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5 Star Rated Lakefront Home, BOOKING FOR SUMMER 2017


Property Details

Updated: Oct 24, 2016
3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 10, 5 Queen Beds, Sandy Bottom All Sports Lake

PONTOON BOAT INCLUDED IN PRIME SUMMER WEEKLY PRICE FROM 06/24/17-08/26/17). NO CLEANING FEES OR EXTRA TAXES. Built new in 2000 and located on Sandy Bottom All Sports Twin Lake, this furnished home has an optional pontoon boat and kayaks package available at a low weekly rate of $500 on non prime summer weeks (no deposit) , central air and is only 10 minutes to downtown Muskegon, very popular Michigan Adventure Amusement Park and 30 minutes to the Port City Princess, Lake Michigan beaches and dozens of public golf courses. An open floor plan, Comcast cable and WIFI included, hardwood floors, central air and five ceiling fans will make a cool vacation. Very kid friendly with a deck and large windows to allow adults to keep an eye on the young ones . The Lake has bass and pan fish. We have 60 feet of private frontage, 5 quality queen beds and a firepit (a temporary fire pit may be used in Spring if high water is present) plus NO EXTRA CHARGES for Cleaning Between Visitors. We are on the quiet side of the lake only about 170 yards to an island perfect to play on. We average 40% repeat renters each year and lots of good comments. We have a Weber grill and we are only a short walk to a public park. A great place to build family memories.

This cottage built in 2000 with optional 20 foot pontoon boat (included in prime summer weeks) at a reasonable weekly rate is sure to make a memorable vacation. Every year we have very good comments that it is clean upon arrival and how nice it is. Horse shoes and a fire pit are other features we failed to mention. Muskegon, with its proximity to Lake Michigan, is not as hot as many areas of West Michigan. 4 of the 5 beds were bought new in 2005 or after. Most of the place was repainted in 2006 and a nice propane Weber grill assures you great cookouts. Unlike some owners our weekly price has no taxes and we pay for the housekeeper between visitors.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for everything. It was all we hoped for and more. It was clean upon arrival. We caught several bass.
Jun 2012
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17 Reviews

based on 17 traveler reviews


Very relaxing & wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed our week at this lakeside home. Besides the wonderful weather, the clean house, all the amenities that come with the house (washer/dryer, dishwasher,etc)we ALL LOVED it! We were greeted the first night by a bald eagle, that we could watch catch it's dinner. We looked forward every day to looking for turtles, ducks & trying to catch fish. Thank you again for the wonderful time, we look forward to seeing you next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed our place. Contact us on October 1 when we start taking reservations for 2017. In the past we have also seen blue herons and we have a photo of one perched on our pontoon canopy.
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Great Vacation House

  • 5 of 5

We are originally from Michigan and rented this house to spend time with our Michigan family. The house was very clean and comfortable. The water was very warm, and our granddaughter spent hours in the lake every day. Our family enjoyed the lake: fishing, kayaking, riding the paddle boat and pontoon boat, and playing in the water. The house was large enough to not only sleep most of our family, but to entertain those who couldn't come for the night as well. It was also close to shopping and the Christian Music Festival in Muskegon. We plan to come back, hopefully soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. We would consider it a privilege to have you back.
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Very nice home and location!

  • 4 of 5

Very nice home and location. Certain items in home are better than displayed in pictures (living room, laundry room, and pontoon). Other items such as the beach area could use some work to match the pictures on the site. Home is clean and neighbors are very friendly! The only bummer for us was not having wifi/tv for a day due to Comcast issues and being notified early in the week that we couldn't swim in the lake for 2 days of our vacation due to treatment for swimmer's itch. Comcast issue was clearly unavoidable - unclear if the lake treatment for swimmers itch was something pre-scheduled and not communicated to us or was something scheduled by DNR w/o any notification. Overall, a good experience..

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your review. Most inland lakes are sprayed for swimmer itch and weeds to make swimming and boating a better experience and in 16 years we have never found this to be an issue with other renters. At the beginning of the year we are given estimated times for the spraying to occur yet never exact dates. We have also noticed that many people (including our own kids who we had bathe after ) have still swam on days of these postings and have never heard of any ill effects from doing so. You are correct in that certain items were better than displayed yet forgot to mention the following updates since our photos: kitchen table, tables and swing on deck, steps leading off the deck, pedal boat, TV, blinds and curtains, and the washer, dryer and refrigerator so we thought those items may be pertinent for others who read our only less than 5 star review. We just posted updated photos of the exterior as our intent is always to paint a true picture and since this beach photo we have improved the beach area. We have also had countless compliments of what a nice surprise it was to have so many items nicer than the photos. We also recently have updated the bath room flooring although nobody seemed unhappy with what was in there before. Obviously, we have no control over our Comcast Triple Play going out for a day yet we apologize for that.
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Nice Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

The whole family enjoyed the vacation. The description was more than accurate. The home was very clean . The kids enjoyed the water sports., the fire pit, Michigan adventures . The night were cool with a wonderful breeze on the back deck. We would rent this property again. The owner was very helpful .

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Indianapolis, IN

Great Vacation for the Kids

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful vacation staying at this lakefront rental home near Muskegon. We stayed just after memorial day. While Lake Michigan was quite chilly at this time, the small lake in the backyard was beautiful. We enjoyed taking the paddle boat and row boat out on the water, sunsets on the water were gorgeous! I have two young children, ages 1 and 4, and they both loved staying at the house. The backyard has a gradual slope into the water which was perfect for the kids to play in. They also loved playing in the sandbox just outside the backyard. We made smores in the firepit in the evenings and grilled out on the back deck for most meals. There is a Meijer grocery store just 15 minutes away for supplies. There is a community park nearby with a playground for the kids to get their energy out. Even though we were early in the season, there were small fish in the lake just out the backyard. My 4 year old had her first fishing lessons on the boat dock, and also enjoyed feeding the turtles that were living under the boat dock. The only thing I forgot to pack was Off bug repellent, the mosquitos were out in droves in the early mornings and at sundown. We drove to Grand Haven one day to enjoy the beach and Lake Michigan, it was about 45 minutes away. We had a fun and relaxing summer vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dearborn, MI, U.S.

More than we expected.

  • 5 of 5

Property was just described. The house was very clean and spacious. We had a great time. I just wished that the weather was more cooperative. Mr. Tardani was very helpful and gave us a great rate. My kids loved it. I had a hard time getting my five year old to come inside. She actually fell asleep on the deck a few times. Thank you

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

Back in the late 1990's, my wife and I looked for a place in the Twin Lake area on the water yet all we found were old homes that needed a lot of TLC. When an opportunity came to build what we wanted on a great lot away from all the boat traffic, we did not hesitate.

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended

Twin Lake is an inland all sports lake with excellent swimming, fishing and its own private island less than 200 yards away. Michigan Adventure, Which seems to expand every year, is only ten minutes away and you will want to spend a day either going to the pristine Lake Michigan beaches or watching a Lake Michigan sunset on the Port City Princess.

Other Activities: all water sports, pedal boat and rowboat included


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 17 2016 - Apr 1 2017
30 night minimum stay
May 2017
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early June
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
June 10 week
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
June 17 week 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

2006- 19 FOOT PONTOON BOAT IS INCLUDED IN WEEKLY RATE FROM 06/18-08/26 (no security deposit) Other weeks rate is
Prior to Memorial Day and after Labor Day, inquire about discounts for more than two nights.
NOTE: Contact for weeknight only specials in April, May, September and October.

Traveler pay a $400 down payment with the balance due 10 days prior to arrival. Note Homeaway and VRBO now charges a service fee on top of the rental fees.

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From the Owner

A good floor plan with the main bedroom away from the second story bedrooms where the kids sleep, no steep hills to climb and the abilty to watch the young ones right from inside the home add to the appeal of our place. Our motto is to give renters what we would want in a rental, good beds, good linens, modern appliances and a clean place to arrive to while incorporating features such as central air, and a good internet and cable package.

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1536 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom - toilet, combination tub/shower, First Floor
  • Bathroom - toilet, combination tub/shower, Second Floor
  • Full bath and shower in each bathroom. Both baths have ceiling fans and tub enclosure units. One bath on main level and one upstairs.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom - 1 queen, main floor
  • Bedroom - 2 queen, upstairs
  • Bedroom - 2 queen, up, lake view
  • Main floor bedroom has only a queen bed (quality bed you would find in a upper end hotel room). Other two bedrooms are upstairs, have two queen beds in one and the other has two queens and a single bed. The second bathroom is also upstairs. There is either a chest of drawers or a dresser in all three bedrooms. Cool lake breezes and Hunter ceiling fans mean you will never have to turn the A/C on to sleep.


  • Barbecue
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Pedal Boat
  • Wood Deck
  • 5 beach chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Five quality queen beds, Central air; dock; pedal-boat & rowboat are included. Although we call this our cottage, there is a good amount of quality in this home built in 2000. We have oak hardwood floors, 9 foot ceilings, and solid core doors throughout. There is a boat launch a couple of blocks away and you can keep a boat for your week at the dock. We do not recommend boats over 18 feet or deep V boats.

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