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2 blocks from beach, 15 min walk downtown , 2 night min

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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, north side.

More Details

Mark Weitekamper
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2018

About Mark Weitekamper

Hi. My name is Shannon. My husband Mark and I bought this lovely house in South Haven in the fall of 2010. We've 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.

Mark Weitekamper purchased this house in 2010

Why Mark Weitekamper chose South Haven

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.

What makes this house unique

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.


South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

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2 blocks from beach, 15 min walk downtown , 2 night min
average rating of 4.787879 based on 33 reviews
Southaven, MS

Look no further, this is an amazing place!!

  • 5 of 5

This spacious and tidy house is lacking nothing. Perfect for a group of 8 or less. Right by the beach and downtown South Haven. Everything is walking distance. The house is super clean and has all the essentials. We literally had zero complaints. It was also the first time we had a cool little game to play in the guest book. You have to hide a dollar bill and leave a neat clue for the next guest to find it. Unique and fun!! Thank you, Mark, for trusting us with your home. -The Thibodeaux Family from Southaven, Mississippi

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home base for our fall visit!

  • 5 of 5

This home was very comfortable for our two families. Loved that the kitchen/dining/living space was open concept. Bedrooms were all a good size, and bathrooms were updated. Well stocked kitchen. We walked to downtown and it's only a couple blocks from Oak Beach. This is a great property!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and well stocked

  • 5 of 5

Roomy, comfortable cottage with open spaces made socializing while cooking easy. Well stocked kitchen, paper products included made packing easier. Clean, updated bathrooms were pretty. Mark made it so comfortable and easy to stay here! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful experience! Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this lovely South Haven home near the beach !! Three generations of our family found it very comfortable and relaxing.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our family vacation in South Haven was great! Staying at Soft Landing was wonderful.

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Soft Landing was wonderful.

We had enough room for our grandchildren to play, our grown children to sit around and catch up, and for us grandparents to enjoy the back deck and watch the Black Sqirrels play.

( I've never seen a black squirrel before!) The beds were all comfy, we loved the Themes in each room, and the house was so clean and roomy. We were so close to town and all the beaches. We enjoyed the deck when the sun went down and we utilized the kitchen, which had everything you need, when we didn't feel like eating out. What I like the most was the kitchen was open to the living, dining area, and our family of 8 sat around and shared stories and laughs. We made wonderful memories to take with us. Thank you Mark and Shannon for your hospitality! ~ The Cristel family

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great beach house

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this house! Truly the location could not have been better. We might suggest an outdoor furniture upgrade as the chairs were rickety and, indeed, one broke right out from underneath us. That was the only downside and we truly enjoyed our weekend away!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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), name 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?


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $250

Special reduced rates in low season: 2 nights = $225/night; 3 nights = $175/night; 4 nights = $150/night.

Owner'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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