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Beautiful New Cottage is the perfect tranquil getaway! Walk down to the water.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,610 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath plus additional sleeping loft , 1610 Sqft, Lake Michigan Acce

New Cottage with private association Lake Michigan access!

Do not miss the opportunity to enjoy this new cottage. Just completed in June, 2015.

Bluewater Cottage is a charming summer haven nestled in the woods with 1/4 mile of private association Lake Michigan access. You can walk or drive down to the water via the beach road. At this site, you can swim, launch your kayak, paddle board, or any other hand launched craft.

Due to the constant change in lake conditions, the shoreline may become wider or narrower, sandy or rocky. This is the nature of our beautiful lake. Currently the shoreline is rocky with narrow sand..

The Great Escape:

Located within the private association neighborhood of Glenn Shores makes this the perfect place to bring your bikes to ride along the twisty, tree cover roads and enjoy the solitude of this private getaway. Located North of downtown South Haven, it is also not far from Saugatuck...another amazing coastal town to explore. Nearby you will also find an array of other activities including golf, fishing, kayak rentals, antiquing, a farm market and so much more.

3 Bedrooms, 2 baths, plus a loft room:

Bluewater Cottage is everything a great vacation home should be. It has the coziness and comfort you would expect from a cottage, but with enough room for two families or 3 couples to enjoy comfortably at 1610 square feet. Not only does it have a first floor master bedroom with a king bed and connected bath with a shower and Carrera marble vanity, it also has a queen bedroom upstairs with a vaulted ceiling and a kids bunk room (one twin over full bunk bed and a separate twin bed). In addition, there is a loft room which supplies the kids with their own place to escape to watch a movie, or play games. This room has a twin day bed for sleeping or watching movies that also converts to a king bed, making it ideal for adults too. Adjacent is a cozy reading nook with wicker chairs.

The upstairs has a full bath with a tub/shower combo.

The cottage has hand scraped hickory hardwood floor throughout with wood plank tile floors in the bathrooms. There are also full sized Maytag frontloading washer and dryer for your use and stainless appliances in the kitchen.

On chilly fall nights, you will enjoy the warmth of the fieldstone fireplace in the living room. The is also a 55 inch TV with Roku and Netflix service.

We allow up to 6 adults maximum per booking. The cottage sleeps up to 6 adults or 4 adults and 4 children. The maximum number of guests is 8.

Room 1: 1 King Bed with 32 in TV with Roku and Netflix

Room 2: 1 Queen Bed, desk, rocking chair, and pack-n-play

Room 3: 1 twin over full bunk bed, 1 twin bed, and desk

Loft Room: 1 twin daybed that converts to a king bed (not a sleeper sofa) 32" TV with DVD and a good selection of movies.

Porch Time:

What would a cottage be without a big porch? Whether you prefer to swing on the big front porch to watch the sun rise, or sit in the glider in the screened porch with a good book in the afternoon, this cottage offers both. The screen porch also has a table and chair set.

Family Time:

Since vacations are all about family time, this cottage was designed with families in mind. You will enjoy the open floor plan this cottage offers. The kitchen, dining, and living room are all one large open area. And, with a big farmhouse table which seats 8, you can all enjoy meals together. There is also a large 55" flat screen TV with Ruku and Netflix service, a gas fieldstone fireplace, and dry bar for your enjoyment within this space.

The Kitchen:

In the kitchen you will enjoy all of the modern conveniences with the charm of cottage esthetics. White glass front cabinets, and open shelving display all of the white and blue dishes. Surrounded by glass subway tile, the stainless appliances glisten. Some of the many amenities include an apron sink, quartz countertops, Cuisinart grill, blender, mixer, crock pot, microwave, shake machine, griddle, toaster, and toaster oven.


To stay connected while getting away from it all, there is wireless internet for your convenience. Also, both of the upstairs bedrooms have desks if you must do a little work or check in with the office.

A Good Book:

We had a custom bookshelf constructed in the stairway to hold the many book title available for your use. If you like a good beach read, there are plenty in this library!


Ah... there is nothing like gathering around the fire pit at night toasting marshmallows for s'mores and listening to the crickets. With plenty of room for everyone, marshmallow sticks and wood to burn, this promises to be a favorite pastime of your stay.

Take It Outside:

Planning on a nap? Try out the 13ft rope hammock or bring along some yard games to enjoy on the grass.

BBQ Anyone?

Bring some charcoal along for a great BBQ meal on the outdoor Weber grill.

The Little Ones:

We have few extras to make the stay for our tiny guests enjoyable; a pack n play and changing pad in the queen bedroom closet, a high chair, a wagon, and a turtle sandbox. There is also a rocking chair in the queen bedroom.

Park It:

In order to save as many trees on the property as possible, the driveway will accommodate only a maximum of 3 vehicles and parking on the road is not permitted.

Four Legged Family Members:

Sorry, but your four legged friends and other pets will need to find a resort of their own while you are away. This is strictly enforced.

No Butts About It:

There is no smoking allowed inside or out at this property. Including e-cigs.

Rental Period:

During Peak Summer Season, we rent only weekly Friday to Friday. Please reference the rates tab for applicable dates.

More Details

Debbie and Mark Dickson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2017

About Debbie and Mark Dickson

Owned by Bluewater Cottage LLC

Debbie and Mark Dickson purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Debbie and Mark Dickson chose Southwest Michigan

If you seek a tranquil escape for your family, away from town, but with the modern conveniences you enjoy, this is the place for you. Large enough for two families or three couples to share, without losing the charm of a cottage. Decorated to make you feel relaxed, and all you have to bring are some groceries, a suitcase, and some towels. Most everything else is provided.

What makes this cottage unique

Brand New Construction in 2015. Walk to the water.


South Haven Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1610 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , First Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - shower , Heated outdoor shower for rinsing off. No surround.
  • Bathroom 3 is not a bathroom, but an outdoor shower with hot water. There is no surround and is designed for rinsing off after a visit to the beach.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Maximum of 2 adults.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , The bunk room sleeps 4 children. No adults in bunk beds.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Twin daybed can be converted to a king bed. Sleeps 1-2
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King room is on the 1st floor, connected to a full bath
  • The cottage has a capacity for up to 6 adults plus children, with the maximum allowable occupancy is 8 total persons. Upstairs bedrooms and loft share a bathroom with a tub/shower combination.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Beautiful New Cottage is the perfect tranquil getaway! Walk down to the water.
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Beautiful home with easy beach access

  • 5 of 5

As others have said, the house is gorgeous. My wife is an interior designer and went on all week about the decorating and style.

I'm not an interior designer, but am a neat freak. The house was beautifully maintained, clean, bright, airy and comfortable. We had young kids with us, and even that was OK because the owners provided coverups for the furniture so we didn't worry about getting sand all over the place.

The backyard is perfect with an outdoor dining table, grill, shower and gorgeous firepit we used every night. Seasoned firewood is also provided.

The best part was the ease of beach access. In previous stays, we've had to use stairways of 100+ stairs to get to the beach. There are neighborhood stairs for this private beach, but this property is just around the block from a boat ramp. We drove down to the boat ramp, parked along the access road with other residents, and walked to the sand - no stairs. The beach was uncrowded, clean and quiet.

Debbie was highly responsive to any questions we had, and we cannot wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage

  • 5 of 5

This house is well designed and beautifully decorated. The owners have truly thought of everything!! When we arrived, the house was very clean and the closets, dressers, pantry, etc. were all cleaned out so we had plenty of space to unpack for the week.

My kids loved playing outside in the big yard as well as in the loft area upstairs. We didn't have any rainy days, but if we had, there was a great selection of movies, books, and games to entertain us.

The house is located in a nice quiet neighborhood north of downtown South Haven. While you can't really walk to any of the South Haven attractions, they are a short drive away. I would recommend this house to anyone who is looking for a more quiet/peaceful location as well as anyone who might be a bit more "high maintenance" (like me!) and is looking for a newer/cleaner cottage with all the amenities of home. We would definitely stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well appointed cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

My mother, two aunts and myself spent a long weekend at this beautiful cottage. The owners are great to work with and have done an amazing job decorating their home. The layout of the cottage is very functional for two couples with a master bedroom and bath on both levels, and the beds are very comfortable. The kitchen had everything one would need to prepare meals, if they chose to do so. We ladies really enjoyed the front porch in the morning for coffee and utilized the screened in porch or firepit area in the evenings. We were sad to leave and hope to return again soon for a longer stay. We will definitely recommend this rental to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is picture perfect, inside and out. If literally feels like you are staying in a model home for a Pottery Barn photo shoot. The place is brand new and there is so much attention to detail! The owners are really great, so personable and friendly. The walk to the lake is very short. The fire pit in the back was a big hit with the kids. Speaking about kids, much of the furnishings inside the cottage are white or light "summer" colors, so unless your kids are so small that they'll stay put (i.e., younger than 1) or old enough to treat furniture well, you may be on pins and needles keeping after them to not get things dirty. The drive into South Haven is short and the town is really worth spending some time in.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a cottage near Lake Michigan on pretty short notice (were visiting relatives in Detroit, so not from MI). Owners were very easy to work with. Entire rental process was completed within hours; I was mostly the hold up. The pictures drew us to this cottage, but they didn't do it justice. Such a beautiful, peaceful place. It is extremely east to get to - maybe 3 turns off major highway. Plenty of parking. It's brand new, beautifully built, decorated and furnished, and the landscaping makes it feel like your own paradise. Downstairs master BR was great for older parent. There are plenty of neighbors in the development, but we rarely saw any. Vy quiet. Lots of things to do at house like firepit, large lawn for games, hammock, grill, patio, etc, etc. Having an elderly parent, we had to drive to the private beach - no big deal - plenty of parking. Once on the beach, it felt like we had all of Lake Michigan to ourselves. Perhaps there were 10(?) other people on the beach. The view was stunning. My niece didn't want to get out of water. We did go to South Haven - picturesque little town - had dinner there 1 night. All in all, a wonderful vacation - just wish we could have stayed longer and explored the surrounding areas; we saw a sign for a winery, antiques places, pottery making, etc.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage!

  • 5 of 5

I don't think it would be possible to find a more charming, well decorated, and well stocked cottage in Michigan. We had lovely nights with our children grilling out and roasting marshmallows in the firepit.. The beach was a short stroll away; and is never crowded. The association seems to be filled with very nice families, who were all very friendly. Downtown South Haven is a very short drive away. This place really has it all. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
In South Haven
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
In South Haven
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Hawks Head
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Michigan City
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
In the Village of Glenn
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Nearest Beach
Association and Casco Preserve
Car: necessary

Steelheaders Pro-Am Fishing Tournament, Blessing of the Fleet & Public Sails, Memorial Day Parade, Festival of Cars, Michigan Fly-wheelers Annual Swap Meet & Flea Market, Steel-headers Ladies Fishing Tournament, Waterfront Film Festival, Classic Wooden Boat Show Festival, Harbor Fest, Cottage Walk, annual sailing of the Queen’s Cup Race, Fireworks: Light up the Lake!


Rates & Availability

South Haven Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Spring
Mar 3 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
May 29 2017 - Jun 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Partial Week
Jun 19 2017 - Jun 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Late June
Jun 23 2017 - Jun 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
4th of July Week
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer 2017 (Friday to Fr
Jul 7 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid Fall
Oct 2 2017 - Nov 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Nov 6 2017 - Dec 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 29 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $130
Tax Rate 6.0%

Bluewater Cottage is a place to come for peace and tranquility. Do to the private association neighborhood and permanent residents in our neighborhood, there are no parties or loud music are not allowed. Respectful, quite enjoyment of the property with family and friends is required.

Please review full rental agreement for details. Taxes are subject to change. Cleaning fee is in addition to rental fee and taxes.
Maximum of 6 adults over the age of 18, plus children, with a maximum of 8 total guests allowed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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