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Rod

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english

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

28 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

South Haven Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rod (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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 Southwest Michigan

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.

Reviews

4.9
based on 28 traveler reviews

Escape To Nature, A Great Place Relax, Association Lake Michigan Beach
average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews
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Nice home in a wooded subdivision

  • 3 of 5

The home was very nice clean and had everything needed except beach chairs which you would definitely need. Beach and beach access was disappointing. Just a thin strip and very rocky. Stairway to the Sandy beach was inaccessible. Our beach time was spent at either South Haven beach or Saugatuck Oval beach. Evenings were spent around the campfire and on the nice deck. Beds downstairs were comfortable ,master bedroom bed was hard and very low.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Property was awesome. Had everything needed for a great vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Rod's house is beautiful. Has all the amenities needed for a great vacation. Rod was great to work with. Got back to me very quickly when I booked and whenever I had a question. I even bothered him a few times on vacation and he got back to me immediately. Only wish Lake Michigan was not so high this year because the private beach would of been awesome. But can't control mother nature. The fire pit was fantastic. Thanks Rod!!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

First off the owner of this home, Rod, was so easy to work with. Any questions I had he answered in a very timely manner. The cottage itself was just like the pictures. It was very clean and welcoming. There were 6 of us, 4 adults and 2 children (ages 10 & 3). The location is very relaxing and quiet. We will definitely be booking this cottage again in the future. Our stay was July 2016.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Escape to Nature : Amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful, everything and more than we expected! Rod is a great host and made us feel very welcomed! I would recommend the property to anyone looking for a fun, relaxing family vacation!!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Serentity in the woods.

  • 5 of 5

My wife, son and two grandaugters stayed for 4 nights in this great cottage nestled in the woods. Everything is just what you see in the listing. The home has a great peaceful setting, was very clean and well stocked with all that we needed , including complimentary samore making ingredents and sticks to cook the marshmellows on.

It has a huge deck that was great for relaxing. In the back, there was a patio with chairs and a built in firepit.

Rob, the owner, was very accomodating. everything, from paperwork to getting the keys was without issues. Hope to visit again and I will hope this property is available.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Perfect Getaway Spot

  • 5 of 5

This house is nestled on a beautiful tree lined lot with a picture perfect porch. My family stayed for a long weekend and we had a blast at the beach, grilling out and making s'mores. The home is stocked with everything you need at a beach house and is in a great location. Rod, the owner was great to work with and answered all the questions we had. My family and I can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Map

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

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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
 
Peak Season 2017
May 28 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,300
$9,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,800
$3,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

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Amenities

South Haven Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    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
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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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