The Soft Landing - Steps Away from the Beach and Lake Michigan
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Pick Me! The Soft Landing offers the perfect vacation experience in South Haven at 246 Oak Street. A desirable North Shore location. A five minute (2 block) walk to public and often secluded Oak Street Beach and Lake Michigan. One block from the river. Walk to downtown and the marina. Two car parking included. Your dog is welcome to come along for the fun.
Relax with drinks on the deck and enjoy an outdoor game on the sprawling lawn. Read by the fire in the expansive open great room or roast marshmallows by the open fire pit.
This newly updated home offers a cozy, yet luxurious and contemporary stay with all new comfort mattresses and bedding. Bask in the vintage charm of real barn wood floors. And all the while stay connected with high speed internet.
The Master Suite, called the Go Fish Room, has a queen bed for cuddling and a brand new bathroom.
The Paddle Room is big enough to hold a square dance in! It has two double beds and a new flat screen TV/DVD player, with a full library of movies to choose from.
The Hoot Room is ideal for kids or adults that want to be kids again, with bunk beds and friendly owls that play look out at night.
NOTE: During the months of June through August, this cottage rents by the week only, from Friday through Friday.
Keywords: house, cottage, near lake, swimming, beach, downtown, marina, North Shore, dogs allowed, Oak Street.
- Vacation Rental
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Pets Considered:
- Limited Accessibility
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
- 2.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Air Conditioning
- Gas Fireplace
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Video Library
- Satellite / Cable
- Wireless Internet
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Sight Seeing
- Miniature Golf
- Jet Skiing
Did you know? South Haven boasts seven public beaches. But Oak Street Beach at the end of our street is one of the best kept secrets and only two blocks away! Roast marshmallows around the outdoor fire pit; Rainy day? Visit the Air Zoo one hour away in Portage, or take a short ride to one of the two South Haven wineries; Drink cider and devour fresh doughnuts at Mcintosh Apple Orchards; Pick blueberries, raspberries (yes, that's how it's spelled; I couldn't believe it either), cherries...you name it...at one of the local farms; bike the Kal-Haven trail that starts less than a mile from where you are staying; walk to the marina where you'll find charter fishing, sunset cruises, canoe rentals, and more; golf at one of the three courses in town; visit the GingerMan Raceway; check out the Fall color tour; Winter Get-Away? Try snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and ice skating at the local outdoor rink. I could go on, but just how much do you think you can fit into a week anyway?...morecollapse
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Excellent Rental Property
Excellent Rental Property
Whether you’re taking a family trip or getting away with friends, this house is perfect. It’s in a great location, close to both the downtown area and beach. We were especially pleased with how clean and spacious it was. I highly recommend this property.
- Guest Chris
- Date of stay 11/20/12
- Review Submitted 12/08/12
Perfect home away from home!
Perfect home away from home!
I had a wonderful retreat at Soft Landing. The house was spacious, clean and clutter free. So close to the beach and walking or biking distance to downtown. I very much enjoyed barbecuing and having a fire pit in the backyard. There were so many cute personal touches that really made me feel at home right away. The house had everything I needed and more, including movies and books to browse, original artwork, and a shed full of bikes, coolers and games. I can't say enough wonderful things about this place. Perfect for a family trip, a couples vacation, or a solo retreat. Things like a very fun game called "hide the dollar" in the guest book show the fun personalities of the charming homeowners, Shannon and Mark. I will be back again soon.
- Guest Amy
- Date of stay 09/17/12
- Review Submitted 12/02/12
Recommended for: People with disabilities, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, pet owners, sightseeing, age 55+, adventure seekers.
Great Place for the family
Great Place for the family
We rented in the summer and this house was much nicer than I expected. It really is a cool place to stay. The decor is nice and the entire house was spotless. The master suite was like a four star hotel. The house is about a 3 minute walk to the beach, which is where we spend half the time. We also enjoyed walking downtown nearly every day during our trip. Our 4 year old made there and back with no trouble. After dusk the backyard fire pit was like going camping, but instead of a tent we had a nice air conditioned cottage to sleep in. We enjoyed it so much we rented again for a weekend in the winter. Surprisingly the town was still lively, and we had unseasonably warm temps for a few strolls on the beach. There was a lot of drift wood to be found this time of year. We have already booked again for the upcoming summer and we expect the Soft Landing to be on our vacation roster for years to come. My wife and I hope to make it without the children some weekend. The restaurants and wine bars look like they would be a lot of fun after 9:00 PM. One last thing. For those in Metro Detroit: South Haven is a gem and there is hardly any traffic returning home on a Sunday, unlike visits up north.
- Guest Peter O.
- Date of stay 07/01/11
- Review Submitted 02/08/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, tourists without a car, pet owners, sightseeing.
Love this place! It is the perfect place for a family vacation. It had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. Very clean and very well appointed. My family loved walking to the Oak Street Beach and into the downtown. I love the décor. A tranquil & creative space. We have stayed here twice and can’t wait for our next trip.
- Guest Brigit
- Date of stay 02/03/12
- Review Submitted 02/08/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, pet owners, sightseeing.
This spot is indeed a soft landing. Beautifully decorated. Peaceful and set a bit away from the bustle but close enough to walk to the best parts of South Haven. We appreciated that the owners thought ahead about all their guests would need. My son loved the bunkbeds and we enjoyed the coziness of the livingroom fireplace. Our dog Ollie was thrilled to join us on our many beach excursions. So nice to find a place of this quality that permits pets! The recycled window artwork (painted by the owner) was also really great. We bought one to take home! Everything was so well kept and the back deck will be great for a summer visit. We can't wait to come back in the warmer weather!
- Guest TravelClub
- Date of stay 04/22/11
- Review Submitted 05/04/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, pet owners.
Mid-June thru August, rent weekly only for $1900/week plus a $100 cleaning fee. $250 security deposit req for all stays. Check in 4:00 pm. Check out 10:00 am. Rent in May, first two weeks of June, & September for $1400/week plus a $100 cleaning fee. Off peak season are the months of Oct. to Apr. Rent by week during off peak season for $900 per week plus a $100 cleaning fee. Rent for 1 night $275; 2 nights $225/nt; 3 nights $175/nt; 4 nights $150/nt. Weekly rentals Fri. to Fri. Contract w 50% deposit req within 10 days of reserve. PET(S): An additional fee of $50 applies. 6% sales tax for all transactions.
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Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: Hi. My name is Shannon. My husband Mark and I bought this lovely house in South Haven in the fall of 2010. We've already poured love into this home. We've renovated it with real barn wood floors, a warm gas fireplace, an all new bathroom, and a funky and comfy decor that isn't like every other cottage on the block with a Gone Fishin' sign. We will enjoy it part of the time, and we want you to enjoy it the rest of the time.
Why the Owner Chose South Haven:
I grew up spending every summer in South Haven and loved every minute of it. Body surfing in the waves, playing Capture the Flag, making sand castles during the Blueberry Festival, riding my banana seat bike to get penny candy at the corner store that has been there as long as I can remember. I always thought when I had a family, I would buy a place in South Haven to let my kid love those same experiences. Well, I now have that kid. So, I had to make good on that promise to myself.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Take a short walk to the beach with coffee in hand first thing in the morning. Take a ten minute walk to one of two parks with your kids or the dogs in the afternoon. Play badminton or ladder ball in the big yard. Take a secret shortcut to the bridge (you'll figure it out when you get there) and be at one of the great downtown restaurants ten minutes later. Read a book by the fire. Play poker at the big oak table that can seat ten or more. Uncork a bottle of red wine and relax on the deck. Watch Jaws with your friends while eating endless bags of microwave popcorn.
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Your vacation home with expansive back yard, a wooden deck with furniture/grill.
Wide open floor plan.
The kitchen looks into the living room for easy conversation.
The Paddle Room. Big Enough to Hold a Dance In.
Master Suite bath.
Dining area. Table expands with seating for up to ten.
Portable outdoor fire pit with free fire wood in the shed for your use.
Insert your kids here.
Brand new gas fireplace.
Oak Street Beach at the end of your street and a five minute walk away.
Go Fish Room with private bath (see next photo).
The Hoot Room.
Cozy living room for fires on cold nights.
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