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Lakewood Cottage, one block from one of the best beaches


Property Details

Updated: Sep 7, 2016
House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 12 (best with up to 8 adults)

Lakewood Cottage is located on a quiet street, great for families to walk the one short block to the First Street beach access, one of the best beaches in South Haven!

It has a very convenient floor plan that will accommodate an individual family, multiple families or multiple couples. With two bedrooms downstairs and two bedrooms upstairs, it's not difficult for everyone to find their own cozy spot in our cottage. Lovingly decorated in a beach theme throughout, it's easy to see why Lakewood Cottage is such a pleasant and welcoming place to getaway to!

While our street is quiet and family friendly, it's less than 5 minutes into picturesque, historic downtown South Haven. With its great shops and restaurants and activities for all ages, plus the many beaches to choose from, there's bound to be something to suit everyone's interests in or around South Haven!

  • Sleeps 12
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

Speaks: english

4 Reviews

based on 4 traveler reviews


The Best!

  • 5 of 5

We love South Haven and love the Lakewood Cottage. It is beautifully maintained, adorably decorated, perfectly located right off of North Shore Drive and a short stroll to Lake Michigan. This property is everything one could hope for when enjoying a wonderful "old" fashioned family vacation at the beach: we c

sunned and swam at the beach, cooked gourmet meals in the well equipped kitchen, relaxed on the hammock in the garden, roasted marshmallows over the fire pit in back, played frisbee and bean bags on the front lawn, ate ice cream at Sherman's, enjoyed our coffee on the front porch listening to the birds and looking up at the sky through the beautiful maple trees.

We have been spending a week in the country for the last 15 years or so and this property is the best hands down. Patti is wonderful to work with and the property is cozy and cared for with love.

I recommend it to all!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Summer of 2015 Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations were excellent. The fire pit great! Only superlatives for rooms, BR, towels, furnished kitchen, toys for the beach, wagon, very clean. The landscaping and flowers fantastic. Quietness in the morning to read. The two porches. TVs (did not spend much time there, but the youngest did). It felt like home away from home.

Thank you. We are planning on coming back. We were on the beach twice each day, during the day and for the sunsets.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Stephen, it's very nice of you to write such a great review. We're so happy your family had a lovely time at Lakewood Cottage. Whether you want to sleep in or go for an early morning walk or like you, want to catch up on some reading on one of the comfortable porches, quiet mornings in our neighborhood allow you to do what you want. We appreciate them as well, especially when you can hear the waves of Lake Michigan in the background! We hope to have you back soon for another visit. Best regards, Patti Arnold
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Awesome Vacation house!

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to South Hven for the past 5 yeas. This is the nicest house we have stayed in! The pictures do not begin to decribe the room sizes and the amenities to be found here! We all had so many favorites...,the huge front porch with the most comfortable cushions, the upstairs balcony with the relaxing chaise lounges. The huge kitchen with island, the speedy Internet....too much to list. The yard/garden is meticulous...including a huge hammock. So much to do and see in area. Biking (my favorite to lighthouse), antiquing, blueberry picking, beach, quaint shops, and ice cream! We hope to come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cora for your nice review. We are so happy that you and your family had a great vacation at Lakewood Cottage!! And we agree, the front porch and upstairs balcony are a great places to relax, even on a rainy day you don't have to be stuck in the house. We appreciate that our Guests notice the effort we put in to our Cottage to make it comfortable for whoever stays there., and with most of the rooms being very large, this allows all family members to find a spot to call their own. We're glad you were able to spend some time enjoying South Haven and the surrounding area, indeed there are so many fun things to do very close to the Cottage. Hope to see you back soon :) Best Regards, Patti Arnold
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Fantastic for a Large Family

  • 5 of 5

The Lakewood Cottage is absolutely fantastic. We were there with another family and there were 7 of us total. The house is immaculately clean and everything was in great condition. Full house A/C is installed, but we chose to have the windows open with the ceiling fans running. There are four spacious bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms. Each bedroom had at least one queen size bed and some had queens with an additional twin or two in the room so everyone can have their own bed...not a pullout couch. The kitchen was so well stocked with multiple sets of dishes, table wear and amenities including a coffee maker, dishwasher (which we used frequently) and all of the cooking utensils one could ask for. In some ways it was better stocked than my kitchen at home and we cook/bake A LOT! The wireless internet was another plus.The beach is a five minute walk (if you walk slowly) from the house and it is gorgeous! We walked to the lighthouse at North Beach several times (approximately 3 miles RT on the beach). And even after our colder than normal winter where Lake Michigan actually froze over, the water was pretty comfortable.

Patti, the home owner, was super easy to work with. When we need a house of this size again, we will definitely come back to Lakewood Cottage. We had a WONDERFUL week here.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words, Kara. We are thrilled your family enjoyed their stay and we appreciate you choosing Lakewood Cottage as your vacation destination. We hope you were able to find time during your stay to take advantage of some of the fun activities that are offered in and around South Haven. We love being able to share our Cottage with other families, and It warms our hearts to know that our Guests feel as comfortable at Lakewood Cottage as we do. Best Regards, Patti Arnold
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Activity and Interests

Lakewood Cottage is one short mile into downtown South Haven. You can easily ride your bike into town or take a ride on the newly extended Kal-Haven trail which stretches from near Kalamazoo to South Haven. The trail head is only a couple of miles from the cottage. Walk south on our beach (First Street Beach), and before you know it you’ll find yourself at North Beach, famous for its kiteboarding, beach volley ball and beautiful sunsets. Across the Black River channel, you’ll see South Haven’s 100+ year old lighthouse adjacent to South Beach. With its views of sailboats passing by, quite water for the little ones and nearby Kid’s Corner playground, you can see why this beach is a favorite for families.

Near to the cottage you’ll find: great shopping, antiquing, biking, hiking, fishing, golfing, boating, great restaurants, the list goes on and on. South Haven even has an old time movie theater downtown, which is very welcomed on that occasional rainy day!

There are so many choices of things to do in and around South Haven; it’s a challenge to only name a few. At our cottage we try hard to keep our local guest reference book as up to date as possible with a list of current events and the menus from our favorite restaurants, along with maps and brochures from key local attractions. Also, the South Haven Visitors Bureau or the South Haven Chamber of Commerce could be of great help if you would need more specific information.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early summer 2017
May 30 2017 - Jun 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Weekly Rate
Jun 9 2017 - Sep 4 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Nightly Rate: $425 (off season)
Weekly Rate: $3200

High season: June 9 2017 - Labor Day, weekly rentals only
Weekly rentals run Friday - Friday for $3200. per week, including cleaning fees
Primary renter must be a min of 30 yrs of age

*Stay with us again and receive $100 discount off of weekly rate

Check in: Friday after 4pm, check out: following Friday at 10am
* times are set by housekeeping*

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From the Owner

We love having returning Guests. Stay at Lakewood Cottage once and on a return visit receive $100 discount on a weekly rental.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes 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


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


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 2000 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, First floor, attached to Master bedroom.
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower, First floor near 2nd bedroom.
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower, Upstairs, large room w/shower, inbetween bedrooms 3 and 4
  • Bath and hand towels are provided. Please bring your own wash clothes and beach towels.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master - 1 queen, First floor, with attached full bathroom with a large shower
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double, 1 twin/ single, First floor, full bed with twin trundle below, bath in hall
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king, 2 twin/ single, Up, king can seperate into 2 extra long twins upon request.
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen, 1 twin/ single, Up, large room with reading area, desk and front balcony.
  • **Lakewood Cottage is most comfortable with a maximum of 8 adults in the group**


  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • The front covered porch is furnished with comfortable furniture and table w/chairs. In back, there's a concrete patio with picnic table, gas grill and another set of table w/chairs. There is a fire pit for your marshmallow roasts, we even supply you with S'mores and firewood for your first campfire. A wagon, 4 beach chairs and various beach toys and yard games are also available. Inside this charming cottage, you'll find a dining table that will seat 8+, open to a fully equipped kitchen with an extra fridge for beverages, microwave, Cuisinart coffee maker, with filters, blender and toaster. There's a washer and dryer for your use. There are 5 ceiling fans, and 2 portable fans along with central air conditioning. The downstairs living room has all new tables and lamps and a new 40 inch flat screen cable TV, along with DVD player. Upstairs, there is a TV/play area, with games, puzzles, toy box w/toys, stuffed animals, coloring books w/ crayons and a family friendly library of books and DVDs. There's a new leather sleeper sofa and a 32 inch flat screen TV with a DVD player/VCR combo. And for your convenience, there is high speed wireless internet. All bedrooms have huge closets and are comfortably furnished. They include new lamps, pillows, pillow protectors and bedding. All linens, bath towels, bath mats and kitchen towels are supplied for your use. Paper products, hand and dish soap are supplied for both kitchen and baths. Please bring your own beach towels and washcloths, as they are not provided.

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