Birchwood Escape Pentwater

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The Birchwood Escape(Pentwater Mi)- Sleeps 6-8, pet friendly, close to Silver Lake Sand Dunes and Lake Michigan 

Pets Welcome







The Birchwood Escape




*Lake Michigan & Lake Pentwater only 5 minutes away!
*Huron National Forest only 5 minutes away!
*Silver Lake Sand Dunes-less than 15 minutes away! 
*Dog Friendly

Welcome to ‘The Birchwood Escape’, your idyllic getaway located between Silver Lake and Pentwater. This exceptional home sits on 1.5 acres of wooden privacy, amidst beautiful birchwood trees and trails. It boasts the best of two worlds-the seclusion of being tucked away in the woods and being near to Lake Michigan shoreline and Silver Lake Sand Dunes.
Nestled amidst lush greenery, The Birchwood Escape promises a truly immersive nature experience.





Air Conditioning: Yes, central air

ATV's: Not on property

Master Bathroom- Toilet, sink, shower
Second Bathroom- Toilet, sink, shower/Tub

Beach/Swimming: Lake Michigan is just 3 miles from property

Bedroom Configurations:
Master Bedroom- King size bed with attached bathroom
Second Bedroom- Queen size bed
Third bedroom- Queen size bed
Optional sleeping(living room)- Full size sleeper sofa

Boats: None provided but you are welcome to bring kayaks or canoes and launch at the local lake

Boat Launch: Public boat launch on Pentwater Lake 5.4 miles(12 minutes) 

Cable: Not traditional cable but TV capable of streaming
Cell Phone Service: Most major providers work well


Coffee Maker: Keurig, some k-cups provided


Pentwater Pathways Trail (1.2 miles)
Lake Michigan (2.1 miles)
Pentwater Lake (2.3 miles)
Chester Street Park (2.3 miles)
Longbridge Road Bridge Boardwalk (2.6 miles)
Mears State Park (6.1 miles)
Channel Lane Park (6.2 miles)
Silver Lake Sand Dunes (7.4 miles)
Hart-Montague Bicycle Trail Park (8.2 miles)
Summit Park (12 miles)

Pentwater Village Green (5.7 miles)
Up North Farm Market (5.5 miles)
Mac Wood's Dune Rides (10 miles)
Little Sable Point Lighthouse (12 miles)
Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo (20 miles)

Pleasant Valley Farm and Vineyard (9.9 miles)
Jomagrha Winery (10 miles)
Fox Barn (12 miles)
North Branch Winery (16 miles),
Oceana Winery & Vineyard (21 miles), Rooster Ridge Vineyards (22 miles)
Drinking water: f
iltered well water(drinkable)


Drugs/Smoking/Fireworks: Freshwater does not permit illegal drugs of any kind on the property. Due to the location of the properties, smoking is strongly discouraged around the home and strictly prohibited in the home. Fireworks are prohibited at a Freshwater location for the safety of all persons in and around the property, even if it is legal in that city.

Fireplace: Wood burning stove

Fire-pit: Yes

Fishing: Pentwater Lake has Large and Smallmouth Bass, Rock Bass, Yellow Perch, and Northern Pike

Fishing License:  A license is required in order to fish in Michigan.

Golf and Ski:
Pentwater Pathways Cross-Country Ski and Hiking Trail (1.2 miles)
Colonial Golf Course (7.5 miles)
Oceana Golf Club (12 miles)
Benona Shores Golf Course (16 miles), Caberfae Peaks (75 miles)
Crystal Mountain (76 miles)

Grill: Propane grill provided

Grocery Store:
Hansen Foods- 11.4 miles(18 mins)

Heat: Forced air furnace(propane)


Internet: Yes, fast enough to work from location

Linens: Yes, we provide your sheets and linens. Just like a hotel, the beds will be made for you upon arrival. We have just the basic sheets, pillows, pillowcases, and bath towels.


Parking: Enough room for 4 cars 

Pets:  Freshwater Vacation Rentals currently charges $75/per pet for your entire stay. Yes, we do accept dogs, yet we do ask that you please clean up after them both inside and outside the cabin. Plus, if you allow them on the furniture, we do ask that you please bring your own linens/blankets for them to sleep on.  Just let us know which bed you will be using with them, and we’ll make sure it is ready for your sheets when you arrive. Plus, if the pet hair starts to build, we do ask that you please run the vacuum. Generally, dogs love the water and places to explore. Pet food does tend to attract mice, so vigilance is needed.

Privacy: Neighbors within view 

Snowmobiles: a person (resident and nonresident) that operates a snowmobile in Michigan is required to purchase a snowmobile trail permit. The trail permit enables snowmobilers to ride state-designated trails and thousands more miles of public roads and on public lands (where authorized). It is valid for one year, which begins Oct. 1 and ends Sept. 30 of the following year. State-designated trails are open Dec. 1-March 31 and grooming occurs when there is enough snow on the ground.

Space: Single level home with wooded outdoor space

Seniors: Welcome, 5 steps into home

Televisions: 50 " Smart TV in Living Area

Towels: All bath and kitchen towels will be provided during your stay. Please bring beach towels with you!

Washer and Dryer: Yes, washer/dryer on site 

Wood: Not provided






Property/indoor Amenities
  • Basic Paper Products (Paper Towel & TP)
  • Board Games
  • Books
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Ceiling fans
  • Central air conditioning
  • Garage
  • Heat - Forced Air Furnace
  • Internet/ WiFi
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Linens & Towels included
  • Pets allowed
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Smart TV
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Washer & dryer
  • Wood burning stove
Kitchen Amenities
  • Blender
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice maker
  • Keurig--some K-cups provided
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Soaps (Hand & Dish Soap)
  • Standard Kitchenware & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Outdoor Amenities
  • Deck/Patio
  • Fire Pit
  • Grill-Propane
  • Hammock
  • Lawn Games
  • Patio Chairs
Special Features
  • High Chair
  • Pack and Play

Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly
Winter 2023 09/01/2023 - 12/31/2023 2 $299.00
Winter 2024 01/01/2024 - 05/23/2024 2 $299.00
Summer 2024 05/24/2024 - 09/07/2024 3 $299.00
Fall 2024 09/08/2024 - 12/31/2024 2 $299.00


Very pleasant stay. Garage is a plus for games. Great even if it rains. Close to many beaches, located in a peaceful environment. 1 internet problem for my husband working on his computer, did not use the TV or stream.
Nov 2023
One of the best houses we have rented in the last 5 years. Very clean, everything looks like on the photo. And everything is very organized, down to the last detail. We really liked the garage with games, we spent a lot of time there. Cool location, 15 minutes to the dunes and a cool beach. Linda is very friendly and nice to communicate with, gave precise instructions and answered all questions quickly. I think that we will definitely come back. Had a very cool weekend there.
Nov 2023
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Birchwood Escape. The house was perfect for 5 adults and our dog. There was so much to do just at the house, from ping pong, to darts, to bags, to relaxing in the hammocks, to enjoying time around the campfire. Everything was beautifully arranged and organized. They really thought through how to make guests feel welcome and cared for. Linda and Justin were also very responsive all the way through, from initial inquiry, to preparations, to our time while at their place. The house is nestled among the grove of trees, so it feels very private. It was about 10 minutes into downtown Pentwater and 20 minutes to Silver Lake. We went to beaches in both locations. There are peaceful wooded hiking trails at Pentwater Pathways very close by. We saw various wildlife around the area including deer and wild turkeys. If you are looking for a peaceful getaway within a few miles of Lake Michigan, we highly recommend The Birchwood Escape.
Nov 2023
This place is wonderful and had everything we needed for a quiet family trip with the grandparents along. This home is very quiet & secluded, yet not too far from nearby towns. The home was tidy, clean, and well decorated. The beds were comfy and large enough to accommodate our family. Kitchen items seemed new and everything was very clean. We all enjoyed the garage "game room" and the fire pit. There were also indoor games and cards to play. The thing that stood out to me was all the extra touches. The hosts have labeled where items go to make it easier to find/ put things away. They also have made available items that you may have forgotten to pack and could need in a pinch. Extra linens were easy to locate if needed.
Nov 2023
This was a beautiful cabin getaway experience. The house had every amenity one could think of and more. Everything was clean, organized and labeled. The host was responsive to both emails and texts. The game room in the garage was a plus and we enjoyed a nice fire one of the nights. The only complaint if any was that both phone and internet were "spotty" but we found this to be true for pretty much the whole region. Not a big deal for vacation but one in our group had to work remotely one of the days which proved difficult for him. We would definitely stay at this property again.
Nov 2023
This property was absolutely perfect! It was situated between Downtown Pentwater and Silver Lake Sand Dunes. The house was immaculate inside and the surrounding property was very private. We would go to bed and wake up to many deer feeding within sight of the very comfortable three season porch. The Wi-Fi worked great and there was nothing that the house didn't have that you would need during your stay. There was so much to do at the property between the ping pong table, darts, ladder ball, extra large connect four and the corn hole. The fire pit is also well stocked with plenty of firewood. We felt very safe and comfortable at the property. The house was nicely updated and everything was extremely clean. We most definitely would stay here again.
Nov 2023
Great host and awesome place to stay 10 out of 10
Nov 2023
Our favorite part was being around the fire and being in the game room. There's a dart room we didn't know was there when booking. Everything was amazing.
Nov 2023
Thanks so much
Nov 2023
Amazing place to stay with beaches close by.
Nov 2023
A very quiet escape in the woods.
Nov 2023
We had a fantastic time at Linda's place! The house was beautifully decorated with every need considered for the guest. We especially loved the wooded and quiet setting which allowed us to relax after a family wedding. We highly recommend that you stay here!
Nov 2023
Amazing time with friends. Great space to foster memories and close to so much to do. Host was great.
Nov 2023
Awesome place that is close to the dunes! There are a ton of fun family games to play, it's a clean house, and it was stocked with everything we needed!
Nov 2023
Beautiful birch trees on property & lots of sunlight through the living room windows. Unfortunately the dog fee was more expensive than other properties in the area.
Nov 2023

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