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Lake Michigan Beachfront Cottage

(6 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/03/2017
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  • Minimum stay:6 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Summer rentals for 2017 are still available! We've made improvements! Our downstairs bathroom has been completely renovated, we've installed new carpeting throughout, have a brick fire pit out front, new queen mattresses (3) in the bedrooms, and now have a canoe for renters' use.
The Sandcastle is a comfortable four-bedroom beachfront family home looking out on beautiful Lake Michigan in Oceana County, 15 miles south of the Silver Lake sand dunes. This summer home sleeps eight, has parking for three cars, and sits on the northern-most lot of the Driftwood Beach Community - 120 ft. of beachfront. It's an easy walk down to the white-sand beach. The Sandcastle is generally available Spring and Fall, and during the Summer when we're not using it.
The land immediately north of the cottage is completely undeveloped - unspoiled nature at it's best - beautiful open beach and sand dunes for quiet evening walks or morning jogs. Behind the dunes are woods for hiking and exploring, and little Lost Lake for Blue Heron watching. Enjoy the swimming and kayaking, and at the end of the day there's nothing like relaxing on the outdoor deck, just watching the spectacular sunsets over the lake. Dog friendly. WIFI and cable.
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Now accepting rentals for 2017 and 2018. We offer 2-night and 3-night weekend rates of $595/$800 for March, April, October and November. We are closed the months of December, January and February. NOTE: We do charge a $300 premium for Holiday rentals. $15 per night for a dog with a $100 damage deposit..

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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/03/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We don't rent to vacationing college students or singles under age 25 unless accompanied by an adult, guardian or parent...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Central heat for fall and spring rentals


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    The cottage sits on the low front bluff overlooking Lake Michigan...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace


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

    full kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    paper products provided...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    on north and east sides of cottage...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck on three sides and patio out front, hammock out front...moreless

  • Golf:

    Benona Shores Golf Course is a short drive away....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Both a canoe and kayak provided...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Both gas and charcoal grills, and a fire pit out front. Firewood provided...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    inner tubes, boogie boards, lifejackets...moreless



from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 - Sep 4, 2017
6 night min stay

Sep 5 - Nov 30, 2017
6 night min stay

My Standard Rate
6 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $15
  • Taxes Not included


There is a $300 premium added to your rental charge for rentals that include holidays (4th of July, Labor Day, etc.).

There is a $100 pet damage refundable fee

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 05/03/2017
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Stoney Lake Tavern
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Ludington or Muskegon
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Benona Shores Golf Course
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 31
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Applewood Grill

Car: Recommended

Outdoor concerts in Montague and Pentwater, concerts and live theatre at Blue Lake, 10 miles from Silver Lake sand dunes and recreational activities, 5 miles to Claybanks Pottery


Owner info

About the owner: Our family has been enjoying this wonderful home on Lake Michigan for 50 years

Why the Owner Chose Shelby, MI, USA:
This is a family home - and feels like it. You can get all the relaxation you'll ever need. Easy walk over rolling dunes to the beach - all sand, no rocks.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We regularly see eagles and blue herons, and there's nothing like the open, undeveloped nature conservancy adjacent to our property on the north.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/03/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 03, 2017

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