|Minimum Stay||2 - 5 nights|
Come and stay at this delightful two bedroom-bedroom cutie that
sleeps 5-7 and
is very close to the beach! This non-smoking property is on a very
nice street just two
blocks from the South Beach and only four blocks to downtown
restaurants and shopping!
We cater to the ACTIVE family with a garage full of great
activities: bikes, beach toys, boogie board, gas grill, etc!). We
have a hammock in the shaded back yard with beautiful trees, a
screened-in back porch, great for sleeping, morning coffee and the
newspaper, or entertaining late into the evening! Rinse the sand off in our outdoor shower! It features an
open floor plan, a full-featured kitchen
and hardwood floors. With a new furnace and air conditioner, it is
perfect for year round fun!
Our properties all provide maximum comfort, convenience, and an
emphasis on recreation. Besides the bikes and beach toys, we provide
games and books for rainy days, cable and dvd, and the location is
so ideal that it allows you the freedom to spend your morning at the
beach, afternoon shopping or biking, and evening strolling into town
for dinner, a movie, shopping, whatever! There's so much to see and
We are an active family living in Michigan. We have been in the bicycle business for 28 years, and I grew up in South Haven, two blocks from this cottage. I teach high school English, and our kids are big fans of the big blue lake! We invite you to discover why we love this part-tranquil, part-high energy fun, beach town!
Sheila Wood purchased this cottage in 2008
We bought this cottage because we were out for a walk one day near the beach and discovered this cute little cottage sitting there with the for sale sign out front. We peeked in the windows and noticed that it had a pleasing floor plan, adorable porches, and a sweet little back yard! I was curious about that little window upstairs, however, so with a boost from my husband, (the house was vacant!!), I climbed up to peek inside and discovered there was an attic space that I immediately envisioned would make a fun loft for kids! Some dickering and it was ours! We immediately gutted the kitchen and added a half bath, built a garage to store all of the bikes, boards, beach toys and grill, added a back patio, and the next year, built that loft! We ended up buying the vacant lot next door as well giving us lots of elbow room. We are very happy with this cottage and love coming here every chance we get! We think you will like it, too.
It's the perfect place to read a book, make smores by the fire, make cosmos and play cards on the back porch at night to the sound of the waves nearby, for kids to have their OWN special place up the spiral staircase where they can have full control of their own remote, bean bag chair, games and floor space! Its location allows you to make spontaneous decisions about whether to go downtown or the beach, since both are just a skip down the road. This is a town that will let you simplify, relax, and reconnect. Come here often!!
We had a great fall break with our 3 kids and dog at this cottage. We walked to the lake, basketball courts and playground plus downtown many times. We loved the location! We used the bikes a few times and fire pit once. It was cold outside but great fall weather. We went atv riding & on a jeep ride through the dunes. The house was close to town and we walked to most of our meals. We made great memories during the low season in South Haven.
Cute little cottage in a great location. We used the cottage in the fall and rode our bicycles from the house to the kal-haven trails. Owners responded quickly to our questions.
We enjoyed our stay so much. It was so nice being walking distance to the beach and to downtown. Having bicycles available was also a treat! Loved the trail to Van Buren State Park! Having a screened-in porch was also a plus. Nice to sit out there and read. Kitchen had everything you could possibly need. My husband and I would definitely like to come back sometime!
This house is in a great location in South Haven. Easy walk down to the water and easy walk to town in an nice neighborhood. Loved that there were plenty of beach chairs for watching the sunset over the water. Home is small but roomy. Easily slept the 5 of us for a girls weekend.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Four by the Shore. The home was very comfortable and well kept. The bikes and the recreation items that were included with the property made our stay even more enjoyable. We had rented this property in tandem with Three by the Sea to accommodate a very large extended family spanning 12 mos through 74 yrs and every person had a great time. South Haven is a wonderful town for a family vacation; having the beach and the downtown area easily within walking distance helped to make it a fantastic week. Many thanks to Sheila - we hope to be back again!
The property was well maintained and taken care of. It was peaceful and quiet. The beach was just down the street, you couldn't ask for anything more. Would definitely stay again.
Top Thing to do in City:
* Biking on Kal-Haven.
* Paddle Surfing!.
* Swimming & Sunbathing.
* Go Antiquing or peruse our charming shops!.
* Biking on our beach cruisers!.
Top Thing to do in Budget:
* Biking on our tandem & beach cruisers!.
* Smores on the fire pit!.
* Hit the beach!.
* Play volleyball!.
* Take walks and watch sunsets!.
Top Thing to do in Family:
* Kids' Park is just a few blocks away!.
* Bring your pails and shovel to the beach!.
* Art classes at the downtown Art Center!.
* Pick blueberries!.
* Go biking on our bikes!.
We're two blocks from the South Beach which features a playground, and concession stand; four blocks walk from downtown;
four blocks walk to the Children's Park (GREAT park!); and 2 blocks
to St. Basil's Church.)
We include bikes with helmets, beach toys, and more to keep you
thoroughly active and entertained! The Kal-Haven trail is just over
one mile from the cottage!
|Property Damage Protection||$99|
This is a NONSMOKING property. Thank you for not smoking.
We typically only rent by the week in summer. Occasionally we make exceptions in early June or late August.
If we are able to rent the property during your allotted time, you will be reimbursed for any days we were able to book, minus a $100 cancellation fee. We will actively pursue another rental by updating our calendar and calling anyone who requested those dates, once you confirm your cancellation.