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The Sand Dollar Flat ~ at Beach Glass Bungalows

Bedrooms 1
Space 528 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom (Queen & Twin beds), + Sofa Sleeper in Living Room, 1 Bath, Sleeps 5

Welcome! We are a renovated VINTAGE MOTEL with lots of room for your vacation needs. We are very centrally located along the shore of Lake Michigan, a great spot for antiquing, adventure and relaxation! Tour many local wineries & breweries or bring your flip flops & sand buckets and collect beach glass along the Lake Michigan Shore.

Access to 2 public beaches just 1 mile away

+ 4 more in St. Joseph & 2 more in South Haven.

*** NEW 2016 - 2nd unit available right next door to the Sand Dollar Flat! ~ The Sand Dune Flat is Rental #4473315.

We are about halfway between St. Joseph & South Haven, where you can find good food, live music, unique shops, museums & art galleries, and of course BEACHES! Each town has its own lighthouse & boat-filled harbors, featuring individual charm & unique attractions ~ an experience you will not soon forget.

Walk the singing sands of Lake Michigan's beaches, watch the ever-changing sunsets, celebrate the spectacular colors of autumn or snowmobile the Michigan trails.

Whatever the season, the experience is always inspiring & delightful and a perfect getaway from the city.

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Cris

We grew up here in SW Michigan. We love our community and wouldn't want to raise our family anywhere else.

We saw so much potential in this vintage motel (originally named the Big 10). We purchased it in 2009 and over the years we have enjoyed the rehabbing process. In 2010, we welcomed our first guests to The Sand Dollar Flat (Homeaway #294139). We continued the remodel & in 2016 we launched The Sand Dune Flat (Homeaway #4473315).

In the near future, we will complete the 3rd & final flat and continue to share our little corner of Michigan with travelers!

Cris purchased this bungalow in 2009

What makes this bungalow unique

* No smoking

* No pets

* No parties or events

* Backyard shared with 2nd flat.

* No driving through lawn.

* Please turn AC units off when leaving.

* We supply bedding.

* BRING your beach/bath TOWELS.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time at your place this weekend. We were close to everything we wanted to do. Especially the beaches, which our 2 boys couldn't get enough of! Thanks again!!
May 2010
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Coloma Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 528 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 child bed
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , ** NEW Queen Sleeper Sofa May 2015!
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(31 traveler reviews)

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The Sand Dollar Flat ~ at Beach Glass Bungalows
average rating of 4.516129 based on 33 reviews

Relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

The property owners were extremely accommodating, and the property location was very relaxing. The beach within walking distance was not as big as I anticipated and I wanted to run on the beach. So, we went to St. Josephs instead, which was beautiful and only 15 minutes away. We also used the bonafire pit in the back to warm up and relax at the end of the night. Overall, five stars! It was a great trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words Catherine! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us! Unfortunately, the lake is always changing and this year our local beaches do not have much beach.. It's really great being so close to more beach options in St. Joseph & South Haven though! We hope to see you for another getaway soon! Cris & Steve
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Great time

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! The rental was perfect for us. We loved the back yard with the fire pit and room to play. Perfect location as we spend time in St Joseph as well as South Haven. We hope to stay again next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Close to St Josephs

  • 3 of 5

Nice place, clean nicely decorated.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adorable Space

  • 5 of 5

I loved the Sand Dollar Flat! It was the perfect location for what we were wanting out of our trip. It was so close to the beach and just a short drive to St. Joseph! I will definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location. Very comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

This turned out to be a great place for us to stay. We have never visited the area before so didn't really know where would be best. Being avid cyclists it turned out that this location is perfect. There is designated shoulder going in the direction of St. Joe and a very safe road route around Lake Paw Paw. Next time we may go further north where there is supposed to be a longer rails-to-trails type of crushed limestone route.

The location works great to access the wine trail and to easily get to St. Joseph too.

The bungalow itself was very comfortable. The only thing I didn't like was the crinkle of the waterproof mattress pad :)

Remember to bring your own wine glasses or you'll be drinking out of water glasses or coffee cups~ it all works. :)

I would recommend the bungalows and would definitely return myself.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words Bridget! We will definitely add wine glasses to the bungalow. I really don't know why we didn't think of that! I will also look into the mattress pad. It really helps to get feedback like this as we do not stay in the flat away from home like our guests do. We would love to have you back. You will have to try the Kal-Haven Trail next time (maybe that's the limestone route you are referring to?). Good luck in your race/rides this summer! Cris & Steve
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Girls weekend

  • 4 of 5

The property was clean and well organized for a small space. Great location it was close to everything- dining, wineries, beaches and shopping! The house had a nice backyard with a fire pit. Would stay here again it was great for our girls weekend!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $250

Rates are based on maximum number of 5 allowed.
Security Deposit returned approximately 1 week after departure MINUS any credit card fees incurred by us.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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