'windy Ridge'

£281  average per night

 10 votes

Secluded Dunes Home W/private Lake Mich Beach + 150 Acres Of Forest + Dogs Ok

  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bathroom
  • Children welcome


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General information

  • Internet access
  • Wifi
  • Air conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Parking
  • Children welcome
  • Balcony
  • Beach towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Dining area
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Games
  • Golf course nearby
  • Hair dryer
  • Heated
  • Linens provided
  • Living room
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Pets considered
  • Porch / Veranda
  • No smoking
  • Stereo
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Towels provided

Kitchen and household

  • Blender
  • Dishes and utensils provided
  • Coffee grinder
  • Coffee maker
  • Clothes dryer
  • Full kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine



  • 15.8KM
  • > 5KM
  • 12.7KM
  • 8.8KM
  • 18.3KM


'Windy Ridge' is a unique year-round rustic country place, tucked away deep in the dunes where even Google hasn't found it, located in a forest big enough to get lost in, amid hundreds of acres of Lake Michigan duneland. You can't see another house in any direction, even from the roof deck. Down a private footpath about 175 yards through the woods (about a 2 minute walk) is a beautiful and empty sandy beach, on which you can walk for miles. Lake level is high but we still have a big beach, where we spend most of our time (or you can often find us on the screen porch with panoramic forest views with a glimpse of the lake through the trees).

It's a great place to get far far away, but it's only 2 hours drive from Chicago and 2 1/2 hours from Detroit, midway between South Haven and St. Joseph. The house has all modern amenities except central air-conditioning, and with the lake breeze you really don't need it (there are a couple of window units in bedrooms if you hit a heat wave). Everybody who spends time here falls in love with Windy Ridge as we did 35 years ago.

While we owners use it most of the time, a few weeks are usually available in the summer, and many weeks the rest of the year. We generally rent by the week, but sometimes a minimum three-night weekend or weekday period is available. Summer 2021 is spoken for at this point as you can see on the calendar. Fall is spectacular at Windy Ridge but due to the likelihood of getting snowed in (or out) we're no longer renting from December through March.

We cannot accept summer reservations for 2022 until our family calendars are set, so the calendar is blocked. Let us know if you want to be notified of available weeks or inquire in late April. Thanks for looking at our listing and please feel free to ask questions.


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