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Lakefront Cottage! Beautiful Sunsets! Sandy Beach! PONTOON BOAT available!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

Modern Cottage with Cathedral Ceilings

Forget everything you know about cottages. This one’s a treat. Start your day with a dash straight from the grass to the sandy beach, and end it with a view of the starry sky.

The trees in the area make this a beautiful vacation destination, and it’s absolutely stunning in the fall. Choose between the row boat, the paddleboat or kayaks to float through the lake, and put together a s’mores party at the bonfire pit.

Inside the House

Take in the stunning lake with your coffee in the morning on the back deck. High ceilings and large windows add more character to the great room, with plenty of natural light during the day. The great room features:

•Cathedral ceilings

•Electric fireplace

•Dining area

•Sleeper sofa

The spacious 3 BR, 1.5 BA cottage includes a fully-equipped kitchen and new appliances. The master bedroom is on the upper floor, furnished with a queen bed. The ½ bath and the full bathroom are both upstairs.

Downstairs, the kids can play around in the fort-like bunkroom, and challenge each other to a quick game of foosball. One bedroom has a queen bed and the other has a bunk bed. Also includes:

•Living room

•Queen Sleeper sofa


Wander right out the lower level and down to the crystal clear lake. The water level starts out shallow, so it’s the perfect depth for little ones to splash around in. Settle in on the patio and put your feet up while you wait for your burgers to finish cooking on the grill.

Our Location

The cottage is just a few miles from major highways, but is still close enough to everything you need. (And you’ll still have reliable Wi-Fi.) While you’re in town, be sure to check out:

•Local Lighthouses

•Scenic Drives

•Lake Michigan

•Sand Dunes

•Michigan's Adventure Amusement & Water Park

Take a long walk along the beach at Lake Michigan, visit a few of the area festivals and bring your clubs to hit a few at the golf course. A short drive will take you wherever you want to go:

•Stonegate Golf Course (3 miles)

•Michigan’s Adventure Amusement and Water Park (8 miles)

•Silver Lake Sand Dunes (30 miles)

•Grand Haven (22 miles)

•Blue Lake Fine Arts Center (5 miles)

Take advantage of the cottage’s waterfront location, all while you dip your toes in the water and catch your own dinner. You can even rent our pontoon boat during your stay. It’s shared with our nearby house with enough space for 10 guests, if you need more space. Twin Lake has the best western Michigan has to offer. Come see us!

** Please note that outdoor equipment and furnishings are stored away from November until May **

More Details

Sandy Shores of Twin Lake, LLC
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

About Sandy Shores of Twin Lake, LLC

Welcome! We’re Kathy and Chuck Kircus, owners of Sandy Shores of Twin Lake. Until the economic downturn, we were both involved in the automotive industry. We’re hard workers, and we love Michigan, so we immediately started looking for a new opportunity. Usually some unexpected event is what makes you realize what’s most important to you. For us, it was spending time with our family, relaxing on our pontoon boat, taking in a crisp view of the night sky.

We knew that in Michigan, we could always find a new start. So, we used the money from our retirement and created Sandy Shores of Twin Lake, LLC. We purchased the cottage in 2005, and the house in 2007.

We understand the importance of family, a calm, relaxing vacation, and how a cozy atmosphere helps bring people together. Our properties aren’t just rentals. This place is home! My family takes an annual 10-day vacation together here ourselves. We adopted four special needs children and we experience our house and cottage with them, our parents, and our close friends.

Each year, we see these children grow as they make little sandcastles and chase fireflies in the yard. Our story started with some hardship and continues with great joy. A house and a cottage later, we’re still planning our vacations and deciding who brings the marshmallows and the graham crackers for s’mores around the bonfire.

In 2015 we celebrated our 10th anniversary as Sandy Shores of Twin Lake. It’s such a gift to us to see our guests making memories with their family and friends here, just like we have. We’d be happy for you to see why our family cherishes Western Michigan so much!

Sandy Shores of Twin Lake, LLC purchased this house in 2005

Why Sandy Shores of Twin Lake, LLC chose Twin Lake

Discover Twin Lake, a freshwater haven that inspires both awe and adventure. Our rentals are designed to give you uninhibited access to the lake and views of its shoreline. Perfect for small children, the lakefront has crystal-clear, warm inland waters, a sandy bottom, and a gradual depth with no muck.

Cozy cottage-like interiors let you curl up fireside while looking out over acres of deep water. Grassy yards lead to picture-perfect beaches. And just a short drive away, historical scenic lighthouses and fun-packed Michigan's Adventure Amusement & Water Park await.

With 25 years of experience in customer service, we’ll ensure your vacation goes off without a hitch. Join us for a lakeside retreat you won’t soon forget at Sandy Shores of Twin Lake, LLC.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This cottage location is great for young grandchildren. Felt very safe tor them while they were in the lake. Cleanliness Five Stars. Very nice neighbors, loved the pedal boat and the row boat. Really close to Michigan Adventure!
Aug 2013
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Twin Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , on-suite
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen , On the upper level
    Lower Level Queen - 1 queen , Lower Level Bedroom with Queen Bed
    Bunk Room - 1 bunk bed , Two twin beds/bunk bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 queen , Upper level sleeper sofa & Lower Level sleeper sofa
  • Queen size Beds (2) Premium quality mattress on all queen beds, (2) Queen Sleeper Sofa , Bunk Beds (1) that has two twin beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Fully Stocked Kitchen, Coffee Maker, Toaster, Blender, Griddle, Crock Pot, Pedal Boat, 14 ft, Aluminum row boat with oars, Dock, Patio Set Pontoon Boat available to rent!


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Lakefront Cottage! Beautiful Sunsets! Sandy Beach! PONTOON BOAT available!
average rating of 4.923077 based on 31 reviews

Great family-friendly home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this property. We traveled with a 2 yo and 7 mo and loved some of the family-friendly details, including the adjustable toddler toilet seat and well-stocked kitchen. It is the little things that make a big difference. The kayaks were a big hit and the lake is beautiful. Easy proximity to Muskegon was a plus. Check out the Lakeshore Museum. Great for grownups and kids on a rainy day.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Woodhaven, Mi

Great little lake house

  • 5 of 5

Our family has enjoyed many visits to Twin Lake. We loved staying at this house. The location is great, the house is well equipped and clean. Lots for the kids to do.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Second time here!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second summer we have spent a week here. Every thing I wrote in last year's review still stands. The house is impeccably maintained and well-stocked. The beach is perfect for kids - the two ten year old spent as much time as they could in the water . Perfect for them as the shallow area extends beyond the end of the pier. I did contact Kathy about a minor issue and she responded right away. Such a peaceful and relaxing place - just hope we can do it again next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus, IN

Beautiful, quiet lake and comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

The owner was easy (and fast) to contact via email for any questions. We had a great time at Sandy Shores in July 2017. The weather was so good, and the bugs non-existent, that we stayed at the lake the whole week. We barely left! We loved kayaking, floating, and just sitting in the yard or on the deck. A few times it got hot in the afternoon so we enjoyed the central A/C while watching a movie or reading. The kitchen was well-equipped and we made all of our own meals. The lake is quiet both day and night (local ordinances for quiet hours at night). We saw the bald eagle, loons, ducks, and fish. The lake is very clean with a sandy bottom at this location. Get up early to enjoy your coffee while enjoying the mirror-still late and the calls of the loons! Wifi is fast for those who want to stream a show or check email.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage on the lake

  • 5 of 5

This property was a great value for the price. The cottage is immaculate. It is obviously well maintained and it appeared it had some updates from my original view of the property. The owner has been wonderful to work with. We rented the pontoon that is with the property. Asked to have it for 3 days and then extended to 5. The beach and outdoor amenities were also exactly as portrayed on Homeaway.

The weather cooperated very nicely for us, with only short times of rain and clouds. This was an extremely relaxing way to spend vacation. I highly recommend this property.

The nearby county park was great for our 4 year old grandson.

Enjoyed breakfast at the Anchor Inn on 2 occasions during our stay. Food and service excellent.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, all amenities are great! Nice quiet, beautiful lake.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review! Glad you enjoyed your stay :-)
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We are centrally located to major attractions, Cedar Point's Michigan Adventure (8 mins away), Lake Michigan, Grand Haven, Silver Lake, Lighthouses, County Parks, Sand Dunes and Scenic Drives!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $90
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change.
Must be 25 years of age to rent
No Pets allowed
Monthly rates do not include utilities
Pontoon Boat available to rent
Check-in at 3pm and Check-out at 10am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.