Lake Mich. Cottage Sleeps 7 WI-FI; Chicg.2 hrs

Lincoln Township Beach access 1/3 mi. away"Grandma's Lake Cottage" with modern lux.amenitiesLiving room w/Cable TV, DVD, CDUpstairs  office area wi-fiKitchen is sunny and brightMaster Bedroom King bed & sitting areaUpstairs den w/TV/DVD power inflatable twin bedUpstairs blue bedroom queen bedUpstairs pink bedroom queen bed & TVNew dishwasher and large kitchenComfy LR area cable TVNew bath tub, lighting very cleanFully equipped kitchenLincoln Township beach is perfect for kids- 1/2 mi
“ Excellent ”
10 Reviews
4862 Michigan Ave, St Joseph, MI 49127


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1.5
Sleeps: 7
Type: Cottage
Per night: $95 - $225
Per week: $475 - $1,575
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the St Joseph vacation cottage rental
Enjoy our super clean cottage just 2 short blocks down unpaved roads to private Lake Michigan access or drive 1/3 mile to Township Beach/Park. Both have easy beach high bluff nor a ton of steps. WASHER/ DRYER, CABLE TV, DVDS AND VCRS AND HIGH SPEED INTERNET ACCESS--WIRELESS, INCLUDED!

Our cottage is very well maintained, updated "Grandma's House" warm and inviting atmosphere with an easy living, comfortable and affordable luxurious surroundings in convenient quiet location for romantic/family/buddy/ reunion/ and other getaways for the weekend in winter and fall or weekly in spring and summer. Long-term rental also available. It has all the conveniences of a hotel, but the comforts of home.

Furniture is new and there are conveniences that make vacationing easy--3 TVs w/cable TV , DVD/VCR, washer and dryer and all the conveniences for fully stocked kitchen. You will only have to bring your swimsuit, skis or bicycles depending on the season and your preference.

Sleeps 6-7 people (king bed in MBR downstairs; 1 queen bed in each of 2 upstairs bedrooms; Twin aerobed with b/in electric pump stands off floor- 20". Nice big yard with kids swing set and jungle jim, parking for up to 4 cars and lots of extras.

Plenty of cross country skiing, wineries, antique stores, biking, hiking, boating, and other attractions available.
Area Information
This a quiet heavily wooded residential area off Marquette Woods Road, exit 23 off I-94. Our home is one of the few remaining true updated cottages, which is on a large over 1/2 acre lot. There is a children's swingset play area in the back yard and patio area for grilling. A Mosquito Magnet repels most mosquitos so you can enjoy being outdoors in the summer months without getting eaten alive. There's a firepit and gas grill available as well as comfortable outdoor furniture and tables.

The homes between ours and the lake are a mix of tear-downs/million dollar rebuilds, custom lake homes and updated traditional cottages or wooded lots. Our road is paved, but most leading to the beach are not paved. St. Joe's quaint pedestrian mall and quaint downtown restaurants and shoppes and Silver Beach are about a 10 minute drive away. Harbor Country, antiquing, outlet mall shopping and wineries are all within 20 minute drive.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Dec 01 2014 Apr 01 2015 $95 $150 $475 $1,295 -
Apr 02 2015 Jun 01 2015 - - $875 - 1 Week
Jun 01 2015 Jul 01 2015 - - $1,295 - 1 Week
Jul 02 2015 Aug 26 2015 - - $1,495 - 1 Week
Aug 27 2015 Sep 08 2015 - - $1,575 - 1 Week
Sep 09 2015 Nov 30 2015 $150 $225 $875 $1,495 -
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Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 6%
Deposits: 100% down to hold summer dates; $300 to $500 REFUNDABLE DAMAGE DEPOSIT depending upon lenghth of stay;
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, PayPal, Visa
Other Fees: Summer Holiday rates--by the week, Fri.-Fri. or Sat.-Sat. only (few exceptions) Rates DO NOT include tax or $100 cleaning fee Fall & Spring rates--3 night min. Fall and spring Weekend rates: Thurs-Sunday (same rate no matter how few nights spent)$495, includes tax and cleaning. Holiday rates and Special Event weeks--Rates are higher. Rates are subject to change, without notice.


  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 1 Twin Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hardwood Floors
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Full Kitchen
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Patio
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Radio
  • Toaster
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • VCR
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Activities

  • Playground
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Hunting
    (3 miles)
  • Winery
    (6 miles)
  • Beach
    (<1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (1 mile)
  • Jet Skiing
    (5 miles)
  • Cross-Country Skiing
    (10 miles)
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (2 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (5 miles)
  • Golf
    (10 miles)
  • Hiking
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (2 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (5 miles)
  • Downhill Skiing
    (20 miles)
  • Lake
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (3 miles)
  • Snowmobiling
    (5 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Private Lake Michigan access less than 2 blocks away with easy access (no high bluff and few stairs). Country feel with low traffic unpaved streets, heavily treed and lots of greenspace quiet residential neighborhood or cottages and newly built lake homes. Saint Joseph's city beach/marina and quaint downtown with shops, restaurants, antiques is only 5 minute drive away, but it seems like a world away. Closest airports, Kalamazoo and South Bend. Detroit 3 hours away. Chicago 2 hours or less. Exit 23 off I-94.

Reviews for this vacation cottage rental in St Joseph, Michigan

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Michelle A Kurtz Siters

Michelle A Kurtz Siters


Nice Cottage

July 25, 2014

Nice cottage has all amenities of home linen,towels,kitchen items. Home is roomy and we used every part of the home with our large family. Short walk to private beach there is a large bluff to climb up and down. We choose the beach at Township Park location rather then private or short drive St Joseph. Easy access and less people. It is a little rocky but once you go out away it is fine. Did a little fishing down at Mere Park. Nice place to enjoy a family vacation or quick getaway. Owner is very helpful and quick to solve any issues you may have with your stay.

Edwina Divins

Owner's reply:

Thanks Michelle,
We appreciate you letting others know how much you enjoyed our cottage. My cleaning lady told me what super friendly and resonsible guests you were. You are welcome back anytime. Thanks for the tips to share with other guests about fishing. Yes we agree the Lincoln Township beach is a much easier way to enjoy an afternoon at the beach without schlepping all our beach gear up the bluff. Silver Beach in downtown St. Joe --just a few minutes drive away-- is great.Come again.

Michelle Richards

Michelle Richards



July 2, 2014

Very comfortable home, wonderful screened in porch with swing! All necessities provided such as linens, laundry, dishwasher, owner provided guest book with nearby attractions, great amenities within subdivision including tennis, basketball, playground and private Lake Michigan beach access. Owner was very friendly and responsive to questions, and checked in to make sure we were enjoying our stay. Location is centrally located to neighboring beach towns like New Buffalo and St. Joseph. Great place!

Edwina Divins

Owner's reply:

Thanks so much for letting us know how much you enjoyed our home. We love it when our guests have as much fun as we do at our vacation home 3 blocks from Lake Michigan.

Lisa Kenyon

Lisa Kenyon

Kalamazoo, Mi

Great place for Girlfriends weekend

September 17, 2013

Wonderful setting, very cute cottage. beds were very comfortable. The cottage was well stocked. You can't go wrong choosing this cottage!

Edwina Divins

Owner's reply:

Thanks much Lisa. We appreciate your kind words. Our cleaning lady was hustling this summer to clean and stock our two Stevensville cottages as we had every week rented for entire summer. We hope you'll be like 80% of our guests and come again and tell your friends and coworkers. This is a charming quiet area close to the Lake and we are so glad our guests love escaping there as much as we do. See you soon.

The Divins' Family

Amy Furgason

Amy Furgason

Whitestown, IN

Family Vacation

July 12, 2013

The house was perfect for our family and it was so close to the beach and Mejier!. The playground out back always was fun for an evening swing. We will be coming back for sure. Only a 3 hour drive from Central Indiana.

Edwina Divins

Owner's reply:

What a great photo. We are so pleased that your family enjoyed our lake cottage in Stevensville. We have gotten great feedback and compliments this summer. Seems like our decision to have our handyman rebuild the kids' playhouse was a big hit with lots of kids this summer. Great weather also helps people have a great time at the beach. We go through great lengths to make our guests feel at home and try to provide lots of conveniences to make your vacation relaxing and easy. Thanks.

Janie Waldbeser

Janie Waldbeser

Loda, IL

Relaxing Family Vacation

September 11, 2012

Our family had a great time at your Glen Haven Cottage! It was very accommodating for our family!! We enjoyed the 'at home' feeling, and spacious rooms! We spent a lot of time at the beaches, and especially enjoyed the Warren Dunes State Park! Thanks for sharing your cottage with us!

Edwina Divins

Owner's reply:

We love to hear how much our guests enjoy our home. Come again.

Corinne Shafer

Corinne Shafer

Belleville, MI

Great vacation!!

July 6, 2012

We had a fantastic and very relaxing stay at this house. So close to the beach, but still in a quiet neighborhood. We had 4 small children with us and the house served our needs perfectly. Would go back in a heartbeat!

Edwina Divins

Owner's reply:

Another satisfied family that made wonderful vacation memories that last a lifetime......we love it
when our guests enjoy our vacation home so much.

Dawn Dunderdale

Dawn Dunderdale

Indianapolis, IN

Great family get away

June 25, 2012

This was the first time we rented a house instead of staying at a hotel with my brother-in-law and family. It was great! We had 2 toddlers and a 5 yr old with us. They enjoyed the swing set and bikes. There was plenty of room for the family inside and out. Very close to the beach and grocery. We loved Martins!!!! This was my first time to Lake Michigan and I'm already planning my next trip.

Edwina Divins

Owner's reply:

We love it when our guests have a wonderful time and share the news with others...this is a quiet special piece of paradise in Stevensville. Thanks Dawn.

Manuel Bremond

Manuel Bremond

Rochester, MI

Nice place to stay

August 11, 2011

The accomodaton is really nice. You will find everything you need to have a pleasant stay.

David Buuck

David Buuck


A Perfect Place for our family vacation!

July 4, 2011

We enjoyed excellent customer service from Joy as we planned our vacation with our son and family from Virginia at the Glen’s Lake Haven cottage. What you see on their site is what you get—all the comforts of home in a clean/well maintained cottage in a beautiful area. The wash/dryer, dishwasher, highchair, playyard, gates (to close off areas), children friendly areas, DVD/VCR players, and wireless internet access and all the other extras were all a plus. And the close by beaches on Lake Michigan were another added perk to this stay.We thank the owners for sharing this beautiful place!

Janet Robinson

Janet Robinson

Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Great place for us!

June 18, 2011

We enjoyed our stay at "Glen's Lake Haven." Our grandchildren live 5 miles away so - no matter the weather we enjoyed our stay. It is a clean, welcoming home. The grandchildren stayed with us a couple of nights. Our 5 year old was impressed - toys in the shed and flowers in both bathrooms! We plan on returning!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How close is Lake Michigan to your property?
A: Lake Michigan is 2 min. drive- 1 mile to Lincoln Township beach with parking at beach, more level entry, gazebo for shade and portapotties to allow you to spend all day. There's private access beach on Lake MI just a 3 block walk the area is low traffic, wooded and very relaxing, but close to stores, restaurants and parks.
Q: Why do our guests come back year after year?
A: Our home is not an architectural marvel. It takes you back to midwestern roots and the good ole days. It's like your Grandmother's home that's been updated with newer super clean baths and conveniences (dishwasher, washer/dryer, in-home internet, TVs all over, movie and music library, games, older bikes, bocce, badminton, swingset, kids play house etc). We've kept the original hardwood floors and bumped out walls to make it more open with good circulation. There are great quality pillowtop mattresses, high thread count linens, good quality towels, beach towels, and well equpped kitchen with partyware, table cloths etc for picnicing inside and out. We have beach gear, coolers, umbrella etc you can borrow and bring back. There are gas, smoker, weber grills for your use and lots of lawn furniture. There's a kids' swingset for kids up to 7-9 and 1/2 acre yard to use to pay and romp. The firepit is great to sit around at night and tell ghost stories or reminesce about your childhood at the beach or do impromptu talent shows. In 2014 we renovated a kids playhouse for the under 10 set. It's been a big hit. The fact that we are 2 min. or half mile drive to Township beach which has parking right at beach and level entry is desirable. If you don't mind walking up a bluff the private access beach is just 3 blocks away as well.

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