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Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Full Bath, Sleeps 5

Newly renovated upper level unit of a duplex close to everything in South Haven. The unit has a separate entrance, parking area and lawn from the house's lower unit for complete privacy. Located in the peaceful neighborhood of Celery Pond and across from the Tot Lot family park/playground. A short walk to all the shops and restaurants that make South Haven the great beach town it is. There are many public beach accesses and parks on famous North Beach within easy walking distance. If you enjoy biking, hiking or just taking a stroll in the woods, the Kal-Haven trail head is only 2 blocks away. There are two public boat launches just around the corner. The unit is freshly painted in April 2013. Both bedrooms feature queen size beds, brand new linens, new deluxe mattresses and plenty of room for unpacking, including a large walk-in closet in one bedroom. The spacious bathroom has a full tub and plenty of room for your things. There is wireless internet and a flat-screen HD TV with expanded cable. Shaded front lawn with picnic table and bbq grill to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Non-smoking and no pets allowed please. The home's lower unit is also available for rent (2 bedrooms, 1 bath) - consider renting both units together for larger parties! Please let us know if you have any questions or special requests; we will try to accommodate you!

Please contact us directly BEFORE booking. We can help you avoid the new homeaway "service charge". Please contact me for details.

Looking for more space? Check out our lower unit! HomeAway listing #3520092

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Adam and Susi
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Adam and Susi

We both grew up near Detroit and now live in the suburbs of Chicago. We've been married since 2010 and are expecting our first baby in 2013! Susi graduated from Michigan State and Adam from Central Michigan in 2005. We have a yellow lab named Charlie and we love to travel!

Adam and Susi purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Adam and Susi chose Southwest Michigan

After college, Adam worked in South Haven and we fell in love with the area then. Our jobs require us to live in Chicago permanently now, but we always knew we wanted to have a home in South Haven. The summers are amazing and the winters are relaxing. In a couple hour's drive we can be a world away from home and on vacation! We also love to meet our family from Detroit in South Haven, its a great half-way point. Looking for more space? Check out our lower unit! HomeAway listing #3520092

What makes this cottage unique

We loved this house right away. The fact that its a duplex means more people can use it and its very flexible for small or bigger groups. The location is perfect; a short walk to the beach or downtown, but on a quiet lot with a ton of privacy and peace. The yard is great and we hope other people will enjoy it too! If you have a larger group, consider renting both of our units for a total of 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2 living rooms!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.869565 based on 23 reviews

Quiet, comfortable accommodations with good location and amenities!

  • 5 of 5

Owner was very prompt, friendly and responsive! All details of the transaction and the check in/check out process went very smoothly. We were very pleased with this rental and found it to be as wonderful as advertised. The unit was very clean, including the bathroom, kitchen, furniture, linens, dishes and refrigerator. We made good use of the kitchen dishes and cooking utensils. The WiFi worked great.

The house was in a quiet neighborhood and was an easy walk (for us--late 20's) to the downtown area and the beach. That said, we also drove in as we found that parking was easy to find during this time in the season (late August).

Overall we would highly recommend this rental to anyone looking for a cozy, comfortable two bedroom house with good access to the downtown area!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property felt homey and clean.

  • 4 of 5

We were there for the 4th of July which brought out many of the neighbors. It was a fun night, everyone so friendly.

It was decorated beachy and happy. We loved how big the bathroom was as well as the closet.

We'd definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exactly what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome house and location. The house was clean and very inviting. We were able to use the fire pit and even made friends with the other family staying in the house. The beach was walking distance, as well as miles and miles of bike trails, really, this place is in the perfect location. I am definitely recommending this home to my friends...if I don't book it first!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Time!

  • 4 of 5

We truly enjoyed ourselves the 4th of July week! We found your home to be clean and just what we needed for some family time and fun in the sun. Perfectly located, furnished and supplied well and just the right size. We would indeed recommend this property to friends and family and would return ourselves! We enjoyed a bonfire right down the road at the Boat club with some friends, did some shopping in downtown South Haven and enjoyed a few meals in the area restaurants. All-in-all, a great vacation with lots of memories!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable cottage in a quiet, neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, very comfortable cottage in a beautiful location. The owners were helpful when we got lost, coming into South Haven. The cottage wasn't as close to the beach as we thought it might be, but in some ways it was better to be a little farther away. My husband could never have walked to the beach from the cottage, but we could easily park by the beach. We enjoyed the cute, varied shops (especially the spice store) and just sampled a few of the many, tempting restaurants (so far the Thirsty Perch is our favorite!). We are planning to stay here again next summer!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Close to Everything

  • 5 of 5

This place is great; close to downtown and the Kal Haven trail. Also across the street from a children's park. We had a fantastic time and really enjoyed relaxing on the front porch after a long day at the beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
South Haven Regional
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Captain Lous, Joe's Bar, Many More
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Beeches, South haven Country Club, Hawks Head
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Bangor, Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Vineyard, Thirsty Perch, Many More
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Timber Ridge
Nearest Beach
0.75 Miles
North Beach
Car: not necessary

Walk to the beach or downtown! Across the street from Tot Lot Family Park! Right down the street from the head of the Kal-Haven Trail! Bring your boat! Minutes to the boat launch and access to Lake Michigan! Looking for more space? Check out our lower unit! HomeAway listing #3520092


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $200

Please contact us directly BEFORE booking. We can help you avoid the new homeaway "service charge". Please contact me for details.

We are very easy going and flexible so please email, text, or call with any questions.

Looking for more space? Check out our upper unit! HomeAway listing #3520092

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Available stay (no arrival)


South Haven Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • River ...
  • Town ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • .
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Both bedrooms have new mattresses and linens. They are nice sized rooms with each having a closet. Looking for more space? Check out our lower unit! HomeAway listing #3520092
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Looking for more space? Check out our lower unit! HomeAway listing #3520092

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