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4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 blocks to beach, 1 mile to downtown

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Beautiful Newer 4 BR 3BA Home

'Summerwood Cottage' is located on a quiet street just two 1/2 blocks from Lake Michigan's Oak Street Beach in South Haven. This newer house with a walk-out basement has been recently redecorated. All amenities including Wifi included. Get the best of both worlds with a private, wooded backyard and be within walking distance of the beach and downtown!

This Wifi equipped cozy and comfortable home boasts a convenient floor plan which can accommodate either individual families or multiple families. With a total of 2100 square feet, the main floor includes the following: eat-in kitchen, master bedroom (queen bed), master bathroom (shower), bedroom 2 (queen bed), bedroom 3 (two sets of bunkbeds), bathroom 2 (tub and shower), living room (TV w/VCR/DVD and cable), deck overlooking backyard. Downstairs bedroom has a full size bed with a sleeper sofa in the newly decorated recreation room.

The lower level includes: family room (fieldstone gas fireplace, TV w/DVD, foosball table, queen size sleeper sofa and patio doors), bedroom 4 (full bed), bathroom 3 (shower), and laundry room (washer and dryer). The home also includes use of an attached garage.

In the backyard you can enjoy the trees and the privacy. The upper level includes an elevated deck with a barbecue grill while the lower level includes a patio. Each is equipped with outdoor furniture. The backyard even includes a large sandbox for the kids!

Amenities: We offer all of the amenities of home. The kitchen is fully equipped with all major appliances (stove, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher) and well as small appliances (blender, coffee maker, toaster). It is also stocked with silverware, everyday china, cookware and utensils.

We also stock everything from paper products to dish soap. The bathrooms are stocked with towels as well as paper products and soap. We do ask that you provide your own beach towels, although some are available in the closet. The bedrooms are comfortably furnished including bed linens.

General amenities include: WIFI Internet access, fire pit, air conditioning, laundry, TV, VCR/DVD players, local telephone service, board games, books to borrow, foosball table, children's toys, gas fireplace, gas barbecue grill, washer and dryer, iron and ironing board, outdoor shower, stereo, and anything else we pick up along the way that looks handy.

We also offer special services to our guests which include grocery shopping. Instead of packing the car with groceries or making your first stop in town the grocery store, we will fully stock the kitchen according to your personal menu plan.

Activities: South Haven is a four season vacation destination with activities including agriculture (strawberry & blueberry picking, etc.), antiquing, art, auto racing, biking, boating & cruises, dining, fall color tours, festivals, fishing, go-carts, golf, hiking, museums, paint-ball, parks, wineries, and winter activities such as skiing (downhill or cross-country, skating and snowmobiling. We would be happy to forward brochures for activities of your preference.

Area: South Haven is centrally located to many major cities which makes traveling easy. It is 2 hours from Chicago, 3 hours from Detroit, 1 hour from South Bend, and 1 hour from Grand Rapids.

Summerwood Cottage is located on the North side just off of North Shore Drive which has several beach access points. We are conveniently located just minutes from gorgeous and clean beaches, unique shops, and wonderful restaurants.

More Details

Property Manager
Mark Weitekamper
Member since: 2005
Speaks english, german
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

What makes this house unique

credit cards now accepted

Guestbook comments from the manager

We really loved this house! There were seven of us including two small children and the house was more than sizable enough for all of us. Big upstairs living area, big downstairs living area and a big deck. With the availability of a downstairs living room, those of us who wanted to stay up and gab could have our fun without waking up anyone in the upstairs bedrooms. We also played board games on the deck very late one night without disturbing anyone.

I was impressed by the hip retro furniture in the upstairs living room and kitchen -- a nice departure from your typical humdrum boats and lighthouse themed summer home decor. This property has a very fresh feel to it.

Terrific location -- walking distance to downtown South Haven and the beach. Very quiet street with friendly neighbors. I'll stay here whenever I return to South Haven. Highly recommended!
Jun 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in South Haven, Michigan

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • mobile phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , Downstairs
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 4 single bed , 2 sets of bunkbeds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed , Downstairs
    Family Room - 1 sofa bed/futon , Downstairs
  • Master has private bath, other bedrooms have shared baths
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • wooden decking
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • long term rentals available
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
portable fire pit, baby gear , pack n play, high chair, gate


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(39 traveller reviews)

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4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 blocks to beach, 1 mile to downtown
average rating of 4.5897436 based on 41 reviews


  • 4 of 5

Beautiful home, Great location, had everything you could ask for in a vacation house. The beds were too firm and the tv did not have enough channels though.

  • Review Submitted: 31/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the response. We will be adding pillowtop covers tothe new mattresses and adding channels for the peak season
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Battle Creek

Clean but extremely hard beds, the trip was cut short bcuz everyone was stiff / sore kids /adults!!

  • 2 of 5

I will book hotel instead next time.

  • Review Submitted: 29/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We constantly strive to make improvements for our guests.We actually just replaced the beds this year with new Therapedic brand Hotel beds. The old beds were too soft /squishy/ and beginning to sag according to guest feedback. We did not have any issues with others staying , so it will be a bit difficult to address each guest's preference.
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Chicago, Illinois

Mind refreshing n energizing due to the location

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was really good due to the location of the house and in addition to that quality and amenities of the house. Our visiting time was just after spring so made good use of the fire pit at mid night. Location of the house is just 5 min walk from beach n 3 min drive from south haven downtown. A very quiet n peaceful place away from crowded cities

  • Review Submitted: 21/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Summerwood Cottage was perfect for our holiday stay. The cottage has everything you need & more!

  • 5 of 5

We had 4 of us in our group and the cottage provided plenty of space and was very comfortable. The well equipped kitchen was great for cooking in during the snowstorms. We thoroughly enjoyed tbe fire place and the snow plowing was greatly aporeciated! Mark was very quick to respond to any question or issue we had and the location can't be beat! We enjoyed day trips to Saugatuck and Grand Rapids. We would definitely stay here again, any time of year!

  • Review Submitted: 03/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean, did it’s job!

  • 4 of 5

The property was very clean. The house worked well for a our group of 10 people. The kitchen was a great space to prepare food for everyone and the basement space is wonderful for group gatherings and hanging out. The only complaint we had were that the mattresses were pretty old, flat, and they had a lean to them. Over all we loved our time here!

  • Review Submitted: 01/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: FYI We just replaced all our beds with new Therapedic Comfort plus beds, so hopefully you can try us again someday
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  • 5 of 5

Awesome place to stay. Incredible location and the house was roomy and well stocked!!

  • Review Submitted: 16/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Oak St. Beach

2 blocks from the beach and a 15 min walk to downtown, yet nestled away on a shady lot on the desirable North Side


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit AU$336.83

Check out is 10am , not 11 am per the website so that our cleaning crew has enough time.
Additional persons fee of $75 per night for over 4 persons rate applies
Rates are subject to change anytime until a reservation is confirmed . All tax and fees included. Peak season weekly rentals apply on June 14 until August 15

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.