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Beach Home between South Haven & Saugatuck with Lake MI Access

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet


About the property

- 3 bedrooms + loft, 2 1/2 baths, wood buring stove, sleeps 12+

This lovely cottage is located in Glenn Shores, between South Haven and Saugatuck. Lodge style home is constructed with timbers & wood reclaimed from old Chicago warehouse. Expansive loft, 3 outside deck areas & 3,000 square feet of finished house provide enough room for large groups to relax together yet not be on top of each other. Wood burning stove, fire-pit for s'mores, games & many DVDs provide friend/family enjoyment. Long quiet stretch of beach for sunning, swimming, and beautiful sunsets provide the ideal setting for your vacation. Located in a great family area. Available year around. Great for Fall and Winter weekend getaways and touring of Michigan wine country.

Amenities: 3 BR+Loft

Sleeps 13 in beds + more

2 Full Bathrooms

1 Half bath


3 Decks

Barbeque Grill

Color Television with DVD/video library

Wood Burner with Glass Doors in Main area

Washer and Dryer

Kitchen Appliances and Pots and Pans

Dishes and Glassware

Bed Linens & towels are provided

Bring your own beach towels

No Pets

No Tents or Motor Homes

Activities: Boating

Hiking trails

Fishing Charters

Shopping and Beautiful Waterfront

Summer Concerts and Waterfront Fairs

Variety of Restaurants

Art Shows and Galleries

Skiing (summer and winter)

Area: Cottage is located just North of South Haven. Wooded area with variety of wildlife. Golf courses close by. Great beach area.

More Details

Julie and Jeff Thompson
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

Why Julie and Jeff Thompson chose Southwest Michigan

Our family rented this home for 4 years before having the opportunity to purchase it from the original builder/owner. It has felt like 'ours' from the beginning & it is a true gift from God for our family.

What makes this cottage unique

This home is particularly suited to multi-generational family gatherings. Because of the unique open floor plan, each family can have their own 'space', yet be completely together.


South Haven Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bed.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Main floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , 2nd floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , full bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeping Loft with Half-bath upstairs
  • Deck off master bedroom main floor. Other 2 bedrooms & large loft area with 2 futons & 3 singles are on 2nd floor.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Beach Home between South Haven & Saugatuck with Lake MI Access
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews

A great getaway location with near by activities.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a great, relaxing weekend getaway. We loved the comfort of the house, and the location. The home was VERY clean and organized, along with being in a great little beach community. We visited South Haven for the morning and then headed up to Saugatuck and Holland for the afternoon. Great restaurants, shopping, and sight seeing. We loved our stay and would go back again for sure!!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Begging to make you feel right at home!

  • 5 of 5

We came looking for a weekend of refreshment and that's exactly what we received. The house is set up to meet every need an out of towner could need, all the way down to a crib and blow dryer! We welcomed the rain for two days because we were so happy to stay cozied up by the fire! We are so thankful for the chance to getaway to this magical place and make memories!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Perfect Place For Our Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our first impression when we opened the front door was WOW! All 12 of us were completely thrilled. We are a family of 6 adults and 6 children aging from 7 to 14. The house provided every amenity we could have wished for. Everything was clean and well-maintained. The kitchen and bathrooms were very well equipped. The road access to the beach was much better than climbing all those stairs! Our days were filled with the beach and playing board and card games. We loved the huge table in the kitchen, we were all able to gather and eat at the same time. We visited South Haven. Did some shopping and had a great lunch at Captain Nemos. We also visited Saugatuck. We took a paddle boat tour, ate lunch at the Mermaid (fabulous) and relaxed the afternoon away at Oval Beach...awesome!

We were so grateful to Julie (the owner) for her patience while helping us get through the front door ;-) She is a very nice lady!

If you're looking for a beautiful place to have the best vacation ever...this is it! Don't'll love it!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pendleton, Indiana

Loved This Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We loved this beach house for our "Girls Getaway"! It was as nice as the pictures! There were only nine of us, so we each got a bed to ourselves, which was nice. Everyone commented on how comfortable the beds were, even the futons! The house was clean and ready for us when we got there.

The weather did not cooperate the weekend we were there~ lots of rain and wind ~ (in fact there were small craft warnings on the lake) so most of us spent very little time outdoors. The "beach walkers" were disappointed because the beach was simply not safe to walk on. However, staying inside was not a hardship~~there was enough room for some to work on a puzzle, some to curl up with a book and a blanket and others to watch a movie, without getting in each others way.

The kitchen was well stocked and we thoroughly enjoyed preparing meals there. The table was large enough for all of us to eat together~~we also spent a lot of time playing games at that table (domino's and cards mostly!). We went out to eat in Saugatuck once and one evening we picked up a pizza from a nearby pizza place (great pizza!), so there are options if you don't want to cook.

The weekend turned out to be very relaxing and we all hated to head back to everyday life!

Julie was great to work with and answered any questions we had. I hope we can come back during warmer weather and enjoy the beach!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious cottage. Great value!

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 15 fit well in the spacious living area of this beautiful cottage. We ranged in age from 21 to 67. Despite a couple rainy days, we had great fun playing games and conversing indoors. We never felt cramped. The younger ones in the group loved the loft area filled with beds/futons. The fire pit is outstanding. Regarding the beach... it's 102 steps down to the private area! Most of us went up and down at least once, just for the exercise. One of our family members suffers from MS and unable to walk any real distances, but we drove her to the beach and she was able to bask in the sun with the rest of us. We met a couple neighbors who were very friendly. Keep in mind that this is a rental cottage, therefore, the furniture is well

used, but still functional. It is a great value for the money! It is very hard to find a rental property for a large group that is reasonably priced. These owners are more than fair! I would recommend this property for large parties.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Westfield, IN

Great Home for Three Generation Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful property for multi-generations to stay for a week. We had our children and mates, plus their 5 children (infant to 8 years)-11 total. The space was perfect for eating meals together (table seats 12), two living rooms to relax, three private bedrooms with extra twins and a crib, plus 5 beds in the loft - some being doubles. We had both warm and cool weather. The huge movie selection along with games and puzzles kept all entertained (along with a noon trip to Saugatuck). On the warm days, we spent at the private beach. It is 9/10 mile from house, but you can drive right up to beach, leave car, and leave chairs all week stacked up by dune. I thoroughly enjoyed walks through the neighborhood and to beach, hearing the birds, seeing deer, and admiring the homes. Morning walks on the beach were the best; evening sunsets were picture perfect. Julie was great to work with. Thanks for opening your home to others!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Holland (small), Kalamazoo or Grand Rapids
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Glenn Inn
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
South Haven Country Club, Ravines, Hawkshead
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 31, Blue Star
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Full Belly Deli , Glenn Inn...Both in Glenn
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Lake Michigan
Car: necessary

Large lodge-style home with semi-private access to lovely stretch of Lake Michigan beach. Enjoy the harbor areas of South Haven & Saugatuck for shopping, dining, fishing, boating and beach activities. Enjoy summer festivals and fall fruit growing and picking season. Visit our home in the fall for color tours and wine tasting tours.

Other Activities: Enjoy time together, relax on the beach, search for beach glass along the shoreline, build a sandcastle, watch the sun set over Lake Michigan, sleep in, tour local vineyards, enjoy s'mores over an open campfire, 'work' a puzzle, bird-watch through expansive windows, read books, watch movies, shop in the towns of South Haven & Saugatuck, antique shop along Blue Star Hwy, nap, enjoy fantastic local restaurants or prepare gormet meals in our well equipped kitchen!


Rates & Availability

South Haven Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Refundable damage deposit $400

Rental deposit is non-refundable. We will work to find alternate dates if need arises to change rental dates. .

1/2 the rental fee payable by check as deposit secures the reservation. Remaining rental + cleaning fee + security deposit is due 1 month prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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