Take a journey to the 1950s and stay in the first cabin built on this bluff of gorgeous Lake Michigan beach. A stones throw away from a State Park featuring sand dunes. Walk up historic lighthouse or relax and make a fire on our private beach. Hear the soothing waves lapping and find the birds soaring. An unforgettable ocean feel on Lake Michigan! **Max 2 adults/ 3 children (under 14).** minimum 6 night rental.
Rent the whole cottage. Private parking (up to 2 cars/trucks). There is limited cell phone coverage in this area. Depending on your carrier you may not get reception. We have had decent service with Verizon mobile, but do not count on it.
We'll have it ready for you around 3pm and we ask you to leave around 10am so that we can prepare the cottage for our next guests.
Maximum 2 adults or 2 adults and 3 children (under 14 years old). No extra guests allowed on property at any time. No pets and no smoking inside. Children are $5 extra per night per child after the 2nd guest. For example, one adult and one child is no additional cost. Outside guests or rotating guests not allowed.
The big draw for the area is the lighthouse which was closed to the public from Nineteen Forty-Nine to Two Thousand Six. Now you can go up it. Walk miles of shoreline on the soft, fine sand. Watch the windsurfers near the lighthouse - one of the best windsurf spots this side of the lake. Keep an eye out for the endangered Piping Plover shorebirds running along the tide. There is a small dune town with mini golf and go karts, etc. that is a 10 minute drive away. There is also dune buggy rides, seasonal berry picking, and a local fish boil that sells out at Cherry Point Mkt. on most weekends. The best kept secret is the dune park access from the water. Just walk down our steps and into park, but bring your sandals/shoes as the dunes can get hot and the dune grass sharp. Also sunscreen, water, binoculars, and a hat make it more enjoyable too. Seek out stone beds and look for "indian beads" or walk through after a storm and look for fulgurites - a delicate glass formed when lightening hits the sand. Or be extra brave and walk all the way through to Silver Lake watch out for dune buggies by looking for grooves in the sand from their designated paths!
We do our best to get the place ready for you, but please be understanding and bring your own supplies for the week. We now offer sheets and bath towels but please bring your own beach towels. There is a fridge and a gas stove range and basic cooking pots/pans silverware. There is hot water for shower. There is a grill outside- standing, but slightly smaller than standard size (you need charcoal which we do not supply). Be careful with fire/coals in the area as it can get very dry which creates a fire hazard for all of the dune brush and houses around the property. Bed in master bedroom is a full size. Please do not pitch tents in the front lawn either. Mention the keywords "dune berry" in your inquiry and I'll know you read these details. :)
It's about a 4.25 hour drive from chicago/burbs depending on traffic. Drive the speed limit and no higher through Holland/Grand Haven ... it's a major speed trap. About 1.25 hours from Grand Rapids.