Cozy one bedroom, one bath house on the North Beach. Sliding glass doors in the living room lend a view of the water. Ideal for a romantic getaway or for a very small family, as there is a click clack double futon in the living room which accommodates 1 additional person. Fireplace heater in the living room for chilly Spring or Autumn evenings. Double bed in the rear bedroom. This rental is ideal for a couple or perhaps a couple with one or two small children.
Knotty pine galley kitchen and bath with shower. Kitchen has coffeemaker, pots and pans, dishes, microwave, utensils. Patio area on deck with seating for four provided by patio table with umbrella. Barbecue grill on deck. Coleman fire pit for roasting marshmallows or hot dogs.
Comcast cable and Wifi. Refrigerator, stove, coffeemaker, and microwave are provided.
The Little House is located in the historic Monroe Park neighborhood and one can stroll downtown via the pathway along the Black River.
Two night minimum reservations are accepted during late May, September and early October. Although weekly reservations are preferred during the summer, two night minimum reservations are possible during the summer. Please place your inquiry for a 2 night minimum in the summer with the owner.
Check in is anytime after 2 pm on the day of arrival and check out is at 11 am on the day of departure.
The Little House is a summer house only with no central source of heat. The house has a/c for the summer.
There are portable heaters and plenty of blankets to keep you warm during fall evenings, as well as a heater/ fireplace which throws off lots of heat.
Pet-friendly with additional dog deposit which is refundable. The "piddle park" is just up the street from the Little House. South Haven is a very dog-friendly city!!
Please bring your own towels as there are no laundry facilities in the Little House. Bed linens are provided.
Folding beach chairs (3) provided.
For parking, there are numbered spaces in front of the Little House and along the North Beach. Beach stickers may be purchased on a daily or weekly basis through City Hall, the Police Dept, or you may pay directly at the North Beach cash station, in front of the Little House. Daily fees for beach parking are $10.00 from May 15-Sept 15. Prior to and following these dates parking is free. Parking passes, which enable you to park in any available numbered slots along the North Beach as well as designated areas marked “Beach stickers only” by day and overnight are $30.00 for a week.
It is strongly recommended that, as parking on the North Beach is limited, you purchase a weekly parking sticker for the week even if staying for just 2 or 3 days. The sticker enables you to move your car at any time without incurring another $10.00 fee and also allows off street parking in marked, designated areas along North Shore Drive and other public streets. If you purchase a sticker from City Hall customer service or the police Dept, and forward a receipt for the sticker, the owner will reimburse you for the purchase of the sticker. For additional information re parking rules in South Haven, google “weekly beach stickers, and scroll down to the appropriate area.
PLEASE NOTE: There is an empty lot next to the Little House which has been undeveloped for over 7 years. A developer has expressed interest in building 2 homes on this lot. Even if this occurs, it will not prevent coming and going down a dedicated path from the Little House to the North Beach, and the view from one of the sliding glass doors will be preserved.
If a guest books and the owner learns that building will be initiated on the lot (and of course advance notice will be given to her by the city), the owner will give the guest a total refund if building is scheduled to occur during that guest’s dates.
Thank you for your understanding of this issue, of which I have no control.