3BR & 1BR cottages Stevensville, 3 blks from Lake

Lincoln Township Beach access 1/3 mi. away; Grand Mere-1 mi. Silver Beach 6 mi
Lincoln Township Beach access 1/3 mi. away; Grand Mere-1 mi. Silver Beach 6 miGlen's Lake Haven is like Grandma's house with modern conveniences-Wi-Fi,cable2016 we added an outdoor shower to remove sand and extra bathing areaOutdoor beach shower is great convenience after a long day at the beach.2016 we added a built-in firepit and more outdoor furniture to enjoy 1/2 acre ydOur shed holds BBQ grills, smoker, Weber & Gas grills, older bikes & yard gamesBe comfortable in large living room with cable TV and room to stretch outReading nook for enjoying a good book or great conversation in LRLiving room area is open and inviting with sofa, love seat, side chairs TV, DVDLiving room flatscreen and DVD is great for family movies borrowed from libraryFully equipped kitchen with all you need for meal preparation; Pantry2016 new appliances, self cleaning oven, Keurig coffee maker and new pots & pansNew very quiet dishwasher and large eat-in kitchen with window ac unitTwo eat-in kitchen areas with great circulation and morning sunKitchen has 2 eat-in areas for family gatheringWindow a/c units keep you cool during hot summer nightsUpstairs  office area Wi-Fi allows you to work a little while on vacationUpstairs are 2 bedrooms, each with queen bed and plenty of closet spaceThe yellow room has a queen bed and bright views of the side yard.  Two closetsComfortable seating in the yellow bedroom for conversation or reading a book1st floor Master Bedroom King bed & sitting area with great views of 1/2 acre ydUpstairs den with cable TV allow kids to have their own area to relax.New bath tub, lighting very clean; washer and dryer on main levelHalf bath is on main level near kitchen1st floor full bath with tub and shower;Lincoln Township beach is perfect for kids- 1/2 mi awayShaded by tall pine trees, there's a large front, side and backyard w/swingset2016 new addition to patio--firepit is great for nightly fireside chats.1BR Mother in law cottage next door has a Combo dining and living area1BR has beautiful full bath, curved shower rod for extra room to enjoyExtra guests who need a little more privacy? Rent both our homes -1BRMother in law 1BR independent cottage next door has queen bed and full bath, kit1 BR Mother in law house next door is 800 sq feet w/Queen bed, full bath, w/d
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From $43 / night

4862 Michigan Ave, St Joseph, MI 49127
3BR & 1BR cottages Stevensville, 3 blks from Lake
Cottage
3 bedrooms
7 guests
7 night min

Overview Description

Overview

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 access...no high bluff nor a ton of steps. WASHER/ DRYER, CABLE TV, DVDS AND VCRS AND HIGH SPEED INTERNET ACCESS--WIRELESS, INCLUDED!

Our 3 bedroom 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.

We also have a 1 bedroom / 1 bath cottage next door if your have 1-3 people in your group who want a little more privacy. It has queen bed in bedroom with louvered doors and queen sleeper sofa in combo LR/DR area; Newly renovated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and washer/dryer in basement.
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.
Attractions within Walking Distance
Tosi's fine dining---1/2 mile off Ridge Road;
European Bakery--1/2 mle off Ridge Road;
Cracker Barrel, Culver's Custard & restaurant--1 mile off Red Arrow Highway
Meijer grocery store -1 mile off Red Arrow Highway
Transportation
90 Minutes from Chicago Midway Airport
60 minutes from Kalamazoo Airport or South Bend, IN airport
Best Time of the Year to Travel
Anytime

About the owner

Owner Profile

Edwina Divins

Edwina Divins

Edwina Divins

  • About:

    I am retired corporate lawyer from the Midwest who got the travel bug early!
    Enjoying our properties near the Lake and on the Ocean are my family's favorite things to do. We started the business of renting them to let others enjoy our little pieces of Paradise near Lake Michigan and on the Pacific ...
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Availability

Availability Calendar

Rates

Rates

Begins Ends Week
Night
Weekend
Night
Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
Aug 27 2016 Sep 08 2016 - - $1,575 - 1 Week
Sep 09 2016 Nov 30 2016 $150 $225 $875 $1,495 -
Dec 01 2016 Apr 01 2017 $95 $150 $475 $1,295 -
Apr 02 2017 Jun 01 2017 - - $875 - 1 Week
Jun 01 2017 Jul 01 2017 - - $1,295 - 1 Week
Jul 02 2017 Aug 26 2017 - - $1,495 - 1 Week
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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.

Amenities

Amenities

  • Beds

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

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

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

  • Playground
    (onsite)
  • 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.
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Reviews (12)

Reviews for this vacation cottage rental in St Joseph, Michigan

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12 reviews
Aaron-Jessica Papp

Great place for a young family or multiple familie

Aaron-Jessica Papp

Northern Kentucky

Great place for a young family or multiple familie

July 23, 2016

The house has a great back yard and a convenient location to town (15 minutes). The house had many commodities that came in handy for our family of all ages and made cooking meals at the house very easy. The set up is ideal for 2 families. There is a bedroom downstairs as well as a living room. Upstairs offers 2 bedrooms and a small living area as well. The feel is very comfortable and homey. There is a small "hidden beach" within walking distance. It was fun to explore but not really a place you in which can bring items because there is a steep and narrow sand dune at the entrance. The owner's are very nice to work with as well.

Edwina Divins

Owner's reply:

Jessica, Thanks for taking such good care of our home and for sharing your thoughts with others. We equip our cottage much like our home, with lots of conveniences which we think guests enjoy as much as we do. Glad you were able to use the large yard for family games and fun. Yes, unfortunately the winter of 2015-16 was not kind to all the local beaches and most are eroded or severely impacted. Grand Mere's beach, about 1 mile away is still reachable without a huge bluff and has nice stretch.

Lynne Meilleur-Brenner

A home with all of the amenities

Lynne Meilleur-Brenner

Cleveland, OH

A home with all of the amenities

July 14, 2015

We stayed here for 4 nights and found the home very comfortable and the neighborhood mellow. They have everything you would need plus more. As soon as we walked in it reminded me of my grandparents home near Lake Michigan. As far as the area a few notes: The only place you would ride a bike is on Notre Dame Ave. There are NO bike lanes so this is not a friendly biking community. At the end of Chicago Ave. (right down the street from the house) is beach access, but not really a beach since most of it is eroded. A nice place to watch a sunset from on top of a dune. NOT accessible for the elderly. Not far from there is another small park you can go to, but once again no beach to speak of. We rode our bikes to Grand Mere State Park and at the end of the trail are sand trails that take you to the lake. We loved it, but not easy to get to. A really hike up and down the dunes but well worth it. We did notice a road with a handicap sign for beach access. Maybe old and young can use it but not sure. You are very close to St. Joseph. Had a nice lunch there and went to Silver Beach. I've been coming to Lake Michigan for 40 years and was very disappointed in how dirty this beach was. Pretty area and nice little downtown too. Saugatuck is an hour drive and South Haven 30 minutes. Both areas worth driving to. Our favorite was the bike trails in South Haven and the beaches. Clean and wonderful. We took the Blue Star Highway on our way back to Stevensville. Nice scenic drive. We would highly recommend the wineries. We never knew how abundant they are. We got our value out of the house and surrounding areas.

Edwina Divins

Owner's reply:

Lynne, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Glen's Lake Haven. That's just the feeling we are going for-.old fashioned Grandma's cottage, but with nice linens, conveniences, cable/HBO, internet, a few nostalgic things (wallpaper in bedrooms and original hardwood floors), but updated kitchen and bath. Afterall, if you want icemakers and stainless steel slick appliances, we'd all just stay home! There is so much to do in the area that it's never a dull moment. Thanks for being great guests.

Michelle A Kurtz Siters

Nice Cottage

Michelle A Kurtz Siters

Ohio

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

MMR

Michelle Richards

Chicago,IL

MMR

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

Great place for Girlfriends weekend

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

Family Vacation

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:

Amy,
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

Relaxing Family Vacation

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

Great vacation!!

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

Great family get away

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

Nice place to stay

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

A Perfect Place for our family vacation!

David Buuck

Minnesota

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

Great place for us!

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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  • About:

    I am retired corporate lawyer from the Midwest who got the travel bug early!
    Enjoying our properties near the Lake and on the Ocean are my family's favorite things to do. We started the business of renting them to let others enjoy our little pieces of Paradise near Lake Michigan and on the Pacific ...
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