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The Sand Dollar Flat ~ at Beach Glass Bungalows

Bedrooms 1
Space 528 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 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.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

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:
  • 528 sq ft
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
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 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
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 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


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(33 traveller reviews)

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The Sand Dollar Flat ~ at Beach Glass Bungalows
average rating of 4.5151515 based on 35 reviews

Relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

The property owners were extremely accommodating, and the property location was very relaxing. The beach within walking distance was not as big as I anticipated and I wanted to run on the beach. So, we went to St. Josephs instead, which was beautiful and only 15 minutes away. We also used the bonafire pit in the back to warm up and relax at the end of the night. Overall, five stars! It was a great trip.

  • Review Submitted: 30/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words Catherine! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us! Unfortunately, the lake is always changing and this year our local beaches do not have much beach.. It's really great being so close to more beach options in St. Joseph & South Haven though! We hope to see you for another getaway soon! Cris & Steve
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Clean, Cozy and Comfortable bungalow

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the bungalow because it was a great location, cozy and clean. Even though the bungalow is on a 'busy' road, it was super quiet at night and we still felt like we had privacy. It is the perfect location for trips down to St. Joes Beach, Benton Harbor and Coloma. The newer Rocky Gap public beach was awesome and close. Hagar Beach allows dogs and is a bit narrower so felt crowded. We were able to pick apples, drink wine and enjoy amazing chocolate truffles all on one road in Coloma. What a great place! Loved the location!! The area continues to be our "Happy Place". Thank you to Sand Dollar Flat for a great stay and making such a quaint, cute home away from home.

  • Review Submitted: 25/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy you enjoyed your stay with us Karen! There is so much to do in our little corner of Michigan & it sounds like you found much of it during your getaway :). Hagar Beach is a bit narrower this year, I believe due to the lake being higher this year (?). This changes year to year so we never know what we will get. We also love the area of Coloma you talked about. So much to do on just one road! Thank you for being a great guest & we hope you will come back for another visit! Cris & Steve
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Perfect little spot

  • 5 of 5

Great location between everything to do! Cris was super accommodating with our last minute stay!

  • Review Submitted: 16/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy it all worked out! & We hope you will remember us for a future getaway! Cris & Steve
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Great time

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! The rental was perfect for us. We loved the back yard with the fire pit and room to play. Perfect location as we spend time in St Joseph as well as South Haven. We hope to stay again next year!

  • Review Submitted: 14/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Close to St Josephs

  • 3 of 5

Nice place, clean nicely decorated.

  • Review Submitted: 16/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adorable Space

  • 5 of 5

I loved the Sand Dollar Flat! It was the perfect location for what we were wanting out of our trip. It was so close to the beach and just a short drive to St. Joseph! I will definitely go back!

  • Review Submitted: 05/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Silver Beach, St. Joseph (13 minutes)


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$131.94
Damage Deposit AU$329.85

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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.