The Sand Castle Inn

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

About

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.

Reviews

Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Best place to stay in South Haven

5 on August 28, 2017

We have stayed at the Sand Castle Inn 4 years, and every time it is the best experience. We are treated like family, the Innkeeper, and her helpers are so good at providing so much you feel like you are right at home. We have stayed at a couple other places on off years, but were not happy with those. This is the only place to stay in South Haven. When they serve breakfast, you get homemade cooking that was made special from recipes that the head cook (Innkeeper) has prepared for her guests. The evening appetizers are wonderful too. Our room is always clean with everything needed for taking showers, washing hair, etc. The swimming pool is lovely, clean & so warm it is a pleasure to use. We will always stay here, and make reservations in early Spring to hold our room. We love the front porch & it's location so close to the beach. Tom & Sue love this place.


Nice stay

3.4 on August 26, 2017

Our room was very adequate, comfortable bed and pillows, nice shower and private porch area. The breakfasts were very tasty and plentiful. The staff were helpful and friendly. The location was fabulous - one block from Lake Michigan access and a short walk to the downtown area.


Best B&B in South Haven

5 on August 26, 2017

We have stayed at the Sand Castle Inn 4 years, and every time it is the best experience. We are treated like family, the Innkeeper, and her helpers are so good at providing so much you feel like you are right at home. We have stayed at a couple other places on off years, but were not happy with those. This is the only place to stay in South Haven. When they serve breakfast, you get homemade cooking that was made special from recipes that the head cook (Innkeeper) has prepared for her guests. The evening appetizers are wonderful too. Our room is always clean with everything needed for taking showers, washing hair, etc. The swimming pool is lovely, clean & so warm it is a pleasure to use. We will always stay here, and make reservations in early Spring to hold our room. We love the front porch & it's location so close to the beach.


The Best B&B in South Haven

5 on August 26, 2017

We have stayed at the Sand Castle Inn 4 years, and every time it is the best experience. We are treated like family, the Innkeeper, and her helpers are so good at providing so much you feel like you are right at home. We have stayed at a couple other places on off years, but were not happy with those. This is the only place to stay in South Haven. When they serve breakfast, you get homemade cooking that was made special from recipes that the head cook (Innkeeper) has prepared for her guests. The evening appetizers are wonderful too. Our room is always clean with everything needed for taking showers, washing hair, etc. The swimming pool is lovely, clean & so warm it is a pleasure to use. We will always stay here, and make reservations in early Spring to hold our room. We love the front porch & it's location so close to the beach.


Excellent first B&B experience

4.6 on May 07, 2017

We had never stayed at a B&B before but were pleasantly surprised and would definitely do it again - especially this one. It was clean and had great service and excellent food! Breakfast was delicious each morning, and we enjoyed sitting on the front enclosed porch to eat. There is a fridge for guests' use, and cookies and snacks out each day. We used the Economy Special from the website and originally booked the Courtyard room, but got upgraded to the Majestic Suite upon arrival - definitely recommend using the specials! The room was spacious and comfortable. It has an electric fireplace which we used because it was chilly when we were there, and it warmed up the room quickly. The room also has a huge private balcony. The bathroom was clean and had toiletries provided. The location of the B&B is perfect, steps away from the beach and a short walk to the downtown area.


Sand Castle

4.8 on August 28, 2016

We enjoyed our stay very much.


Pretty but needs some help

3.0 on August 13, 2016

We have stayed at many B&B's and we know what to expect. The Sand Castle is in a great location. Close to beach and Downtown. That being said it is looking shabby. Needs painting, rooms need to be up dated and the porch could use some new furniture. Breakfast was good, the staff very friendly and the pool was very nice. Would stay again but I hope they fix the Place up before we decide to come back.


Sandcastle review

4.4 on August 08, 2016

Sandcastle was very close to the beach as well as the shopping and dining in town. The breakfasts were delicious and filling. It was a nice touch to have snacks in the late afternoon.


very pleasant location but close to everything

5 on July 04, 2016

good location, quiet, very nice staff, delicious afternoon snacks and breakfasts. pretty pool and gardens. great bed.


Great Place to Stay

5 on June 24, 2016

We have been to South Haven many times but this is the first time we have stayed at Sand Castle. We were very pleased. The room was clean, Staff was friendly and breakfast was delicious. We liked it so much we have booked another stay for August


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Location

Location Type

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

Airport

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

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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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Policies

  • 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.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Charles & Mary Jane Kindred

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • 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.


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