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Large Historic Cottage on Celery Pond

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

This newly renovated historic home is located in the northeast part of downtown South Haven overlooking the Celery Pond - a natural wetland filled with an abundance of wild life, beautiful long views and gorgeous sunsets. The home is large with an open floor plan on the first floor and a large country kitchen opening to the generous back yard.

The second floor has four bedrooms, one king, one queen, one full, with one large room at the back of the house having five twin beds. There is also a crib, port-a-crib, or youth bed available on request. There is access to a viewing deck toward the Celery Pond from the second floor bedroom.The large rear yard and viewing decks are perfect for families to enjoy when not at the beach or sightseeing.

Enjoy a leisurely stroll into downtown South Haven, or a short walk to the many swimming beaches on Lake Michigan. There are seven access points to the Lake within easy walking distances to enjoy the miles of sugar sand beaches. The scenic harbor entrance on the Black River is marked by the historic South Haven Lighthouse and flanked by two large public beaches. An evening stroll of the lighthouse pier while enjoying a huge ice cream cone from Sherman's Dairy and watching a fabulous sunset is the perfect ending.

The Kal-Haven Recreational Trail is just minutes away, along with many cultural and scenic attractions, like the Michigan Martime Museum, the Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum, the South Haven Art Center, and the Foundry Hall Music Venue. Downtown South Haven also has an abundance of shops and restaurants to satisfy every need.

Come enjoy this beautiful, historic property in this quiet and scenic residential area. It will make you truly enjoy this quaint resort community and long to return to it for years to come.

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More Details

George or Leslie Sass
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 31, 2017

About George or Leslie Sass

My wife and I moved to South Haven MI in 2000. We purchased an antique shop to apply our 32 year passion for antiques to this quaint resort town. We truly enjoy meeting new customers and spreading the word about the unique opportunities in this historic harbor town.

George or Leslie Sass purchased this house in 2003

Why George or Leslie Sass chose Southwest

Renovating a historic house has been an interest of ours for many years and we chose a property close to downtown in a quiet residential neighborhood. It soon proved to be an ideal opportunity for vacation rental and additional income.

What makes this house unique

The benefits of the property we purchased is its location within a 10 minute walk of downtown and about 15 minutes to the closest Lake Michigan beach. The house is large (about 2200 sf) with a large open floor plan on the first floor. The kitchen opens out to a large back yard with a large viewing deck for entertaining, relaxing, and watching the sky change colors as the sun sets across the Celery Pond. The pond is a large wetland full of wildlife for observation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks so much for the place and a wonderful week! We loved the cottage. I will definitely post a positive review on your site as we really enjoyed your cottage - especially the living space, beautiful backyard and fabulous location. I hope we can come back again in the future, and please let me know if you every need a reference for a potential rental. Best regards and enjoy the rest of your summer.
Jul 2011
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South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • King size beds (1) Located in private bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Located in private bedroom, Double Beds (1) Located in private bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) Five twin beds are grouped in a large dormer bedroom, Child Beds (1) Available upon request, Baby Cribs (1) Available upon request
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Large Historic Cottage on Celery Pond
average rating of 4.8 based on 12 reviews

July 9th yo the 16th 2107

  • 5 of 5

3rd year! House is very nice. The collection of unique chairs is awesome! House has a ton of character! The location is perfect for the stroll to downtown South Haven. Large fenced yard great for small children. Owner's are the nicest people you will ever meet!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best family vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

I love the Cottage at Celery Pond as a family vacation spot! It easily sleeps 8+ and has space for multiple activities at once. The walk to the beach is good fun with a stop at the bridge for a sucker from the bridge operator. Thanks or another great summer family adventure.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Palestine

Large house...easy access to town

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for one week in July. House was large, had no problem accommodating our family. Owners were prompt in replies to questions or needs. Would rent again from this offering.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Large Cottage on Celery Pond

  • 5 of 5

We had Grand Parents, Kid and Grand kids and all really enjoyed the house and its unqiue decorations! Weather was perfect and the house is only a short walk from downtown.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cicero, IN USA

Husband, myself, 2 daughters, 2 sons-in-laws, 5 grandchildren

  • 5 of 5

The "Celery Pond Cottage" is in a quiet residential neighborhood away from the crowds! And yet, you can walk to the quaint downtown with many shops and restaurants. We chose to drive the short distance to the beach to transport family and beach items. A handy weekly parking pass is available. We appreciated the roominess of the house, 3 bedrooms near the BIG "dorm" room for the kids, the helpful landlords, the huge fenced backyard and deck overlooking a wetlands. Quite important is the availability of parking for 4+ cars! There is a "Tot Lot" playground nearby. The property has easy access to the interstate, shopping and many other activities. We would like to return again!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for our family. Our 6 grandchildren each had their own bed in the large room upstairs in the back away from adults still up. The owners replaced the TV not working & frig right away. The large fenced in backyard was safe & a fun place for soccer & water balloon fight & the deck had nice comfortable furniture for reading. We'll definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $500

Check-in no earlier than 3:00 pm
Check-out no later than 10:00 am
No Smoking and No Pets

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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