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One Bedroom / Sleeps 4 ON LAKE MICHIGAN In South Haven

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

Sunset Cottage Is Located On South Haven's North Side

Sunset Cottage is the perfect place for a couple or for a small family. The cottage is located on the North Side and is within walking distance of the downtown area. The cottage is located on Lake Michigan and shares a private beach with other renters of the property. The cottage offers one bedroom, a bathroom, kitchen, and living room area with a pullout queen size sofa sleeper. The kitchen is fully equipped and just outside is a patio with all of your grilling necessities! If you enjoy spending your days and nights on the beach, this is the perfect place for you! Enjoy the sunshine during the day and a bonfire at night. July and August are primarily weekly rentals, Saturday to Saturday. We do offer shortened stays (3 night minimum) yet do require a cleaning fee for stays shorter than one week.

Property Manager
Cara Montgomery
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2017

About Cara Montgomery

Jason and I have been managing this property for ten years now! Great friends of ours own the cottage and live in Arizona. We both grew up in South Haven and love everything the small town has to offer.

Cara Montgomery purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Cara Montgomery chose Southwest

You really can't get much better than this! Privacy if you want it, but close enough to others if you want to make new friends. No driving or lugging your things down thousands of stairs to get to the beach, just a short jaunt up the sand to grab a beverage or use the restroom. Walk to town, stay on the beach all day and all night...

What makes this cottage unique

One of few properties located on Lake Michigan!


4/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

One Bedroom / Sleeps 4 ON LAKE MICHIGAN In South Haven
average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews

Very pleased; clean and quiet rental

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at this cute South Haven cottage. It is little, but not uncomfortable and had everything we needed. Perfect for a couple's getaway or a small family.

The beach isn't DIRECTLY in view of the cottage - just takes a minute or two to walk down past the other cottages in the group - but to be honest, we liked that there weren't people constantly coming and going past our place. It was nice and quiet. The view once you got to it was breathtaking (especially at sunset), and the private beach ensured there were never more than a few other people around.

The only minor inconvenience was the 10-15 minute walk to the downtown area and good 20-25 minute walk to the public beach/pier/lighthouse - the only way to cross the marina/river way separating the north and south beach is a single bridge not very close to the shore. However the walking distance allowed us the time to appreciate all the little quirks and details of the town, and if we wanted to get downtown at night we just drove - parking was never a difficulty.

Based on our experience and from the prices I saw while researching cottages, this would be very tough to beat. It also does not require a minimum 1 week stay like many others; we stayed for 3 nights which was just what I wanted. Would definitely recommend to a friend and we discussed returning sometime, perhaps next summer. Call as far ahead as you can manage; the place books up quickly and I imagine will continue to do so.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on our cottage! We LOVE having people like you stay! Hope to see you again soon!
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Peace on the Beach

  • 4 of 5

What a peaceful cottage and a peaceful town this vacation provided us with. we wanted nothing more than to just relax and that is EXACTLY what we got. We made new friends staying on the shared property. The private beach has a BEAUTIFUL view from the deck. Can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! We too love the fact that you can have privacy, yet have the option of meeting and enjoying the company of others.
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

South Haven Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season
May 1 2017 - May 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 30 2017 - Jun 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Prime Summer
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are subject to change. A cleaning fee is charged for stays shorter than one week.

Payment by check or via PayPal.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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South Haven Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 bath
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • One bedroom with a pullout sofa sleeper in living room area.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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