USA Michigan Lake Michigan Lakeside Listing #48516

The Gatehouse on Orchard Beach - Lakeside, MI

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5 reviews
Max. occupancy: 8 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 4 Twin Bed 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms No pets 
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Fully Renovated Lakefront Home w/ Private Association Beach, Firepit & WiFi!

With a gorgeous, top-to-bottom renovation that was completed in 2020, this lakefront cottage in the heart of historic Lakeside is truly one of a kind. This modern, three-bedroom home is situated on a mid-size bluff above Orchard Beach, a wide, 80-foot stretch of sand that's shared by association members only at the north end of a long, walkable beach on a natural cove of Lake Michigan.

This contemporary home is full of style and natural light, offering new appliances and fixtures throughout, an open and airy great room, and a fully equipped kitchen with an extra-large island and stainless steel appliances - all of which contribute to the authentic, beach-house ambience. Come home from the lakeshore each afternoon to rinse off the sand in the refreshing outdoor shower, get the gas grill going on the raised deck, or simply play with your kids in the spacious yard. Leave your swimsuits to spin in the private washer/dryer, and spend the evening hours telling stories in the warmth of the firepit outside.

At night, you'll have three bedrooms and two fully remodeled bathrooms at your disposal. There's one king bedroom, one queen bedroom, and a third bedroom with two sets of twin bunks.

Things to know:
High-speed WiFi
Full kitchen
Outdoor shower
Parking for two cars out front
Four beach chairs provided
Board games and a yard bag game provided

This property is managed by Vacasa Michigan, LLC.

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.



Children's games



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

Kitchen & dining








Beach access





Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions

Golf nearby

On-site activities

Board games


Gas grill : Private



Beach chairs



Enclosed yard

5 reviews

Vynette B. Aug 2022
We loved our stay at the Gatehouse. The house was open and comfortable and had a great deck and yard. The beach and lake were the best part of our stay. What a gorgeous place!!
Daniel G. Jul 2022
Overall, the house is new, clean, and very cozy. It’s a small property, only 1 suite, there’s no real room for food storage (no pantry), so it’s tricky to have a larger group you need to feed. The only downsides, besides the size, are:

1) that the beach access for all the public is right next to your front door, so you hear people all day going up and down to and from the beach.
2) there are no window treatments to be used in the bedrooms. You will wake up with the sun.
3) the beach itself is a couple hundred yards from the back porch, and you will have to go down 50-60 steps in a wooden staircase. If you have elderly folks joining you, this could be a deal breaker.

All in all, it’s a nice property for 1-2 couples at most.
Haley D. Aug 2021
Loved this nice, clean, well appointed house for our week stay at the beach. Easy access to beach, great kitchen, loved the outdoor shower and large backyard.
Manager response:
Hi, Haley! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We look forward to hosting your next vacation.
Ann L. Aug 2020
The Gatehouse was a perfect place to spend a few weeks this summer! The house is nicely decorated, very clean, and beds were comfortable. We enjoyed spending our days on the beautiful beach and watching the sunsets every night. Kids loved the bunk room and the deck was the perfect place to grill out at the end of each day. Thank you so much for the wonderful stay! We hope to return soon!