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Quaint Lakefront Guest House On Beautiful Stony Lake.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Br, full bath, plus studio bed. Screened porch.

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 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.


Owner
Ellen Jonker
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2017

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 West Central

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.

Amenities

Shelby Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen Bed, one closet, dresser. Pack and Play or toddler bed available upon request. There is a 'day bed' in living area that can serve as a twin bed. The sofa or cot can be used for 4th person if needed.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Quaint Lakefront Guest House On Beautiful Stony Lake.
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
5

Cute, Cozy, Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

Ellen is a wonderful host. The cottage is clean, it is right on the lake and she has many activities available for guests to do. The weather wasn't great the weekend my husband and I stayed, but we were able to play the board games she had and used her trip binder to find fun things to do outside the cottage and lake. We will be back in the summer!!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a pleasant stay at this sweet guest house. It had everything we needed! Calm waters, beautiful sunrise and you can hear the waves of Lake Michigan in the distance! We hope to return one day. A huge thanks to Ellen for such a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We really enjoyed the cottage and the lake is beautiful! Only wish we had more time to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Ellen is a wonderful hostess and the cottage was just what we needed to celebrate our 25th Anniversary. Everything was perfect and it was very hard to leave! We hope to return at some point. The lake was absolutely beautiful.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous little cottage

  • 5 of 5

This a a great (and clean!) little cottage on a quiet lake.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous little cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was a fabulous (and clean!) little cottage on a quiet lake.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A beautiful view, a wonderful hostess.

  • 5 of 5

The Peanut cottage was all we had hoped for, clean, easily accessible, a nice beach front with lots of amenities.

There are many fun places near by for children and adults, plus nice restaurants and bakeries if cooking is not desired on vacation.

We are planning a return visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Muskegon
Nearest Barpub
Stony Lake Inn
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Benona Shores
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
US 31
Nearest Restaurant
Stony Lake Inn
Nearest Beach
Stony Lake and Lake Michigan
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Shelby Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2017 Spring
May 6 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
2017 Summer
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
2017 Fall
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$125
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning fee per visit $100
Refundable damage deposit $100

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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