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Visit the Grand Canyon of South Haven!

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Last updated: 09/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

South Haven cottage description

A chance to cure your Nature Deficit Disorder at the 'Sandbox' a newer home fully air conditioned and heated . Very private and secluded located right next to State Park and surrounded by county land.You can walk to the Van Buren State Park, North Point Conservation area + Van Buren Bike/hiking trails. Experience the natural wonder of the MI dunes at your front door. Miles of Lake Michigan frontage located over the dunes in front of the Sandbox.Even when the wind is howling and the rain slashing, the dunes are stunningly beautiful.

They rise from the beach and run toward the interior in increasingly higher peaks and end at the Sandbox. Area is similiar to the Peaked Hill Bars Historic District(Cape Cod) created to protect not only the homes but also the way of life they enabled. The cottages at Peaked Hill attracted playwrights Eugene O'Neill, Tennessee Williams, and novelist Jack Kerouac all seeking space, solitude and beauty. These days you don't have to be an artist to enjoy the Sandbox-you just have to be lucky.

There are no concession stands here or noisey neighbors. Some come alone, others come with family and friends. Some come to write, paint, take pictures,others to heal, to think, to clear their heads, or to just enjoy a week by the Lake in a different latitude. Whatever they do here, whatever their reason for coming, the tracks they make should be their own!

One Bath plus an Outdoor shower( summer use )and wrap-around decks to enjoy the abundance of wildlife attracted to the Lake Michigan shoreline and the surrounding woods. View the deer, birds, fox and the famous 'Black Squirrels of South Haven.' Outdoor firepit located in the shadow of the frontal dune for privacy and seclusion.

This is a year round house available all year. It is an experience that few people have the opportunity to enjoy. Located in the 'Critical Dunes' section of the shoreline of Lake Michigan protected from developers. Home is just as spectacular in the winter as in the summer.Don't just rent a summer cottage-this is a pristine area to be preserved for generations to come.
A wonderful opportunity for someone seeking to experience childhood memories of the shores of Lake MI and the thrill of the ever changing wonder of the dunes. Not your 'typical' rental cottage. Learn what 'true' beach living is all about you are part of it!! Forget having to 'share' the beach, go hiking or skiing over magnificent ever-changing dunes with Lake Michigan and crystal-clear skies as your backdrop.

The 'Sandbox' will enable you to enjoy an area that has been saved for future generations. Sit on your deck in the privacy of your own dune and watch the children play in your front yard. No worry about automobile traffic at the Sandbox, road deadends at the dune where it is located. The dune is active and is always recreating a new dunescape. Your neighbors are the shifting, whispering sands!

Ideal for that romantic weekend get-away or a place to forget about the stresses of everyday life. Your closest neighbor is a magnificent dune!

Access to beach thru private wooded trails or hike thru dune area.
. NO STAIR ACCESS! Private community and private access for those living in and around the
shoreline.

'These dunes are to the Midwest what the Grand Canyon is to Az-once lost, the loss will be irrevocable' Carl Sandburg

Borders the proposed West Michigan Water Trail- bring your non-motorized water craft and head North to Ludington or South to New Buffalo along the beautiful shoreline. Pilgrim haven Recreational Area North along the beach soon to become an incredible outdoor space highlighting this scenic area.

Sorry, NO PETS & NO SMOKING ALLOWED.

Need something large see listing#221441(South Beach+Kids
Corner)


Keywords: Lake Michigan Dune Property

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Kitchen
          • Cooking Utensils

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided:

            Bed linens only BEACH AND BATHING TOWELS NOT PROVIDED....moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Parking Off Street
          • Air Conditioning
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • Central air conditioning and heat, No Pets, Due to dune access to Lake-home may not be suitable for the physically challenged, elderly or very young children. $100.00 extra housekeeping charge if home not left in good condition. $100.00 late check out fee.BEACH AND BATHING TOWELS NOT PROVIDED, PAPERGOODS NOT PROVIDED....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable
              • VCR
              • DVD Player

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio

              Location & View

              • Lakefront:

                Lake over the dune in front of home....moreless

              • Beach View
              • Waterfront

              Activities

              • Live Theater
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Fitness Center
              • Jet Skiing
              • Sailing
              • ATM/Bank
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Kayaking
              • Snowmobiling
              • Hiking
              • Fishing
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Cycling
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Water Parks
              • Winery Tours
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Museums
              • Cinemas
              • Restaurants
              • Miniature Golf
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Shopping
              • Antiquing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Golf
              • Swimming
               

              Reviews

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              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              $200
              $1,400

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Housekeeping $125
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
              • Tax Rate 6%

              Notes:

              Pets are not permitted. Housekeeping fee is charged at $125.00

              1/2 down due within 7 days of booking, balance due 3 weeks before occupancy.


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              Location

              5 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              South Haven Regional Airport
              South Haven
              Nearest Motorway
              Blue Star Memorial Highway
              South Haven
              Nearest Beach
              Home borders Lake, Van a Buren State Park +2 more
              3 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Downtown South Haven
              25 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Nearby
              10 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Hawkshead , South Haven Golf, Beeches, Mini
              3 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Downtown South Haven,many

              Car: Recommended

              Borders West Michigan proposed Water Trail for non motorized crafts & Pilgrim Haven Recreational site currently under development

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2004

              About the owner: Retired real estate professional and carpenter contractor from the Western Suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. Grew up boating on Lake Michigan and visiting harbor towns in Il, Mi, In, Wis and Cn.

              Why the Owner Chose South Haven:
              Incredible frontal dune location. No neighbors to invade your space. South Haven is quaint you can do as much as you want or as little as you want truly the 'Nantucket of the Midwest'.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              Hike thur the dunes, North Point Conservation area(see website) Van Buren State Park and bike on the nearby Kal Haven Bike Trail. The home is the only property in the subdivision surrounded by the natural dunes. Private no traffic road with only 3 other homes sharing the roadway. The road deadends at the Sandbox and the dune situated in front of the home. Home featured in Coastal Living Magazine 2005 upon completion of the residence and is still listed as one of the preferred vacation properties.


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              Photos

              • Featured in Coastal Living Magazine

                Featured in Coastal Living Magazine

              • After a day at the beach enjoy the outdoor shower and shady deck area.

                After a day at the beach enjoy the outdoor shower and shady deck area.

              • Viiew from the road at back of home.

                Viiew from the road at back of home.

              • View from dune overlooking Sandbox Lake is opposite direction

                View from dune overlooking Sandbox Lake is opposite direction

              • Views of  frontal dunes by cottage-beyond miles of Lake MI beach.

                Views of frontal dunes by cottage-beyond miles of Lake MI beach.

              • Shifting, ever changing landscape

                Shifting, ever changing landscape

              • South Haven Light house approx 3 miles North of the Sandbox

                South Haven Light house approx 3 miles North of the Sandbox

              • All the charm of a Lakeside cottage but everything is new!!!

                All the charm of a Lakeside cottage but everything is new!!!

              • Photo taken before trees had their leaves.

                Photo taken before trees had their leaves.

              • Life Guard chair from South Beach, So. Haven, MI

                Life Guard chair from South Beach, So. Haven, MI

              VRBO #19469

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              Date last modified - Saturday, September 13, 2014

              $200 per night (USD)
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              2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 5

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