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Stone's Throw To Everything In South Haven!


Property Details

Updated: Sep 18, 2016
Fun, affordable family vacation. Fully equipped kitchen, gas grill!!!

Stone's Throw Cottage is located just 2 blocks from the beautiful Lake Michigan shore and public beach access. This adorable 2-bedroom, 1-bath bungalow sleeps 6-8 people. It is located within walking distance to the beach, parks, downtown and a biking/walking trail. There is a large backyard for cookouts and lawn games plus plenty of space to park your boat or jet skis! Perfect for families or a Girls' getaway weekend. The kitchen is fully equipped with dishes and cookware. WiFi, cable, and washer and dryer are included as well. Yard games, hula hoops, jump ropes, beach toys and rafts on site for your use. A complimentary bottle of wine and snacks from local shops will be ready for you on arrival.

Approximately 1 mile from the cottage you'll find our downtown area with unique shops, and GREAT restaurants. If you have a sweet tooth, ice cream, frozen yogurt, and candy shops are not hard to find. Jet-ski, bicycle, and scooter rentals are available too. A local grocery store is also close by. If you enjoy fishing, charter one of several boats to go on the big lake, steelhead and perch are abundant. If fishing is not your thing but want to get on the water, consider taking a voyage on a historic 1810 replica sloop named Friends Good Will, or cruise down the river on the Lindy Lou, available through Michigan Maritime Museum. Summer events include Harborfest in June and the National Blueberry Festival in August. Just because summer is over, we still have more to offer. South Haven and the surrounding area will be bursting with fall colors , visit some of the local wineries and take in all the beauty. Kal-Haven trail is nearby for bicycling, snowmobiling, and cross country skiing. Also in the wintertime you can enjoy the outdoor ice rink located downtown under the city pavilion. Festivals aren't just happening in the summertime, the first weekend in February is our annual Ice Breaker event. Lining the streets of downtown are beautiful ice sculptures, there is a chili cook-off, euchre tournament, and a pub crawl. Anytime of the year enjoy a movie at Michigan Theater, movie, pop, and popcorn for under $8, or take the kids bowling at Lakeside Entertainment. So much to do and see, for further information about our city visit South We look forward to making your stay in South Haven as comfortable and fun as we can!

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Greg is a native of South Haven and Janine has lived here since 1992. We are a blended family with six beautiful daughters! We love South Haven and all the great things there are to do and see and we like to see our visitors enjoy these things as well. Janine loves the warmth summer brings, Greg also loves summer but prefers fall. No matter which season is your favorite, South Haven has something for everyone.

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Speaks: english

21 Reviews

based on 21 traveler reviews


Lives up to it's name!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed over Labor Day weekend and appreciated being so close to everything. We could walk and watch the sunsets every night. The Van Buren Trail is one block away and that took us right to town where we enjoyed the Farmer's Market as well as the annual Arts and Crafts Fair. The cottage is beautifully decorated and clean! The backyard is very big with lots of yard games and places to sit and relax. Greg and Janine were very helpful with restaurant suggestions and other attractions. The treats were also a big hit!!! Thank you for a very enjoyable end to our summer!

Matt and Karen

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great for a beach getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed our time at Stone's Throw Cottage. Greg and Janine were very responsive to our needs, and welcomed us with a bottle of wine, blueberry pancake mix, and some sweets. Yum! The home is very clean, beds comfortable, and the kitchen had all the cooking and grilling supplies we needed. The neighborhood is quite and it was nice to have a big, fenced-in back yard where our kids could throw the Frisbee and play bags. There were places to sit on the patio, but since we had six, it would have been nice to have a bigger table outside that seated six so we could all eat in the same place. The inside table had plenty of room though. The kids loved having the beach sand toys, boogie boards, and tubes. We walked to the beach every day and went again in the evenings to watch the sunset. Very relaxing. Wish we could have stayed longer!! Thanks Greg and Janine!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay here was so amazing I couldn't have asked for a better place. The owners were super nice and had so many creative touches to the house. Very clean and everything you need. We will definitely be back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cottage

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place. We agree with all the other positive reviews of this lovely home. We really enjoyed having the spaciousness of a house while vacationing. It was convenient to all of our destinations, very clean, and the owners could not have been nicer. The backyard and patio was great too. We'd definitely stay again. Thank you Greg and Janine!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Greg and Janine shared their darling home with us this past week. It was perfect in every way. Everything about our stay in South Haven was wonderful. They provided a clean, comfortable and relaxing home for us. We felt special from the moment we arrived. From my first contact with them until the day we left, they were always available and willing to make our stay enjoyable. I hope we have the opportunity to rent from them again in the future. Thanks for everything, Greg and Janine.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our renters left our house spotless, it's much appreciated, they are always welcome back.
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Great cottage, great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our second stay in this cottage. The hospitality of the new owners is just excellent. Our family of 5 fits just perfectly in this cottage. The three girls stay in the bunk room and my husband and I found the master bedroom lovely. It is important to know that this house is small! But I really don't think you need much room on the lake! The house is a quick bike ride or walk to the blue stairs and South Beach. The house has every you need to live comfortably for a week. I really appreciated the washer and dryer in the basement. (Side note: if you like to keep up with your workouts, there is plenty of space to do one down there.) We ate at the house most nights and were able to cook any meal we wanted! The back yard is great. Plenty of chairs and lawn games. Overall, I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay! We did all the usuals - ate at Shermans and Clemtines, went for a sail, went for bike ride on the Kal Haven trail, played in the waves, watched the sunsets, and enjoyed good family time!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Affordable, clean, quiet cottage, close to everything South Haven has to offer. 2 minute drive or 5 minute walk to Lake Michigan and free public beach access. Across the street from the beach is Kids Corner playground. Bring your boat or jet skis, plenty of room to park them at the rental, boat launch is nearby, charter fishing also available. A bicycle and walking trail are steps away that takes you into downtown, approximately 1 mile. Great restaurants, bars, indoor and outdoor, unique stores, candy/ice cream shops await you.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Kalamazoo at 45 Miles Nearest Barpub : Clementines Saloon at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Hawkshead, Beeches at 5 Miles Nearest Train : Bangor, MI Amtrak at 10 Miles Nearest Motorway : I-196 at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Brix Corner Oven (Wood Fire Pizza Al Fresco) at 1 Miles Nearest Ski : Timber Ridge, Bittersweet at 30 Miles Nearest Beach : South Beach/ Lake Michigan at 0.5 Kilometres Car: recommended


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Rates
Sep 12 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
30 night minimum stay
May 2017
May 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Weekend 2017
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
June 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Blueberry Festival
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
End of Summer 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Standard pricing

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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From the Owner

Everyone is welcome, affordable, fun family vacation awaits you.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Family


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


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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...


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


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 800 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 4 twin/ single, 2 sets of bunkbeds
  • Sleeps 6 comfortably, 1 queen bed, 2 sets of twin bunk beds. Comfortable Ethan Allen pull-out sofa in living room.


  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Come and enjoy a fun, affordable family vacation in this quiet, family neighborhood. Lake Michigan beach access is a 5 minute walk, or drive in 2 minutes. Across the street from the beach is a great kids playground, also a ball field. Drive downtown which is approximately 1 mile, or use the bike/walking trail which is steps away from the front door of the cottage and you'll find a variety of great restaurants, bars, shops, candy/ice cream, bicycle and scooter rentals. There are yard games available in the large, fenced back yard. Plenty of room to park your boat or jet skis in driveway, public boat launch is just minutes away, many charter fishing boats are also available.

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