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Delightful Serenity Sunset Cottage, on Lake Michigan Bluff

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

2017 a new year and we are looking forward to seeing recent year renters as well as new ones. Our private owned, very clean cottage is very restfully located on the bluff of Lake MI with an unobstructive panoramic view of the lake from all rooms across the front of the cottage. Our address states South Haven, we are 6 miles north of South Haven, and 10 miles south of Saugatuck very near the small village of Glenn. The cottage has wood floors, all on one level, and is limited handicap accessible.There is, central air, 3 bedrooms to sleep 6 people , two of the bedrooms have queen size beds and one has a king size bed. There is room for a child under the age of 5 to sleep in a furnished by renter pack and play bedding. The well supplied kitchen, dinning living room and one of the bedrooms face lake MI., with access to a large deck for a picnic, with a gas grill, and a wonderful place to relax and enjoying the beautiful sunsets. There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms on the back or the house, in one of the bathrooms is a washer and dryer for your use. Outdoors you will have use of a private shower, great to wash off sand.

There is a large mowed front lawn for playing Frisbee or other yard games. A short walk across the front lawn to a board walk then down the 127 stairs to the beach. We also have a lower deck with chairs and table for your use. Please look at our pictures for a better view.

We are private owners of 190 feet of beach,a great place for games, sitting under a umbrella and watch the activity on the lake, safe for children to swim and build sand castles.You can walk on the beach for miles to the north or south, searching for beach glass and other beach treasures is a great pass time..

You need to bring your own towels, beach towels, kitchen towels. Also all your own bedding sheets, pillow cases and blankets for the two queen size and one king size bed, mattress covers and pillows are provided.

Other activities to enjoy in Saugatuck or South Haven are many festivals, art galleries, antique and other unique shops, Kal- Haven bike trail, golf courses, horse back riding, and an great area to pick many types of fruit in season or buy them fresh from the Farmer's Market.

Being private owners we have made many new friends, and would love to meet you. We do live next door and ask that you do not have loud parties, fireworks, or late hours. Michigan state law is fireworks are allowed only on the 4th of July night. Our spring/fall season rates start at 2 night min., during our busy season of June, July and Aug. we rent only by the week, from Sat. to Sat. There is a 6% state tax and $100.00 cleaning fee added to all rental fees. Please inquire for a rate according to how many nights you would like to stay. We ask you to click on and read our web site at the bottom of this page for more information and extra pictures.

See information about our VRBO 287864 Get Away cottage for TWO

Lovely small cottage for extra guest, or as my husband likes to call it A perfect cottage for Grandpa and Grandma !

The location of our property is on a 1/2 mile private drive off of Blue Star Hwy. When you are on I 96 which goes North and South close to Lake Michigan, you will exit on # 26 which is called the Pullman road/ 109th, turn to the west and go to the T in the road which is Blue Star or Adams RD. turn to the north and go .09 of a mile, which brings you to our drive Lake Michigan Ave. This drive is gravel 1/2 mile with a sign for the cottage go straight in through the pine trees. There is another drive next to ours called Deer Valley, Do Not use this drive as it will not come to our cottage.

Keywords: House near Glenn MI between South Haven and Saugatuck, located on Lake MI Bluff, Serenity, Serene, sunset, cottage, with a private sandy beach. Approximate time from Chicago/Detroit, is 2 1/2 hours. Great place for friends, families, and couples to have a great vacation. We are private owners and respect all of our renters privacy. We ask that you treat this home as you would your own, no smoking, or drugs.

More Details

Owner
Marilyn Darby 1062 LAKE MI AVE, SOUTH HAVEN MI 49090
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017

About Marilyn Darby 1062 LAKE MI AVE, SOUTH HAVEN MI 49090

My husband and I purchased the cottage in 2004, which is located next to our home. We have made many renovations, and kept the cottage in excellent condition, we put in a new kitchen window and slider in the bedroom. The interior was given a fresh coat of paint. We enjoy meeting our renters from Italy, England, Canada, and many of the states and would love to make your acquaintance.

Marilyn Darby 1062 LAKE MI AVE, SOUTH HAVEN MI 49090 purchased this house in 2004

Why Marilyn Darby 1062 LAKE MI AVE, SOUTH HAVEN MI 49090 chose Southwest

We have lived in our home on Lake Michigan Bluff for 28 years. Living here is a beautiful experience regardless of the weather. We have watched many amazing sunsets as well as the strong storms. The cottage property joins our home property. We felt we wanted a place for people to come and experience the beautiful lake, the serenity of the location, and most of all the beach. We are open for seasonal renters during the spring, summer and fall months, and would like a long term renter for the winter.

What makes this house unique

Serenity Sunset Cottage is a peaceful, relaxing place for any family, we encourage families to rent this property and if there are parents, grandparents or friends there is our little cottage which sleeps 2 right on the same property. Please see our VRBO # 287864 for the small cottage.

Guestbook comments from the owner

thanks so much for your kind review, so many are enjoying our cottage this year and it is so nice to have you send a review--hope you see you next year--the owners
Sep 2016
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Delightful Serenity Sunset Cottage, on Lake Michigan Bluff
average rating of 4.75 based on 14 reviews
5

Kris & Family

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful little gem! A FANTASTIC view of blue Lake Michigan! Very clean. Beautiful landscaping. The large front yard was great for playing games (they have yard games available) or just catch. Beautiful sunsets! Great location as it is near several fun areas - South Haven, Holland, Saugatuck/Douglas. This was a trip with adult family members. Our only regret is that we didn't get to spend more time with the owner - a truly sweet woman (we didn't get to meet her husband, who I am sure is great too!). She gave us EXCELLENT dining recommendations, and is a wonderful source of information, so please, talk with her! We will make the trek from West Virginia again - it is worth it!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Georgetown, IL
5

Excellent Lake Michigan cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We totally enjoyed ourselves with such a magnificent view, homey cottage, and great space for toddlers! Having a play area that was grass was perfect for crawling twins. The owners were very accommodating and we had great weather at such an early time of the summer. Hopeful, we will be accepted to return in July 2015.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tish for the great review---we loved meeting you and the family especially those darling twins, looking forward to seeing you again this summer.
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GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN
5

MARY & ERNIE

  • 5 of 5

SERENITY SUNSET IS A PARADISE. IF A WEEK ON LAKE MICHIGAN IS WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THIS WOULD BE A PERFECT LOCATION. BRIGHT AND SHINY CLEAN. BEAUTIFUL YARD WITH GRASS, FLOWERS AND TREES. APPROPRIATE FOR ANY AGE. SOUTH HAVEN HAS GREAT SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS. THE OWNERS ARE FRIENDLY AND WANT YOU TO ENJOY YOUR STAY. THE SUNSETS ARE BEAUTIFUL. THE BEACH IS ALWAYS CLEAN. A GREAT BEACH FOR A WALK AT ANY TIME OF THE DAY.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having made many great acquaintances has made our years of renting our cottage on the bluff of lake Michigan a great pleasure. We want to express our appreciation to both our past and future renters.
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GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN
5

MARY & ERNIE

  • 5 of 5

SERENITY SUNSET IS A PARADISE. STAYING SOMEWHERE ELSE FOR A SUMMER VACATION WOULD NEVER BE CONSIDERED. IT HAS EVERYTHING:SUN, SHADE, GRASS, TREES, SUNSETS, A BEAUTIFUL BEACH AND FLOWERS. SOUTH HAVEN HAS GREAT SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS. IT IS VERY CLEAN AND SPACIOUS. THE OWNERS ARE FRIENDLY BUT ALSO GIVE YOU PRIVACY. A GREAT PLACE FOR ALL AGES.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for your great review-- I agree 100% and we are so glad to have others realize the hard work my husband and I have put into our cottage and surrounding yard.
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Ada, Michigan
5

Bob and MJ

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Serenity Sunset for several years now. It is consistently the best vacation we could ask for. The accommodations are spotlessly clean and comfortable. The views are spectacular, and the beach is heaven. Every year. The owners are fantastic hosts and truly care about our vacation. We love the location between Saugatuck and South Haven. It leaves many options for a day or evening out. The nearby little town of Glenn is quaint and has necessities without going into the city. If a beach vacation is what you are looking for, this is it!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you Bob and MJ I am privileged to know your family and spend time with all of you over the years. Watching your children grow has been an enriching experience and I have great respect for all of you. Your friends the Darby's
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Stockton Springs, ME
5

Three generation family gathering - Very special!

  • 5 of 5

This property was accurately portrayed and even more beautiful than photos show especially for gardening aficionadas! Lots of room for all our family to gather - inside or out for games, barbeques, or just to relax on the spacious front deck for the breathtaking views and evening sunsets. We could watch the July 3rd fireworks in South Haven right from the property's beach and enjoyed the July 4th parade in Saugatuck, both so close by. Also took the grandchildren to Holland's Dutch Village. Each town had farmers markets, music on the greens, and just minutes we were lucky to catch the town of Glenn's famous pancake breakfast that was yummy. Glenn also has wonderful homemade pizza and sides at their general store which we used to cater a huge family reunion and our grandchildren loved their town playground. We were fortunate to have gorgeous weather, gorgeous sunsets and many wonderful days down on the beach to collect rocks and driftwood, frolic in the waves of Lake Michigan and walk the shoreline. Evenings by the fire pit roasting hotdogs and marshmallows topped off our perfect days. We even rented the next door little cottage so we could have extended family members visit for overnights which made everything all the more special. A huge thanks to Joe and Marilyn Darby for their kind hospitality and sharing of such a priceless gem of beautiful "Pure Michigan".

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joe and Marilyn appreciate your wonderful review. We are truly thankful for the satisfaction you expressed. I love to garden and I am so pleased others can enjoy our effort to make this a relaxing, enjoyable surroundings.
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Grand Rapids Gerald R. Ford Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
South Haven
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Beaches or many others
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Holland MI
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I-96
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
South Haven
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Timber Ridge
Car: necessary

Our drive is 1/2 mile off Blue Star Hwy. This cottage has a beautiful view of the lake with no obstructions, very peaceful, lovely mile long walks on the beach to collect beach glass. Lots of art fairs, and other special events to visit all year long. Dune buggy rides in Saugatuck are great fun for the whole family. Many places to eat with what ever menu you could want including a local brewery with local made beer.

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Rates & Availability

South Haven House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
early spring
Mar 4 2017 - Jun 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,450
 
 
summer to fall
Jun 4 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
 
 
fall to winter
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,450
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

This cottage is open the year around. During May, June, July, August, weekly starting in Sept. 3 night min .The rates posted are for the rest of 2016 All rental fees have the additional fee for 6% state tax and $100.00 cleaning fee, and a separate check for security deposit of $500.00 which is returned if not needed.Holiday rates are double.

all payment sent in a check to Marilyn Darby within 24 hours of renting the property, separate security check fully refunded if not needed. all info on web link www.serenitysunsetcottage.com

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1458 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , washer/dryer no cost to you, bring own washing supplies
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , next to bedroom 3/ hall entrance tile floor/ large mirror ,
  • You must bring your own wash cloths, hand towels, bath towels, beach towels, kitchen towels, all you personal hand cleaning soap, hair products, and personal products, One roll of toilet paper will be provided in each bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3/new king size mattress 2012 - 1 king , large closet/chest of drawer/ next to a bathroom
    Bedroom 2/ pillow top/closet/dresser drawers - 1 queen , spacious bedrooms, open and airy
    bedroom one has a sliding glass door, full view of lake MI - 1 queen , full closet/dresser drawer/pillow top mattress
  • King size bed new pillow top mattress in 2012 (2) king size pillows, bedroom 2 and 3 have queen size mattress and (2) pillows on each bed, you must provide your own bedding and blankets for all the beds. Baby Cribs or pack and plays can be used in any of the bedrooms, there are none provided. Bedroom #2 has a new sliding glass door with a panoramic view of Lake MI, This is a favorite of many of my renters.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
This cottage has wood floors in all the living area and tile in both bathrooms.There is an outdoor shower and central air. Kept very clean, and in a peaceful neighborhood. Ask our guest to respect the surrounding area and other guest.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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