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4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 blocks to beach, 1 mile to downtown

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautiful Newer 4 BR 3BA Home

'Summerwood Cottage' is located on a quiet street just two 1/2 blocks from Lake Michigan's Oak Street Beach in South Haven. This newer house with a walk-out basement has been recently redecorated. All amenities including Wifi included. Get the best of both worlds with a private, wooded backyard and be within walking distance of the beach and downtown!

This Wifi equipped cozy and comfortable home boasts a convenient floor plan which can accommodate either individual families or multiple families. With a total of 2100 square feet, the main floor includes the following: eat-in kitchen, master bedroom (queen bed), master bathroom (shower), bedroom 2 (queen bed), bedroom 3 (two sets of bunkbeds), bathroom 2 (tub and shower), living room (TV w/VCR/DVD and cable), deck overlooking backyard. Downstairs bedroom has a full size bed with a sleeper sofa in the newly decorated recreation room.

The lower level includes: family room (fieldstone gas fireplace, TV w/DVD, foosball table, queen size sleeper sofa and patio doors), bedroom 4 (full bed), bathroom 3 (shower), and laundry room (washer and dryer). The home also includes use of an attached garage.

In the backyard you can enjoy the trees and the privacy. The upper level includes an elevated deck with a barbecue grill while the lower level includes a patio. Each is equipped with outdoor furniture. The backyard even includes a large sandbox for the kids!

Amenities: We offer all of the amenities of home. The kitchen is fully equipped with all major appliances (stove, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher) and well as small appliances (blender, coffee maker, toaster). It is also stocked with silverware, everyday china, cookware and utensils.

We also stock everything from paper products to dish soap. The bathrooms are stocked with towels as well as paper products and soap. We do ask that you provide your own beach towels, although some are available in the closet. The bedrooms are comfortably furnished including bed linens.

General amenities include: WIFI Internet access, fire pit, air conditioning, laundry, TV, VCR/DVD players, local telephone service, board games, books to borrow, foosball table, children's toys, gas fireplace, gas barbecue grill, washer and dryer, iron and ironing board, outdoor shower, stereo, and anything else we pick up along the way that looks handy.

We also offer special services to our guests which include grocery shopping. Instead of packing the car with groceries or making your first stop in town the grocery store, we will fully stock the kitchen according to your personal menu plan.

Activities: South Haven is a four season vacation destination with activities including agriculture (strawberry & blueberry picking, etc.), antiquing, art, auto racing, biking, boating & cruises, dining, fall color tours, festivals, fishing, go-carts, golf, hiking, museums, paint-ball, parks, wineries, and winter activities such as skiing (downhill or cross-country, skating and snowmobiling. We would be happy to forward brochures for activities of your preference.

Area: South Haven is centrally located to many major cities which makes traveling easy. It is 2 hours from Chicago, 3 hours from Detroit, 1 hour from South Bend, and 1 hour from Grand Rapids.

Summerwood Cottage is located on the North side just off of North Shore Drive which has several beach access points. We are conveniently located just minutes from gorgeous and clean beaches, unique shops, and wonderful restaurants.

More Details

Property Manager
Mark Weitekamper
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

What makes this house unique

credit cards now accepted

Guestbook comments from the manager

We really loved this house! There were seven of us including two small children and the house was more than sizable enough for all of us. Big upstairs living area, big downstairs living area and a big deck. With the availability of a downstairs living room, those of us who wanted to stay up and gab could have our fun without waking up anyone in the upstairs bedrooms. We also played board games on the deck very late one night without disturbing anyone.



I was impressed by the hip retro furniture in the upstairs living room and kitchen -- a nice departure from your typical humdrum boats and lighthouse themed summer home decor. This property has a very fresh feel to it.



Terrific location -- walking distance to downtown South Haven and the beach. Very quiet street with friendly neighbors. I'll stay here whenever I return to South Haven. Highly recommended!
Jun 2012
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Map

Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Idler
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-196
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Phoenix
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Oak St. Beach

2 blocks from the beach and a 15 min walk to downtown, yet nestled away on a shady lot on the desirable North Side

Amenities

South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Downstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , 2 sets of bunkbeds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Downstairs
    Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Downstairs
  • Master has private bath, other bedrooms have shared baths
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
portable fire pit, baby gear , pack n play, high chair, gate

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

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4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 blocks to beach, 1 mile to downtown
average rating of 4.6764708 based on 36 reviews
5

Fantastic!!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place to stay. Incredible location and the house was roomy and well stocked!!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time! The home is lovely and a perfect getaway for the summer. I would definately recommend it!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our whole extended family enjoyed staying at this property. The home is spacious, the neighborhood is quiet, and the home included everything we needed. It backs up to a wooded area, so we especially enjoyed sitting out on the deck and backyard patio areas in the evening. The main floor living areas and downstairs den are especially well suited to accommodating three active young children, including a toddler. Having a beach umbrella, wagon, sand toys, and some "floaties" available for our use was a nice surprise. The fact that it came equipped with a high chair and a Pack-n-Play was a huge bonus. All in all, a great week!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, comfortable, family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our heartfelt thanks to the owner of Summerwood Cottage for our stay. We provided this cottage for a family getaway. Our daughter and three grandchildren, and our son joined us for a July vacation. It's warm enough to go to the beach every day (beach chairs, beach towels, sand toys provided!), and then cool at night so a fire in the firepit for s'mores feels welcome. Kids slept in the bunk beds. Each adult got their own bedroom. Three bathrooms with showers made for expedient clean up for going out for dinner. We ate breakfast and lunches at home, then ate out every night. Dune buggy ride, pirate ship excursion, go carts, bicycle rides. Nice quiet neighborhood. Woods behind for nature walks. We enjoyed every single day and had great family bonding time. Special when your own children are adults.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks much for the kind words. We know the place is not perfect, and we are always working on things as we can. You summed up Summer in SW Michigan so easily!
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Charming

  • 3 of 5

The property was clean and well equipped. We especially appreciated the wagon, beach chairs, umbrellas, and toys. There was an abundance of paper products, towels, blankets, kitchen utensils. The wooded setting is very quiet and peaceful.

However, the refrigerator was annoying in that you had to be very careful to completely close the doors or it would start melting with water running over the floor.

One item of concern was the large patch of black mold on the ceiling in the second bedroom. It is above the door entering from the hall. There is probably even more mold in the attic space.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for letting us know these details. We are constantly trying to address and improve things. We were not aware of the mold spot etc., and I will see about getting this fixed right away.
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4

enough room

  • 4 of 5

it gave us the right amount of room that we needed for the amount of people we had.... we were gone most of the daytime hours

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

additional persons $0
Refundable damage deposit $250

Check out is 10am , not 11 am per the website so that our cleaning crew has enough time.
Additional persons fee of $75 per night for over 4 persons rate applies
Rates are subject to change anytime until a reservation is confirmed . All tax and fees included. Peak season weekly rentals apply on June 14 until August 15

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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