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South Haven - 1 Bed/1Bath Cottage on North Beach - Sleeps 6

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

LIFE IS BEACHY at The Baby Grand Cottage on North Beach

The Baby Grand is a cozy, clean, and comfortable cottage located JUST 60 YARDS to the beautiful and pristine sands of North Beach on Lake Michigan. The wonderful location allows you to relax and enjoy Beachy days as you come and go to the cottage for a snack, a drink, or even a nap.


The Baby Grand has an open floor plan and easily accommodates 6 guests. The bedroom has a Queen size bed, the sofa opens to a full size bed, and there is a twin daybed with a twin trundle bed. The cottage has a clean and easy feel to it and contains the essentials for preparing meals, grilling on the gas grill, dining indoor or outdoor, and watching movies in the evening. Backpack beach chairs and an umbrella are available for your use.

WiFi and cable are included.


We generally book the cottage for weekly stays from Saturday to Saturday. It keeps the turnover costs down so we can maintain reasonable rates for our guests.

Closer to the summer season we will consider shorter stays for times that are not booked. So if you’re interested in renting for a weekend or just a couple of days please check back with us.


The Baby Grand has a driveway with two included parking spots. A beach sticker Permit is required for all other neighborhood street parking. Permits can be purchased for daily, weekly, monthly, and annual increments from the City of South Haven.


Just exit the cottage and walk down the path to the beautiful beach!!!


Located in the historic Monroe Park, the cottage is steps from the Black River walkway, and a short walk to the Stanley Johnston Memorial Park. Bunde’s Bakery Cafe, the North Side Memories Deli & Convenience store, and the OutPost Sports store are also close by and convenient for coffee, sandwiches, snacks, beachwear, and paddle board/kayak rentals.

Not far from there is The Michigan Maritime Museum. The Friends Good Will (replica 1800’s sailing ship) offers daily sails and sunset cruises – weather permitting. Captain Lou’s Bar and Grill has great food and offers an outdoor seating area for you to watch the boats coming and going on the Black River.

You can continue your walk to Downtown South Haven where you can sign up and/or leave for some chartered fishing / boat tours. You’ll find plenty of shopping in the many unique stores and dining in a variety of restaurants and eateries.

Relax on The Idler Riverboat with a fabulous South Haven Iced Tea while you watch the boats come in and go out of the harbor. You can enjoy a first run movie at the vintage Michigan Theatre or paint a masterpiece at the Tipsy Brush Studio while sipping wine from the Channel Wine Bar.

The South Haven Farm market is an open market that offers fresh, local produce, food and baked goods, and gifts every Wednesday and Saturday during the summer season.

If you decide to venture further there are sand dunes, wineries, horseback riding, the Kal Haven Trail, and Van Buren Trail State Park.

More Details

Property Manager
Stacey Johnson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 14, 2018

About Stacey Johnson

Guestbook comments from the manager

Your place was as discribed, clean, comfortable, and very close to the beach. It was perfect for us and our two kids. We had the best week and will definately consider for next year.
Aug 2011
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South Haven Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Room 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Daybed w/Trundle bed, Section couch has Full pull out bed.
  • Bedroom 1 - Queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Linens are provided. You will want to bring your own towels. 2 Parking spots available with Cottage


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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South Haven - 1 Bed/1Bath Cottage on North Beach - Sleeps 6
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 19 reviews

Perfect location, perfect size, very neat and tidy!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is so adorable in the inside. Being flower lovers we enjoyed the beautiful flower garden right outside the front door. The big sectional couch was awesome for watching the nice flat screen Tv in the evening. There is also a very nice radio that we had on quite often. This cottage was walking distance to downtown, only a stones throw from beautiful Lake Michigan, and in a quaint neighborhood. Us three women, all over the age of sixty, would highly recommend this property, and we are hoping to rent again next year!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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DeWitt, MI

Great Location

  • 4 of 5

We loved the ease of getting right to the beach! The bbq grill works amazing! The couch and bed were very comfortable. It was was wonderful to work with the owner! Thank you for a very nice stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location means a lot!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this cottage for more than a dozen years. We like that it is located back from the public beach yet just a short walk away. It comes with space to park 2 vehicles which is so much more convenient than buying an expensive parking pass & parking on the street or in a lot. There is wifi & air conditioning which is not provided in all cottages there. The cottage is small & cozy & clean. We are always satisfied with our week at the Baby Grand!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cutest cottage, best location

  • 5 of 5

This sweet little cottage has everything you need for an amazing week in S Haven. A 30 sec walk to North Beach (best beach in S Haven), 2 min walk to Bunde's (serves Starbuck's coffee and yummy baked goods) and 10 min walk to downtown S Haven for food, massage, shopping, etc. The cottage itself has a small bedroom (separated by a curtain, so not a lot of privacy) with a full size bed, in the main living area there is a twin bed with a twin trundle- so room for a few more to sleep. There is also a sectional couch in the TV space with a nice flat screen TV. Kitchen is small, but has everything you need...oven, micro, fridge, all the essential tools. Bathroom is small with a tub/shower combo. No washer/dryer. Great chairs to use at the beach, no need to bring your own. We love staying here! Super quiet neighbors, too. Eric has been great to rent from, thanks Eric!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family get-a-way

  • 4 of 5

Our family enjoyed our trip to South Haven and the Baby Grand was an excellent place to stay. Clean, good ammenities, very close to the beach. Located in a great little beach community away from the more tourist areas of town. Worked very well for our family of five with young kids. As our kids get older we'll out grow this place, but it was great for us. No complaints here!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Glad you had a great time. Hope you come back next year, if you're planning another vacation to South Haven. Have a great rest of your summer. Thanks Care... Eric
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Perfect little beach house.

  • 5 of 5

Everything we wanted, nothing we didn't. Small, simple, clean, cute. Perfect place for our little family to be together and enjoy south haven. I loved this place- everything about it!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Kalamazoo, MI
Nearest Ferry
55 Miles
Muskegon, MI
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Hawks Head
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Bangor, MI
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 196
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Thirsty Perch
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Timber Ridge Ski Area
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
North Beach
Car: recommended

South Haven, Michigan is located in southwest Michigan approximately 120 miles from Chicago, Illinois and 170 miles from Detroit, Michigan. The best beach in the Midwest to sunbathe, swim, play volleyball, frisbee, build sandcastles, fly a kite, play backgammon, eat a picnic lunch, read a good book, watching sunsets, take a long walk, spend time with family and friends, take pictures and make memories of a lifetime! South Haven is a friendly and clean town with plenty of shopping and dining options. End your day viewing the amazing sunsets on the beach or from the pier. Available now...

Golf: Great Fall golfing specials in the surrounding area.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning, if not picked $50

Deal last two weeks in September

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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