5 bedrooms 3 full baths beachfront home on Lake Michigan
Max guests: 10 - Weekly with Saturday turnover only. Weekly with Saturday turnover only.
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
We had a great week. Cottage worked well for extended family gathering of six adults and three under three. Loved sunset view and access to private beach.
Stairs down to beach are a little intimidating, and not for people with mobility issues.
Truth in advertising: the listing included a coffee grinder and it was broken. People with coffee dependency need to have an alternative to fresh ground.
Only other gripe was the charcoal grill. It was a gas grill that had rusted and instead of replacing the unit they ripped out the burner and called it a charcoal grill. Seems like for what we paid they could afford to provide a gas grill.
Other than that, it is a great location and very comfortable. We’ll consider coming back... with pre-ground coffee.
I’m happy you enjoyed your week and sorry about about the coffee grinder but we don’t supply one. When you texted a picture of one I honestly didn’t know where it came from and thought you were making a joke. My misunderstanding. Not a big deal and we’ll add one for next year. The grill is not a converted gas grill but a high end Weber with a gas starter identical to our own grill. We’ve had issues with gas grills at other properties so opt for the reliability of charcoal. If it’s not in good condition it will be replaced and we may add a gas grill with a charcoal grill backup.
Great property on Lake Michigan!
The house was great for our party of eight and the owners were very nice and accommodating. The lake bottom was sandy and we had a small beach for sun bathing. The location allows easy access to Silver Lake or Pentwater for shopping, dining and entertainment. Our only recommendation would be to add a gas grill since buying and working with charcoal was inconvenient. It is also the only place we have ever rented that wanted us to wash and dry our own bedding and towels before we left. This is difficult when you are trying to get out of the house in the early morning as requested.
Thanks for your kind words. We’re really glad you enjoyed your stay.
Sorry you have to do the sheets but we are working on getting enough cleaners to do the laundry as well as the cleaning. Right now our cleaners are doing 3 cottages on the Saturday turnover and there just isn’t enough time to both clean the house and do laundry.
Thanks for your understanding
Hope to see you again
Ken and Sharon
Beautiful home. Fabulous views of Lake Michigan and sunsets. Sandy beach. Great location.
Truly enjoyed staying at Sandy Shores!
This place fit the bill for our family of seven adults and two children. Plenty of room within the house and a nice large deck outside, plus private decks off of two bedrooms. Saw some great sunsets from the deck. There are quite a few steps to get down to the beach, but it was not an issue. and the beach was great! There is a large table to seat everyone for eating and a separate TV area away from those who want to play games or talk. Silver Lake Dunes is close by for a nice side trip. Everyone enjoyed poking around the shops in Pentwater. We would definitely rent this place again!
Thank-you for the great review and your comments about the steps. Guests sometimes have questions about access to the beach so I thought I'd take this opportunity to put it into perspective.
The vast majority of cottages on the west shore of Michigan are built on some kind of dune with steps to the beach. They can vary from between 30 to 300+ steps with a very few being at lake level.
We have 4 cottages on Lake Michigan (5 if we count our own) all in the Pentwater/Ludington area, and they range from between 50 and 250 steps. Sandy Shores has between 60-70 depending on which deck you are going down from.
The higher locations do have some advantages including the views, lack of mosquitoes and cooling breezes not to mention the obvious health benefits of climbing the stairs. (We built our own cottage on a high bluff with 217 steps) but it's not for everyone.
Hope this helps anyone with access questions
Looking forward to seeing you again.
A little bit of heaven
Believe everything you read about this wonderful house. The setting is spectacular, with amazing views of the lake framed by a forest of mixed birch and pines. Upon opening the door to one of the balconies, the roar of the lake and its ocean-like waves greeted us, usually land-locked, like a balm. Everything in the house was in excellent condition; the kitchen well-supplied; the one bed we used extremely comfortable; good TV and wi-fi. We were there off-season which meant we had the beach to ourselves on our walks. Sunsets were spectacular, particularly after a storm, when we witnessed a light show both in the sky and on the surface of the water. We are eager to return in season, perhaps with some of our children and grand-children when they can enjoy all the nearby activities. Our only wish is that Pentwater, much closer than Ludington, had better restaurants. We did enjoy shopping at Hart's grocery store on the way in to the house. Our days here were peaceful; our entry and departure were easy, and we knew that the owner was available by phone, if necessary.
Other Activities: Shopping, Boating, Snowmobiling, Kayaking, Cross Country Skiing, Wildlife Viewing, Miniature Golf