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Just Down The Stairs To Private Lake Michigan Beach!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 BR/2 bath, sleeps up to 10 adults

This three bedroom house features a Master Bedroom with a queen bed and a view of the lake and yard. A second Lakeview Bedroom has a country motif, one full bed and one twin bed. A third bedroom with a nautical theme comfortably sleeps up to four children with its bunk bed with a twin mattress on top and a fold-out sofa sleeper below, plus a separate twin bed.

Completely redecorated, enhancements include new beds, sofa sleepers, and new major kitchen appliances, plus a new blender, toaster, coffee-maker, slow-cooker and bread maker.

The ground floor features an eat-in kitchen and a large dining room table for family meals. Outdoors, entertain with a propane gas grill and patio furniture that seats twelve.

Color TV with cable service and DVD player; fast WiFi Internet access; stereo system plays CDs, cassettes, and AM/FM radio.

Queen-size sofa sleepers in the Living Room and Entertainment Room pull out to accommodate up to four people. Privacy screens, and under-mattress sofa-bed support panels are provided for additional comfort.

More Details

Property Manager
Mary or Stan
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

About Mary or Stan

This house has been in our family for over forty years. When I was growing up, we'd visit often, especially in summer, to relax, play music, hang out at the beaches, and just get away from the city.

Mary or Stan purchased this house in 1972

What makes this house unique

You can still see the stars at night here. You can hear the waves on the lake from the bedroom window. Exit the back door and walk down the stairs to a private beach where you don't have to fight crowds or stake out a place to relax.

Also.... Sherman's Ice Cream.

(And now, there's a Kilwin's in town, too! Classic handmade fudge! And more ice cream....)


South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Furnishings left on beach will incur $25 fee.
  • House not broom-swept before departure will incur $25 extra clean up fee.
  • Lost key will incur $50 replacement fee.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Ground floor bathroom with shower. Upstairs bathroom with shower and bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Lakeview Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Sleeps three - with a view of the lake
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Master BR sleeps two, has view of the lake, cable TV
    East BR - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Just Down The Stairs To Private Lake Michigan Beach!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews
Skokie, IL

Great beach house.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time on our beach vacation. There were 4 adults and 2 children in the house for a week. We were able to all sleep comfortably. The house was clean and well kept up although the decor is dated from the 70's. The kitchen was great with lots of pots pans small appliances and plenty of plates and bowls. Everything worked well. The beach was awesome and so easy to get to. There is also a nice yard and patio with plenty of outdoor furniture for eating and lounging outside. You can also walk to town so the location is great. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Private Beach

  • 4 of 5

Clean home with one of the most beautiful views. It has a private beach and we enjoyed every minute of our time there.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, beautiful beach, wonderful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed the long weekend for Memorial Day in this cute cottage on Lake Michigan. My husband and I took our seven month old son, and other family (with kids) met us there. We also brought our dog. Everyone loved the place! It was clean, had lots of room, and a great backyard/ patio. We loved grilling out dinner and hanging out in the yard. Most importantly, we were able to walk to downtown South Haven and also their main beach. Even more important, there is a beautiful private beach. Our dog loved it and we had a great time too. There are lots of stairs down to the beach, but all the houses in this area do. Would definitely return for a trip--South Haven is a great town and this cottage is a great deal. Highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Multiple restaurants downtown
Nearest Beach
Private stairs to private beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Security Deposit (refundable) $150
Cleaning fee (Non-refundable) $150
Pet fee deposit (refundable) $50

Ask about discounts for return renters!

Sorry - we cannot accept partial week rentals between July 2 and Sept 9.

Pre-book deposit of 25% is due at time of booking to hold the reserved dates, 25% due by May 1, balance due two weeks prior to occupancy. Deposit is non-refundable after a date 4 weeks prior to lease period. Contact us for additional details.

Manager'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.