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Newly Renovated Lake Michigan Cottage with Private Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,140 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8+)

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!

Chad VanHorn
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
16 September, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

The actual house location surpasses the listing details. You could not get any closer to the beach or town. My family absolutely loved staying in this (very clean) beach house. In the morning we would step off the bottom deck, down the stone stairs right to the private beach, the girls preferring to suntan all day and the guys to play around with football or frisbee. If we felt like getting an ice cream cone or snack we would walk down the beach to the concession stand, from there maybe walk the pier or go into town for a bit. For dinner we cooked on the gas grill and enjoyed watching the sun set from the dinning room table on the covered porch. If some of us girls got tired of laying in the sun and wanted to change it up for the day we would walk to town and shop in the many stores and grab a quick lunch. Some nights after dinner we would catch a movie at the cinema downtown, or play cards on the back deck. All in all its a great little beach house and we loved it and the beach town of South Haven. Can’t wait to get back for another stay.
Jun 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in South Haven

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1140 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • City Centre
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Level - toilet , shower enclosure , Large Shower
    Walk-out Level - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 large double bed , No closet - One Dresser
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sofa bed/futon , Pull-out sleeper Sofa --no closet, on walk-out level
    Bunk Room - 2 double bed , 1 bunk bed , Bunk Bed; Double over Double
  • Main Floor: Master - Queen size Beds (1), Bed #2 - Bunk Bed: Double over Double Walk Out Level: Sleeper Sofa (1), Sleep Chair & Half (1)
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • long term rentals available
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

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Newly Renovated Lake Michigan Cottage with Private Beach
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 19 reviews

Superb location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 13/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ann Arbor MI

Great vacation house in South Haven

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 25/08/2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Omaha, NE


  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Review Submitted: 11/08/2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely loved it!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 15/06/2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Incredible Beach House!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 18/09/2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Farmington Hills

Awesome vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 18/08/2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Nearest Ferry
65 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
65 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Nearest Beach
South Beach


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage around the South Haven

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Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

All credit card charges will be subject to an additional 3% fee.
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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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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