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Looking North from Cottage - walk forever

Looking North from Cottage - walk forever Stairs to the Cottage's 100' of Private Beach Looking up from the beach Swing in front yard Master Queen Bedroom 2nd floor overlooking lake First Floor Twin Bedroom with sitting area First Floor Queen bedroom Looking from Living room into the kitchen Living room looking out to the screen porch Wood burning Fireplace & Directv Screen Porch overlooking Lake Michigan Just a every day sunset at the cottage

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Last updated: 04/03/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Stevensville cottage description

A charming family 3 bedroom cottage that is newly updated, fresh, open and right on the shores of 100' of the most beautiful expansive private beach in Southwest Lower Michigan on the shore of Lake Michigan.

This enchanting Lake Michigan waterfront setting is also tucked in a very private neighborhood that is surrounded by Grand Mere State Park, so wild life abounds. Walk the pure sand beach and collect beach glass as you stroll, take in all the nature and some of the most dramatic sunsets you will ever enjoy.

This comfortable cottage sleeps six (2 Queens, and 2 singles). The master bedroom is upstairs overlooking the lake, lie in bed and watch the waves, boats, and people strolling the beach. The sounds of Lake Michigan will help put you to sleep and really get you to totally escape your busy and stressful lives. Relax on the screened porch as you enjoy putting your feet up and reading a book on the white wicker or serve a family meal on the table.


Outside you'll find a Weber grill, picnic table, wooden swing and a lush green yard for fun and games. Make family memories with an evening fire bowl on the beach complete with marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers. Or if the evening is cool, why not have a fire inside the cottage, while watching the flat screen TV with CD player built in & (cable). The cottage has a half bath up-stairs in the master and a full bath on the main floor.

In the summer an outside shower is provided to rinse off after a day at the beach. This cottage is equipment with all linens & towels; you only need to bring beach towels. In the master bedroom is cathedral ceiling & fan, a wonderful sitting area as well as its own small deck off the half bath.

Only 75 minutes from downtown Chicago, Exit 22 off Michigan I-94, the cottage is only 5 minutes from the exit.

This area has outstanding restaurants (Tosi's, Grand Mere, Tabor Hill), wineries, golf courses, and about 15 minutes from downtown St. Joseph, Mi. Our sunset coast is becoming more and more popular with out-of-state visitors. From Art Fairs to Ice Craving there is always something going on in the area.

Book your dates now for fall 2009 or 2010 season. You?ll feel right at home and never want to leave!

This cottage is a non smoking cottage.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          Entertainment

          • Television
          • Satellite / Cable
          • DVD Player

          Theme

          • Family
          • Away From It All

          Attractions

          • Museums
          • Cinemas
          • Restaurants

          Leisure Activities

          • Boating
          • Miniature Golf
          • Shopping
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Antiquing
          • Sight Seeing

          local services and businesses

              • Fitness Center

              Location Type

              • Beachfront
              • Waterfront
              • Lake

              sports and adventure activities

              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Hiking
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Skiing
              • Golf
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Water Skiing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Snorkeling

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining
                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining Area

                  General

                  • Telephone
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Filtered Water
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Internet
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Bottled Water
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Water Cooler
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Fireplace
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Heating
                  • Parking
                  • Living Room
                  • Wood Fireplace
                  • Free Long Distance

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Toaster
                  • Grill
                  • Blender
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Stove
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Microwave
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Kitchen:

                    Micro-wave, oven, coffee pots, cookware, blender, popcorn popper, dishes etc....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Stove
                  • Dishwasher

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Screen Porch / Veranda
                  • Wood Deck
                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Outdoor Grill
                   

                  Reviews

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                  • Tranquility - Peace

                    Tranquility - Peace

                    • Guest Bobby L (northern Virginia, USA)
                    • Date of stay 03/15/10
                    • Review Submitted 04/06/10
                    I am writing this review from Europe, yet I would prefer to be back at this wonderful sanctuary. After business and the rush of the city, it was so pleasant on my last visit to take time to reflect watching the sunset. You are nestled between a state park and a naturte preserve. While the waves on the PRIVATE beach are soothing to the ear at night, the day time sun warms the flesh. While there, I did use the wireless Internet, and made use of the nearby outlet malls. When I mentioned this proposed trip to the owners, they promptly provided a discount card! I enjoyed local restaurants (especially the non-chain types). The best part is the local knowledge of the owners. They pointed me to a specialty butcher who provided me with above restaurant quality beef. In case the reader thinks that this review is a one-timer, I have visited this cottage several times a year and consider it one of the finest experiences that I treasure. A great place to write a book.....or especially a ROMANTIC Getaway! Great place for kids - very safe, and lots to do.

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children.

                    Owner response: So glad to hear that their stay was again so very memorable! Look forward to your families next visit...thanks so much.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • Dream Honeymoon

                    Dream Honeymoon

                    • Guest Kimberly316 (United States)
                    • Date of stay 09/14/12
                    • Review Submitted 09/17/12
                    We spent the last two days of our honeymoon here and could not have dreamed up a better place to stay. The owner's, Nancy & Mark, were so sweet and accommodating. The cottage was absolutely adorable and the view was the most amazing sight ever. The beach was secluded and it was like having our own private beach on Lake Michigan for the weekend. Even the neighbors walking their dogs were so sociable and kind. There is also plenty to do and see in the surrounding area including Silver Beach. We will absolutely be back and would recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet beach vacation.

                    Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                  • Third summer at the cottage

                    Third summer at the cottage

                    • Guest Rich B (Downers Grove, IL)
                    • Date of stay 07/06/12
                    • Review Submitted 08/18/12
                    This was our third year staying at the cottage and it has become our favorite week of the year. If you are looking for some of the best beach area in Michigan, this is it! Our niece and nephew join my wife and i and they never run out of things to do from running the sand hill to just playing in the water. The house is perfect providing all needed amenitities while giving us the summer cottage feel. We enjoy grilling out most nights and enjoying the sunsets. Mark and Nancy always make us feel welcome and are right there if you need anything.

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                  • A Slice of Heaven

                    A Slice of Heaven

                    • Guest gracey8 (Downers Grove, Il)
                    • Date of stay 07/06/12
                    • Review Submitted 08/16/12
                    We have stayed in this cottage for 3 years in a row. You could not ask for anything more for the view, the georgous private beach and the charming cottage ! Everything has been updated and is so comfortable ! We love waliking down the steps every day to a clean sandy beach that is private ! We enjoy being able to cookout and watch the sunset without having to go anywhere. What else could you ask for?

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children.

                    Owner response: Thank you for your visit, we are so glad you had a great time! Nancy & Mark

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                  • Don't stay here!

                    Don't stay here!

                    • Guest Andy D.
                    • Date of stay 08/03/12
                    • Review Submitted 08/16/12
                    This would have been the perfect vacation if the owner hadn’t of ruined our week. We were accused of having more than maximum six persons staying overnight on several occasions. The contact clearly states that “Day guests are allowed”, and “Friends or day quests are welcome to visit”. At no time were there more than eight adults at the cottage, and only 5 adults, and one child stayed overnight. The owner also complained to my quests about having beach chairs to close to the water, and storing our chairs overnight at the wrong picnic table (one for the B&B that no one used all week, and another for the cottage). In addition there are several other reasons not to rent this cottage. No dogs are allowed, but the owners dog barks every morning at 7:00am, and poops at the cottage. A shovel is provided to clean up her mess. No fireworks were allowed, but fireworks were set off by the inconsiderate neighbors after 10:00pm, while my granddaughter was trying to sleep. The cottage bathroom was grossly filthy, and I had to fix the shower valve when it fell apart. One guest preferred to shower outside because she didn’t feel clean after showing inside. The cottage also has a bug problem. There were spiders, ants, and we found a huge cockroach inside a box of food. There are other maintenance problems as well. The stairs are overgrown with weeds, and the road to the beach was washed out to a point where it was dangerous to walk on.

                    Owner response: We are both the owners and the people that clean the cottage and set the rules. There will always be people that break rules and this group did. We want families that will enjoy this family friendly cottage, treat it like it was their cottage. This group mistreated both the beach and the house its' self. It is the neighbor to the south that has a barking dog and one neighbor to the north that set off the fire crackers. They are private home owners, not renters. And one neighbor did call us and complain about the number of people at the cottage, and I did speak to the renter. We don't want them, their friends/family or any family to use and abuse our charming cottage and beach in the manner in which this group did. We live right next door....so we do know of what we wittnessed.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                    • Guest Erin55 (Michigan)
                    • Date of stay 03/02/10
                    • Review Submitted 03/02/10
                    What a wonderful place to spend a vacation. Nothing like having your own beach on Lake Michigan, nearby restaurants and activites. Also the most awesome thing to relax in the screened in porch watching the sunset or falling asleep to the sounds of waves on the shore. Great for our family with small kids but I am sure it would be awesome for just couples too! Excellent place and owners!

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                   
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Off Season
                  Apr 1 - May 31, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $350
                  $1,500
                  On season
                  Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,500

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Tax Rate 6%

                  Notes:

                  $1500-$2100/wk US Dollars

                  Nov-May 12 .. $350.00/3 nights .. $1500/week (3 night min);

                  May 13-Oct 28 ................ $2500/per week (1 week min);

                  50% Down Remainder at 30 days before arrival date;

                  Friday to Friday, Check In by 4:00 Out Check Out 11:00.

                  Dates Available: March to December

                  Deposit of $1,250 with booking, balance due 30 days prior at that time include tax of 6 percent on entire amount.


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                  Last updated: 04/03/2014
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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1980

                  About the owner: My husband and I purchased the cottage from his family and two years ago totally remodeled the inside of this vintage cottage, making it look more beachy/European. We live next door to the cottage and love to see people enjoy the comfort and beach living that our area has to offer. We added air conditioning the fall of 2011.

                  Why the Owner Chose Stevensville:
                  This land has been in the family since 1919, it is a very special and secluded treasure boosting one of the best beaches that Michigan has to offer. And it is surrounded by the Grande Mere State Park, so one can plan on seeing lots of deer, wild turkeys, and many different types of birds.


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                  Photos

                  • Looking North from Cottage - walk forever

                    Looking North from Cottage - walk forever

                  • Looking up from the beach

                    Looking up from the beach

                  • Master Queen Bedroom 2nd floor overlooking lake

                    Master Queen Bedroom 2nd floor overlooking lake

                  • First Floor Queen bedroom

                    First Floor Queen bedroom

                  • Living room looking out to the screen porch

                    Living room looking out to the screen porch

                  • Screen Porch overlooking Lake Michigan

                    Screen Porch overlooking Lake Michigan

                  • Stairs to the Cottage's 100' of Private Beach

                    Stairs to the Cottage's 100' of Private Beach

                  • Swing in front yard

                    Swing in front yard

                  • First Floor Twin Bedroom with sitting area

                    First Floor Twin Bedroom with sitting area

                  • Looking from Living room into the kitchen

                    Looking from Living room into the kitchen

                  • Wood burning Fireplace & Directv

                    Wood burning Fireplace & Directv

                  • Just a every day sunset at the cottage

                    Just a every day sunset at the cottage

                  $350 - $357 per night (USD)
                  6

                  3 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 04/03/14
                  Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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