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$150 per wkday night- 2 blocks from beach, 2 night min

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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1 - 2 nights


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Beautiful Newer 4 BR 3BA Home

'Summerwood Cottage' is located on a quiet street just three blocks from Lake Michigan's Oak Street Beach in South Haven. This newer house with a walk-out basement has been recently redecorated. All amenities including Wifi included. Get the best of both worlds with a private, wooded backyard and be within walking distance of the beach and downtown!

This Wifi equipped cozy and comfortable home boasts a convenient floor plan which can accommodate either individual families or multiple families. With a total of 2100 square feet, the main floor includes the following: eat-in kitchen, master bedroom (queen bed), master bathroom (shower), bedroom 2 (queen bed), bedroom 3 (two sets of bunkbeds), bathroom 2 (tub and shower), living room (TV w/VCR/DVD and cable), deck overlooking backyard. Downstairs bedroom has a full size bed with a sleeper sofa in the newly decorated recreation room.

The lower level includes: family room (fieldstone gas fireplace, TV w/DVD, foosball table, queen size sleeper sofa and patio doors), bedroom 4 (full bed), bathroom 3 (shower), and laundry room (washer and dryer). The home also includes use of an attached garage.

In the backyard you can enjoy the trees and the privacy. The upper level includes an elevated deck with a barbecue grill while the lower level includes a patio. Each is equipped with outdoor furniture. The backyard even includes a large sandbox for the kids!

Amenities: We offer all of the amenities of home. The kitchen is fully equipped with all major appliances (stove, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher) and well as small appliances (blender, coffee maker, toaster). It is also stocked with silverware, everyday china, cookware and utensils.

We also stock everything from paper products to dish soap. The bathrooms are stocked with towels as well as paper products and soap. We do ask that you provide your own beach towels, although some are available in the closet. The bedrooms are comfortably furnished including bed linens.

General amenities include: WIFI Internet access, fire pit, air conditioning, laundry, TV, VCR/DVD players, local telephone service, board games, books to borrow, foosball table, children's toys, gas fireplace, gas barbecue grill, washer and dryer, iron and ironing board, outdoor shower, stereo, and anything else we pick up along the way that looks handy.

We also offer special services to our guests which include grocery shopping. Instead of packing the car with groceries or making your first stop in town the grocery store, we will fully stock the kitchen according to your personal menu plan.

Activities: South Haven is a four season vacation destination with activities including agriculture (strawberry & blueberry picking, etc.), antiquing, art, auto racing, biking, boating & cruises, dining, fall color tours, festivals, fishing, go-carts, golf, hiking, museums, paint-ball, parks, wineries, and winter activities such as skiing (downhill or cross-country, skating and snowmobiling. We would be happy to forward brochures for activities of your preference.

Area: South Haven is centrally located to many major cities which makes traveling easy. It is 2 hours from Chicago, 3 hours from Detroit, 1 hour from South Bend, and 1 hour from Grand Rapids.

Summerwood Cottage is located on the North side just off of North Shore Drive which has several beach access points. We are conveniently located just minutes from gorgeous and clean beaches, unique shops, and wonderful restaurants.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Mark Weitekamper
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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What makes this house unique

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Guestbook comments from the manager

We really loved this house! There were seven of us including two small children and the house was more than sizable enough for all of us. Big upstairs living area, big downstairs living area and a big deck. With the availability of a downstairs living room, those of us who wanted to stay up and gab could have our fun without waking up anyone in the upstairs bedrooms. We also played board games on the deck very late one night without disturbing anyone.

I was impressed by the hip retro furniture in the upstairs living room and kitchen -- a nice departure from your typical humdrum boats and lighthouse themed summer home decor. This property has a very fresh feel to it.

Terrific location -- walking distance to downtown South Haven and the beach. Very quiet street with friendly neighbors. I'll stay here whenever I return to South Haven. Highly recommended!
Jun 2012
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$150 per wkday night- 2 blocks from beach, 2 night min
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 28 reviews
Bay Area, California

A perfect lake weekend get away!

  • 5 of 5

The home is very spacious and comfortable. We were 3 couples re-uniting for a weekend but the house would be perfect for families as well. The property feels so private with beautiful trees all around and a quiet, corner location. The kitchen is well equipped and we enjoyed making big dinners and dining on the beautiful outdoor deck. And only a short walk to the lake. I would definitely rent this home again.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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  • 4 of 5

Very clean. Quiet neighborhood. We didn't spend much time at the house itself, for we were on a golfing trip and spent most of our time on the course and eating out. However, judging by the amenities we observed at the house, it's very well outfitted for a family stay with cooking, family time and relaxation. Probably would have given 5 stars had we spent more time there using what the house provided and actually experienced the property as "loaded" as it appeared to be. A great stay for the price!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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The house held 10 people very comfortably.

  • 4 of 5

Everything was very nice and we liked the proximity to Oak Beach. Some of the matresses really need to be replaced though.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: we started making improvements this year to our amenities , including bedding. We hope to complete this in the off season
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The house and location was exactly what we were looking for. Short walk to the beach to enjoy breathtaking views of the sunset. 20 min walk to the North beach. Kid and adult friendly!

Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Summerwood cottage was a wonderful house for our family of 6. We enjoyed it!

  • 4 of 5

The house gave us plenty of space. It had a great deck to eat outdoors. The proximity to the beaches & downtown was perfect. We walked everywhere. We would stay here again. South Haven is an excellent vacation destination.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice property. My family enjoyed our stay.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very nice and we'll kept. My family was very comfortable (all ten of us and our pug). The kitchen was a little small to fit all of us, so we cooked our meals and then moved everything downstairs where there was more space.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Oak St. Beach

2 blocks from the beach and a 15 min walk to downtown, yet nestled away on a shady lot on the desirable North Side


Rates & Availability

South Haven House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Aug 14 2016 - Dec 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
additional persons $0

Check out is 10am , not 11 am per the website so that our cleaning crew has enough time.
Additional persons fee of $75 per night for over 4 persons rate applies
Rates are subject to change anytime until a reservation is confirmed . All tax and fees included. Peak season weekly rentals apply on June 14 until August 15

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Downstairs
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , 2 sets of bunkbeds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Downstairs
    Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Downstairs
  • Master has private bath, other bedrooms have shared baths
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
portable fire pit, baby gear , pack n play, high chair, gate

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