LAKESHORE COACH HOUSE, CHEF SERVICES, PRIVATE BEACH ACCESS

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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LAKESHORE COACH HOUSE, CHEF SERVICES, PRIVATE BEACH ACCESS

South Haven Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Carriage House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths (Sleeps 4)

Lakeshore coach house perfect for vacation getaway. Private beach with access from either the beach road or the staircase. Enter the main floor living room with garden and wooded views, very nicely furnished with a sleeper sofa for 2, enjoy movies or relaxing. The second floor offers 1 BR with a queen size bed and beautiful linens and a down comforter. There is an additional living room on the second floor with a sleeper sofa for 2 and plush deep chair. Dining for 4 and a European fully equipped kitchen share the space. Satellite TV can also be enjoyed from the second floor in both the bedroom and the living room . The main bath is very large with a 5'X4' walk in shower and washer and dryer. Back on the main floor enjoy morning coffee or evening cocktails from the garden room with floor to ceiling windows that offer a 'screened in porch feel' when opened.Slate floors and garden views finish the space.There also is a powder room attached.

Spend days on the beach swimming or going for long beach walks. The sunsets are amazing from the beach or the private association deck 150' above Lake Michigan. The yard offers beautiful gardens, outdoor dining. A gas grill is easily accessible.

The owner/chef will also make available at an additional charge culinary delights - breakfast in the garden room or a lunch basket to go for your day at the beach. Dinners for up to 4 are available as well. Please inquire.

Have you ever wanted to take a cooking class? Now you can combine both your vacation and class together, The main house next door provides the kitchen and the Chef. All classes are approximately 3 hours and are done demonstration style. You will enjoy full meals and get all recipes. Classes are fun and lively. Please inquire about cost.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Jim

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 20 traveler reviews

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Lakeshore Coach House, Chef Services, Private Beach Access
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews
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Lakeshore Coach House, Chef Services, Private Beach Access
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p242510
+1 561 302-1033
South Haven Southwest Michigan
5

A PERFECT GET-A-AWAY!

  • 5 of 5
I booked a weekend stay for my sis, the bride to be and the bridesmaids. It was enough room for five of us. Beautiful house and yard! The owner was a great host and chef! The garden room is my favorite! Also was nice to be so close to a private beach. Would love to go back for a romantic vacation with husband and would definately take a cooking class! I highly recommend this place!
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words, the cooking classes are fun.
business
Lakeshore Coach House, Chef Services, Private Beach Access
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p242510
+1 561 302-1033
South Haven Southwest Michigan
5

SPECIAL PLACE

  • 5 of 5
My three day get-away was just wonderful,the cottage was very clean and the location was perfect! Very close to everything. I enjoyed the quiet privacy the carriage house offered, that was very important to me. I will be returning again and again. Thank you Jeff for your special cottage.
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, I'm glad you enjoyed the carriage house and look forward to your return
business
Lakeshore Coach House, Chef Services, Private Beach Access
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p242510
+1 561 302-1033
South Haven Southwest Michigan
3

JUST AVERAGE

  • 3 of 5
I’ll start with the pros: beautiful house, newer, nicely decorated, very clean and well-maintained. I was surprised by the attention to detail and how equipped the kitchen and bathroom was (knives, plates, pots, salt+pepper shaker, hair dryer, etc., etc.). Great location, short walk to the beach. Cons: The owner lives right next door, to me it's not very private. The sleeper sofa upstairs is very uncomfortable (my husband preferred to sleep on cushions on the floor). The grill has to be replaced as well (the burners are rusted and falling apart and are covered with aluminum foil so you don’t see how damaged they are). Maximum occupancy we were allowed was 4 people (including children) which is confusing because other reviews mention 5 people who stayed there.
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
Owner's Response: The description of the property starts out by saying "Carriage House". The definition is - out building next to residence. I've not had any guests complain about the sofa bed however I can make note of that as well as the grill. Prior to you making your reservation you had asked about having more than 4 people. I explained that 4 was the maximum set up by the city. It did not seem to bother you at that time and you could have easily looked for another cottage to rent. This rule did not apply in prior years so that is why there had been 5 people and in one case 6 people who have stayed at the carriage house and there positive reviews are still showing.
business
Lakeshore Coach House, Chef Services, Private Beach Access
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p242510
+1 561 302-1033
South Haven Southwest Michigan
5

COZY, PRIVATE, ROMANTIC GETAWAY.

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the coach house to celebrate our honeymoon. We chose this location based off the photographs and prior reviews, and it did not disappoint! Jim has taken a lot of care to provide everything a guest would need. We especially appreciated the kitchen, which allowed us to make breakfast, snacks and lunch and helped us save money by not needing to eat out every meal.
The coach house was clean and comfortable and the grounds were meticulously maintained. The house and yard is surrounded by beautiful trees, which make you feel well away from it all.
When we arrived, Jim greeted us, and took us on a tour of the house. He couldn't have been more pleasant. He made sure to let us know he was available if we had any questions, but otherwise let us have our privacy which was greatly appreciated. Jim is also a chef, and he was kind enough to bring us over a generous slice of delicious chocolate cake.
The house is located between South Haven and Saugatuck/Douglas, and traveling to either was no more than 15 minutes from the front door. Very convenient. The house also comes with access to a private beach. The beach is only available to the neighborhood and is very well-maintained. We went nearly everyday and never saw more than a dozen other people. It was very relaxing listening to the sound of the waves, and not having to jostle with hundreds of other vacationers. The beach was a short walk away, which could be reached by a winding road, or a more direct route down some very steep stairs. I don't do well with heights, so we either walked, or took our vehicle.
We would recommend this house to everyone. We spent 7 days, and loved every minute of it. In fact, I can't wait until we can return.
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Lakeshore Coach House, Chef Services, Private Beach Access
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p242510
+1 561 302-1033
South Haven Southwest Michigan
Chicago
5

PERFECT GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
We wanted to go somewhere that was a short drive from Chicago that would make us feel like we were away from it all, and we found everything we were looking for with this property. From the moment we saw the cute-and-cozy carriage house nestled in the trees with gorgeous landscaping we knew we were in for something special. And it was. Jim knows how to add decor details that make this spot country and modern at the same time. The house was furnished with everything we needed and the private beach was heaven. We spent the first night sitting in the garden room sipping wine and listening to the sounds of the forest. We also enjoyed breakfast outdoors in the gazebo watching wildlife and planning day trips to South Haven and Saugatuck, both just a short drive away. I highly recommend this property. We will be back!
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Lakeshore Coach House, Chef Services, Private Beach Access
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p242510
+1 561 302-1033
South Haven Southwest Michigan
Chicago, IL, USA
5

WONDERFUL, RELAXING WEEKEND

  • 5 of 5
The coach house is a cozy, welcoming place with tasteful decor. The landscaping around the cottage is beautiful and practically demands that you spend lots of time in the breakfast room. The beach is a short walk away and affords beautiful sunset views. The coach house's locations is perfect; close to South Haven and Saugatuck, both fun towns to poke around. The 3 days we spent there went by too quickly. If we could have figured out how to bring the entire place with us back to Chicago, we would have.

By the way, the owner can really cook - his welcoming appetizer and the breakfasts we ordered were delicious.
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location: Saugatuck, Southwest, Michigan, USA (Glenn, Located Between Saugatuck and South Haven)

Other Activities: kayaking

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Availability & Rates

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South Haven Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 23 2014 - Sep 4 2014
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,700
 
 
Fall
Sep 5 2014 - Nov 2 2014
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,300
 

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Notes 2013 - Rates

$300 refundable security deposit required
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Amenities

South Haven Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Beach
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Ceiling Fans
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • The main bath is very large with a 5' X 4' walk in shower and washer and dryer. There is also a powder room off the garden room.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • All sheets blankets pillows and down comforters supplied.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
Notes:
Even though the entire place is with central air there are ceiling fans for warm evenings. Dining for 4 and a European fully equipped kitchen share the space. Satellite TV can also be enjoyed from the second floor in both the bedroom and the living room. Back on the main floor enjoy morning coffee or evening cocktails from the garden room with floor to ceiling windows that offer a 'screened in porch feel when opened'. Slate floors and garden views finish the space.

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