The Sand Castle Inn

203 Dyckman Ave , South Haven, MI 49090 USA (Show map)


Beautifully restored historic Lake Michigan resort bed & breakfast. One block to beach, three blocks to downtown. Walk to shops, restaurants, South Haven harbor and sunsets. Most rooms have private balconies and fireplaces. All are designer decorated with central air conditioning, private bathrooms and all of the latest amenities. A full gourmet breakfast is included. Common areas are our attractive living room and white wicker front porch which overlooks the park across the street. Seasonal outdoor heated pool. Private and quiet, yet in the middle of everything that's happening in South Haven. Unique and intimate.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Great visit to Sand Castle Inn

5 on August 25, 2015

We had a wonderful experience at the Sand Castle Inn. The room was clean and well appointed and comfortable bed. Loved the balcony! The staff was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was very, very good and we also loved the afternoon snacks. It is in an excellent location, close to the beach and town. We will definitely go back for another vacation.

Great place to stay in South Haven

5 on May 20, 2015

This was our first trip to South Haven and we're glad we stayed at the San Castle B&B. Service was great from the very first minute and continued our entire stay. The room was exactly as advertise and was spacious, clean and the bed was extremely comfortable. Wifi worked great with no issues as well. First breakfast was delicious. We want the egg souffle recipe :-) Second breakfast was a buffet and we had never seen that before at at B&B and it was great. B&B is a short walk the Lake Michigan and a decent walk to downtown activities If you're staying in South Haven I would recommend this establishment.

Girl's Weekend

4.2 on July 30, 2014

My best friend, Linda, and I planned a special weekend away. Linda flew in from Colorado and after picking her up from the airport, we traveled t our B&B-Fantastic place and we had a fabulous time.

Favorite Secret Getaway

5 on July 19, 2014

The Sand Castle Inn and South Haven have become my new "Favorite Secret Getaway". It was my first visit ever and I had such a relaxing, wonderful time. The service was great. I can't say enough about my visit.

better than we expected. walk to beach and town. private balcony was large!

4.8 on July 13, 2014


sand castle inn anniversary stay

5 on July 13, 2014

The home and our room exceeded our expectations. We felt at home. Love, love, loved the open porch. It was a great place to enjoy the great coffee in the morning!! Very nice pool ! We will definitely go back!!

weekend get away fantastic b&b

5 on July 01, 2014

greta place 1/2 block from the beach on lake michigan, fantastic manicured landscape full wrap around front porch for sitting or dinning. Pool was clean and warm and absolute charming place

Great location

2.6 on June 02, 2014

Sandcastle Inn is in the perfect location. The walk to the beach and downtown are both only a couple of blocks away. The inn is nice but I expected more. For example, home made cookies instead of store bought. I know something little but it's something you'd expect from a bed and breakfast. Also, towels without holes and stains. My biggest complaint is the lack of an "inn keeper" in the night and of quiet hours. It is at this time when all of your guests are in your establishment and yet management left at 7:30pm. Guests can behave however they choose. We were kept awake until 1am because another set of guests had friends in their room and they were talking loudly on the balcony above our room. I didn't feel like this consistuted as an "emergency" so I did not call the emergency number. This, however, could have been take care of with a quiet hours rule and on premise inn keeper.

Innkeeper Response
We would like to thank the guest for visiting the Sand Castle and for taking the time to write a review. All of these reviews are shared and discussed with our entire staff, and they allow us an opportunity to improve. So, thank you. The Sand Castle Inn, as the guest stated, is in a “great location”, in the middle of everything in South Haven and yet private, quiet and exclusive. Walk to the beach, town, harbor, shops and restaurants. We serve a complimentary, gourmet breakfast. We have a heated swimming pool and WIFI. Our white wicker front porch overlooks the park across the street and is a beautiful setting for breakfast and relaxing. In almost 20 years at the Sand Castle, I could count on one hand the comments we have heard about a noise disturbance. In the case of this guest, a call to the Innkeeper, who lives at the Inn and is always on site, would have fully solved this problem. The Innkeeper lives at the Inn and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We invite all of our guests - via contact information on the front desk - to contact the Innkeeper at any time of the night if they need assistance. Each night we specially bake cookies and the aroma fills the house. There are four extra long, extra plush towels in each bathroom serving two persons. We buy new towels every year because, in time, they will wear out. We would have hoped that the guest would simply use one of the other 3 towels in the bath and then bring the substandard towel to our attention so that we could replace it and then cycle it out of circulation. More than 50% of our guests are return guests, and we hope this guest will visit again.

Great location and clean.

4.6 on April 03, 2014

We stayed one night. Clean and pretty home. Owner does not stay in house, but there was a very nice innkeeper. Even on a cold March day we walked into town for shopping and dinner. Very nice breakfast prepared for us the next morning. We were given an upgraded room since there was one available

A Great Destination!

4.8 on August 24, 2013

The Sand Castle Inn was our first experience at a B & B, and to say that we were impressed would be an understatement. In fact, we've already booked a return trip just one month later! The staff was pleasant and helpful, our room was fantastic with a fireplace, large television and huge private balcony. The Inn's location is excellent, sitting just a block from the beach and a block from the downtown shops and restaurants. You will love the Sand Castle Inn.

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Location Type

Resort town, Lake Michigan, Lakefront, Oceanfront, Small town, Wine country


Kalamazoo, MI (AZO-Kalamazoo Battle Creek Intl.) 48 miles

Directions to property:

Take I-196 North or South to exit 20 (Phoenix Road). West to second stop light (Broadway). Right on Broadway, across the bridge, becomes Dyckman. Continue to address and sign on the right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Kal-Haven Bike Trail, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet , Ironing Board/Iron on site, Coffee/tea available on site, Fridge available on site

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoke on front porch or private balcony
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Not suitable for children under 13.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Weekends May through October, Some Holidays are 3 or 4 night
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night deposit due at the time of reservation, with balance paid at check-in. Half of full amount due for reservations of 3 or more rooms. Ask innkeeper for details.
  • Cancellations: 10 day cancellation policy, longer for booking of more than one room.



Charles & Mary Jane Kindred

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  • Time Served: 9 to 10:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Front Porch, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Upon Request:

Signature Dish

Grandma D's Spinach Quiche
A recipe straight from Gram's file. A nutritious and tasty way to start the day! Spinach, cheeses and a little kick all served up in a perfectly baked brown rice crust.