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Carriage House at the Harbor
Ranked #4 of 16 South Haven B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 17, 2009

My husband and I visited the Carriage House the weekend of 9/11-9/13. We stayed in the Victoria room which offered the only kitchen in all of the rooms in the Carriage House. Our hosts, David and Suzanne couldn't have been nicer. We had never stayed in a bed & breakfast before, but this particular experience was very positive. We felt very comfortable sharing a home with other people, and it was interesting getting to know our fellow travelers during our delicious community breakfasts and late afternoon gourmet snacks. The Carriage House is very well maintained, and very warm and inviting. The views are spectacular if you overlook the harbor. We spent a lot of time at the beach which was one block away, enjoying a picnic lunch, long walks and a very romantic evening watching the breathtaking sunset with a bottle of wine. We also had an in-room massage, which was awesome. It was nice to not have to go to a spa, but rather slip into a warm whirlpool tub in our room to further enhance the luxurious massage experience. South Haven is a very charming town, and the Carriage House is a perfect place to stay and relax and feel totally comfortable in. We would definitely recommend this South Haven treasure.

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Reviewed September 8, 2009

Found the venue over the Internet, and our expectations were exceeded. Inn is proximate to the downtown South Haven shops, within easy walking distance of the Lake Michigan beaches and has a wonderful view of the harbor. David and Suzanne, the proprietors, were more than happy to offer recommendations on things to do and restaurants not to miss. Breakfasts our two mornings were delicious, and the coffee was great. Evenings, there is a nice offering of snacks. We'd definitely go back.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 3, 2009

We chose the Carriage House to celebrate our 35th anniversary. The innkeepers, David and Suzanne were so special. They made us feel welcome and cared-for. Their knowledge of the area, including surrounding towns and restaurants was so helpful. The house is absolutely beautiful! The victorian style is carefully adhered to in every detail. Our room had a private balcony overlooking the harbor, where we sat every evening with a glass of wine. We also appreciated the kid-free policy. It was a wonderful, quiet respite from our terribly busy lives. If you're looking for a Lake Michigan getaway, South Haven is breathtaking, and the Carriage House is the perfect place to come home to each night.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 1, 2009

stayed for the weekend with husband and two other couples. the hosts were very nice and informative. served a wonderful full breakfast both days. the inn was very clean and comfortable with nice quaint rooms. plenty of space to converse, inside and out. near the beach and the marina, nice view of downtown south haven and boats. highly recommended.

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Reviewed September 1, 2009

We found the Carriage House to be above our expectations. The location is perfect, short walk to beach and a quick bike ride to town. The house overlooks the Harbor and all the boats nestled along downtown South Haven. As you eat breakfast in the morning you have a picture perfect view of the Harbor. Breakfast is one of the best features, food was excellent, you recieved more than expected and it was gourmet quality, but still tasted like it was cooked in your kitchen. Snacks were out each night. There is a huge selection of dvd's, even new titles. Rooms are very clean.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 31, 2009

We just returned from our 5th time staying at the Carriage House. We always look forward to the cozy atmosphere, delicious breakfasts, and the friendly conversations with David and Suzanne. This is truly a get away that my husband and I look forward to every year. We love shopping in the nearby towns as well as downtown South Haven. There are so many great places to eat, that we have a hard time deciding where to go. We highly recommend staying here if you are looking to just unwind and relax! Love it!!

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Reviewed August 26, 2009

Walk downtown = about 10 minutes
Tons of great restaurants within walking distance.
Unique shopping.
Other neat towns nearby to drive to.
Awesome beach.
Nice view of the harbor from our private balcony.
Old-fashioned movie theatre in town.
Friendly, non-intrusive staff.
Great breakfast, afternoon snacks.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Carriage House at the Harbor

Address: 118 Woodman St, South Haven, MI 49090-1142
Location: United States > Michigan > Van Buren County > South Haven
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in South Haven
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This beautiful harbor-side mansion was the first, and only, Bed and Breakfast in Michigan to receive the coveted AAA Four Diamond Award. It boasts 12 uniquely inviting guest rooms, each elegantly appointed with a private bath, comfy robes, and first class amenities. Many have cozy fireplaces, whirlpools, and private porches overlooking the harbor. Breakfast is a not to be forgotten experience at the Carriage House Harbor. ... more   less 
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Carriage House At The Harbor Hotel South Haven

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