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Roberta Archer

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Haven of Bliss Cottage, One Block from Lake Michigan & Beach!

23 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

West Wing Estates Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

WELCOME TO YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME, our Haven of Bliss Cottage located in charming South Haven, Michigan! Our home is on a tree-lined residential street located directly off North Shore Drive. Beautiful Lake Michigan, with its pristine, sandy shoreline is one block from the cottage. The historic harbor town of South Haven is one mile from our home and is the ideal town for fun-filled vacation activities for all ages.

For your outdoor pleasure, our large (3 lot) shaded lawn is perfect for lawn games. The double-wide hammock invites you to relax and the fire pit is ready for campfires in the evening. The large deck attached to the house has a bistro table with chairs and an umbrella, perfect for having a peaceful cup of coffee in the morning or for lounging when you return from the beach. There is a gas grill on the deck for your use at mealtimes. There is off-street parking for vehicles. There is a large, sturdy wagon available for you when taking your towels/chairs/toys to the beach. Beach chairs and coolers are available.

Indoor amenities include a family-friendly, open concept, living room, dining room/kitchen, sitting room and screened-in porch. The 14'x16' screened-in porch is really the heart of the cottage, a place to meditate and dream. It is furnished with a wicker swing and a cushioned sofa. There is ample room in the cottage for guests to pursue either group or individual interests. All rooms have plantation blinds for privacy and lighting preferences. All rooms, including the screened-in porch, have ceiling fans. A large-capacity window air conditioner cools the entire cottage when needed. Another window air conditioner is located in the master bedroom. Media conveniences include cable television, wireless internet access, and two DVD players. We have board games for traditional family fun. The kitchen is fully equipped for preparing meals and for dining. There is a high chair and booster chair for children. Small appliances include a coffee maker, toaster, blender, microwave and crock pot. Kitchen linens are provided.

Sleeping accommodations, for six, include two bedrooms, one bedroom with a king-sized bed and one bedroom with two double beds. There is a futon bed in the living room, a pull out double-sized sofa bed in the sitting room and there is a portacrib available. Cotton bed linens are provided.

There is one bathroom with tub/shower and bath towels are provided. Guests are requested to bring their own beach towels. There is a washer and dryer for guest usage.

Keywords: Cottage, 2 bedrooms, extra large yard, large screened-porch, sleeps six

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Roberta Archer (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Reviews

5
based on 23 traveler reviews

Haven of Bliss Cottage, One Block from Lake Michigan & Beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
Warsaw, In
5

Lovely

  • 5 of 5

Roberta is a very gracious hostess. Just as the other reviews say, you need only bring food, clothes and a few personal essentials. Other than that, it's just like home. Very clean and comfortable. With the beach just up the road, it's tough to beat this place for a relaxing getaway.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Haven of Bliss

  • 5 of 5

We loved Haven of Bliss. It was so comfortable and relaxing. Everything we could have needed was graciously provided. My favorite place for the week - the tiny sunroom just off the kitchen. Our time at the cottage was just what we needed!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing week

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time in South Haven. Roberta was very easy to contact and very accommodating. This was our first visit to this property, but we have been to South Haven many times. The power went out the day we arrived and she went out of her way to make sure we were okay and even offered to put us up in a hotel. Thankfully it came on late that night. We had nice weather for the most part and beautiful sunsets. The screened in back porch was wonderful. One day we just read, napped and enjoyed cocktails on the couch and relaxing porch swing. The access to the beach was so easy. The house is about 3 houses from the main road (quiet) which you cross and then walk down some steps to a small quiet beach. Roberta has a wagon which works great to get your stuff to the stairwell. The place is very homey and has easy access to the beach, town, and the highway. It is well stocked with anything you could possibly need. It was just my husband and I, but there is a nice yard and fire pit area that would be great for kids and a larger group. There are a couple of things that I missed (but not a big deal): a dishwasher, an ice maker and more counter space in the bathroom. Overall it was a very pleasant stay and very reasonable-I would love to be sitting on the porch swing, reading a good book and enjoying a glass of wine right now - waiting to walk to the beach to watch the beautiful sunset!!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year at Haven of Bliss and it was great. The owner is very nice to deal with. The house is clean and bright and so close to the beach. It is stocked with everything you'll need besides a few groceries. Make for a stress free trip!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Indiana
5

Home Away From Home!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great and relaxing place to stay. Our family enjoyed every minute of it. It's only a short walk to the beach and my husband and I walked every morning into town!

The owner, Roberta, is a joy to work with and has thought of everything to make your stay a wonderful experience. We loved the hammock, fire pit and our favorite-the screened porch. We played games everynight out there. Wish we would have found this cottage years ago! We will book again:)

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Illinois
5

Wow

  • 5 of 5

After staying in a lot of crappy rentals in the area, this one is a really nice clean, close to everything, kind of a place. It is in a very quiet neighborhood tucked away from the downtown noise, but so close we could walk to the beach every day. The owner Roberta is very easy to work with and very accommodating. Her cottage is so well stocked, you don't need anything but your clothes. Would recommend this rental to anyone, ooops, maybe not, then it won't be available when we want to come back up. Rent early, it is usually booked by January.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Haven attractions include the South Haven Lighthouse, a four-block harbor and pier walk, family-friendly summer festivals, reasonably priced shopping and restaurants, summer concerts in the harbor pavilion, blueberry and raspberry farms for upick or for purchasing, downtown farmers market, miles of wide, soft sandy beaches for sunbathing or for strolling to gather stones and beach glass, nearby vineyards, fishing charter boats, boat launch sites, 'The Friends Goodwill' tall ship is harbored in town and offers nightly sailings, Michigan Maritime Museum, Kal-Haven Trail for biking or hiking, Saugatuck is a short drive from South Haven for dune climbing, Van Buren State Park also short drive for dune climbing, seven public beaches in town, a hospital in town for medical needs, 'Kids Corner' with square block of playground equipment is across street from South Beach Park, skateboard park in town, and a concession stand at South Beach

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Rates & Availability

West Wing Estates Cottage Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Check-in time is 4pm on Friday and check-out time is 10am the following Friday.

1st payment of $650.00, per personal check, is due within 7 days of reserving. 2nd payment of $650.00, along with a $200.00 damage deposit, is due 60 days prior to visit. 60 days is required for cancellation. If cancellation is prior to 60 days, deposit will be refunded. If cancellation is within 60 days of arrival, the first payment is forfeited.

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Amenities

West Wing Estates Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) portacrib
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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