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Sitting in tall trees on a sand dune an easy walk to the beach

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 nights


Covert House Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedroom 3 1/2 baths and very spacious living area with picturesque fireplace

*June bookings best value* Nestled comfortably in a shaded community this new construction was completed in July of 2011. This Family Friendly home has all the amenities needed for memorable vacations and retreats, this venue is ideal for melting away the stresses of daily life. Upstairs bedrooms have private bathrooms with showers. Main floor is spacious and features a stone fireplace. The kitchen has all cooking and preparation needs and supplies. Ground level has three bedrooms and one large bath. Wi-Fi is available, DVD player but no 'live TV' at this time. Pets are not allowed by HOA, beach takes 5 minutes to reach by foot. Parking for 4 sedans or two large SUVs. Location on HomeAway map is inaccurate and will not correct.

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

Gary Edmonds
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 6, 2016

About Gary Edmonds

Enjoyment with family and prosperity are very important to me, and as a self-made business owner and father of 3, I have so much to be thankful for.

Gary Edmonds purchased this house in 2011

Why Gary Edmonds chose Michigan

There are few places in America that have the same comforting nuances of this beach house community.

What makes this house unique

Quiet and safe for people of all ages, this community has been around for a long time because it retains it's clean premises and friendly neighbors, year after year.


based on 13 traveler reviews

Sitting in tall trees on a sand dune an easy walk to the beach
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Great House in a Beautiful Setting

  • 4 of 5

Great home in a beautiful setting. Our family (7 adults and 2 grandchildren) had a wonder time together in the Dunes! The house fit our needs perfectly. The two 3rd floor bedroom suites were used by my daughter and son-in-law; and my wife and me. The first floor bedrooms and dual vanity bathroom were perfect for my three sons and the grandkids. The second floor great room and kitchen provided many opportunities for us all to be together.

My wife and daughter loved the kitchen and it was well supplied with at the utensils, pans, and dishes necessary for everything we made.

The beach is a short <5 minute walk up the gravel road past a few houses (the neighbors were great) and down the dune face using two sets of stairs. My daughter was 7 months pregnant and managed to climb back up the stairs by taking it slow. If you don't like stairs, you will not want to go to the beach. The beach itself was private, clean and about 20 yards wide. We enjoyed body boarding, kayaking, and swimming. The water was cool (65-70 degrees).

We only have a few minor negatives...

The internet access was very slow (0.5MB/sec download). In today's world of 24-7 access this was frustrating. However, some people might find this freeing!

When the owner/manager says the water in mineral rich, believe it. My wife's blond highlights were orange after two days. All of our skin had orange streaks and patches. We stopped doing laundry because some light colored clothes were stained. Recommend you bring laundry detergent, shampoo, and soap for that type of water.

The tics were bad (not something the owner can control). After removing two tics in two days we conducted daily checks. Recommend you bring a tic removal tool.

The house needs an outside area to spray off the beach sand on legs and feet before going into the house. We did find a faucet on the side of the house and hose in the storage room which worked for us. The owner/manager mentioned this is on his list of to-do projects.

The owner/manager was great.

In all we had a great visit. South Haven (15 minute drive) has everything you need. Be sure to go to Sherman's for ice cream! My sons and I enjoyed golfing at Paw Paw Lake Golf Club. We also spent an afternoon in St. Joseph.

We would definitely consider staying at this house again. If you are looking for a nice weekend getaway or a longer vacation on Lake Michigan, this would be a great house. I would also consider it for a retreat. Maybe a church group.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming, Beautiful, Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Cabin is absolutely lovely. I stayed over a weekend with 9 people and it felt incredibly spacious even with all of us. The kitchen is large and open, and well stocked with all implements you may need. There is even a pantry with some basic food items, and condiments in the fridge which is always nice. The cabin was clean, beds were comfy, towels and linens were provide, laundry on site, everything you could ask for.

The cabin is surrounded with beautiful trees, so many cute chipmunks running around. Super short walk down to a lovely beach. Beach chairs are also provided, which is nice.

We has an absolutely wonderful time and I would definitively recommend the cabin to anyone looking to stay in the area. Fennville is a really nice town not too far from the cabin with lots of neat little places -- an artisan creamery, multiple vineyards, a hard cider production farm, and so many art galleries. Definitively check out the brochures and information available on the table. This is a fabulous cabin in an amazing part of Michigan, there is so much to do if you are up for adventures, and if you just want to sit and relax at the lake, it is perfect for that too.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious comfortable cabin with a beautiful beach

  • 5 of 5

9 friends and I rented this cabin for the weekend. It is pretty much half way between Chicago and Detroit which made it an easy spot for all of us to get to. The cabin was bigger than I expected and saying that it houses 10 people is underestimating it. There are beds enough for ten people but you could easily fit more comfortably on the couches or by BYO air mattresses. The beach is a short walk from the cabin and it is quite beautiful. It is private-ish, we were the only ones on it for most of our stay but it's shared with the other members of Linden Hills. South Haven was a fun spot to visit and get ice cream. I will definitely be renting here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed the our house! Yes there is plenty of room to spread out in it and guests more than 10 are perfectly welcome as per the contract at $100/night additional! It's so good to hear you had a good time and I look forward to hearing back from you!
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Quiet and Humbly Luxurious

  • 5 of 5

This house is a hidden gem. It is cozy and at the same time made me feel somewhat extravagant, like I was at a resort. And we all felt right at home. Its clean and stocked with room for 10 people and space to spare. I was there with my 1 year old and she was able to spread out and really be herself in the space.

I can honestly say her and I had one of the best nights sleep we have had in a year. We slept until 10 am on Sunday, and for a new mom, it was heaven.

I would highly recommend this house to anyone that is looking to spend sometime in the quiet hills, listening to the sound of the waves.

It is friendly to all kinds of visitors, if you are a family with young kids, teenagers or a group of peers, this house caters to all different kinds.

I will definitely be back and hopefully for longer next time.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Angela thank you for your great review! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with your baby at our house and we look forward to hearing from you in the future.
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Great hidden spot

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time,, it was an all ladies weekend retreat. everything was perfectly clean,, set up great. My only complaint would be that the garbage is WAY up the hill! We will consider this for our annual KLK

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you kindly for your review! I look forward to hearing from you!
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Beautiful Home, Great Family Gathering Spot

  • 5 of 5

This is the 3rd rental property we have stayed at in Linden Hills and definitely our favorite. The house is big, modern, and clean. It had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. There was plenty of room for my family of 5 and another family of 3, as well as additional family staying at a nearby cottage for dinner gatherings. It is a short walk to a great beach for young kids - not too crowded and the water not too rough. We'll be back next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
South Haven Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
The Curve Inn
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Paw Paw, MI
Nearest Train
23 Miles
St. Joseph, MI
Nearest Motorway
0.75 Miles
I 196
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Linden Hills
Car: necessary

Home is located 800 feet from Lake Michigan and plenty of beach. 18 miles south of Saugatuck and 12 miles north of St. Joseph, there are plenty of restaurants and diversions to keep one busy. 5 miles northis South Haven with the full complement of retail stores, sites and diversions with a full hospital including emergency room. Inlet is large and the home of many lake-going ships and boats and fishing charters. Within easy driving distances are golf, wine tastings and vinyards, including the new PGA level golf course in Benton Harbor that opened in 2011. Home can be rented for full weeks only between Memorial Day and Labor Day, weekend rentals (or midweek rentals) are available during the shoulder seasons.


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(2) small driveways can accommodate 2 full-size cars each. No Pets is non-negotiable don't ask. No fireworks in community or beach.

$500 deposit to hold reservation. Balance due two weeks before arrival date. We accept Major Credit Card, Cashier's Check, Personal Check (must be held to clear before booking) All rentals must have a major credit card for security purposes, even when paying with check.

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Covert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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