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Charming Rustic Cottage In Port Sheldon Beach Association.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom / 2 Full Bath Cottage Nestled On Top Of A Wooded Sand Dune (sleeps 6)

A charming, 4th generation family cottage with privacy and rustic appeal. Main level has a living room / dining area combo, gas fireplace, kitchen ( no dishwasher - no disposal ) 2 bedrooms with 2 twin beds each, 1 full bath and a large deck.

Lower level has a living area with pull out sofa, 1 bedroom with a double bed, 1 full bath and a small deck.

Both levels have flat screen TVs, AT&T U-verse Cable and Wireless Internet. Private off road parking adjacent to the cottage.

Easy walk to Lake Michigan beach, pier, Pigeon Lake boat docks, tennis and shuffleboard.

More Details

Todd Murphy
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

Why Todd Murphy chose Port Sheldon

The current owners are 4th generation family members who have been part of Port Sheldon Beach Association since the 1930's. The cottage is still enjoyed each summer by family and now open to small families to relax in our summer paradise.

What makes this cottage unique

The open air indoor living spaces and outdoor deck are combined with a large 8 foot sliding glass door and many original 6 panes windows surrounding all sides of the cottage. It is like a tree house with shimmering Lake Michigan water through the woods. Private beach access steps from the cottage and private boat dock available upon request.


Port Sheldon Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Main Level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Lower Level
  • Septic System - do not flush anything except toilet paper.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pullout sofa in lower level living area.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Charming Rustic Cottage In Port Sheldon Beach Association.
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I have to say, your cottage is so charming! I am amazed at how you utilized every little space and made it functional. Your small kitchen has to be one of the most efficient and well equipped that I have ever seen! To top that off, you have provided so many areas for people to spread out and have their own space if needed. I enjoyed relaxing on the patio and watching a squirrel run from tree to tree pulling off the acorns and then letting them drop to the ground! When a humming bird made an appearance one morning, it was such a wonderful surprise! And to add to all of this, some of your neighbors were very friendly.

So, yes, we did have a relaxing weekend and we were so glad to have chosen your condo over the others.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Carolina

Port Sheldon's get-away destination

  • 5 of 5

For the past three years, a visit to this cabin has been the highlight of my travel experiences for the year.

The first two years, my visits coincided with the September/October ArtPrize events in Grand Rapids, an easy half-hour drive inland. (It's one of the largest arts' events in the world and attracts artists and collectors from all over.)

Vacations for me include spreading some oil paint on a new canvas or pushing a pencil across the paper in my drawing pad...this cabin on the dunes has been the perfect "get-away" destination for me! It provides a quiet, secluded studio atmosphere with plenty of space to entertain or just kick back and loaf!

This year, my schedule allowed me an early-summer three weeks on the Lake Michigan shore. Arriving in earlier in the summer meant something new during my Michigan visits: evenings of theater at Hope College in Holland, MI, just a 20-minute drive away. Saugatuck Center for the Arts also offers a strong summer theater season. There are many wonderful restaurants, quaint shops and galleries available in Holland, Saugatuck, Grand Haven and Grand Rapids.

At the cabin, having the separate lower level meant my guests had a more private space to seclude themselves with a good book or movie. The center of activities for me -- other than the long walks in the dunes or painting along the shore -- is always in the upper level of the cabin. The gas grill and large deck make a perfect combination for memorable family gatherings. While I could talk about being used to having a dish washer or disposal at home, the absence of them in this cabin created some nice opportunities for quiet family times together. (Like many of my friends, I grew up hearing "Do you want to wash or dry?")

I've met so many wonderful people on my visits to this Port Sheldon cabin -- folks who live there full-time as well as people who come in for a week (or two) vacation. I understand some of the people who rent this cabin will bring their boat and spend days fishing near the docks on the lake or heading out onto the Lake Michigan for one of the fishing tournaments. I think about half the people who live there full-time also have a kayak and spend sunny afternoons paddling past the docks and beaches.

I'm looking forward to future visits to Port Sheldon. (I'm still trying to figure out a way to get to ArtPrize this year....oh, well, there's always next year!) I give this rental my highest ratings.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Sandy Point
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Sandy Point
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Port Sheldon - private
Car: necessary

Summer season only ! Located between Grand Haven and Holland in Port Sheldon Beach Association private property. Easy 20 minute drive either north /south to shopping, restaurants, farmers markets and local attractions.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $135
Tax Rate 7.0%

Both the rental contract signed by rental party and deposit are required to secure the rental period.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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