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aqua White Beeches *8/18-8/25 $6200/WK** LAKEFRONT PRIVATE BEACH TENNIS COURT

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 14)



5/30-6/6= 3 NIGHT MINIMUM

6/12-6/16= 5 nt minimum

8/18-8/25= $6200/WK

Our father spent his summers in this home from the 1920s until 2009. We are three siblings in our 60’s who grew up summering in this cottage. Now our children and grandchildren enjoy it. It was built by our grandfather in the 1920’s, and our mother grew up two houses away, as well. This is a beautifully aging summer home. It is well lived-in. It is not fancy. But it loves an active family, and tolerates normal abuse well. The echoes of decades of joy linger.

Keywords: Large Tudor lakefront house, private lane, private beach, tennis court. This 1920 home has been in the same family for 90 years. It sits on a bluff overlooking a large lawn and the beach, a mere 56 steps below. Watch sunsets (and the kids) from a fully screened terrace.

At the entrance to the drive is a tennis court shared by you and a few neighbors on a friendly first-come, first-served basis.

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Tonya Arana
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 8, 2018

About Tonya Arana

We three siblings have had energetic profesional careers. Tim lives summers in NH, winters in San Francisco; Phil lives in suburban Chicago; Cathy lives in NYC.

Tonya Arana purchased this house in 1920

Why Tonya Arana chose Lakeside

We grew up there. Our children grew up there. Now some of our grandchildren are growing up there.

What makes this house unique

The beach is only 56 steps away. Numerous trips up and down each day are common. Fires on the beach at night are magical, preferably with marshmallows. There is a fabulous coffee shop and deli less than a mile from the house. A morning stroll around our half-mile private lane with the dog is a perfect way to start the day. The speed limit on the lane is 12 mph; children on trikes are common.


Lakeside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located in 1st floor master suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Located on 2nd Floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located on 2nd floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located in Guest House
  • 4 Full Bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , with master bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 3 twin/ single , Dorm room-great for the kids
    Detached Unit- Guest House - 2 twin/ single , includes full bathroom
  • Master Bedroom- 1 King Guest Room 1- 2nd fl - 1 Queen + 3 twins; Guest Room 2- 2nd fl - 1 King Guest Room 3- 2nd fl - 1 Queen Guest Room 4- 2nd fl - 1 twin Guest house detached - 2 singles w bath
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

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aqua White Beeches *8/18-8/25 $6200/WK** LAKEFRONT PRIVATE BEACH TENNIS COURT
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Summer Fun on Lake Michigan

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting this property for the last five years and it is summertime at it's best. No matter how you want to spend your time, there is plenty to do. You're steps away from private beach access, our family spends time reading, swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking, beach walks and simply soaking up the sun. We also enjoy sunsets whether on the beach or sitting in the backyard, night swimming and bonfires on the beach. The house is a marvelous space for all ages with plenty of room for everyone, includes a guest house as well. We especially love the dining area because there's always enough room for everyone to share a meal together. We've used the backyard for outdoor movies, bean bag toss tournament and we also love the shared tennis court that includes pickle ball. There are several local shops to visit - AP shoplakeside, Sojourn, Whistlestop Cafe, Barnery's grocery store, local breweries, farmers market and the local pizza parlor. This has become an annual tradition to bring our families together and we simply look forward to it every year!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Location

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our week even though we had cool weather and some rainy days. The location is nice and the beach is wonderful. It was great to walk out the door, down the steps and be at the beach. The home was comfortable and had plenty of room for our family--8 adults, 4 children, 2 babies. The kitchen was well stocked. The only downside was the problem of ants in the kitchen. We had to be careful with our food and spray every day. We like our family vacation to be low key and relaxing and this property worked well for our family.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Indianapolis, IN 46219

Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We've been married 49 years, taken our family on many beach trips, and this one is the most equipped, roomiest, charming place we have been to! There is something for everybody in that charming place.

Our ages ranged from 15 to 73 and we could all have our space, or we could all be together, it is a wonderful size. Each time we said, "oh, I wish I would have brought.....", we found it there, ready and clean for us to use! You gotta try this place, we came home relaxed and wanting to go back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ann Arbor, MI

Oct. Family Weekend

  • 5 of 5

The owners were very easy to work with and the listing descriptions were right on. Great location, clean, private and a fabulous beach that you could walk forever. What a great family home. We especially loved the large dinning room and table that allowed all 10 adults and two babies to share meals and time together. I would recommend this house to anyone. We hope to return and all requested a longer stay next time.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2012
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oak Park IL

Long family Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This home is a wonderful place to stay - we could not have asked for anything more. Staying with all six of our kids and our parents, this place had ample room for all of us. The location on the bluff above the lake was amazing - the steps to the beach were great - not to steep and very solid making it easy for all of us to go up and down. The house was clean, and everything worked well, not a problem at all. The management company was wonderful, answering any questions we had and being flexible with our hectic schedules. We will definitely be coming back!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2012
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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bloomington, il

great place!

  • 5 of 5

great house for families traveling together. the dorm on the second floor was a hit with our kids. the location on the bluff right above a perfect beach was awesome, and we played tennis daily at the private court at the end of the driveway. the decor was a bit dated, but all appliances were new, everything worked and was well kept. finally, the management company was very responsive to our requests. in short, you will have a great time at this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $325
Tax Rate 6.0%

When booking online you must call Aqua Vacation Rentals within 24 hours so that we may accept your reservation. If you do not call within the 24 hours your reservation will be cancelled through the system. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Refundable Damage deposit is required with a credit card upon arrival. There is a hold placed on your credit card then once you have departed if all is well that is just released. If there are charges we will contact you to discuss.


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund