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Lake Lovers Delight!

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


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

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Caryn

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 purchased this house in 2012

Why Caryn 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
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 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 1 - 1 king , beautiful master br with ample sitting area
    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.
  • long wicker couch for napping, down filled comfy chair for reading. Very nice.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
There is concierge service available for an extra fee. They are a brother/sister team born and raised in this area.


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Lake Lovers Delight!
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

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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Cozy, clean, and steps from the beach!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect for long-term business trip -- would love to see it in the summer!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Cottage is comfortable and outfitted for a comfortable stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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, Caryn
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Comfortable and inviting beach house

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review and for being our guests!
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being wonderful guests and also great to work with! Please come back soon. Caryn
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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.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $189 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.2%

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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