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Bedrooms 3
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom home just a short walk to South Beach, Kids Corner, and Downtown

After an amazing first few years as a rental, we are looking forward to another full calendar this year! We hope to see many returning guests, and some new ones too! We look forward to your stay in this awesome South Haven vacation home. It is located within walking distance to South Beach, Kids Corner, and all of the shopping and restaurants Downtown has to offer. Walk straight down our street (South Haven Street) to Lake Michigan, for a day at the beach, or a beautiful sunset. Come to South Haven and fall in love with this friendly and beautiful SW Michigan beachtown, just as we did several years ago.

The home has lovely and comfortable furnishings/decorations throughout that are a combination of brand new furniture, and locally purchased antiques and accents. If you choose to cook while on vacation, the fully stocked kitchen will feel like home. The home comfortably accomodates up to 6 people. The master bedroom features a king size bed, bedroom 2 has two twin beds, and the 3rd bedroom has bunk beds. The living room has plenty of seating with a large sectional couch and chair, and 2 ottomans (for kicking your feet up, or extra seating). Enjoy the 40 inch HDTV and Blu-Ray player in the living room, and smaller flat-screen TV in the 2nd bedroom with built-in DVD player. The home has a large assortment of cable TV channels, and wireless internet. The quiet street and private backyard make for relaxing outside time.

More Details

Ryan Vannatta
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Ryan Vannatta

We are Ryan and Kathy, from the Indianapolis area. We love the short drive to relax in the amazing town of South Haven. Our time in SoHa is spent on the beach with our kids, relaxing on the Black River watching the endless parade of boats, or strolling Downtown to grab a meal or support the local shops. We invite you to enjoy our beautiful home as much as we do... and let the stresses of regular life melt away on the beaches of Lake Michigan.

Ryan Vannatta purchased this house in 2013


South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews

Wonderful family cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at this South Haven cottage! Communication with the owner was quick and easy (even allowed us to easily change our rental week due to a work conflict). The house was perfect for our family of 4 (2 adults, 2 young boys). Our children could choose each night to either sleep in the room with the TV, or sleep in the bunkbeds - hard decision! The house was adorably decorated and immaculate, and a short walk to the beach/park. It had everything we needed (even some unexpected surprises of games and fun beach toys). We also were close enough to ride our bikes daily into town. At the end of each day, we enjoyed roasting marshmellows in the firepit. Thank you so much for taking good care of us and allowing us to stay in your lovely cottage!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect family stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our family (kids ages 3, 5, and 7 months) stayed here for our first little vacation at the beginning of June. We could not have asked for a better little place! It was the perfect easy to walk everywhere. The house had everything we needed from baskets full of toys to a garage stocked with a grill, beach toys and chairs, and a wagon. The owner was great to work with , responsive, and trustworthy. We loved South Haven, too! It was such a quiet, quaint town and our kids were able to enjoy the beach without a huge crowd. I would highly recommend this home for an affordable, relaxing, family vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 3 kids (ages 6 and 3) and I just returned from a week stay in this property - everything was perfect! The owner was wonderful to work with - super responsive, friendly and organized. The house was nicely decorated and really clean and was the perfect size for us. We loved to walk into town every day to go out to eat, hit up the farmers market and shop. It's an easy walk to town, the beach and a large park. The house is fully stocked - everything you could need for a wonderful vacation, including beach chairs and toys. Although it's nice to disconnect, the wifi came in handy for browsing the internet too (overall signal in South Haven is relatively weak)! It really is a home away from home - my kids were so sad to leave and are still talking about how much they miss the cottage! I highly recommend this property and plan to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

My family of four (children ages 9 and 8) spent a week at this home and it was fantastic! Owners are very responsive and easy to work with. The house is a short walk to the beach and the owners have all kinds of beach equipment ready for use...chairs, toys and a wagon to haul the gear in which made life super easy. The house is also just a few blocks south of town which made it easy to walk to for dinner and all the various stores to shop in. The house is comfortable and had everything you could possibly need for an extended stay. We truly enjoyed the stay here and are looking forward to coming back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little family retreat

  • 5 of 5

My family (two adults, two little girls) stayed at this quaint cottage last week and couldn't have been happier. Let me start off by saying working with the owner was a complete breeze. He was very thorough and prompt besides just being a very nice guy. The house was beautiful inside and out, very well kept. We felt more like we were staying in someone's home than in a rental. The house appeared almost completely remodeled. There is an abundance of beach toys, beach chairs, etc. in the garage. You really don't have to bring anything with you in that regard. The beach and downtown are definitely in walking distance. My daughters utilized the large open church lot behind the house for catching fire flies. I would absolutely recommend staying at this beautiful little home in South Haven.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such a quaint cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this cute cottage last summer and it was a BLAST! Super easy walk to down town and the beach!! Also you can walk right down the street to Kid Town a HUGE playground. The kids loved it! Only a few blocks away from a huge staircase right to the sand. Such a great location for a family or two. We actually fit 5 adults and a baby fine. The kitchen was stocked as well as a wagon and beach tent for the kids. We are from Michigan but live in Arizona now so it is nice to go back to South Haven and have family all come visit. A lot of great memories were made in this house including our daughter starting to crawl!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Security Deposit (refundable if no damage) $300

50% of the rate is due at the time of the reservation. The remaining 50% of the rate, the security deposit, and the cleaning fee is due no later than 30 days before arrival.

Full week Summer rentals are Saturday - Saturday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund