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

31 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2016
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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.


based on 31 traveler reviews

Escape To Nature, A Great Place Relax, Association Lake Michigan Beach
average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews

Family Fall Trip

  • 5 of 5

Had a great family/friends stay. Liked the use of keypad lock for entering house and hence no need to arrange hard meeting time with owner. Rod was also very accommodating with and earlier check in time for us, makes a big difference for a two night stay. Appreciated s'mores supplies provided, availed of fire pit and grill during our stay. Within 20 min drive of both Saugatuck and South Haven and we enjoyed visits to each town. Plenty of farms and orchards within vicinity for apple picking, hayrides, ... We went to crane orchards. The property itself was very comfortable and had a well stocked kitchen in terms equipment and pantry items (spice rack, salt,pepper, ...). Only drawback was the closest beach access (there is another a little further away) was closed as it's in need of repair (stairway) but this time of year the beach wasn't a high priority for us.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House

  • 5 of 5

fantastic place to stay. Rod did a fantastic job making sure everything was perfect. We will definitely

return. Paul and Silke Kuhn. Sept.2016

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Great place for a relaxing, low-key getaway

  • 5 of 5

This property was great - very clean and comfortable. Rod was very thorough in providing information in advance and was a wonderful host. The neighborhood was very peaceful and and scenic, and we enjoyed just strolling around the community. The property was a little further away from restaurants and shopping than other South Haven properties we had considered, but that was fine for our group. During our visit, we enjoyed a chartered fishing trip with It Il Do Charters (they were also great to work with), checking out the local shops and playing games at the house. We enjoyed our trip and would definitely recommend Rod's vacation house if you are considering a trip to the South Haven area.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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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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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
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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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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


Rates & Availability

South Haven Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Peak Season 2017
May 28 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

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South Haven Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
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
  • 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
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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