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Summer dates still available!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,486 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Walking Distance To Downtown And The Beach.

This charming cottage is just 3 short blocks from beautiful South Beach and the largest kids' park in South Haven,...Kids Corner. This sun filled, clean, adorably decorated home is perfect for families and friends to gather and enjoy one another in beautiful South Haven with all the comforts of home. The upper level has 1 bedroom with 1 Double Bed and 2 twin beds. The loft has a twin trundle bed. Main level has 2 Queen bedrooms, 1 with adjoining bath. Another Full Bath is on the main level. The large eat in kitchen is equipped with all the necessities, open floor plan to large living room. Easy walk to downtown and Lighthouse Pier. Privacy fence in back yard with grill and patio table and chairs. Amenities include: Free Wireless Internet, HD Cable TV, Dishwasher, Washer/Dryer, Linens, Bikes, Beach Accessories, Games, Beach Chairs and Grill. Perfect for Family Vacations, Golf Outings, Holiday Celebrations and Girlfriends Getaways.

Jennifer Alexander
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Jennifer Alexander

As a family we've been going to South Haven for many summers to stay in a home for a week with friends. We love the feel of the small town and all the many shops, restaurants, bars, and events always going on. Walks along the beach in the morning and on the pier for the sunset are some of our favorite moments. We enjoyed it so much that we finally bought our own place in 2012 to share with others all the great times you can have in South Haven.

Jennifer Alexander purchased this house in 2012

Why Jennifer Alexander chose South Haven

This property is in a fantastic location, just 2 blocks from South Beach and Kids Corner and definitely walking distance from downtown. We like the fact that we can just park our car and walk or bike wherever we want to go. The walk or bike ride to town or the beach is beautiful with mature trees and historic homes and everyone is so friendly.

What makes this house unique

We want the home to feel like vacation so we spruced it up with all the Beach memorabilia and painted it with bright fresh colors. Lots of windows provide plenty of sunshine and on many of the days we can turn off the air and just enjoy the fresh cool air off Lake Michigan. The private back yard is awesome for gathering around the fire pit at night and roasting marshmallows or just having a drink and sharing stories. The home is the perfect size for a few couples to be able to enjoy the week together and provides the right amount of space. Its also great for a couple of families or one large family as there is plenty of sleeping space and family space in the living room and dining area.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in South Haven in Van Buren County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1486 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Non smoking only
  • Must be 21 to rent. Maximum of 10 guests. No Smoking. No Pets. Parking only in drivway, maximum 3 cars. Report broken/missing items immediatley.
  • Check out is 10am. Gather sheets/towls, begin a load of laundry. Start dishwasher beore leaving. Set thermostat to run. Take out garbage/recycling.
  • Obey noise ordinances. Items missing/broken are to be notified immediatly. Leasee's are not responsible for missing items nor the actions of guests
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • city centre ...
  • lake ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Attached Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Loft - 2 Single Bed , Twin Trundle
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
  • Master Bedroom has dresser and walk in closet with master bath. Other bedrooms include dresser and large closet space.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • 6 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

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Summer dates still available!
average rating of 4.5333333 based on 15 reviews
St Louis


  • 5 of 5

Our best trip to South Haven. The house was perfect for our family of five. Short walk to the beach. Great beach toys in the garage. Enjoyed the eat in kitchen and backyard - both great for family interaction. Kids loved sleeping together upstairs and parents loved our master bedroom on first floor. Nice to have two showers. Corner lot is nice size for kids to play. Owners were always responsive by text and very helpful. Wifi is strong. Very close to the Van Buren Trail, which we all used for bike rides often - even found a good route to U-pick blueberries on the trail. Will be back for sure.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we welcome you back anytime!
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at the Lani Cottage. The house is four blocks from the beach and kids corner which makes it a great location! The cottage was clean and suitable for our needs with two families. My only suggestion - the house needs a few more coffee cups. The owners were great to work with and had fast response times. We will definitely return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! We will absolutely get some more coffee cups...then tend to wander off over the course of the summer! You are welcome back anytime! Best Wishes, The Alexander's
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Well maintained and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time .

It was close to the beach and in walking distance to everything you needed.

We had fun watching sunsets and enjoying the outside fire pit.

Their was one issue with the water but it was taken care of quickly. Not a problem anyone could have predicted.

Very enjoyable week

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and so glad that you notified us right away of the water issue! Welcome back anytime!
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Great location!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time here! It's located within walking distance to the beach and downtown South Haven.

Very clean!

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had a great time! The weather was wonderful. Thank you for taking such great care of the cottage and we welcome you back anytime!
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Rochester, MI

Great location for a family.

  • 3 of 5

We love South Haven and this is the first time we stayed in a rental there. The owner is wonderful to work with and was understanding and patient with us as we had adjustments to our schedule that was out of our control during our booking. For that we are so grateful. The house itself is in a good location for families being so close to the playground as well as south beach. Although we do prefer north beach, the great thing about South Haven is everything is so close anyway that it didn't matter. Also, the house is a short walk to downtown and the pier. The house accommodated our family perfectly in terms of space. However, it is pretty beat up overall. Maybe had to do with the end of the season? And in general, it wasn't the cleanest place either. The wood floors were cleaned very well, but the carpets (especially upstairs) are filthy. And the bathrooms and kitchen need a deep cleaning. We didn't go in the basement other than to discover that although it is clean, it's an old basement that was difficult to get in and walk around in so we just didn't bother doing laundry during our stay. Having a grill there was great for us, too.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great cottage and location. We were able to walk to the beach and downtown.

This was our first house rental and I was weary on how it was going to be, but it was perfect.

Some toilet issues with the main bathroom but that is the only negative.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! We did address the toilet issue. Please come back and stay anytime.
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Nearest Airport
43.22 Miles
Battle Creek/Kalamazoo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Black River Tavern
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Beeches Golf Club
Nearest Train
65.53 Miles
Michigan CIty, Indiana
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
TimberRidge Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
South Beach
Car: recommended

Watch the sunset at night on Lighthouse Pier. Get the best ice cream in southwest MI at Kilwin's downtown. Ride bikes along the tree lined streets. Kids can play at Kids Corner just two blocks away. Quaint shops downtown for shopping. Be sure to check out out the farmers market. Watch the pirate ship come in and out of the harbor every day.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £111.65
Damage Insurance £43.91

No Pets Allowed. Sales tax and damage protetion are not included in rental rates. Summer rental is from Saturday to Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.