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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
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning


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.

More Details

Coreen & Terese
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 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


South Haven Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
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 6
  • 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! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Charming Cottage Home Steps From Lake Michigan
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Enchanting Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our (first) visit to this beautiful cottage! Nestled among the trees in a small, quiet, community, the peaceful surroundings were enhanced by the sounds of nature and the rolling waves of Lake Michigan. The cottage itself is lovingly appointed with an atmosphere that exudes warmth and cozines. All amenities were provided for by our gracious hostesses, who were as friendly and kind, as they were generous with their hospitality.

We look forward to returning to this little piece of heaven!!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming cottage in great location.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at this charming cottage over the 4th of July holiday. The location was ideal, about halfway between South Haven and Saugatuck, and just a short drive to Oval Beach. The cottage is nestled in the woods and felt very private. We enjoyed watching wildlife from the screen porch and my wife loved the crows nest. The cottage is well stocked and the hostesses were great.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I (and two pups) spent the weekend at this lovely property and had the best time! The owners were friendly and helpful all the way from the first inquiry to checkout. The house was just steps from the beach and had so much great wildlife watching. We loved the bird books and binoculars to watch birds from the screened in porch and crow's nest. We enjoyed the excellent CD, board game, and DVD collection. The outdoor pen was so perfect for our dogs! The beds were so comfy, and the peace and quiet is something we don't often experience. The house was clean, comfortable, homey, and had everything we needed (and more!) to have a wonderful weekend. Overall, it was a relaxing, comfortable weekend to de-stress and re-connect with ourselves and with nature. We will be returning.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for a spring, summer, or fall get-away

  • 4 of 5

The charmingly rustic house featured woods and a hilltop view of the lake which was a 5 minute walk away. The home was warm, well furnished, with tasteful art and accessories throughout. They allowed us to use anything there as the cabinets and fridge were well stocked for guests. Our puggle loved the room to roam outside. There were great views from nearly every room. Especially scenic was the top deck where we spent a lovely October evening watching the sun go down over the lake and through the trees. That night we drank some local wine from the ladies’ convenience store down the road. Black squirrels were abound and we took many acorns as souvenirs. Our first morning, we watched deer come up past the house from the bedroom picture window.

This place is great for a spring, summer, or fall get-away. It is very close to all South Haven shopping, Saugatuck, Oval Beach, and Holland where we spent our days.

Much gratitude to the hospitality of Coreen & Terese who own the cabin!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great long weekend!

  • 5 of 5

My family (2 adults, 2 kids) had a wonderful time at Coreen and Terese's' home in Glen Haven Shores over Labor Day Weekend! They were greats hosts and the house was clean, comfortable and only a short walk (or drive if you choose) to a beautiful private beach. It also sits on a beautiful wooded lot so were able to see deer and hummingbirds every morning! The house had a really well stocked kitchen so cooking was easy and the house is located exactly between South Haven and Saugatuck so going out to dinner was only a quick drive. We enjoyed many meals on the screened in porch, happy hours in the crows nest, and campfires at night. The private beach (only open to those in the community) was also a huge plus, especially on a busy holiday weekend! It really was an ideal way to close out summer!

PS If you stay, be sure to visit The Glen Store, which they own!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

We were thrilled with our experience at this cottage. We have 3 small children and the house was perfect for us. We enjoyed the scerenity the screen porch provided for all of our meals. The house is at the top of the bluff and you can hear waves crashing on the beach. The house had great amenities: Central AC, direct TV, loaded kitchen, wifi, and DVD players in every room which is great for bedtime movies for the kids.

For us the best feature is the proximity to the private beach as well as to South Haven and Sagutuck (about 15mins each way). The cottage lets you enjoy the seclusion woods and private beach while being able to hit the town for dinner/ice cream and shopping. Another major bonus is you can load up the kids, beach chairs, cooler, and umbrella and drive right up to be private beach( about a 2 min drive) You are literally 30 feet from where you unload the car to where you can set up your stuff. Great sunsets!

The owners were very responsive and own a deli with great pizza and sandwiches just down the road.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

South Haven Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Pre Season 2016
May 25 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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