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Lake Michigan Shores Club Cottage

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

Lake Michigan waterfront home perfect for family reunions and other gatherings. Preserved and updated late 1800's Victorian farm house sits atop a bluff with expansive Lake Michigan views. Huge raised deck for sunning, outdoor dining and enjoying our spectacular sunsets. Easy access to private Glenn Shores Association beach using private beach pathway located just 100 paces away.

Large professionally equipped kitchen includes two sinks, two dishwashers, commercial range and two ovens. Twelve person dining room with windows on three sides, living room with fireplace, keeping room, lake room, sun room.

Four bedrooms upstairs, two with lake views and queen beds, one with antique furnishings and a full bed and one with twin bunkbeds and two full beds. Downstairs bedroom has two twin beds. Central air conditioning serves living, dining, kitchen and two bedrooms but is rarely necessary due to cool evening breezes from Lake Michigan. Other bedrooms have ceiling fans.

Nestled between the resort towns of Saugatuck and South Haven with Lake Michigan to the West and a golf course to the East, this is the perfect vacation retreat.

Rental week begins Saturday at 3pm and ends the following Saturday at 10am.

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2017

About Michael

Shores Club is my home six months a year. My family and I love it and sincerely hope you enjoy your summer vacation here.

Since retiring from a career in Chicago, I have operated an RV resort property management business in Michigan and Florida. That business takes me away from the house in the summer time which is why it is available for rent.

Most or our renters over the past 10 years have been family reunions for grandparents, their adult children and their grand children. The house is perfect for these kinds of family gatherings.

Michael purchased this house in 1994

What makes this house unique

The house has an interesting history so we have collected some informationstories from several of the families who occupied it at various points in time. As we understand it, the house was constructed in the 1870s for a fruit farmer and was located on the site of the Glenn Shores Golf Course. The building that currently serves as the club house for the golf course was originally the barn for this house.

In the late 1920’s Glenn Shores was developed as a resort community and the house was moved to its current site by rolling it on logs and pulling it with mules. The developer intended to use the house as a beach club for the Glenn Shores development and poured the foundations behind the house to add a large dining room. When the developer went bankrupt in 1927, the house began to be used as a summer cottage.

It was winterized and remodeled by us. Pages from the 1920’s brochure are framed and hung around the stairs and landing along with a map and renderings of the house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lake Michigan Shores Club Cottage has been a summer rental since 1998 but this is the first year we have been listed on VRBO. As such, there have not yet been any entries into the guestbook.
Jan 2007
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South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming


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(18 traveler reviews)

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Lake Michigan Shores Club Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
Grosse Pte Farms,MI

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Michael, for a wonderful week at Shores Club Cottage. The accomodations were wonderful and so well appointed for our famly reunion. Beds and pillows are comfy , so necessary for a good R & R. We so enjoyed the spacious kitchen and ample room to prepare. The best part was being able to sit all 13 adults around one table. Even better to have 14 adirondack chairs for susnsets on the deck. We'll be back... Paula & Michael

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2007
  • Stayed: June 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Place on Lake Michigan

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time at the Shores Club Cottage last weekend. The weather was gorgeous. The house accommodated our large crew fabulously and we loved all the different spaces to gather. Though we spent most of our time on the deck. Thank you for making our weekend so memorable as we celebrated the 94th birthday of our family patriarch.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Frankenbooth, MI

o'connor's place

  • 5 of 5

Our family has rented the Lake Michigan Shores Club Cottage for the last two consecutive years, and we plan to stay again. This is a place with a lot of room, and if you have three children and their spouses and all of their children, you'll need every inch of it. The cottage is very well cared for and has all the amenities--five bedrooms, two bathrooms, two kitchen sinks and two dishwashers, the private sandy beach is a five-minute walk away and you are half-way between South Haven and Saugatuck. The front yard is big enough for bocci, baseball, football and tag. The back yard is for grilling, cocktails if you can fit them in, and absolutely killer sunsets. This is a very, very nice private place to stay. Our request for baby cribs was taken care of without a hassle (and, when we left behind a cherished baby quilt, they found it asap and mailed it to us right away). The owners are polite, understanding and very responsive to suggestions as to cottage improvements. The rental is not cheap, but if you can afford it this is the place you've been looking for. It will knock your socks off.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Rapids, MI

A Lucky Find!

  • 5 of 5

Our glorious week at the charming Shores Club Cottage was nothing short of perfection! Outdoors, we soaked up the spectacular views from the spacious deck and witnessed some of Mother Nature's finest. We also took many walks on the beach, biked and kayaked, lounged and thoroughly relaxed under the sun, moon, and stars. Indoors we enjoyed the variety of sitting rooms for relaxation and conversation, communed in the kitchen and dining area, and thoroughly enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere of this historic cottage. Our group intends to return to this cottage again and again for many years to come. A heartfelt "Thank You" goes out to the owner Michael for his prompt and friendly service and hospitality. We feel very lucky to have found this special place!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Frankenbooth, MI

Just the ticket

  • 5 of 5

This large, beautiful, and homey cottage was everything we hoped for. Its five, tasteful bedrooms accommodated our burgeoning family, including six small grandchildren. We like to cook, and the kitchen, with its great stove, two sinks and two dishwashers served all of our practical needs. The second floor deck offers stunning views of Lake Michigan. And with such a crowd, we were glad the bathrooms were designed to be used by more than one person at a time. The beach was clean and accessible--only a short walk down the road. It provided a perfect respite for beleaguered young parents and a delightful adventure for the little ones. We found Michael to be professional, honest, and responsive to our requests. All in all, we loved it, and we want to return to Lake Michigan Shores Club Cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

House was great and had a beautiful view of Lake Michigan from a second story living room and deck. The association beach was clean and not crowded. The owner was very helpful. My family and friends had a wonderful time. There are lots of farms in the area for produce, ice cream and berry picking, Saugatuck and Holland are not far either.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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