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Welcome to the Lake - Cozy, Hilltop Wooded Lake Michigan Cottage - Reserve Now!!

Shelby, MI, USA
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay6 nights

2 bedroom cottage in the woods, across the street from Lake Michigan.

This is it! Relax and enjoy your summer vacation on the best private association Lake Michigan beach right across the street. Our cottage will help you feel like you are at home without any of the daily grind. You'll be grilling and dining in the shade of trees on a huge wraparound deck. Enjoy sitting around the campfire making s'mores and telling stories after both a relaxing day at the beach and an exciting day of adventure. Ride and explore the dunes and hike the trails a few short miles away with Mac Wood's. Bike to your hearts content on the Hart-Montague Bike Trail, one of the longest in the state! Tour a local dairy farm and taste some of the best ice cream, cheese and milk on the planet. Farm markets boast local produce all season, including apples, cherries, peaches, berries, and vegetables. take a wine tour and visit nearby local wineries, The Fox Barn, and sample the wines. Find your new favorite again and again!

Our cottage has both heat and A/C with two bedrooms. Bedroom one has a full size bed, dresser, and closet. Views of the woods and ridge.

Bedroom two has a full size bunk bed with a twin upper, dresser, and closet. Views of the woods.

Pull out sofa sleeper accommodates extra guests and children. Pack and Play available on request.

Entertainment includes internet, television with Roku, DVD, VCR, WIFI broadband, Ooma telephone, books, magazines, games and playing cards.

Kitchen is fully furnished, except for your food. Grill, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, dishes and utensils, pots and pans, skewers, Crock Pot, and much more.

Included washer and dryer will make your stay hassle free.

Use our Sunbrella and beach toys as you explore 2,300 feet of private association Lake Michigan beach access right across the street. Play in the sand and listen to the waves all day at the beach.

Our typical rental week (six nights) begins Sunday at 3:00PM and continues through Saturday at noon.


Steve VanderLaan

Member Since 2014
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
Why Steve VanderLaan chose Benona

Enjoy this cottage and get the best of two vacations in one. A cottage in the woods and lake access for fun in the sun!


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double
      • Bedroom 2
        1 bunk bed, Lower bunk is a double, upper bunk is a twin.
      • Pull out sofa sleeper in living room. Inflatable mattress also available.


      • 1 Bathroom


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Air Conditioning
                  Wall mounted air conditioner in living room. Window fans for bedrooms.
                • Clothes Dryer
                  Apartment sizes dryer.
                • Internet
                • Living Room
                  Pull out sofa for additional sleeping. Nintendo GameCube,TV, VCR and DVD player available.
                • Parking
                  Off street parking for up to four vehicles.
                • Telephone
                  Cell phone coverage is very spotty. Phone is included for US calls only.
                • Washing Machine
                  Apartment sized washer.


                    • Coffee Maker
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                      Basic kitchen dishes include: plates, bowls, glasses, coffee cups, silverware, pans, some mixing and storage bowls.
                    • Kitchen
                      Includes stove top, oven, refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot and electric teakettle.
                    • Microwave
                    • Oven
                    • Refrigerator
                    • Stove
                    • Toaster


                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 8 people


                            • Books
                            • DVD Player
                            • Games
                            • Television
                            • Toys
                              Assorted beach and outdoor toys.
                            • Video Games
                              Nintendo Game Cube


                                • Deck / Patio
                                  Large wrap around deck with picnic table.
                                • Outdoor Grill
                                  Charcoal Grill. Bring your own charcoal.


                                    • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                    • wheelchair inaccessible


                                        • churches
                                        • festivals
                                        • playground
                                        • restaurants
                                        • theme parks
                                        • water parks
                                        • winery tours
                                        • zoo

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • antiquing
                                            • beachcombing
                                            • bird watching
                                            • horseback riding
                                            • photography
                                            • scenic drives
                                            • shuffleboard
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • walking
                                            • wildlife viewing

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • groceries
                                                • hospital
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • freshwater fishing
                                                    • basketball court
                                                    • equestrian events
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • fly fishing
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • golf
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • roller blading
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • water tubing

                                                      House Rules

                                                      Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                      Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                      7 Reviews


                                                      Latest reviews

                                                      Welcome to the lake

                                                      H.E. C.

                                                      Very good accommodation and location, beach was very nice.

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Thank you. We are glad you enjoyed your stay.

                                                      Perfect spot for fun and relaxation!

                                                      sharon b.

                                                      This is our second year staying at the cottage and we are already planning ahead to come back next year! The owners are so hospitable and go out of their way to make sure you have a wonderful stay! We love that the cottage is nestled up in the woods but is also literally just steps away from beautiful Lake Michigan. It's the best of both worlds! You will never run out of fun things to do in the area but it's also the perfect place to relax and unwind. It's the perfect vacation for young and old. Definitely a five star vacation!!

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Thank you for the wonderful review. We are glad you enjoyed your time at our cottage. We look forward to hosting your vacation again next year.

                                                      Steve and Karen

                                                      The perfect cottage in the perfect setting!

                                                      sharon b.

                                                      We can't wait to come back! The cottage is so clean and cozy. It had everything we needed to feel right at home! The owners are friendly and put a lot of effort into providing all the little extras to ensure you have a great time! You get the best of the woods and the beach all in one spot. Swimming, tubing, kayaking, hiking, horseback riding, campfires and beautiful sunsets on the beach....perfect!! Hands down our favorite vacation!!

                                                      SUMMER FUN!

                                                      Pat & MicheleOhio

                                                      One of Michigan's best kept secrets! We enjoyed every minute and wished we could stay longer. The weather was so perfect, cool and comfortable. The cottage had everything we needed for a relaxing, peaceful vacation getaway. The location was absolutely ideal only a few steps away from the shores of lake Michigan. The cottage is also close to two other beautiful inland lakes. The area is full of attractions and family activities not to mention delicious eateries. We hope to return again because this was one of our favorite vacations destinations.

                                                      What a great property!

                                                      Rita W.

                                                      What a great time we had. Enjoyed relaxing on the beach and playing in the water.What a beautiful and clean property. The owners made us feel right at home. They had everything we needed. We enjoyed spending time at nearby Light house beach and the beautiful silver lake sand dunes. We ate at local eateries and the food was fabulous. Hope to visit again next year..maybe for two weeks.

                                                      Great Family Trip

                                                      SarahShelby Township, Michigan

                                                      What a great get away spot! It felt like we were in the woods, at the top of the trees, yet we could walk to the beach! The location was close to several great vacation destinations: Silver Lake Sand Dunes and Pentwater shopping and dinning to name a few. The sand dunes are a great place to start - not only for the dune rides but the hike also. The cottage had everything you could need - including WiFi for the kids. There was enough room for the kids to play games in one area while the adults visited in another. The neighborhood was friendly and a welcoming place to go for a walk or jog. Thanks for a great family vacation!


                                                      Shelby, MI, USA

                                                      Benona Shores Semi-Private Golf Course with adjacent Stony Lake Honk N Holler Bar & Grille Lewis Farm Market - Purchase local produce and baked goods, petting farm. Country Dairy - Tour a local dairy, purchase terrific ice cream. Mac Woods Dune Rides - Ride on the sand dunes at Silver Lake. Clay Banks Pottery - Visit the open studio, see hand made and machine turned pottery. Purchase beautiful souvenirs for family and friends. Rainbow Ranch, on Stony Lake Road offers horseback riding.

                                                      Rates & Availability

                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                      Pet Fee
                                                      Damage Deposit
                                                      Tax Rate

                                                      Rental Week - Sunday @ 3 PM to Saturday @ Noon. No partial week extended stays beyond 6 nights are allowed. Pets require an additional $200.00 non-refundable payment and pre-approval of our pet agreement.

                                                      7 Reviews
                                                      Wonderful 4.9/5
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                                                      Property # 574326