About the property
- Cottage1054 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Cute 2 Bdrm Cottage, Steps From Lake Michigan & a 630 Ft Long White Sand Beach
SPRING IS HERE! SUMMER IS COMING!
Winter felt long, and now you need a nice, relaxing, fun-in-the-sun vacation with family and friends! Or maybe you need some quiet time to catch up on your reading or your writing. Or you just need to get out of the city, the hustle-and-bustle, and breathe the fresh air!
It's time! Time to get out into the countryside! And not just any countryside will do!
Come stay at our very charming cottage on beautiful Lake Michigan, conveniently located just a 45 minute drive from the Grand Rapids Int'l Airport and 2 1/2 hours from Chicago.
Just a short walk to the white sand beach through a top-rated park, you can enjoy your morning coffee, listening to the lapping of calm Lake Michigan, or watch the gorgeous sunset in the evening.
Not only does the park offer over 600 feet of sandy beach, but it also includes a baseball diamond, picnic tables, 2 modern restroom buildings, and a playground.
Or, enjoy drinking a glass of wine (or whatever is your preference) on the deck, in the privacy of your own miniature park, back at the cottage, while listening to the cicadas and watching the fireflies. Or visit with your friends, late into the night, watching the stars, around the firepit, roasting marshmallows...
Our lovely 2 bdrm 1 bathroom cottage sleeps up to 6 people, includes a fully equipped kitchen, air conditioning, a barbeque, washer and dryer, free long-distance calling and wifi, for your convenience.
If you decide to venture out, you will love the wineries, chocolaterias, steamboat tours, restaurants, pubs, art galleries, museums, parks, festivals in the nearby towns of Douglas, Saugatuck and South Haven, or go hiking up Mt. Baldy! (We include more information in our welcome package, and would be happy to answer any other questions, if we can!)
For all you beer lovers, West Michigan features many award winning micro-breweries, all within a short distance.
Please come visit, and make Lakeshore Haven your Home away from Home!
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 15, 2018
Why Rachel chose Ganges
We chose this property because the cottage is so inviting & cozy! We have enjoyed the beach and the local surroundings for the past 30 years, and when we found this cottage, with it's park-like yard near the beach, it was the perfect location! We wanted to spend more time here, and figured others would too!
What makes this Cottage unique
It's just as beautiful in the winter as it is in the summer, and there is no end to the outdoor activities.
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Great cabin for family with kids
Our family really enjoyed staying in this cabin with our 2 kids (21months, and 5yo). Plenty of toys and the playroom in the basement kept them busy. The owner was quick to respond to any questions about the house. Everything was clean and kitchen was stocked with everything we needed. Best part was the fire pit in the big backyard, and there was even firewood provided. 2 minute walk to the lake and a nice park for kids to play in. Highly recommend this cabin to any family looking to enjoy Michigan.
Convenient and comfortable
This was our third summer at Lakeshore Have and it was exactly as we remembered it. Comfortable, convenient and well-appointed. I took naps in the hammock, we watched the Perseid meteor shower from the park next door and collected fossils from the beach. Great relaxing vacation!
Very nice cottage! Comfy and accommodating!
We had a wonderful week in Fennville-South Haven! The location was central to lots of neat areas. The beach access was good but the beach area is smaller than expected. For us though it works as we go to several beaches in the week. Glad to have gotten to use the home... super clean and relaxing!
Great amenities, wonderful location
Despite being a 2 bedroom, the house has a lot of room to spread out. The main living area was larger than we expected and having space in the basement is an added bonus. So close to the park/beach yet feels very secluded. Kitchen is well stocked and we love getting a little welcome basket. Very well maintained property, we would rent again.
Cozy and Clean Beach Family getaway!
Our family of 4 was in desperate need of a relaxing family getaway, and Rachel's home was the perfect remedy.
We have rented other Michigan properties, and this has been our favorite spot for several reasons:
* It's about 2 hours from Chicago, so an easy drive with kids
* It was very clean and well stocked. It included linens and towels, which many properties do not. The kitchen had everything and more. We loved the big electric grill and made excellent pancakes on it, all the kitchen tools we needed, plenty of sets of plates, glassware, etc..
* Bonus Items: A welcome basket that included pasta, sauce and a bottle of wine. Bottled water in the fridge and morning coffee. Some basics like tea, flour, cooking oil, mustard, sugar, etc. Bathroom had trial size items as well as a new toothbrush. The garage had beach items our kids enjoyed and bicycles.
* Air- Conditioning! It was warm when we were in Michigan and we loved the cool house after a hot beach day.
* Charcoal Grill and fire-pit: We loved using these every night.
* Comfortable beds and pillows.
* Books and games: My teenage son read your copy of Moby Dick while we were there!
* Laundry: It was nice to wash our beach towels, bathing suits and clothes.
* LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! The home is located next store to a public park where our boys went to often and enjoyed the playground equipment and open field. Right there is a very good public beach which we took full advantage of.
Rachel was very quick to respond and very friendly. I will suggest this property to friends and look forward to returning in the future. We truly felt at home.
Fennville and the surrounding area was great! Don't miss: Fruit picking at Crane's, Oval Beach in Saugatuck, Holland Farmer's Market (I have NEVER been to a better one), The Red Dock Restaurant in Saugatuck, Virtue Cidee in Fenville for amazing Cider and a family atmosphere.
Bring bug spray!! :-)
Another wonderful stay!
This is our second year staying at this cottage, and this time was just as fantastic as the last. The cottage is comfortable, cozy and welcoming. It's so convenient to the beach and the playground. We love walking down to the beach to watch the sunset and the short drive to Lyon's Market for an after dinner ice cream. There are books and TV for children on a rainy day, and the screened in porch is the best place to have your second cup of morning coffee. This year I mucked up our reservation, and Rachel really went above and beyond to fix it. I'm so grateful, because we would have been so disappointed to miss our fabulous week on Lake Michigan.
Rates & Availability
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Pet Rate: $15/pet (if applicable)