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John's Beachside Cottage -- Short Walk to Terrific Lake Michigan Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Located just down the street from one of the nicest beaches on Lake Michigan, this house was recently and renovated and furnished. You'll love the modern kitchen and bathroom. The property has a fire pit and fully screened porch. A few miles north of St. Joe, this is a great choice for a weekend getaway or family vacation, with shopping restaurants, great golf courses and wineries all nearby. You'll enjoy a new, sparkling clean, wonderfully furnished property that's west of M-63 and so close to the water. We would be happy to accommodate you!

Property Manager
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Craig

I have several vacation properties in the area and also have a major Planned Unit Development that I'm preparing for groundbreaking. I am a licensed realtor in Illinois and spend most of my time in Chicago when I'm not watching the waves in St. Joe!

Craig purchased this house in 2009

Why Craig chose Southwest

This property is new and impeccably clean! It was very tastefully renovated and furnished just a few years ago.

What makes this house unique

We are just a very short walk down Maple Lane to a fabulous neighborhood beach that hardly anyone else knows about. We think it's one of the finest beaches you'll find anywhere on Lake Michigan!


Coloma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen in master bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) Two twins in second bedroom. Additionally, we have a sofa and inflatable bed for the living room, providing sleeping for up to six. Great for kids!
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • swimming
The beach, the beach, the beach!


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

John's Beachside Cottage -- Short Walk to Terrific Lake Michigan Beach
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 9 reviews
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Relaxing getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Great house and location! Very clean, we enjoyed the screened in porch. Back deck was noisy at certain times due to the major road running behind the house. You couldn't see the road because of trees and nature. The lake and beach were just beautiful ! Lots of steps up and down, but wonderful views and not crowded at all! We were close to an old-fashioned movie theatre with great deals on popcorn! Close to Benton Harbor/St. Joes. We would stay here again! John was nice and concerned about our visit!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect get away for a family of 4

  • 4 of 5

Good location, very clean and just a great place for a family stay. Perfect for a get away to relax. Everything listed in the description was accurate and knew what to expect. We would do it again.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice and clean 2 bedroom home with short walk to the beach

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The beach is just a 5 minute walk and because it's not marked its practically private. The home is small but very clean and has everything you need. There is a small manufacturing plant right next door that can be a little loud, but it really didn't bother us. The only other draw back is yiu have to supply your own towels and washcloths for both shower and the beach. There is a washing machine you can use. It's a great location with a short drive to St. Joseph. We would definitely stay here again

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean and comfortable with great beach access

  • 4 of 5

The neighborhood access to the beach was the best thing about this property. We spent quite a bit of time on the beach and rarely saw anyone else there. The house itself was clean and comfortable and we really enjoyed the screened in porch. The manufacturing facility next door was not an issue for us. They had reasonable hours (closed down each day by 5-6 pm) and the noise level was easy to sleep through in the morning.

The location was great as long as you are willing to drive to restaurants and other activities. We used it as our "base" and did a day trip to South Haven and another to Saugatuck.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful. Great location.

  • 5 of 5

John's Beachside a Cottage was exactly as advertised. Charming, clean, and very well appointed. It had everything we could think of for a girls weekend. The beach access is a bit of a climb, but worth it!! Beautiful views in a small, private area. The cottage's location is great for exploring St. Joseph, South Haven, Saugatuck, etc. Definite repeat stay in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Van Wert, OH

Great Location for Enjoying the Clean and Beautiful Beach!!!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. It was our very first vacation with our 5 month old! The property was very clean and well kept. The beds were so soft and comfortable. We enjoyed taking advantage of the fire pit at night, and the back porch in the mornings to enjoy our breakfast that we prepared in the well equipped kitchen :) During the week the business next door was operating until 11pm, but closed on the weekend. Our baby is a heavy sleeper, so it wasn't a problem. There was a plentiful supply of hot water for showers!!! It was nice to have a washer and dryer available for use. The beach was amazing. It was at the bottom of a cliff, so there were stairs to take up and down for access. There is a little path off to the left before you get to the stairs that if you take, has a beautiful view of the beach below. We enjoyed the sunset from this view. We would definitely stay at this property again.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a fabulous location a few miles north of Saint Joseph. There are restaurants, stores, wineries and golf courses in the area. We are west of M-63 in an area of cottages, small businesses, houses and resorts that has lots and lots of trees.


Rates & Availability

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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