CHICAGO DESIGNER'S SOUTH HAVEN BUNGALOW

Sarah Van Assche

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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CHICAGO DESIGNER'S SOUTH HAVEN BUNGALOW

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Only available in summer, this professionally designed and decorated, charming two bedroom bungalow must be seen to be appreciated. Enjoy summer evenings on the quaint front porch or on the beautifully landscaped Blue Stone terrace in the rear of the house. Features a Master Bedroom with Queen bed and a Guest Bedroom with both bunk beds and one twin. Completely remodeled kitchen is gourmet equipped for the cooking enthusiast. One bathroom, also recently remodeled. This is an ideal vacation home for one or two couples or a small family.

NOTE: WEEKLY RENTALS ONLY MEMORIAL DAY THROUGH LABOR DAY. IF LAST MINUTE OPENINGS ARE AVAILABLE, CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN. THANK YOU!

Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Sarah Van Assche

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks english

I first visited South haven almost 12 years ago and was fortunate enough to rent this place, which, at the time was a diamond in the rough. I immediately fell in love with the innate charm of the house and the area. Fortunately, it was for sale! As a Chicago based Interior Designer with over 22 years of experience, this bungalow cottage has been a labor of love for me. Over the years, I have renovated the home room by room, tweaking every detail beginning with the classic rear terrace and culminating with the addition of the charming front porch. The landscaping continues to evolve.

Sarah Van Assche purchased this cottage in 1992

South Haven has a unique flavor. With its perfect white beaches and sunsets, wonderful local shops and restaurants, Farmers' Market, local entertainment and nightlife, it still manages to retain a great small town 'Mayberry' personality. For me, it's the perfect place to chill -- winter, spring, summer or fall. Whenever first arrive in South Haven and unlock my door, I just say 'aahhhh!' Pure Michigan.org! There's no better place to refresh and renew.

I love the architecture of my home, especially the arched doorways and groin ceilings. I love my yard with all the beautiful year round perennials that offer so much color and joy. The glider on the front porch is my favorite spring/summer/fall hang-out. My reward after a long, lovely day working in the garden is a chilled glass of lemonade or white wine. The porch is the perfect venue to sit, relax and watch the world go by. No one who passes by fails to say hello. That makes it even more special!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

4.9
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Chicago Designer's South Haven Bungalow
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews
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Chicago Designer's South Haven Bungalow
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p418692vb
South Haven Southwest Michigan
Chicago, IL
5

CHARM, COMFORT AND LOCATION!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at this charming home for a July 4th holiday get-away and it was the perfect location. We loved walking into town for morning coffee, being able to stroll to the water front, bike ride through the town, or just cook out and relax in the back yard. The home is clean, well-stocked, decorated and furnished to provide a very charming and relaxing environment -- weather you want to relax by the fire place, snooze on a soft sofa, or BBQ in the yard. And you're so close to town and the beaches that you can get around on foot, bike or car. We drove to the nearby blueberry farm, explored antique shops around the area enjoyed exploring the quaint South Haven downtown after a day at the beach.
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Chicago Designer's South Haven Bungalow
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p418692vb
South Haven Southwest Michigan
5

A CHARMING GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
We loved this cottage! it was a perfect cozy place for hanging out, relaxing and enjoying the beach only a few blocks away and the charming, historic shopping district. It was an easy walk to the main street which has loads of restaurants, boutiques, a cheap movie theatre with all the family movies, and then a short walk to the harbor where you can get great burgers or sit on the boat and enjoy a lovely cocktail anytime of day.

The rooms were comfortable and the kitchen worked well for us. We enjoyed sitting on the front porch and enjoying a glass of wine watching the sunset and having breakfast on the patio in the garden.
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Chicago Designer's South Haven Bungalow
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p418692vb
South Haven Southwest Michigan
Charleston, SC
5

PRECIOUS GET-A-WAY

  • 5 of 5
This house was perfect for me and my girlfriends. It was immaculate, charming and just a short walk to downtown and the beach. Just a short drive from Chicago--but it seems like a world away. Description and photos are accurate; but you will feel the designer ambiance more so in person. My first time in the bungalow was over the July 4th Holiday and it is a memory I will cherish forever. Can't wait to go back. Great for a small family or a group of girlfriends.
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Chicago Designer's South Haven Bungalow
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p418692vb
South Haven Southwest Michigan
5

PERFECT STAY

  • 5 of 5
This cottage was exactly what we hoped for, for our family's stay in South Haven. It was stocked with everything we needed and wanted to make it our home away from home for the week. The house is well situated for a moderate walk or short drive to a great children's park, the beach and the main shopping area. It is also easily accessible to the highway for exploring other near by towns.
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Chicago Designer's South Haven Bungalow
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p418692vb
South Haven Southwest Michigan
4

SANSSOUCI - A CHARMING HOME AWAY FROM HOME.

  • 4 of 5
This was our second year for our small family in South Haven. The last cottage we stayed in, although lovely, was a distance away from South Beach and downtown South Haven. I booked Sanssoucci for its proximity to the beach and shopping. It was exactly as it was advertised - about five to six blocks to both areas and it was completely charming. We did not want for anything in this home - the kitchen was more than adequately equipped, there were old games and a great selection of books, as well as wifi and satellite TV. But it was not only practical but it was beautifully appointed with lovely rooms and finishings. It made relaxing very easy because you knew Sarah had taken great care in decorating her home. Despite what a previous reviewer said, we had no problems with cat hair (the house was very clean). The only thing I would suggest is if you have small children that you put away any of the many beautiful breakable treasures she has in her home. Thanks for helping to make our week away so wonderful, Sarah. You were so easy to work with, and we appreciated you opening up your gorgeous home to our family.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Chicago Designer's South Haven Bungalow
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p418692vb
South Haven Southwest Michigan
Chicago
5

CHARMING COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
Sans Souci is a charming cottage within walking distance to the beach and town. We had exactly the type of vacation we were looking for--peaceful and easy in a lovely atmosphere. All the "ingredients" were there from the tasteful decorating, beautiful landscaping and patio, comfortable furnishings, and immaculate housekeeping.
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Ellen, thanks. It was a pleasure to have you visit. Please come back again!
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Map

Nearest Train
10 Miles
Bangor, MI
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
US 31/96
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
South Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Clementine's
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Hawkshead
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Clementine's
Car: not necessary

Six blocks south of downtown South Haven, four blocks east of South Beach and Kids Corner. Walk to shops, dining, movies, harbor and beach, Farmers' Market. Quiet, family oriented neighborhood.

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Availability & Rates

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South Haven Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 21 2014 - Sep 20 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Net Housekeeping Charges $85
Refundable damage deposit $250
Personal Check payable in full two weeks in advance; Reservation/Damage Deposit payable by Personal Check with Rental Agreement.
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Amenities

South Haven Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower/Tub with Beadboard Surround
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen in Master BR, Twin or Single Beds (1) In Guest Room, Bunk Beds (1) In Guest Room
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Four Beach Chairs are available for renter's use. Patio Umbrella and Patio Furniture is included; Adirondack Chairs and Porch Furniture is provided.
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