PRIVATE LAKE MICHIGAN BEACHFRONT COTTAGE

Jim Atkinson

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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PRIVATE LAKE MICHIGAN BEACHFRONT COTTAGE

South Haven Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom

A spectacular retreat to get away from your busy life and relax! Enjoy this pristine cottage with 116 feet of private sandy beach and views of Lake Michigan sunsets. This quintessential lakeside cottage is located in a wooded gated community on a scenic dune. It is beautifully designed for year round living or a vacation retreat just 10 minutes from downtown South Haven. The new deck overlooks Lake Michigan, with stairs that go down to a private beach.

Includes a gazebo that is top of the line, enclosed and heated! Gazebo has large casement windows with screens on all four sides providing gentle breezes and fabulous views. With an under-tile heating system & baseboard heat, this space can be used for extra sleeping or just a great space to hang out & watch movies!

Main house is open with vaulted beamed ceilings, wood floors & walls. Sleeps 6 comfortably; includes 3 bedrooms and one bath. Master bedroom loft with king size bed and two seating areas overlooking the living room. Two other bedrooms are located on the main level; one bedroom has full sized bed and the other with two twins. Includes full kitchen amenities with granite countertops, A/C, wood-burning FP, Weber gas grill, W/D, kayaks, bicycles, outdoor furniture, hammock, TV/DVR. Three different decks provide many different areas to gather or get away! Share the private wooded lot with hummingbirds and many other species of songbirds.

Experience the charm of the shops and restaurants, farmers market, festivals and other events located in or near downtown South Haven. South Haven is located 20 miles north of St. Joseph /Benton Harbor and 20 miles south of Saugatuck/Douglas.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
It was such a pleasure to discover the beautiful shores of the lake last weekend in Michigan. I rested perfectly well in the comfort of your beautiful cottage with magnificent views over the beach beneath. I trust your renters appreciate the natural beauty of the surrounding and zen atmosphere of your place just as well. Thomas and I had a most lovely time. Merci mille fois. A bientot.
May 2013
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Jim Atkinson

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Speaks english
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Reviews

4.7
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Private Lake Michigan Beachfront Cottage
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews
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Private Lake Michigan Beachfront Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3552900
+1 3129614462
South Haven Southwest Michigan
5

GREAT GETAWAY LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
Spent a lovely long weekend with girlfriends enjoying the beautiful views and relaxing in the gazebo. The walk along the beach is just what we all needed. Loved shopping and site seeing in the South Haven area. Everything was clean and pristine. Loved our stay - definitely recommend this vacation rental.
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Private Lake Michigan Beachfront Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3552900
+1 3129614462
South Haven Southwest Michigan
5

BEYOND OUR EXPECTATIONS !

  • 5 of 5
The minute we turned into the driveway and saw the "relax" sign we knew we had come to the right place. The house, the gazebo, the grounds....the private beach were beyond what we expected. We felt totally at home and welcome ...the house was immaculate with a fully equipped kitchen, linens, games, movies, comfortable furniture, beach chairs, bikes and more! We enjoyed sunsets from the hammock...played chess in the gazebo, fell asleep listening to the sound of the waves from the beach. Two days felt like a perfect summer retreat and we can't wait to go back and enjoy the fireplace in the winter. This place is like something out of a movie....and oozes serenity !!! We have already recommended this to many friends.
  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Private Lake Michigan Beachfront Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3552900
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South Haven Southwest Michigan
5

AHHHHH.....GIFT TO MY SOUL

  • 5 of 5
Ahhhhh....What an amazing experience and gift to our souls. This place is magical, from the peaceful sounds of nature as we sat in the beautiful gazebo to the evening breeze while watching the sun set. We so enjoyed the spaciousness and all of the amenities, especially the private beach, hammock, kayaks and large decks overlooking Lake Michigan. The gazebo is a Wow! It is right out of the pages of Architectural Digest with a heated stone floor, custom drapery, all 4 walls are screened in (bug-free) and plenty of seating. The king size bed in the master loft was very comfortable - it must be new. The loft itself is very large with 2 separate seating areas and of course a spectacular view of the lake. The main floor is perfect for entertaining with the full dining room table, leather couches and lots of room to lounge. I really appreciated that it was very clean and well maintained. The drive thru the woods to arrive at the cottage created a very private setting. The town of South Haven is precious, with remarkable food, darling shops and the wonderful Maritime Museum. We will be back and want to experience the magic in the winter with the fireplace and the snow dripping off of the trees. Thanks for your kindness and the warm welcome.
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Private Lake Michigan Beachfront Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3552900
+1 3129614462
South Haven Southwest Michigan
5

RELAXING, QUIET GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
We rented this cottage for a long weekend. It is located in a wooded, private area, right off of Lake Michigan. The views of the lake are spectacular. The home is comfortable and cozy, with everything you would need for a weekend stay. There is a perfectly placed hammock with views of the lake. There is also an enclosed gazebo that was perfect for relaxing and watching movies. We loved that the beach was secluded and quiet. We did not have great weather for swimming, kayaking, etc. but the owner has all of the beach equipment you would need to enjoy a day out by the lake. He also provided very helpful information about how to get there, since it's off the beaten path, and about the area. We were very happy with our stay.
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Private Lake Michigan Beachfront Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3552900
+1 3129614462
South Haven Southwest Michigan
5

BEAUTIFUL VIEWS, WELL-MAINTAINED COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
We loved this beautiful cottage and it's private beach! We stayed here for a full week and were impressed both with the privacy of the spot and the relatively easy access we had to town and restaurants when we wanted it. During the week, the beach was almost entirely ours with very few other people around. On the weekend (we were there during labor day weekend - so probably one of the busiest of the year), the beach was pleasantly populated with scattered groups but not nearly enough people that we felt crowded. The cottage is well furnished with good quality materials (in particular, knives and grill tools), and the owner was very helpful in providing tips for enjoying restaurants and activities in the area. The gazebo is fantastic - providing an outdoor feeling without the bugs - and there is a hammock on the property where you can both listen to the wind in the trees and take in an unbelievable view of the lake. I could go on... (kayaks, good beach chairs, etc...). We were very happy with this rental and definitely plan to come back. Thanks for letting us enjoy your home!
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Private Lake Michigan Beachfront Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3552900
+1 3129614462
South Haven Southwest Michigan
4

ALMOST A PERFECT FAMILY COTTAGE

  • 4 of 5
The cottage and beach were by far the best set up we have stayed in on the West Coast of Michigan. However, we had 4 teenagers with us and they craved a TV in the main living room, and WIFI connection in the cottage. Although Internet connection came through at the beach, it would have been nice to wake up and connect at the cottage with a cup of coffee in the morning. We slept great on the beds, and loved the use of the beach chairs, bikes, and most importantly, the Kayaks -- they were a huge hit for our kids. Thanks for a wonderful time and a well-kept place! Just get a WIFI connection and a TV in the main room and we will be back!
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We now have Satellite WIFI service to access the internet from the cottage.
We also have satellite TV service so guests can access news, weather and other channels.
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Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
South Haven Regional Airport (General Aviation)
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Lake Express Milwaukee Muskegon Ferry
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Amtrak Station in Bangor Michigan
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I-196
Nearest Beach
Private Stairs To Lake Michigan Private Beach
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Curve Inn
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
HawksHead Golf Links, Beeches Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Many in downtown South Haven
Car: necessary

This idyllic Lake Michigan lakefront cottage is located just north of Van Buren State Park inside a small gated community.

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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
 
July & August 2014
Jun 29 2014 - Aug 9 2014
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$4,200
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 10 2014 - Sep 1 2014
3 night minimum stay
$550
From
$600
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,850
 
 
Early Fall 2014
Sep 2 2014 - Oct 12 2014
3 night minimum stay
$450
From
$500
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,150
 
 
Late Fall 2014
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$400
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,450
 
 
CHRISTMAS & NEW YEARS
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 5 2015
4 night minimum stay
$400
From
$500
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,000
 
 
Winter 2015
Jan 6 2015 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$400
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,450
 
 
April 2015
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$2,450
 
 
Early Summer 2015
May 22 2015 - Jun 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
$450
From
$500
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,150
 
 
July & August 2015
Jun 21 2015 - Aug 23 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$400
From
$450
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150.00
Cleaning Fee $165.00
Property Damage Protection $49.00
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Check-in / Check-out may only occur on Sunday during the period from June 29 to Aug 10. Check-in / Check-out may not occur on Saturday during the period from Aug 10 to Aug 31.
Check in at 4pm, Check out at 10am. No early or late checkouts please.
Booking requires a 50% deposit to hold the reservation. Full payment of balance due 60 days in advance of arrival date.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

South Haven Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double sinks
  • Bathroom located on Main level
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • East Bedroom - main floor - 1 double , Memory Foam mattress!
    Master Bedroom -2nd floor loft - 1 king , Overlook living /dining area. Separate sitting and desk area
    West Bedroom - main floor - 2 twin/ single , Day bed converts to two twin beds. Satellite TV in this room
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • basketball court
  • freshwater fishing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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