THE SOFT LANDING - STEPS AWAY FROM THE BEACH AND LAKE MICHIGAN

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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THE SOFT LANDING - STEPS AWAY FROM THE BEACH AND LAKE MICHIGAN

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

Pick Me! The Soft Landing offers the perfect vacation experience in South Haven at 246 Oak Street. A desirable North Shore location. A five minute (2 block) walk to public and often secluded Oak Street Beach and Lake Michigan. One block from the river. Walk to downtown and the marina. Two car parking included. Your dog is welcome to come along for the fun.

Relax with drinks on the deck and enjoy an outdoor game on the sprawling lawn. Read by the fire in the expansive open great room or roast marshmallows by the open fire pit.

This newly updated home offers a cozy, yet luxurious and contemporary stay with all new comfort mattresses and bedding. Bask in the vintage charm of real barn wood floors. And all the while stay connected with high speed internet.

The Master Suite, called the Go Fish Room, has a queen bed for cuddling and a brand new bathroom.

The Paddle Room is big enough to hold a square dance in! It has two double beds and a new flat screen TV/DVD player, with a full library of movies to choose from.

The Hoot Room is ideal for kids or adults that want to be kids again, with bunk beds and friendly owls that play look out at night.

NOTE: During the months of June through August, this cottage rents by the week only, from Friday through Friday.

Keywords: house, cottage, near lake, swimming, beach, downtown, marina, North Shore, dogs allowed, Oak Street.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • limited accessibility
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Hi. My name is Shannon. My husband Mark and I bought this lovely house in South Haven in the fall of 2010. We've already poured love into this home. We've renovated it with real barn wood floors, a warm gas fireplace, an all new bathroom, and a funky and comfy decor that isn't like every other cottage on the block with a Gone Fishin' sign. We will enjoy it part of the time, and we want you to enjoy it the rest of the time.

The Owner purchased this house in 2010

I grew up spending every summer in South Haven and loved every minute of it. Body surfing in the waves, playing Capture the Flag, making sand castles during the Blueberry Festival, riding my banana seat bike to get penny candy at the corner store that has been there as long as I can remember. I always thought when I had a family, I would buy a place in South Haven to let my kid love those same experiences. Well, I now have that kid. So, I had to make good on that promise to myself.

Take a short walk to the beach with coffee in hand first thing in the morning. Take a ten minute walk to one of two parks with your kids or the dogs in the afternoon. Play badminton or ladder ball in the big yard. Take a secret shortcut to the bridge (you'll figure it out when you get there) and be at one of the great downtown restaurants ten minutes later. Read a book by the fire. Play poker at the big oak table that can seat ten or more. Uncork a bottle of red wine and relax on the deck. Watch Jaws with your friends while eating endless bags of microwave popcorn.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Property Reviews

The Soft Landing - Steps Away from the Beach and Lake Michigan
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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The Soft Landing - Steps Away from the Beach and Lake Michigan
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p354669vb
773-615-1185
South Haven Southwest Michigan
5

Clean, Modern, and Comfy

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
We really enjoyed our weekend at The Soft Landing! The house was clean, very comfortable, modern and it had everything we needed! It was located perfectly for everything we wanted to do. The gas fireplace added a warmth and cozy feeling to it and we really couldn't have asked for more! We would highly recommend a stay here!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
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The Soft Landing - Steps Away from the Beach and Lake Michigan
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p354669vb
773-615-1185
South Haven Southwest Michigan
5

Simple and cozy

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
This place has some unexplicable charm. While it is not a fancy place at all, it provides its visitors with a everything you need. A generous kitchen with most of the cooking tools you need; a cozy living room with a just-the-right-size gas fireplace that keeps the house pretty warm while you enjoy a glass of red wine looking at the snowflakes fall. No TV in the living room but who needs a TV when you can play in the very nice backyard or enjoy a nice walk to the lake. You don't need to pay a fortune to have fun! Go check it out.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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The Soft Landing - Steps Away from the Beach and Lake Michigan
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p354669vb
773-615-1185
South Haven Southwest Michigan
Illinois
5

Excellent Rental Property

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
Whether you’re taking a family trip or getting away with friends, this house is perfect. It’s in a great location, close to both the downtown area and beach. We were especially pleased with how clean and spacious it was. I highly recommend this property.
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The Soft Landing - Steps Away from the Beach and Lake Michigan
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p354669vb
773-615-1185
South Haven Southwest Michigan
Chicago, IL
5

Perfect home away from home!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
I had a wonderful retreat at Soft Landing. The house was spacious, clean and clutter free. So close to the beach and walking or biking distance to downtown. I very much enjoyed barbecuing and having a fire pit in the backyard. There were so many cute personal touches that really made me feel at home right away. The house had everything I needed and more, including movies and books to browse, original artwork, and a shed full of bikes, coolers and games. I can't say enough wonderful things about this place. Perfect for a family trip, a couples vacation, or a solo retreat. Things like a very fun game called "hide the dollar" in the guest book show the fun personalities of the charming homeowners, Shannon and Mark. I will be back again soon.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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The Soft Landing - Steps Away from the Beach and Lake Michigan
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p354669vb
773-615-1185
South Haven Southwest Michigan
Rochester Hills
5

Great Place for the family

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
We rented in the summer and this house was much nicer than I expected. It really is a cool place to stay. The decor is nice and the entire house was spotless. The master suite was like a four star hotel.
The house is about a 3 minute walk to the beach, which is where we spend half the time. We also enjoyed walking downtown nearly every day during our trip. Our 4 year old made there and back with no trouble. After dusk the backyard fire pit was like going camping, but instead of a tent we had a nice air conditioned cottage to sleep in.

We enjoyed it so much we rented again for a weekend in the winter. Surprisingly the town was still lively, and we had unseasonably warm temps for a few strolls on the beach. There was a lot of drift wood to be found this time of year.

We have already booked again for the upcoming summer and we expect the Soft Landing to be on our vacation roster for years to come.
My wife and I hope to make it without the children some weekend. The restaurants and wine bars look like they would be a lot of fun after 9:00 PM.

One last thing. For those in Metro Detroit: South Haven is a gem and there is hardly any traffic returning home on a Sunday, unlike visits up north.
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Did you know? South Haven boasts seven public beaches. But Oak Street Beach at the end of our street is one of the best kept secrets and only two blocks away! Roast marshmallows around the outdoor fire pit; Rainy day? Visit the Air Zoo one hour away in Portage, or take a short ride to one of the two South Haven wineries; Drink cider and devour fresh doughnuts at Mcintosh Apple Orchards; Pick blueberries, raspberries (yes, that's how it's spelled; I couldn't believe it either), cherries...you name it...at one of the local farms; bike the Kal-Haven trail that starts less than a mile from where you are staying; walk to the marina where you'll find charter fishing, sunset cruises, canoe rentals, and more; golf at one of the three courses in town; visit the GingerMan Raceway; check out the Fall color tour; Winter Get-Away? Try snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and ice skating at the local outdoor rink. I could go on, but just how much do you think you can fit into a week anyway?

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Availability & Rates

South Haven House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Low Season
Dec 20 2013 - May 29 2014
$275
$900
$2,000
1 night
 
 
High Season
May 30 2014 - Aug 31 2014
$2,300
$9,200
7 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$225
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50.00
Refundable damage deposit $250.00
Notes Special reduced rates in low season: 2 nights = $225/night; 3 nights = $175/night; 4 nights = $150/night.
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Amenities

South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • miniature golf
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • jet skiing
Notes:
Newly renovated, parking for three cars, fire pit for telling ghost stories, board and outdoor games galore, all the comforts of home including iron and ironing board and coffee maker
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