

    Half bath in loft

  • Bath with shower in lower level

    Bath with shower in lower level

VRBO #151953

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 09, 2017

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