Situated in a serene location right on the beach, this Lake Michigan retreat is unlike any other. Ideally located just a walk to downtown South Haven’s shops, dining, and entertainment, this tranquil Lake Michigan cottage boasts the ultimate in relaxation. Wake up to the captivating views from the porch and covered deck, as you sip your morning coffee watching the waves break on the sugar shoreline. Walk directly out to the beach from the lower level deck for an afternoon of lake side activities. Sleeping many, the inspired interior features include wood floors, a fully-equipped kitchen, and remarkable views of the lighthouse and incomparable sunsets. Don’t miss the opportunity to stay in this extraordinary Lake Michigan cottage!
- Cottage105 m²
- Half Baths0
- Min. Stay7 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8+)
- Response rate
- Response time
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- 10 Dec. 2018
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
We had an amazing family vacation here.
We had three adults and three kids, and were quite comfortable. We have relatives in the area, so at dinner time we had many more people and there was plenty of room for everyone to eat and have a good time. We used the gas grill every night. The kitchen was well equipped with plates, cups, cooking utensils, paper towel, etc. The best feature of this property is truly the location. You are steps from the beach. The adults can enjoy cocktails on the covered veranda while the kids play in the beach. The kids were also a 5 minute bike ride to the down town area where they could get ice cream or see a movie (our kids' ages ranged from 11-15, and we felt perfectly comfortable letting them roam the area). There is also a park for younger kids just kitty corner to the property. There is a large television and DVD player (though we never turned it on!)
The Wifi worked great. The appliances were clean, new, and in excellent working order. The house was well stocked with clean linens and bath towels.
I only have two suggestions for improvements - (1) a vacuum cleaner would have been handy and (2) the screen sliding door was in disrepair and fell off nearly every time it was opened and definitely needs to be replaced.
We are already planning our trip next year and cannot wait to stay again at this lovely and well-maintained property.
Great vacation house in South Haven
We brought the family of 10 (7 adults and 3 children) to South Haven and chose this rental because of its location on the beach and nearness to downtown. We were not disappointed. Everything was clean and in working order. We used both the air conditioning on some days and opened the windows on others to enjoy the breeze. The house has two great deck levels, a large covered outdoor table for meals and views of the lake were tremendous. The kids and several adults spent most of their time swimming and the walk to the beach is short and easy. A walk to the pier was also a daily activity with much to do in that area. The gas grill provided was clean, ready to use and made some great meals. The kitchen and upstairs bedrooms were rather small and there was little indoor eating space which was a problem when the weather was poor as the rain did get under the awning. The views from the living room and downstairs bedroom were great. The other rooms had no view. One should note that while the actual beach area was small while we were there due to high water levels, there were much larger areas to set up just a few lots down from the home so everyone had space. The home is best suited for smaller families or groups. Parking was very adequate.
I can't say enough great things about this place!! My family, of my husband, 3 teenage daughters, and I, had a FANTASTIC time in this home and this town this summer!! My expectations were high, because I was SO anxious for a lake/beach vacation with my family. My expectations were met and exceeded! The town was so "quaint", pleasant, friendly, and full of things to do. We surf boarded, biked, walked, shopped, ate, went to a movie, sat at the beach, and even watched a major rain storm roll across the lake (kind of scary….but very cool). The weather could have been warmer, but we were there pretty early in the season. I would highly recommend this home and this vacation!! THANKS TO CHAD AND HIS FAMILY for letting us stay and all his travel tips!!
Absolutely loved it!
This beach house surpassed our expectations not only was it clean and organized, it had its own private beach that was easy to get to - the sunsets over the lake were amazing to watch and the view from the house or beach were spectacular.
Incredible Beach House!
From our initial discussions all the way through our final day, Chad and his family did everything in their power to make our stay enjoyable. They accommodated our request for a 4wk stay, they were quick to respond to my demanding requests about what specific items the house contained (I love to cook and the thought of 4wks away from my kitchen and my gadgets made me a little bonkers!) , they opened the entire house to us (no large "owner only" rooms), and they had the house fully-equipped with paper supplies (tp/paper towels/laundry/dish soap, etc.). The house was pristine and very comfortable for our family of 4 (4y and 9m boys). We spent many nights roasting marshmallows lakeside in the sand, memories we will surely never forget. To top it all of, Chad arranged for a courtesy mid-stay thorough cleaning! We received top-notch treatment in a top-notch beach house and town.....thanks for the fantastic hospitality!
Awesome vacation spot!
We had an awesome vacation. This was our first family vacation with our sons, daughter-in-laws and grand-kids. We all had the best time ever. The house is in a beautiful location. The kids loved the private beach and the kids corner only a block away. The lower level pull out sofa was a little uncomfortable but all in all we had a great time. Definitely want to return next year!
All credit card charges will be subject to an additional 3% fee. Check Calendar for available dates. Most Weeks - $4000/week Inquire on off season discounts - Minimum off season stay rate: $1350 Rents Sunday-Sunday Minimum stay and cleaning/administration fees may apply NO pets allowed under any conditions