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Best kept secret in Shelby--Luxury home-- on Lake Michigan with huge beachfront

Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)


Property Details

Updated: May 23, 2016
3+ bedroomrs, 3 baths, sleeps up to 12 with WIFI

Best kept secret in Shelby--Luxury home-- spectacular lake, sunset views & beachfront. Exclusive 3,200 sq. ft. Lake Michigan home located in Shelby, Michigan. Beautifully appointed with very large master bedroom & bath +2 twin beds, 2 queen (1 is trundle). The enclosed loft has 1 full and 1 twin futon. 3 baths. Sleeps up to 14. There are beautiful hardwood floors, AC, and stainless steel appliances. Take walks on the shores of Lake Michigan and to Little Sable lighthouse. Relax on the deck & have a hot tub in a secluded woodsy setting. Large screened porch. Enjoy watching beautiful Lake Michigan sunsets from the Gazebo and decks. Short walk to private beach area with huge beach frontage. Relax on the beautiful sandy beach, swim in lake Michigan and enjoy miles of shoreline for walking or running. 4 golf courses, bike trails, Silver lake sand dunes, Stoney Lake & Pentwater close by.

  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Baths
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

I pride myself in providing you with the best possible Lake Michigan experience possible. I love seeing the faces of visitors after a week at the house. The tension is gone, faces are tan and everyone is extremely happy.

Speaks: english

10 Reviews

Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)
Grosse Ile, MI

Wonderful Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband, daughter, son-in-law, grandson and granddog just spent the first week of July at this property. It was wonderful! The location is very private and secluded. The house was beautiful and had everything we needed, including a hot tub that we all enjoyed. The beach area is beautiful as well. The stairs to the beach gave us all a nice workout during the week! The weather was not the best but that just meant that we explored the area more, including the sand dunes at Silver Lake, shopping in downtown Pentwater, the Elk Farm in Ludington and the fair in Muskegon. We all had a great time and hope to come back next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Grand Rapids, Michigan

A week at the lake!

  • 5 of 5

Our hostess Sandra, was delightful. She met us at check in and had information on everything we needed to know for our stay at this lovely beach house. We were a family of 8 adults and 2 children (5 & 2). There was so much to do, between the beach, hot tub and area attractions, we were never at a loss for activities or just relaxing. Hopefully, if our schedules permit we will be back next summer! Only one observation to pass along and this has nothing to do with the owner: if you are renting this lovely home please be respectful of the beach. I spent several hours filling a trash bag with popped balloons, ribbons, juice boxes, straws, cigarette butts, firework debris and other various pieces of trash that do not belong on our beautiful shoreline.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We just celebrated our 9th annual High School BFF Girls reunion at this house. It was the perfect get away for this picky group of women. We bought all of our provisons in Ludington which was a quick 30 minutes away, any store you would need is at this exit.

We did not leave the house again for 3 days! We enjoyed the kitchen for all of our gourmet meals, deck for chatting and games. Gazebo for Sunsets and Beach for our daily Yoga sessions. We had a great walk to the Little Sable Lighthouse, the beach is very private as is the house. The surround sound was wonderful and the selection of CD's already there were very versatile.

Did I mention the Cherry Market 5 minutes away with great Cherry products and a labyrinth amongst a field of lavender...Very Cool!

The steps were very manageable and well worth the view. It was a fabulous weekend and we all agreed we finally found a home after looking for 9 years!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix, AZ

Wonderful Lake Michigan Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good things about our trip to Lake Michigan and our stay at this special home. The owners were very easy to deal with and extremely accomodating. The house is open and very clean. The kitchen was great and everything we needed. The directions were good and the location of the house was very private. We used the hot tub many times, enjoyed daytime walks on the beach, barbecued nightly and highly recommend the home --- we hope to be back next year!!!!!!! We would recommend it to friends.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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East Lansing, Mi

Best Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5

We will definitely come back to Shelby at Lake Michigan. We loved the surround sound music and spaciousness the house had to offer for our large family. The beach was an awesome, private beach and our bond-fires were cozy and warm. The night sky and sunsets were spectacular. We have some wonderful memories of our stay at Lake Michigan. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wasted Potential

  • 1 of 5

It wouldn’t take much work to make the Shelby house great Unfortunately, nothing we saw leads us to believe that the current management is capable of or interested in putting in this work. I expect this house to decline in quality as time goes on. I would not recommend this house to anyone.

The good: Great beach (though more stairs than were expected), great sunsets, Very secluded, Surround sound throughout the house, nice layout to the home, hot tub (although dirty).

The bad: No broadband. Some listings still advertise “wireless broadband”. As of 2012, this is a lie. No cell phone reception at the house. There is dial-up Internet access and a landline, but their PC crashed the first day. Frankly, we felt lied to. It was not until the day before our vacation that we found out there would be no broadband. All ads for the house misrepresented this.

Not clean. When we showed up the “cleaning crew” was there. Unfortunately they were partying in the hot tub instead of cleaning. Kitchen, bathroom, and furniture were all dirty. There were cobwebs throughout the house.

The hot tub was full of sand. We were told that someone would come on Tuesday to clean it. Another lie. He came on Thursday, and he was not there to clean. He came to test the chemicals in the water. The hot tub was never cleaned.

The sloppy: The wooden deck and stairs down to the beach were riddled with raised nails. We hammered several of these down ourselves so that our kids would not get injured. This is sloppy.

There were no large garbage cans to take your trash to. Just small kitchen sized cans in the garage with no lids that were too small to hold a single trash bag. As a result, the garage smelled terrible of garbage by the time we left.

One of the kitchen cabinet doors was broken, some pans were rusted beyond use, outside shower was broken. The lights running along the ground outside to light the path to the stairs that lead to the beach: also broken.

The terrible/lazy way they are failing to take care of their grills. There were two gas grills outside. One was rusted beyond being usable, the other was halfway there. There is an easy solution: buy a grill cover. This again shows laziness and a lack of care that is inexcusable.

In sum, this house is an excellent example of wasted potential. Physically, it is a beautiful house in a great location. Unfortunately, it is being run into the ground. The management is either incompetent or does not care.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: RE: Your comments about The good: Great beach (though more stairs than were expected), great sunsets, Very secluded, Surround sound throughout the house, nice layout to the home, and hot tub are what almost everyone says they love when they stay with us at Shelby at Lake Michigan. RE: your comments on the bad. We pride ourselves in making staying with us the BEST vacation experience for everyone. We are taking into account all of your comments and anyone who stays here, can be assured the house will be immaculate and everything working fine. However, at this time, we cannot assure you will have internet service. We are too close to Lake Michigan and the towers don't come in that far.
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From the Owner

Lake Michigan is one of my favorite places in the world.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Beach : Silver Lake, Stony Lake & Little Sable Light House at 1 Miles Car: necessary

Besides enjoying your huge, private beach at Lake Michigan, Shelby and Hart are 5-10 minutes by car and have reasonable food shopping, farm market stands, fruit picking and restaurants. There is a bike trail that starts in downtown Shelby and goes to Hart. Stony Lake has a golf course and is a 5 minute drive from the property. The famous Double JJJ Ranch, Waterpark and Golf Resort is located in Rothbury not far from Shelby. 800-Double JJ. Silver Lake Dunes: in 5-8 minutes you will find jeeps, jet skis, ski boat, mopeds and quads for rent at Parrots Landing. Also check out for Dune information in the Hart, Silver Lake and Pentwater area. 800-870-9786 and Mac Wood’s Dune Rides in Silver Lake 231-873-2817. Pentwater: is 10-15 minutes with wonderful restaurants, gift shopping, art galleries, farmers market and fishing.


Rental rates

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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Security Deposit $200
Pet Fee $125
Cleaning Fee $225


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Property Type

  • house


  • Family


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Dialup Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler


  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jetted tub


  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront


  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • fitness center

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Floor Area

  • 3200 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Half Bathroom
  • Jacuzzi Spa


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen, plus queen trundle
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • There are 4 queen futons in the Loft/TV room and other areas.


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals

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