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The Lakeland: 4 Bedrooms/2.5 Baths: Near beach and downtown! Walk everywhere!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 10 Guests! Reserve Your Apple Picking Weekend!!!

The Lakeland is a beautiful family vacation house and is close to South Haven's beautiful South Beach as well as all of the great shops and restaurants in downtown South Haven. The benefit to this location is that once you buy your groceries, you will not need to get in your car until it is time to go home.

Carefully renovated with the expertise of a graphic designer and an architect, upgrades include: refinished oak floors, an additional bathroom, kitchen reconfiguration with new appliances and Andersen sliding door to deck, 1st floor washer and dryer, new furnishings and decor, and 2 driveways.

Located on a quiet cul de sac, it boasts the best that South Haven has to offer without the noise. Public South Beach is a short walk away. (see map)

The Lakeland has four comfortable bedrooms with two full baths and one half bath and is the ultimate family getaway. The bedrooms consist of one king bed, one queen bed, four twin beds, and one more queen bedroom. The bedrooms also have quality designer linens. The house is beautifully decorated with a tasteful blend of new and antique fixtures and furnishings. Pride of ownership abounds with much of the original historic architectural details remaining.

The front porch has three comfortable rocking chairs for reading and relaxing.

The outdoor rear deck is perfect for relaxing with an ice cold beverage and a family barbecue after a day of fun at the beach. Don't feel like cooking? No problem! Within a short walk are several excellent restaurants for your dining enjoyment.

Please check our up-to-date calendar for weekly reservations (7 nights) between Memorial and Labor Day weekends. Weekends available the rest of the year.

Questions? Feel free to call us. 312 925 7760

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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Madeleine

We have had the good fortune to visit and vacation in South Haven, Michigan for over half a century. We continue to travel to far away places, our hearts remain in South Haven. We have wonderful and cherished memories of watching our children play on the beach year after year. We now are blessed to watch our grandchildren come and visit us and watch them play on the beach. Having three, and at times four generations of our family sitting on the beach at the water's edge and sharing these moments together is truly priceless. We hope to share our home in South Haven with your family for you to create lasting memories of your own!

Madeleine purchased this house in 2012

Why Madeleine chose Southwest Michigan

The incredible and convenient location!!! The Lakeland is ideally located a short walk to both the South Beach and to all of the cute shops and restaurants in downtown South Haven. Many of the other homes we considered purchasing would require getting in the car to get to the beach or to downtown South Haven. There are no stairs to the beach either. We just love the ease of being able to walk everywhere.

What makes this house unique

The Lakeland has been beautifully maintained keeping much of it's original stained wood work, paneling, etc. The overall character and charm of this Victorian home has been preserved yet updated with upscale modern amenities such as central air, forced heat, modern appliances, leather furniture, custom hunter douglas wooden shutters, ceramic/marble bathrooms, etc.

Please click on our updated availability calendar at the top of our listing to see if your desired dates are available. We look forward to hearing from you and hope we can accommodate your family in South Haven at the Lakeland!


South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2.5 Bathrooms Full Bath 1 toilet, sink, combination tub/shower. Bathroom 1 is located on the second floor of the house. Full Bath 2 Toilet, sink, large walk-in shower. Custom shelving for toiletries. Bathroom 2 is located on the second floor of the house. Half 3 toilet, sink. Bathroom 3 is located on the first floor of the house.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , There is a bonus 5th twin bed in the bunk trundle
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10 Bedroom 1 (Master) 1 king Bedroom 2 1 queen Bedroom 3 1 queen Bedroom 4 5 twin beds. (2) single twins, (2) in bunk, 1 trundle) All 4 bedrooms are located on the 2nd floor. Cribs and pack n' plays available for rent from Coastal Concierge. 269-639-1515. Renter responsible for rental fees for cribs, pack n' plays.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Enjoy the amenities of a private home with the services of a luxury hotel by calling the concierge. Fill the refrigerator before your arrival or arrange for midweek cleaning by calling our concierge. Cribs available for rent through Coastal. Renter responsible for crib rental fee. Coastal Concierge 269 639-1515, for information on services and fees. The Lakeland is walking distance to Kids Corner park. Large play structure, swings, picnic area. Kids love it!


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average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

The Lakeland

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd time staying at the Lakeland and always enjoy it. We feel like it's our home away from home. Madeline and her family have all the accommodations of home at the Lakeland. It is a short walk to the beach or into town. Perfect location!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient to beach, restaurants. Loved our time in South Haven

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful family vacation.

We will return!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Lakeside Adventure

  • 5 of 5

House was as described; vintage, comfortable and very well situated to South Beach, restaurants and children's playgrounds. We had a fabulous time across three generations and would recommend this location to any party looking to stay in South Haven. Many thanks Madeleine and family for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Say yes to The Lakeland!

  • 5 of 5

Although The Lakeland can accommodate a group double our size, our family of 3 adults and two boys ages 7 and 10 like the spacious layout so we can easily be together or find a quiet space when we need it. We returned this year after falling in love with The Lakeland last year. Top ten reasons to say yes to The Lakeland: 1. Spacious, clean, well-appointed 2. LOCATION -You can easily walk to beach, donuts, ice cream, restaurants, lots of shops, playground, movie rental, bike rental, movie theater, farmers market, spas, etc. 3. Off-street parking with 2 driveways 4. Quiet, family friendly neighborhood 5. Front porch with rockers 6. Beach chairs and toys with a wagon for transport to beach (big, inflated dolphin big hit w/the kids) 7. Maritime Museum - the Pirate Chaser Adventure Sail is really fun for kids ages 4+ (other sailings geared for adults are great, too) 8. Short drive to sand dune rides in Saugatuck 9. Short drive to Holland - kids enjoyed the Dutch Village 10. The Kal-Haven Trail - SUPER for running, walking and biking. Pack a picnic lunch and hit the trail - much of it is total shade under wonderful tree canopy. Many more reasons, but these are our favorites for 2016 - don't hesitate to say YES!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

The Lakeland is a perfect getaway. With 4 bedrooms and 2 separated bathrooms, the home is perfect for a larger group. The home is beautifully decorated and is well stocked for cooking/grilling. Great location--you can walk right into town, to the beach or take a run on the Kal-Haven trail! Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We love feedback and are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. We were delighted to host you, you are great guests and we hope that you will return soon. Your itinerary included a lot of South Haven highlights like boating, hiking and eating! Thank you.
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A Very Pleasant Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent an extended weekend at the Lakeland. House was clean and especially child friendly. We appreciated the available booster seats and poor-a-crib. Children loved the bunk beds and back staircase. Kitchen was well stocked with pots and pans and etc. for cooking. It was really nice to have access to a washer and dryer. Great location. So close to downtown, restaurants, shops, and the lake. We enjoyed our stay and would love to return!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cafe Julia
"Excellent coffee and pastries!"
South Haven Lighthouse
"Take the river walk to the beautiful lighthouse and watch the gorgeous sunsets!"
Kids Corners
"The kids will absolutely love this park. A short walk from the Lakeland."
South Beach
"Stunning South Beach. Beautiful sand, dunes, and water. No stairs via Erie Street."
"Great Italian pasta dishes."
Thirsty Perch Grill -- CLOSED
"Great fish and oysters!"
Tello Italian Bistro
"Upscale Italian. Great for date night."
Phoenix Street Cafe
"Excellent breakfast, lunch and dinner!"
Black River Books
"Quality used books. Something to read at the beach. "
Michigan Theatre
"Great for a rainy day! Ticket prices reasonable. Popcorn too!"
Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Clementine's, South Haven, MI
Nearest Ferry
124 Miles
S.S. Badger - Lake Michigan Carferry
Nearest Golf
6.4 Miles
Hawks Head Golf Course
Nearest Train
11.1 Miles
Amtrak Station-BAM, Railroad Street, Bangor, MI
Nearest Motorway
1.2 Miles
Interstate 196 Exit 20
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Nearest Ski
41.6 Miles
Bittersweet Ski Resort, River Road, Otsego, MI
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
South Beach Park, South Haven, Michigan

This comfortable, four bedroom, 2.5 bath home we call 'Lakeland' is ideally located between South Haven's South Beach and all of the great shops and restaurants in downtown South Haven. The South Beach is a short walk to the west, and downtown South Haven is just to the east. Please click on the satellite photo map above to view the exact location. Walk to Farmers' Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays through September, yacht club,restaurants, Kidscorner park,bookstore,coffee shops,antiques,wine tasting,ice cream,bakery,pizza,etc. Once you arrive, you won't need your car or need to cook until it is time to go home. (Unless you are going to DeGrandchamp's to pick blueberries or over to Crane's farm to pick apples which are just outside town and whose fruits make great pies!) Literally walk everywhere you want to go!!!

Ice skating rink now open,sled hill, too. Walk to both and enjoy!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Contact owner directly for payment terms.
• Quotes based on number of guests and length of stay.
• Seven (7) nights arriving at 4:00pm EST on SUNDAY - SUNDAY before 10:00am EST during summer.
• Time is reserved after 50% reservation deposit is received.
• Balance plus $300 refundable damage deposit due (30 days) prior to check-in

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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