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Secluded, Cozy Cottage, Short Walk to Lake Mich., Grand Mere

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + queen futon, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4-6

Visit our cottage in Stevensville, Michigan - just a short drive to Warren Dunes State Park to the south and to St. Joseph to the north.

The cottage is located on a secluded 3-acre lot with a pond, woods, campfire pit and plenty of space to roam. The cottage is well-equipped, clean, and cozy. Wifi and plenty of board games, puzzles, books and kid videos for down time together.

Take a short walk to two public Lake Michigan beaches; or a 2 mile walk or drive to Grand Mere State Park, where you will find great hiking, cross-country skiing, and huge, clean, beautiful beaches. Or enjoy the local wineries and antique shops.

The cottage offers year-round accommodations for up to six guests. Great for families. Dogs are welcome at no additional charge.

Keywords: Grand Mere, St. Joseph, cabin, beach

More Details

Jenifer Cartland
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

Why Jenifer Cartland chose Stevensville

In Kindergarten, we were asked to draw a picture of our favorite places in the world. I drew the swing set at my grandparents' cottage in northern Michigan. I still have that picture. Whenever we are at our little cottage in Stevensville, I am transported right back there to my grandparents' cottage . . . and only 90 miles from home.

What makes this cottage unique

We love hiking at Grand Mere all year round. In the winter, the sledding is fantastic. In the summer, the beaches are so clean and beautiful (and never crowded).


Stevensville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Clothes washer and dryer in the bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • (2) bedrooms, each with a queen sized bed, (1) One queen-sized futon in the living room; (2) hotel-style cots
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
3 wooded acres, pond, swingset


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Secluded, Cozy Cottage, Short Walk to Lake Mich., Grand Mere
average rating of 4.3913045 based on 69 reviews

Great Cozy Weekend Stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I met here for a weekend with our son and daughter in law and it worked out great. Literally right down the street from Grand Mere State Park and a nice hike across the dunes and along the Lake Michigan shore. Plenty of space for cooking in the well equipped and updated kitchen and lots of room to relax by the fire with DVDs and board games. The cottage was exactly as described and worked out perfectly for us.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely secluded cottage. Fireplace and huge garden.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice mid Feb stay. Clean and had everything we needed. Lovely open fire place. Very near to the lake, but also just moments away from the highway - you don't know it's there at all, it just means the cottage is very accessible.

Old fashioned inside, but very comfortable. 2 equal size double bedrooms. Huge garden with swing set.

Would stay again.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Union city mi

Hidden pond

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time loved fireplace glad i brought wood and kindling and an axe

Plowed tru the snow to the pond cant wait to bring grandkids back

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Castle Rock

Great space, absolutely would rent again

  • 5 of 5

The house is conveniently located to the surrounding area. Jenifer had setup lots of tidbits about the area and what things were available to do.

The space is great, beds are comfy, lots of extra blankets if needed. The heater was wonderful especially with the snow storms blowing through. I'd say my only complaint was not having more time to enjoy ourselves.

I would recommend salt to throw out and the back screen door kept bursting open with all the wind since it's not closing correctly.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint cottage that needs attention.

  • 2 of 5

Great location which has the potential to be awesome. Very old and tired. Electrical light in bathroom over sink seems dangerous. Washer difficult to use. Mouse droppings very apparent and saw a mouse the last night there. Dry firewood would have been a nice touch. Not the best value.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback. Our cottage IS very old but tired is in the eye of the beholder. We try to be fair in our description and have supplied many pictures. We certainly don't want any guests to be disappointed with their stay and very few are. We are replacing the light fixture, although it isn't dangerous. We just don't like it, either. The washer had a loose knob, which has been fixed. Sorry about the mouse, but we are in a forest and we do our best to keep nature at bay. If there is firewood, guests are welcome to use it but we make no promises that there will be.
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Cozy and welcoming space

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cabin over the weekend with my dog and had a wonderful time. The kitchen is wonderfully set up for anyone that prefers to stay in and make meals with a nice variety of cookware. The cabin was clean and very spacious with nice character. Unfortunately, we had rain all day on Saturday but the limited time we did get to enjoy the outdoor area was also very nice. We are looking forward to going back and being able to utilize grill and outdoor seating. Also, the grocery store recommended is affordable with great product options.

Overall, we could not think of one negative aspect of our weekend other than the weather and look forward to returning soon!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Tosi's; Grand Mere Inn
Nearest Train
6 Miles
St Joseph
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Red Star Highway 63/US 94
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Tosi's; Grand Mere Inn
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Chicago Ave
Car: necessary

Winery tours/tasting; antique shops; hikes; beaches


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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