LAKE MICHIGAN Private Dune Beach house

“ Excellent ”
11 Reviews
7204 Lifeguard Road, Montague, MI 49437


Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 15
Type: Home
No rental rates available - please contact the owner
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Montague vacation home rental
Year around home at the juncture of White Lake and LAKE MICHIGAN on a very private drive shared with only 2 Mc mansions enjoying 5/7 Acres on the 'BIG LAKE'on a peninsula bordered by 3 bodies of water across the Channel from the Historic White River Lake Station a working Lighthouse and Coast Guard Station until the 1960s now a Museum with an impressive number of Great Lakes items.

A unusual spot where you can view both SUN & MOON risings and settings.

The home features 4 bedrooms 2 baths + 3 Season Porch for additional sleeping.

W/D for 10/11 beds and 14 pillows LINENS included providing comfort for up to 15 guests.

Finally Wood burning FP and Firepit outside.
Area Information
heavily wooded Area as you will see on the aerial map.Peaceful,sparsely settled Area, numerous parks and bodies of water besides LAKE MICHIGAN. 15 min. drive to Whitehall or Muskegon for shopping,LAKE EXPRESS (3+ hours to Milwaukee), nearby Cedar Points MICHIGAN ADVENTURE third largest Amusement Park in the Midwest.

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  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 8 Twin Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Balcony
  • Full Kitchen
  • Lakefront
  • Screened Porch
  • Beachfront
  • Game Room
  • Linens Provided
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Cook
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Parking Included
  • View (Lake)
  • Deck
  • Heating
  • Patio
  • View (Water)
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Porch
  • Waterfront
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Dishwasher
  • Radio
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Blender
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Iron
  • Stereo
  • Toaster
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven
  • Activities

  • Beach
  • Hiking
  • Sailing
  • Playground
    (1 mile)
  • Bicycling
  • Kayaking
  • Surfing
  • Grocery Store
    (5 miles)
  • Boating
  • Lake
  • Windsurfing
  • Miniature Golf
    (5 miles)
  • Canoeing
  • Parasailing
  • Golf
    (<1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (5 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Park
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (5 miles)
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Nearby MICHIGAN ADVENTURE largest in Michigan recently purchases by Cedar Point

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Montague, Michigan

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John Morris

Middletown, DE

An Amazing time

We rented this house for our wedding weekend. My wife and I have a spread out family, most of my family is from Montague, but my wife's parents were from MN, and here grand parents were from TX. We rented the house so her parents would have a good place to call home for the week. Great views of lake MI, very private setting. The cottage has a very cottage feel. Lots of Space as well.

Jeff Kinney

Owner's reply:

We could not explain our Splendorous Retreat more succinctly than you! Thank-you. Welcome back
anytime, Jeff on behalf of our Family.

Kris Baird Hunter

Oswego, IL

Midway Bluff House

When arrived at our beach home we were thrilled with the accommodations. The kitchen was well stocked with all kinds of pots, pans, cooking utensils, crock pot, mixer, and even spices! We had 11 people ranging in age from 71 to 5 with plenty of room. The three living areas on each floor provided places for all age groups to gather. The little children took the 3rd floor space with a TV, which we hooked our WIii up to so they had games and access to Netflix through wireless internet. The second floor is where the teenagers hung out . Someone brought an XBox for that level and on rainy days we could watch movies through Netflix. The adlults had the downstairs to play cards, games and visit. The kids loved it! The beach was beautiful with nice sand and some big waves. We went into St. Joseph and had fun checking out the stores, the silver beach park, carousel, and children's museum. Lot's of photo opportunities. The kids loved the Silver Beach Pizza and playing in the fountains. Overall we had a fantastic time and a great family reunion. We hope to go back again. My daughter cried at the end of the week because it was time to head home. We went on the coolest July on record so the house made it work when it rained or was a little too cool to go swimming. I would recommend this wonderful home.

Jon Bontekoe

Chicago, IL USA

Great view, Great beds

Great view, great beds, very comfortable. Yes, aging furniture but comfortable. Super-abundance of blankets and comforters. Very well equipped kitchen with lots of room for multiple cooks. We'll come back in two years for our annual friends' gathering. Bathrooms very adequate but should be cleaner on arrival.

Jeff Kinney

Owner's reply:

Jon; Thanks for your comments. we love sharing our LAKE MICHIGAN home with folks who appreciate it as much as we do. Sorry, for your Bathroom disappointment. We have a specific list for cleaning. We
will find out how that was missed. Welcome back!

Misty C. Druce

Holly, MI

Beautiful Home! Spectacular view of Lake Michigan!

My husband Norm looked for months in the summer of 2011 for a special place to take me for a nice vacation. We always enjoyed the cabins along Lake Huron but we were never really in love with the beach as much as Lake Michigan. After all the searches he came across the property in Montague and contacted Jeff ( owner). Jeff was very pleasant and easy to deal with so my husband rented out the property. I thought this place was some rinky dink old cabin or something like we had rented in the past. Well I was wrong, we get there and I couldn't believe my eyes! HUGE BEAUTIFUL home footsteps from the beach that we LOVE! We had a WONDERFUL time to say the least!!!!!! The home has a wonderful kitchen so we made all meals and enjoyed them on the large deck over looking the lake. Of course we swam and floated on rafts on mostly private beach. Then to top the night off we stoked up a nice bon fire ON THE BEACH! My husband I just returned from our 2nd trip last weekend and WILL be doing this for years to come! Thank you Jeff! Your home is BEAUTIFUL! Norman and Misty Druce

Jeff Kinney

Owner's reply:

Thank-you, Misty: We love to share our home with wonderful folks like you two, jeff

Colette Simmonds-Fraley

Dewitt Michigan

Great family vacation spot!

Our family's' week long stay at the beach house was so nice! Great views of both Lake Michigan and White Lake. The house is tucked away in a very peaceful, private wooded setting with a short walk over beautiful grassy dunes to a private beach on L. Michigan, so serene! We loved that the house was stocked with most of our amenities. The homeowner could not have been more nice and accommodating. He called to make sure all was well and suggested some great restaurants and kids activities on days that weren't really "beach weather". So much to do in the area as well! Some really cute boutiques and antique shops in town, very charming! We would definitely recommend renting this house and hopefully we can return again!

Jeff Kinney

Owner's reply:

Wonderful family. Hope all can make it back, Jeff&family

C. Kapcoe

Carleton, MI USA

A Very Nice Week

What a very nice week our family enjoyed at the lake this summer. The children tried fishing for the very first time, we spent hours on the gorgeous beach building sandcastles and bodysurfed on the frothy white capped waves. We really liked telling stories around the campfire and roasting some "mallows" under the star-filled night sky. Over coffee one morning we saw a doe beside the house searching for breakfast and had quite a start, when we discovered an Eastern Hognose snake by the drive. Thankfully, he was a harmless creature and added some excitement to our adventure at the beach. The squirrels were quite busy in the yard and trees with the plentiful acorns, as well. The house was quite spacious and accommodated our family of 7, and 2 grandparents quite nicely. We enjoyed going into town on the walking/biking trail and playground one day. And we stole away to the amusement park for a day to enjoy the coasters and kiddie circle rides. We did walk down to the Inn for dinner one evening, and enjoyed the sunset upon our return. What a pleasant, restful time away from the daily hub-bub. Many thanks for a delightful week.

Jeff Kinney

Owner's reply:

We sure like sharing our special place with you all. Great Family. Interesting, haven't seen a snake in the
Area for many years, but we do see the Deer, fox, turtles
Welcome back, Jeff&family

Brian McCord

Chicago IL

Great location, great beach, house is fine

Had a group of four couples staying at the house. The layout was good, with four bedrooms, though the beds aren't the most comfortable, they're ok for a week. The seller is the view from the outdoor deck, where we enjoyed sunsets, lake views, and almost all of our meals in the fresh air. Note - cell phone reception here is spotty at best - you'll likely need to go to town to make calls. And there's one internet router in a downstairs bedroom, but it doesn't support wifi. So internet activity is a one-at-a-time, plug-in affair. I made a reco to the owner to upgrade to a wifi router, which he said he'd consider. Lastly, our group loves to cook, and the kitchen gets a B for that -- it's a bit tight on space, but you'll have a decent selection of pots and pans. The burners on the stove are hit and miss - only a couple of them get really hot. A new stove would be a good upgrade for those looking to make big family dinners while on vacation. If you're a smaller group, or plan to eat out a lot, it's fine. Lastly - the owner is a really nice guy who's helpful if you have any questions or suggestions.

Jeff Kinney

Owner's reply:

Thanks, Brian, for the suggestions. Research tells us we need a "N" Router. and often the burners become unseated as we clean them every week. We will check heat level.

kay kresge

St Johns, MI

Thanks Jeff

We had a great time. Your home was close to the Lake and very nicely set up for a larger family.Being right on the Lake one could assume there would not be a need for air-conditioning, BUT, this July was noted as unusually hot, and an air conditioning unit was necessary. With windows open, the public park within close proximity was too noisy at night, but there were plenty of fans to drowned out the noise. Overall it was a very nice stay and very affordable.

John Spidel

Ann Arbor, MI

As advertised

House is not fancy but good bang for the buck for our party (10 people, including 2 grandmothers, 1 baby, 4 & 9-year-olds). Nice location-< 1 mile from Lake MI & 10 minutes to downtown Whitehall. Only two negatives worth mentioning: 1): "master" queen mattress is VERY firm, and 2) FYI light sleepers: house is right on what for the area would have to be considered a main road. Good news is there was little traffic after dark, however cars which do come by are very noticeable, particularly in the front (2 twins) bedroom. Nice, responsive owners.

Jeff Kinney

Owner's reply:

Thank-you Mr. Spiedel correction on "One Mile from Lake Mi." 7204 House is approx. 300 yards (a short par 4) via path directly over the Dune to Nationally Awarded LAKE MICHIGAN Beach. Also,( main) Lau Rd. is about Qtr. mile long 10MPH Road which dead-ends at the LAKE!
Note: Correction will be made on all Aerial Maps showing the (small) Medberry Park on the White Lake Channel on the wrong side of Lifeguard Rd. There is a 4 Acre unused DNR Buffer Zone posted NO TRESPASSING South of the 2 McMansions and our 7204 Lifeguard Rd.home.

Jennifer Meister

Lapeer Mi

not bad

We had a great time at this house there were 10 of us and we all had our own space. The house was very clean and had almost every thing except a TV in the livingroom.

Jeff Kinney

Owner's reply:

if only someone would have told us we could have corrected it immediately. Appreciate that they
acknowledged the cleanliness and privacy.

carolyn cofer

overland park, ks

great location

Great location very close to beach. House very nice on inside and plenty of room for 4 adults 5 children. Would have been nice to have beach towels/toys/chairs available for use.

Owner Supplied Testimonials

Dear Jeff,
My whole family thanks you for providing a clean and inviting home to share on our first ever Michigan family vacation. The house was exactly as promised and just a short dune walk to the lake. We spent many nights on the deck and viewed the sunset along with the wonderful lake breezes. The grandchildren collected acorns and pine cones by the dozens as remembrances and all of us loved the location. Many thanks and we hope to come back soon!
Marynell M.

Plenty- On request

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