Sweet Retreat - Open floor plan and charming back yard dining for a wonderful family vacation

Close to the beach - Summer rentals begin or end on Sundays.

  6 guests
  2 bedrooms
  1 bathrooms

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Description

Summer rentals begin or end on Sunday. 

This charming bungalow is contemporary, bright, and inviting. A wonderful location on the south side of South Haven - Van Buren Street homes are highly-coveted vacation spots and get scooped up fast! 
 
You will feel right at home in this stylish, sunny bungalow! The fresh, lovely kitchen will lure you into cooking, and the three-season room will be calling you after a day at the beach to curl up with a book and people watch. 

Beach access is just two blocks away! Situated on a bluff, this public access is scenic and spectacular! Wonderful views, easy stair access, and located a bit further south down the beach to give you a little more room to spread your beach blanket out! Kid's Corner Park is three bocks away - a great place to picnic under the lush trees while the kids run and play.

A mere six-block walk to town - it's a charming stroll through South Haven's beach-home neighborhoods - where vacationers abound and the feel of summer fun and relaxation is palpable! 

A shopper's delight awaits with many eclectic boutiques to choose from. Grab a bite to eat at the diverse restaurants South Haven has to offer. Stroll through the bountiful farmer's market on Saturdays. Feeling adventurous? Head over to Water Street and book a fishing excursion! The choices are nearly endless!

Wind down in the evenings with a short walk from your cottage to the bluff for the spectacular sunsets, then head home to your private backyard, light the gas lanterns, whip up a cocktail at the patio bar, and fire up the chiminea!

Summer rentals begin or end on Sunday. 
 
Bed Layout (all main floor)
  • Bedroom 1: Queen
  • Bedroom 2: Twin Trundle
  • Front Porch: Futon
Baths
  • Bath 1: Jacuzzi tub and shower

Amenities

Outside
  • Charcoal Grill, Bring Your Own Charcoal
  • Patio
  • 3 Season Porch
  • Outdoor Dining for 4
  • Shed Available for Storage
  • Beach Chairs, Cooler & Beach Toys in the Shed
  • Driveway Parking for 2
  • Small Firepit for Back Patio
  • Firewood Available For Purchase Locally
Inside
  • Central Heat & Air
  • Non-Smoking
  • No Pets Permitted at This Home
  • Oven/Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave, Toaster and Blender
  • 12 Cup Coffee Maker and Filters
  • Dishwasher, detergent provided
  • Pots, Pans & Kitchen Utensils
  • Dishes & Flatware
  • Glassware & Serving Pieces
  • Foil, Saran Wrap, Salt & Pepper
  • Kid Friendly Cleaner
  • Dining table for 4
  • Bar seating for 2
  • WIFI
  • TV/DVD
  • Cable
  • House Phone
  • Bed Linens
  • Bath Towels
  • Kitchen Towels, Dishcloths, Hot Pads
  • Please Bring Your Own Beach Towels
  • Bathrooms Include Hand Soap
  • Hair Dryer
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Iron and Board

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Reviews

Jasper, US
Reviewed: Sep 15, 2020
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Grand Rapids, US
Reviewed: Sep 11, 2020
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Oak Park, US
Reviewed: Jul 14, 2020
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West Chester, US
Reviewed: Aug 20, 2019
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It was great. They were super kind and flexible when I asked to change my rental dates due to a family issue. Thank you for letting us keep our vacation!
Property
We loved the house. My sons loved the twin bed and trundle and they actually bonded!
Fishers, US
Reviewed: Jul 12, 2019
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Kokomo, US
Reviewed: May 29, 2019
Property Manager
The person I spoke with was friendly and helpful
Property
We have always had a great experience with this property. The only reason we may not return is that Sherman's Dairy Bar may be closing. It's one of the big reasons we choose South Haven over other towns along Lake Michigan.
Fishers, US
Reviewed: Jul 13, 2018
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Overall a great week. We cant wait to come back next year.
Reviewed: Jul 2, 2018
Property Manager
My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights with our two boys (4 yo and almost 1). In short, this place was perfect. Close to the beach. Close to Kids Corner. Close to town. The home was immaculate and "homier" than I anticipated. Much less sterile than the photos portray. The house had a number of board games and books so you don't have to worry about packing those. The sun room in the front is bright and cheery - a great place to relax while my little ones were napping. We also enjoyed the back patio with grill and firepit. Note: the grill and firepit are on the small. Fine for us, but if you're trying to grill a bunch of steaks or burgers for a big group, it might take a couple rounds.
Property
Finally, Shores Vacation Rental's was super responsive both before and during the trip. Really a top notch experience! This place was beyond expectations... The home was spectacular and Shores Vacation Rentals was really great. Management companies are often difficult to work with, but the service was exceptional. One minor suggestion: the floor was slippery, especially in the center of the living room. Not sure what options you have in terms of cleaning products, but we almost wiped out a couple of times.
Kokomo, US
Reviewed: May 23, 2018
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We had a wonderful vacation at the Sweet Retreat. It is such a nice little house within walking distance of the beach, the community playground, and shopping/restaurants. The house was very clean and neat and we loved grilling on the patio and the kitchen had everything we needed to make dinner. We also had gorgeous weather during our stay and enjoyed having windows open and sitting on the sun porch.
Rochester, US
Reviewed: Aug 20, 2017
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Didn't really work with any team members because we had no questions or problems with any facet of our reservation process, but the email communications throughout were clear and very helpful. Very good experience! We will definitely check with your company in the future.
Property
We had an absolutely wonderful time staying at 224 Van Buren during the 2017 Blueberry Festival. The house was in a quiet neighborhood, very comfortable and conveniently located to the beach and to town. The weather was picture perfect and we enjoyed watching many sunsets over South Beach, took walks around town and on the beach, took a boat tour up the Black River, and enjoyed cocktails many nights on the Idler Riverboat in town. Most relaxing time and one of the best vacations we've had in a long time. Just heavenly!
North East , US
Reviewed: Jun 1, 2017
Property Manager
Very helpful.
Property
Just the right size for us. Very comfortable.
Geneva, US
Reviewed: Oct 15, 2016
Property Manager
Things are well done. I did have to call to receive my email for check-in. Don't know what happened there.
Property
Had a great time.
Alexis, US
Reviewed: Sep 14, 2016
Property Manager
The staff at Shores are great to work with. Very personable and helpful. Its always a pleasure to book with them!
Property
The property itself is a pretty good location. Close to the beach, kids corner, and walking distance to downtown. Cute property. But there were some issues that need to be addressed. We actually left a day early because of a couple issues. Overall it was an okay property, but not my favorite Shores property and definitely not my favorite stay.
toronto, CA
Reviewed: Sep 1, 2016
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Had a great time. Love south haven.
Indianapolis, US
Reviewed: Jul 27, 2016
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Fishers, US
Reviewed: Jul 8, 2016
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Tinley Park, US
Reviewed: Jun 12, 2016
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Kokomo, US
Reviewed: May 20, 2016
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I didn't -- everything was done online and we did not experience any problems before or during our stay.
Property
We had a wonderful time and were impressed with the beautiful, clean, and updated interior of the house. It was also great to be so close to the beach, the park, and downtown. We were able to walk to almost everything we wanted to do during our stay.
Kansas City, US
Reviewed: Aug 23, 2015
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