E-mail lakshor1064b@gmail.com or call Marilyn Darby at 269-227-3817 for more information


Serenity  Sunset Cottage

 Serenity Sunset Cottage Policy

No weddings and no pets----  so please do not ask.

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No Discounts
All renters are to read and agree to this policy page then make a copy of the agreement page, fill in the information and send with first payment.
Until confirmed rates are subject to change without notice.
Please read this page BEFORE you call with any questions.
We do not offer discounts.

Oct 31 2017 to March 31, 2018
$450 per night min stay 3 nights or $3,000 for a week
April 1 to Oct 30, 2018 
$3,500 a week Sat  arrival 2:30pm to Sat exit 9:30 am
rental 6% tax for the state
cleaning fee $150.00. 
The  Security deposit is $500.00, please put this amount in a separate check which I do not cash and will return to you within a week is not needed. Please make sure I have your correct address.
Much of our private neighborhood beach has been consumed by the lake.  While it is still available, North Beach and South Beach located in downtown South Haven will provide a much better beach experience.

 The cottage is open at 2:30 p.m. on arrival date there are 2 keys in the kitchen for your use. Departure time is 9:30 a.m. on the last date of your stay. No late departure time allowed  on the final day due to cleani

      Please read the following guest limitations.

For rent a privately owned completely furnished cottage next to our home on the bluff of Lake Michigan. This is the place for you to relax and enjoy the private setting . The cottage sleeps 6  with 2 queen size beds, 1 king size bed. No more than 6 people may stay overnight ; children ages 1 mo. to 5 years who sleep in their own pack and play furnished by their parents are not included in the  6 count. 

Names of all must be on the agreement page .   If there is  any extra person staying overnight there will be a charge of $200.00 per person/per night. Daytime outdoor visitors are limited to 8 people from noon to 10:00 p.m.  This can be changed if there is an agreement from the owners who live next door. There must be one person over 21 throughout to entire rental period. 

 1.      Making a reservation either by email at lakshor1064b@gmail.com 

Provide us with your name, email address and phone number. Check our calendar to see if the cottage is available for the dates you want.  Once the reservation is made, make a copy of the policy pages for you reference, next make a copy of  the agreement page to be filled in and send with your COMPLETE PAYMENT  7 days. Send a separate check for $500.00 security deposit. If the security check is not needed I will return it to you within a week.. Send your check payments made to:

Marilyn Darby

1062 Lake MI Ave.

South Haven MI


 A $35.00 service charge will be incurred for all returned checks.

 A payment in full to be sent in a check by priority mail if a booking is made less than fourteen days before arrival.

Please check the cottage for all of your belongs when you leave, I do not send any left behind items back to you, I do hold them for one week for you pick them up after that week I give all items to charity. 

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  2. We do furnish 1 propane gas grill and expect you to leave this grill as clean as you find it if not there will be a deduction of $75.00 from your security deposit. There will be a steel brush, cloths and cleaning materials for your use.

  3. Check in time is 2:30 p.m. Check out time is 9:30 a,m.  Renters not vacating property at check-out time will be assessed a fee equal to rental rate for (1) day. Remember we are on the Eastern Time zone. Set your clocks accordingly.  No early check in allowed.

4. Subletting is not permitted. Only those whose name is  on the Agreement page will be allowed to stay during the nights of this rental.

5. Security Deposit.  A $500.00 security deposit is fully refundable; it is not part of the rent. It will be returned to you within 1 week of departure date assuming there is no damage or missing items caused by the renters.
This security deposit will be used to cover the costs of any damages/losses to the property/appliances/furniture and cover any other cost, including extra cleaning, handling of excess garbage.    Your liability is for the entire cost of all damages/losses without limitations.

6. Cleaning: The renters must leave the cottage in the same state of cleanliness and general condition that it was found in. Dirty dishes must be placed in the dishwasher and started with dish washing soap provided.. A $100.00 deduction if even a single items is not securely tied in a furnished plastic garage bag when put in the provided dump container found near where you park your car. . This  includes ALL of the containers from food items, diapers, and anything else considered to be trash.. Joe empties the garbage containers into larger bags and takes it all to the township dump at 9:30 on Saturday morning. Please do no throw away good food, pass it forward to the next renters if you think it would be safe .

7.    No outdoor camping is permitted.  The renters are to agree to abide by such limitations.
8. Parking is available in the driveway
for 3 cars.

9.Telephone: Renters are asked to bring your own cell phone to communicate with friends and family.there is  Wireless wifi available

10. We ask you not to smoke in the cottage or on the porches at  all.   You may smoke outdoors  at least 15 feet from the building.  All smoking items must be disposed of outdoors, nothing in the indoor garbage cans.  


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11. Beach: to access the private beach, you take a very short walk across the board walk to the south of the cottage, descends the lighter staircase to a white sandy paradise. The beach is to be used for sunbathing, swimming, and general recreation. There will be beach chairs, umbrellas, beach toys for all ages.  Fires are allowed on the beach only in the fire-pit provided. No fires are allowed on days with high wind, or extreme dry conditions. Please furnish your own firewood. No beach furniture or toys may be removed from the beach area.

 12. Access: The landlord or agent may enter the cottage at any reasonable time. We will attempt to contact renters prior to entry. 

We respect your privacy and ask you to do the same for us.

 13. Indemnification: the Renter (s) holds the Landlord, Property Owners and agents free of all liabilities and rent the Home at their own risk. The Renter’s agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Manage Change Inc. its agents and the property owners (or their agents) against any liability for personal injury or personal property damage sustained by any person (including Renters guest). The Renter’s and their Guest’s assume all risk such as injury or loss. There is no life guard, swimming will be at your own risk.

 14. Linens: You must bring all your own towels, beach towels and bedding including blankets for 2 queen size and 1 king size beds, Beds have mattress pads and two pillows on each one.   

 There is no bed or bedding for babies. Please bring your pack and play for small children to sleep in.

 15. Toys: You will find a big bag of beach toys on the beach, also games and children books are in the cottage.

 16. Pets: No pets allowed, no exceptions so please do not ask.

 17. Drugs: No illegal drugs of any kind are allowed on the property.

 18. Fireworks: We allow fireworks  only on the beach on July 4th .No other nights.  Do not use loud bottle rockets or other loud ones which are  disrupting to the  neighbors. The beach area must be  cleaned up after use, do not put any used fireworks in the garbage pail, plan to take them home with you.
 19. Cancellations: Payments received are refundable to  to the extent the cottage is subsequently rented 60 days before your arrival date .Less a $500.00 cancellation fee. 
20.Repairs: Please notify Joe or Marilyn if you discover any items that need the attention of our maintenance. Appliances, air conditioners, TV’s etc. occasionally malfunction. While we cannot guarantee them to perform 100% of the time, we will however, correct the problem as soon as possible. There will be no refunds either due to storms, electric loss or damage caused by the renters.

 21. T.V.  is connected to an antenna.There is a DVD/CD player and a separate radio. Please keep the sound at a level that will not be disruptive to the neighborhood.

 22. Keys: The cottage will be open when you arrive. There will be two keys in the kitchen for your use. A $25.00 deduction will be taken from you security deposit for any lost or not returned keys.

23 Please bring all personal items as body soap, creams. shampoo, ect.

Please go to the page which is the Agreement, sign that you have read and agree to the policy pages. Make a copy of the agreement page, fill it out and mail it with your 1st payment.