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Special Offer for Couples at "The Lighthouse"

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 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

Marcus Walker
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017

About Marcus 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.

Marcus Walker purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Marcus Walker chose Southwest Michigan

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:
  • 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 -
(20 traveller reviews)

Special Offer for Couples at "The Lighthouse"
average rating of 4.65 based on 20 reviews

Cute spacious home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay! The house is very spacious and has all the amenities for a perfect getaway. It's perfectly located, super close to the downtown area, shopping, restaurants. We will definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location to explore South Haven

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at the lighthouse. The house is located in a quiet neighborhood but close to everything. We enjoyed the sunsets at the beach and the serenity of the house at night.

It's evident the love Marcus has for his house. Fully furnished, well taken care of and with a lot of character, it was almost like staying at a friends house! His manager Carolyn(a local from South Haven) greeted us upon our arrival making us feel welcomed from the start. We look forward to future visits to South Haven and stays at this beautiful home.

Thank you so much!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Lighthouse is charming and lovely. Highly recommend it to all couples looking for charm!

  • 4 of 5

The home is on a quiet street & close to everything you could possibly need. We were very close to the beach and the downtown shopping area. The home is unique. I fell in love with the charm of the old home. It is perfect for a couple looking for a get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The property owner touched base with us once we arrived and on our departure date to ensure we had everything we needed and enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Freemont, IN

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Marcus's lighthouse home. We very much appreciated the location as we walked to down daily for dinner and we were just minutes away from a drive to the north beach!

We brought our bikes and rode to the Kal Haven trail which was less than a mile away.

The house was equipped with everything and was very private.

Marcus was in contact with us before our stay and even accommodated another night for us!

Thank you Marcus!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice house for 2.

  • 4 of 5

This is a very nice house with nice furniture, comfortable bed, and plenty of room to relax. Hot tub was lovely. Fully furnished kitchen. There were a few oddball problems, but the owner was extremely responsive and corrected most of them.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spent our honeymoon here and it was everything we expected to be. Thanks Marcus!!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was nice and cozy. The neighborhood was so quiet that we joked that it must be a setup. We didn't see anyone until later in the week. There was cars that would appear on the side of the street but never saw any of the neighbors. Later in the week, there were a few lawns being cut but my point is that the neighborhood is quiet. The town is friendly and not near as busy as we thought it would be. The beaches were full but not overcrowded.

The restaurants were always full with a wait but good food. The shops were nice too.

Overall a great experience and we are looking forward to staying there again in the future.

Thanks again Marcus for opening up your home.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: 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

Prices for this holiday cottage in South Haven, Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £231.91

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.
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