|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
"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 a 30-minute walk from just about all the entertainment venues and amenities that our town has to offer. Some of the businesses located in the area include a Burger King, a Subway, a Dairy Queen, bike rentals, Family Video, an Italian restaurant, two bars, a liquor store with deli that also has one of the finest wine selections in town. Also within walking distance is a Meijer, a Taco Bell, 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 withing 7 days of departure.
If you are looking for a romantic getaway for two or your own temporary respite from the stresses of life's daily challenges, then perhaps this is the place for you. Come see for yourself.
This is not a commercial rental property. I actually live here but have to be away on occasion for family business. The furnishings were selected with a lot of diligence and care and I hope that the resulting "mishmash" will add to your overall satisfaction with this rental experience.
Marcus Walker purchased this cottage in 2008
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.
Location to downtown, access to stores and businesses, a terrific view and most importantly, reasonable rates.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
The home is very well kept and is not 'sterol'. By this, we mean that the home is not stripped down to the essentials. Throughout the home is a collection of lighthouses on display. The furniture appeared relatively new. The master bedroom was very comfortable. There is also a full kitchen and in the basement is a laundry.
We only stayed for a weekend where it rained and did not have the opportunity to use the outdoor hot tub, deck or grill. The residential area is quiet and close to the marina. The walk into the center of town is less than a half-mile and maybe a mile to North Beach.
The homeowner called us during our stay to ensure that all was well. This was a welcomed courtesy. The home is suited for couples and not families. The home is not child friendly, which the homeowner made clear in his booking. My wife and I hope to be able to book another stay as this is so much better than a hotel.
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£239|