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Secluded, Cozy Cottage, Short Walk to Lake Mich., Grand Mere

Bedrooms 2
Space 111 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + queen futon, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4-6

Visit our cottage in Stevensville, Michigan - just a short drive to Warren Dunes State Park to the south and to St. Joseph to the north.

The cottage is located on a secluded 3-acre lot with a pond, woods, campfire pit and plenty of space to roam. The cottage is well-equipped, clean, and cozy. Wifi and plenty of board games, puzzles, books and kid videos for down time together.

Take a short walk to two public Lake Michigan beaches; or a 2 mile walk or drive to Grand Mere State Park, where you will find great hiking, cross-country skiing, and huge, clean, beautiful beaches. Or enjoy the local wineries and antique shops.

The cottage offers year-round accommodations for up to six guests. Great for families. Dogs are welcome at no additional charge.

Keywords: Grand Mere, St. Joseph, cabin, beach

More Details

Jenifer Cartland
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

Why Jenifer Cartland chose Stevensville

In Kindergarten, we were asked to draw a picture of our favorite places in the world. I drew the swing set at my grandparents' cottage in northern Michigan. I still have that picture. Whenever we are at our little cottage in Stevensville, I am transported right back there to my grandparents' cottage . . . and only 90 miles from home.

What makes this cottage unique

We love hiking at Grand Mere all year round. In the winter, the sledding is fantastic. In the summer, the beaches are so clean and beautiful (and never crowded).


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Stevensville, Michigan

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 111 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Clothes washer and dryer in the bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • (2) bedrooms, each with a queen sized bed, (1) One queen-sized futon in the living room; (2) hotel-style cots
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
3 wooded acres, pond, swingset


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
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Secluded, Cozy Cottage, Short Walk to Lake Mich., Grand Mere
average rating of 4.3636365 based on 66 reviews
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Great space, absolutely would rent again

  • 5 of 5

The house is conveniently located to the surrounding area. Jenifer had setup lots of tidbits about the area and what things were available to do.

The space is great, beds are comfy, lots of extra blankets if needed. The heater was wonderful especially with the snow storms blowing through. I'd say my only complaint was not having more time to enjoy ourselves.

I would recommend salt to throw out and the back screen door kept bursting open with all the wind since it's not closing correctly.

  • Submitted: 5-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint cottage that needs attention.

  • 2 of 5

Great location which has the potential to be awesome. Very old and tired. Electrical light in bathroom over sink seems dangerous. Washer difficult to use. Mouse droppings very apparent and saw a mouse the last night there. Dry firewood would have been a nice touch. Not the best value.

  • Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback. Our cottage IS very old but tired is in the eye of the beholder. We try to be fair in our description and have supplied many pictures. We certainly don't want any guests to be disappointed with their stay and very few are. We are replacing the light fixture, although it isn't dangerous. We just don't like it, either. The washer had a loose knob, which has been fixed. Sorry about the mouse, but we are in a forest and we do our best to keep nature at bay. If there is firewood, guests are welcome to use it but we make no promises that there will be.
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Cozy and welcoming space

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cabin over the weekend with my dog and had a wonderful time. The kitchen is wonderfully set up for anyone that prefers to stay in and make meals with a nice variety of cookware. The cabin was clean and very spacious with nice character. Unfortunately, we had rain all day on Saturday but the limited time we did get to enjoy the outdoor area was also very nice. We are looking forward to going back and being able to utilize grill and outdoor seating. Also, the grocery store recommended is affordable with great product options.

Overall, we could not think of one negative aspect of our weekend other than the weather and look forward to returning soon!

  • Submitted: 20-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfy and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home with plenty of room inside for families. Large property too with secluded outdoor area for peace and quiet

  • Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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October Birthday

  • 4 of 5

What a great little getaway! Although the weather was a bit wet, Lake Michigan is just as beautiful as ever.

The cottage was warm and so very comfortable. The yard is a trip! My furry best friend had a wonderful time smelling around and chasing squirrels!

We will be back!

  • Submitted: 1-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What you see is what you get!

  • 5 of 5

We loved it. It rained for the most part of the trip so we stayed in a few days and utilized the fireplace, tv and kitchen. The tv gets limited channels but the smart features made it easy to log in to Hulu and Netflix. I advise you have one of those accounts as to enjoy the television. We also did not like the well water. They do have a filter but we cooked and drank with bottled water. There is alot of property and we enjoyed walking the trails with the puppy. We saw some huge deer and also were able to get to the top of the dunes for a great view of the lake. ( Turn right out of driveway and follow to Chicago Ave , few blocks and you are there. Beds we're not very comfortable and the couches were the same. Would definitely recommend for a romantic getaway or vacation fun with family. Coaches bar and grill was a good place. Lake house restaurant was sub par. Meijer is the basic point of sale so familiarize yourself with that maze of a store as to prevent multiple trips. We will most likely return again thank you to Jennifer for being so responsive when we needed her. Good place, good owners ,fun times. Property could use some upkeep but all in all very happy with stay.

  • Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Tosi's; Grand Mere Inn
Nearest Train
6 Miles
St Joseph
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Red Star Highway 63/US 94
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Tosi's; Grand Mere Inn
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Chicago Ave
Car: necessary

Winery tours/tasting; antique shops; hikes; beaches


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Stevensville, Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2018 Summer
May 10 2018 - Sep 4 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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