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Sand Castle Inn
Ranked #7 of 16 South Haven B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 August 2013

This is a great b and b. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Enjoyed the wonderful breakfasts on the porch. This b and b has a pool which is very nice. The afternoon treats and evening cookies were a pleasant surprise. Located one block from the beach and an easy walk to town we will definitely return.

Room Tip: The tower room was very nice with a small private deck.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

We enjoyed our mid -week stay July 23rd-July 27th. This was our first visit to the Sand Castle Inn B &B. Carlene the innkeeper warmly welcomed us. We received a tour of the Inn and met the friendly staff. The Royal Suite-had a King size bed, flat screen TV, fireplace and a large balcony. We enjoyed the quiet getaway on the balcony each day. The Inn is conveniently located near the beach, and downtown South Haven. The walking distance was great exercise. The Outpost Outfitters rental across the street provided 7 speed bikes and helmets for our bike ride on the nearby Kal-Haven Trail. The breakfast buffet was a nice change compared to other B&B's. We are able to pick, choose and enjoy the delicious breakfasts of a main dish, a variety of pastries, fresh fruit, yogurt and cereal each day. The early evening appetizers, and late night baked goods were a nice treat to end the day. We look forward to our next visit at the Sand Castle Inn.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 June 2013

We picked the Sandcastle Inn based on a family referral...we weren't disappointed! A terrific location...1 block to the beach, 3 blocks to town, and close to the bike trail. The breakfast was different, plentiful and tasty every day, plus there are appetizers in the early evening, and cookies at night. You can enjoy them all in the very cute living room, or on any of several chairs on the porch. We also enjoyed the pool area; while not huge, plenty of very comfy chaise lounges to relax in the sun. And the people who run and work at the inn were all very friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay here again!

Room Tip: Trellis room on the 1st floor has 2 twin beds, with a great semi private patio right out the back do...
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Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 June 2013 via mobile

Close to town and to the beach - a perfect fit! We stayed in the "crown" room on the second floor. Nice space, fireplace, small porch (enough for two chairs). The other rooms upstairs look nice too, some have larger porches. The pool is great too for a quick dip, but not large enough if many other guests are there at the same time.
The breakfasts are okay - nothing special. Egg cassarole every day and then something else in addition as a main dish - one day it was cheese potatoes, the next: sausage gravy and biscuits, the next: sausage. Each day as a pastry selection: cinnamon rolls for two days and pumpkin bread and banana cake on a other. Fruit salad, bagels, bread, and bananas are available too. Like I said, good- but nothing remarkable.
One really nice thing - each day at 5, there is some sort if before dinner munchers available: dips, cheese and crackers, etc - enough to take the edge off while you get ready to go out for the night. Each night there are fresh cookies or brownies out too.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed 3 June 2013

My husband and I traveled to the Sand Castle Inn May 31-June 2nd for a weekend getaway. When we arrived we were warmly greeted and filled in on everything we needed to know about the inn. When we saw our room, the Majestic Suite, we were impressed by the cleanliness. The room was spacious, and the bathroom was very nicely sized as well. We really enjoyed sitting out on our deck. The breakfasts served were delicious, and quite filling. We also enjoyed the appetizers at 5:00 and the cookies in the evening. My husband and I did not use our vehicle all weekend. We walked all over town enjoying the shops, and the beautiful homes by the lake. We also loved walking along the lake. It was such a nice, relaxing weekend. The Sand Castle Inn was impressive and we will be back.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

Great hosts, warm and friendly. B&B was adorable, clean and well furnished. Cottage charm. Outdoor pool was heated - bonus! Only two blocks from Lake Michigan and close enough to downtown to walk. Breakfast was super yummy. Recommend if you're looking for a getway to South Haven!!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Garden Room, which was cute, but no fireplace. Since it's warmer, I didn't...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank EmilyGerkin
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Reviewed 1 May 2013

Great historic place. You cannot beat the innkeeper Carlene. Not only do you get a wonderful breakfast, but yummies throughout the day.....and wonderful conversation, too! Location is perfect, too! We walked to town easily and we're old! Loved walking to the beach - about a block away. I think it's great, too, that this property has a nice pool. So you get the quaint B and B, private room, private bath, nice furnishing, unusual architecture, fabulous innkeeper, super location, and a pool, too!

Room Tip: We loved the top floor!
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Sand Castle Inn

Address: 203 Dyckman Ave, South Haven, MI 49090-1006
Region: United States > Michigan > Van Buren County > South Haven
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in South Haven
Price Range: £106 - £224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
The Sand Castle Hotel South Haven

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