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Three By The Sea - Perfect for Large Family Gatherings!

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Aug 30, 2016
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
  • Sleeps 17
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

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15 Reviews

4.5
based on 15 traveler reviews

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
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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St. Louis, MO
5

Great place for large families/groups

  • 5 of 5

Our large extended family has been staying at Three By the Sea for the past 7 years and we LOVE it!!! We use all 3 units. It is the perfect location with an easy walk or bike ride to the cute shops, restaurants, and farmer's market downtown, as well as the marina, Kids Place, and most importantly South Beach. We love the large lot and driveway, the basketball goal, the game tables (ping pong, air hockey, shuffle board), the variety of bikes available, the fire pit and the porches. There is lots of outside seating space. You can most often find the adults reading on the front or side porch or laying in the hammock (unless it is already occupied by a teenager!). The kitchen is well stocked with utensils and appliances that you may need and the large farm style kitchen table is perfect for games or family discussions. One thing that is especially important is the fact that there are a total of 4 full bathrooms and 2 washers and dryers (for the 3 units)--very important for a large group!!! We have always found Ilse, the owner, to be very responsive to any issues or concerns that may arise before or during our stay. Each year, she makes improvements to the property. We love South Haven but more importantly, we love Three By the Sea!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Littleton, CO
5

A weekend of family gatherings

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at 3 By the Sea for a large family memorial turned family reunion/Vacation. My Grandpa was buried in Covert, MI and we had 64 family members attend from out of state. We rented 3 totally separate VRBO houses in South Haven, and 3 By the Sea was by far the most hospitable, roomy, and prepped for large families of all of them. Ilse was easy to work with and was willing to go out of her way to make sure we had a good time in the planning process as well as during our stay. We had 6 families (a total of 20 people--12 adults and 8 kids) actually stay on site and there was plenty of room for all. There were extra beds for 3-4 of the kids (bunks and a toddler bed) in the Maggie's retreat section. There were also some pull out couches for the remaining kids. All of the adults were able to stay in real beds. In addition to those of us actually staying on site, 3 By the Sea became the central gathering place for all of our families, as it was the closest to the beach (5 blocks), closest to downtown (3 blocks) and had a very nice driveway/yard area for kids and adults to gather in larger groups. There was at least one time where we hosted 50+ people at the same time on site and it worked out great for our large group.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect house for my friends and i!!

  • 5 of 5

First I just have to say Ilse is a doll and a, absolute pleasure to work with! She is so resposive and easy going. She went beyond to ensure my friends and I had Great time!

The house/units are adorable and welcoming! There was plenty of space for our group (13 adults) everyone had their own bed! There were games and movies and Netflix( for rainy days). Fully stocked kitchens, bikes and entertainment in the garage, two grills ( gas and electric), fire pit with sooo much seating and a cute hammock on the porch.

My husband and I stayed in Sheilas shack, which is an adorable studio apartment in the back with kitchenette and full bathroom! It was private and quaint and perfect!!

The location is amazing! Walking distance to downtown and beach ( beach is a little farther walk but doable) we ate at taste and clementines and both were great!

We loved this place so much we have already booked to come back labor day weekend!!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

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.

Availability

Rental rates

Notes

  • 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.
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Amenities

Property Type

  • cottage

Suitability

  • pets not allowed

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bathroom 4

Bedrooms

  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6

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.

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