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Walk to Beach. Screened-in Porch. Fire Pit. Ahhhh...

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,529 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 31 nights


About the property

Walk To Beach, Sleeps 8, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths

Kick your shoes off and stay awhile... Get away from the hustle and bustle of life at Sandcastle Cottage. Restore your soul in nature's sanctuary. Walk to the beach to enjoy the sunsets, sip morning coffee on the screened-in porch, or roast marshmallows by the fire pit. Re-energize your spirit with a tour of the local shops and restaurants. Reconnect with nature with one of the many outdoor sports Michigan has to offer. So much to do, so many days to enjoy here. You'll keep coming back for more!


- Sleeps 8

- 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths

- Downstairs bedroom & full bath

- Walk to beach .06 miles away

- Sandy incline to beach

- Peaceful neighborhood

- Fire pit

- Screened-in porch

- Downtown South Haven - 4 miles

- Lots of extras provided

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Wendy

Sandy Feet Cottage Rentals, LLC is a small, family-owned business. Our team consists of a parent-daughter team who are dedicated to providing a relaxing and pleasurable vacation experience for all our guests.

Wendy purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Wendy chose South Haven

Let nature melt your cares away. Crickets sing, waves crash, sunsets awe - stress be gone.


South Haven Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1529 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • This is not a party destination. Our neighbors appreciate it. :)
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , first floor, off living room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , first floor, private bathroom off bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs, shared bathroom
  • 2 full baths, 1 half bath - full private bath on first floor, half bath on first floor, shared full bath on second floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , first floor, private full bathroom with shower, closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , upstairs, vanity table, large closet
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , upstairs, large closet
  • 3 bedrooms, sleeps 8, great for multi-generational family vacations.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Walk to the beach 0.6 miles away with a sandy incline trail leading to the water. Wagon provided for toting beach gear. There are a few spots to park if needed. Pilgrim Haven Natural Area is next door to the beach -


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Walk to Beach. Screened-in Porch. Fire Pit. Ahhhh...
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

When I pulled in up the drive it was EXACTLY as the website showed - cute, quaint and perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Every detail has been covered at this property! Pictures of rooms were spot on - nothing out of place and clean! Would rent this house again in a heartbeat. Was secluded enough yet close to the Lake and short drive to town. So much information provided for local restaurants, activities, etc. Perfect place for our Sisters weekend!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Western Springs, IL

Very Well-Appointed Home!

  • 5 of 5

Took a girls trip out of Chicago to this adorable house. I would definitely return with my family. Everything in the house was well kept, updated, and clean. Beds were comfortable, sheets were super soft, and more towels than you'll need. Logistics were simple from booking to checking in/out (only thing: would be great if $500 refundable deposit could be on CC). Wendy was great to work with and was very accommodating. She communicated often and was available when needed. The location is tiny bit far from downtown South Haven (4 miles) but it wouldn't be a reason not to stay here again.The weather wasn't warm enough to go to the beach but seems like a simple walk. There were maps, directions, check lists, instructions for TVS throughout the house. It was a great stay. Thank you, Wendy!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your girls' getaway and loved the house! (Those sheets are particularly soft. My mom and I even bought some for our own houses!) I appreciate the feedback on the ability to put the deposit on the credit card. I hadn't thought about using it since there's a steep charge for the CC company's service, and we like to save our guests and ourselves from fees where we can. It's certainly an option to consider though. Again, we're so happy you had a good time. We would love to have you and your family/friends for your next trip. :)
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Everything you need and more!

  • 5 of 5

Such a charming house and location! The house was stocked with everything you could possibly need. Tons of books, games and movies. Perfect space for kids! Very clean. Wendy was awesome to deal with and provided wonderful instructions. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We're so glad you loved the house and had a great vacation. We look forward to having your family again! :)
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East Lansing

Perfect Home Away!

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage and gracious hostess. The bottle of wine was so thoughtful. Our family of 6 truly enjoyed our stay. Close to everything yet far enough away not to be in the middle of the hustle and bustle of South Haven, especially on the weekend. The cottage was spotless and the screened porch and fire pit were delightful. Will definitely consider for a return trip to South Haven.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would love to have your family again! I'm glad the weather was nice for you to enjoy the fire pit and screened in porch. Those are my favorite spots too. :)
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  • 5 of 5

This is an outstanding family home to rent. There were several of us staying there, as well as day visitors. The back screened-in porch seemed to be our hang out place. There's a relaxing table for talking, etc. that backs up to the woods.

The kitchen is fabulous. All of the cabinets are perfectly organized, everything is easy to spot, and I mean everything. No need to bring pots, pans, dishes, cups, glasses, etc. Best yet, when you open a drawer you see sparkling clean. The bathrooms have several little items that you may wish to use if you forgot something. It's quiet and dark out there at night, definitely clean your high beams before you leave if you are traveling at night!

Nice furniture in the living room, bedrooms, washer, dryer, whatever you need. It's a wonderful place to go for a family reunion. You have everything you need here. When you walk in you are ready to get started having fun.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We're delighted to hear you loved the house and had a relaxing vacation with your family. It's important to us that you feel at home at Sandcastle Cottage, so all you have to think about is enjoying your time together. :)
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Lovely house! We felt right at home immediately!

  • 5 of 5

Beach is short walk or drive away (there is a parking lot if you decide to drive). 5-10 min drive into downtown South Haven and blueberry picking is 2 min away. Owner was very kind, responsive, and thought of everything - from books and games (for kids and adults), family dvds, comfortable beds, extra pillows, wi-fi, you name it, they had it! Can't say enough great things! Thanks for a great week!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy you loved the house and enjoyed your stay! It sounds like you had a great vacation. :)
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Holland Tulip City Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
2 miles to the Curve Inn, 4 miles to South Haven
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Lake Express High Speed Ferry - Muskegon, MI
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Hawkshead Links
Nearest Train
12.5 Miles
Amtrak - Bangor, MI
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
2 miles to the Curve Inn, 4 miles to South Haven
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Timber Ridge or Bittersweet Ski Resorts
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
Beach is just steps away.

There are so many activities to choose from. Close to leisure activities, upscale dining, shopping, year-round outdoor sports, and much more. Saugatuck/Douglas and Holland are a short drive away, and Grand Rapids offers a city get-away as well.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

- Weekly rental rate - add $125 cleaning fee & 6% tax.
- Nightly rates require a 2-night minimum - add $125 cleaning fee & 6% tax.
- Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekend require a 3-night minimum. Add $125 cleaning fee & 6% tax.
- Weekly summer rentals are Saturday 4PM to Saturday 11AM.
- Winter - Long term rentals only. Call for information.
- Early and late check out sometimes available for off-season.
- $500 REFUNDABLE security/damage deposit required with contract.
- 50% of rate due 60 days before stay, remainder of rate due 45 days before stay.

Owner'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.

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