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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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 July, 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:
  • 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


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(25 traveller reviews)

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Special Offer for Couples at "The Lighthouse"
average rating of 4.72 based on 25 reviews
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: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The reservation process was very easy and communication with the owner was too. He was personable and quick to respond to our questions. His home was charming and the location was great. Our trip was centered around using the bike trails and they were conveniently located around the block. The house is so close to downtown which had some nice restaurants, shopping and the beach. I'd like to be able to go back next weekend.....

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Granger, IN

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

This house was a great choice to spend our 5 year anniversary. The property manager was waiting for us upon arrival and was very friendly and thorough. The location was perfect and we easily walked downtown, to the beach, and to many restaurants. The house was very clean and larger than we expected. The backyard was very private and the hot tub was a great amenity. The neighborhood was very quiet. We took a sunset cruise one night and the pier was only a 5 minute walk from where we were staying. South Haven is a beautiful town and staying here made it even more pleasant! We would definitely recommend this house to anyone staying in South Haven.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Monroe Michigan

Pleasant Weekend Stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed everything about this house. The house is very charming and homey (which is what we wanted). The bed was very comfortable as well as the other furnishings . We enjoyed the hot tub and the privacy the back yard offered. Even though the house is close to town, the neighborhood is quiet. The location was what we were looking for. Within walking distance to EVERYTHING. Marcus was very kind and we appreciated him opening his house up to us. We would definitely stay here on our next visit to South Haven.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable with a great location

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time at this place; it's about a 15 - 20 minute walk downtown and to the beaches, the house is very well taken care of, the neighborhood is quiet and pleasant, and the owner and his property manager were gracious and communicative. The hot tub, big open kitchen and comfortable furnishings made for a very enjoyable stay and I will definitely be looking to rent this again on future trips to South Haven.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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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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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
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £233.16

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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