THIS IS IT! THE BEACH HOUSE - PVT LAKE MI BEACH

Cynthia Koch

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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THIS IS IT! THE BEACH HOUSE - PVT LAKE MI BEACH

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The Beach House -- 3 Bedrooms, sleeps 8, 2 baths, low bluff - AWESOME BEACH!!!

Cozy year-round cottage sits on low bluff overlooking 70’ of private Lake Michigan beach. Stairs from deck lead to sea grass, sugar sand, and shallow water with sandbars. Great place for sand castles during the day and bonfires in the evening. Built in 1910 and recently updated, the original arts and crafts interior includes wooden ceiling beams and hardwood floors. Three bedrooms (two upstairs; one downstairs) sleep 8 comfortably. Wide front porch overlooks lake and deck .

Amenities: Fully-equipped kitchen (remodeled 2011) includes electric range, double oven, dishwaher, soapstone countertops and floor tile. Separate dining area seats 8-10 comfortably. Sitting area has Cable/TV/ DVD, stereo CD/cassette player, and docking station for iPod/iPad. House provides unlimited local phone calls and WiFi Internet access. AC provides comfort in the summer, but don’t miss out on the great cross-breezes from the Lake. Linens provided, along with kitchen equipment, lawn chairs, beach toys, games, videos, and many, many books for all ages. Bring your own beach towels!

Things to do!: Large shaded back yard (70’x150’) provides lots of space for games and seating area for family and friends. Shed is stocked with beach toys and lawn chairs. Take a ¾ mile walk south from the house along the beach to look at the South Haven light house or people watch on North Beach. Head north from the house along the beach to look for sea glass and view steep Lake Michigan Bluffs. Walk or bike across Dyckman bridge and into town (1.25 mile). Shop at local art galleries, food shops, and antique stores in town, or take a 15 minute drive to Saugatuck/Douglas area for more shops and restaurants. Visit one of the local vineyards, and De Grandchamps’ blueberry farm. Pick seasonal fruits in surrounding area. Play golf at public or private courses. Charter a fishing boat or sail with Friends Goodwill--a 3-masted schooner and historic replica. The water sport shop on Dyckman offers a good selection of sports rentals, from paddle boards and jet skis to kite boards and kayaks.

Great location!: South Haven is about 2.5 hours from Chicago and 2.5 hours from Southeast Michigan. It’s a great place to meet up for families scattered across the Northern Midwest. Nightlife includes fireflies and shooting stars, bonfires and ghost stories. Good pubs and restaurants also available in downtown South Haven, or close by in Saugatuck, Douglas, and Holland. List of recommended pubs and eateries available in welcome book at house.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
We enjoyed our stay at the lake house very much. There were six of us for the weekend, and the house/accommodations met our needs in every way. The house is clean, charming, and well maintained. The view from the porch is fabulous. We highly recommend a bonfire on the beach to enjoy the night sky and stars you can't see in the city. The lake house is well located. You can walk to town and enjoy all that South Haven has to offer -- lots of great shops and restaurants. We recommend having lunch on the river. We also recommend a road trip (short ride) to Saugatuck. For those of you who like to poke around in antique shops, there are several on the way.



Your time at the lake house will be most enjoyable. If you've not been to that area of Michigan, its beauty will not disappoint -- neither will the accommodations.
May 2012
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Cynthia Koch

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Speaks english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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4.7
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This is it! The Beach House - Pvt Lake MI Beach
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews
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This is it! The Beach House - Pvt Lake MI Beach
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South Haven Southwest Michigan
5

OCTOBER 2012

  • 5 of 5
I would like to thank Cynthia .....our stay in your place was fabulous....we didn't want for anything....we have a lot going on in our family at this time so it was a bit bittersweet to leave but was very nice once we arrived......we had beautiful sunsets and moonsets!!!!! And walks on the beach.....hope to be able to return ...... Thanks again....
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
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This is it! The Beach House - Pvt Lake MI Beach
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South Haven Southwest Michigan
5

WOW!

  • 5 of 5
We just got back from our weekend at this lovely beach home and I'm missing it already. We have rented lots of homes along Lake Michigan and this is absolutely one of my very favorites. The beach is absolutely beautiful. My husband and son built some great sand castles in the perfect sand and my daughter and I had a blast searching for rocks and sea glass. We even found some petoskey stones here which I didn't even know was possible this far south! And of course we loved walking to the South Haven lighthouse. We loved that we could enjoy the beach from the house too. The covered porch is amazing, even better than the picture. I loved the blue bead board ceiling. Little touches like these make this house very special. It was great to watch sunsets and eat our meals on the porch.

To me, the outside is the most important part of a beach house, but I absolutely loved the inside too. It is the quintessential beach house; I felt like I was at a beach house on Cape Cod or Nantucket but it was even better because I was at Lake Michigan. I love a house with character and this house had it...beadboard, pedestal sinks, soapstone tile and lots of other little touches. Obviously this house is well loved!
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like you had a wonderful BIRTHDAY! September is a lovely month for the beach. So quiet. One of South Haven's secrets.
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This is it! The Beach House - Pvt Lake MI Beach
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South Haven Southwest Michigan
5

BEST VACATION EVER!

  • 5 of 5
This was our second year at this cottage. I cannot say enough wonderful things about the cottage, the amenities...everything. This family totally gets it. The location is superb. The view is the best in South Haven! It's clean, comfortable and family friendly. It has old world charm with all updated new bathrooms and kitchen.
There are games, puzzles, and great family movies.There is plenty of indoor and outdoor seating for family BBQs and meals. It's absolutely ideal!!! It's even better than the pictures!
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: From one South Haven fan to another--Thank you! ~~Cynthia
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This is it! The Beach House - Pvt Lake MI Beach
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5

LAKE HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful place to stay. All of the amenities you might need for a great vacation "home away from home”. Great sounds from the waves crashing in, lovely sunsets from the porch. Hope to return again. p.s. found lots of beach glass!!

Visiting from Ypsilanti Mi.
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love collecting beach glass! Although in recent years it has been getting more and more difficult to get my daughter out of bed in time to take an early morning walk--the absolute best glass hunting is in the morning! Thanks so much for writing, Cynthia
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This is it! The Beach House - Pvt Lake MI Beach
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South Haven Southwest Michigan
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FINE PLACE FOR FAMILY MEMORIES

  • 4 of 5
Our family of eight, consisting of five adults and three grand kids, spent three nights in mid-June '12. The weather cooperated and the rain held off, but the wind picked up and created big waves that some of us enjoyed, although the water was a chilly 60 degrees. The cottage accommodated us well, and was well supplied with all the necessities for a beach stay - from a few beach chairs, umbrellas, beach toys to puzzles, books and DVD's. Overall, we found the owner's description accurate.

The cottage was clean when we arrived and furnished with all of the linens we needed. The outstanding feature is the kitchen. It has been recently remodeled, is bright and cheery, and is complete with everything a good cook needs. There is plenty of countertop space to spread out when preparing a meal. The two bathrooms have also been updated, but kept the feel of a 1900's cottage. The owner was contacted on the first morning about two minor issues and she quickly called back and they were found to be non-issues.

We enjoyed three gorgeous sunsets from the lawn deck. And the cottage had the charm of the rustic lake places my family visited in Michigan while I was growing up in the 50's. All in all, it was a successful stay, and we will consider coming again to the "Beach House" in South Haven, MI.

Thom S.
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: South Haven has such a long and rich history of vacations and vacationers. We are excited to continue this tradition! So glad to hear that you had a great time with your family! Cynthia
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This is it! The Beach House - Pvt Lake MI Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p308220
+1 7345468303
South Haven Southwest Michigan
5

BREATHTAKING SUNSETS!

  • 5 of 5
Our family had a great time at this quaint cottage. The recent updates are great without taking away from the cottage feel. The sunsets are a must see. There is no need for a kitchen table with the perfectly placed outside deck overlooking the sunset and lake, you won't eat dinner inside! The nights are so relaxing sitting on the back deck and listening the waves. We settled right into the relaxing pace of the small beach town of South Haven and were able to create priceless memories with our children. We can't wait to return!
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing! The Lake draws us outside, too. Why stay indoors when there is such a beautiful piece of nature at your doorstep? I couldn't agree with you more!, and we look forward to your next visit.
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Map

Nearest Train
8 Miles
Bangor Michigan - AMTRAK
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-196 - 18 miles N of I-94
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sophia's
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sophia's

Lakefront, awesome beach, art, music, festivals, antiquing, tall ship sailing, jet-skiing, fruit picking, hiking, Van Buren State Park & Dunes

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Availability & Rates

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South Haven House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 20 2014 - Aug 28 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$4,200
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Aug 29 2014 - Sep 1 2014
4 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
Early Fall
Sep 2 2014 - Oct 9 2014
2 night minimum stay
$525
From
$600
Fri,Sat
$3,000
 
 
Late Fall
Oct 10 2014 - Nov 9 2014
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$425
Fri,Sat
$2,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes $2600 - 4200/Week - Holidays as listed or +15% of posted rate
A 6% state tax will be added to the total. Booking requires a 50% deposit to hold the house. Full payment of balance due 60 days in advance of arrival date.Please inquire for availability & rates. Reservations are made on first come/first served basis but are not guaranteed until receipt of rental agreement and deposit. Reservations
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Amenities

South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1510 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Telephone
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Heating
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking On Street
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Toilet Paper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Blender
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Main Floor - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Connecting bathroom
    Upstairs Lakeside - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Twn/trundle sleeps 2
    Upstairs Streetside - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • Books
Outside:
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • library
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • sledding
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • hospital
  • groceries
  • Babysitter
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • pier fishing
  • water tubing
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • jet skiing
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
Notes:
Please bring your own beach towels - washer/dryer provided. Beach chairs are stocked at beginning of the season -- they have a way of appearing/disappearing so best to bring some folding beach chairs just in case. There are usually kids sand toys in the shed, however these too have a way of appearing and disappearing so come prepared! There is a nice store called Outpost Sports at the corner of Dyckman and North Shore Drive that has beach gear, beachwear and all manner of water toy rentals. It's an easy 4 block walk.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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