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Affordable Cottage Living A Block from Lake Michigan

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Room for 8 with Lake Views and a Short Walk to the Beach and Town

Location Location Location ... If you are looking for an affordable cottage close to the Beach you have found it here at Lake View Haven! This home sits in a family friendly neighborhood a block from quiet South Beach and Kids Corner Park.

Our family has been visiting South Haven for many years and love all that the area has to offer. We recently purchased this cottage to enjoy with our two sons (17 & 21) and to share with others such as you.

Our days here are spent doing as little or as much as we please. A typical day may start with a jog on the beach and then a walk into town to enjoy breakfast and the Farmers Market. After a bit of relaxation, we pack up the coolers & beach gear and head 1 block to the water. Hours are spent splashing in the waves, building sand castles, playing frisbee, paddle boarding and even surfing. When we need a break from the sunshine, we leave our gear and head back to the cottage for lunch. Then back to the beach for more fun.

A half block away is Kids Corner Park, where many rounds of hide & seek are played within the giant wood playset and swings. The adjacent Baseball Field, overlooking Lake Michigan, is also available for everyone.

Bikes are available for your use and allow the kids to explore the area safely on the quiet streets. Our boys like to ride into town to catch a movie, grab ice cream or visit the candy store.

The cottage has 2 bedrooms, one with a Queen Bed & Futon and the other with a Twin Bed and Trundle. There is also a sofa sleeper in the main floor living room and floor space for an air mattress if you choose to bring one. The Kitchen is spacious and fully equipped and has an eat-in dining area. The house also has one large bathroom which includes a Tub/Shower. There is also a washer & dryer available for your convenience. One note, the living room and front bed room have a slightly lower ceiling height which is not a problem for guests, however we like to mention. We prefer the windows open to hear the waves crashing and feel the cool breezes, however there is air conditioning and baseboard heat when necessary.

Enjoy a good book on the large screened front porch or head to the back yard to use the grill and have a picnic. One of our favorite things to do is head back to the beach in the evening and enjoy the incredible sunsets over the lighthouse, which never disappoint.

We are certain you and your family will enjoy the cottage and create memories to last a lifetime.

More Details

Scott & Kristy Hubbard
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018

About Scott & Kristy Hubbard

My husband and I fell in love with the town of South Haven several years ago when we visited to celebrate our Anniversary! We have since returned many times & decided to become property owners here. We drive an hour and a half from Valparaiso, Indiana and feel as if we are a lifetime away! We chose to purchase here to share special moments with our two sons, family & friends.

Scott & Kristy Hubbard purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Scott & Kristy Hubbard chose South Haven

This property fits our family perfectly because Location is everything! Just steps from Kids Corner Park and South Beach, there is always something to do. Also, it is just a short bike ride or walk into downtown where we enjoy spending time together.


South Haven Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Beds for 8 with room for additional air mattress or sleeping bags
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Affordable Cottage Living A Block from Lake Michigan
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews
Valparaiso IN

Love this little cottage!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I wanted a quick getaway for the weekend. This cottage was perfect. Very clean and had everything we needed. Close to the beach and town. Owners are very nice and easy to deal with. Great rental. Would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This home sits in a family friendly neighborhood a block from quiet South Beach and Kids Corner Park. Other attractions that we often enjoy include; various downtown restaurants, nearby U-Pick fruit farms, local farmers market, winter skiing, ice skating, bike riding on the Kal-Haven trail, bakery, Shermans ice cream, marina, fishing, beach combing, Icebreaker Festival, evening music series in the park, inexpensive movie theater, antiquing, wine tasting, unique shops and many neighboring towns with much to offer. So much to enjoy, you'll wish you had another week reserved.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $250

This rate applies outside of Seasonal Rental Timeframe

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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