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Charming home on a large corner lot. Short walk to Lake Michigan & the beach!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 7

Enjoy the charms of this cute home in a quiet neighborhood on a large corner lot close to Lake Michigan. A short 8 minute walk along Monroe Blvd. will get you to the beach at the blue stairs across from the Kid's Corner playground. Walk or drive the 1 mile to quaint downtown South Haven for shopping & dining or choose to stay in and grill at home. Large living room with 2 seating areas. Flat screen TV with cable & DVD player. Kitchen is fully stocked with coffeemaker, everyday china, silverware, cookware, utensils, paper products but no dishwasher. Washer & dryer on the main floor. Enjoy the cozy sun porch off the kitchen for your morning cup of coffee. Upstairs bedroom #1 has a king size bed, upstairs bedroom #2 has a queen size bed. Both bedrooms have a TV with cable. Bedroom #3 on the main floor has a bunk bed (twin on top/double bottom). Full bathroom on the main floor. Bed linens provided.

Gail Bird
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2017


Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Grand Rapids, MI
Nearest Motorway
2.4 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Lake Michigan - blue stairs by Kid's Corner park
Car: not necessary


South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - Twin/Double bunk bed
  • Bedroom #1 and #2 are upstairs and both have tv's with cable. Bedroom #3 is on the main floor off the kitchen.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Charming home on a large corner lot. Short walk to Lake Michigan & the beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Felt at home the moment we arrived!

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean, comfortable, and close to the beach and downtown. It was perfect for our trip. There are lots of places to relax inside and outside. Gail always replied promptly and has tons of resources in the house for things to see, places to eat, etc. I would recommend it to anyone looking to stay in South Haven!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank was a pleasure having your family stay at my cottage for your getaway! I look forward to having you stay again!
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Just what our family needed!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, fluffy towels, soft sheets, comfy pillows, great decor, right by the beach, great yard to play in, quiet street. Perfect, perfect, perfect. It has all you need and more for a great stay! Gail will take great care of you:)

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely vintage cottage feel with many personal touches! Great front porch for morning coffee. One block from a great Bike trail. Nice neighborhood for biking as well. We enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This little cottage was absolutely incredible. It was meticulously clean, attention to detail was obvious in every inch of the cottage and it just felt like home. Gail was just an absolute pleasure to work with and was very easy to contact. The grounds were stunning and the walk to the beach was short and very peaceful. I highly recommend this vacation rental and cannot wait to take my family back! Thank you Gail for opening up your home for us to enjoy. It was an wonderful treat!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your gracious review...I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay in my cottage and South Haven! It was a pleasure having your lovely family stay and I do look forward to having you return!
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Brilliant property and location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here from Sat 5th Sept to Friday 11th Sept. The property was brilliant and the location was perfect. A 10 minute walk to the beach and a further 5 min walk to the lovely town of South Haven.

Gail was a superb host all the way from booking and throughout our stay - the welcome pack of muffins, popcorn and other treats was really appreciated - a simple thing but makes all the difference.

South Haven is a great place to stay and Gails property was ideal - a great stay! Thanks once again Gail!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your gracious words! I'm so glad you and your wife enjoyed your stay in South Haven and at my cottage! I'd love to have you as guests again if your travels bring you back to our area!! Gail
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Amazing Memorial Weekend

  • 5 of 5

The perfect place to get away! Gail was an amazing host and even left us a goodie basket with muffins! The house is well decorated and perfect for a group. Ita well stocked with games, a grill, lounging chairs and all the cookware you need. It's a 5 minute bike ride to the beach or a 15 minute walk. Quiet streets and very pedestrian friendly. We left our bike helmets there and Gail shipped them back to us. I highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you...I'm so glad you enjoyed the cottage, the beach, and your stay in South Haven! It's a pleasure having such wonderful guests like you and I look forward to having you stay again!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit:
Off-Peak: $125 weekly.
Peak: $250 weekly
Weekends: $80

Cleaning Fee:
Weekly: $100
Weekends: $80

Peak Season: Saturday Changeover Day
All Seasons:
Check-in 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am

After the rental agreement is signed, 50% of the rent and damage deposit is due. Please pay with check. Credit cards will be available for payment along with a 2.99% added fee. The remaining 50% plus cleaning fee is due 30 days prior to your stay. The damage deposit is refunded to you after checkout if all is in order. Please allow 7 - 14 days for refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.