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The Sand Dollar Flat ~ at Beach Glass Bungalows

Bedrooms 1
Space 49 m²
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom (Queen & Twin beds), + Sofa Sleeper in Living Room, 1 Bath, Sleeps 5

Welcome! We are a renovated VINTAGE MOTEL with lots of room for your vacation needs. We are very centrally located along the shore of Lake Michigan, a great spot for antiquing, adventure and relaxation! Tour many local wineries & breweries or bring your flip flops & sand buckets and collect beach glass along the Lake Michigan Shore.

Access to 2 public beaches just 1 mile away

+ 4 more in St. Joseph & 2 more in South Haven.

*** NEW 2016 - 2nd unit available right next door to the Sand Dollar Flat! ~ The Sand Dune Flat is Rental #4473315.

We are about halfway between St. Joseph & South Haven, where you can find good food, live music, unique shops, museums & art galleries, and of course BEACHES! Each town has its own lighthouse & boat-filled harbors, featuring individual charm & unique attractions ~ an experience you will not soon forget.

Walk the singing sands of Lake Michigan's beaches, watch the ever-changing sunsets, celebrate the spectacular colors of autumn or snowmobile the Michigan trails.

Whatever the season, the experience is always inspiring & delightful and a perfect getaway from the city.

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Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
26 June, 2017

About Cris

We grew up here in SW Michigan. We love our community and wouldn't want to raise our family anywhere else.

We saw so much potential in this vintage motel (originally named the Big 10). We purchased it in 2009 and over the years we have enjoyed the rehabbing process. In 2010, we welcomed our first guests to The Sand Dollar Flat (Homeaway #294139). We continued the remodel & in 2016 we launched The Sand Dune Flat (Homeaway #4473315).

In the near future, we will complete the 3rd & final flat and continue to share our little corner of Michigan with travelers!

Cris purchased this bungalow in 2009

What makes this bungalow unique

* No smoking

* No pets

* No parties or events

* Backyard shared with 2nd flat.

* No driving through lawn.

* Please turn AC units off when leaving.

* We supply bedding.

* BRING your beach/bath TOWELS.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time at your place this weekend. We were close to everything we wanted to do. Especially the beaches, which our 2 boys couldn't get enough of! Thanks again!!
May 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow rental in Coloma, Michigan

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 49 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 large double bed , 1 child bed
    Living Room - 1 sofa bed/futon , ** NEW Queen Sleeper Sofa May 2015!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • patio
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(27 traveller reviews)

The Sand Dollar Flat ~ at Beach Glass Bungalows
average rating of 4.5185184 based on 29 reviews
Naperville, IL

Great location. Very comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

This turned out to be a great place for us to stay. We have never visited the area before so didn't really know where would be best. Being avid cyclists it turned out that this location is perfect. There is designated shoulder going in the direction of St. Joe and a very safe road route around Lake Paw Paw. Next time we may go further north where there is supposed to be a longer rails-to-trails type of crushed limestone route.

The location works great to access the wine trail and to easily get to St. Joseph too.

The bungalow itself was very comfortable. The only thing I didn't like was the crinkle of the waterproof mattress pad :)

Remember to bring your own wine glasses or you'll be drinking out of water glasses or coffee cups~ it all works. :)

I would recommend the bungalows and would definitely return myself.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words Bridget! We will definitely add wine glasses to the bungalow. I really don't know why we didn't think of that! I will also look into the mattress pad. It really helps to get feedback like this as we do not stay in the flat away from home like our guests do. We would love to have you back. You will have to try the Kal-Haven Trail next time (maybe that's the limestone route you are referring to?). Good luck in your race/rides this summer! Cris & Steve
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Girls weekend

  • 4 of 5

The property was clean and well organized for a small space. Great location it was close to everything- dining, wineries, beaches and shopping! The house had a nice backyard with a fire pit. Would stay here again it was great for our girls weekend!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean!

  • 4 of 5

Great little home to stay in for vacation :)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just as charming the second time!

  • 5 of 5

The Sand Dollar Flat is a lovely, convenient, and charming place to spend time in St. Joseph/Grand Haven region. Lots to do and see the area and bungalow provides all the amenities of home. I've been there before and hope to go again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute, nice and small house

  • 5 of 5

We were with my husband in this small house. It's nice, quite and relax place. It's close to lake and between St.Joseph and South Haven.

I'm highly recommending this place.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location, perfect little flat!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four stayed this August and just adored everything about this place. Perfectly located between St. Joe and South Haven, so much so you can easily visit and spend time in both. Super close to two beaches (we preferred Roadside Beach). The flat itself was so cute and very clean. It had everything we needed for a relaxing week away. Cris and Steve were wonderful. Cris sent thorough information before our stay and was great about providing additional info about the area. We noticed the first night that the DVD player was broken and notified them (not a big deal to have one or not but wanted them to know). Within about a day Steve came over and replaced it. You can tell they truly care about their guests and their stay. One of our little ones keeps asking if we are going back to the "vacation house." We will definitely look to stay at the Sand Dollar Flat again in the future. Thank you for the perfect place for a great family vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for these nice comments. We are so happy you enjoyed your vacation at our Sand Dollar Flat! We do hope we will see you again for a future visit. :) ~ Cris & Steve
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Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Silver Beach, St. Joseph (13 minutes)


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday bungalow in Coloma, Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
18 May 2017 - 13 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall-Winter 2017-2018
14 Sep 2017 - 17 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$133.78
Refundable Damage Deposit A$334.45
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are based on maximum number of 5 allowed.
Security Deposit returned approximately 1 week after departure MINUS any credit card fees incurred by us.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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