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Three By The Sea - Perfect for Large Family Gatherings!

Sleeps17
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 6 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, 17 Sleeps

NOTE: Weekly only in summer - Saturday to Saturday - No exceptions :) Also, OUR CALENDAR IS UP TO DATE AT ALL TIMES. Please see calendar before inquiring. Thank you!

Gather with family and friends this summer at Three by the Sea in

beautiful South Haven! How perfect is this: one large house with two

roomy units, big yard, deck, lovely porch with hammock, close to the

beach, close to downtown, with bikes, boogie boards, beach toys

galore, all for your use! Grill out, play badminton or volleyball,

and just simply relax, gather, and enjoy.

Once you park your car, you won't need your keys again for a week.

It's just three blocks to Lake Michigan beaches, and two blocks to

charming downtown; walk to harbor festivities, parks, art fairs,

churches, the Kal-haven trail, restaurants, the maritime museum, and

the farmer's market!

(In winter, it's right by the lovely outdoor ice skating rink and

the popular sledding hill by the river!)

This wonderful cottage property featuring two complete rental units

and an adorable detached studio cottage is perfect for two private

parties, or one large gathering of extended family/friends who like

to stay together, yet separate! Each unit has a delightful furnished

kitchen, a super friendly, open floorplan, and enough cozy

activities to keep you busy when the weather fails to cooperate:

games, books, TV's with DirecTV),etc!

A deck with lots of chairs/tables, a porch with a hammock, a cozy

outdoor bistro style area, and a large yard that can accommodate a

volleyball net, this cottage never ceases to please! Visit our

website (the name of our property) today for details and

availability!

Unit #1 is called Maggie's Retreat: three bedrooms featuring two

queen beds and two twins, plus a comfortable sleeper sofa, furnished

kitchen w/microwave, gas stove, DW, and a long farmer's table for

gatherings, lots of windows and natural light, hardwood floors, two

stories, washer and dryer with laundry chute, two TV's with DirecTV.

Deck and porch go with Maggie's Retreat.

Unit Two is called Surfer Joe: two bedrooms featuring two queen

beds, furnished kitchen, FUN decor that inspires a light heart, TV

with cable, cozy outdoor bistro style area with lantern lights and

grill. Absolutely charming and private.

Sheila's Shack is an adorable studio cottage with mini kitchen and

bathroom with shower! Features a tv with DirecTV and dvd player.

Great privacy and no stairs for easy access.

Garage has bikes, Burley, and beach toys for your enjoyment.

More Details

Owner
Ilse B. Roderick
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 6, 2017

Amenities

South Haven Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
A fleet of bikes including tandems, beach cruisers and kids bikes. A Burley to wheel all your things to the beach! Kayaks with pfd's, boogie boards, beach toys and more! A gas grill and a charcoal grill, you choose! There's a basketball half court on the property - a huge favorite! There's a porch with hammock, hanging chair swing from tree (kids love it!), picnic table, patio, deck, 3 car garage. The floor plan is open and friendly. Lots of games and a great library of book club reads. A large farmers table to gather for meals/games. Kitchen is large and suitable for large gatherings. Calphalon pots, KitchenAid blender, etc. Dishwasher, gas stove, fridge, dishes, cutlery, etc. Beds are comfortable with super soft, high thread count sheets. In all we have 5 queen beds, 2 twins, a queen sleeper sofa, full size futon sofa, and a twin size futon sofa. Maggie's Retreat and Surfer Joe both feature brand new washers and dryers.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
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Three By The Sea - Perfect for Large Family Gatherings!
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 18 reviews
5

Comfy-Cozy Perfect South Haven Location!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic weekend at Three by the Sea in South Haven! We had 14 people, a few different families, staying together and used all 3 units. This gave us the privacy we needed but also the big gathering space we needed. We walked to the beach and walked to town. Perfect location! This home is so cozy and fun that we mostly stayed in and enjoyed the deck and porches, air hockey, ping pong and shuffle board in the garage as well as the use of the many bicycles and beach toys. There was more than enough outdoor seating for us all. We all said that the beds were very comfortable, which was important to us. And, the owner is wonderful and very responsive. She didn't have anyone checking in right after us so she messaged me and invited us to play there the entire check out day! We are anxious to do this again at Three by the Sea!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Grest for large family but needs upgrades.

  • 3 of 5

The place is in a great location and size is great but it really needs to be updated for the amount they are charging. The furniture is old and needs to be replaced along with some of the mattresses. It needed to be a lot cleaner. The plus is the great location and a large dining table that the family enjoyed sitting at. Overall if they do some renovations. And getnew furniture it would be a great place.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I do believe that constructive criticism is very important in keeping in line with what my duties towards families like you, are. But I cannot change anything if I don't know what the problem area(s), in this case re cleanliness, were. I wrote a very polite email in which I asked to please send me a list of what you felt was not clean, but I have received no answer. I will make doubly sure that we, the cleaning team and I, are doing what we are supposed to deliver, and more. As for the price, after cleaning fee was taken out, I received $1684 for 4 full days and 3 nights, 17 persons on Labor Day weekend. I don't think that was outrageous. as for the the "old" furniture, these 3 units are supposed to be "cottagy" looking, so we are trying to stay in tuned with the cottagy style. But I do thank you for bringing up the issue of cleanliness of the place...something that is so essential to a successful stay. Ilse Roderick
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5

Great retreat location

  • 5 of 5

This house a provided a comfortable space for our team to get to know each other better. We especially enjoyed its short walking distance from the beach and other features of the town. With all the amenities provided to us and the location in the middle of a good neighborhood, the house itself felt very homey and conducive to our goals of strengthening our bonds as a team. Well-kept, clean, and cozy, Three by the Sea is definitely a good choice for anyone looking to hold a small retreat or get-together.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sherwood, Mi
5

great escape after a long trail ride

  • 5 of 5

This past weekend was our annual ladies trail ride from Team Active in Battle Creek. Our destination was three by the sea. There were a total of 14 cyclists and we rode the Kal-Haven trail about 72 total miles between the two days. Ilse was very accommodating as she stocked the fridge for us with breakfast food. We enjoyed dinner out in beautiful South Haven followed by a spectacular sunset at the beach. Everyone that rode will definitely do it again next year. A wonderful retreat. Thanks again and we will see you next year:)

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wish it could have been longer!

  • 5 of 5

As previous reviews have mentioned this is a great spot for large groups. I work at a brewery and we toured a local hop farm not far away and then made a visit to Founders Brewing the next day. This was a perfect fit for our group of 13 people. There are two grills (charcoal and gas) that we put to good use while shooting some hoops in the driveway with the fire pit going.

There are multiple dwellings on the property that make it perfect for privacy as well if you choose to peel away from the group. A great spot for a big family gathering. There are bikes and games in the garage as well to keep the young ones happy and plenty of outdoor seating for all. You're also only a couple blocks to the downtown area and Lake Michigan beaches.

Three by the Sea has a little something for everyone. Next time I'll make my stay for longer than just one night!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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clawson, mi
5

Three by the Sea the best!!!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at many places in South Haven and this one is simply the best!! We've stayed here 4 times now,..........large family and friends,......14 to 16 in all,...........and it just has the right things for anybody and everybody. The location is perfect for going into town a short walk north,.......or to the beach a short walk west. If you want to kick back with quiet, or games for the whole crew, there's room for everything! The garage is loaded with bikes and games for kids of all ages, a large basketball court too. The cooking areas indoors and out is very spacious, and a huge area for a bonfire after a long day. We will be staying there for many many years to come!!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Bangor

This is absolutely guaranteed the BEST place in town for active

families/friends to gather! In any season, you can keep happy and

busy at Three by the Sea! In summer there are bikes, kayaks, beach

toys, boogie boards, basketball, badminton and more!

In fall there is biking on our fleet of bikes including two

tandems. The Kal-Haven trail is a 34-mile former rail bed that

begins just one mile from the cottage!

In winter, enjoy the lovely new outdoor ice rink downtown, just 3

blocks from the cottage! Or go sledding (sleds provided) on the

sledding hill just two blocks away!

In spring, again, it's time to ride bikes and take walks and enjoy

the budding flowers.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $375

For more information regarding the low season rate please contact property owner.

Nightly Rate: $200 - $575

Weekly Rate: $2425 - $2925

Monthly Rate: $0 - $0


Season ..........Maggie's Retreat %7C Surfer Joe Apt %7C Sheila's Shack
Mem Day thru Labor Day WEEKLY ONLY ...$1350/week %7C $1075/week %7C $500/week
CALENDAR IS ALWAYS UP TO DATE - PLS CK BEFORE INQUIRING:)
Off Season .. $275/nt. Maggie's Ret; $200/nt. Surfer Joe; $125/nt.
Sheila's Shack
$300 Refundable Security Deposit per unit. Cleaning fee $165.
Deposit is half down, half due 30 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund