My wife and I spent a weekend in beautiful South Haven in Sept 2008. We stayed in the Dartmouth suite which is a guest house separate from the main house. We paid about $179 per night. This was my first "real" experience with a B&B and it was quite wonderful.
If you are not familiar with South Haven, it is a pretty, quiet town on the western shore of Michigan. Martha's Vineyard is about a 15 minute drive from the main downtown area of South Haven and borders up to a golf course.
When we arrived, the owners were very friendly. They showed us our room, where we can find things like board games, utensils, etc. They explained that since we were in one of the suites, breakfast would be broght to our room. Guests in the main house had breakfast in the common room or on the porch.
Breakfast both mornings were delightful. Each day consisted of eggs, fruit, coffee, juice, and a specialty baked item. I don't remember the specifics of what we ate but it was all very yummy. In the guesthouse, there is a common kitchen that we shared with the other guests and there was a fridge too with basic kitchen items available.
Our suite, the Dartmouth Suite, was quite nice. The bed was nice and comfortable and the bathroom featured a 2 person jacuzzi which was quite relaxing. There was a tv in the corner of ththe room but quite small (13 inch i believe). There is a gas fireplace that is the main source of heating the room. Word of caution, when the temperature dips down past your set temperature control, the fireplace will automatically turn on (in our case in the middle of the night). The fire is quite bright and we had to put on sleep masks. I didn't feel like figuring out if there was an alternative to the fireplace heating up the room. Plus, we liked the fireplace anyway. We could've turned down the thermostat all the way so it wouldn't have turned on during the night but the wife gets cold easily.
There is a door that connects to another suite but is double locked. However, sound can pass somewhat easily. It wasn't a problem though.
In the spacious lawn between the guest house and main house, they have a nice firepit set up at night with 4 chairs. There is only one log on at a time so it doesn't burn very large but it was fun to have wine out there underneath all the stars.
We brought our bikes with us from Chicago and they have safe storage in their shed. The Kai Haven trail is just a few miles from the property.
If you want a nice, romantic getaway, try this friendly, cute B&B.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Escape from the ordinary to our private piece of South Haven. With an air of relaxed elegance, away from the hustle and bustle, Martha's Vineyard offers luxurious accommodations of unparalleled comfort, heartfelt hospitality, service that anticipates and pampers and soul-inspiring surroundings. Select from eleven elegantly appointed guestrooms, each with private bath & fireplace, many with luxurious 2-person whirlpool tubs. All of our rooms are steeped with charm, and designed with your comfort in mind. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Martha`s Vineyard Hotel South Haven
- Martha`s Vineyard Bed And Breakfast
- Marthas Vineyard b&b