About the property
- House2300 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
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,
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 :)
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 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 Lincoln Charter Township
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!
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Womderful place to get away
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!
Cozy, clean, and steps from the beach!
We had a wonderful stay at this beach cottage. I was almost tempted not to review the property, because I'd like to keep this little gem to myself! But Caryn deserves the positive praise.
This house is inviting, spacious, and clean. The owner communicates and is very responsive to any questions or needs.
There is no exaggeration, this is a short walk to a private beach. There was only one short time that we saw another family there - the rest of the time, it was just us!
Perfect way to introduce a beach vacation to my kids for the first time. Quiet, peaceful, private. Close to restaurants, grocery store, and other areas of attraction (St Joseph few minutes away, South Haven approx 30 min drive).
Will hopefully be back again!
Cottage is comfortable and outfitted for a comfortable stay.
Thank you for being such gracious guests. Hope your chargers arrive to you soon.
Very best of luck to your daughter winning a gold in the olympics! I will be watching for her on the podium!
Hope your trianing and travels bring you back!
All the very best to you,
Absolutely perfect for long-term business trip -- would love to see it in the summer!
Caryn is a fantastic host and made my 4-month business trip as relaxing as possible. The cottage is outfitted with everything I could have needed, the huge kitchen is updated with a gas cooktop and modern stainless appliances, and the king bed upstairs was perfect for coming home from the long days I was working at the office.
I was there in the Winter so I couldn't spend time at the frozen beach, but it was absolutely beautiful when I stopped by to see it in the Fall. Caryn worked with me on the details for the long lease so I could easily submit expense reports to my employer and responded quickly & cheerfully to anything I needed.
Zero complaints (well, besides lake-effect snow in January!) and would absolutely book again if I return to the area. Do keep an eye on those mischievous (but entertaining) squirrels though--they decided to knock down the wind chime as an alarm clock one morning!
Comfortable and inviting beach house
Wonderful, very clean, bright and decorated cheerful to uplift our spirits as that was what we were wanting in a vacation home. Modern facilities and close to the water. Beautiful sunsets (no extra charge) over the lake!
Thank you for the kind review and for being our guests!
What a great vacation home. Everything we needed for a memorable family vacation. We enjoyed the short walk to the beach, and what a great little beach. The owner was great to work with, and any time I had questions she was prompt with responses. Thanks for sharing your wonderful home!
Thank you for being wonderful guests and also great to work with! Please come back soon.
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
Additional information about rental rates
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