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Large Historic Cottage on Celery Pond

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Front view of Celery Pond Cottage


Last updated: 03/29/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:11
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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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Member since: 2004

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/29/2017

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 11
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Bedroom 4


  • 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...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Comcast Cable TV and High Speed Wireless Internet...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    View is to a large wetland known as The Celery Pond. A large viewing deck sits on a 30 ft bluff above the pond....moreless

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Two dining tables in the large country kitchen provide seating for 10 people. Picnic table on the large overlook deck seats an additional six people....moreless


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air Conditioning...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    First Floor Laundry Room....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Guests are asked to strip bed sheets, pillow cases, bath and kitchen towels upon check-out....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Four spaces available...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    In driveway or on street with owners approval...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    First Floor Laundry Room...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Comcast/Xfinity high speed internet...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub


Write a review 4.8
from 9 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning and Maintenance $200 + tax
  • Tax Rate 6%


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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Last updated: 03/29/2017
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South Haven is the Blueberry capital of the country and a major producer of apples and peaches. Plan your vacation during the picking season and enjoy delicious fresh fruit. Many farms provide tours of their acreage and explain the growing cycle and harvesting of their produce.

The Michigan Maritime Museum is a regional attraction housing displays and information on the maritime history of the Great Lakes. It owns its own tall ship called the Friends Goodwill. Take a daytime or evening sale on her to watch our gorgeous sunsets.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose South Haven, MI, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/29/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Front view of Celery Pond Cottage

    Front view of Celery Pond Cottage

  • View to Large Living Area and Country Kitchen

    View to Large Living Area and Country Kitchen

  • Large Sleeping Area with Access to Viewing Deck

    Large Sleeping Area with Access to Viewing Deck

  • View to Celery Pond from upper viewing deck

    View to Celery Pond from upper viewing deck

  • Front Entry view toward Living Room

    Front Entry view toward Living Room

  • Large Country Kitchen

    Large Country Kitchen

  • View to Large Rear Yard

    View to Large Rear Yard

  • Large private viewing deck at rear of property

    Large private viewing deck at rear of property

VRBO #41700

This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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