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$175 per night off season - 2 blocks from beach, 2 night min

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

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, north side.

More Details

Mark Weitekamper
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 15, 2017

About Mark Weitekamper

Hi. My name is Shannon. My husband Mark and I bought this lovely house in South Haven in the fall of 2010. We've 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.

Mark Weitekamper purchased this house in 2010

Why Mark Weitekamper chose Southwest

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.

What makes this house unique

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.


South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Newly renovated, parking for three cars, fire pit for telling ghost stories, board and outdoor games galore, all the comforts of home including iron and ironing board and coffee maker


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

$175 per night off season - 2 blocks from beach, 2 night min
average rating of 4.769231 based on 26 reviews
Ann Arbor, MI

Private and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

It was a clean and spacious house. Our stay was wonderful!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Comfortable and clean, great place for a vacation.

  • 4 of 5

Property was great. Had everything you needed to feel like you were at home. Very close to a variety of places.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Great home!!!

  • 5 of 5

Great home and accommodating owner!!! We would definitely stay here again ;)

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot for a weekend get-a way! This cottage has we needed and was so clean! The coffee pot, dishwasher, microwave and lots of dishes helped to makes this a truly relaxing experience. Bedrooms are roomy with comfy beds and lots of pillows! Be sure to read the blue books on the mantle and play the dollar game! So fun! The people that were there before us left a great clue!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet retreat

  • 4 of 5

Great location. Fun stay during icebreaker festival

Beds comfy!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent, cozy home!

  • 4 of 5

The house was great--clean, spacious, and cozy. The fireplace was an excellent addition to our winter trip. The house had everything we needed and all the info we needed was provided. The only thing that detracted from an otherwise amazing stay was that the hot water seemed to run out pretty quickly. However, we were able to adjust shower schedules after the first day so we didn't run into the issue again. The house was a quick walk into town and very close to the beach!

I definitely would recommend this home for anyone looking to stay in South Haven.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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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), name 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?


Rates & Availability

South Haven House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Feb 16 2017 - Jun 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $50

Special reduced rates in low season: 2 nights = $225/night; 3 nights = $175/night; 4 nights = $150/night.

Owner'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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