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Very Secluded + Private Lake Mich Beach + Wooded Acreage + Dogs Ok

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Hard to get a photo of the house -- it's bigger than it looks from here.

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Last updated: 08/12/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

'Windy Ridge' is a unique year-round country place, tucked away deep in the dunes where even Google hasn't found it, located in a forest big enough to get lost in, amid hundreds of acres of untouched duneland. You can't see another house in any direction, even from the roof deck. Down a private footpath about 200 yards through the woods (about a 2 minute walk) is a very beautiful and empty Lake Michigan sandy beach, on which you can walk for miles.

It's a great place to get far far away, and it's only 2 hours from Chicago and 2 1/2 hours from Detroit, midway between South Haven and St. Joseph. The house has all modern amenities except central air-conditioning, which you really don't need (there are a couple of window units in bedrooms if you hit a heat wave). Everybody who spends time here falls in love with Windy Ridge as we did 30 years ago.

While the owners use it most of the time, a few weeks are available in the summer, and many weeks the rest of the year. We generally rent by the week, but sometimes a minimum three-night weekend is available. Fall is spectacular at Windy Ridge but due to the likelihood of getting snowed in (or out) we're no longer renting from December through March.

The all-inclusove rental rate is $2800/week in the summer months and $1600 in the Fall and Spring. Please contact us for quotes for shorter periods that may be available (and don't rely on the VRBO calculator, which is not accurate). We do still have a few dates available for summer 2016, including full weeks beginning August 21 and September 6.



Keywords: Year round 4BR cottage, 2-level house in the woods with footpath to low dune and big private beach

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Owner

Member since: 2001

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 08/12/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • TV/VCR, Linens and towels provided, Charcoal and Gas Grills (BBQ)

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    House is about 200 yards from the beach in the forest -- you cannot see the lake through the trees...moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    a couple of window units in two fo the bedrooms -- AC hardly ever needed...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
summer 2016
Jun 1 - Sep 11, 2016
3 night min stay

$2,800

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning fee $125
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

The nightly rates and instant quote rates for periods of less than a week are not correct, but I've not figured out a way to turn off that automatic VRBO miscalculation, so please contact me regarding rental fees for specific periods. Thanks much for looking.

Marty

50% deposit on reservation; 50% payable two weeks prior to stay.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 08/12/2016
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Location

We spend much of our time at the beach, but nearby are many activities including fruit-picking, golfing, hiking and most anything else you'd want to do

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1986

About the owner: We don't think personal information about the owner has anything to do with the desirability of the property for rental so we choose not to include it. But we are nice people.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 08/12/2016

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Photos

  • Hard to get a photo of the house -- it's bigger than it looks from here.

    Hard to get a photo of the house -- it's bigger than it looks from here.

  • view from below (house is on a ridgetop - this is the start of path to beach)

    view from below (house is on a ridgetop - this is the start of path to beach)

  • one of the four bedrooms; two are at ground level, two partially below.

    one of the four bedrooms; two are at ground level, two partially below.

  • Living room has stone fireplace

    Living room has stone fireplace

  • A sun room, that we mostly use on rainy days!

    A sun room, that we mostly use on rainy days!

  • From the back deck you can see forever through the forest in all directions.

    From the back deck you can see forever through the forest in all directions.

  • footpath to the beach - it meanders through the woods then down about 25 steps.

    footpath to the beach - it meanders through the woods then down about 25 steps.

  • You almost never see anyone else on the beach, which goes on for many miles!

    You almost never see anyone else on the beach, which goes on for many miles!

  • Screen porch cantilevered out over the valley

    Screen porch cantilevered out over the valley

  • living/fireplace area, dining area and kitchen are all part of the great room.

    living/fireplace area, dining area and kitchen are all part of the great room.

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This listing was first published here in 2001.

Date last modified - Sunday, August 28, 2016

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Very Secluded + Private Lake Mich Beach + Wooded Acreage + Dogs OK

Covert, MI, USA #8473

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