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Lake Michigan Cottage with Private Beach Access in South Haven

Bedrooms 3
Property type house


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Located 5 miles south of South Haven, Michigan this newly constructed (completed May 2007) 3 bedroom, 2 bath arts & crafts inspired beach house is nestled in a very private wooded setting in Linden Hills, a 100-year-old resort of 50 charming lake homes on the shore of Lake Michigan. This cottage is custom built with every amenity including fully equipped gourmet kitchen, complete range of stainless steel appliances: gourmet stove, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, washer and dryer with beautiful granite countertops and counter seating. First floor great room has wood burning fireplace, dining table that seats 8, and a two story wall of windows facing the whitecaps of Lake Michigan. Deck off kitchen has picnic table and charcoal grill. Master BR has master bath with tiled Jacuzzi tub and shower. Second floor has two bedrooms and bath with shower and a loft area with television & DVD player. Cottage is both heated and air conditioned. Resort has its own 1200-yard private sugar-sand beach, tennis courts and walking paths--great for all outdoor activities.

Keywords: Summer beach house in the dunes of Linden Hills

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About The Owner

Maggie & Gary Benz own the cottage and have been owners in Linden Hills since 1984. We have raised our two sons in the 'hills' and look forward to summers on the lake.

The Owner purchased this house in 2007

Why The Owner chose Southwest

The private wooded dunes of the area give us a chance for a cool, shady retreat in the woods as a contrast to the hot sunny days on the beach

What makes this house unique

Our cottage is in an area of wineries and yummy fruit orchards. Lots of local restaurants, antique stores and art galleries are open for your exploration. We also enjoy a selection of public golf courses.


Covert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Lake Michigan Cottage with Private Beach Access in South Haven
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Chicago, IL, USA

Loved This House!!

  • 5 of 5

This house was beautiful. It is located in a secluded area near Lake Michigan. The beach is a short walk down a hill. When sitting on the deck you can hear the waves from the lake.

The bluffs are steep, so you do need to watch children near them. Michigan is known for its beautiful bluffs and sand dunes. They are quite a site to see and very beautiful.

The house was charming and clean. It is a short drive to South Haven and Saugatuck. Having bonfires on the beach, at night, was my favorite part of our trip. I highly recommend staying here. Also, I received my security deposit back one week after my stay. I would love to stay here again next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fruit orchards and wineries nearby, Lots of local events in South Haven and Saugatuck


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

pre and post summer season adds $100.00 cleaning fee to your rental

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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