A rustic getaway on the shores of Lake Michigan
Thank you for visiting our website. Phoenix in the Dunes is not taking rental reservations currently. However, it is being offered for sale! For more details, read on.
The Gardner-Mancini family has mixed feelings to announce that we are selling our long-time getaway in Castle Park, Michigan, on the shores of Lake Michigan, just a 2.5 hour drive from Chicago. Our other obligations don't allow us to get away nearly often enough, and we would love to find a buyer who will be able to settle in regularly with family and friends and fill the house with happy times.
The Phoenix was built with great love and attention to every detail. It is comfortably far from neighbors, but comfortably near civilization. We have used it as both a vacation retreat and a place to work remotely.
Our asking price is $1.1 million. We are also open to separate negotiations on some or most of the contents, if you want to move right in. We can close any time with a couple of weeks notice.
Our agent is Andrea Crossman. Please visit this link and contact her for more information or to arrange a showing.
Though we are not formally accepting rental bookings as we normally would at this time of year, some potential buyers have inquired about renting the Phoenix for a few days for a "test drive." We're happy to arrange such stays, schedule permitting, with our usual rates, deposit, and rental agreement. Our spring rate is $425 per night. Drop us a note through our contact form if you're interested in pursuing such a stay.
If you prefer shopping on general real estate listing sites, the Phoenix is listed on all of them, including Redfin, Zillow, Trulia, and Realtor.com.
Our location, 700 feet from a large private beach shared by just nine houses, is remote enough to give that “get away from it all” feeling, yet just a short walk or ride from the quaint charm and unparalleled amenities of the historic resort community of Castle Park, including eight green-clay tennis courts, salt-water swimming pool, community library, Saturday night dances, Thursday bingo, and other pleasures of a bygone era. Oak timbers and cedar and plaster walls provide rustic ambience. Built in 2005-6, the house has many pleasing modern conveniences, including Holland city water, natural gas, and solid Internet for working remotely. The house is also a member of the South Dune Corp., a separate association within Castle Park that offers enhanced amenities, including the aforementioned deeded beach access, a marked swim area in the summer, and use of the paddle tennis court at the base of the SDC gated beach road.