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Quaint Lakefront Guest House On Beautiful Stony Lake.

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


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 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.

Ellen Jonker
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 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.


Shelby Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 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.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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


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(21 traveler reviews)

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Quaint Lakefront Guest House On Beautiful Stony Lake.
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Wonderful Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is simply amazing! We loved the cottage, Stony Lake, the stream to Lake Michigan, and of course the beautiful sunsets! Ellen was such a wealth of information for us and very kind and her place had everything you need for a nice get away with many extra touches! The 2 restaurants that were walking distance were very good with friendly owners. The location is also central if you would like to venture to Silver Lake and Pentwater, among other tourist places. My husband enjoys fishing and he was very pleased with the many opportunities the cottage and area provided. We can not wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a wonderful September 2017 getaway

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our 3-day stay at this wonderful peanut cottage - very serene, relaxing and scenic. This location was nice and close for our desired biking along the easy-riding Hart-Montague bike trail. Ellen was a most gracious and pleasant host. We'll definitely be back for a future stay. Karen & Jim

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relax and Unwind

  • 5 of 5

The "Peanut Cottage" is a charming, clean and perfectly enjoyable place to relax and unwind. We enjoyed sitting on the front porch enjoying the lovely view of the lake, fishing from the dock and rowboat, campfires on the beach at night, and walks to Lake Michigan. The friendly host was very knowledgeable of the area and very helpful and accommodating. We will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just delightful

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed every minute at the Peanut. The host was so very helpful. The space was well laid out, very clean and well stocked with linens, kitchen equipment and comfy beds. We loved lake life while we were there. We will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming , clean and oh so lovely!❤️

  • 5 of 5

Just what this tired nurse needed to relax and enjoy the beginning of my summer. Stony Lake is peaceful and I had access to kayaks and fishing poles plus so much more. We could walk to Lake Michigan and local restaurants . I so plan on a return visit....Thankyou Ellen for sharing your lovely "Peanut Cottage". 💗

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Cozy, Quiet and Clean Lakefront Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with our stay at the Peanut cottage. The view of the lake was beautiful, the cottage very clean and the owner, Ellen was very helpful. We rode our bikes about 1/4 mile away to Lake Michigan for the sunset. We enjoyed dinners at the Stony Lake Inn restaurant as well as a stop at the local Fox Barn Winery.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $100
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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