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A stunning Beach House

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,794 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

About Christopher Miles

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

Why Christopher Miles chose Michigan

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.


Covert Township House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3794 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
  • 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
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


3/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

A stunning Beach House
average rating of 3.0 based on 2 reviews

House great, but tram didn't work

  • 1 of 5

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.)

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
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Dream house

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
South Bend
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Saint Joseph
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Saint Joseph
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Car: necessary

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


Rates & Availability

Covert Township House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $400 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

cash, check

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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