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Private Beach! Breathtaking Sunsets! Fantastic Family Fun!

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Last updated: 10/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Located on the shore of Lake Michigan, Windswept is a large summer vacation rental home with a private beachfront.

Not 'near' or 'across from' or 'access to' the beach. This is the real thing, YOUR private beach ready for swimming, beachcombing or night bonfires.

There is no cliff - just spill out the front door and you're at the beach.

Spend time hiking out onto the south breakwall to watch the Lake Michigan carferry S.S. Badger approach at sunset. Chances are a southwest breeze will stir up the surf, providing the best night's sleep you've had in a long time.

Windswept is family-owned with four bedrooms and one-and-a-half baths. It is a summer cottage in Ludington, Michigan on a peninsula between Lake Michigan and Pere Marquette Lake.

Enjoy the people, activities and relaxed pace of Ludington, Pentwater and Manistee. Take advantage of the golf, fishing, antiquing, swimming, sailing, horseback riding, beachcombing, fairs and all the best Western Michigan has to offer.



Keywords: Beach house, cabin, lakefront, beachfront, lake front, beach front, private beach, summer cottage
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847-918-1198

Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 10/25/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Double vanity. Two sinks for side-by-side tooth brushing!...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet

    ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • outside shower, beach chairs, board games, books

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront:

    No cliff, no stairs. Your private beach is right out the front door....moreless

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    High speed Wi-Fi now available....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$3,000

Changeover Day: Saturday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Payment plus deposit is due to reserve your stay.


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Last updated: 10/25/2016
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21 Unavailable
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Location

5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Mason County Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Ferry
S.S. Badger
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lakeside Links
90 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
U.S. 31
Ludington, MI, USA
Nearest Beach
Right out the front door.

Car: Necessary

Free public boat ramp, marina with gas dock, Ludington State Park, Manistee National Forest, Upper and Lower Hamlin lakes, airport offering plane rides, Western Michigan Fairgrounds

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1971

About the owner: Our cottage is owned by the Moloney and extended Moloney families. It is managed and enjoyed by Helen (aka 'Mom'), Lynn, George, Susan, Anne and Brian. We've owned the cottage since 1971, but there is very little left of the original. In the past several years we've replaced all the windows, the deck, the roof, gutted and rebuilt the kitchen and main bathroom, replaced the floor, updated electrical and replaced the furnace. We've kept it updated for our families to enjoy, as well as yours!

Why the Owner Chose Ludington, MI, USA:
The Moloney history and love affair with Ludington is in its 4th generation. Over the years we've moved around, grown up, married, had kids and become immersed in the day-to-day. But, every summer, we reconnect with this special place and remember what it was like to be a kid. We have watched our own children build sand castles in the same places we did and we remember how important Ludington is to our family. It is a refuge where we can get away from it all and spend some time on the simple pleasures. Like, what to grill for dinner, eating together, making sure we're on the deck to watch the sunset, bonfires with s'mores, catching crayfish on the breakwall with makeshift nets and watching the S.S. Badger come and go.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The family traditions abound during the summer. Ice cream at House of Flavors is a main staple, a daytrip to Pentwater, looking for the Badger's puff of smoke on the horizon and walking to greet it at the end of the breakwall. The walk to Big Point Sable lighthouse in Ludington State Park is wonderful, as is a day hike within the Manistee National Forest. Pere Marquette river is one of the best fishing spots in the Midwest. When the salmon are running, fishing boats stream out of the harbor (sometimes to the dismay of the S.S Badger as it arrives). As a working harbor, you never know what kinds of barges and freighters will make Ludington home for a bit before moving on. Mostly, there is the beach. No crowd, no rules - just your own private place to enjoy.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 10/25/2016

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Photos

  • The beach.

    The beach.

  • The open floorplan provides lots of space for reading and relaxing.

    The open floorplan provides lots of space for reading and relaxing.

  • Lots of windows to take in the beautiful beach view.

    Lots of windows to take in the beautiful beach view.

  • Bedroom.

    Bedroom.

  • Bedroom #3

    Bedroom #3

  • Main bath.

    Main bath.

  • A view from the deck at sunset.

    A view from the deck at sunset.

  • Fantastic body surfing and boogie boarding.

    Fantastic body surfing and boogie boarding.

  • You never know what you'll find next to the breakwall.

    You never know what you'll find next to the breakwall.

  • We're waiting for you!

    We're waiting for you!

  • Water so clean and clear.

    Water so clean and clear.

  • Walk the beach or path to Big Point Sable lighthouse in the Ludington State Park

    Walk the beach or path to Big Point Sable lighthouse in the Ludington State Park

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Lots of space!

    Lots of space!

  • View from the kitchen into the dining area.

    View from the kitchen into the dining area.

  • Bedroom #2

    Bedroom #2

  • Bedroom #4

    Bedroom #4

  • Breakfast on the deck before fishing.

    Breakfast on the deck before fishing.

  • No cliff! Just a few steps down the sandy path to your private beach.

    No cliff! Just a few steps down the sandy path to your private beach.

  • Hours and hours spent creating elaborate sand castles.

    Hours and hours spent creating elaborate sand castles.

  • Every evening, watch the S.S. Badger arrive.

    Every evening, watch the S.S. Badger arrive.

  • Night bonfires are the best.

    Night bonfires are the best.

  • Every evening, a different sunset.

    Every evening, a different sunset.

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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