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Great Location....Easy walk to Beach and Downtown..Pets Welcome

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 12

Total usable space in cottage 2,500 sq ft...this includes main level with three bedrooms and two baths and lower level finished with one bedroom and one full bath with large family room with extra sleeping space (twin trundle beds and queen sleeper sofa).

Summer 2018 Weeks are rented from Saturday to Saturday.

Easy 5 minute walk to Oak Street Beach Access on Lake Michigan (1 1/2 Blocks). Four bedrooms, three full baths, sleeps 12 comfortably with extra sleeping space in basement family room. Easy walk to Stanley Johnson Park and downtown South Haven. Enjoy picking blueberries, peaches, and other fruit in nearby orchards. Quiet, family oriented neighborhood.

************PETS CONSIDERED***************

More Details

Sheila Dow
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018


South Haven Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Renters are responsible for their pets. Please review pet policy.
  • Bring your own beach towels and beach chairs.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , New Tile Shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • New Tile Shower put in Master Bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Lower Level
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Lower level family Room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pull out queen sofa bed in lower level family room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(45 traveler reviews)

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Great Location....Easy walk to Beach and Downtown..Pets Welcome
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 45 reviews

Great 5 Days

  • 5 of 5

the house was very nice. we read all the reviews, and they were very accurate.

we had 5 adults, and 2 small children. our original plan was to have 3 dogs also, which she welcomed, but we did not bring.

trying not to be repetitive with the other review, here it goes.

tv’s need updating and the cable is very basic. we weren't there to watch tv, but we did have some interest in football and the cubs. we had no problem watching what wasn't available on cable because the wifi allowed us watch on our iPads and phones.

the closest beach was a little over 2 blocks. not much of a problem, but i am 70 and we had an exceptionally hot week. the beach front was small. but it was in the neighborhood. it was in-between 2 private beach fronts. we went there early before it got too hot, so we were the only ones there. it was almost like our own private beach.

the house was in perfect condition when we got there at noon. and the electronic lock allowed us instant access. everything we needed was there, including 2 trays of ice cubes already made. enough dishes, glasses, and utensils for everyone. neighborhood was nice, quiet, and nice little porch area to sit out at night. the house was big enough for all our activities, and would have been more than adequate if we would have had to stay in if there had been any weather problems. the grill in the back yard was everything we needed for grilling and drinking outside at the house.

we have been to south haven before, but we have mostly gone to saugatuck. so we spent some time there, taking the nice drive up the blue star highway. in south haven, we had some great

light food and drinks, and pleasant conversation at the black river tavern. also had a great dinner a little out of town at the hawk’s nest at the golf course. e.

minor problem was the downstairs where the kids were sleeping. because of the record breaking heat, the air was on most of the time. we didn't know how to control the temperate downstairs, so it got a little cool at night.

all in all it was a great stay. no rush to check out. sheila was in contact with us from the initial booking to the end of our trip. we took a nice scenic long way back to illinois.

the reviews were accurate, and we got exactly what we were looking for, and expecting. i would highly recommend a stay here.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review... The TV will be updated for the 2018 season with a Smart TV. I appreciate all the feedback... Thank you again...Sheila
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Well maintained, clean and functional. In a residential neighborhood but easy to walk to town.

  • 5 of 5

Sheila's cottage worked very well for us- in a quiet residential neighborhood but within walking distance to the town and beach. A very clean home with all the kitchen and bath essentials to make for a comfortable stay. Being able to bring our pets along was an added bonus. We also appreciated the follow up from Sheila to make sure we were able to access the house (the electronic key pad was fantastic!). The TV channels are limited, but we weren't in SH to watch TV and the internet connection was excellent. A good stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Nice House

  • 4 of 5

Very nice house/property!!!!

Needs to update TV's....HD needed and add basic cable stations....ESPN...etc

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This home was perfect for us!

  • 5 of 5

This home was so clean, comfortable, well stocked, and a perfect way to spend a week with our children and grandchildren. You could easily walk to the beaches, gorgeous park, and into the main part of town. We enjoyed many sunsets and even sitting on the porch in the cute neighborhood. Sheila and Paul, our hosts, took great care of all of our needs. I would highly recommend this home and we will be back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Yorktown, VA, USA

We loved this cottage!

  • 5 of 5

I could just say we plan on a stay in Sheila's Cottage next summer and leave it at that! It was so charming and close to the beach that it was a quick walk with 3 toddlers in tow. The home was immaculate and equipped with everything we needed. We enjoyed grilling out while the kids played in the back yard. The cottage had plenty of room for my husband and me and our 2 "kids" and their families to spread out. The owners were very helpful and responded immediately to my questions. Definitely recommend staying at Sheila's Cottage (except the week we want it:)

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lake Saint Louis, MO

Lovely little home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

My family of five really enjoyed our stay at Shiela's English Cottage. The house is in a very nice neighborhood within walking distance of the beach and even a little shop that had ice cream too! Plenty of room for us - we didn't even go downstairs except to do the laundry. Very clean, nicely decorated, comfortable - just what we were looking for! Definitely recommend staying here while in South Haven.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Geral d Ford Grand Rapids
Nearest Train
10 Miles
AMTRAK, Bangor


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $250

$250 Security Depositt
Holiday weeks/days may differ from standard rate

Owner'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.