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Special Offer for Couples at "The Lighthouse"

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 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 and hot tub. The deck has a table with an attachable umbrella and chairs and a charcoal grill. The hot tub is right off the keeping room outdoors and provides the utmost in privacy as there are no neighbors in back of the residence.

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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 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.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • 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:
  • city centre ...
  • 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
  • Hob
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Master bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Downstairs Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 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 ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(30 traveller reviews)

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Special Offer for Couples at "The Lighthouse"
average rating of 4.733333 based on 30 reviews

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!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: 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!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our stay

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay here in South Haven!! The house was older but very well kept and clean. The house had everything we needed to have a fantastic anniversary get away. It was so close to downtown we could walk or ride our bikes which we did daily. It was on a quiet street with essentially no noise at all. There is also a great bike path just down the street.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brewster, NY

I wish I had more time here

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights in July. The house is kept in very good condition and you can see that the owner cares about the house. It is located on a quiet street, but it is close to Town and a couple of parks. Everything was clean and ready for us to arrive. There were many little extra's that just made this a great experience. For instance, there is a spot where there are brochures and guide books of things to do in the area, it includes local maps and menu's. We did not cook there but it appeared as there were plenty of pots & pans and what ever you would need to make a meal. The bed upstairs was very comfortable, just be careful of the slanted roof. There is a closet with shelves that can be used for your clothing but I would have preferred to have a dresser instead. The owner is very responsive to emails and text messages. We were running late the day of check in and he was able to make other arrangements for us so it would work out for both of us. He was also great about getting the security deposit returned to us quickly, I have had to email other owners weeks later about the deposit return but Marcus notified me the day I checked out and within a day I had the refund. My wife even said that it was easy to take care of this house because you can see how much Marcus cares for it. I wish all owners were as responsive as Marcus!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kendallville, Indiana


  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed staying here ! The house is beautifully decorated and had everything we needed. The location was great as it was a short walk to downtown and very close to the Kal-Haven Trail state park where we rode our bikes. Marcus was very easy to work with and Carolyn was very pleasant and helpful. I would recommend this property to anyone who loves South Haven !

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 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


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £214.29

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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