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PRIVATE LAKE MICHIGAN BEACHFRONT COTTAGE

Jim Atkinson

Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Jim Atkinson

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2014
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PRIVATE LAKE MICHIGAN BEACHFRONT COTTAGE

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

Overview

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:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jim Atkinson (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2014

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

4.6
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Private Lake Michigan Beachfront Cottage
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 14 reviews
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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

Perfect get away for our small family

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed an entire week at this serene cabin. My husband,2 year old daughter and I enjoyed every quiet luxury offered, from the secluded location to the well appointed furnishings. This water front property is ideal for an escape from technology but provides a satellite tv in one bedroom as well as internet connectivity. (The internet is not strong enough to stream movies but I was able to send and receive emails, search the internet and generally stay connected with no problems.). The gazebo offer a fun location to watch movies but we didn't use it much because we preferred the more comfortable furniture in the main cabin.

The kitchen is small but had everything we needs to cook meals. The master bed in the loft is very comfortable. The wood burning fireplace (wood provided) provided our early fall vacation with just the right amount of warmth too!

We used the bikes provided by the owners to explore the town and bike trails. Great fun with our daughter who still talks about feeding the duckies along the way! We also enjoyed the large property that accompanies the cabin. We played in the wood nearly every day collecting acorns and leaves.

The private beach is well maintained. The water was cool but we still splashed around at the edge almost every day.

The cabin is conveniently located near grocery stores and restaurants.

We really loved our get away and will definitely be back next year!
  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Private Lake Michigan Beachfront Cottage
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South Haven Southwest Michigan

outstanding

  • of 5
This place is so nice that we had a great time despite terrible weather (cold, rainy, windy most of the weekend). Peaceful and beautiful location, well-designed and well-built house with everything you need. The gazebo is really cool.
  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Private Lake Michigan Beachfront Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3552900
+1 -3129614462
South Haven Southwest Michigan
4

Great family get-away!

  • 4 of 5
My wife saw the weather forecast and new we had to take advantage of one of the last perfect weekends of the summer. Thankfully she found this cottage, it was perfect for our family. My boys played in the yard and of course down on the beach. We had movie night in the gazebo and played board games with the wind and leaves cheering us on. Speaking of the wind, it was light and easterly affording a "smooth as glass" surface on Lake Michigan. We rode the kayak for hours and explored the coastline as well as the clear lake bottom. We hit South Haven for ice cream after our BBQ's and if you forget anything there is a nice market nearby as well as a 24 hour Meijer. It was really a great weekend and my five year old son summed it up nicely, "Daddy I don't want to come back again I want to MOVE HERE!"
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Private Lake Michigan Beachfront Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3552900
+1 -3129614462
South Haven Southwest Michigan
4

Remote Retreat

  • 4 of 5
Great cottage/gazebo for 6 people IF 2 of the people are teens and agree to sleep in the gazebo! Our 2 teens loved having their own space away from the adults.
Location is remote though another cottage is quite close on the south side of the property. Drive up to the cottage is a winding, single lane gravel road that drops off a good 30 ft on the west side. Parking at the cottage is a bit of a challenge for 2 vehicles given the uneven, hilly parking area.
One bathroom was a challenge at times-even another half bath would have been ideal.
I recommend moving the TV out of the bedroom and into the living area. It's true-some folks still want to watch TV even on vacation!
Beach is rocky-beach shoes are a must. We really appreciated the beach chairs, kayaks, and other beach "stuff" for our times in the sun.
Location is a hot spot for fishing (saw over 40 fishing boats one morning) and a hot spot for parties (saw over 40 pleasure boats last Friday and Saturday) just off the shore. Weather was drop dead gorgeous.
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • 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

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

Map

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

From $350 Per night

South Haven Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
CHRISTMAS & NEW YEARS
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
$500
$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 16 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,200
 
 
Late Summer - 2015
Aug 17 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$550
From
$600
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,850
 
 
Early Fall 2015
Sep 8 2015 - Oct 26 2015
2 night minimum stay
$450
From
$500
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,150
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$400
From
$450
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning Fee $165
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:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 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 ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
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
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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