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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 day
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Calendar last updated:
August 16, 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


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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Secluded Cottage in the Woods w/Beach Access and Tram
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 52 reviews

We found Torti Lake Cottage to be warm and welcoming and accurately represented.

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful week in this beautiful home. It was clean and beautifully decorated to provide a welcoming, home-like atmosphere. We came to have a much needed vacation and brought along our 4 grandchildren. The cottage gave us the opportunity to make wonderful memories with them and forget our everyday cares. Everything you need is provided. The owners were terrific to work with. Of course, Lake Michigan is beautiful.

Coincidentally, at our home our grandchildren have a set of colored plastic cups and dishes that they use. Each child has a color. Well, what a surprise to find the cottage had the exact same dishes for the children to use! Though they provide a television we did not find the need. There were games to play in the evening if you ever came inside! With a lovely yard and patio we continued our outdoor fun into the evenings as well. The neighborhood is beautiful and made the short walk to the beach enjoyable. As our week came to an end none of us wanted to leave. Even our young grandchildren said " I wish we could stay here forever." Thank you so much for sharing your home and allowing us to make great memories.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How kind of you to share those lovely details of your stay with us. We love having folks like you as guests who remind us why we chose this spot in the first place. Please, come visit us again tho make more memories! Thank you!
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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: Jul 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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Wonderful Place to Reconnect

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time. It was very neat and clean. Close to the beach, tram was fun for kids to ride in and close to other cute towns to explore!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for choosing us for your vacation stay. I wish your weather had been better, but it sounds like you made the best of it by visiting area attractions. We'd love to accommodate you again! Jen & Mike TLCottage
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Beautiful place.

  • 5 of 5

very clean and neat all away around.awesome beach and Tram!!!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable home in the woods

  • 4 of 5

The house was very comfortable. We enjoyed our stay as well as the privacy this home allowed. The back patio & yard was a great place to relax. Although I was here for work, I would highly recommend this home for vacation.

The only negatives were that there was no cable T.V. and the internet was limited in data.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 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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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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 Peak Season
May 27 2017 - Sep 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $250

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.
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