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Escape To Nature, A Great Place Relax, Association Lake Michigan Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Wooded Surrounding And A Short Walk To Lake Michigan

**2018 Update - Lake Michigan is at an all-time high water level. Because of this situation, beach access is very limited. There are great city and township beaches within a 2 - 7 mile drive, but our association beach access cannot be guaranteed this year.

Located in a Lake Michigan community known as Glenn Shores, you'll enjoy all the best nature has to offer. You can take a leisurely stroll to the association steps where you'll find access to miles of Lake Michigan beach. You also have the option of a second association access point where you can drive right down to the beach with all your picnic supplies to enjoy a day at the beach. Spend the day relaxing along the shore while listening to the crashing waves and squishing your toes in the sand. Splash in the clear waters of Lake Michigan, search for sea glass, or, in the evenings, take in all the beauty of a Michigan sunset. This area of the coast is truly something special.

When you’re at the cottage you’ll be able to enjoy all the luxuries of home. The open concept offers a main room that includes the kitchen, dining area and living room all combined so your always close to the ones you love. This room offers 2 story ceilings and dual sliders onto a spacious deck. The kitchen was recently upgraded with stainless steel appliances. Another feature of the main room is a wood burning fireplace.

On the main level, you’ll find 2 bedrooms, one with a full bed, and the other with a queen bed. The master bedroom suite located on the second floor has a king bed and full bathroom.

One of the favorite features of the cottage is the huge deck. It’s a great place to enjoy a relaxing morning coffee while listening to the sound a nature. Entertain the entire family and enjoy lunch or dinner on the deck. It’s not uncommon to catch a glimpse of some wildlife... deer, birds, squirrels and more will all be part of the relaxing atmosphere.

The property features a wonderful fire pit area where you can enjoy your evenings roasting hot dogs or marshmallows over the open flames.

This is truly an amazing area to enjoy a relaxing escape from the business of everyday life.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

About Rod

I grew up in West Michigan and spend the majority of my life in the area. I am a business owner and I spend my time traveling between my homes in Michigan and Florida.

Rod purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Rod chose South Haven

I've always enjoyed the beaches along Lake Michigan. When I decided to purchase a summer home I spend months checking out different communities on my free weekends. In the fall of 1998 I stumbled across a vacant lot in Glenn Shores and the rest is history. I built this as my summer home and moved in July of 1999, during the summer of 2009 I moved in and made it my year around home. Glenn Shores is a wonderful community, I have wonderful neighbors and have made some lifelong friends. My two girls now 17 & 22, spend countless hours on the beach and at the cottage, we made memories that will last a lifetime.

What makes this cottage unique

Glenn Shores is located between South Haven & Saugatuck Michigan, it's roughly a 7 mile drive to either city. Whether you are looking for a peaceful community to chill and relax, or if you are more of the social type, you can find it near Glenn Shores. Feel free to ask me questions about the community or what to do.


South Haven Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Rental Agreement Must be Complete and returned within 12 hours of the reservation
  • Must Agree to abide by the "Casco Township Good Neighbor Policy'
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This is on the Main Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This bathroom is on the 2nd floor,part of the Master Bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , This bedroom has a bath attached and is on the second floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , This room has a Queen Bed & Mattress
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , This room has a full size bed
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Escape To Nature, A Great Place Relax, Association Lake Michigan Beach
average rating of 4.8125 based on 48 reviews

Beautiful home. A very thoughtful host.

  • 5 of 5

The house and property was beautiful. We loved it.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property was gorgeous! The area near the lake (Glenn Shores) is very scenic and pleasant.

  • 4 of 5

Overall experience was very positive. Only two shortcomings that were easily overcome: lack of laundry facility- we could use the very good laundromat in South Haven and the lack of a good beach at Glenn - we drove up to Oval Beach in Saugatauk on two separate days and it’s one of the best beaches in the country! We loved our stay- very close to farmer’s markets and we also went to a new Michigan cider brewery (Virtue Cider) which was very nearby. We also enjoyed a very good dinner in Douglas at a place called the Wild Dog. This property is in a very awesome location for vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nice place to stay

  • 4 of 5

The home was in good condition and in a pretty area. It was conveniently located to visit other areas, too. Rod was very responsive and provided a lot of helpful and detailed information.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice place!

  • 5 of 5

Exactly how it is described with tons of extras.

Very well maintained, great location, easy access. We would love to come back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice house, no beach

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the house. It was clean, had everything we expected, plus some courtesy snacks and supplies for s'mores. Firepit was great. Satellite TV was a bit spotty at times. Internet connection was good. Kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms were pretty good. Few small issues: 1. Description of property noted easy beach access, but the beach and stairs to the beach are no longer there. 2. Think there was a bit of poison ivy around the firepit. 3. Grill igniter didn't work (I have same model and use it all the time without issue) and had to manually light. 4. Shower heads are very low, tight fit for us at 6'3" and 6'5", but not impossible.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alex I am sorry about the beach issue. Mother Nature is not something I can control, I want everyone to know I did make you aware of the beach issue prior to your visit. I also said it was ok for you to cancel without any penalty and with a full refund. A majority of the properties along Lake Michigan are experiencing beach issues becasue Lake Michigan is at an all time high. I was unaware of the grill issue, I will make sure its taken care of. Thanks for renting my cottage home
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Rod's house was wonderful! It's in a great location and comes with all of the essentials. We were there for two nights, and we couldn't be happier. We are looking to come back and stay there in the summer.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Kent County International Airport (GRR)
Nearest Barpub
6.3 Miles
Sophie's Steakhouse & Bar, South Haven
Nearest Golf
5.2 Miles
Hawkshead Links
Nearest Train
17.8 Miles
Amtrak - Bangor Michigan (BAM)
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
196 @ Exit 26
Nearest Restaurant
5.6 Miles
The Hambone Cafe
Nearest Ski
33.3 Miles
Timber Ridge - Gobles MI
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Lake Michigan
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500

All rentals require completion of a rental agreement, all "book it now" reservations require completion and return of a rental agreement within 24 hours of the booking submission or the reservation may be canceled.

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.