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The Lakeland: 4 Bedrooms/2.5 Baths: Prime Location!

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

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


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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 in 2013 with the expertise of a graphic designer and an architect, upgrades include:refinished oak floors, an additional bathroom, kitchen reconfiguration with Andersen sliding door to deck, 1st floor washer and dryer, new furnishings and decor.

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.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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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!


based on 13 traveler reviews

The Lakeland: 4 Bedrooms/2.5 Baths: Prime Location!
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

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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Wonderful wedding week

  • 5 of 5

Our family was in South Haven for our son's wedding and this house was just about perfect for us. We had room for 6 adults and 2 kids and were very comfortable. The 2 showers were a must for all of us getting ready for the wedding. Most of the rentals in town turn over on Saturday, but we were able to rent this house from Sunday to Sunday, which was what we needed. The house is very clean and the location is great. It is walking distance to downtown and the pier but tucked away enough that there aren't a lot of tourists walking by all the time. We were really busy with wedding preparations but did manage to eat at Clementine's, Pheonix Cafe and Brix. All were great. Phoenix Street catered the rehearsal dinner for us and did a fabulous job. All in all, a wonderful week. I would stay at the Lakeland again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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November Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Recently stayed at the Lakeland with three other couples. Beautiful home. Light and inviting. Perfect location. Could walk easliy to Clementine's and Capt. Nemo's. Had a wonderful time. The owner was great to work with. The property has about every amenity one could need. Close to South Beach and Riverwalk. Would highly recommend to anyone.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect October getaway

  • 5 of 5

We went with 3 other couples, the house is very clean and comfortable! Perfect to walk Downtown, and to the lighthouse for sunsets. The Phonix Cafe is perfect for breakfast, good Bloody Mary's! We all would reccommed the restaurant Taste. Ask for Danny awesome waiter! Don't go to Sophia's unless you enjoy waiting 1-1/2 hrs for salad and soup. And that complaint is the tip of the iceberg. Fri. Nite when we arrived we walked to Black River Tavern, food is really good, we played pool ( and we would not normally do that) great band... It was fun! We went to Fennville to an excellent restaurant, Salt of the Earth. Then a must do is Saugatuck ... Get Blueberries there when in season. Great place on Blue Star Highway. But yu can do Dune Rides until October, they are always fun! Then go to Coral gables and have lunch on the river. Great place to stay! In the middle of a lot of different things to do.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • 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
"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

South Haven House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
October 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
November 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
December 2016
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 4 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day 2017
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 4 2017 - Jun 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 11 2017 - Jun 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 18 2017 - Jun 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 25 2017 - Jul 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 27 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall/Winter 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
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 ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • 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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