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A stunning Beach House

Covert, MI, USA
  • House3794 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

Offers wooded privacy and panoramic Lake Michigan views

The Tree House Retreat is a stunning example of modern Lake Michigan living. Perched on a wooded dune this property exudes both privacy and stunning panoramic Lake Michigan views at the tree tops. Offering large expanses of glass, soaring natural river stone fireplaces, two story vaulted ceilings, multiple skylights, home theater, home gym, large entertainment kitchen, and a luxurious master suite. The property has 100 feet of Lake Michigan frontage offering a large sugar sand beach, guests have the option to take the private beach stairs down or to ride down on the private Tram. The setting of this stunning Beach House is unparalleled to most other Lake Michigan areas and is located in an exclusive gated development offering 150 acres of natural forested dunes shared by only 24 other lakefronts, each property has their own private beach frontage.

Property Manager

Christopher Miles

Member Since 2012
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 07, 2018
About Christopher Miles

Managed by Sand Castles Rent the Unique, specializing in upscale Lake Michigan Beach House Vacation Rentals

Why Christopher Miles chose Van Buren County

Extreme privacy, quiet low density setting, located in an unparalleled upscale Lake Michigan area. The property has 100 feet of private and pristine Lake Michigan beach.

What makes this House unique

The property has a private Tram to ride down to the beach offering super easy access to the beach with no stairs to climb.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king, has Fireplace and attached Master Bath
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 double, has office/desk area
      • Bedroom 4
        4 twin/ single, room is loft best for children


        • 3 Bathrooms
        • Master Bath
          toilet, shower, jetted tub
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 3
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 4
          outdoor shower

          Location Type

            • Beach View
            • Beachfront
            • Lake View
            • Lakefront
            • Water View
            • Waterfront


                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Romantic


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Iron & Board
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Elevator
                          property has a private Tram to beach
                        • Fireplace
                          Living Room, Master Bedroom
                        • Fitness Room / Equipment
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                          T-1 high speed
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Linens Provided
                          400 thread count
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                        • Telephone
                        • Towels Provided
                          bath and beach
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wood Stove


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 8 people


                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                    • Music Library
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                      Living, Master Bedroom, Home Theater, Gym
                                    • Video Library


                                        • Balcony
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Tennis


                                            • wheelchair inaccessible

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Concierge
                                                • Massage
                                                • Private Chef


                                                    • live theater
                                                    • arboretum
                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • library
                                                    • botanical garden
                                                    • marina
                                                    • museums
                                                    • playground
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • synagogues
                                                    • winery tours

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • boating
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • gambling casinos
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • outlet shopping
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • photography
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • sledding
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • roller blading
                                                                • basketball court
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hunting
                                                                • ice skating
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • cross country skiing
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • skiing
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • snowboarding
                                                                • snowmobiling
                                                                • surf fishing
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • water skiing
                                                                • wind-surfing

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  2 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  House great, but tram didn't work

                                                                  Elizabeth H.Indianapolis

                                                                  My family stayed in this beautiful house in July 2015. Very comfortable. However, the tram did not work for about 1.5 days of our 7-day stay. This made it very difficult for elderly guests to get to the beach, since there are about 200 steps. No refunds; in fact, we were charged for repairs.

                                                                  One other issue: there is no telephone land line, and cell service was very weak. We had to go up the road to get service. (Wifi was fine.)

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Guests staying at this beach house are required to sign an agreement on checkin that no guest under the age of 18 are allowed to operate the Tram for their safety and for proper use, the tenant on checkin signed the agreement and was aware of the age limit. During their stay they did not supervise their 12 and 15 year old children, who repeatedly used and played on the Tram without adult supervision, they eventually broke the Tram resulting in a $674.00 service repair call that was charged to tenant. The service technician that repaired the Tram reported it broke due to stopping and starting mid way on rail and excessive jumping why it was in operation. The neighbors and the property manager also confirmed to us of their observation of seeing the children playing on the Tram much like it was a carnival ride on multiple days.

                                                                  Dream house

                                                                  KateChicago Illinois usa

                                                                  The Treehouse is so much better than it seems in the photographs on the rental website. It is spacious and comfortable with amazing views over Lake Michigan. There is plenty of space for large group get together s - we were a party of 10 - and quiet corners to get away from everyone too. We LOVED the deck! It is difficult to describe just how beautiful it was watching the sun set over the lake from that vantage point. The beach is great and we enjoyed everything from early morning walks to late night bonfires. Would highly recommend this home for a great vacation. Nearby St. Joseph offers beautiful beaches, nice restaurants, and there are some nice vineyards to visit locally. Property manager, Chris, is professional, knowledgable, and available to answer questions. The Treehouse is a dream house!


                                                                  Covert, MI, USA

                                                                  property is under a 15 minute drive to Saint Joseph and South Haven

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                                                                  For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                                  Property # 606985