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Enjoy privacy and tranquility in this dune house close to Lake Michigan

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,740 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom house nestled in the dunes for complete privacy but close to beaches!

Enjoy privacy and tranquility in this dune side retreat, minutes away from White Lake and the fresh-water ocean known as Lake Michigan. Lower level features 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, laundry room and sleeping porch. Open concept upper level features kitchen with updated appliances and snack bar, living/dining areas and cozy three-season porch overlooking the dunes. Master bedroom with adjoining full bath completes the upper level. Hardwood floors, abundant natural light and neutral colors throughout give this property a distinct cottage feel while having all the desired amenities. Large deck makes for great outdoor living space in the summer months. Conveniently located two minutes from Lake Michigan public beaches, Michigan Adventure, Duck Lake State Park, blueberry picking and 26 miles of beaches in Muskegon County. Hungry? Just a walk down the driveway to Buzz's famous Lakeside Inn. Perfect dune house minutes from fishing, sailing, swimming, surfing, golf, dining -- or just lying on the beach.

Porter and Mary McNeil
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 30, 2018

About Porter and Mary McNeil

Our family has been coming to the Whitehall area every summer for more than 50 years. We recently purchased this dune house and we are excited to share it with you. Enjoy your week or two ...or you can stay all summer long!! Michigan sunsets are the best!

Porter and Mary McNeil purchased this house in 2016

Why Porter and Mary McNeil chose Whitehall

This is house is impeccable and is very private. How often can you say you lived in a dune?? It is also close to action--Lake Michigan, Duck Lake State Park, Michigan Adventure Amusement Park, blueberry picking, beach walks, and wonderful sunsets out your living room window. Nestled in the heart of a relaxing beach community, this house is close to the 26 miles of beaches throughout Muskegon County and only two minutes from the fresh-water ocean known as Lake Michigan. The perfect summer home getaway.


Whitehall House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1740 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Local noise ordinance...NO outside noise between 11 pm and 7 am. Please respect your neighbors.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Sleeping Porch - 3 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
*Room for 8 adults --two per room. There is a sleeping porch with a twin and a bunk bed for 3 kids if needed.


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Enjoy privacy and tranquility in this dune house close to Lake Michigan
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 13 reviews
Brooklyn, NY

great for groups!

  • 5 of 5

this was great for a large group of people. It has a big kitchen and lots of beds / towels and was very clean and tidy. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Glad you had a great weekend. We aim to please. Come again soon:)
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Sandwich, Ma

Beautiful Home in a Beautiful Spot!!

  • 5 of 5

Home is very open, full of natural light, clean. A very welcomimg, tranquill, and peaceful space!! Absolutely no issues. Thanks so much to the McNeil's for sharing their home.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are SOOO welcome! We just redid the floors and love the lighter feel of the place too. Glad you had a great weekend! Come again! Mary and Porter McNeil
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Grand Rapids, MI

Great time at White Lake!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week at White Lake! The house was perfect for our family and young grandchildren. We appreciated the gate at the top of the stairs, and a high chair for our 1 yr old! So many things to do around the area - beaches, boating, Michigan Adventure -- a good time for all! Thanks, Mary & Porter!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mike and Becky! We are so happy you had a great week!! Hope to see you again:) Mary and Porter P.S. Thanks for finding the grill!
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Nice and comfy

  • 5 of 5

Very close to White Lake for boating fun!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is great that you only have to go down the driveway and get in White Lake! Hope to see you next summer! Mary and Porter McNeil
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  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you had a nice, relaxing weekend with no worries. Take care and come again soon:)
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Ypsilanti, Michigan

Great location near 3 lakes!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here for 5 days over Labor Day weekend and it was wonderful. Very spacious and comfortable. Walking distance to White Lake (less than a quarter mile to the boat launch and a restaraunt/Inn) and if you're up for a long walk , to Lake Michigan at the White Lake Pier. The beach by that pier was very secluded.

Duck Lake State Park is about a mile and a half the other way. Took my son fishing there and climbed a dune to watch the sunrise. Had a great view of Lake Michigan and Duck Lake, which connect by a shallow channel which throngs off people were swimming and playing in the Sunday of Labor Day weekend.

The White Duck Market has more things than you'd think to keep you stocked up on food. And we did take the trip to Silver Lake State Park and did the Mac Woods dune rides. It was great and more worth it than I thought it would be. We didn't visit the nearby theme park, Michigan Adventures, only for lack of time and that we felt content at the beach or playing cards at the house.

Only a few improvements I could suggest. Mosquitos flocked to the windows and got behind some of the springs and made us hesitant to open them. Not sure if there's anything that can be done about that, might be life in the woods. There is no central air, but a pretty good portable/window unit in the living room/kitchen/dining room space. The only other thing that would have been nice is more/better grill utensils, so you may be good to bring some from home. There was a good bit of poison ivy near the deck, but again, country living.

Oh! They even had a high chair for our 1 year old already there! We'd highly recommend and would stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you had a great time! Sounds like you took advantage of the awesome area. I just bought some new grill tools for next season...thanks for the suggestion:) I hope your family comes again. Mary and Porter
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Muskegon Airport
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Buzz's Lakeside Inn
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Lake Express - Muskegon
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
White Lake Golf Club
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Holland Amtrak
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Lake Michigan - the Pier and Duck Lake State Park

This house is nestled in the dunes up high in the hills. Very private! At the end of the driveway there is a great restaurant and bar. You will be steps away from White Lake and the channel leading to Lake Michigan. You can swim, fish, hike or walk down the street to Duck Lake State Park for the day or head over the Michigan Adventure. Blueberry picking is close and yummy too!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Additional Guest Fee $100
Pet Fee $75
Refundable Damage Deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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