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Cozy 3BR/1BA Cottage just a short walk to a private Lake Michigan beach.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 8

3 Night Minimum Is Available!.

This is one of the best private beach access points on the Southwest shore.

This home offers the conveniences of cozy bedrooms, cottage style kitchen with all the amenities, charcoal grill and open yard.

Location: This cozy home on a lovely triple lot offers plenty of green space to play, enjoy the fire pit and enjoy a wooded picturesque setting. Just north of St. Joseph Michigan, the cottage lends itself to short drives to many of the area attractions yet feel like you are miles away from any hustle and bustle.

Keyless entry provides you with a unique entry code during your stay so no one has to share keys.

Basics include: WIFI access, cable TV, charcoal grill, microwave, dishwasher, central air conditioning, and 4 off street parking spots. The laundry room is on the first floor with an adjacent sun room.

Bedrooms and bathrooms: On the first floor there is 1 bedroom with queen-sized bed and a TV. The full bathroom is located on the first floor. Upstairs, the 2nd bedroom has trundle twin bed and a full-sized bed. The third bedroom has twin-sized bed.

Kitchen: The kitchen is fully furnished with all the cookware and dishes you will need. There is a dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, and range.

Dining: There is dining table adjacent to the kitchen that will accommodate 6. There is a sun room with a table that will seat 4.

Living room: The living room has plenty of seating with TV with cable access. Adjacent to the living room is a sun room perfect for taking a nap or getting away to read a book.

Unique to this house are the beautiful flower gardens and the large yard where kids can run and play. There are two patio areas; one for outdoor dining and the other for enjoying an evening fire.

Maximum number of guests is 6 unless arrangements are made at the time of booking. Exceeding the maximum will result in the forfeiture of monies paid and termination of occupancy. Be Our Guest homes are not to be used for any parties or special events.

Pets: No pets are allowed at any time.

Minimum Stay: 3 nights

Cleaning Fee: $200

Accidental Damage Protection: $69

Refundable Security Deposit: $500

Michigan Sales Tax: 6%

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager - Be Our Guest
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 12 hours
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

What makes this house unique

This home is perfect for family get-a-ways or wine tour groups on a budget. The lake bluff is a five minute walk from the house (approx. 500 feet) with terraced steps built into the ravine leading to a private, clean beach with clean sand.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a wonderful time at Key Cottage. It was very clean and well kept. Our family of five had plenty of room and had some much needed "together time". Remembering the important things in life. Thank you for a great place to stay and hope to visit again in the fall if available.
Aug 2016
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Amenities

Coloma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 3 Single, 2 Queen
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming

Reviews

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Cozy 3BR/1BA Cottage just a short walk to a private Lake Michigan beach.
average rating of 3.857143 based on 12 reviews
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Very nice ... but ... only 1 small bathroom with NO exhaust fan, very pricey

  • 3 of 5

Very nice place to stay, cute little bungalow, but relatively pricey. The worst part is home away charged a service fee and I'm the one that found the property. John from "Be Our Guest" was the best, next time I'll call him direct and avoid the service fee charged, realistically the owner should have paid for it as it helps "them" have greater opportunity for bookings. Owner didn't return security deposit for 5 days.

Beach was great, be prepared to climb about 75 stairs down to and up from beach, which was just down the road. Adjoining neighbor by fire pit had an obnoxious barking dog.

The bungalow was very nice, comfy and charming ... we loved the upstairs bedroom ... but again only 1 small bath and well water (egg smell) ... for 4 days it was overpriced considering the area and setting It is not "on the beach" nor can you see it ... beach is private but high water levels made you walk a bit to a space with nice sand to lay down and enjoy !! Again, if you have physical limitations, the stairs up and down were the worst

All in all it's what you make of it ... but not worth what we paid for, 4 noburs premium rate, cleaning fee, Home Away service fee and taxes ...

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Terrific Getaway

  • 5 of 5

A beautifully kept house that allowed our group of 6 to sleep and relax comfortably. We enjoyed the local beaches, sunsets, and blueberry picking! Would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Clean and well-appointed. Not the greatest location.

  • 4 of 5

House was well-appointed and clean. Location leaves something to be desired ..near busy road and no place to take a long walk or run. Opening the windows showed lots of dead lady bugs. Nice beach access though and close by restaurants and near St. Joseph.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We will address the Lady Bug issue and clean up the window ledges. Yes the home is near a busy State Highway (M-63). However, the street the home sits on is a dead end street and is lightly used. It leads to the beach access to Lake Michigan and you can walk or run for miles to the North or South.
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5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

This home was in a great location to silver beach and plenty of fun things to do for the family! Plenty of rooms and a great size house for our family of 4! Only complaint would be a more comfortable couch like a sectional for the family to all sit together comfortably

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Not worth what they charge.

  • 3 of 5

We booked this house because we were traveling with 4 teenagers and wanted them to have their own rooms and space. The upstairs was so hot that the kids couldn't sleep up there. The only fan in the house did not work. It was only in the 80's outside and the upstairs never cooled down to a comfortable temperature. The kids ended up having to sleep downstairs, spread out all over the floor. Had we known that we were going to be cramped into such tight sleeping arrangements I could have rented one of the other places that I looked at that were held of the cost of this one. Definitely would not book again.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We, at Be Our Guest, along with our Hosts thrive to correct any issues that a Guest finds during their stay. However, if the Guest does not notify us, we are unaware there is an issue. We provide all our Guests with a 24/7 hot line. I was at Key Cottage this morning to check out a departing guest and checked the A/C. The departing guests had not had a problem with the upstairs being to hot. I turned down the thermostat and the A/C kicked on within seconds. I went upstairs and cool air was blowing from the vents.
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needs work and security camera

  • 2 of 5

House smelled musty on arrival. Upon first load of laundry whole house smelled like a bad port a potty. Maybe a sewer problem. Could not run laundry or dishwasher without that overwhelming smell. On a septic. Check for repairs before signing up. Also one of our cars was burglarized overnight. Stupidly left some big dollar items in car. Over $1000 loss while we slept. Not feeling safe to have someone lurking about while we slept. Check to see if security cameras have been installed before booking. Also the short walk to the beach is short but down some horrific rudimentary steps with no hand rail. It is a challenge for someone with knee issues or foot problems. The property manager was nice.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Be Our Guest is sorry for the inconvenience caused by the drain problem while these guests were staying at Key Cottage. As soon as the owner was informed that there was a problem a plumber was contacted and was there the next day. It took the plumber some time and several visits to find the problem and fix it. But it is fixed. These things happen. We are also sorry that one of the guests’ unlocked car was burglarized. Our owner has owned the cottage for almost 50 years and this has never happened before. The cottage is located in a quiet country area, and any kind of crime is highly unusual. As for the association stairway to the beach: The owner has no control over the stairway access to the beach. It is controlled and maintained by the home owners association. We will forward this guest’s concerns to them for consideration As for guests who are physically challenged or have small children Hagar Township Beach (less than a mile away) is a wonderful alternative although not private.. It has handrails as well as swings and picnic tables. Be Our Guest, LLC
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
South Bend
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
St. Joseph
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Harbor Shores
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Ryebells
Car: recommended

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