Enjoy beautiful sunrise views of Stony Lake from the screened porch of this quaint guest house. Sunsets can be enjoyed just a quick walk to Lake Michigan. Guests also kayak, canoe or float down the quiet pristine trout stream connecting Stony to Lake Michigan. The waterfront area is shared with the main lake house and owners family. The cottage has one bedroom with a Queen bed and a twin studio bed in the great room. Port a crib available on request. Located on a dead end road, ideal for retired couple or young family with small children. Full convenient kitchen with long center island counter. Great room boasts working wood burner stove for chilly nights. Local attractions include Silver Lake Sand Dunes, several golf courses, horse back riding, indoor water park. Stony Lake is a spring fed all-sport lake great for fishing, swimming, power boating, sailing, paddle boarding and kayaking.
- Cottage900 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 - 7 nights
1 Br, full bath, plus studio bed. Screened porch.
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 17, 2018
About Ellen Jonker
I am a 4th generation Stony Lake resorter beginning with my great grandfather who rented one of the early cottages on the lake. The rest is history. As a child I enjoyed every summer, Memorial to Labor Day, at Stony Lake and knew this was where I wanted my family to grow up also. I was extremely fortunate to acquire this property in 1994.
Ellen Jonker purchased this Cottage in 1994
Why Ellen Jonker chose Shelby
This property is uniquely located within walking distance to Lake Michigan and is one of just a few cottages on a quiet gravel dead end road with limited traffic. It is just two cottages away from the cottage where I grew up and fortunately, I was able to purchase this property. Now my children and grandchildren come to Stony to enjoy good old fashioned fun and family environment. The 'Peanut' cottage is the guest house for the main property which was recently rebuilt in 2014.
What makes this Cottage unique
Listen to the waves lapping the water's edge while you enjoy beautiful views from the screened porch. This cottage is perfect for a couple seeking respite from a busy urban life or a young family to enjoy playing with their children in the beach sands of Stony or Lake Michigan. This is a historic cottage built at the turn of the century and has been updated periodically to preserve its integrity. It has wood floors throughout and has a quaint cottage feel the moment you walk thru the front door.
Our stay at the Peanut Cottage was outstanding! My husband and I enjoyed fishing and kayaking on crystal clear Stony Lake, and. taking walks on the Lake Michigan shoreline to see spectacular sunsets. Sitting on the porch late at night you can view a million stars lighting up the night sky! The cottage is clean and very homey. Ellen, the host is very personable and accommodating ensuring a wonderful stay! We are looking forward to this relaxing retreat again next year!
Beautiful Lakefront Cottage
Wonderful cottage with great amenities.Relaxing.
Quiet, peaceful, easy and convenient.
A lovely place to get away.
Neighborly and plenty of things to do or see nearby.
We loved the location of the Peanut Cottage on the lake being within walking distance to the park, store and Lake Michigan. It was the perfect size for me and my daughter and was extremely comfortable and homey. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely go back! Thank you again so much Ellen!
Recently my wife and I stayed at Stony Lake at 'Peanut' and it was a wonderfully calm and restful stay. Ellen, our host and proprietor, of 'Peanut', the name of the residential cabin we stayed, was a most comfortable visit we've experienced in a long time. Ellen is a wonderfully accommodating hostess and for anyone wanting to have an embracing reprieve I strongly recommend this stay.
Marcoantonio and Roberta
Cute lake cottage with great lake views and an awesome hostess in Ellen
Ellen greeted us upon arrival as her home is the main house on the property. She showed us all the amenities and met our 3 dachshunds that came on vacation with us.
We were invited to a bonfire that evening by the lake.
The temperatures were in the 90s, but fortunately there was an air conditioner in the bedroom so we could keep the dogs cool during the days.
The kitchen was very well equipped and there was a gas grill out back also.
The bathroom was stocked with towels for the week.
The bed was super comfortable to both of us.
Michael enjoyed use of the kayak every day.
The screened front porch was perfect for drinking wine and enjoying the night air.
It was quiet and relaxing, which is exactly what we had hoped for during our vacation.
Thank you for the warm welcome and allowing the dogs to stay as well. We hope to return for another vacation.
So glad you enjoyed your stay! I hope you will visit us again soon!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Please contact owner for preferred method of payment. Summer season, Saturday to Saturday, check in time is after 3 pm, check out by 11 am to allow adequate time to clean property. Absolutely no additional guests. The cottage can only accommodate 2 adults and 2 children.