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Special Offer for Couples at "The Lighthouse"

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

"The Lighthouse" is a SPECIALTY RENTAL for COUPLES ONLY who are looking for an intimate experience in a tranquil environment.

The cottage is located in a quiet residential neighborhood that's a five-minute walk from downtown South Haven. It is approximately two to three miles from the local beach and is less than a 30-minute walk from just about all the local entertainment venues and hot spots in town. Some of the local eateries and business establishments nearby include Clementine's (an antique-filled eatery for American food); Su Casa Restaurante ( a rustic space for Mexican cuisine); Black River Tavern (a chill spot for pub fare and entertainment); Maria's Taste of Italy (a longtime family-run restaurant featuring Italian cuisine); Captain Nemo's (burgers, quesadillas and ice cream waffle cones offered in a charming diner with a nautical theme); Idler Riverboat-Magnolia Grill (a seasonal open bar and grill on a moored boat serving seafood and other traditional American eats); Sherman's Dairy Bar (South Haven's favorite ice cream bar with dozens of varieties to choose from); bike rentals, a Family Video, several fast food favorites and just down the street, The Depot, a liquor store with a deli that also has one of the finest wine selections in town. Also within walking distance is a Meijer, a movie theater, a Walgreen's and a small farmer's market.

There's a private driveway for parking but the garage is unavailable to vacationers.

The residence has an air-conditioned, carpeted master bedroom with balcony that provides a panoramic view of the dense forestation that marks the end of the 33 mile long Kal Haven Bike Trail. Other features include a forty-inch television with DVD player, basic cable and internet access, a queen-size bed, a ceiling fan, a gas fireplace and adjoining closet space in the hallway. A half-bath with shower stall is adjacent to the master bedroom.

Downstairs is the living room, a sitting room with chair and matching ottoman, a dining room that seats four, a full bath, a kitchen and a keeping room that offers the same spectacular view as the master bedroom. The kitchen is stocked with the basic cooking and eating utensils, has a refrigerator with ice maker, a microwave, stove, a coffee maker and a counter top for prepping . A two-person bar separates the kitchen from the keeping room.

The keeping room has a futon, a 32-inch flat screen TV with DVD player and is equipped with basic cable and internet service. This area is carpeted and offers access to the deck. The deck has a table with an attachable umbrella and chairs and a charcoal grill.

There is a $300 damage deposit that will be returned to you within 7 days of departure.

If you are looking for a romantic getaway for two, then perhaps this is the place for you and that special someone. Come see for yourself!


More Details

Marc Walker
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 5, 2018

About Marc Walker

Just a retired gentleman who is frequently away from home and willing to offer a memorable and restful vacation experience for visitors to South Haven.

Marc Walker purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Marc Walker chose South Haven

This property is ideal for couples who want to spend quiet times alone but yet have access to the many outdoor activities and entertainment venues our city has to offer. The ambiance of the home is relaxing and cozy and the views offered at the rear of the home give the feeling of being outdoors while yet have the conveniences of indoor living at your disposal.

What makes this cottage unique

Location to downtown, access to stores and businesses, a terrific view and most importantly, reasonable rates.


South Haven Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Master bathroom - toilet , shower
    Downstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
  • The master bedroom has 2 windows and a sliding glass door that opens onto a small balcony. It has a slanted ceiling with ceiling fan, a night stand with small lamp, chair and a gas fireplace. There is a TV with DVD player. and basic cable with internet access. The bedroom has a spectacular view of the nature preserve that abuts the property (see photos).
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

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Special Offer for Couples at "The Lighthouse"
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 33 reviews

Another wonderful time in lovely Southhaven

  • 4 of 5

The house was very comfortable. Close enough to town to walk, and in a very pretty neighborhood. We enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our 'Home Away From Home'!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I love South Haven as a vacation destination!!! Being only a 3 1/2 hour drive from our Ohio home is nice! We have visited numerous times with our kids and grandkids, but this was the first time for just the two of us! Also our first time staying on that side of town. Before we even unpacked, we wanted to check out the home! The first thing I noticed and commented to my husband, was how fresh and clean the house looked and smelled - no musty smell! Each room was prettier and much nicer than the online photos - such charm and coziness! I personally loved the small burgundy 'waiting' room and found a bit of time to 'close myself off' and read! Beautiful artwork/photos graced each room and the color schemes were lively and refreshing! There were bottles of water in the fridge and a good supply of essentials in the kitchen and bathrooms! The upstairs bedroom/bath was cozy - we just had to get used to the 'angles' as my husband is tall! Being only a couple of blocks to the downtown area was a plus and we walked down often! We did drive to the beaches as we had so many goodies to take with us! Even though the home is in a residential area, the wooded back yard made it seem very private and we enjoyed relaxing and reading on the deck! One morning we did venture out to the Kal-Haven Trail, thinking it was close by, but the beginning of it was about 1/2 mile away. Once we found it, we did enjoy our walk! We certainly wished we would have had a longer stay, but we enjoyed our time here and would definitely come back to this 'couples cottage'!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wadsworth, OH

Hidden treasure!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just stayed at this property for a long weekend and would highly recommend it. It is located in a quiet neighborhood that is within walking distance of downtown and riding distance of the Kal-Haven trail. The home is nicely decorated in a lighthouse theme. It is very clean, spacious, comfortable, and fully equipped. Marc, the owner, is friendly, extremely accommodating, and communicates promptly about any concerns you may have as a renter.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

perfect weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

home was clean and spacious and close to town. We ended up driving into town mostly for time, but could have walked. Outdoor space very accessible, including hot tub. would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 4 of 5

Great spot for a couple seconds getaway, the hot tub and view of the woods were great additions!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place and location!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place. Large for two people and well decorated. Close to town, just a couple of blocks away. Clean and well equipped. Would highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Various Downtown (within a 10-minute walk)
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Bangor, Michigan
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-94, I-43, I-131 (I-43 and I-131 connect to I-94)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Various Downtown (within a 10-minute walk)
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lake Michigan
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $300

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

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