The SpaceNestled atop a forested dune surrounded by a dense pine and oak forest, this "treehouse" cottage was renovated with the most sustainable and local practices available: Beautiful stranded bamboo floors throughout, 12" wide pine board walls and ceilings, an amazing R25 shell rating and VOC-free paint, to name a few. The structure provides a cool temperature with just the use of ceiling fans on most nights.
The kitchen is separated downstairs from the bedroom and bathroom quarters, and is accessible via a covered stairway outside. Features include a newer tiled bathroom and shower, new electrical system, CFL/LED light bulbs, water filtration system, and the highlight—a large deck overlooking the woods that ensures lazy days relaxing and long nights listening to the sounds of the forest over drinks and conversation.
Or if the beach is your pleasure, you're a 5-minute walk away with access to the association's private beach on Lake Michigan. Look south and you'll see Charles Mears State Park (a 10-minute walk if you choose) or find a quiet spot on a stretch of less inhabited beachfront to the north. Guest AccessGuests will have access to private association beach on the big lake, wifi via cable modem, grill, television, and landline phone. A fireplace is available for the chilly months, as well as a full electric heating system. Refrigerator, stove, and microwave available in the kitchen, which is on a separated, first-floor level with outdoor, covered stairway to sleeping and living area. Interaction with GuestsWe live a short, 1-hour drive away and are available for questions via both email and phone during guest stays. The NeighborhoodPeaceful, small, and off the beaten path. Close to the beach, but in the woods. We consider this a very special location. Getting AroundYou can walk to town via the beach or via Business 31 - (not as bad as it sounds). Approximately a 15 minute walk and your downtown. Other Things to NotePlease keep in mind that the kitchen is on the first floor off the deck and is separate from the living/sleeping quarters.
The cabin is built into a dune, and critters (especially mice) are part of that natural habitat. We do what we can to keep them to a minimum, but they are a natural occurrence.