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Close to Lake Michigan Beach. Close to Beach Towns. 5 Star Reviews

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Our Home is nestled in a quiet setting. Interior boasts two full baths and kitchen done in granite, slate and travertine. Four bedrooms, patio and large yard. Start a fire in the fire pit and roast marshmallows. It's a great place to sit back and relax.

The cottage is close to the beach (300 yards) where you can relax and enjoy amazing sunsets or walk for miles in either direction along the shores of Lake Michigan. NEW! Playground overlooking Lake Michigan and beach.

There is a family owned grocery store and deli nearby, along with a pizza place and a couple of bar and grill style restaurants.

If you enjoy antiques, farm markets, wineries and inland lakes, Coloma is about 10 minutes east. We are about 10 minutes north of St. Joseph and 15 minutes South of South Haven. Both of these cities offer dining, shopping, bike rentals, fishing, and other summer activities.

Keywords: beach, lake michigan, coloma, hagar shores, St Joe, St. Joseph, South Haven

More Details

Owner
Terry Masterson
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2018

About Terry Masterson

Have been enjoying this area all of my life.

Proud father of two daughters (kissing me in photo) and one son who won't kiss me. My wife and family try to get to the beach as much as we can. When we can't you can use our home and ENJOY !

Why Terry Masterson chose Coloma

Hagar Shores is very quiet (town and beach), but you are close to two bigger towns (St Joe, South Haven) when you need a little noise or action.

What makes this house unique

Walk 300 yards to the beach or drive and park your car free of charge. New swingset and playground overlooking the lake. At night grill out, start a bonfire and listen for the waves.

Amenities

Coloma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Bed (sleeps 2) Queen size Bed (sleeps 2), Double Bed (sleeps 1), Single Bed (sleeps 1) Single Bed (sleeps 1),
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

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Close to Lake Michigan Beach. Close to Beach Towns. 5 Star Reviews
average rating of 4.419355 based on 31 reviews
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Somewhat disappointed!

  • 3 of 5

We were a little disappointed to see that the house we stayed in was not a suitable place for overweight people. The narrow stairs and the height of the stairs, make it impossible for someone who is overweight to go to the second floor (which is where both of the bathrooms are located).

It is also impossible for an overweight person to get into the standup shower in the main bathroom, because of the narrow sliding door opening.

I have two daughters who are a little overweight, and so this was a very difficult vacation stay for them!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay! It was the perfect location. It was so close to so many beaches and beach towns and blueberry picking that we were well-entertained all week. We loved the yard, back patio, fire pit, and open kitchen. The rooms fit pack n plays for babies, which was helpful for us. Our only suggestion would be to better stock the place with some extras: towels, kitchen towels, sheets, blankets, soap, toilet paper, etc. But Terry was quick to respond with any question we had and was a helpful host! Thanks for a great week.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice house.. close to Lake Michigan

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and the location is good. 15 mins to st Joseph, which is really nice downtown. 1 minute drive to the park to go to the beach at Lake Michigan. We had to drive it because we had so much stuff to bring to the beach with the kids. It's about a 6 minute walk to the park. The only downfall for the house is that there isn't a bathroom in the basement area. Other than that, worked out great.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House is very adequate

  • 4 of 5

The house was very adequate for our family vacation comprising of my husband and me and our children, their spouses and a grandson. Yes, the steps are scary. It's been noted. The kitchen had what we needed (some of the plates don't fit in the dishwasher well). The grill is okay; a little wobbly. After I sent a text to the owner, the grass was mowed. It clearly hadn't been mowed in a few weeks. The house is more than 300 yards from the beach. According to our GPS, it is a quarter mile (1,320 feet) from the house to the corner of M63 and then maybe 300 yards from there to the beach. As a previous renter noted, there is no sidewalk or shoulder on Bundy road. Lots of shoulder on both sides sides of M63. Are any of these things deal breakers? No. Just use the information to prepare for your own vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, spacious house in quiet neighborhood close to St. Joseph

  • 5 of 5

This house was the perfect space for our family of 6. We really wanted a place where we could spread out and relax between vacation activities - and with 4 bedrooms and two common areas, we had more than enough room to do just that. The kitchen was stocked with all the pots, pans and dishes we could ever need, so we were able to have several meals at the house. We only used one of the TV's - it had cable and smart TV options and worked perfectly. Three of the bedrooms were downstairs and the master bedroom and main TV room were upstairs, so that provided a nice separation once the kids were in bed. The one detail I would point out to families with small children is the stairs down to the bedrooms are fairly steep, so you might consider bringing a baby gate with you.

The house is in an excellent location - it was only about a 10 min drive to St. Joseph, which is where we spent most of our time.The neighborhood was calm and quiet. A grill and outdoor games are provided, but we didn't have a chance to use any of those things. The owner of the house was easily accessible if any issues arose (none did) and he made us feel very welcome. We love St. Joseph and will certainly be returning to this house when we vacation there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Country cottage in a nice location

  • 3 of 5

Really did enjoy staying in the cottage. Wasn’t necessarily what we were expecting, as we thought we would be able to see the water and/or playground from the house which was not the case. Beach/playground sit around a curve and across a semi-busy 2-lane highway. That being said, House was comfortable and had everything we needed. Master bedroom was only room upstairs, and all the other three rooms were downstairs. All bathrooms were upstairs. The big kicker that was probably why I took a star off from being a 4 Star stay was the staircase in the house. Very steep, and stairs are not all the same size. Not made for small children (we had four of them), elderly, or anyone with trouble walking down small staircases.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dana, I appreciate the review. Glad you said: "House was comfortable and had everything we needed". And I am sorry you expected to be closer to the lake. I went back to my description and found: "Walk 300 yards to the beach or drive and park your car free of charge. New swing set and playground overlooking the lake". From that description I do not know how you thought that you would be able to see the lake or playground. Yes, I inherited the stairs and have had a couple of carpenters take a look at it and no solution yet. We have had my family and 5 years of guest able to go up and down with no difficulties, they are not broken just different. Dana, Again thank you for staying at our home and glad you had a nice time.
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The Golf Club at Harbor Shores, a new 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course is ten minutes away!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.