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Secluded Cottage in the Woods w/Beach Access and Tram

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

3 Bedroom + Loft, 2 Bath, (Sleeps 7-8)

This well equipped cottage retreat is located in Miami Park (just 4 miles north of downtown South Haven) features all of the comforts of home without the stress. You’re a short walk (2 blocks) to gated Lake Michigan beach access (approx 150 steps) or you can utilize the tram to save your knees. Only 4 miles to downtown South Haven where you can take in its picturesque waterfront, great restaurants, quaint shopping, and local wineries.

Completed in 2011, the air-conditioned home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a fully-equipped kitchen, a cozy reading loft and a comfy family room with vaulted ceiling that opens onto a spacious patio complete with a gas grill; chimnea for S'more making and a hammock for star gazing. Fully stocked with linens and loaded with amenities like beach equipment and Property also has en suite laundry!

Keywords: secluded, getaway, private, wooded, lake cottage, retreat, beach access, cozy, amenities, close to town, picturesque, tram to beach

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Jen Chada
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2017

About Jen Chada

We bought the land (pictured here) in 2007 and completed the cottage in time for rental season 2011. We plan to live here one day possibly in the near future when our only child goes off to college. We currently live and work in Chicagoland and enjoy spending time at the cottage during the off season.

Jen Chada purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Jen Chada chose South Haven

We fell in love with this location immediately due to it's privacy and proximity to all that South Haven, Fennville, Saugatuck/Douglas and beyond have to offer. The cottage itself was built to spec by a company in Indiana and we take pride in maintaining and managing it ourselves.

What makes this cottage unique

We love the convenience of the beach nearby and the sunsets are simply spectacular! We love seeing nature outside our doorstep like deer, red fox, bunnies and birds of all kinds. Star gazing at night; napping in the hammock by day; taking long walks along the beach have become pasttimes. We have favorite restaurants, farmers markets and local business owners that make us feel like a part of the community which is so welcoming in South Haven


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

Secluded Cottage in the Woods w/Beach Access and Tram
average rating of 4.8510637 based on 47 reviews
Fort Wayne, IN


  • 5 of 5

Lovely home with many amenities in a beautiful wooded lot and near Lake Michigan! Enjoyed the area too!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great property very clean wonderful location everything in order

  • 4 of 5

Thank You Jen

Gemma and I had a great time at you're home we really enjoyed our stay weather was perfect very quiet and close to the lake the tam was really great also. You're home was very clean and everything was in order we would Love to come back next year

Thanks again

John F

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time! The house was perfect for our family of 4, but could have comfortably held more too. We loved the backyard area and spent many nights around the fire. The beach was nice and quiet and the trams were a very nice touch. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Fantastic Friend-cation!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful time and can't wait to book dates in 2017. When we arrived at the cottage everything was in great condition, exceptionally clean and stocked very much like home. The amenities of the cottage made renting so enjoyable and the location to the Lake and wooded lot was so peaceful.

The property was such a great fit for our small group. Our daughter (15 months old) loved all the windows inside the house and of course the stairs. But most of all she LOVED that the cottage had a high chair (because mom forgot the booster at home). Thank you so much for having something as awesome as a high chair!!! We were all very comfortable and had adequate space to relax and have fun, memorable time!!

We found grocery shopping convenient as well as the shops in South Haven and Saugatuck. We visited Saugatuck Brewery, a local breakfast diner in South Haven, explored the beach, golfed, enjoyed evening fires, purchased pounds and pounds of meat from Bob's, BBQ'd, watched wildlife, picked apples at Crane's, ate pie, drank cider, played at the playground, played hide and seek around the trees -- it was WONDERFUL. Thank you so much!!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One word: Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful time and hope to be back next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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I can't say enough good about this wonderful cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

It's perfectly built on a wooded lot that still allows for plenty of space for play in the yard and on the patio. It's an easy walk to Lake Michigan where we enjoyed morning walks, afternoon swims, and evening beach fires and stunning sunsets! The cottage is clean and well equipped with everything we needed to enjoy our stay comfortably. Jen was absolutely fantastic to work with and always responded right away if we needed anything.

I love the fact that there is so much to do in the area! We visited nearby wineries, picked fresh blueberries, kayaked the Black River, shopped in the charming gift shops and even saw a movie at the retro theater in town! This was our fourth vacation at Torti Lake Cottage, and every year it has been perfect for us! We are already looking to book again for next summer! Can't wait!!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
BlueStar Highway
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Private Lake Michigan access
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Miami Park Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 22 2016 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
2017 Peak Season
May 27 2017 - Sep 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Standard pricing
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

60 days cancellation notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Miami Park Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Main Flr - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2-2nd Flr - 1 double
    Bedroom 3-2nd Flr - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Loft/Den 2nd Flr - 1 twin/ single , Inflatable twin
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) Inflatable twin with built in electric pump fits into Loft/Den
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming

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