Martha's Vineyard

473 Blue Star Hwy. , South Haven, MI 49090 USA (Show map)

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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. 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. Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast each morning and refreshments served mid-day.

Reviews

Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Our stay in June 2016

4.2 on July 08, 2016

We were more than impressed with this B&B. The room was lovely, the breakfast was great both days and Ginger and her staff couldn't have been nicer. We loved the grounds and the beautiful flowers and views from all over the property. Had read a negative review before we booked. It could not have been more wrong. Glad we didn't influence us.


Exeeds your expectations!

5 on December 01, 2014

This was our first experience with B&B so we didn't know what to expect. Upon arrival we automatically loved the look of the house and the décor. Once inside we met Ginger and Lou who were absolute sweethearts. They explained to us everything that we needed to know. Our room hands down blew us away. We had the sweetheart package, the rose paddles on the bed, chocolate dipped strawberries and a bottle of red wine. The breakfast was absolutely delicious and delivered hot to the room... What more could you ask for. I think we found that very special place for a romantic getaway that we can call our own. Thank you Ginger and Lou and we'll see you again soon.


Best B&B ever

4.4 on August 14, 2014

Best B&B with the most romantic rooms with fabulous host Ginger and Lou! Can't wait to go back in the fall! Rooms are all excellent! This B&B goes far beyond excellent! We stayed for a week and wanted more!


Marthas Vineyard, South Have MI

5 on June 17, 2014

The most relaxing and enjoyable Bed and Breakfast. Words cannot describe how beautiful the rooms and outside gardening areas are here. Loved the amazing breakfasts!


A Wonderful Stay

5 on May 15, 2014

My grandmother and I were looking for a beautiful and luxurious B&B to vacation for a long weekend in May, and we certainly found that in Martha's Vineyard. The grounds were beautiful and well maintained with nice touches throughout. The building shared the same sweet touches and each room was unique. We loved our quaint room, especially the fireplace. The bed was comfortable and the bedding was great! We especially enjoyed the 4-course breakfast each morning, everything made with fresh ingredients and so delicious. The service was incredible. On our last morning, we requested breakfast early to catch a train and were easily accommodated. The staff were friendly and knowledgable of the area. The weather was rainy when we were visiting, so we also appreciated the games. Thanks for a great stay! We will be returning next year!


Helpful with rescheduling based on our car troubles

4.0 on November 12, 2013

My wife and I were excited to visit Martha's Vineyard B&B but unfortunately I was in a car accident and we were unable to make our stay. Ginger was extremely helpful in working with us so we could reschedule our reservation for a future date. She was very considerate of our issue and we greatly appreciate it.


Valentine's Day Surprise Turned into Return Getaway

4.8 on September 27, 2013

My husband found Martha's Vineyard by accident. It was both of our first experience in a B&B and we didn't know what to expect. We were completely blown away! Ginger was warm and welcoming and made us feel like we were long-lost friends. My husband worked late that day, and it was a 4-hour drive to get there, so we didn't arrive until late in the evening, and she was very accommodating to our situation. We stayed in the Dartmouth room in the Guesthouse. It was very charming and extremely clean. It was cold in March, so we spent most of our time in our room or on the grounds. Because of the weather, there were lots of amenities that we were unable to enjoy like the hammock, or sitting outside in the gazebo. Between the conscientious staff, delicious homemade breakfast delivered to our room, and lots of "seasonal" amenities that we were unable to enjoy due to weather in March, we have booked a return trip in October for our 5th Anniversary/ 2nd Honeymoon trip. Martha's Vineyard was supposed to be a one-time, "we need a getaway" trip. But we were so pleased with our stay that we decided before we left that we would be back, and Martha's Vineyard may have become "our spot" when we need a "just the two of us" get away. We highly recommend Martha's Vineyard if you are considering a romantic get-away!


Great Getaway leaves Lasting Impressions

4.8 on September 22, 2013

My husband and I traveled to Michigan from Texas for a wedding and extended the trip to include a visit to South Haven. Martha's Vineyard was my husband's first B&B experience, and it made him want to always travel in this manner! We couldn't have asked for a better experience. The food was great, the setting was beautiful and relaxing, the hospitality was wonderful, and the room was perfect mix of homey with all the modern amenities. We loved to sit out on our personal balcony in the morning. The property allows for both socializing (if you come with friends or another couple) and privacy. We laid in the hammock, walked along the vineyard, went to the beach, ate downtown, watched DVDs in bed from a selection provided and enjoyed the most wonderful 4-course breakfasts each morning. We remain on the email list and hope that one day we will get to visit this very special place again!


Our annual slice of paradise

5 on September 18, 2013

My husband and I have gone to Martha's Vineyard for a weekend getaway for the past 3 Octobers. Lou and Ginger have always been very welcoming and accomodating, even changing her morning menu because she knows how much we love her blueberry french toast! The food is outstanding; the rooms are quaint, romantic, private, and very clean; and the property is beautiful. We are headed back next weekend and can't wait. This year, we had to veer from our usual weekend. Ginger called us personally to ask if it would bother us if a wedding party were staying the weekend there as well (we don't mind), and then upgraded us to a bigger suite in the carriage house so we didn't feel like we were crashing someone else's get together. We will come back each and every year for their loving hospitality!


Wish I could say it was better

2.6 on September 13, 2013

We scheduled a romantic weekend getaway for our 6th anniversary. Unfortunately it's tough to be romantic in a room that's infested with flies. We killed nearly 5 DOZEN flies inside our room during our 3-night stay. Cleanliness is an issue. They have a housekeeping staff but they only "freshen" your room. Freshen means make the bed (no clean sheets), refold wet used towels, restock coffee and if necessary remove breakfast dishes. No clean sheets. No clean towels. No cleaned hot tub or shower. No vacuuming. It was gross. The good things about the visit were that they accommodated my food allergy and the food was good. The property is GORGEOUS! And you don't feel smothered or watched by the owners or staff. It's very private. Unfortunately we will not go back. The cleanliness was just too big a factor. And, when we informed the owner of the fly problem she did nothing to correct it. She didn't offer to refund a portion of our money and she didn't offer a free stay.

Innkeeper Response
Wow, to be totally honest this review has me perplexed. When this couple stayed with us they seemed very content and happy with their accommodations and spent most of their time enjoying both their room and our property not venturing far away. Either I or our innkeeper had verbal contact with them daily during their visit and they never shared any problems or discontent about their room. In fact they met with me personally to discuss details of a future wedding at our facility. The housekeeping service that this guest has reported is not accurate, both our innkeeper and our lead housekeeper serviced this room during their stay and I am confident that our standards were upheld. We have never taken the “Eco-friendly” policy of re-using towels from day to day. Our staff changes clean towels daily. Tubs and showers are wiped out and also cleaned daily along with trash being emptied; dishes and coffeepots are washed. Bedding is changed if necessary, along with floors being cleaned. When these guests were checking out they told us that they had a problem with flies in their room, they said that they had killed up to 4 dozen flies. We were shocked and told them that we would check in to it immediately, which we did as soon as they left, and we did not find any evidence of such a problem. There was one remnant of a fly killed and left on the wall, but there were no flies in the trash or live flies found in the room. We personally checked the room daily for the next three days to see if we could find a problem, we did not find another fly. Our housekeepers were in this room daily during their stay for at least 15 minutes and never had an experience with flies. This is one of our most popular rooms and is occupied most regularly, if there was a problem it would seem that it would have been reported on another occasion by another guest. We are sorry that they did not enjoy their stay with us and found it necessary to write this review.


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Rooms & Rates

The Provincetown

A cozy, light and airy room featuring century old lilac bushes that gently shade the windows in early May, step out on your shared veranda to enjoy their fragrance. The Provincetown features a queen-sized bed, private bath with 2-person whirlpool tub/shower, hair dryer, robes for use during your stay, flat screen TV/DVD, WIFI, gas fireplace, large shared veranda overlooking backyard and gardens. * please note fireplaces are out of service during warmer months

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $185

The West Tisbury

this cozy room features queen-sized bed, adorned with luxurious down comforters & pillows, nestled alongside the fireplace. Enjoy reading a book, sipping wine, or simply taking in the view from your private veranda, which overlooks the gardens & pond. The West Tisbury features a queen-sized bed, private bath with shower, hair dryer, robes for use during your stay, flat screen TV/DVD, WIFI, gas fireplace, private veranda that overlooks pond and gardens. * please note fireplaces are out of service during warmer months

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $175

The Arbor

Antique appointments, with rich touches, including a beautiful queen-sized iron bed, make you feel right at home. Enjoy a quiet evening sitting in front of the fireplace, or counting the stars on the spacious shared veranda just outside your room The Arbor features a queen-sized bed, private bath with shower, hair dryer, robes for use during your stay, flat screen TV/DVD, WIFI, gas fireplace, large shared veranda overlooking the backyard gardens. *please note fireplaces are out of service during warmer months

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $175

The Tuckernuck

Beautifully carved pineapple headboard says “Welcome” to the weary traveler. The luxurious linens on the queen-sized bed and fireplace to its side are perfect for that early morning snuggle. Features the most spacious private verandah on-site, with views of the front pond and golf course. If you are an early riser this is the perfect setting for a beautiful sunrise. The Tuckernuck features a queen-sized bed, private bath with shower, hair dryer, robes for use during your stay, flat screen TV/DVD, WIFI, gas fireplace, private veranda with views of pond, vineyard, and golf course. * please note fireplaces are out of service during warmer months

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $99 - $149

The Manchester Suite

A spacious room, the Manchester is a favorite for many of our returning guests. A beautiful sleigh bed, dressed with the finest of linens invites you in for a peaceful night’s sleep. Lounge or read a book in front of the fire, or enjoy a glass of wine on your private veranda. Watch the Blue Heron come in for his evening meal while listening to the pond fountain. The Manchester features a queen-sized bed, private bath with whirlpool tub, walk-in shower, hair dryer, robes for use during your stay, flat screen TV/DVD, WIFI, gas fireplace, private veranda with view of pond. * please note fireplaces are out of service during warmer months.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $195

Chatham in the Guesthouse

One of the favorite guesthouse rooms, the Chatham features a cathedral ceiling and dormer that enhances the peaceful and romantic cottage atmosphere. Enjoy the fireplace while soaking in your whirlpool tub. Grab a movie & popcorn from the kitchenette to make a “date night” right in your room. The Cranston features a queen-sized bed, private bath with shower, 2-person whirlpool tub, hair dryer, robes for use during your stay, flat screen TV/DVD, WIFI, gas fireplace, private covered porch overlooking backyard gardens. * please note fireplaces are out of service during warmer months

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $195

Dartmouth in Guesthouse

cheerful room decorated in sunny yellow. Grab a cup of hot chocolate from the kitchenette and pull up the cozy chair in front of the fire. The 2-person whirlpool sits behind double French doors that can be opened to enjoy the fireplace or closed off for more privacy. The Dartmouth features a queen-sized bed, private bath with 2-person whirlpool tub/shower, hair dryer, robes for use during your stay, flat screen TV/DVD, WIFI, gas fireplace, shared covered porch overlooking vineyard and golf course. * please note fireplaces are out of service during warmer months

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $195

Cranston in Guesthouse

This room offers the ultimate in romantic privacy. Enjoy breakfast in bed or on your private covered porch. A cathedral ceiling and dormer enhance the peaceful and romantic cottage atmosphere and make this a special hideaway. The Cranston features a queen-size bed, private bath with shower, 2-person whirlpool tub, TV/DVD, fireplace, hairdryer, coffeepot, robes for use during your stay. *Please note fireplace is out of service during warmer months.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $195

Brewster in Guest House

wonderful view of our vineyard and gazebo are just outside your door. Sit on the private porch and watch the sunrise. Enjoy breakfast delivered to your room. Grab a magazine or finish that novel in front of the fire. How about s’mores around the campfire? The Brewster features a queen-sized bed, private bath with 2-person whirlpool tub, walk-in shower, hair dryer, robes for use during your stay, flat screen TV/DVD, WIFI, coffeepot, gas fireplace w/remote, private porch with view of vineyard and golf course.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $195

Fairhaven in Guest House

This luxury suite is the largest and most private that Martha's Vineyard has to offer. A large 2-person Jacuzzi tub and flat screen TV are just two of the wonderful amenities that this room has to offer. Sit on the private porch and listen to the crickets chirp, or snuggle up on the chaise lounge in front of your fireplace. Come and experience why Martha's Vineyard has been voted the "Most Romantic Getaway" for four consecutive years!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $135 - $215

The Martha's Garden Room

features a queen-sized bed, private bath with whirlpool tub/shower, hair dryer, robes for use during your stay, flat screen TV/DVD, WIFI, electric fireplace, large private screened in porch overlooking backyard gardens. The Martha’s Garden Room features a queen-sized bed, private bath with shower, hair dryer, robes for use during your stay, flat screen TV/DVD, WIFI, gas fireplace, large shared veranda overlooking the backyard gardens. *please note fireplaces are out of service during warmer months

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $185

Nantucket Suite

Enjoy the view from your secluded balcony overlooking the vineyard and golf course. This 2-story suite offers a 2nd floor bedroom and seating area. Cuddle up in the oversized chair for two and watch a movie or just find the time to talk and catch up on each other’s lives. Enjoy breakfast in your private eating area equipped with mini fridge and microwave, perfect for extended stays. The Nantucket features a queen-sized bed, private bath with shower, hair dryer, robes for use during your stay, flat screen TV/DVD, WIFI, refrigerator, coffeepot, electric fireplace, private balcony overlooking vineyard and golf course. (Twin-sized sleeper sofa provides and optional sleeping arrangement for friends who do not want to sleep together)

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $125 - $185

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Location

Location Type

South Haven Golf Course, Southwest Michigan, Lake Michigan, Countryside, Lakefront, Oceanfront, Small town, Wine country

Airport

Grand Rapids, MI (GRR-Kent County Intl.) 45 miles

Directions to property:

Traveling on Hwy 196, exit #22 (North Shore Drive. Go West 1/4 mile to Blue Star Hwy. Go North 1.9 miles to Inn.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Lake Michigan Beach, on the Golf Course, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet , WIFI

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Golf Course on Site, Games, DVD Library, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3-7pm EST
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only No smoking allowed inside, designated areas outside
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Must inquire prior to making reservation
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum stay most weekends (3 night holidays)
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% deposit required when reservation is made.
  • Cancellations: Cancellation with full refund less $25 processing fee, if made 10 days prior to date of reservation. If less than 10 days then responsible for entire payment of reservation unless we are able to re-sell dates of original reservation. Holidays & Festivals require 30 day notice.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Lou & Ginger Adamson

Languages spoken

English

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About the innkeepers

Enjoy fresh grape juice from our vineyard, homemade granola made with our honey from the onsite beehives, also fresh maple syrup harvested onsite.

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Meals

Breakfast

Four-course

  • Time Served: 9:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Dining room or vine-covered verandah, delivered to room in Guest House Suites

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Carmel Apple Pancakes
Homemade, oven baked pancakes with cinnamon apples and carmel topping. A guest favorite and frequently requested.


Recipes

Deals


Special Package

Hero Special

Looking great was never this easy. Our Hero Special includes chocolate covered strawberries and sparkling juice or champagne, along with two souvenir wine glasses, in room when you arrive. A sumptuous tray of meats, cheese, veggies and fresh baked hot bread - a meal for two - while you both enjoy an In-room massage. You¿ll be a romantic Hero! $150

A Sweetheart Special

Celebrating an anniversary, honeymoon, birthday, or just because? The perfect combination for that special someone includes chocolated dipped strawberries, sparkling juice or champagne, and rose petals on the bed when you arrive. Along with two Martha's Vineyard wine glasses to take home as a keepsake. $56

No Worries Package

Enjoy a relaxing in room massage along with a delicious wine and cheese tray. You will receive 2 Martha's Vineyard wine glasses to take home as a special keepsake. (Your one hour massage may be split for 30 minutes each) $125

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