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Property Details

Updated: May 20, 2015
Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 10 Sleeps

It won't take long to see what all of the excitement is about! We're only 2 blocks from South Beach, 2 blocks from Kids Korner and 5 short blocks from downtown. Catch some rays,shop the cute town or watch big blue's sunset. Half Way Home is 'the spot' to stay with a very open floor plan, modern kitchen and 2 family rooms(one for the kids). Enjoy relaxing and visiting with family or friends. With 4 bed rooms, it sleeps a total of 10 comfortably in beds. It has a private spacious yard, 2 1/2 baths, full laundry room and covered back porch. Come see all that South Haven and surronding areas have to offer... or simply kick back and do nothing at at all.

'WOW! We were pleasently surprised when we opened up the cottage doors and seen how cute The Halfway was! Very comfortable and lots of room for us all to hang out. We loved the decorating! We have stayed in many rentals but this one had everything there for us to use' Carmel, IN.

'Awesome spot, we come back every year because we know we can't beat the location and the space we get for the price. We love sitting out on the covered porch with our coffee in the morning and our wine at night'. Grand Blanc, MI.

'We found our happy place at the Halfway! Owners go out of their way to make it special and unlike the rest. We will be back again and again'. Canton, OH.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

We would vacation on the west side of Michigan every summer, it was our Happy place. We fell in love with South Haven when our kids were very young because it was a family friendly town with character. It took us years... but were finally able to buy in 2009.

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Charming cottage with fantastic location.
+1 -18477723431
South Haven Southwest Michigan
Cedar Lake

Can't miss out!!!!!!

Can't miss out!!!!!!
  • 5 of 5
Just booked our 4th stay for fall of 2014 at the Halfway!! It is a gem of a place to stay in South Haven!!! Our first trip was with 2 other couples for a long weekend. We booked it without having seen it first, and were so sO SO happy with it. Everything you need is there. It is just perfect, so much so, we did it again the next year.
We then brought some of our kids and grandkids the next year to celebrate our 35th anniversary. I just can't miss out this year!!! We are excited to plan our trip for this fall!!! It is close to the beach and town and kids corner. Great for being as low-key, or busy as you want to be. Love it. Renae is a great hostess!!!!Thanks for your extra special attention to detail!!
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are very blessed to have awesome renters like Sandi! Most of our renters come back every year. We love hearing about their growing families and all the fun stuff they do while in town.
Charming cottage with fantastic location.
+1 -18477723431
South Haven Southwest Michigan

Best place to rent

  • 5 of 5
The Half Way Home is the perfect house to rent on vacation. We come here every year for a week. I will not rent any other home for our vacation. It is located so you can walk to the beach or even town. It is decorated so cute and everything you my need the owner has provided it.
The landlord Renae is also wonderful to work with and will do everything in power to make sure you are happy.. Double thumbs up from my family. We highly recommend the Half way Home.
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

We love the location. We can walk to town (5 blocks). our block connects the new part of the bike path, 21/2 blocks to big blue, 1 block to Kids Korner. Our yard is private enough we can have coffee in our P.j.'s, and we can also have our entire family stay for the week.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Train : Bangor Mi at 10 Miles Nearest Beach : South Beach at 3 Miles

wineries, water sports, boating, shopping, golfing, hiking, biking in town, biking on the Kal Haven Trail, beach fun, festivals, blueberry picking, Shermans ice cream, walking the pier, surfing, winter fun like x-country skiing, ice skating, and snow mobiling.


From $179 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
high season
May 29 2015 - Sep 4 2015
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • cleaning/laundry/flip $135.00
  • Refundable damage deposit $400.00

Security deposit holds reservation. !/2 of rental amount is paid 90 days before check in and other 1/2 is paid 30 days before check in. Security deposit is refunded with in 7 days of checkout.

Weekly Rate: $1050 - $2400

Monthly Rate: $1050 - $2400

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Updated: May 20, 2015


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beach View


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 2000 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Half Bathroom - toilet, on main level
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, main level
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower, upstairs


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • there is also a futon in the upstairs landing that is a double.


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Full kitchen with service for 12+ microwave, range, fridge, dishwasher, toaster oven, coffee pot, blender, mixer, spices and crock pot. full kitchen, bed and bath linens. But we do ask that you bring your own beach towels. kitchen, laundry room and bathrooms are fully stocked with enough paper goods, foil and plastic wrap to get you started, also dish soap, hand soap and laundry soap. washer and dryer 1 main floor bedroom with queen bed 1 main floor family room/den with queen pull out couch - can be used as 4th bedroom 1 main floor great room with table for 8 and extra table for 4. 2 upstairs bed rooms 1 with queen bed 1 with 4 twin bed's ** the 4th bed room and the 'bunk room' have plenty of room for blow up matresses and sleeping bags if needed. full bath upstairs 1/2 bath on main level full bath on main level upstairs landing is spacious and could be used as a reading nook, computer hang out or extra spot for sleeping with a full fouton. ceiling fans in all rooms, area air conditioner in upstairs landing , bunk room and a window unit on the main floor.. charcoal grill ( 1 bag charcoal included) patio furniture back porch rocking chairs fire pit with 1 bundle of wood WIFI 2 cable t.v.'s both 32 inch. ,2 dvd players sand toys, beach chairs, small cooler * We have tried to think of everything that you may need and have made every effort to provide as much as possible so that you do not need to bring so much with you. This is our personal 2nd home and take great pride in providing a wonderful experience for you. Important note: This property is not to be used for any party or event. We do not rent to persons under the age of 30. If any one is at the property other than registered renters all persons will be asked to leave(including registered renters) and will forfit the security deposit.

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