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Private Lake Michigan Beachfront Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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 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 beach stairs and decks overlooks Lake Michigan, with stairs that go down to a private beach.

The beach is rocky this year so bring beach shoes or sneakers.

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 up to 8 comfortably; includes 3 bedrooms and one bath. Master bedroom loft with king size bed and a day bed with trundle in one of the 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 a queen sized bed. Includes full kitchen amenities with granite countertops, A/C, wood-burning fireplace, Weber gas grill, large capacity washer/dryer, kayaks, bicycles, outdoor furniture, hammock, DirecTV now in house and Gazebo. 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.

More Details

Jim Atkinson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

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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South Haven Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double sinks
  • Bathroom located on Main level
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom -2nd floor loft - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Overlooks living/dining area. Separate sitting and desk area
    East Bedroom - main floor - 1 double , Full Sized Memory Foam mattress-- New blackout shades
    West Bedroom - main floor - 1 queen , New Queen mattress. Satellite TV in room. Blackout Shades.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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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Private Lake Michigan Beachfront Cottage
average rating of 4.56 based on 26 reviews

Stunning home in a beautiful secluded setting

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about our stay here. Went for a celebratory birthday weekend with friends. We leisurely lounged in the hammock and on the deck and lingered over coffee and meals - all with amazing views of the lake. This home is incredibly serene and has everything you need to feel simultaneously at home and far away. Cannot recommend this place enough.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful views of Lake Michigan sunsets.

  • 5 of 5

We had our annual "cousin vacation" this week. The cottage was amazing. Plenty of space to spread out and enjoy each other's company. We found everything we needed including coffee, and other pantry essentials. We spent evenings watching the incredible sunsets of Lake Michigan. The owner, Jim, was very helpful and made sure we had everything we needed to have a perfect vacation. Thank you and we are planning on vacationing with you next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House was. Very nice! View was outstanding. We saw deer and a turkey wander througj while there

  • 5 of 5

Very very nice!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wheaton, IL

Well-cared for comfortable home with spectacular lake views! Four season Gazebo is a delight!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a long weekend getaway for 2, although this well-designed cottage can accommodate family gatherings as well. Large living area windows provide panoramic views of Lake Michigan! The cottage and separate Gazebo exceeded our expectations! Close to great food, shopping...and ice cream at Sherman's!! The owner was very helpful and responsive throughout our stay and did a great job in making us feel welcome in this beautiful setting. We will most certainly be back and would highly recommend this property to all!!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal for long weekend getaway with a cozy cottage feel. Great place to enjoy Lake Michigan sunsets.

  • 4 of 5

Our family of seven adults rented the cottage for three days and four nights. The cottage has a cozy feel with beautiful views of Lake Michigan. The kitchen was functional for easy meal prep and we used the Weber grill for several meals. The large dining room table was a fabulous spot to gather for meals and board games. We enjoyed using the kajak and hiking the dunes at the end of the beach. The short distance to South Haven by car is convenient and we enjoyed shopping and meals in the shops and restaurants there. Although there is only one bathroom, our family adjusted given the short stay and the larger size of the bathroom and double vanity. The gazebo offered a nice spot to read and watch tv or movies and enjoy the view of the lake in the morning and evening.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Noblesville, IN

Beautiful get away

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful setting located right next to state park. Great place to get away and decompress. Lots of things to do close by and a very nice cottage to disconnect and have quality family time.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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.


Rates & Availability

South Haven Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season 2017
Jul 7 2017 - Aug 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer-2017
Aug 18 2017 - Sep 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $165
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 6.0%

Check-in / Check-out may not occur on Saturday or Sunday during the period from July 1 to Aug 31.
Check in at 5pm, 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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