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Windhaven on Lake Michigan

Windhaven on Lake Michigan

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 9, 2014
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 10 Sleeps

As you turn off the main road onto the 500 foot long winding wooded

lane, your anticipation grows. When you pull up to the back of the

house, you can already smell the fresh, clean breeze coming off of

Lake Michigan. And, when you open the car door, you can hear the

waves. You rush toward the front yard and as you walk to the edge of

the 50 foot bluff, overlooking your private beach, you are

overwhelmed by the beauty of this place. You don’t wait to unpack

the car. You rush down the 60 steps to the beach. You kick off your

shoes and run to the waters edge. You only intend to test the water

but, before you know it you’re in up to your knees, your pants are

wet, and you don’t even care. And, so begins one of the most

memorable vacations you’ll ever experience.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pets welcome

Recent Review

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Windhaven on Lake Michigan
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7029528
-217 377-2750
North Muskegon Western Michigan
delphos, ohio
5

Beautiful private beach!

  • 5 of 5
Our family just spent a week at Windhaven and it was just wonderful. We normally go to Florida but decided to stay close to home due to a recent addition to our family.....our first grandchild!
If we didn't know better we would have thought we were at the ocean. The house was clean and the beach was perfect.
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us Terri and congratualtions on your grandchild. My son got his toes dipped in Lake Michigan for the first time at three weeks old (He's 34 now) and my first grand daughter at five weeks. As you may have seen on our facebook page our family has been vacationing on Lake Michigan for over 100 years so we make a big deal over that first dip because we know it will be the start of a life long destination with many happy memories. Take care and please keep us in mind for next year.
business
Windhaven on Lake Michigan
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7029528
-217 377-2750
North Muskegon Western Michigan
Grand Rapids, MI, United States
5

Perfect Home for a Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5
My Husband, Mother, and I rented this home during the week of July 13-20. We were absolutely thrilled with how lovely and comfortable the home was as well as the spectacular beach. The view was gorgeous, and we literally had the beach to ourselves for a majority of the week! There was plently of room to accomodate the occasional friend or family member that would visit us for a day or a night, and it was an extra bonus having those extra amenities (washer and dryer, air conditioning, plenty of beach chairs, etc) available to us. The owner was very kind and offered a list of attractions in the area that might be of interest to us. We had dinner at the Lighthouse one evening which was fantastic, and made the occasional pit stop at the Red Rooster for a nightcap and some good music if you're lucky to catch a good band that night. :) We would recommend this property to anyone who is looking for a quiet and relaxing getaway. My family plans on coming back to Windhaven next summer, and could quite possibly turn into a family tradition!
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I appreciate your taking the time to share your experiences with others. After doing this for a few years, I think we have a pretty good system in place and it always makes me happy when our guests like it well enough to return year after year. Thank you again and, I'll look forward to hearing from you in the spring.
business
Windhaven on Lake Michigan
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7029528
-217 377-2750
North Muskegon Western Michigan
Chicago
5

Perfect Lake Michigan vacation spot

  • 5 of 5
Watch the owner's YouTube videos - Windhaven is exactly as advertised: It's a really nice cozy cottage on a wooded lot with fantastic views from atop the dune bluff. Windhaven has a large deck with a screened-in porch. Amenities include washer/dryer, grill, parking for 5+ cars, and plenty of beach toys, chairs, umbrellas, etc. The secluded, undeveloped beach is spectacular and stretches for miles. And the cottage is withn a few miles of three great public parks: Duck Lake State Park, Pioneer County Park and Muskegon State Park. We stayed the last week in August 2012 and had amazing weather. The owner was responsive to all our inquiries and provided excellent customer service.
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: It's always great to get comments like this. Windhaven isn't just a rental property, it's our family vacation home and it's a wonderful feeling when our guests enjoy the experience as much as our own family does. Thank you for your feedback and we hope you'll keep us in mind again for next year.
business
Windhaven on Lake Michigan
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7029528
-217 377-2750
North Muskegon Western Michigan
penfield illinois
5

Wonderfull

  • 5 of 5
windhaven is a great place for a family getaway. The house is clean and comfortable with everything you need. The location is secluded but still close to shopping, tourist attractions, and city life. The real jewel is the beach. You may be walking along the shore or sitting in the sand but you can always see,hear and feel one of the most beautiful freshwater lakes in the world.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, Larry. From the number of times you've visited Windhaven, I'm sure you appreciate the beauty of this place as much as our own family does and, I know you're looking forward to your visit later in September. Enjoy the time with your family and, let's hope the fishing is good.
business
Windhaven on Lake Michigan
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7029528
-217 377-2750
North Muskegon Western Michigan
Dayton, OH
5

Windhaven is perfect for the entire family!

  • 5 of 5
Windhaven is a great vacation destination. First and foremost - the view of the lake is beautiful! You can walk for hours along beautiful white sand beaches or play in the sand and water just down the steps from the house.

The house itself is very comfortable and clean. The kitchen is fully equipped and there is even a washer and dryer. There are beautiful parks nearby, great museums, and picturesque lighthouses within a short drive.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write, Chris. It's hard to do justice to all of the fun the Muskegon area has to offer in addition to having a beautiful sandy beach virtually right outside the front door. I've never heard anyone say that they couldn't find anything to do. I'm glad you enjoyed your time at our home and found the accommodations to your liking. We hope to see you again next year. Take care and, thanks again for your comments.
business
Windhaven on Lake Michigan
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7029528
-217 377-2750
North Muskegon Western Michigan
Chicago, IL
5

Great Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5
Perfect family vacation on lake Michigan. Lots of room for comfortable sleeping accommodations. Very comfortable home with a homey atmosphere. Plenty of towels and blankets, very clean. I will highly recommend Windhaven to friends and family and can't wait to return. Beach was fantastic, no rocks like further up north, really enjoyed the private beach atmosphere. You do have to be able to negotiate some pretty steep stairs to get down to the beach but my Grandmother also took advantage of the great views and breezes on top of the dune as well as the very comfortable screened in porch. Enjoyed being away from it all but it's an easy trip into town for essentials.
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review, Sarah. We try to think of everything we can to make sure the only thing you have to worry about is the sun screen and how to keep up with the kids. The last time I counted, I think that there are about 60 steps down to the beach with a landing about half way down so, that's about the equivalent of 4 flights of stairs. It can definitely be a bit of a hike but, it sounds like everyone was able to find a niche that allowed them to enjoy their time there. Thank you again and, we hope to see you again next year.

Location

Activity and Interests

I addition to swimming and sun bathing on your own private beach,

you’re just minutes from Michigan Adventure, one of the largest water

and amusement parks in the upper Midwest. There's the USS

Silversides, a World War II era submarine that’s open for daily tours

during the summer and dune scooter rides at Silver Lake, near Shelby,

just an hour or so north. And, there are numerous antique shops in

the Muskegon area and along US 31, between Muskegon and Holland.

There is also a high speed ferry that crosses Lake Michigan to

Milwaukee in just two and a half hours. For the golfer in the family

there are several golf courses within convenient driving distance and

for the history buff there's the White River light house along the

channel from White Lake to Lake Michigan and the Hackley and Hume

homes near downtown Muskegon. And, just a half mile north on Scenic

Drive is the historic Red Rooster tavern. Check out their wet

burritos.

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Notes

  • Weekly Rate: $750 - $1925


  • Rates range from $750 per week during the off season to $1925 per week during the holiday week of July fourth. All taxes and fees are included. A complete week by week rate schedule is available on request. A $250 deposit is required to secure your reservation. Check in is 3:00 pm and check out is 10:00 am, on Saturdays.
    Our home is non-smoking only, please.

Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic

Suitability

  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beach View

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3

Notes:

  • With three bedrooms upstairs and a children’s dorm in the basement, there’s plenty of room for large families and small reunions. The screened in porch is a perfect place to curl up with your favorite book, write a letter, build a puzzle, or challenge the kids to a game of gin rummy. The home is air conditioned for those rare occasions when the cool breeze coming off of the lake isn't enough to maintain your comfort. And, the living room features a gas fireplace that can take the chill off of cool, off-season, evenings. The kitchen is fully equipped and features two microwaves to handle the rush to "eat fast and get back down to the beach". Two bathrooms, one with a shower and the other with a tub/shower combination, handle the call of nature. For those that can't miss their afternoon soap, even while on vacation, there are three televisions, all with basic cable, throughout the house. There is also a fairly extensive library of DVDs. If you forgot to pack enough socks, have no fear. A washer and dryer reside in the basement. Search Windhaven on Lake Michigan on Youtube to take a walking tour of the home or the grounds or Facebook to see additional photos. "Like" Windhaven on Lake Michigan on facebook for a discount and tag Windhaven on Lake Michigan on your photos to share your wonderful vacation with everyone who visits our page.
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