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Secluded Cottage in the Woods w/Beach Access and Tram

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
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

More Details

Jen Chada
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 20, 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 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 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


Miami Park Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • 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
  • alternative lifestyle
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming


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Secluded Cottage in the Woods w/Beach Access and Tram
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 Motorway
0.1 Miles
BlueStar Highway
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Private Lake Michigan access
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.0%

Thanks so much for choosing us.
Please treat our home as you would your own and respect our neighbors and community accordingly.
This is a NON-SMOKING home please leave it as you found it. No open fires or fireworks allowed.
45 days cancellation notice, no cancellations due to weather, beach conditions or tram availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.