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Schmidt-Rahn Cottage on Lake Michigan

A vacation experience of a lifetime!  Wide sandy beach, spectacular view and sunsets, as well as access to a small backyard inland lake are just a few of the pleasures offered by this beachfront home.  The spectacular hill top perch has unparalleled 180 degree views of Lake Michigan, Empire Bluffs, Manitou Island and Sleeping Bear Dunes. Separate trams access the home from the garage/parking area and beach insuring the utmost in privacy.

3 Bedrooms / 2 Bathroom, 1800 square feet of living space, sleeps up to 8

Property Description

A totally unique design blends 3 living levels into the natural dune environment. The upper level great room enjoys the most awesome sunsets from the kitchen, dining and living areas. A kitchen any chef will enjoy is outfitted with top of the line appliances, granite counter tops, custom cherry cabinetry and a large center island. This opens to a dining area that easily seats 8 and flows into the living area with comfortable seating around the gas fireplace.

The middle level contains a spacious master suite with king size bed and lavish bath of glass shower and Jacuzzi tub, sharing the same incredible views as the upper level. Another bedroom with king bed and private bath completes this level and doubles as a second master suite.

There are two more bedrooms on the ground floor, each with two twin beds. This level also has a full bath and cozy sunroom great for quiet reading or watching TV.

When you arrive an electric tram lifts you to the top of this hilltop setting. A separate tram will also take you down to the expansive sandy beach and clear blue waters of Lake Michigan. There are also stairs for those health buffs that yearn for exercise.

South Bar Lake is a small inland lake on the east side of the property. Kayaking, fishing, catching turtles or just watching the wildlife is waiting for you. We have 2 kayaks and a canoe for our guest use. 


Amenities: Air Conditioning, Linens Provided, Washer/Dryer, Garage, Parking for  Boat/Trailer, Gas Fireplace

Beds: 2 King Beds, 4 Twin/Single Beds, Convertible Bed

Entertainment: Jetted Hot Tub in Bath, Private Hot Tub, Satellite TV, DVD, CD Player, Stereo System

Kitchen: Full Kitchen, Gas Stove, Refrigerator With Ice Maker, Dishwasher, Microwave

Outdoor Features: Gas BBQ Grill, Deck/Patio, Balcony, Hot Tub

Communications: Telephone, Wireless Broadband Internet

Suitability: No Pets Allowed, Smoking Not Allowed, Kid Friendly

2017 Rates & Availability

Weekly rentals are Saturday to Saturday, Check-in 4:00 p.m. Check-out 10:00 a.m.

Opening to June 16
June 16 to June 30
June 30 to August 18
August 18 to September 1
After September 1
 Remaining Availability
May 12-19
July 14-21
Sept 15-29
Sept 29-Oct 3
Oct 6-21 

Fall rates per night, 3 nights @ $550 per night, 4+ nights @ $475/night
Deposit: 50% required to reserve with balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

Contact Us for more details or to make a reservation