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Charming cottage with fantastic location.

4.8/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)


Property Details

Updated: Sep 2, 2016
Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 10 Sleeps


*** BOOK A WHOLE WEEK (starting Sept.7) FOR $1645.?***

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
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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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4 Reviews

4.8/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)


Spacious, charming and 2 blocks from beach & town!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived and entered through the fenced back yard which was set for us- fire pit surrounded by chairs, grill, covered porch with rockers, all landscaped with hydrangeas and shade trees. Upon entering the cottage we quickly noticed how immaculate and well cared for it was, as you would like your own home to be. The layout, seating and dining arrangements easily accommodated our group of 9. There was never a time we felt crowded or lacked space to spread out. Another treat was how completely stocked the house was, kitchen, entertaining and beach as well as linens and more. We have rented in various parts of the country and Michigan. This was the first time we truly felt like we were renting a home, not a rental. The quality and abundance of specialty items at our fingertips made us feel like we were staying at a friend's place. We walked the short two blocks each morning to the gorgeous, sandy beach. We enjoyed dining and shopping in town as well as some sight seeing. This was our first time here and we have reserved it for next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review! I can't begin to tell you how many times I've drove over to make sure everything was just right after a flip. I often wonder if all the little things are noticed... This made my day knowing that it is appreciated. 😃
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Jackson, MI, USA

Very cute!

  • 4 of 5

This house was so cute and decorated fantastically! It has most small appliances that you will need including a charcoal grill. They even had shampoo and conditioner in the bathrooms, along with a packet of other travel sized beauty aids. The only drawbacks were the ants and the fact that this house is only 3-4 blocks away from the "bad" neighborhood on Indiana Avenue. The surrounding areas heading toward the beach and downtown are very nice. There is plenty of sleeping space. We walked to the beach and downtown often. I don't recommend going to Kilwin's ice cream shop, it is very expensive. Go to Sherman's instead. Overall a nice stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lovetotravel! We adore out little slice of South Haven! Most of our renters are repeats and we love to share our spot with family's of all ages. Ants like to visit in the spring, but we have moved them on their merry way now for the season. Thanks for the stay and kind words.
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Cedar Lake

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
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.
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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
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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.

Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
high season
May 19 2017 - Sep 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $125 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Pet Fee $75
cleaning/laundry/flip $139
Tax Rate 6.0%

Weekly Rate: $1050 - $2400

Monthly Rate: $1050 - $2400

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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From the Owner

private back yard, cottage has great layout for family get togetherness., lots of charm and is very well stocked.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • 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
  • wheelchair inaccessible


  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • 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
  • sledding
  • 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.


  • 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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