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2017 Summer still available. Sleep at the Beach on Beautiful Lake Michigan

Bedrooms 3
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 8 Sleeps

Sleep at the Beach! Lake Michigan Beach House -

Private Lake Michigan home directly on the beach

Relax in cozy comfort with your family in this lakefront haven where you will be lulled to sleep each night by the waves lapping the shoreline. Enjoy a long leisurely stroll on the pure sandy beach and splash in the rolling waves. Unobstructed lake views to the front and acres of rolling dunes and colorful hardwoods surround this quiet cul-d-sac vacation home in a private Lake Michigan beach association between Stony and Silver Lakes.

The house has a very large sunning/party deck overlooking the beach and a large wrap around deck offering the perfect location for al fresco dining, surveying the vast lake and sparkling waves, enjoying the spectacular sunsets, or cuddling for late night star gazing in the fresh lake breeze.

First floor includes two bedrooms, both with queen size beds, and two full baths. Oversized family room closes off with double French doors for privacy. A spacious loft with amazing water and dune views contains two additional queen size beds.

Accommodations: Four queen beds.

Linens needed: 4 queen sheets,Beach towels

Owner will provide Blankets/Pillows/bath towels

Limit 8 guests, 3 vehicles, No pets/no smoking

Rates reduced for off season Spring and Fall Getaway Weekends

Cleaning Fee $70

Deposit $500

More Details

Property Manager
Vickie Warfield
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2017


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)


Wonderful Views and Warm and Inviting Home

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful home with stunning, expansive view of the lake. Cannot say enough good things about this property. My husband and I loved being here. The weather was stormy and a bit chilly our first day which made for an incredible show as we watched it pass over the lake (and us) from the deck overlooking the beach. Evening clouds and sunset was fantastic. Next day weather was sunny but cool and had a pleasant walk a mile down the beach to the channel where the water was much warmer. Had fun cooking in the well appointed kitchen and watching the ships go by through the wall of windows. The family has thought of everything you need to cook for 2 people or a large group. We forgot a couple things and drove back to the little store as you first come in just a short drive from the house. Vickie was very helpful and responsive. House is comfortable and there are 2 different seating areas perfect for large groups with a spot for everyone. Coffee on the main deck and overlooking the beach was so relaxing. Beach area is shallow and sandy. No rocks. Enjoyed watching the 2nd night sunset with wine on the beach. Stairs are very easy walk down to the beach. If you have anyone who uses a wheelchair there are only 2 steps from driveway sidewalk to the side deck that goes all the way around to the lake side of the home. Easy access to sliding glass doors to the kitchen. Views are great from that part of the deck too from under the extended roof. Large bathroom would accommodate a wheelchair. We did not try hiking the sand dunes behind the house but will next time. And, I'm sure it's a matter of taste, but we found the main bedroom queen bed to be on the far side of needing replacement--a little on the hard side. We moved to the bedroom next to it for a better nights rest. We will definitely come back here. Such a wonderful place to be!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous views and a comfy, lovely home.

  • 5 of 5

Ahhh...such a stunning location! There are so many places to perch and enjoy the views of the Lake. We saw otters in the am, ships in the afternoon and an eagle at sunset. The water was delightful and our beach walks led us to the Stony Lake & Camp Minnewanka. The home is lovely and comfy -- it's clearly a place for families and friends to celebrate the beauty of Michigan. The dunes behind the home are a challenging hike but the views of lake and forest are highly rewarding!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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It's like looking at the ocean!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very homey and comfortable. The outside decks were wonderful for visiting with family, reading books, taking naps and eating all of our meals outdoors. The view of the lake is beautiful and the sunsets were always breath taking. A real bonus are the sand dunes directly behind the cottage - good for exploring, taking in the panorama from the top and racing down in the soft sand. This is my favorite vacation spot of all the places I have visited.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage is a WONDERFUL place to stay, beautiful inside & out, clean & well maintained! We loved watching the sunsets & paddle boarding in the mornings! Loved going for walks on the beach & walking down to the channel! Fun watching boats & large freighters passing by! Golf near by, and fun shops/resturants in Pentwater. Also, enjoyed wine tasting near by, there is lots to do, but mostly enjoyed doing nothing, but laying on the beach or sitting on the large beautiful deck overlooking the big lake!

The owner was very pleasant and easy to work with, and the cottage manager Pat was very friendly! Overall, we had a wonderful time! Definitly plan to be back to enjoy the cottage!!! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Unbelievable Place for Class Reunion

  • 5 of 5

A perfect place for a long week end getaway with old classmates from school. A beautiful beach home right on the lake. Plenty of room for all to relax and enjoy each others company. Wonderful roomy kitchen for home-cooked meals. Love the deck and the view, even on a rainy weekend in September. Very close to beautiful golf courses and only an hour from the Grand Rapids airport for company from Naples, FL. Can't wait to come back again next September! Been to many other locations for reunions and this topped them all.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were a wonderful group to host, thank you for the kind review and the fun photo of your friends on the beach front deck. You are always welcome back at the Driftwood cottage.
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Love this place!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay with a few of my friends and my mother for a girls getaway weekend. Even though it was not yet summer, the weather was beautiful and the walks on the beach fantastic. I have traveled the world and still think the beaches of Lake Michigan are the best.

The place felt like home, warm and inviting with all the special touches for a comfortable stay. Very clean and well maintained. I would definitely recommend this property for a romantic getaway, a girls getaway, families with children or adventure seekers. Lots to see and do around the area. A beautiful place to relax and get away from it all or do it all.

Great antiquing, wine tasting, biking, kayaking, etc. in the area. Good restaurants too!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good to hear your happy memories of last spring, isn’t it is nice to be on the lake in the early season and be the only footprints on the beach?! I remember you enjoyed the wood stove on the cool evenings and I am glad you found the local wines to share with your friends. Come back anytime!
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring weekends
May 13 2017 - Jun 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall Getaway
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $70

$500 Reservation deposit required. This is held as the damage deposit and refunded after stay is completed. Please contact owner before booking online

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Shelby House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
House amenities include central heat; Wi-Fi; TV; VCR-DVD player; ceiling fans, laundry room, wood burning stove, phone for local calls, outdoor line for drying wet suits. Open modern kitchen includes dishwasher, disposal, stove, toaster, coffee maker, microwave, prep island, and indoor and oudoor dining areas.

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