£87 / night
Price for guests, Nights

Van Auken Lake Cottage – Home 2138634 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner


With a gorgeous view and endless hours of fun for all, this cottage stands out among the rest. Its two bedrooms (one full bed and one twin bunk) may seduce you into thinking this cottage is nothing special, stepping into the beautiful sunroom can only confirm the fact that you chose the right vacation location. The sunroom has a light, and open feel and looks out on a beautiful view of Van Auken Lake.

While it is tempting to sit in the comfortable air conditioned inside and read from our mini library, play a thrilling board game, watch a movie or TV, or simply breathe in the beauty of the rural landscape, the outdoor activities beckon you outside. A row boat, paddle boat, and two kayaks wait patiently for you to captain across the glossy lake. There are also plenty of fishing poles to reel in that picture-worthy catch that all your friends back home will be jealous of! The bustling tourist town of South Haven with its local shops and beautiful pier and beach is a 15 minute drive away and is always a guaranteed way to enjoy a summer day. Back at your cottage, several yard games call you out of the ordinary and onto the soft grass in the front yard. Once these activities work up an appetite, fire up the grill on the deck for a delicious dinner! But save stomach space for dessert, because everyone will want to finish the day roasting marshmallows around the campfire.

Fresh linens and towels await your stay. There is plenty of cookware, dishware, and utensils for you to enjoy, but we kindly ask the premises to stay alcohol free.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Air conditioning
  • Waterfront
  • Boat available
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through HouseTrip using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: (£75.75) $100.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Joanne S.
Average reply time:
16 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
13 Dec 2019
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


Map and how to get there


Guest reviews

36 reviews

Very Good

“Lovely get away”

Reviewed 20 Aug 2019

We had such a wonderful stay here. The cottage had everything we could possibly need. The view was so serene and just gorgeous. I’m a big fan of kayaking and took advantage of the beautiful lake… More

Owner's reply: Thanks so much Aisha. You have a wonderful family, and it was great having you come and stay. Thanks for your kind words!


Reviewed 9 Jul 2019

First the cottage is very cute and extremely cozy! The view of lake is spectacular. But let me tell you the best part. JoAnne and her family are AMAZING people!!! I have never felt so blessed!!

“Peaceful Retreat”

Reviewed 21 Sep 2018

My husband and I stayed for 3 weeks.Our host and hostess went above and beyond for us! From the day we got there we were welcomed with homemade cookies in the cookie jar and Starbucks Coffee, to the … More

“This is a quiet, cozy retreat.”

Reviewed 7 Sep 2018

We stayed here because we had a wedding to attend about 20 minutes away in Watervliet. There was a nice greeting for us when we arrived. :) Although we never used the kayaks or other quiet craft avail… More

“Great place for a nice time!”

Reviewed 3 Sep 2018

Very nice place. Super clean and JoAnne could not have been easier! Would recommend this to anyone looking to unwind!


Reviewed 23 Aug 2018

This was such a quiet retreat. The cottage has everything you need to kick back and relax. There were several options to get out on the lake, kayaks, paddle boat, and row boat ( as well as the life … More

“So relaxing”

Reviewed 6 Aug 2018

This is our third stay at the cottage. My husband and I love to hide away and relax from our stressful life. This time we stayed 2 weeks and brought our grandson up with his friend. I will have to s… More

“Great family vacation”

Reviewed 2 Aug 2018

We enjoyed our stay at the cottage! JoAnne was so helpful and accommodating! Many memories made! The yard games and being so close to South Haven gave us lots of choices. We have three children ag… More

Owner's reply: Thanks so much for your kind words. We enjoyed having you all. I'm glad you enjoyed the area. It has so much to offer. Hopefully, we will see you again next summer!

“You Had Me At "THE VIEW", a Peaceful Lake Cottage”

Reviewed 13 Sep 2017

This Bangor Michigan Van Auken Lake cottage was exactly what I wanted as a peaceful get-away week closer to home this year. Quiet beauty is what I needed and was exactly what I found staying here. Lov… More

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for this wonderful review. You gave a perfect description of life here. We welcome you back any time!

“Great Cottage!”

Reviewed 4 Sep 2017

Stayed here twice now with my sister & sister-in-law. We go for a few days to just relax work on our crafts and visit. This place is perfect, it's very clean and comfy. Love the large sun … More

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How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with JoAnne (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send JoAnne (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact JoAnne (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view JoAnne the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send JoAnne (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send JoAnne (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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When you pay online through the Book your stay form, a booking request is sent to JoAnne (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

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Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from JoAnne (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. JoAnne (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call JoAnne (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact JoAnne (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send JoAnne (the owner) a message.

If JoAnne (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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