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Set on it's Own Small Dune, Panoramic Views

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Last updated: 09/12/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This dream home was built in 2004-2005 and is a year-round home. The Loft Master bedroom with hand-hewn log queen bed has its own balcony overlooking the valley of maples to the east and the loft itself has the incomparable view of both dunes and Lake Michigan to the west. Attached to the master bedroom is a master bath with a glass tile double shower with inlaid mural. The dressing room/closet has its own hand-painted autumn mural.

THIS PROPERTY IS NOT for sale. There are a couple of 'For Sale signs on the entrance to the VERY long drive: there are people who are selling 2 acre plots of land below our property. The Golden Dunes cabin will NOT be for sale: this is our dream and will remain so.

There are 2 main floor bedrooms. The Flora and Fauna room has twin beds. There are drawers full of family-oriented games, cards, puzzles, and toys for your entertainment. The Quilt Room has a double log bed with single bunk above with the quilt theme throughout.

The main floor also has a full bath with massage shower and a vanity sink. All towels and linens are furnished. Great room and full kitchen finish the main floor. There are French double sliding doors out to the large deck. All bedrooms and the Great room have satellite TV with DVD and VCR.

Entrance level has 2 1/2 car garage, fully equipped laundry and entrance room with storage that includes water toys and floatables. An inflatable raft for your use is in the garage.

There is a lovely Nature Trail throughout our property. It is divided in two loops: a longer and shorter one: feel free to explore the hills, woods and meadows. You are free to hike, cross-country ski or snowshoe on the 26 acres. Follow the orange and yellow tagged stakes for the trail.

An outdoor grill is provided as well as plenty of seating on the large deck.

The laundry room has broom, vacuum and other cleaning supplies you may need throughout your stay.

An open sand area is great for children playing while adults enjoy the view or s'mores over the fire. Please never cut living trees. There is plenty of downed wood on the property. The fire pit also has plenty of seating in a great open area to enjoy evenings under the stars.

Keywords: Log Home, Sunset View, Sand Dunes, Private, Lake Views, Beaches, Vacation Property

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Games provdied in the Flora and Fauna room. also an area of pure sand has been provided for young children(and older ones at heart!)...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pet deposit of $30 per pet...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 7-10

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2

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  • Bedroom 3

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  • Convertible bed(s)

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  • Queen size Beds (1) In the main bedroom loft, handcrated of logs with privacy canopy., Double Beds (1) In the Quilt Room with a single bed above: handmade log bed., Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 twins are in the Flora and fauna Room., Baby Cribs (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 26 acres of privacy on rolling maple treed hills with a nature trail. fire pit with outdoor seating and great views....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    On the entrance level floor there is a book case with books for anyone to read, including recipe books and children's books...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish is provided in each room....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    four total, one in each bedroom and one in the Great Room...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    More chairs located in the garage and there is a table leaf in the storage closet in the Great Room...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    central air through a brand new heat pump installed August 2011. It is not usually necessary as there are ceiling fans and lots of cross breeze with fresh air. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    2 car garage is available....moreless

  • Heating
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens are provided. The sofa bed in the Great Room is not usually made up, but the linens are in the closet right there....moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Your cell phone communication works fine here....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Available on the driveway level....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    some wood available in the garage, but wood is readily available for $3,00 a bundle at many nearby locations....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    utensils and small appiances, coffemaker, toaster, blender, etc....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    Large deck has plenty of seating for outdoor meals....moreless

  • Golf:

    Just down the road less than one mile away is Golden Sands Golf...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$200

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Upon completion of the vacation rental agreement, travellers send that along with a deposit, nonrefundable since it becomes part of the payment. The deposit for a weekend stay is $100 and for a week long stay is $200. When that is received guests receive a confirmation email that their vacation is confirmed. Upon payment of the balance guests receive a confirmation of payment with access info.


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: I am in my late 60s, currently mostly retired. I enjoy the beauty of outdoors and the serenity of privacy in my own space. I built this home from very special circumstances that we will share upon rental, if requested. It is quite an amazing, heartfelt story. I love this home and have placed special artwork from different countries we have visited there as well as Jill's artwork. She is the artist of the family. You will notice her rendition of the dunes in the Great room as well as a birchbark watercolor and the rock (all rocks from Lake Michigan) mosaic on the retaining wall as you come up to the property. There are also other paintings and a photo wall divider created by Jill. The coat racks in the entry are handmade, Jill painted them with native herbs: check them out! The brass bell collection that hangs on the stairway is also Jill's innovation. We enjoy meeting and conversing with people from all over and their unique stories. We rent the home, not only to be able to pay the taxes, but also, because we really enjoy sharing this lovely, beautiful spot with others. Our home is in Lansing, Mi. which is only 145 miles distant so easily accessible by us on a regular basis.

Why the Owner Chose Mears, MI, USA:
This is a house that I custom-built. I had the wonderful pleasure of designing it and seeing it through to completion. It is my dream. I have always wanted a place that looks toward the setting sun. there is something magical about it. the west coast of Michigan is quite well-developed, but this section is not quite so overrun by tourists and has such unique features. Where else can you ride on the dunes? Where find that home-town atmosphere with a local restaurant (the Open Hearth Grill) that utilizes foods from this location? As you drive to the house you pass orchards-white and pink in the spring , hanging with apples and cherries in the summer. You also pass graceful fields of asparagus-golden in the autumn.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love to walk the 26 acres and enjoy the stars from the deck at night. There is an unobstructed view, with no city lights intervening, of the Milky Way and the summer triangle. There are a family of turkeys who go by daily on their rounds, clucking and spreading their tail feathers. Deer are often seen on the property. Where else do you need to go for rejuvenation? After being at the beach or the dunes during the day, it is ABSOLUTELY wonderful to have your own space in the evening. We will be gone to a funeral from July4 through July 11 out of the country: so please email inquiries during that time. I will be sure to get back with you as soon as possible after that. Thank you for you patience.


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Speaks: english, french, spanish

 

Photos

  • Set on it's Own Small Dune, Panoramic Views

    Set on it's Own Small Dune, Panoramic Views

  • The Natural Stone Fireplace is Wood Burning, TV Cabinet Has Dish Network

    The Natural Stone Fireplace is Wood Burning, TV Cabinet Has Dish Network

  • Flora and Fauna Room

    Flora and Fauna Room

  • the view from the master bedroom, walls and ceilng are knotty cedar

    the view from the master bedroom, walls and ceilng are knotty cedar

  • view of dunes and Lake Michigan from the deck

    view of dunes and Lake Michigan from the deck

  • Large Open Deck with View of the Dunes and Lake Michigan as Well as Silver Lake

    Large Open Deck with View of the Dunes and Lake Michigan as Well as Silver Lake

  • The Sunsets Can Be Drop Dead Gorgeous: Like This One!

    The Sunsets Can Be Drop Dead Gorgeous: Like This One!

  • Looking at the Home from the Drive, with Private Balcony for Master Loft Bedroom

    Looking at the Home from the Drive, with Private Balcony for Master Loft Bedroom

  • Quilt room

    Quilt room

  • coming up the stairs to the master bedroom suite, loft

    coming up the stairs to the master bedroom suite, loft

  • All Ash Floors, Knotty Cedar Walls and Ceilings, This View is Going up the "Prow

    All Ash Floors, Knotty Cedar Walls and Ceilings, This View is Going up the "Prow

  • Reading nook in "the Prow"

    Reading nook in "the Prow"

  • down by Little Sable Lighthouse: 3 miles away approx.

    down by Little Sable Lighthouse: 3 miles away approx.

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Tuesday, September 20, 2016

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