House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 10
About James Johnstone
I'm a Manufacturing Engineer for a company that makes liquid filters for Caterpillar. I live in Urbana, IL and I have two grown children and five grandkids. My grandkids are now the sixth generation in our family to make Lake Michigan our vacation destination. My great grandparents had a cabin in Muskegon in the early 1900's near mount Garfield. My father and his parents vacationed near Pentwater and, when I was growing up we rented a cabin about two miles south of Windhaven, every summer. In the early sixties, my parents were fortunate enough to meet a kindly old fisherman who happened to own quite a bit of beach front property. They bought the lot from him and that was the start of their dream. They were working people so, it took them almost 20 years to scrape together the money to build the house but, in 1981 they completed Windhaven.
James Johnstone purchased this House in 1962
Why James Johnstone chose Muskegon
We always loved the Muskegon area and this has been my vacation home since I was old enough to walk. Our family has put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into this place and I can't imagine a more beautiful setting or any place I would rather be.
What makes this House unique
A beautiful beach, clean clear water, incredible sunsets, and lots of other things to do in the area make this a great vacation destination.
Max guests: 10
Minimum age of primary renter: 25 - 25 years of age25 years of age
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Quiet, relaxing, enjoyable stay.
We really enjoyed our stay at Windhaven. The location is beautiful with a spectacular view of Lake Michigan. It was nice being able to take the dogs for walks right on the property and along the beach. The house was well kept and had everything we needed. The 3 flat screen TVs and huge dvd collection was an unexpected surprise. James was great and quickly responded to all of our questions making us feel very comfortable. It was a great experience, highly recommended!
Thank you so much for staying with us and for taking the time to write a great review. Please keep us in mind for your next get away.
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.
Thank you for your kind comments and please keep us in mind for your next get away. Take care.
Oh my gosh, what a fabulous location!
We had a fabulous time during our short weekend stay. It was a beautiful fall day, so the woodsy setting of the cabin on the lake was a feast for the soul. We ended up cozying in to have dinner and watch the sunset, which was so easy and convenient in the well stocked kitchen. The beds were comfy and the two bathrooms were a real bonus. Will definitley try to come back.
Thank you so much for staying with us, Mitzi, and for the great review. Please keep us in mind for your next get away. Take care.
A great place to relax
Very relaxing , quiet and peaceful. Loved the view and the sounds of the waves. Great location, did not travel more than about 25 minutes to go anywhere or to the state parks. Home was an older home with retro furniture. Owner was great, responded right away when I had a question. Best part was just sitting on the deck listening to the birds, hearing the crashing waves, surrounded by trees drinking coffee in the morning and watching the sun set.
Thank you so much for your review, Joanne, and please keep us in mind for your next get away. Take care.
Enjoyed my second stay at Windhaven!
Thank you Tina. I'm so happy that you chose to stay with us again. Sounds like you're on your way to becoming a "regular". Hope to see you again soon. Take care.
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