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TLC By the Lake-Cozy wooded cottage 4 miles N of town 2blk walk private beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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

This well equipped cottage retreat is located 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 down the bluff) or you can utilize the tram to save your knees. In South Haven you can take in the picturesque waterfront, great restaurants, quaint shopping, and local wineries.

This 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 yard games.

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

More Details

Jen Chada
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Jen Chada

We bought the land (pictured here) in 2007 and completed the cottage in 2011. We plan to live here one day now that our only child goes is off at 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 Miami Park

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 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


Miami Park Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Stocked cleaning supplies for mishaps you can handle. If not, let us know we'll address it pronto. Either way pls alert us so we may fix it right away
  • Thank you for choosing us. We welcome your candor regarding what you loved and what needs improvement. Sign our guest book!
  • We love repeat guests! Feel free to refer us to your friends for discounts on upcoming stays or cash rewards!
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • 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
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 Main Flr - toilet , combination tub/shower , Linen closet with towels provided
    Bathroom 2-2nd Flr - toilet , shower , Towels provided
  • 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
  • alternative lifestyle
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming


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TLC By the Lake-Cozy wooded cottage 4 miles N of town 2blk walk private beach
average rating of 4.8245616 based on 57 reviews

Perfect vacation get away.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent accommodations. Nice walk down to private beach, close to both South Haven and Saugatuck. Lots of room to spread out, really enjoyed the back patio area, very quiet and relaxing.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julie and family, Thanks so much for choosing us and sharing in our cottage guestbook: "I like staying here so much more than in town or at a hotel - it is so relaxing!" We agree and from all the s'more making listed, I venture it was perfect for your kids too! We'll keep the light on for you! Jen & Mike TLCottage
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Great place, comfy and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

Quiet home nestled close to Lake Michigan. Perfect for a family to share many memories.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Returning visitors

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time last year that we rebooked for this year! Perfect location with all the amenities you could ever need.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful and convenient

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at this cottage. Enough room for an extended family to relax and great yard space for croquet and other sports. We enjoyed swinging on the hammock, making smores, and gazing at the stars. The location is perfect, just a nice walk down to the beautiful beach. We also enjoyed easy and convenient trips to Holland, Saugatuck and South Haven with antiques and farms along the way. It's a perfect in-between spot. Tip - check out the Fenn Valley Winery on Thursday's for live music and wine on the lawn. And the windmill tour in Holland! Thank you Jen and Mike. We really hope to be back next year!

Jennifer K. (and family)

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adorable cottage with plenty of needed privacy!

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed slowing down from the hussle of everyday life and soaking up sun, beach, and outdoor play. Perfectly located away from it all but close enough to get into downtown South Haven in a jiffy. We also loved how centrally located South Haven was to playing in St. Joseph to the south and exploring Saugatuck to the north.

The cottage was adorable with all the necessities we needed. I'm missing all the quietness and glorious trees in the backyard.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Fun and relaxing at the same time.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time. They had plenty of fun yard games (ie. Croquet, cornhole, kanjam) for the kids and parents after getting back from the beach. Relaxing fires at night! We really enjoyed it and would recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for choosing us and for playing all those lovingly stocked games! We're so grateful for your recommendation to friends and family and hope you decide to come back again real soon! Thanks again! Jen & Mike TLCottage
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Grand Rapids
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Downtown South Haven
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
HawksHead Links
Nearest Train
65 Miles
South Shore Line to Chicago in Michigan City
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
BlueStar Highway 1/2 block East
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Many to choose from in downtown South Haven
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Private Lake Michigan access 2 block walk
Car: necessary

Of course the best time is right here at the cottage on our patio in the woods grilling out or making s'mores in the chimnea while lounging on the hammock counting the stars. Every night provides the most amazing sunsets and things to do rain or shine.

Cogdal Winery less than a half mile north on Blue Star

Saugatuck/Douglas only 20 min north on I-196 great theatre at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts

Fave restaurants downtown South Haven:

Clementines; Taste; Phoenix Street to name a few

Crane's Apple Picking in the Fall north in Fennville

Bob's Processing for the most amazing bacon!

Antique shopping at Murphy's and Eagle Street

Breweries and Wineries galore!




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.0%

We require a signed copy of our rental agreement as well as a drivers license or gov't issued id upon booking for proof of id submitted prior to acceptance of booking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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