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Lake Michigan Family Beach House

Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights


Minimum Stay

About the property

Cottage, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Our cottage is located directly on Lake Michigan, with beautiful sand beaches and dunes feet away from the main deck and walkout basement. We are at a low elevation with only 20 stairs to the dune. The house is nestled in the wooded dunes, with trees to shade in the summer and forested space between neighboring cottages that allows for complete peace and privacy. The Village of Pentwater is 1.5 miles south, and offers shops, restaurants, a great little library, streets for walking and many types of boating and equipment rentals and charters.

When entering our home, you’ll find a bright and airy new construction that boasts high ceilings, comfortable furniture, lots of glass windows and French doors that lead to the decks and beach. The kitchen has a very large island with seating for five, and the dining area seats another 12 comfortably. Gas range and electric convection oven, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, pots, pans and utensils are included, as well as dishes and glassware.

Off the dining room is a large all-season sunroom with glass windows top to bottom that faces west and opens to breezes from Lake Michigan – our favorite room for games and family conversation. The living area has a flat screen TV with cable and DVR, stereo, CD and DVD players. The basement has a second flat screen TV with cable and DVR, plus an air hockey table and bumper pool table. Ceiling fans throughout the house keep the atmosphere cool while allowing doors and windows to open to the breeze and outdoor sounds of waves on the beach. Central air and heat also are options based on weather conditions. Five bedrooms offer plenty of sleeping room and privacy for several families or a family reunion. 3 full bathrooms with showers as well as an outdoor hot/cold shower.

Five very comfortable bedrooms with high ceilings, lots of closet space, dressers and great beds can accommodate up to 12 people – 4 queen size bedrooms, and 1 additional queen size bedroom that also has a set of twin bunk beds. All bedrooms have ceiling fans and are carpeted and quiet.

The outside deck has plenty of space for sitting, reading, watching sunsets, and outdoor dining. we also have a lower deck when you want the cool shade. A gas grill is also on the side deck off the kitchen for easy kitchen prep and outdoor grilling.

We have wireless internet for those that need to stay connected.

Summertime at our cottage is a wonderful time – and provides a location that offers plenty of options for active busy families, and conversely, serenity away from everyday busy city life! Enjoy.

Nearby activities and attractions: Steps to the sandy beach and Lake Michigan. The Village of Pentwater offers unique gift shops, restaurants, the channel, fishing, boating, go-karts, Jet Ski rentals, mini golf, tennis courts, wine tasting, art galleries, ice cream shops, Mears State Park, Yacht Club, farmers market, and Thursday evening concerts on the Green. A short drive South is Silver Lake and Dunes, dune buggy rides, and several golf courses. And a short drive North to Ludington State Park, hiking and biking, movies, and more shopping and restaurants. Or tour the Country Dairy, bike ride the Hart-Montague Rail-Trail, spend the day at Michigan Adventure amusement and water park, tour the Ludington Pump Station, or hike the beach.

Sleeps 12; renter provides linens (needed for 5 Queen, 2 Twin) plus bath, kitchen, and beach towels.

Available dates are subject to change. Please contact me to determine if blocked dates can be made available.

Keywords: Lake Michigan, Pentwater, Cottage, Family, Beach, Sand Dunes, Lake Shore, Water, Swimming, Sailing, Trees, Sun, Tubing, Fishing,

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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 3, 2015

Why The Owner chose Western Michigan

Our family has had a home on Lake Michigan in Pentwater since the 60's. This is a new home we designed and completed construction in 2008. This is our home so we only rent it for a few weeks each summer. It is a low elevation setting with easy access to the beach.

What makes this cottage unique

Body Surfing in the Waves, Sunsets, Dinner on the Deck, Walks on the Beach, Thursday Night Concerts on the Village Green, Ice Cream in town, Holiday Fireworks on the Channel, and Reading on the Deck or Beach or in the Sun Room.


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(2 traveler reviews)


Very Happy Beach House Renter

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting Lake Michigan beach houses for the last 10 years and this was far and away the most beautiful place we have ever stayed! We felt fortunate that the owners were willing to open up their vacation home to us. Not only was the home beautiful and very well maintained, the beach and location were great. In addition, the Owner was professional and easy to interact with. We will definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful early fall getaway

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was exactly as advertised, and we loved our time there. The owners have done an impeccable job of building and maintaining the cottage. We traveled here in early October, and we loved the immediate access to the beach and the abundance of outdoor space (including upper and lower decks) during the warm days at the beginning of our trip. It was also great to have a lot of indoor space for the evenings when it got cold and the few rainy days at the end of our trip (which helped keep us from going stir crazy with our two small children). It was difficult to pack up and leave! Strongly recommended.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks - you were great guests, and we're glad you enjoyed Pentwater and made our home yours for a long week!
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Per Rental/Week $400
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 6.0%

Summer rent period typically Saturday to Saturday. Additional rental for holidays such as Memorial Day, 4th July, Homecoming, and Labor Day. Separate refundable security deposit of $1,000 for each week of rental. No daily rate. Inquire about Spring/Fall weekends. Sorry, no pets.

Refundable Security deposit due with signed rental contract. Full payment for rent, tax and cleaning fee due 60 prior to rental. Payment by personal check. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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Pentwater Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Lower level.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Main floor.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 2nd floor.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Queen bed and bunk beds. Please refer to photos.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Sleeps 2
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Sleeps 2
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Sleeps 2
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Sleeps 2
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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