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Perfect House for a Family Vacation: Great Location, Updated, Clean-All You Need

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Beautifully Finished! Comfortable And Cozy w/All You Need

Beautifully finished lower level unit of a duplex within walking distance to beaches, dining and shopping in South Haven. The house is on a corner lot with a separate entrance, parking area and lawn for complete privacy. Located in the peaceful neighborhood of Celery Pond and across from the Tot Lot family park/playground. There is a ravine on one side and a wooded property across the street. Plenty of room to run and relax in the large, sunny yard. Friendly and well-mannered dogs are able to join you on vacation (with pre-approval). Click MORE DETAILS below...

Our home is simply and nicely furnished, freshly painted, extremely clean and ready for you and your family. There is no clutter so you have all the room you need to vacation and make it your own.

Looking for more space? Check out our upper unit! HomeAway listing #381349

The 2 bedrooms feature queen size beds, new linens and deluxe mattresses, and large dressers with mirrors. There is plenty of room for unpacking, including a large walk-in closet in the Master bedroom. The walk-in closet is large enough to use as as extra sleeping space for an air mattress.

The spacious bathroom has a full tub and plenty of storage room for your personal items.

The kitchen is fully-stocked and nicely finished with stainless steel appliances (including a dishwasher) and a butchers block / island for additional counter space! The large pantry will accommodate all of your groceries. We have cooked for as many as 20! The dining table seats 7 comfortably and you can squeeze in more.

There is a large, comfortable leather sectional sofa situated in front of a 47” flat screen high definition Smart TV with full HD cable package. High-speed WIFI cable connection for your use as well. You will also find a bookshelf with books, puzzles and games for your enjoyment.

The laundry room/mudroom is equipped with a full-size washer and dryer and plenty of hooks and shelves for your coats, beach gear, etc. very handy for a week's vacation!

There is a large patio area with an outdoor dining set, a Weber grill (charcoal and lighter fluid included), and a great hammock to enjoy an afternoon nap in the shade! Brand new fire pit with firewood included at no extra charge near the rear of the property.

You are a short walk to all the shops and restaurants that make South Haven a great beach town. There are many public beach accesses and parks on the famous North Beach within easy walking distance. If you enjoy biking, hiking or just taking a stroll in the woods, the Kal-Haven trail head is only 2 blocks away. There are two public boat launches just around the corner. There are plenty of activities in the Fall and Winter as well! Fall colors and pumpkin patches, apple picking and winery touring. Cross-country skiing on Kal-Haven trail or downhill ski at Bittersweet. Come for Ice Breaker Festival in the winter and the chili-cookoff!

If you have a larger group, consider renting our upper unit as well for a total of 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2 TV rooms!

Please let us know if you have any questions or special requests; we will try to accommodate you! Non-smoking only please.

More Details

Adam and Susi
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

About Adam and Susi

We've been married since 2010 and had our daughter in 2013 (she loves South Haven!). Susi graduated from Michigan State and Adam from Central Michigan. We have a yellow lab named Charlie and we love to travel! We both grew up near Detroit and lived in the Chicago suburbs for 8 years after college. During that time, we bought our South Haven home to have an in-between point to meet family and friends. South Haven is a special place and is really amazing in the summer.

Adam and Susi purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Adam and Susi chose South Haven

After college, Adam worked in South Haven and we fell in love with the area. We always knew we wanted to have a home in South Haven. The summers are amazing and the winters are relaxing. Spring and fall are less crowded, the fall colors are beautiful! In a couple hour's drive we can be a world away from home and on vacation! South Haven is easy to get to, has everything a family needs while on vacation , and is close to other Lake MI towns like St. Joe and Holland. Looking for more space? Check out our upper unit! HomeAway listing #381349

What makes this cottage unique

We loved this house right away. The fact that its a duplex means more people can use it and its very flexible for large or small groups. The location is perfect; a short walk to the beach or downtown, but on a quiet lot with a ton of privacy and peace. The yard is great for our dog and we hope other people will enjoy it too!


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • city centre ...
  • lake ...
  • river ...
  • town ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • 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 ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Lots of room for your things!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Both bedrooms are freshly painted and decorated. All new linens. New dresser and mirror in each room. Hooks in bedrooms and bathroom. Blue bedroom has a walk-in closet you can also use a kid's sleeping space on air mattress. Looking for more space? Check out our upper unit! HomeAway listing #381349
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Looking for more space? Check out our upper unit! HomeAway listing #381349


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Perfect House for a Family Vacation: Great Location, Updated, Clean-All You Need
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 24 reviews

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with our stay. The house was clean, well stocked, and close to town. We biked everywhere, including the beach. The only suggestion we had was possibly to provide some coffee filters, saran wrap, etc. A minor suggestion. Meijer is close and convenient to pick up anything needed. Overall, we had a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Haven Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay, and the house had everything we needed, plus more delightful surprises. We rented the lower unit, and the upstairs renters were very quiet. House is close to everything we needed. We will consider returning in future years.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

Clean, well-stocked house. Wish it had been a little closer to beach

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It was awesome!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was well maintained and a perfect setup for our young family of 5.

  • 4 of 5

This was our first trip to South Haven and the Russell property helped us enjoy it immensely. It was an easy walk to downtown and the harbor as well as a quick drive to the grocery store. The closeness to the state park bike trail was an added bonus.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent, updated, super functional space in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here two years in a row and hope to continue! The home is spacious with updated appliances, it is very clean, loved having the patio for the kids! Park across the street is great, the neighborhood is quiet and not crowded but is a short distance to downtown and also meijer. We have friends that stayed in other homes closer to the beach and after visiting us they all said we had the best accommodations! Adam the owner is very available and attentive. Thanks Russells!!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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South Beach
South Beach is a fun place to spend the day. There are playgrounds for the kids, and nice f...
Phoenix Street Cafe
The best place for a breakfast that is a little on the fancy side. Tons of choices, this re...
Idler Riverboat
The Idler is a great bar, lots of fun in the summertime! Watch the boats and people pass by...
Sherman's Dairy Bar
OUR FAVORITE PLACE!! The best ice cream you'll ever find. Long lines during the summer, bu...
Kids Corners
Kids Corner is a great park...but too crowded for us! We prefer the park across the street ...
Captain Lou's
A fun bar for "nightlife" in South Haven. Always a good time!
Taste is relatively new to South Haven and its a good option for a dinner out. Small plates...
Amicarelli Vineyard -- CLOSED
The Vineyard is the best pizza in SoHa. You can walk to it from our place. It's very casua...
North Beach Public Park
This is a great beach, and only 3/4 of a mile from our house! We walk to it often - for a f...
The Depot
Great party store with lots of drink options, plus a small amount of groceries and a deli wi...
Black River Tavern
One of the few bars in town, it gets fun at night and they have live music a lot.
Optimist Tot Lot Park
Our favorite park and its right across the street from our house! It's perfect for all ages...
Thirsty Perch Grill -- CLOSED
Yuck, we haven't had a good experience here since about 2006.
North Side Memories
We love this place!!! Right by North Beach, they make DELICIOUS sandwiches and they are che...
A beautiful new store, and you can easily walk there from our house. Everything you need - ...
HawksHead Restaurant
HawksHead is hands-down our favorite restaurant. The food is the best you can find in this ...
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Joe's Bar, Thirsty Pearch, Idler, Captain Lous
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Amtrack - Bangor, MI
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-196 / I-94
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
So many to choose from!
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Timber Ridge / Bittersweet
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
North Beach / South Beach - lots of public beaches
Car: not necessary

Awesome corner lot on a beautiful tree-lined street! Across the street from the Optimist Tot Lot playground. 2 blocks from the Kal-Haven trailhead. 3 blocks from two public boat launches (Lake Michigan access!). Walk to downtown South Haven eating, dining and shopping in minutes. Walk to the beach in 15 minutes. Walk to the channel and South Haven in 20 minutes. Drive anywhere in South Haven in less than 5 minutes. Our home is on a great piece of property. We have a large yard and it's very private with the ravine on one side, and a wooded area across the street. The neighborhood is mostly residential. We have lots of parking and room to run around. Check out our Guide to South Haven for lots of information on the places we love to visit when in town. We've been coming to South Haven since 2003 and it's the perfect beach, summertime town!!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £76.83
Pet Fee £76.83
Refundable Damage Deposit £153.66

We are very easy going and flexible so please email, text, or call with any questions.

Looking for more space? Check out our upper unit! HomeAway listing #381349

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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