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Little House Of 82 Esplanade With The Big View! On South Haven's North Beach.

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2 -4

Cozy one bedroom, one bath house on the North Beach. Sliding glass doors in the living room lend a lovely view of the water. Ideal for a romantic getaway or for a very small family, as there is a click clack double futon in the living room which accommodates 1 additional person. Fireplace heater in the living room for chilly Spring or Autumn evenings. Double bed in the rear bedroom. This rental is ideal for a couple or perhaps a couple with one or two small children.

Knotty pine galley kitchen and bath with shower. Kitchen has coffeemaker, pots and pans, dishes, microwave, utensils. Patio area on deck with seating for four provided by patio table with umbrella. Barbecue grill on deck. Coleman fire pit for roasting marshmallows or hot dogs.

Comcast cable and Wifi. Refrigerator, stove, coffeemaker, microwave.

Little House is located in the historic Monroe Park neighborhood and one can stroll downtown via the pathway along the Black River.

Two night minimum reservations are accepted during late May, September and early October. Although weekly reservations are preferred during the summer, two night minimum reservations are possible during the summer. Please place your inquiry for a 2 night minimum in the summer with the owner.

The Little House is a summer house only with no central source of heat.

There are portable heaters and plenty of blankets to keep you warm during fall evenings, as well as a heater/ fireplace which throws off lots of heat.

Pet-friendly with additional dog deposit which is refundable. The "piddle park" is just up the street from the Little House. South Haven is a very dog-friendly city!!

Please bring your own towels as there are no laundry facilities in the Little House.

Folding beach chairs (3) provided.

There is a driveway in front of the sliding glass doors that face the Lake, which accommodates one car. For additional parking, beach stickers may be purchased on a daily or weekly basis through City Hall, the Police Dept, or you may pay directly at the North Beach cash station.

Tiny space with tiny price but big views!!! Pack your bags and hit the beach!!!

More Details

Owner/ manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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(28 traveller reviews)

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Little House Of 82 Esplanade With The Big View! On South Haven's North Beach.
average rating of 4.5 based on 28 reviews
Meriden Ct

Great location and great lake views

  • 5 of 5

We only stayed for 2 nights my husband and I along with our dog. It was sunny one day and rainy the next but we enjoyed the house very much it was perfect for just the 3 of us. Karen is soo very friendly and very responsive. We would definitely stay again! Nice to hear and see the waves while sitting on the couch with the fireplace on. Soo cozyl! Hope to return in the summer someday!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Linda: I am so happy to learn that you, your husband and Sierra so enjoyed your stay at the Kittle House, even though the weather was not the best at the end of Oct. I hope you will all be able to return in the summer when South Haven is warm and sunny. I so enjoyed having you as guests!! 🍁🍂Karen
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Lovely house. Perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Little House was even better than we expected it to be. The location could not have been better. We woke up to the sound of waves on Lake Michigan and could see the lake from the sofa.

The Little House is adorable. The little kitchen was perfect for preparing meals when we didn’t want to go out. The swing outside the house was perfect for watching the sunset with our toes in the sand. We were a short walk to to North Pier and right on North Beach. The town is adorable and within walking distance, but honestly we didn’t spend as much time in town as we usually do in South Haven because the location of the Little House was just so perfect. We spent a lot of our time on the beach right outside the house.

We have stayed in VRBO rentals for years and Karen is one of the most responsive and communicative owners we have ever stayed with. I would absolutely recommend it to anyone and we will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you SO much for your wonderful review! You made my heart sing with your comments! The best thing of all was the knowledge that you enjoyed yourselves so much! Please know you are always welcome to return!! The Little House is wearing a smile because of you!!😀�
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Perfect little house and location! Would stay again!

  • 4 of 5

The house is exactly as described, Little, but has everything you could need and the beach is literally at the front door and a park. Amazing views, 15 min walk to downtown South Haven. 25 min drive to Douglas and Saugatuck. Loved it and would stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed yourselves, and that you found the Little House comfortable. Loved having you as guests and would love to have you return again!!!
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Fall Weekend Get-away

  • 5 of 5

First time visiting South Haven, MI, the Little House is everything it says it is. Just enough room for two adults. Definitely would visit again, only a different time of the year, like maybe Summer. We arrived on a Friday, overcast in the morning but turned into a beautiful sunny afternoon/evening, rained all day Saturday and Sunday, but that goes along with the seasons. Visited downtown, only downside at this time of the year is that a lot of shops and some restaurants were closed for season, but the couple of bars we visited had excellent food and service. Thanks for the stay!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good stay despite the weather.😩� I felt so badly for the guests that stayed that very dreary and rainy weekend. So hard to tell about the weather! Sometimes the weather in Oct is spectacular and it rains in the summer!! If only we knew ahead of time!! Please do come again during the warmer weather- would love to have you as a future guest again!!!😀�
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Perfect little cottage

  • 4 of 5

If you need lots of space this cottage may not be for you. If you want a perfect location on a beach and like a clean quaint cottage rather than a typical condo or hotel then this little house is for you! Karen, the owner, was very kind and easy to work with. Our only suggestion would be that a new mattress could be in the near future. The protective plastic mattress cover is understandable, but we had to put a blanket on it and then remake bed so that we didn't overheat. We definitely want to return and enjoy this place again!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying at the Little House and giving it such a great review! It always makes my heart smile when my guests are happy!’ I also thank you for your suggestion about the mattress and will definitely look into it prior to next summer!! Please do come back again!! Karen😀
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Very cute and cozy. Beautiful view of the beach and lake.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time, cottage was clean and had everything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Shannon: So glad you had a wonderful stay. Please feel free to return again in the future-would love to have you back!!!
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in South Haven, Michigan

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £140.78
Cleaning fee £35.2 + Tax
Pet Fee £70.39
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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