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Cozy, updated Cottage, close to the beach! Singing Sands Cottage at the Haven

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 10 Sleeps

Totally remodeled with all the conveniences but retaining that special beach cottage charm. We're only 2 blocks from South Beach, 3 blocks from Kids Korner and 4 short blocks from downtown. Stroll the beach, walk the quaint town or watch that special Lake Michigan sunset. Singing Sands Cottage has an open floor plan, modern kitchen, all-season sun porch, a cozy deck and a paver patio with fire pit. Enjoy relaxing and visiting with family or friends. With 4 bed rooms, it sleeps a total of 8 comfortably in beds. A queen sofa bed and a trundle bed on the sun porch allows accommodations for 10. It has a private spacious yard, 2 1/2 baths, laundry facilities and WiFi. Come see all that South Haven and surrounding areas have to offer... or simply kick back and do nothing at at all.

Ron Hutchens
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 15, 2018

About Ron Hutchens

Originally from the Chicago suburbs, we now live in the Paradise Valley, Arizona. Ron, an Environmental and Management consultant, travels extensively globally. Donna is an accountant. We have 5 children but only one still at home.

Ron Hutchens purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Ron Hutchens chose South Haven

We fell in love with South Haven several years ago while visiting friends who have a cottage there. We looked for 2 years before purchasing this cottage. It was frankly a mess when we purchased it, having been essentially abandoned for several years. We gutted the house and spent an entire year rebuilding it with modern conveniences and to current building standards while keeping that unique South Haven cottage charm.


South Haven Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Half Bathroom -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Sun porch
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Living room sofa sleeper
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
* Full kitchen features a farmhouse sink with service for 12+. * All new appliances: microwave, range, fridge, dishwasher, toaster, coffee pot, spices and crock pot. * Full kitchen, bed and bath linens. We do ask that you bring your own beach towels. * Kitchen, laundry facility 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. * All new washer and dryer. * Designer master bedroom suite with queen bed and full bath with shower and twin sinks. * Main floor Sunroom with trundle beds - can be used as 5th bedroom or relax in the wicker love seat and rocker * Main floor dining room with table for 6 and a bar seating area for 3. * 3 upstairs bed rooms: * 1 with a queen bed * 1 with a full bed * 1 with twin trundle beds * Full bath upstairs with tub /shower and twin lavatories * 1/2 bath on main level * Office nook with wireless printer and desk area. * Ceiling fans in all bedrooms and living room * Central air conditioning * Charcoal grill ( 1 bag charcoal included) * Deck furniture * Fire pit * WiFi * 50” Plasma TV in Living room with cable, sound system, BluRay player, Bluetooth capable * 32” TV with cable in Master bedroom 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 everything with you.


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Cozy, updated Cottage, close to the beach! Singing Sands Cottage at the Haven
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Perfectly located, beautifully finished cottage

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Singing Sands. The cottage has been beautifully updated with all the comforts of home and has a location that can't be beat--walking distance to the beach, downtown, and Kids Corner playground. We enjoyed our nightly walks! The owner was also very responsive- when we had a small issue getting the TV to work, he helped us over FaceTime to get set up. We would absolutely recommend Singing Sands and would stay there again!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We love South Haven and have stayed there several times. Singing Sands Cottage was the best place ever! We will be back next year!Very conveniently located - close to beach and town. The cottage is modern and very comfortable for a family.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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As comfortable as home

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th year coming back to this house and we love it. Comfortable, well-furnished, great location. Everything is taken care of and all the fun of South Haven is close by and easily accessed. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Lovely little Cottage.

  • 5 of 5

This is our fifth year going to South Haven and our second year at Singing Sands. This cottage is just a couple blocks from the beach, a short walk to the downtown area and also the Kids Korner playground. The house is supplied with everything that you need and has always been clean and ready for us on our arrival. Ron is very easy to work with. We enjoy our side trips to Saugatuck, Holland, and the carousel in St Joseph where we can't pass up eating at Silver Beach Pizza. Our evenings include walking downtown for ice cream and watching some beautiful sunsets! So many great memories have been made at this lovely little cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great location and amenities!

  • 5 of 5

Recently stayed here with 5 kids and four adults. Plenty of space for all of us. The rental is well maintained and updated. Location was perfect for a walk to beach, downtown, and the kids corner park. Owner is also very responsive to any needs.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location. Great layout

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this property is excellent. 2 blocks from beach and 2 blocks from town. The kitchen was great. They had everything you would need for a week: laundry detergent, charcoal, etc. Layout was perfect with room in bottom floor for parties with early risers. Great experience

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
South Beach
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Beach! Beach Beach!.

* Shopping the quaint town!.

* Winery tasting!.

* Golfing.

* Fishing.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Hike the Kal Haven Trail.

* Relaxing on the beach.

* Blueberry picking.

* Walk the pier.

* Ice skating.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Sunsets at the Beach.

* Kid"s Corner Park - 4 blocks.

* Farmer's Market.

* Explore surrounding towns.

* Local festivals.

2 blocks to one of the best public beaches in the Midwest-- large and beautiful beach with children's play area and great white sand. Rent water craft, walk the pier with the historic light house!! No saltwater and no sharks!

4 short blocks to the quaint town -- movie theatre, wonderful and unique restaurants, library, antique stores, famous ice skating rink in winter, farmer's market, etc.

South Haven is a gold mine of recreation: Watercraft of all types can be rented, bike and walking trails, wineries, fantastic golf, horseback riding, antiquing, blueberry picking and more!

Winter fun includes activities like x-country skiing, ice skating, and snowmobiling.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Nightly Rate: $250 - $500
Weekly Rate: $3000

Summer weekly rentals run Saturday to Saturday.
We generally rent only by the week. Cleaning fee of $175 added to stays 1 week or less.
Rates vary depending on time of year and number of nights spent, please contact us for further details on rates.
High season is considered Memorial day to Labor Day. Singing Sands Co

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.