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

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.

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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

First BNB Experience

4.6 on June 07, 2016

Wasn't sure what to expect since we have never stayed at a BNB. Room was clean and well kept. Staff was awesome. Food was not just good. but more than expected. Nice pool. Very near beach and downtown. We walked everywhere. Very happy about our choice and accommodations.

Excellent service

4.0 on March 13, 2016

The most friendly service imaginable willing to help with everything little thing asap. The breakfast left something to be desired but overall a great stay!


5 on January 24, 2016

Absolutely a wonderful place to stay!! Only stayed one night but enjoyed the whole experience. Owners are very friendly. First Bed-N-Breakfast experience and it was a great one. Small, homey feeling. Short walk to downtown and the beach. Will definitely be going back to stay again.

Great location and a very nice Inn.

4.8 on September 28, 2015

Our stay could not have been nicer. The Inn was very nice and the staff was very helpful and accommodating. We had originally planned to stay three nights but extended our visit we were so pleased with the Inn and the area. Thanks to the staff for a great vacation stay!

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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

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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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  • 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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Charles & Mary Jane Kindred

Languages spoken


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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.


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