**NOW BOOKING LATE FALL 2020 THROUGH ALL 2021 DATES**
Sunset Beach house is 6-bedroom vacation rental home located on the shores of Upper Scott Lake. This year-round family vacation rental is an easy day trip from both Chicago and Detroit.
This ranch-style home is outfitted in comfortable, country chic decor and is easily accessible with all the living spaces on a single floor. A central great room features open lines of sight to the kitchen and dining room and straight-through picture windows to the yard and lake, making the rural setting and lake-front view available from a variety of vantage points and filling the cottage with calming, natural light. The main sitting area is furnished with a leather reclining sectional and a large (55"0, flat-screen TV connected to satellite service and a DVD player, making it perfect for gathering the whole group for movie nights. The dining area includes both an extra-large table with room for up to 12, and a smaller dining/game table set for 4, making it the ideal place for both larger and smaller groups to enjoy the space together or allow some to break away for cards or board games. The full modern kitchen is equipped with all the necessary cooking utensils and place settings to host group dinners, as well as the full range of appliances. There is even a mini fridge in the island designated for extra snacks and drinks. Another living area can be found in the three-season porch, where guests can lounge on comfy chairs and listen to the lake breeze through the trees while enjoying a good book. The bedrooms are cozy and ready for guests to unpack and make themselves at home, and many include ornate side-tables and/or chests of drawers.
Sleeping arrangements: Six private bedrooms at the lake house are arranged for comfort and personal space with a queen-sized bed in two bedrooms, a king-sized bed in two bedrooms, a full-sized bed in one bedroom, and two twin-sized bunk bed sets in the final bedroom.
Sunset Beach House enjoys exclusive access to a sandy-bottomed beach and swimming area on the lake shore, which provides an excellent place for canoeing, kayaking, swimming and fishing. There is a calm and shallow area for wading and letting the kids splash around, with the water only coming to around knee-level for 20-30 feet out from the shoreline.
A private boat dock allows our guests to store their own vessels or to cast a line from the end. The home’s level lawn is interrupted only by a permanent fire pit ready for all your evening fireside chats and preparing lots of s'mores. The lakeside deck is equipped with a lovely outdoor dining area perfect for grilling out and sharing all those special summer meals together. A canoe is provided for guests and is an excellent way to explore Upper Scott Lake, and kayaks are also available by reservation for daily or weekly rental for a nominal fee.
There aren’t many homes surrounding Upper Scott Lake, which gives the area an atmosphere of peace and quiet and ensures that each of the neighbors have room to spread out and relax. A small, inland lake located in Lee Township, MI, it is a popular recreation spot during all four seasons, offering boating, swimming and picnicking in summer, vibrant fall colors, skiing, sledding and skating in winter, and a variety of wildflowers when the land awakens in spring.
Sunset Beach House is conveniently located just 15 minutes by car from Crane’s Orchards and Dutch Farms, and both are unforgettable countryside experiences where visitors can participate in fruit picking or indulge in their unbeatable fresh-made pastries. Between the house and the farms, guests might find themselves pleasantly waylaid at the Fenn Valley Winery, seduced into a tour and tasting. Other area attractions include an impressive collection of antique shops in the nearby towns of South Haven, Allegan, Douglas, and Saugatuck. In the summer, guests can spend an adventurous day exploring the Saugatuck dunes in a rented buggy, or soaking up the sun at one of South Haven’s popular public beaches.
There are also year-round Michigan experiences such as the region’s many wonderful art galleries. Feel free to contact the property manager for a comprehensive list of must-sees around Sunset Beach House.
NOTE: PRIVATE DOCK NOT AVAILABLE BEFORE APRIL 15 OR AFTER OCTOBER 1.
* Please contact owner to ensure availability.
$175 - $875 night
$1100 - $4200 week
Jan 5-Mar 31, 2020: $200/nt-weekday; $325/nt-weekend; $1,000/week
Apr 1-30: $200/nt-weekday; $350/nt-weekend; $1,300/week
May 1-21: $250/nt-weekday; $400/nt-weekend; $1,700/week
May 22-Jun 15: $2,600/week (min stay)
Jun 16-30: $3,300/week (min stay)
Jul 1-August 15: $4,200/week (min stay)
Aug 16-Sep 7: $3,400/week (min stay)
Sep 8-30: $250/nt-weekday; $425/nt-weekend; $1,600/week
Oct 1-31: $225/nt-weekday; $375/nt-weekend; $1,400/week
Nov 1-25: $200/nt-weekday; $325/nt-weekend; $1,150/week
Nov 26-Jan 4, 2021: $225/nt-weekday; $350/nt-weekend; $1,400/week
Kayak rental available for $25 per day per kayak.
Check-in is 5:00 PM EST and check-out is 12:00 PM EST.
NOTE: $50 per hour fee applies to pre-approved early check-in or late check-out. NO EARLY CHECK-IN OR LATE CHECK-OUT OPTIONS AVAILABLE DURING THE PEAK SUMMER WEEKS BETWEEN MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND AND LABOR DAY.
Other fees include:
-$75.00 non-refundable reservation fee
-$400.00 refundable Security/Extra Cleaning Deposit
-$225.00 Housekeeping/Property Management Fee
-6.0% MI Use Tax applies
--Cancellations made a minimum of 60 days prior to the check-in date will be refunded the full deposit amount less the $150.00 Processing Fee.
--Cancellations made between 31 and 59 days prior to check-in date will receive 50 percent of the deposit less a $150.00 Processing Fee.
--No refunds will be given for cancellations made within 30 days of the check-in date.
The minimum required age for the primary renter is 25 years.
*Absolutely no pets allowed.
Perfect family vacation home. Reviewed 16 Aug 2017. This home had everything you could possibly want for your vacation. It was as if the owners spent a week there and purchased any and everything they needed or wanted for their comfort. We stayed with our two married children and three grandchildren. Everyone had their own room. The kitchen was beautiful, well-stocked, and had excellent appliances. The family rooms were roomy, light, and perfect for us. The little ones loved the small beach with shallow water. When we first arrived, I thought the price was a little high for the location (8 miles off the highway), but we all really enjoyed ourselves and the surrounding communities of Holland, Saugatuck, and South Haven.
A Memorial Day Weekend for the Books. Reviewed 31 May 2017. This house is the best for large groups! We loved the dock, the canoe, the fishing, the fire pit... It was truly the best way to start the summer. We will definitely be renting this home out again next year. What a lovely location on a breathtaking lake with such amazing people.
Awesome Digs! Reviewed 3 Jan 2017. Your home was even better than we expected! We had a large group — both adults and kids — and it was more than accommodating! The home is beautifully decorated and impeccably clean! Everything we needed was provided and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Working with the owner was seamless; she answered all of our emails immediately and the property management person was equally as attentive when we encountered issues with the dishwasher. I would definitely recommend this home to our travelers! Thanks!
Healing! Reviewed 26 Dec 2016. I rented this property by myself — yes, by myself to get away after experiencing some emotional trauma early this year. The staff was amazingly supportive of my wishes and encouraging. This place was everything that was advertised and much more. Everything was provided. So much space. I had a question while I was there, and the housekeeper responded right away. It could have been because I was there for Christmas, but it was amazingly quiet and peaceful. Comfortable. The view of the (frozen) lake was divine. The home was beautiful and charming. I spent a lot of time in Pullman as a kid, and the town has a certain aura that hasn't changed, and Sunset Beach captured that feel for me precisely. My only issue was that the Wi-Fi didn't work on my devices, but it wasn't a big deal for me, so I didn't bother anyone about it. But that is something that may need fine tuning. Other than that, everything was amazing. I can't say when, but I will definitely try and rent again. Thanks so much for providing me the space I needed to assist in the healing process.
Beautiful lake views. Reviewed 1 Nov 2016. The house was very beautiful and situated on a lovely lake. We rented it for a long "girls' weekend" and were very pleased with house. The decor was a great blend of old and new. It is located close to several charming towns where there are lots of things to do. We will most likely plan to rent it again next year!
Perfect in every way! Reviewed 26 Sep 2016. We loved our stay at the Sunset Beach House! There were 5 adults and we each had our own room. The home is lovely, kitchen is well stocked, beds very comfortable and the views were amazing! We absolutely loved our stay and look forward to coming back!!
Family Vacation. Reviewed 21 July 2016. Our family enjoyed the spacious house with the lake view. We were able to prepare food in the fully stocked kitchen. We all enjoyed the lake with the kayaking, fishing, and swimming. The kids went swimming every chance they could get. The deck was nice for relaxing, grilling, and eating. Also, the screened in porch was great for reading and quiet times. This is our second time vacationing at this house. Once in the winter and this time in July. We had 11 in our group and we all had plenty of room. Great place to spend with children and grandchildren.
Outstanding Experience! Reviewed on 12 Jul 2016. Me and my family truly enjoyed the stay on this lake house, from the attention to detail to the cleanness in the room. I also appreciate the attention of the owners in making sure we were set to enjoy our week stay.
60th Anniversary Celebration/Family Reunion. Reviewed on 27 Jun 2016. We planned our anniversary celebration to include our 4 children their spouses and children. Everyone loved the lake view as soon as you walked into the house. We enjoyed sitting around the campfire every night and reminiscing. The canoe was well used by son and grandchildren. The house was just like pictures on line, and we fully enjoyed the large kitchen and dining area. All 12 of us could sit around the table and eat together. If the occasion arises, I would not hesitate to rent this beautiful house again. Had lots to do, visiting South Haven and Holland to visit the lighthouses and shops, as well as taking the winery tour and the orchard to get fresh cherries.
We fell in love with southwest Michigan on a trip to visit friends in South Haven nearly 15 years ago. As Chicago natives, we were immediately enchanted by the serene atmosphere and natural beauty — not to mention the extensive outdoor activities. Since then, we have embraced the tradition of spending holidays and summer weekends in the area, and it was only a matter of time before we decided to find a vacation home of our own.
By a stroke of luck, we discovered our first gorgeous property on Upper Scott Lake in Lee Township nearly 15 years ago. We began renting the cottage there out of a desire to share our wonderful experiences there with others. We now operate 8 additional rental properties, where we love offering a simple countryside alternative to busy city life.