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Kurt Kras

Member since: 2015
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Take a Break at Stony Lake, Newly built cabin near Stony Lake and Lake Michigan

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Photos and Description of this Shelby holiday cabin

Beautiful 2 bedroom 1 bath cabin with privacy and wonderful location

Newly Built 2 bedroom 1 bath cabin near Stony Lake and Lake Michigan features new appliances, stone fire place, slate floors, cedar ceiling, granite countertops in a tranquil setting. Backyard is spacious for fun activities and features volley ball net, fire pit, BBQ grill, lawn furniture. Short walk to store,restaurants, park and both Stony lake and Lake Michigan. Short drive to area attractions

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kurt Kras (Owner)
Member since: 2015
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Speaks english

About Kurt Kras

We Fell in love with Stony Lake the first time we set eyes on the area. A cousin sold us her cabin on this beautiful property and it fell into disrepair after years of entertainment and enjoyment. Realizing we had decision to make of rehabbing or complete new structure, we choose the latter as we quickly understood that this area is the gem of the midwest. After starting a family, we could not come up to the area as often as we could living 4 hours away. Renting and donating to family and friends throughout the years we decided to rent to qualified families to enjoy this slice of heaven. Our memories will last a lifetime with all of the activities and enjoyment this area offers.

Kurt Kras purchased this cabin in 1996

Why Kurt Kras chose Western Michigan

Location, Location, Location

What makes this cabin unique

A 3 minute walk to the stony store for ice cream or cottage cafe for pizza. Also a short walk to the Lazy River where we enjoy an incredible 40 minute floating journey on a raft from Stony Lake to Lake Michigan beach. The free flowing nature ride is easy, relaxing and enjoyable for all ages from 3 years to 93 years old. Having the easy access to a playground close by and a park is convenient but we always loved the walk to the beautiful beaches of Lake Michigan.


based on 8 traveller reviews

Take a Break at Stony Lake, Newly built cabin near Stony Lake and Lake Michigan
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Wonderful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was exactly as represented on VRBO and the owner, Kurt, is beyond kind in making sure that everything is perfect and as expected. The kitchen is wonderfully stocked with pots, pans, utensils, etc. and the place is very clean. Plus, Morat's Bakery and Pub in New Era is a great place for bakery items and later in the day, food and libations! The convenience of being a few minutes walk from Lake Michigan and Stony Lake makes it an ideal location as well as a short trip to the Silver Lake Sand Dunes and the incredible beaches at Ludington State Park.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A real "getaway"...

  • 5 of 5

First off, excellent host. Kurt is genuinely interested in ensuring his guests enjoy their vacation. My wife, kids and dog enjoyed two weeks at the cabin. We had a wonderful time. Cabin is centrally located within walking distance of Lake Michigan, Stony Lake, restaurant and ice cream shop and a short drive to activities such as dune rides, petting farm, mini golf and go carts. Definitely would recommend to a friend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We take pride in introducing the area to new visitors and always want to ensure a memorable get away for everyone that visits. We appreciate respectful renters such as your family and will do our best to accommodate your best interests. Sincerely, Kurt Kras
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The cottage was clean and quiet. Cute decor and comfortable accommodations but no dressers.

  • 4 of 5

I had a nice week here with my daughter and son in law for a couple of days and my dog all week. Close enough to the big lake and lots of places to walk. Since I'm from Shelby had many things to do with friends and family while being independent.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review and happy to hear you had a nice time. Because of our conversation and your review, we are investing in two set of dresser drawers, both upstairs and downstairs for our future guests. We truly appreciate hearing what our guests think as it is a great way to add improvements immediately. We would love to have you again on your next visit and we'll be sure to have additional space for your belongings. Thank you for staying. Best Regards, Kurt Kras
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Beautiful home in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our daughter stayed here for 4 nights over Memorial Day weekend and this property was wonderful. It is thoughtfully furnished and has a fabulous kitchen! We hosted a few friends for lunch and there was ample counter space and seating.

While we were there, something went haywire with the water (something which couldn't be avoided) and the owner, Kurt, was extremely quick to get the issue resolved. Kurt was really helpful and was great before our stay about making sure I had his contact info, which was great since we did need to call him.

Everything was very clean, the kitchen was stocked with utensils and pots/pans for cooking and there were plenty of extra towels. I loved having a washer and dryer, too. The water in the shower takes a long time to heat up and I never quite got it as hot as I like it. Overall, our stay was wonderful!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Adrian, Thank you for the review, we try hard to ensure your satisfaction. I am very happy to have resolved the water issue as we have never had a problem like that and happy to have a local contractor there to help immediately. We were also able to resolve the temperature issue as the hot water heater needed to be adjusted, sorry it had happened after your stay. Please visit us next time in the area because you were extremely nice and I appreciate your patience. Thanks again and wishing you and Simon the very best. Best Regards, Kurt
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Great cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

The place was great. Everything as described. Lots of cool things to check out nearby and a short walk to the beach. Our last day there the water heater had an issue so we had to take cold showers- which was no big deal but the owner felt so bad and was super nice about it. He even sent us a giftcard to make up for it. And he had it fixed right away. All together great stay, nicest owner and would definitely go again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I truly appreciate your patience on this matter, in fact, you were correct, we had water short out the temperature gauge and had it replaced the next day. Thanks again for the other recommendations as we will look to get those in place as well for next summer. You are welcome any time and glad to hear you enjoyed your stay.
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Stony lake

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Stony lake was within walking distance and Michigan lake was too. We floated down a lazy river from Stony lake to Michigan. Owner had life jackets and tubes. It was great for little kids. Our older kids had fun on the dune rides.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the kind words and we appreciate the opportunity to host guests like you. As always, we are happy that you have enjoyed the area and it's beauty.
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Grand Rapids
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Stony Lake Inn
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Benona Shores
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
HWY 31
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Stony Lake Inn
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Stony Lake

Located in scenic western Michigan near the beautiful beaches of Lake Michigan. 10 minute drive to Silver Lake Dunes and Double JJ resort. This recently built Cabin is secluded and located just a short walk to Stony Lake and Lake Michigan, the Stony Lake Inn and Store. A short distance to 5 golf courses, Lewis farm petting zoo, horse back ridding, wine vineyard, dairy farms, biking , fishing, kayaking, swimming, dune rentals, light house tours, antiquing, putt putt golf, boat rentals, and many more activities for all ages.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Shelby, Michigan

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
13 Sep 2016 - 21 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$39

$250 non-refundable to hold the reservation. Balance due 30 days prior to occupancy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Shelby, Michigan

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , New toilet
  • 4 Piece bathroom. Single sink, toilet and bathtub/shower combo. It's right off the backyard entrance and has a sliding pocket door for privacy.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , On 2nd level is an open loft bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , Bedroom 2 is on the first floor
  • Upstairs loft/Bedroom 1 has a queen size bed and room for an inflatable mattress or crib/pack-n-play. It's also carpeted. Bedroom Two has room for a single inflatable mattress or crib/pack-n-play. It also has it's own entrance.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Also will provide toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, basic cleaning supplies, extra blankets, pillows, sheets, air mattresses ( 2 ) and towels. We have some flashlights, maps and a folder of maps, menus and local attractions.