Surf Cottage - Quintessential Cottage on Lake Michigan with Pristine Beach

New Firepit Conversation Area added in 2016

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Guests 11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Allows Pets Yes
Property Size 1,900 sq. ft.

Description

Do you ever long for days past when life was simpler?  Or wish your kids would have the same simple pleasures you enjoyed when you were growing up, like sun soaked days with no clock and nowhere to be, reading a book in the gazebo (which is 12 steps down from the house), or fly through the air on a tire swing?  

Surf Cottage welcomes you back to the simple life, a true retreat from busy city life. Located 10 minutes from St. Joseph & 15 minutes from South Haven. This renovated vintage cottage is situated on a wooded ravine overlooking Lake Michigan. 

Enjoy fresh flowers from the garden or follow the wooden path through the quiet woods to one of the most pristine beaches this side of the Big Blue.  Fill your days with sun, sand & surf then enjoy a candle lit dinner with your loved ones in the rustic dining gazebo on the bluff.  Home is best suited for 6 adults & 5 children including 1 in crib.

 
Key Features  
Private Lake Michigan Access Lake Michigan Views
Large Screened Gazebo Gas & Charcoal Grills
Fireplace Tesla Charger
Flower Garden Fire Pit/Conversation Area
Crib  

Amenities

Sleeping Arrangements Beds 7 + Crib Sleeps 11
Bedroom 1 - Master Main Floor -  King Bed Sleeps 2
Bedroom 2 Main Floor - Queen Bed Sleeps 2
Bedroom 3 Main Floor - Queen Bed & Crib Sleeps 3
Bedroom 4 Main Floor - 3 Twin & 1 Pop-Up Trundle Sleeps 4
* Living Room Sleeper Sofa may be available, but not counted for sleeping.  Talk with reservationist for details.
* Beachwalk does not furnish bedding for the crib
     
Bathrooms    
Bathroom 1 Tub/Shower Combo,  Vanity Main
Bathroom 2 - Master Large Shower, Vanity Main
     
Outside Amenities Entertainment/Electronics Basic
Gazebo Overlooking Lake TVs, DVD Player A/C, Heating
Private Beach Access Board Games Ceiling Fans
2 Grills, Gas and Charcoal New Hammock May 2016 Washer & Dryer
Vegetable Garden, Fruit Trees   Wireless Internet
Fire Pit/Conversation Area    
     
Kitchen Basics Kitchen Extras Dining
Stove, Oven, Microwave Wine Glasses Kitchen Table seats 2-4
Refrigerator, Dishwasher   Dining Room seats 8
Coffee Maker, Pots & Pans   Gazebo seats 10
Cookware & Baking ware    
Blender, Mixer, Toaster    
Dishes & Silverware    
     
Supplies Linens Parking
Paper Towels, Toilet Paper Bath, Wash & Hand Towels Tesla Charger
Hand Soap, Cleaning Supplies Kitchen Towels Private Off Street Parking
Dish & Dishwasher Soap No Beach Towels  
Trash Bags Linens for all beds                
Laundry Soap    
     
Activities & Attractions   Additional Services
Antiquing Nightlife Catering
Beach & Boating Orchards Concierge
Bicycling Restaurants Massage - In Home
Farmers Market & Festivals Sand Dunes  
Golf Shopping  
Ice Skating Wineries  
10 min to Harbor Shores Golf Club    
 
** Refer to our Area Guide page for a complete look at activities in our area**
     

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Reviews

We came to beat the heat and to show my kids the wonder of Lake Michigan. We were not disappointed. The property is lovely. We had a large family gathering on a Sunday. The large yard accommodated a volleyball net, frisbee and football tossing in the front yard. The gazebo, fire pit and hammock, overlooking the lake were fabulous. The house is small, especially the kitchen, which will not accommodate many cooks. The second bathroom is off the kitchen which also caused some flow problems. All the bedrooms are spacious, well appointed with comfortable mattresses, pillows and bedding. Both bathrooms are updated. South Haven is 20 minutes by car and we enjoyed the sailing cruise and fishing charters.

Submitted by Mary H.
Stayed August 2016


We had the most amazing family time at this cottage. Cottage great, yard amazing, beach private and beautiful.

Submitted: June 20, 2016 by R. Clark
Stayed: June 2016
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We had an amazing week! We are from Ohio now, but originally from Michigan. We just wanted a family vacation on "real" water. Loved the yard. Sat out there in our chairs and enjoyed the kids and dogs playing. Had a fabulous dinner in the gazebo! Sunsets to die for. Nap in the hammock. Beach full of rock collections and a bit of a sunburn. My kids said it was the best family vacation ever! Kids are 31, 28, and 22. One grandchild of 15 months. Had visits from our extended family from Detroit area for the 4th! They also thought the property was perfect for our family. That is saying a lot! Thank you for a wonderful experience! So relaxing!!

Submitted by:  Jennifer
Stayed:  July 1-8, 2017
 

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