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The Sand Dollar Flat ~ at Beach Glass Bungalows

Bedrooms 1
Space 528 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom (Queen & Twin beds), + Sofa Sleeper in Living Room, 1 Bath, Sleeps 5

Welcome! We are a renovated VINTAGE MOTEL with lots of room for your vacation needs. We are very centrally located along the shore of Lake Michigan, a great spot for antiquing, adventure and relaxation! Tour many local wineries & breweries or bring your flip flops & sand buckets and collect beach glass along the Lake Michigan Shore.

Access to 2 public beaches just 1 mile away

+ 4 more in St. Joseph & 2 more in South Haven.

*** NEW 2016 - 2nd unit available right next door to the Sand Dollar Flat! ~ The Sand Dune Flat is Rental #4473315.

We are about halfway between St. Joseph & South Haven, where you can find good food, live music, unique shops, museums & art galleries, and of course BEACHES! Each town has its own lighthouse & boat-filled harbors, featuring individual charm & unique attractions ~ an experience you will not soon forget.

Walk the singing sands of Lake Michigan's beaches, watch the ever-changing sunsets, celebrate the spectacular colors of autumn or snowmobile the Michigan trails.

Whatever the season, the experience is always inspiring & delightful and a perfect getaway from the city.

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

About Cris

We grew up here in SW Michigan. We love our community and wouldn't want to raise our family anywhere else.

We saw so much potential in this vintage motel (originally named the Big 10). We purchased it in 2009 and over the years we have enjoyed the rehabbing process. In 2010, we welcomed our first guests to The Sand Dollar Flat (Homeaway #294139). We continued the remodel & in 2016 we launched The Sand Dune Flat (Homeaway #4473315).

In the near future, we will complete the 3rd & final flat and continue to share our little corner of Michigan with travelers!

Cris purchased this bungalow in 2009

What makes this bungalow unique

* No smoking

* No pets

* No parties or events

* Backyard shared with 2nd flat.

* No driving through lawn.

* Please turn AC units off when leaving.

* We supply bedding.

* BRING your beach/bath TOWELS.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time at your place this weekend. We were close to everything we wanted to do. Especially the beaches, which our 2 boys couldn't get enough of! Thanks again!!
May 2010
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Coloma Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 528 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 child bed
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , ** NEW Queen Sleeper Sofa May 2015!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

The Sand Dollar Flat ~ at Beach Glass Bungalows
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 28 reviews

Girls weekend

  • 4 of 5

The property was clean and well organized for a small space. Great location it was close to everything- dining, wineries, beaches and shopping! The house had a nice backyard with a fire pit. Would stay here again it was great for our girls weekend!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean!

  • 4 of 5

Great little home to stay in for vacation :)

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just as charming the second time!

  • 5 of 5

The Sand Dollar Flat is a lovely, convenient, and charming place to spend time in St. Joseph/Grand Haven region. Lots to do and see the area and bungalow provides all the amenities of home. I've been there before and hope to go again in the future!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute, nice and small house

  • 5 of 5

We were with my husband in this small house. It's nice, quite and relax place. It's close to lake and between St.Joseph and South Haven.

I'm highly recommending this place.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location, perfect little flat!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four stayed this August and just adored everything about this place. Perfectly located between St. Joe and South Haven, so much so you can easily visit and spend time in both. Super close to two beaches (we preferred Roadside Beach). The flat itself was so cute and very clean. It had everything we needed for a relaxing week away. Cris and Steve were wonderful. Cris sent thorough information before our stay and was great about providing additional info about the area. We noticed the first night that the DVD player was broken and notified them (not a big deal to have one or not but wanted them to know). Within about a day Steve came over and replaced it. You can tell they truly care about their guests and their stay. One of our little ones keeps asking if we are going back to the "vacation house." We will definitely look to stay at the Sand Dollar Flat again in the future. Thank you for the perfect place for a great family vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for these nice comments. We are so happy you enjoyed your vacation at our Sand Dollar Flat! We do hope we will see you again for a future visit. :) ~ Cris & Steve
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Quaint & Relaxing

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I wanted to take a small vacation to celebrate our birthdays and have one last trip together before our little one arrives in October. This was the perfect fit for us. The home was equipped with everything and more in order to be comfortable for the week. We had plenty of time to relax and enjoy ourselves and there was so much to do within short driving distances. We spent some time in St. Joseph and in South Haven and we also enjoyed our evenings watching the sunset on Hagar Beach right up the road. We would definitely be willing to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us! Best wishes to your family and congratulations on your little one coming this fall. We hope to see you again! Cris & Steve
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Nearest Beach
10 Miles
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Rates & Availability

Coloma Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall-Winter 2016-2017
Nov 1 2016 - May 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 18 2017 - Sep 13 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall-Winter 2017-2018
Sep 14 2017 - May 17 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are based on maximum number of 5 allowed.
Security Deposit returned approximately 1 week after departure MINUS any credit card fees incurred by us.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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