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Cozy Cottage! Walk to park, beach, and downtown

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom. Sleeps 8. Great location. South Haven #634302

Charming cottage with all you need for a fun vacation. Bring your friends, family, or both. Relax on the couches and chairs to watch the recently added 42 inch flat screen television or sprawl out on the comfortable beds. The bathroom has been recently updated. Hang out on the new deck, make s'mores around the fire pit, grill some burgers, or lounge in the hammock. Kids Corner Park is 2.5 blocks away and 3.5 blocks to the beach, with an entrance straight down our street. Seven blocks to downtown shopping and restaurants. Free wifi and cable. Enjoy a short drive to golf courses and wineries. Visit St. Joseph, Saugatuck, Holland, and other charming towns near by. We purchased this home in October 2014, for both our family and others to enjoy and to share the city that we have come to love.

Rebekah and Dennis Smith
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Rebekah and Dennis Smith

My husband and I first visited South Haven when I was pregnant with our first child. We loved it so much that we came back with my parents and sisters (and their families). We rented a house for the week and made so many special memories. We loved that we could walk downtown, to Kids Corner park, or to the beach and it was great for the adults as well as the kids. My husband and I, along with my parents, always talked about how wonderful it would be if we could have a home of our own here. This year, the four of us decided to make that dream a reality.

Rebekah and Dennis Smith purchased this house in 2014

Why Rebekah and Dennis Smith chose Southwest

We drove past this house on a Sunday morning and called the realtor listed on the sign. After walking through the house, we fell in love. It felt so cozy and inviting and we loved the backyard. It was very important for us to find a home that was in close proximity to everything we wanted to do. We ended up making an offer right away and the rest is history!

What makes this house unique

The backyard and new deck are perfect for hanging out during the day or night. The hammock is perfect for relaxing with a good book or taking a nap. There is a lot of outside seating if you want to bbq or a fire pit for a late night get together. This house is within walking distance to everything you want to do in South Haven.


Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
South Beach
Car: not necessary


South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 (upstairs) - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 (main floor) - toilet , tub , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3, upstairs - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2, main level - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1, main level - 1 king
  • Additional queen sofa bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

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Cozy Cottage! Walk to park, beach, and downtown
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 18 reviews

House was cozy.

  • 3 of 5

The house was nice and just right for our family of 4. It was on a quiet street and neighborhood. It is nearby to shops and beach. I would have liked to be a little closer to both, though. The owners were terrific. Pleasure to deal with! Very responsive and timely! We got our security deposit within a few days of our return! We loved seeing Lake Michigan for the first time!! We enjoyed our visit and loved our ride through the sand dunes in Saugatuk! The backyard with fire pit was fun to have at night. Loved the blueberries!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ray, we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed many aspects of your stay at our home. We strive to meet the needs of our guests so we are delighted to hear that you were pleased with us as owners. Hanging out in the backyard around the fire pit is a favorite activity for our family as well. We are very sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with the location of the house. We believe our listing description, map, as well as providing the address adds to the transparency of the location. This is our second home and any time we choose to rent it to another family, it is a very personal process. Our hope is that every family loves it as much as we do and so we are sorry that you felt it was only a three star stay. We do our best to take the feedback of every guest and make improvements to the house. We appreciate your response and thank you for choosing our home for your trip to South Haven.
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  • 5 of 5

The house is very cute. The girls loved being close to the playground and beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your time in South Haven and at our home. Our girls love the playground and beach too!
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Cozy House + Great Amenities

  • 4 of 5

My family stayed here with another family over Memorial Day Weekend. There were 4 adults and 2 kids and the house was the perfect size for our group. There are two full baths so each family had their own bathroom. The upstairs room with the two twins does not have a door at the top of the steps (it's at the bottom) so we couldn't use it for the little kids but it would be great for older ones. The bedrooms were generously spaced and the beds were comfortable. The kitchen is bigger than I thought and all of the adults could be in there without being crammed. (One end of the kitchen has the back door and next to the stove is the entry to the dining area.) The house could do with some improvements: a fresh coat of paint, some updated furniture, new windows/blinds, new towels... but those things don't keep the house from working as it should for a rental. To be fair, the pictures do show how the house really looks so there were no surprises. We had AWESOME weather when we were there, so we didn't spend much time inside... which leads me to the best part about this house... the outdoor amenities! There is a fire pit, hammock, outdoor table/chairs, grill, wagon, corn hole boards!, and probably more things I am forgetting. We sat outside every night when the kids went to bed (the monitors reached! hooray!) and the kids played on the hammock while we got ready to go out for the day. It was great! The house is less than a 10 minute walk to the beach as well as downtown, so you do need a wagon if you're spending the whole day at the beach but we found the strollers to get us around with kids just fine. All in all, it was a great introduction to South Haven and we will hopefully be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay! We love to spend our time in the backyard as well. Thanks for your feedback on possible updates to the house too. Since we purchased the home, we've continued to make positive changes each year. So far, we've added an extra bathroom and bedroom, painted the kitchen, new floors in the kitchen/dining room, plus many other smaller structural and cosmetic changes. You have the same idea as us though! Next summer we'll be starting to replace the windows and painting more throughout the house. We really appreciate your honest feedback as it helps us to know where we need to focus our attention. Enjoy the rest of your summer. Let us know if you're ever in the city again!
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Charming, Comfortable, and Great Location

  • 5 of 5

The house was comfortable and immediately felt like home. The kitchen was well stocked with both cooking utensils, pots, and pans. Just a couple blocks up from the beach, we were able to walk down to watch the sun set over the lake every evening and still put the kids to bed early. Hammock was loved by all. Great place to stay with kids.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming, comfortable, perfectly located.

  • 5 of 5

The house was comfortable and immediately felt like home. The kitchen was well stocked with both cooking utensils, pots, and pans. Just a couple blocks up from the beach, we were able to walk down to watch the sun set over the lake every evening and still put the kids to bed early. Hammock was loved by all. Great place to stay with kids.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Would definitely stay again! House is well kept and cozy. Loved the short walk to the beach and downtown. Owners were super responsive and very accommodating. Lake Michigan cleanses the soul, while the hammock rests it. Thank you for the memories. -The Fishers

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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