Vacation in the Shadow of a Dune.(10 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1.25 Baths, (Sleeps 5)
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
'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.
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Member since: 2002
- Max. occupancy 5
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
- Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- 1.25 (Outdoor shower enclosed with hot and cold running water)
- 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
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 5 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Housekeeping $135
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Tax Rate 6%
Pets are not permitted. Housekeeping fee is charged at $135.00 do not supply beach or bathing towels is a washer/ dryer for your use. If cancelled $75.00 cancellation fee charged for any and all cancellations. Cancellations made within 60 days of arrival date, a forfeiture of the full advance payment will occur.If owner is able to rebook the property for all or part of the period, a refund will be issued
minus the $75.00 cancellation fee
1/2 down due within 7 days of booking, balance due 3 weeks before occupancy.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Borders West Michigan proposed Water Trail for non motorized crafts & Pilgrim Haven Recreational site currently under development
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, MI, USA:
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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Featured in Coastal Living Magazine
Shifting, ever changing landscape
Photo taken before trees had their leaves.
South Haven Light house approx 3 miles North of the Sandbox
After a day at the beach enjoy the outdoor shower and shady deck area.
Viiew from the road at back of home.
All the charm of a Lakeside cottage but everything is new!!!
Views of frontal dunes by cottage-beyond miles of Lake MI beach.
View from dune overlooking Sandbox Lake is opposite direction
This listing was first published here in 2002.
Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017
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