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Lake Lovers Delight!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath

This very charming 3 bdrm, 2 bath well appointed home is just 125 FEET from public beach access to Lake Michigan!!! There is no public parking for this beach so chances are you may be the only one there! This is truly a diamond in the rough.

The wrap around deck off the sun room is the perfect place to enjoy a meal or morning cup of coffee. It's a peaceful setting to read, watch the playful squirrels and just relax. we have recently adding an attached screened in porch that is wonderful! Thank you,

Caryn Gifford

Boulder City NV

Turkey, deer, and many bird species. Or just curl up with a book and watch satellite TV :).

It's a wonderful location, not only to beautiful Lake Michigan but for many wonderful day outings SW Michigan has to offer. The list is countless.

"Pure Michigan", Please visit :)

More Details

Caryn Gifford
Member since: 2012
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:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018

About Caryn Gifford

I was born and raised in St Joseph Michigan, moved out west to Colorado in 1977 to teach snow skiing. Met my husband, got married had 2 daughters, moved further west to Boulder City Nevada in 1988 for the construction boom. I came back to the SW MI area 7 years ago to visit my cousin who just moved back to the area and fell back in LOVE with the area again! It didn't take much to convince my husband to purchase this home as he is a native Californian and has always loved the water. We plan to retire to the area and until then hope you will be our guests in this little piece of paradise, we call home.

Caryn Gifford purchased this house in 2012

Why Caryn Gifford chose Stevensville

Only 90 miles from Chicago, yet a world away with good ole fashioned mid-west hospitality! 1/2 mile north of the famous Chalets and on 1/2 acre of treed, mowed lawn :). It is like stepping back in time the minute you arrive. That 'just breath' feeling and across the street from beach access!! The perfect getaway for any couple or family and an extremely wonderful solo retreat. Thank you.

What makes this house unique

Lake Michigan World class white sand beaches :) Amazing produce and flowers grown in this area! Several road side stands and farmers markets.

Many Winerys in the area to visit.

Located between Bit of Swiss Bakery and the Lake! Excellent location.

Life does not get better than this!


Stevensville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • upon reservation request or inquiry attach photo id and zip code of where you live
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double , located on main level next to bath. Comfy lounge chair
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Same level as master br.Full bath in between bdrms.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , includes queen size sofa bed fine quality
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Let me know how I can help you with your vacation needs in advance. I live in Boulder City, NV but am in Michigan often and have great support in the are. Best Regards, Caryn Gifford


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

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Lake Lovers Delight!
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Beautiful property, perfect for our golf weekend

  • 4 of 5

Caryn's house was perfect for our 8-man golf weekend at Harbor Shores. She could not have been a more accommodating host.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being wonderful guests! Please come back soon!!
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What an Amazing Stay!

  • 5 of 5

If I vacationed in SW Michigan more frequently, I would seriously consider not giving this place a review because I would be afraid that you would take the days which I would want. The house was everything which I was looking for in a rental. The owner, Caryn comes from a real estate background so she knows what renters not only need but what they want as well. Additionally, she knows how to stage as well. What you get with this residence is 'WoW' followed by 'WoW'. There is a secluded beach (with no rocks) literally just around the corner and Caryn has stocked, beach chairs and some beach toys to bring with you in case you need them. When you return from the beach, there is an outdoor shower for getting the sand off or showering if you are less modest than I am. There is a fantastic deck in the backyard with a grill which I did not get a chance to take advantage of. The place exceeded every single one of my expectations and I could not be more pleased with my experience staying there. I would not hesitate to recommend this place to stay at. When the word gets out and it is nearly impossible to book you will be sorry that you did not stay here when you had a chance. ***** 5 stars all the way!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow to you as well! Any VRBO owner would be lucky to have you as guests! Thank you for being the best guests we have ever had! I think you cleaned the home before you left and the cleaners really appreciated the generous tip you left Thank you for making my job so easy. Who knows maybe you will make it to SW Utah to our great log cabin not to far from Bryce and Zion VRBO # 445683 All the very best to you and your family always! Caryn
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The home was very well equipped, clean and peaceful. We all very much enjoyed our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Caryn was a great hostess. We watched the sunset from the private beach and had a fantastic girls weekend in Stevensville. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you ladies for being wonderful guests! Respectful, kind intelligent and tidy!! Hope you come back soon Gratefully, Caryn :)
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful part of the world

Fantastic home

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Caryn's beautiful home. Her home is well furnished with five gathering areas. The location of the home was close to St.Joes, Warren Dunes and around the block from our favorite restaurant Tosi.

We enjoyed the challenging workout of climbing the sand dune across the street, to enjoy our very private Lake Michigan beach. The out door shower in the back yard of the home came in handy to wash off the sand.

My family enjoyed the home. Caryn was very helpful and made my first time using VRBO easy. We will be back.

Kelly Burke

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kelly was also wonderful to work with. Upon arrival to the home I was not in town and she watered my deck flowers and hanging baskets! Now those are the perfect guests! Thank you. The beach access across the street ebbs and flows yearly. A couple years ago it was very easy to reach the beach. With all the erosion and wildness of our Great Lake Michigan you never know what you will get year after year. Maybe one day we will have beach front property? Thank you again for being great guests, you are welcome back anytime. Gratefully Yours, Caryn
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Womderful place to get away

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous quaint home with an amazing very private "public" beach access within walking distance. Owner is friendly and very accommodating. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a getaway!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
South Bend Indiana
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Harbor Shores and Berrien Hills
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Rio's mexican/ great fish tacos!!
Nearest Beach
100 Miles
Across street! 100 feet to public beach access!
Car: necessary

South West Michigan is loaded with beauty! Lake Michigan is awesome for swimming, fishing, sailing, motorboating beach combing, world class sunsets. The fruits and vegetables are grown fresh. There are state parks everywhere. There are deer and wild turkey roaming the neighborhood. Local winerys are worth touring and tasting. Visit StJoe, South Haven, Saugatuck and Holland to the north Warren Dunes, Grand Mere, Saywer, New Buffalo to the south. There is beauty every where you go.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $195
Additional Guest Fee $49 per person per night
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Looking for a 6 month lease from November 1 to April 30, please call owner. 702-275-8745 for price and details
. Utilities put in renters names.

Owner will email you a lease with all terms written out to be signed and emailed back with copy of your drivers license.

If monthly rental, refundable damage deposit, (if nothing damaged or lost) will be $2000.00. Cleaning deposit, (non-refundable), is $250.00

Please call Caryn with your needs and we will try to work with you customizing a lease that works for both parties. 702-275-8745

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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