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Beach house SAMARA SANDS

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 11 Sleeps

There is a 7 night minimum stay during July and August and a 4 night minimum for the rest of the season.

It is a wonderfully open, bright beach house on a sand dune, beautifully decorated with a sailboat and beach theme and very comfortable for family gatherings, weddings, graduations, & birthdays.

The panoramic view of Lake Michigan, brilliant sunsets and the quiet woods from the wrap around deck are spectacular. The setting is peaceful from the 135' private sugar sand beach up to the quiet valley of the woods. A bonfire on the beach is perfect for star gazing.

The house with its many windows for natural light, has an open design with a modern fully equipped kitchen and large dining area. There are 4 bedrooms with a king in the master bedroom, queen in a guest room, 2 twins in a guest room, a queen sofa bed in the downstairs bedroom, a queen sofa bed in the open room and a single in the game room. Laundry room with washer/dryer on the first floor. Three bathrooms with a Jacuzzi in the Master bathroom.

The large deck has many sets of tables, a swing, picnic table , gas grill and lounge chairs to enjoy outdoor eating, visiting and relaxing while watching the sailboats, jet skiers, kayaks, fishing boats, and glorious sunsets. It is only 2 miles of beach walking south to the charming, quaint, historic village of Pentwater with its many unique shops, restaurants, and concerts in the Village Green.


More Details

Property Manager
Marilyn Vitale
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Marilyn Vitale

My husband and I bought the property, designed and built the beach house. We wanted an open plan with many windows to enjoy the view of Lake Michigan and the view of the quiet woods behind the house. It faces west providing glorious sunsets and south capturing the daily sun on the deck. Families and friends can socialize in the open room and on the wrap around deck while enjoying privacy in their bedrooms and on their balconies. The house sits on top of a sand dune, hence Samara is Sam + Marilyn on a sand dune!

Marilyn Vitale purchased this house in 1994

Why Marilyn Vitale chose Pentwater

The attraction to this property is the location on Lake Michigan with a sugar sand beach and stunning sunsets. Pentwater Village is our favorite charming village that focuses on restaurants, specialty shops, art, antiques, boating, fishing, great golf courses, entertainment, hiking and many family activities. It is only a 10 minute drive to Pentwater.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Pentwater in Summit

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Internet
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Barbecue
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
* Private sugar sand beach with firepit * Open great room * 4 bedrooms-sleeps 11 * Fully furnished kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, island * Cable TV, VCR, DVD * High speed wireless Wi Fi * Linens provided * Washer/Dryer * Gas Grill * Large wrap around deck with many sets of tables and chairs * Beach chairs available * Free local and national phone calls


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(8 traveller reviews)

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Beach house SAMARA SANDS
average rating of 4.375 based on 8 reviews

Great Summertime Get Away

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the large open family area with plenty of space for many cooks in the kitchen and eating areas. Great set up for large family gathering of 11 or less. The beach area was wonderful and room set up for fire pit, which was good evening fun. The house was a bit dated but overall was very comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pure Michigan!

  • 5 of 5

Our family from California to Colorado to Georgia to South Carolina gathered for two weeks at our favorite seashore, Lake Michigan. Thanks to Samara Sands and our gracious hosts, Marilyn and Sam, our reunion vacation exceeded all expectations! Spectacular views. Private beach. Very comfortable beds. Abundantly equipped. Huge open living room and incredible decks outside. So easy to have a great time which we did. The location is convenient to Pentwater and Ludington. It's also not a long drive to Sleeping Bear, Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course and the "Cherry Hut". We rented a pontoon boat ( reasonable cost) on Bass Lake and the kids (even the older ones) reeled in fiesty panfish all day long. I even braved the cool waters of Lake Michigan on the warmest day. Can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect home for a family reunion on Lake Michigan

  • 5 of 5

Weather was perfect for our family reunion and the beach house had enough room for everyone. Beautiful view of Lake Michigan.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great Beach House

  • 4 of 5

This house was perfect for our family! It was spacious and open with a huge deck overlooking the lake. Also, the house was private and great for kids. It was only short walk down some stairs to the private beach and was easy enough for kids or grandparents to walk up and down with no problem. The owners met us to show us around and were both so kind and laid back which made the experience even better. I hope we get to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your evaluation of our Samara Sands beach house is very much appreciated and glad you enjoyed being there for the week. We were happy to show you the house and its features. and look forward to seeing you again next summer. Sam and Marilyn
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Great place for a family vacation

  • 4 of 5

Great place for all ages! Beautiful house on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. Large open kitchen and living room. Decks off the second floor bedrooms. Large beautiful deck off the main floor for eating and relaxing outside with a view of the Lake. Private beach. Close to activities(boating, fishing, mini-golf, Charles Mears State Park and restaurants) in Pentwater and Ludington. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. Greatly appreciated. Welcome back for another vacation. MV
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Great vacation location

  • 5 of 5

Spacious house with open living room/dinning/kitchen.

Beautiful view of sunset on Lake Michigan.

Close to Pentwater and Ludington.

Love the large front deck and 2nd floor balcony.

I'm planning on going again.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay, the surrounding area and Lake Michigan. Will welcome your return to Samara Sands beach house.
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Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Colonial golf course
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
In Village of Pentwater
Nearest Beach
Our private 150 ft of beach
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Eat at wonderful restaurants.

* Shop in speciality shops.

* Live entertainment in Pentwater.

* Golf on excellent courses.

* Fun/ relaxing beach time.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Hike the trails.

* Kite flying on the beach.

* Band concert at Village Green.

* Sun and swim in Lake Michigan.

* Fishing.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Walk the beach and relaxing.

* Build sand castles on the beach.

* Making smores over bonfire.

* Bike riding together.

* Sailing, kayaking, swimming.

Attractions and Activities:

Biking, hiking on trails, fishing, canoeing, sailing, kayaking, scuba diving to sunken ships, golfing at many courses, mini-golf, arcade, go-carts, tennis courts, basketball courts, shopping in specialty shops, ice cream, fudge shop, wineries, excellent restaurants, night club at Village Pub with comedy night Tues and dancing at night with live music, band concerts Thurs. nights at Village Green, art galleries, dune rides at Silver Lake, horseback riding, farmers market, and sightseeing along Lakeshore Dr.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Pentwater, Michigan

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Sep 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
9 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £113.37
Refundable Damage Deposit £377.9

Weekly rates $3,000 during May and October
Weekly rates $3,200 during June and September
Weekly rates $3,500during July and August (high season)
Weekends available before June and after Labor Day
Minimum 2 nights rental before Memorial Day and after Labor Day
Cleaning fee of $100 is added to the rental rate

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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