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The Poplars. 15 Steps and Your Toes Are In The Sand! Right on North Beach!

Bedrooms 4
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, Spectacular Spa Bathroom, Sleeps 8, All in Beds.

Just a 15 second stroll to North Beach!

WIFI......Central Air-Conditioning

Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms.

All NEW beds. Bed Linens, Bath Towels and Beach Towels...ALL provided.

Lots of UPDATES coming to The Poplars for Summer 2018 just to make your stay more pleasant:

New 49" 4K TV

New Dolby Atmos Surround Sound System in Living Room

New Granite Countertops in Kitchen

New Kitchen Flooring

TV in Kids Room for Video Gaming

Explore the many reasons to stay at our beautiful cottage in South Haven, Michigan.

It's more than the Blueberry Festival or picture-perfect sunsets, more than the best ice cream or the art shows — it's a safe-haven from the rest of the world where time slows down as boats glide past on the Black River, a place where good friends meet for wine tasting and to talk late into the night. It's a place to relax, recharge, and enjoy living for a while! Welcome.

Poplars Cottage is ideally located just off the main beach road, Lake Shore Drive, literally seconds from one of the finest white-powder sand beaches in the U.S.

Our cottage features:

The Great Room- Smart TV and room to relax! High-speed Internet, standard Cable central A/C and heat, and a washer/ dryer.

Four Bedrooms

Three Feature Queen Beds

One Features a Bunk Bed with a Full and a Twin

All beds replaced in 2017 with custom King Koil™ luxury


Totally renovated bathroom with a spa-style shower (wall/hand-held, rain can, and body spray). The six function spa shower has (a) multi-setting wall / hand-held shower combo; (b) overhead rain-can shower; and, (c) four body sprays; plus combinations of any two functions. Plus, ever-changing backlit “sunset” onyx stone and limitless hot-water system.

Full kitchen with dishwasher

Central A/C and Heat


Outdoor shower for rinsing sand

Built sometime around 1920, the Poplars Cottage has been in our family for four generations.

For over 100 years visitors have been vacationing in the beach cottages of South Haven. The Poplars Cottage continues this great tradition by providing an exciting beach house experience for our guests.

Come, sample the essence of South Haven:

it’s History, Flavor, Watercolor Sunsets and So Much More!

More Details

Property Manager
Debbie Masterson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018


South Haven Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Spectacular Spa Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk Bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


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The Poplars. 15 Steps and Your Toes Are In The Sand! Right on North Beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Great house and location!

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week in this house with my wife and three kids (ages 3-7). The home is in great condition, with the property manager and owner available to make sure all is operating as it should. We had zero problems with the house. The location to north beach is really fantastic allowing for us to quickly run kids back from the beach for naps, snacks, etc. I was expecting a reenactment of the movie Summer Rental since the house is on the access path to the beach, but it is only utilized by the handful of homes in the immediate we hardly noticed anyone walking through. Everyone was so friendly...especially the next door neighbors on both sides who own their homes. Great back patio with grill that we used several times. The property manager, Debbie, lives a couple doors down and welcomed us to the area as well as made sure we were taken care of throughout our stay...providing some great recommendations on things to do with the kids and places to eat. Can't say enough about the location and the downtown area is only a couple minutes away (with lots of restaurants, ice cream shops, etc.) to keep us all entertained. South Haven is our new go to for summer vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Mike for the wonderful review. A BIG thank you for choosing The Poplars for your Summer holiday. We are elated when families have a delightful time at the cottage. So happy you mentioned the quiet beach path located right outside the backgate. The Poplars is surrounded by Summer residents, so our end of the beach is very quiet too. Many families start their day at the shoreline looking for beach glass and Petoskey stones. They just leave their umbrella and toys by the waters edge and return to the cottage for lunch. Afterwards they stroll back to the beach and enjoy the rest of the day playing in glorious Lake Michigan. And no bluff or endless set of steps to get to North Beach. Just a short level walk and your toes are in the sand. Our guests really appreciate the new beds, new bed linens, new pillows, and new, big fluffy bath towels. We also provide beach towels and additional towels for your use in the outdoor shower. Saves lots of room in your car for your personal items so you don't have to pack all those towels. South Haven offers many choices for family fun off the beach too. Restaurants, Kids Corner, art classes, boat cruises, blueberry picking, sailing lessons, horse back riding, ice cream!!!!! All are very close to The Poplars. You and your family took such good care of the cottage. We so appreciate that. We are looking forward to seeing you again. Send some pics of the kids at the beach. We would love to see how much they have grown, when you return next year!
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Cozy and clean!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at The Poplars after Labor Day and loved it. It was such a nice little cottage, very clean and very well appointed. The proximity to the beach and downtown made getting out with two small children so easy. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dave, The housekeeper will be thrilled that you noticed the cleanliness of the cottage. She works very hard to make sure all is perfect when our guests arrive. The cottage is so cute, so clean and so convenient to all South Haven has to offer. Many thanks and we look forward to seeing you next year. Dedbie
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Beautiful place to stay and perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Debbie was awesome with any questions or assistance we needed. The house is perfect for families and has the BEST shower! Literally steps away from beach and nice back patio. Beds were all comfortable! Will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Marlene. So happy this worked for you and your family. The neighbors loved seeing your daughters and friends enjoying the cottage and beach! That's what South Haven is all about. Families taking time out of their busy schedule to reconnect. The Poplars makes it so easy for people to create memories that will be shared as the years go by. Reminiscing about living on the beach, watching the boats sail by on the Harbor Walk, so many boats! and Sherman's ice cream. We hope you all can return to The Poplars again. We would love to see the girls every year as they grow into young women. Thank you again for allowing us to share our cottage with your beautiful family. Debbie
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Wonderful Vacation House!!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful house to rent! Literally 10 steps to the beach. Brew up some coffee and take a cool morning stroll along the beachfront! Be the first to claim the perfect spot on the beach and enjoy a perfect afternoon in beautiful South Haven! Minutes from downtown shops and restaurants. The house was perfect for my wife, two kids and myself. Very nicely renovated, all amenities listed were accurate. Property was clean and very well maintained. Property manager is a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend this house to friends and family! Thank you for the memories! We'll be back next year!!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words, Frank. Happy we were able to help you and your family create cherished memories. We try our best to explain the great location and the short stroll to the beach. The Poplars is walking distance from everything South Haven has to offer. The back patio is the perfect spot to enjoy an evening cocktail before heading out to one of SoHa's great restaurants. Then head back to the cottage and walk to the beach for incredible sunsets. We look forward to seeing you at The Poplars next year. We'll see you on the beach!
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Great location. Great beach. Cozy home.

  • 5 of 5

Great experience being steps from the beach. Nice amenities in the house. Debbie is a pleasure to work with.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Peter. What a pleasure meeting you and your wonderful family. The cottage provides ALL the comforts of home with added benefits: the 15 second stroll to the Beach and the incredible Spa like bathroom! I look forward to seeing you next Summer and showing you the many upgrades we are making this Winter! Many thanks, Debbie
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Elmhurst, IL

very updated and great location

  • 5 of 5

Great place, close to lake and very accommodating. Recommend highly.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning 1-6 nights $130
Refundable damage deposit $500

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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