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Charming Cottage Home Steps From Lake Michigan

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


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Wooded Setting, Association Lake Michigan Beach Access

All of the cottage charm that you recall from those childhood memories, with all the features of home. This beautiful cottage home is truly a unique one of a kind experience for you and your family. 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 charm of a 1940’s cottage with all the luxuries of home. The fully furnished kitchen will allow you to enjoy wonderful family dinners. Enjoy your meals in the formal dining area, or escape to the screened in porch for a more relaxed dining experience. The home has a large living/family area that includes a large flat screen TV. The kitchen was recently upgraded with stainless steel appliances.

There two bedrooms, both furnished with queen size beds and flat screen TV’s. There is one bathroom with a large shower. The living/family room has a sleeper sofa.

One of the most interesting outside features of the home is the “Crow’s Nest” our second story viewing deck, the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail while enjoying the views of nature with your family and friends.

We are dog friendly! Yep, we will consider allowing you to take your dog along with you on your vacation, there is an additional fee for Fido, and we do have some size and common sense guidelines that must be adhered to. Fido even has access to the private pet relaxation area (fenced in pet area). We love our dog, and are willing to share our home with other pet owners who have well behaved potty trained pets. Their is an additional fee of $200.00 per week for Fido.

PLEASE NOTE: This is our primary home, a phone interview and completed accepted rental agreement is required prior to finalizing any rental reservation.

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South Haven Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • 2 dog maximum, less then 50 pounds each. Must be potty trained.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen Bed, Flat Screen TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , King Bed, Flat Screen TV
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

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Charming Cottage Home Steps From Lake Michigan
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Beautiful!!! A little piece of heaven.

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved this house. Our favorite spot was on the screened porch watching the deer, hummingbirds, squirrels, and relaxing to the sounds of the lake waves hitting the shore. Very comfortable home and equipped with anything you could possibly need.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. You were a great guest. You are more then welcomed anytime. Terese and Coreen
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Perfect location, cottage, property!

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was just the right size for our family of four and one dog! We choose this property because of the description and reviews on website - everything was accurate and cottage did not disappoint. What a great place to spend a long weekend with our older children before they return to college in fall. Location is great - short drive to both South Haven and Saugatuck/Douglas. Plenty of things to do in area as well as plenty of space to relax back at the cottage. Hummingbirds visit regularly - quite the treat to watch them along with other birds from screened porch. We especially enjoyed spending time together around the table on the back porch watching the hummingbirds, reading, or talking while the sounds of Lake Michigan waves hitting the shore could be heard in background. Cottage very comfortable, clean, and had everything we needed. Home owners are responsive, helpful, and a pleasure to work with.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Lake Home

  • 5 of 5

This lake home was the perfect vacation spot for our family of 5. We were able to spend a few afternoons at the beach a short drive away, had a successful day on a fishing trip and a fun day at an amusement park.....all of this mixed in with a lot of relaxation time.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful, peaceful home

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in Terese and Coreen's cottage. The pictures here are accurate but they can't capture the beauty of the setting or the comfort of the home. We arrived after a 12 hour drive and found the house spotless, with the necessities provided and the beds made. It was a huge relief! The art work throughout the house is very special and I loved being able to stop and enjoy it during quiet times. We were able to bring our dogs and walked them down to the lake every morning and evening. The neighborhood is very quiet but we did meet friendly neighbors along the way. When you want more activity South Haven and Saugatuck are just short rides away. We were lucky enough to meet Coreen at the Glenn store and she couldn't have been more welcoming and enthusiastic. There isn't a single "however" or "but" in this review because we absolutely loved staying in this cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House in the woods

  • 5 of 5

House was as advertised. Comfortable and very well furnished. Pet friendly with a fenced in side yard. We enjoyed our stay and the hosts were very helpful in assisting us with our itinerary.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Experience Here - We Highly Recommend

  • 5 of 5

I took my family (wife, 7 year old daughter, and dog) to this cottage for our summer vacation, and we all had an amazing experience. The cottage itself was nestled into a little nook of forest, surrounded on all four sides by woods, with a beautiful opening in the tall tree canopy directly above the property, so you would get sun during the late morning and through the mid-day. But the early morning and the late evening were nice and shaded by all the tall trees.

You can hear the waves on the lake from anywhere on the property. The lake and beachfront is just a short 3 minute walk down an access road directly behind the cottage. We spent every morning, and evening, down by the lake with our dog.

The cottage has an attached, fenced in "pen" for dogs, which was absolutely perfect. You can let your dog out into the pen without ever having to step foot outside.

The cottage was extremely well kept, extremely clean, with a new modern kitchen.

It was just a quick 10-15 min drive to downtown South Haven.

The owners were extremely friendly and helpful. Only a phone call or text message away. Very responsive to any/all communications and questions prior to, and during our visit.

My daughter loved exploring the property, and watching all of the different types of birds flying around. It was quite impressive to see so many humming birds.

I simply cannot say enough good things about this cottage, the owners, and our experience there. We all shed a few tears the morning we were departing, as we clearly didn't want to leave. My wife and I talked about needing to retire to this area of Michigan after experiencing it for ourselves.

We are already planning our return trip to this same cabin!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coreen & Terese
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2017

About Coreen & Terese

Hi we're Coreen & Terese, in 1997, we bought our vacation home in Glenn Shores on beautiful Lake Michigan. Like most people who vacation here, you hate to go home on Sunday. The sunsets are breathtaking and the natural beauty of southwest Michigan is captivating; we just knew that we needed a home of our own in this piece of paradise.

Coreen & Terese purchased this cottage in 1997


Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Kent County International Airport
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
2 Miles
C J's Corner Cafe - Glenn
Nearest Ski
33.3 Miles
Timber Ridge - Gobles MI
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Lake Michigan
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $200
Damage Deposit $500

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.

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