|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Best Location on the beach in South Haven, walk to quintessential downtown South Haven shops, eateries and entertainment. The cottage has a first-floor covered porch and deck plus a lower deck that walks out on to the private beach. You can relax on the decks while viewing the beach and Lake Michigan. Great view of the pier/lighthouse from the private beach. An outdoor gas-fired BBQ grill provides for outdoor cooking & entertainment. A fully-equipped kitchen, wood floors, solid surface counter tops. The Master Bedroom faces the lake. Spectacular views from the decks. This beach house is located directly on Lake Michigan on one of the most desirable beaches. Can sleep 10.
Keywords: Lake MIchigan Beach House, South Haven, Private Waterfront, Private Beach, Lake Michigan Cottage, Pier View, Walk to entertainment, No Bluff
The actual house location surpasses the listing details. You could not get any closer to the beach or town. My family absolutely loved staying in this (very clean) beach house. In the morning we would step off the bottom deck, down the stone stairs right to the private beach, the girls preferring to suntan all day and the guys to play around with football or frisbee. If we felt like getting an ice cream cone or snack we would walk down the beach to the concession stand, from there maybe walk the pier or go into town for a bit. For dinner we cooked on the gas grill and enjoyed watching the sun set from the dinning room table on the covered porch. If some of us girls got tired of laying in the sun and wanted to change it up for the day we would walk to town and shop in the many stores and grab a quick lunch. Some nights after dinner we would catch a movie at the cinema downtown, or play cards on the back deck. All in all its a great little beach house and we loved it and the beach town of South Haven. Can’t wait to get back for another stay.
We had an amazing family vacation here.
We had three adults and three kids, and were quite comfortable. We have relatives in the area, so at dinner time we had many more people and there was plenty of room for everyone to eat and have a good time. We used the gas grill every night. The kitchen was well equipped with plates, cups, cooking utensils, paper towel, etc. The best feature of this property is truly the location. You are steps from the beach. The adults can enjoy cocktails on the covered veranda while the kids play in the beach. The kids were also a 5 minute bike ride to the down town area where they could get ice cream or see a movie (our kids' ages ranged from 11-15, and we felt perfectly comfortable letting them roam the area). There is also a park for younger kids just kitty corner to the property. There is a large television and DVD player (though we never turned it on!)
The Wifi worked great. The appliances were clean, new, and in excellent working order. The house was well stocked with clean linens and bath towels.
I only have two suggestions for improvements - (1) a vacuum cleaner would have been handy and (2) the screen sliding door was in disrepair and fell off nearly every time it was opened and definitely needs to be replaced.
We are already planning our trip next year and cannot wait to stay again at this lovely and well-maintained property.
We brought the family of 10 (7 adults and 3 children) to South Haven and chose this rental because of its location on the beach and nearness to downtown. We were not disappointed. Everything was clean and in working order. We used both the air conditioning on some days and opened the windows on others to enjoy the breeze. The house has two great deck levels, a large covered outdoor table for meals and views of the lake were tremendous. The kids and several adults spent most of their time swimming and the walk to the beach is short and easy. A walk to the pier was also a daily activity with much to do in that area. The gas grill provided was clean, ready to use and made some great meals. The kitchen and upstairs bedrooms were rather small and there was little indoor eating space which was a problem when the weather was poor as the rain did get under the awning. The views from the living room and downstairs bedroom were great. The other rooms had no view. One should note that while the actual beach area was small while we were there due to high water levels, there were much larger areas to set up just a few lots down from the home so everyone had space. The home is best suited for smaller families or groups. Parking was very adequate.
I can't say enough great things about this place!! My family, of my husband, 3 teenage daughters, and I, had a FANTASTIC time in this home and this town this summer!! My expectations were high, because I was SO anxious for a lake/beach vacation with my family. My expectations were met and exceeded! The town was so "quaint", pleasant, friendly, and full of things to do. We surf boarded, biked, walked, shopped, ate, went to a movie, sat at the beach, and even watched a major rain storm roll across the lake (kind of scary….but very cool). The weather could have been warmer, but we were there pretty early in the season. I would highly recommend this home and this vacation!! THANKS TO CHAD AND HIS FAMILY for letting us stay and all his travel tips!!
This beach house surpassed our expectations not only was it clean and organized, it had its own private beach that was easy to get to - the sunsets over the lake were amazing to watch and the view from the house or beach were spectacular.
From our initial discussions all the way through our final day, Chad and his family did everything in their power to make our stay enjoyable. They accommodated our request for a 4wk stay, they were quick to respond to my demanding requests about what specific items the house contained (I love to cook and the thought of 4wks away from my kitchen and my gadgets made me a little bonkers!) , they opened the entire house to us (no large "owner only" rooms), and they had the house fully-equipped with paper supplies (tp/paper towels/laundry/dish soap, etc.). The house was pristine and very comfortable for our family of 4 (4y and 9m boys). We spent many nights roasting marshmallows lakeside in the sand, memories we will surely never forget. To top it all of, Chad arranged for a courtesy mid-stay thorough cleaning! We received top-notch treatment in a top-notch beach house and town.....thanks for the fantastic hospitality!
We had an awesome vacation. This was our first family vacation with our sons, daughter-in-laws and grand-kids. We all had the best time ever. The house is in a beautiful location. The kids loved the private beach and the kids corner only a block away. The lower level pull out sofa was a little uncomfortable but all in all we had a great time. Definitely want to return next year!
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Most Weeks - $4000/week
Inquire on off season discounts - Minimum off season stay rate: $1350
Minimum stay and cleaning/administration fees may apply
NO pets allowed under any conditions
Payment Schedule - 1/2 of Rent is due upon booking. Second 1/2 of Rent is due 30 days prior to move in date, along with $1,000 Security Deposit.
$1,000 Refundable Security Deposit Required. NO exceptions.
At this time we only accept personal checks. NO credit cards.