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Magical Michigan Moments at Cherry Street Retreat an exclusive indoor pool 9-9

Sue Fritz

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Magical Michigan Moments at Cherry Street Retreat an exclusive indoor pool 9-9

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


South Haven House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 8 with exclusive indoor saline Grecian pool

Welcome to the perfect peaceful location where you can enjoy exploring a truly historic jewel; South Haven, Michigan. Imagine waking to the aroma of coffee being prepared in your bright, cheerful and fully appointed kitchen, enjoyed on an inviting sun porch. Or perhaps, taking a tranquil morning stroll to the quaint downtown to enjoy a cappuccino, made just the way you like it! All this and more awaits you in this newly restored home, with sleeping accommodations for 8. Each unique and comfortable room in this recently discovered hidden treasure beckons you and yours to relax and create unforgettable memories of your stay in this lovely community. This could undoubtedly become your new yearly getaway, and who could blame you?

The property itself is listed since 2011, and its lovely interior is the result of much TLC by the new owners and their many artistic friends. Expect all the comforts and more from this “home away from home.” Features of the delightfully appointed getaway include a main level double bedroom next to a full bath. Three additional bedrooms and full bath can be found on the second floor. The master suite with king size bed, sitting area, rocking chair and even a dry bar, all located next to the second level full bath. Your dining experience will be enhanced with a fully appointed kitchen with breakfast nook, or served in the charming dining area. Additional amenities that you will certainly enjoy are the relaxing living area (complete with DVD library and Wi) and a cheerful, bright sun porch.

Whether this is your first time to enjoy the wonders of this community (made famous throughout the years by its legendary lighthouse), you will create lasting memories with this home base as you discover the wonders of blueberries, antiques, quaint shops, and possibly that memorable dinner at our famous Clementine’s. Should you wish to stay home for an evening, imagine the aroma of a good steak being created on the BBQ grill in the huge landscaped back yard. The property enjoys spacious surroundings, and has more than ample parking for a number of vehicles (including a boat trailer) .

We know you will enjoy staying at the “Cherry Street Retreat” as much as we have loved bringing it back and sharing its new life. We also offer additional amenities including private chefs as well as a Concierge service for those “special” extras (service rates available on request).

Weekly rentals run from Saturday at 4:00 PM through the next Saturday at 11AM. Rates run from $1,500. to $2,000. weekly, with the June-July- August summer rate at $2,000. per week and includes the indoor heated saline Grecian pool 9-9 daily. Should you wish a weekend getaway, rental is just $400.00 per day and includes the pool 9-9 daily. Nestled in this great retreat room is also another full size bath appointed in custom 'cabana style mural'.

For more information and your reserved opportunity to experience this wonderful getaway, please contact Sue at 269-388-4233.

Keywords: Newly restored, spacious yet cozy, inviting neighborhood, 4 bedrooms, indoor pool, ideal location

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  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Sue Fritz (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Calendar last updated:
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About Sue Fritz

South Haven, a short drive from our home in Kalamazoo is peacefully fun!. The time we spent in South Haven convinced us the community is seemingly a little piece of heaven; finally prompting us to look for a property we could call our own.

After purchasing our summer ‘get-away’ our first course of business was to take and transform it into our cozy retreat.

We are either on site or our grounds care taker, Joe, is there to landscape and open/close the indoor pool 9:00 am - 9:00 pm as part of your stay. Landscaping, gardening and the indoor saline pool invites you to share in enjoying our new cottage; rentals are welcome throughout all seasons.

Sue Fritz purchased this house in 2010

Why Sue Fritz chose South Haven

Enjoy the beautiful sunsets and walking the pier of South Haven is less than a mile. It is such a quaint town with year around activities and we are blessed to work and live so close. We only hope that you may enjoy the peace and tranquility afforded by the beaches of South Haven and fully find the relaxation you deserve!

What makes this house unique

This location is ideal in the city and located close to everything with sidewalks and cross walk lights for safety. We enjoy a tranquil setting with an beautiful view and an extra long peaceful fenced back yard that is beautifully landscaped.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Psalm 23 May your guest always be refreshed and restored. Thanks for sharing our wonderful Cherry Street Retreat for your family gathering week. We are so blessed to know you and your family and look forward to your return to your home a-way from home in South Haven.

Our cleaning lady said you deserved a clean guest discount! So remind us in the future and we will take care of great repeat guests like you and your family.

Thanks so much for the kind words, uplifting card and gift. You are a very special family and it is our privilege to share South Haven with you!
Jul 2012
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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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based on 15 traveler reviews

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Magical Michigan Moments at Cherry Street Retreat an exclusive indoor pool 9-9
average rating of 4.8 based on 16 reviews
Kirkwood, Missouri

Wonderful Summer Escape

  • 5 of 5

We were extremely fortunate in finding this summer oasis to be available at the last second due very lucky timing on our end due . The house is very well appointed on a quiet street just a little over a mile from South Beach. The pictures of the indoor pool do not do it is much nicer and bigger than I imagined. We used the pool every day (sometimes twice) and my 6 year old daughter essentially learned how to swim over the course of the 7 day stay.

The house itself was plenty big for 4 adults and 2 children and there were several "nooks" within each room that our kids loved to cozy up to for some down time.

I was initially worried about the distance to downtown, but it actually worked out quite well and forced us to take wonderful walks every day which allowed us to explore the area. The location is also very close to the Kal-Haven trail as well as the Meijer SuperCenter.

The owner, Sue, was very gracious and accomodating, welcoming us on our arrival and providing a tour of the house. One afternoon we accidentally locked ourselves out of the house and she was there within 45 minutes to let us in and provide a spare key set.

I would recommend this property to any family looking to experience all that South Haven has to offer.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
St. Louis, MO USA

Think Twice!! Beautiful pool but not as advertised.

  • 2 of 5

If you notice there have been no reviews since May 2013. Well, that is because we were all taught to not say anything if we don't have anything nice to say. Unfortunately, I can not stay silent for those with children under 3. This is not your property! Owner is very nice. The doors don't close and the steps are very steep. Property is very dirty.Working with VRBO to upload our photos. The front porch would have been great to sit on but it was covered in spider webs. Landscaping was in terrible shape. Bathtub was moldy, cracked glass on one of the doors, microwave didn't function properly, repulsive towel stuffed under the fridge to catch water??, ant traps everywhere, and the dishwasher door was broken. Reported to Sue and she didn't seem to think any of it was a big deal. We pulled weeds to get to the BBQ pit, firewood, and shed with the outdoor equipment in it. We took the two semi-functional bikes down to where we rented bikes from and they did a quick tune up and they were serviceable. We have booked through VRBO for years and never had a misrepresentation of a property. The pictures of Cherry Street are accurate. All of those rugs, furniture, etc. are all there but unfortunately these pictures are probably 5 years old. The rugs are stained, hardwoods are in average condition, and the kitchen floor is coming up in several spots. I understand that this is an old home but there has been little to no money put into the upkeep of this property. There are exposed wires in the enclosed front porch area as well. They are not live wires our two year old tested them when he found them. :) There is so much to do in South Haven you will likely find that you won't even use the pool that much. On this trip the pool was a must for us with 4 children. On our return trip next year, which will definitely not be at CSR, we will not even be looking for a pool. The kids loved the lake, which is absolutely beautiful! Rent bikes and get a property closer to the beach. We rode downtown very easily from CSR but instead of spending money on the pool put it into a nicer property. North beach is far less crowded but a little bit more of a hassle to get downtown which is where everything is. South Haven is a great place and the Blueberry Festival was awesome! Unfortunately, I cannot endorse Cherry Street Retreat. Again, the pool is wonderful so if you want a nice indoor pool you will not find another in South Haven, but outside of that this is not as advertised.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There are other indoor pools in South Haven, in the hotels, condos and other shared accommodations. There are also a few homes with outdoor pools. The hidden gem of this location for “Magical Moments at Cherry Street Retreat” boasts an exclusive indoor pool for use to guests from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm daily, regardless of Michigan weather. This pool is a true delightful for those that follow common courtesy care and the safety rules, without exception as contractually agreed to. The advertised and supported guest reviews (even prior to) the offering of the indoor pool reflect the charm of this cute quaint clean Cape Cod home. The cost includes the home with the 9 am - 9 pm private daily use of the 18 x 36 indoor saline Grecian heated 82-84 degrees crystal clear pool. It is part of the charm and uniqueness of the house and offered exclusively to guests as part of the featured price. This older Cape Cod home is quaintly restored by local licensed and insured contractors in 2010 and 2011 and offered to guests for the first season in 2011. In 2012 the indoor pool offering from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm daily, and the owners agree multiple young children failing to follow the safety and care rules is not a good fit for this home. Most guests enjoy the quiet residential beautiful tree lined sidewalks for a great stroll to the most photographed pier at South Beach. Each day the sunsets offer a magnificent opportunity to view an unique sun setting over our salt free and shark free “ocean”. Most are convinced each one being different from the others, definitely we can agree they are some of the greatest sunsets in the world. You can tranquilly enjoy a sunset combined with a healthy stroll at no additional charge. Thanks for claiming I am “nice” however; these items were not mentioned during the stay, including use of the bikes, not advertised nor included in the price of the rental. Apparently some guests don't think the pools rules applies and felt entitled to extended pool hours. Our professional hired cleaning crew details the entire house with annual spring cleaning and quickly cleans and disinfects the bathrooms and bedrooms with weekly cleaning between guests. We are located near a great lakeside and spiders do tend to visit in our wonderful summers. Every spring aunt traps are set throughout the house to assure guests of the desired aunt free experience. We are glad you loved South Haven and we welcome you to find a great fit for your next visit.
Portage, MI

The Perfect Retreat for Long Time Friends

  • 5 of 5

Cherry Street Retreat was the perfect place for us to relax and enjoy South Haven. The house is much larger than we expected. The 6 of us slept well in the comfortable beds and appreciated the clean, updated bathrooms. The kitchen was very spacious with plenty of room for several cooks at once. We enjoyed chatting with coffee in the sun room and a cocktail in the cozy living room. The owner is a lovely person who goes out of her way to make sure you have everything you need. It really couldn't have a been a better place to stay. I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Grand Rapids, MI

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

We didn't want to leave, what else can I say? :) Cherry Street Retreat was the perfect home away from home getaway. From the moment we walked in we knew it was going to be awesome. The cottage itself is so inviting and comfortable, and much larger than it appears. It also is beautifully decorated to give it that quaint cottage feel. We had three adults and two children and there was more than enough room for us to be comfortable. The bedrooms are surprisingly spacious and perfect for young children. The kitchen was FULLY stocked. We vacation every year and many homes say fully stocked and they are not, you will not be disappointed with the kitchen here! The pool was AMAZING!! We used it from sun up to sun down. While we did take time to tour the town and visit the beach we really just wanted to get back to the house and swim. Our 3 year old twin boys are still raving about the "vacation house" pool, as they affectionately refer to Cherry Street Retreat. Not only did the house make us feel comfy and cozy so did Sue, she has such a cheerful disposition and really made us feel welcomed. We would go back to Cherry Street Retreat in a heartbeat and are planning a return visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words and for sharing your wonderful family. Cherry Street Retreat was designed with families like yours in mind. You are certainly invited back to give the great care and totally enjoy our "gem" as much as we do! Thanks again for your kind words and we look forward to many repeat annual family trips. Consider Cherry Street Retreat "your home away from home" for pricelss family memories in our beautiful town just south of heaven!
Chicago, IL

Lovely house and wonderful owner

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Cherry Street Retreat this past weekend. We were three families with little kids who had decided last-minute to check out fall colors in Michigan. We called a few places for availability...this place stood out, not just because of its beautiful location, but because of the sweet accommodating owner. Sue not only accommodated us on a short notice, but was also very helpful right from the get-go.

Our stay was very comfortable and pleasant. The house is very clean, very quaint, and well maintained. The weather was a little chilly, so we spent most of the time indoors. We loved the sun room/porch overlooking the street, as we couples spent most time there chatting away while our kiddos played in the living room. :)

The listing description and photographs are accurate. We would definitely recommend this property to friends and relatives.

Thanks Sue for EVERYTHING!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Clarkston, MI United States

South Haven heaven

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a week at the Cherry Street Retreat and it was wonderful. The house is charming and roomy with all the amenities. The yard and flower beds are beautiful, the hydrangeas were spectacular!! It is a nice walk or fast bike ride to town, restaurants and the beach. The neighborhood was quiet and peaceful and very home-y.

The owner made sure we were completely taken care of and was very helpful with information about local event and activities.

It was a wonderful relaxing week and we would not hesitate to book another stay at cherry Street Retreat!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cindy, thanks for your thoughtful kind words and for enjoying a "magical escape" to our wonderful South Haven. The word is getting out about our wonderful quaint little piece of heaven here on earth! We so appreciate great guests like you and your family and welcome you to return with a special value for many years to come! Thanks again for your review and visit, best until next time. Sue


This town 'home-away-from home' is in a very quiet peaceful residential neighborhood with sidewalks to town and South Beach is a stroll away!


Rates & Availability

From $229 Per night

South Haven House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
June - August
Jun 6 2015 - Aug 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Indoor saline pool available weekly at 600.00 per week from 9 am - 9pm
Paperwork is emailed and you have one week (7) days to return signed paperwork and check to confirm reservation.
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South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) master suite hosts extremely comfortable new 10 year warranty mattress, Double Beds (1) main bedroom features comfortable double bed, Twin or Single Beds (1) twin bed converts to king size bed in upper North room, Child Beds (1) small crib mattress off master suite, Bunk Beds (1) features bunk bed and extra twin mattress, large room allows for a single or double air options as well
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
2012 is the second guest rental home away from home and a value based property, extra welcoming as it serves as our weekend escape. Please consider this great escape retreat fun!

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