Both cottages are comfortable, clean, quality places for families to come and unwind from over-busy schedules, reconnect with each other, read stories together, roast marshmallows or pop popcorn over the campfire, play hide and seek in the woods or just swing in the hammock.
We have intentionally chosen not to provide some amenities which other rentals usually offer:
We do not have a TV in every room. There is one TV in each property and a DVD player. Yes, we do have cable TV.
There are no dishwashers. It is amazing how much together time is spent while washing up the dishes with family and friends. Plenty of time to laugh together or have those serious little talks that just don't get done when lots of people are around.
In the Spring of 2013, we decided to connect to the internet, after 6 years without. We now have free Wi-Fi in each cottage.
The Hike to the Beach: You can climb up the unspoiled dunes to get that unsurpassed view of Lake Michigan, and then race down the other side to make your way to the beach...play in the Lake, catch some rays, skip stones, watch the boats and kite surfers, or walk for hours along the uncrowded sugar sand beach. Or you can take a stroll on the meandering path through the woods around the dunes to view the Lake. Because of harsh winters the last several years, erosion has made the beach inaccessible using this path.
Our guests, from very young children to those in their sixties and some beyond, have had a rich and delightful experience at our cottages. For most of us, we have to climb the dunes for a bit and then stop to rest and then continue on that way until we get to the top. However, the dune climb may not be for everybody - keep that in mind as you plan your stay. For those unable to make the climb or use the path to go through the woods to get to the beach, van Buren State Park beach is just down the road a minute or two and South Haven's South Beach is just about a five minutes' drive away in town.
Since there are two cottages, this is the perfect place for Family Reunions or other large gatherings. Rent both cottages together the same week and sleep 16-20 people!! They are about a 3 minute walk from each other. The rental rates are flexible if both units are being rented by the same guest at the same time.
These units are:
Children are welcome
DUNE DAZE Situated in a large wooded lot, about an acre, on the edge of a dune, this charming 1400sf, 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath cottage and guest house complex. It can accommodate 8-10 people very comfortably.
DUNE HART This delightful cottage having 1100sf of space, has 3 bedrooms, sleeping 8-10, and 2 bathrooms and sits on a corner lot with plenty of room to play outside. The special Summer House adds about 200sf of seasonal living space.