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Michigan Sandcastle: Secluded Beach, Clean, Comfy, Private, Wooded

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,441 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 9 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, sleeps 8

Escape the everyday and treat yourself to a slice of Michigan beach life.

This clean, comfortable 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom cottage is just a sand dune away from secluded Lake Michigan beaches. The house features privacy on three sides and plenty of outdoor space for enjoying time with your family and friends. Amenities include washer/dryer, AC, deck with grill, and fire pit with complementary firewood.

The cottage is a 5-10 minute walk from the beach over a sand dune. And, it's just a 2-minute drive from Van Buren State Park and its groomed beaches and campground. The beaches and pleasures of South Haven are just a 7 minute drive away.

More Details

Property Manager
Alison & Brian
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

About Alison & Brian

I am the mother of 4 and a small business owner in the Chicago area. I was born and raised in the western suburbs of Chicago.

Alison & Brian purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Alison & Brian chose South Haven

We fell in love with the soothing beauty of Lake Michigan, the friendly peace and quiet of the neighborhood, the breathtaking sunsets and uncrowded beaches near the house. The town of South Haven is just minutes away, with all of its shops, restaurants and amenities. My family has been camping at Van Buren State Park since I was a little girl. So this house is a touchstone for all of those wonderful family memories as well as our corner of the world to make memories like those with my own children.

What makes this cottage unique

Short walk to secluded beaches, but still reasonably priced.

Quiet, friendly, verdant neighborhood, but just minutes from the conveniences, amenities and events of South Haven.

A bike ride from Van Buren State Park, with its public beach and campground.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in South Haven in Van Buren County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1441 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , En suite master bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Roomy with en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Twin bunk beds with full-sized bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 2 Twin beds
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(5 traveller reviews)

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Michigan Sandcastle: Secluded Beach, Clean, Comfy, Private, Wooded
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
Hartsburg, MO USA

Great Place to Get Away

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Michigan Sandcastle and definitely plan to return in the future. The house was comfortable for everyone (ages 18 months to 59). We greatly appreciated the little touches which made our stay more enjoyable. The town of South Haven is beautiful and the beaches are amazing. Thanks Allison for everything.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. It was our pleasure. We look forward to being a part of your vacation plans in the future.
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We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Owner was great and very easy to talk to. She helped us with any question we had, we loved our stay there! 5 minutes from the beach made it perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your feedback. The neighborhood has improved beach access for next year, we hope you'll visit again!
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  • 4 of 5

This was a lovely place to stay in and almost anything you needed was right there waiting for you except Lake Michigan. However using the car to go to South Beach worked fine and we really enjoyed ourselves. With this sand castle property, you really get your money's worth.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us. We hope you include us in your future travel plans.
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Lovely, spacious home in quiet area near the beach

  • 5 of 5

This house was the perfect place for a relaxing weekend getaway with family! We were so pleased when we arrived at the house and saw how nicely it was set up. We were 5 staying here (4 adults and 1 child) and had more than enough room. Two full bathrooms, plenty of beds and lots of open space. Alison and Brian left us notes for the wifi and information on nearby activities. The kitchen was well stocked with all supplies we needed for cooking, including coffee and sugar. Nice sized deck in the backyard with an outdoor patio set and lounge chairs. Also included a grill and fire pit. House is in such a quiet and peaceful area - plenty of trees to make you feel like you have really gotten away. Beach is close by whether you are walking or driving. Short drive to town and parks and restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank you for your feedback, it helps future guests. We're always improving things, and hope you'll come back and visit again. The neighborhood has created improved access to our private and secluded beach, which is great for guests. Take good care, and thank you again for staying with us.
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Very welcomed and very cozy home.

  • 5 of 5

We were very welcomed by the owner that showed us around and gave some tips. We had a wood fire already prepared for us. En enjoy the nigh besides it!

The house was very clean and comfortable. Everything worked properly. We recommend to everyone!

Bruno and Renata

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bruno and Renata - we hope you are well. Please visit us again if you are in the area. Thanks for staying with us.
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
South Haven Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Curve Inn; Maple Grove Tavern
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Beeches Golf Club
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Amtrack, Bangor, MI
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Blue Star Highway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Ranch House Ribs, Mancino's, Cafe Julia
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Bittersweet Ski Resort and Timber Ridge Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Lake Michigan Beach
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £224.61

No pets. No smoking. No loud parties.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.