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Prime Location at North Beach, don't settle for block walk to beach.

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms plus enclosed outdoor shower, sleeps 9-11.

Thank you for your interest in the Sand Trap Beach House. The Sand Trap is located in the prime area of North Beach in the Monroe Park area. It is just steps from the beach. No Stairs or inclines to get to the beach. The Sand Trap has four bedrooms and 2 full baths plus an additional enclosed outdoor shower. All bedrooms are located on the second floor. The master bedroom has a queen bed and a twin bed, it features a 2nd story deck that overlooks the lake and the beach. The second Bedroom has a queen bed, the third bedroom has a double bed and the fourth bedroom has two twin beds. The family room has a TV & DVD player; there is a dining room off of the kitchen. The kitchen has all of the amenities that you need. When you first enter the home, there is a small sun room, which is a nice room to sit at the table to play cards etc. The front of the house has a patio with two tables and plenty of chairs for outdoor eating.

As of summer of the 2017 Season: We have renovated the Sand Trap. It was just completed for the summer 2017 rental season. We gutted the kitchen and both of the bathrooms. We converted one of the half baths to a full bath. As of the 2017 rental season, there is a brand new kitchen and two new full bathrooms & new windows in 90% of the house.

Other Ammenities: Other amenities: free wifi, A/C (Central air), 2 televisions, VCR, 2 DVD players, one in the master bedroom and one in the family room. Gas grill, enclosed out door shower, New Washer/ Dryer. Kitchen: oven/range, microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal, coffee maker, blender, everything you need for cooking. Bikes are kept at the back of the house for you to use but we can't guarantee their condition from week to week. Plenty of chairs for sitting on the patio and for outdoor eating.

More Details

Kari Schrader
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

What makes this house unique

We renovated the Sand Trap last winter and it was completed spring of 2017. We gutted the kitchen and both of the bathrooms, and installed new windows in 90% of the house. The result is a brand new kitchen and two newly remodeled bathrooms.


South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellation Policy: 2 weeks prior, If you need to cancel, & we are able to get the house re-rented, we will refund you any & all payments made.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , This is an enclosed shower in back of the house.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , New bath, was gutted & converted into a full bath 2017
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , This all new bath was completely gutted in 2017
  • An additional enclosed outdoor shower is located at the back of the house.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , TV & DVD player
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • The Master Bedroom has a queen bed and a twin bed. It also has a deck off the master that you can sit out and see the lake, beach and sunsets!
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Shed
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
There is a shed in back of the house that has some miscellaneous items. There are beach toys, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, bike pump, 2 bikes etc. These items are not guaranteed to be in working condition from week to week & quantities can vary.


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Prime Location at North Beach, don't settle for block walk to beach.
average rating of 4.2 based on 10 reviews

Great location, and a comfortable house

  • 4 of 5

Great north beach location -- a quick walk to the beach. House was very comfortable and clean. Property owner was very pleasant and always available to answer questions. Kitchen is well equipped. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay at The Sand Trap

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at The Sand Trap. We love the location, it is at the main North Beach, we could easily run to the house to grab a drink or lunch and then head right back to beach. We also walked to town several times. The house was clean when we arrived, and the updates were really nice too.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fun week at the Sand Trap but no internet access

  • 3 of 5

The Sand Trap is located in a prime location in South Haven, a block from the beach. The recent kitchen and bath renovations were a great upgrade and the house was very clean upon arrival. But the TV and internet did not work all week and our cell phone service did not work in the house either. Although this wasn't a huge deal for our group as we spent the majority of our vacation outside of the house, it was an inconvenience not being able to use our phones all week.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice comments on the remodel. I am so sorry about the cable/internet service. I had called Comcast and had an automated reset done. I had assumed that took care of it when I didn't hear back from you. It had been working fine the weeks before. The day you checked out & new people checked-in, I realized it wasn't working. I then found out that Comcast had shut off the service, which we did not ask them to do. I am so sorry, though it does not help you, it is back on and cable & internet is working.
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Love the cottage feel but updated appliances and bathrooms

  • 5 of 5

We love this cottage. It's so close to the beach and has a nice large porch to relax on. We ate most of our meals outside. The extra fridge on the porch was a bonus because cold drinks are only feet away. The ac is a relief on those extra hot muggy days. Happy to get good sleep in a cool environment. My kids love the butterflies and lightning bugs all around (along with the blue moon ice cream at the concession stand a block away). It's a real treat coming from Colorado. We would gladly stay here again anytime.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house. Close to beach. Love the new kitchen and appliances.

  • 5 of 5

We love this house. We will stay again. It is so convienent to downtow and the beach. Great outdoor seating for meals and entertaining. Brand new baths and kitchen.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Karen, Glad you enjoyed your stay! We plan to do a few more updates, we plan to paint the dining room & put in new dining room light fixtures this fall, and possibly put new flooring in the sun room. We hope to hear from you again:-)
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Newly remodeled beach cottage on North Beach

  • 5 of 5

I've been staying at this lovely beach cottage with my family for years and always enjoyed it. The owners have recently remodeled the place and now it's like the cherry on top of the sundae! New kitchen with new appliances, two great showers in fresh new bathrooms, make this cottage a wonderful place to gather with your family. A quick walk to the beach with a new playground for the little ones (they finished it while we were there this week!), make it ideal for kids. Lots of outdoor seating which is where we spend most of our time. I highly recommend this home for those that want a true beach vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $250

For a detail list of rates, click on the rates tab & then click see rate details. A deposit of half of the rental fee is required to reserve the house.The balance is due 30 days prior to check-in. A $250.00 security deposit is also due at that time and will be returned to you after your departure. A $100 cleaning fee will also be applied. We rent the Sand Trap Sat to Sat. during prime time in the summer, and by the night with a 3 night minimum during the off season. If you do not want to pay the extra $222 service fee that homeaway charges to book with a credit card, you can send me a check directly to avoid this fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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