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Lake Michigan Waterfront- 3 Bdrm / 2 bath

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Bath, (Sleeps 6-8) on Lake Michigan

Driftwood Cottage is located near Stony Lake, between Pentwater and White Hall/Montague, and nestled among magnificent sand dunes and hardwood forests. You’ll find lots of activities and entertainment just a short distance away including golf courses, horseback riding, water sports, bike trails, river tubing and more. A nature preserve with hiking trails is now open for public access right next to Driftwood Association.

It's the perfect location to plan day trips....or relax with a book while enjoying the beautiful view of Lake Michigan....or spend time stargazing at night far away from the city lights!

The cottage features three (3) bedrooms plus loft/rec room area with pool table & flat-screen TV, two (2) full baths, kitchen with breakfast bar, great room with natural fireplace, main floor laundry, two (2) large decks and direct access to a private beachfront with bonfire pit. Driftwood Cottage is fully equipped for laid-back relaxation and peaceful family vacations!

Enjoy beautiful sunsets and miles of white “sugar sand” beaches as you relax on the shoreline or expansive decks of this charming Lake Michigan cottage.

Accomodations are limited to a maximum occupany of 8 registered guests (max 6 adults + children). Signed Use Agreement and $400 refundable security deposit are required to book a reservation.

Keywords: Relaxing, cottage, private beach, WiFi, family-friendly, sleeps 8, Driftwood Association, Lake Michigan, Shelby, Michigan.

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 4, 2017

About The Owner

Our children grew up spending weekends and summer vacations on Lake Michigan and we have many lasting memories of time spent together at Driftwood Cottage. We hope other families will now enjoy our vacation rental property while relaxing and making memories of their own!

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1993

Why The Owner chose West Central

Lake Michigan has some of the finest beaches in the world! White 'sugar sand', fresh water and beautiful sunsets. Lake Michigan is by far our favorite spot anywhere!

What makes this cottage unique

Peaceful, serene, relaxing ..... a wonderful vacation spot to unwind, reconnect and recharge!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We all agree that this was our best Lake Michigan vacation ever! The private beachfront is beautiful, the sunsets from the sun deck are awe-inspiring, and the cottage is lovely: clean, well-equipped, and very comfortable. Even a pool table!

Because of the beautiful weather we spent most of our time here enjoying the lake but there were lots of things to do in the area. If, only we had one more week! We definitely hope to be back. Many thanks,
Aug 2013
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Shelby Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Sleeping Arrangements: Bedroom 1 (Queen Bed);Bedroom 2 (Twin + Bunk);Bedroom 3 (Queen + Twin)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Patio furniture, picnic table, patio umbrella, beach chairs and chaise lounges available for use. Designated fire ring for beach bonfires (weather permitting). Board games, card games, puzzles & childrens toys availble for use. Renters provide own sports equipment, kayaks, life jackets, water toys and other personal items. Ceiling fans installed in all bedrooms and living areas.


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Lake Michigan Waterfront- 3 Bdrm / 2 bath
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Great beachfront Getaway

  • 5 of 5

"Your cottage was adorable, comfortable and had everything we could possibly need. We had a wonderful time at the beach especially with our grandson that loved playing in the "biggest sandbox" he has ever seen. Everything was comfortable and "homey". We enjoyed having all the amenities of home. We had a great time at the dune rides and exploring Ludington. Thanks so much!! We hope we can come back in the future."

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to know you found our cottage comfortable and well equipped for your family's vacation. We look forward to having you return again in the future!
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Las Vegas

Fantastic hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Many things to rave about this cottage. There were seven of us and we were very comfortable. Well furnished and lots of room to navigate without infringing upon each other's space. Views from within and outside the home were awesome. On many night we enjoyed star gazing and brilliant sunsets. The view of the lake was especially breathtaking. Water was crystal clear and shallow for about 30 ft out but yet too cold to enjoy swimming. The weather treated us great allowing us to visit many sites and attractions. All were within half hour or less driving time on scenic roads. The owner/manager, Kathy was extremely kind and helpful with her recommendations of things to do and see. Always available in person or just a cell phone call away. Kudos to the owners for allowing others to share this great cottage for their vacation. Cottage is located amongst many trees and evergreens, allowing for a serene and quiet atmosphere.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So great to hear that your family had an enjoyable time while vacationing at our Lake Michigan cottage! We look forward to your return on your next visit to Michigan!
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Ann Arbor

Dune cottage on secluded beach

  • 5 of 5

We rent in different places around Michigan each summer. This is the first we are considering making a new tradition. First, the house is perfect for a party our size (6), and could handle a couple more. Clean, well appointed, thoughtfully arranged. Second, the setting is very special. Our week we had the beach to ourselves despite other rather grand houses in the vicinity. The dunes are undeveloped and expansive. The sea and stars at night from the lower deck are everything you dream of in a Michigan vacation. The beach itself was small this year, but there is a nice spot nestled in the dunes right above for sunbathing. Third, a healthy array of activities on site or nearby: river and lake kayaking (the short river from Stony Lake to Michigan is gorgeous), pool, scenic roads for motorcycling, bicycle trails, a couple of golf courses, dune buggy riding, and more, plus reasonable proximity to the restaurants and shops of Pentwater, and more. And a very nice host next door with her friendly black cat. A very special, high quality place.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad to know our cottage turned out to be the ideal vacation spot for your family vacation! Yes, the water levels on Lake Michigan do vary from year to year affecting the amount of beach along the shoreline. We've just learned to adjust and enjoy the beautiful, natural surroundings "Mother Nature" provides. So glad to know you are considering visiting again as a new family tradition!
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Driftwood Cottage - Pure Michigan

  • 5 of 5

A week of pure beauty at the Driftwood Cottage. The house is beautifully decorated and has all the amenities of home. It is nestled in the woods but just a few steps takes you to another deck where you can soak up the sun and the view of Lake Michigan. It is a great place for a family vacation. The cottage is a close enough drive to area attractions or you can stay back and enjoy walks on the beach. This is the kind of place that has you returning year after year

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful week

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful vacation. Cottage was perfectly equipped. Access to beach was easy and weather was good. Whole family had a great time. Away from everything but close enough to plenty to do. ( if you even want to leave the cottage). highly recommend

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Springfield, IL

Fun vacation and stay in Western Michigan

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed sharing your property. Thank you for your hospitality. I’m not sure how we could have had a better vacation. It is so beautiful here! We highly recommend: Country Dairy in New Era, Jamesport Brewery in Ludington and The Wood Shed bike rental in Mears. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Stony Lake Inn
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Benona Shores
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Applewood Grill
Nearest Beach
Lake Michigan
Nearest Point of Interest
Double JJ Ranch
Nearest Point of Interest
Little Sable Point Lighthouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Benona Shores Golf Course
Car: necessary

Additional: Historic lighthouse tours (in season), bike trails, dune riding, fall color tours, local winery.


Rates & Availability

Shelby Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 2 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Holiday Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Linens Fee* $200

Friday is "change-over" day during the peak summer season. Standard Rate applies to Summer Season. Seven (7) minimum during summer season. Three (3) night minimum in May, September and October.

$400 Security Deposit and signed Use Agreement are required to confirm a reservation. Payment for rental is due in full 60 days prior to scheduled arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

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