MERMAID COTTAGE - QUAINT, NEWER HOME STEPS TO SOUTH BEACH AND KIDS CORNER!

Nancy Rathbun

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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MERMAID COTTAGE - QUAINT, NEWER HOME STEPS TO SOUTH BEACH AND KIDS CORNER!

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

South Haven House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 1 loft, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 9 + crib

Charming, newer beach cottage just steps away from Kids Corner and South Beach! Walk out the front door to enjoy spectacular sunsets or sit at the park steps away and watch your children play. Mermaid Cottage was built in 2006 and has 2300 sq ft of adorably decorated, well-used space. Upper level has 1 bedroom with Queen and crib, loft with 2 daybeds and 1 bath. Main level has 1 bedroom with Queen and bath off the bedroom and kitchen. Lower level has Queen bed and twin. Another full bath on the lower level. The home is equipped with full kitchen and all neccessities, with open kitchen and living room to enjoy company. Fully finished lower level with lots of living space for entertainment. LCD TV with DVD & VHS player, movies, sand toys, beach chairs and umbrella, patio and gas grill. 1/2 block to Kids Corner and 1 block to South Beach. Easy walk to town and lighthouse pier.

Please also consider staying at the Little Mermaid for a fall or winter weekend getaways. Fall weekend excursions are great for bicycle riding on the Kal-Haven Trail, apple picking, antiquing, visiting local award winning wineries. Winter is great for nearby skiing, snowmobiling, and ice-skating right in downtown South Haven. Don't forget the festivals in both November and February! Everyone loves South Haven in the summer for many good reasons; the secret is the incredibly mild weather in the fall and the beautiful winter scape and sunsets - some of the best year round!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Nancy Rathbun (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Mermaid Cottage - Quaint, newer home steps to South Beach and Kids Corner!
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Mermaid Cottage - Quaint, newer home steps to South Beach and Kids Corner!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p959115
-+1 815 436-4906
South Haven Southwest Michigan
5

One of our best vacations ever!!

  • 5 of 5
Mermaid Cottage was quite the pleasant surprise. We spent the week beginning July 6th with five adults and 4 children ages 6 - 10. When we viewed the property online, we anticipated being a little cramped during inside time -- not the case at all. The nicely finished basement was great for the kids TV watching, and the main floor was very comfortable for the adults. At mealtime with the table and counter/bar we had plenty of room for all.

The cottage is absolutely charming, very clean and well maintained. The decor is very nice and quite comfortable. The beds are great and the kitchen is very well equipped -- so well equipped that we definitely will cook and eat-in more during our future stays. The laundry room is terrific (something you do get enthusiastic about when you vacation with 4 kids!).

The outside areas are lovely and the neighborhood and nearby park couldn't be nicer.

Mermaid Cottage, South Haven and Lake Michigan -- the perfect vacation combination.

Thank you, Nancy and family for sharing!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mermaid Cottage - Quaint, newer home steps to South Beach and Kids Corner!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p959115
-+1 815 436-4906
South Haven Southwest Michigan
Zionsville, Indiana
5

A truely special vacation home

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed in a lot of rental homes, although this was the first one we have stayed at in South Haven.This house was truly special. First, its an easy layout for the house, perfect size for us. we could easily have had another family with us and been fine. All the utilities were great from the 3 bathrooms to the washer/dryer to the dishwasher. Lots of extras that I have not seen at other houses. Tons of great toys and beach stuff in the shed, great back yard for relaxing and grilling out. Only complaint and its stupid minor, was that the starter on the grill did not work, which was easily fixed with a match. I had to dig hard to find a con with this place. Great location, especially if you have kids. You are less than a block from a fantastic park that all kids will love. You are a little over a block from the beach and right beside an easy entrance to it. I would not change a thing and gladly recommend it to others.
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mermaid Cottage - Quaint, newer home steps to South Beach and Kids Corner!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p959115
-+1 815 436-4906
South Haven Southwest Michigan
LaPorte, IN
5

Home Away from Home!

  • 5 of 5
We just got back from a long weekend stay in South Haven to celebrate my father's 70th birthday. We were lucky enough to find the Mermaid Cottage. This place was absolutely wonderful! From the second we pulled into the driveway, we instantly felt at home. The listing pictures and location are completely accurate to the real thing. The beach and sunset are so close to your front porch. The Mermaid Cottage was extremely clean, well maintained, and so very "homey". We had never rented a home before, so I was hesitant at first. However, the owner was so helpful and very available to answer our questions well before our arrival. The cottage had everything you could need, including toys for the sand, beach chairs, a baby gate (if you have young kids). This did not apply to us, but my father pointed out how big the doorways and staircases were. Very accommodating if you had a family member who used a wheel chair or walker. The one thing I would recommend, if you will be needing to use the crib and have a little one who wakes up easily to light, is to bring a dark blanket to cover the window during naps and in the morning. That bedroom gets very bright. We had 6 adults and 1 toddler, and there was more than enough room. The kitchen and sitting room allowed for great breakfasts and fun family game nights. The patio was wonderful to sit out on and have dinner. I recommend the Maritime Museum/ "Lindy Lou" boat trip. Very peaceful and relaxing, and great if you have young kids who might not sit long. Restaurants: Clementines and Captain Lou's were great. If you are looking for something fancy and a place with great food and service, take the quick 10-12 minute drive to Hawkshead on the Golf Course. This charming and warm cottage will not disappoint. DO NOT PASS IT UP!!
  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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Mermaid Cottage - Quaint, newer home steps to South Beach and Kids Corner!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p959115
-+1 815 436-4906
South Haven Southwest Michigan
Plymouth MI
5

A Great Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5
Our family has been vacationing in SH for years, and staying at several different types of places in town we have learned what's good and what's better. The Mermaid Cottage truly is a special place. We felt very much at home with all the amenities - right down to the small details that some places just don't include. Beautiful home, well maintained, great location, excellent vacation. We will be back.
  • Submitted: May 27, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Mermaid Cottage - Quaint, newer home steps to South Beach and Kids Corner!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p959115
-+1 815 436-4906
South Haven Southwest Michigan
5

Great Find!

  • 5 of 5
We had such a wonderful time staying in this beautiful home. We had five adults and four kids with us and never felt crowded. The home is deceptively roomy but cozy and so charmingly decorated. Each room is just lovelier than the next. Its steps away from the fabulous South Haven playground and the beach. The downtown is a pleasant walk through a charming neighborhood. The area is obviously very popular, but also very quiet. The home itself was clean and clearly lovingly maintained. The owner was a pleasure to work with despite my multitude of neurotic emails and questions. She was extremely helpful and always prompt in her responses. I really can't say enough good things about this place. I have such fond memories there and can't wait to return!
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mermaid Cottage - Quaint, newer home steps to South Beach and Kids Corner!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p959115
-+1 815 436-4906
South Haven Southwest Michigan
Batavia, Illinois
5

Perfect vacation home

  • 5 of 5
I would highly recommend the mermaid cottage to any family looking for a charming, clean, up to date vacation home. My family had the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful stay at this adorable cottage and it gave us wonderful memories to go with it. This home is well maintained, beautifully decorated and spacious. The best part is, it is steps away from the beach and a huge park! In addition, this home is also walking distance to downtown South Haven. Our family really loved this home as I know you will too. We can't wait to go back next year!
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Clementine's
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
HawksHead
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-196
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Maria's Taste of Italy
Nearest Ski
34 Miles
Timber Ridge
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
South Beach
Car: not necessary

One block to beautiful Lake Michigan and 1/2 block to the biggest playground in all of South Haven! Enjoy plenty of beach days swimming in the waves, walks on the lighthouse pier, and magnificent sunsets as you wrap up the day. South Haven has many free summer concerts and year round festivals, a quaint downtown shopping and restaurant area, as well as nearby wineries and antique shopping. For golf enthusiasts, Hawkshead, designed by world renowned golf architect Arthur Hills, is truly a masterpiece unique to Southwestern Michigan and is rated 4.5 stars by Golf Digest.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $286 Per night

South Haven House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
fall
Sep 29 2014 - Nov 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$300
$2,100
 
 
early summer
May 3 2015 - Jun 14 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
2 night minimum stay
$300
$2,100
 
 
summer
Jun 15 2015 - Jun 28 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$2,600
 
 
peak season
Jun 29 2015 - Aug 30 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
before labor day
Aug 31 2015 - Sep 4 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
5 night minimum stay
$2,000
 

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Notes No hidden fees!
50% is required to secure reservation, balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.
Off-season rates are negotiable based on size of group, length of stay and time of year.
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Amenities

Amenities

South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Upper level in bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Main level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Lower level
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Lower level
    loft - Loft with 2 daybeds
  • Sleeps 9 + baby crib. 2 bedrooms, 1 loft, 1 lower level sleeping quarters.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Absolutely no smoking and no pets allowed.
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