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Escape To Nature, A Great Place Relax, Association Lake Michigan Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Wooded Surrounding And A Short Walk To Lake Michigan

Located in a Lake Michigan community known as Glenn Shores, you'll enjoy all the best nature has to offer. You can take a leisurely stroll to the association steps where you'll find access to miles of Lake Michigan beach. You also have the option of a second association access point where you can drive right down to the beach with all your picnic supplies to enjoy a day at the beach. Spend the day relaxing along the shore while listening to the crashing waves and squishing your toes in the sand. Splash in the clear waters of Lake Michigan, search for sea glass, or, in the evenings, take in all the beauty of a Michigan sunset. This area of the coast is truly something special.

When you’re at the cottage you’ll be able to enjoy all the luxuries of home. The open concept offers a main room that includes the kitchen, dining area and living room all combined so your always close to the ones you love. This room offers 2 story ceilings and dual sliders onto a spacious deck. The kitchen was recently upgraded with stainless steel appliances. Another feature of the main room is a wood burning fireplace.

On the main level, you’ll find 2 bedrooms, one with a full bed, and the other with a queen bed. The master bedroom suite located on the second floor has a king bed and full bathroom.

One of the favorite features of the cottage is the huge deck. It’s a great place to enjoy a relaxing morning coffee while listening to the sound a nature. Entertain the entire family and enjoy lunch or dinner on the deck. It’s not uncommon to catch a glimpse of some wildlife... deer, birds, squirrels and more will all be part of the relaxing atmosphere.

The property features a wonderful fire pit area where you can enjoy your evenings roasting hot dogs or marshmallows over the open flames.

This is truly an amazing area to enjoy a relaxing escape from the business of everyday life.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Rod

I grew up in West Michigan and spend the majority of my life in the area. I am a business owner and I spend my time traveling between my homes in Michigan and Florida.

Rod purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Rod chose South Haven

I've always enjoyed the beaches along Lake Michigan. When I decided to purchase a summer home I spend months checking out different communities on my free weekends. In the fall of 1998 I stumbled across a vacant lot in Glenn Shores and the rest is history. I built this as my summer home and moved in July of 1999, during the summer of 2009 I moved in and made it my year around home. Glenn Shores is a wonderful community, I have wonderful neighbors and have made some lifelong friends. My two girls now 17 & 22, spend countless hours on the beach and at the cottage, we made memories that will last a lifetime.

What makes this cottage unique

Glenn Shores is located between South Haven & Saugatuck Michigan, it's roughly a 7 mile drive to either city. Whether you are looking for a peaceful community to chill and relax, or if you are more of the social type, you can find it near Glenn Shores. Feel free to ask me questions about the community or what to do.


South Haven Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This is on the Main Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This bathroom is on the 2nd floor,part of the Master Bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , This bedroom has a bath attached and is on the second floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , This room has a Queen Bed & Mattress
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , This room has a full size bed
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Escape To Nature, A Great Place Relax, Association Lake Michigan Beach
average rating of 4.860465 based on 43 reviews
Chicago, IL

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Rod's house was wonderful! It's in a great location and comes with all of the essentials. We were there for two nights, and we couldn't be happier. We are looking to come back and stay there in the summer.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very Nice and very well thought out.

Glen was an amazing community!!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent. We would do it again.

  • 4 of 5

Clean, convenient, private, extra special amenities. Wonderful. Only problem was I felt misled on price. I would have preferred knowing the cleaning fee and the VRBO fee up front. Felt like a surprise. That turns me off.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry you feel mislead, by no means is that how I do business. The rate, cleaning fees, and VRBO fees are clearly defined in my rental agreement, and in the price breakdown that you see prior to submitting your request to rent my cottage home. It's confusing to me how either of those items could have been a surprise. VRBO's fees are VRBO's fees, and have nothing to do with the home owner, they are set and collected by VRBO, and not the home owner, if anyone has an issue with the VRBO fees they should contact VRBO.
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Granger, IN

Quaint, affordable cottage getaway

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I rented this cottage with another couple for a fun getaway weekend. This cottage was cute and well-appointed. The owner was responsive and accommodating - even while preparing his other home for a hurricane! Good location, about half way between South Haven and Saugatuck - which was great as we wanted to explore both places. The lake access isn't great for doing much more than watching the sunset, but that's due to how high the lake level is now.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great location, beautiful main room, expansive and relaxing deck - with small touches like the goodies basket to make you feel welcome. It was the perfect place to begin and end each day as we explored wineries and the charm of South Haven and Saugatuck. Will have to return to use the fire pit. Thanks, Rod!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lenexa, KS

Cottage is great but no beach

  • 4 of 5

I rented this cottage because of the beach front access in the description. Unfortunately, there is no beach. The stairs for the walking access point to to the beach have been removed. It's just a wooden observation deck now. The second access point by car is a concrete boat ramp that is broken into several large chunks and is not safe to walk on. So, we were forced to go to one of the public beaches in a nearby town. I highly recommend Oval Beach in Saugatuck. It's a great sand beach and my kids could walk all the way out the the markers and still touch with their head above the water.

The cottage itself is nice. It is well maintained and has updated appliances. It has every amenity that you could want in a home away from home. They even provided keurig coffee pods and a basket of snacks. We took a walk around the neighborhood and saw quite a bit of wildlife.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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HawksHead Restaurant
Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Kent County International Airport (GRR)
Nearest Barpub
6.3 Miles
Sophie's Steakhouse & Bar, South Haven
Nearest Golf
5.2 Miles
Hawkshead Links
Nearest Train
17.8 Miles
Amtrak - Bangor Michigan (BAM)
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
196 @ Exit 26
Nearest Restaurant
5.6 Miles
The Hambone Cafe
Nearest Ski
33.3 Miles
Timber Ridge - Gobles MI
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Lake Michigan
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

All rentals require completion of a rental agreement, all "book it now" reservations require completion and return of a rental agreement within 24 hours of the booking submission or the reservation may be canceled.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.