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Lorie Friedman

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Lorie Friedman

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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May 23, 2015
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Lakeside Haven

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


South Haven House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6-8

Only 3 blocks from Lake Michigan, this home is located in the heart of South Haven, at 513 Indiana Ave. Completely renovated 3 bedroom home features hardwood floors and 2 sparkling clean ceramic tile baths. Spacious 1st floor master bedroom with cathedral ceiling and 2 closets. There are two upstairs bedrooms; one with a queen bed, the other one with two single beds. New kitchen fully equipped for all of your cooking needs. Enclosed 3 season porch for relaxing and a back deck for grilling.

Parking in driveway accommodates two to three vehicles. Leave the car and bike or walk to downtown or beach which is only three blocks from the house.Saugatuck is a 25 minute drive, continue driving north to Holland or Grand Haven. Great shopping, antiquing, eating, biking, swimming, blueberry picking, golfing, ice skating, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Lorie Friedman (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

Welcome to Lakeside Haven,Mi Casa, Su Casa. I hope you enjoy your stay and feel as comfortable as you would in your own home.
Jan 2005
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Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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based on 21 traveler reviews

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Lakeside Haven
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 22 reviews

Great Place to Stay in South Haven!

  • 5 of 5

The home was very inviting, bright and clean. It was conveniently located within walking distance of the beach, Kids Korner and the downtown area. We parked the van in the driveway and hardly used it. My grandchildren loved their room! Lorie even had "Batman" sheets on the bed which thrilled my grandson. She even had plenty of Disney videos and toys for them to play with. They really enjoyed the children's beach chairs! We all loved the front porch and spent many late evenings after the sunsets talking for hours. This home was the perfect place for us and we have fallen in love with South Haven! We look forward to returning! Dianne & Rick Coleman, Warsaw, Kentucky

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lakeside Haven has what it takes to build lifetime memories for you and your family, a souvenir you will have forever!
Greenwood, Indiana

Nice location & home. Owner hard to work with

  • 1 of 5

The property is located close to town and the beach. Great location. The beds had stained sheets and were a little uncomfortable to sleep in. Otherwise, the home had everything we needed: kitchen appliances / plates / utensils and information about the area. There’s a great sunroom and porch off the back for grilling out.

The lady that owns the house was dishonest & kept our security deposit without reason. She claims that we left the house in "filthy" condition. That my parents left a note stating that our children were horrible and they couldn't wait to leave, saying that the kids were kicking sand on them while they slept. However, we cleaned before we left. My children are infant twins who never touched the sand, let alone kicked it all over the house.

The owner had told me she had kept the security deposit for the people who stayed before us as well. She also mentioned that we were the last people of the season in 2014. The only assumption I can make, she knew she was out of renters for the season and needed the money.

After several conversations both on email and via phone, she refused to concede that these issues were made up by her or her housekeeper and ultimately refused to refund our deposit.

We rent in South Haven every year, the town is gorgeous and we won't let one bad owner ruin our yearly trip. We've never had an issue like this before and doubt we will again, we've always taken great care of the places we've stayed and left them in as good of condition as we found them.

If you are looking for a place to rent near the beach, this location is amazing. We hope this review keeps others from having the same problem with this owner.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As you can see by previous reviews of Lakeside Haven, this house is very clean and comfortable. Every spring I stay there to prep the place for the new rental season. I sleep in the master bedroom downstairs and the mattress is just fine. I've owned this home for 10 years and have had the same housekeeper and handyman who work with me to maintain the integrity of the home. The past reviews consistently state how clean the house is and how the owner communicated with customers. I have been very fortunate to have had kind, responsible renters. Granted there have been a handful of customers who have done some damage or have left the house dirty, but that goes with the territory. This rental season I have 4 families returning from previous seasons. Customers do not return if dissatisfied. I consider myself to be a fair, honest individual. The person who wrote this review called me, e-mailed me and had her mother call me questioning why her security deposit was not refunded. We obviously never reached an agreement or agreed to disagree. The security deposit was used to pay my housekeeper for the extra hours it took her to clean. This family rented the house in September 2014. This review was submitted in April 2015. Lorie Friedman, owner of Lakeside Haven LLC

Great house, great location!

  • 5 of 5

Great, clean house a five minute stroll to the beach or downtown and dining. Very comfortable for the six of us, complete kitchen, baths, etc. Wonderful to sit outside on the screen porch. Comfortable beds. Worth every penny!

Two University of Michigan profs and four kids!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: If you are staying in South Haven, Lakeside Haven can accommodate your needs. This house is meant to function as your home away from home, so you can just relax, which is after all what a vacation is all about!


  • 5 of 5

We LOVED our stay at Lakeside Haven! The house was spotless, updated and decorated in nice colors reflecting a nautical/coastal theme. My husband and I liked having the main floor bedroom and bath, while brother, sister-in-law and their two kids had their own bedrooms and bathroom upstairs. The layout was really nice and comfortable, with many windows that allowed for lots of sunlight coming into the house! The screened-in front porch was peaceful and wonderful for watching the neighborhood activities, reading and relaxing. The area is popular with families looking to stay close to the beach. We saw parents and their children walking, biking, skateboarding and pulling wagons up and down the neighborhood streets . . . it felt like a step back in time! There is also a nice back deck and yard which was great for the kids to play. The location was perfect and close to Kid’s Corner (4 blocks), the beach (3 blocks) and town (6 blocks). We brought our bikes and used them to go everywhere - the town is so quaint and very bike friendly! The shopping and restaurants in South Haven exceeded our expectations. The owner was very nice and friendly, she was helpful in answering all my questions and she responded to my emails quickly. The entire rental process couldn't have been smoother, including the prompt return of my security deposit. South Haven gets our vote for “Michigan’s perfect summer beach town”! The kids keep asking when we’re going back to Lakeside Haven . . . not soon enough!!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review encompasses it all - from reading it you can get a feel for the layout of the house and it's location in the town. My listing describes what the home is like but reading it from people who rented the house and thoroughly enjoyed taking advantage of what the house, the town and the flavor of the area have to offer gives an accurate description of living there for a week. Of course I want everyone who inquires about my home to rent it, but if it's not a good fit I will always tell potential customers that no matter where they stay in South Haven they will love it.

Great House and Location

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were extremely happy with this rental and the location. It was a straight 4 block walk to South Beach and an easy walk to town. We didn't use the car once all week. The home was well maintained and clean. We also always had good communication from the owner. A+

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Once Again A Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week this summer at Lakeside Haven with my sister and brother, and had a wonderful time! Walked to church, to the beach, to the pier and lighthouse, the harbor on the Black River, and to shopping and to restaurants in the downtown shopping district. This wasn't the first time my husband and I stayed at Lakeside Haven. It was actually the first place we rented with our kids and their families about 7 years ago. Then we rented it once more after that, and then this year. The house was very clean and had every thing we needed. Bedrooms were very comfortable. Especially enjoyed having coffee on the screened in front porch in the mornings, and dinner out on the porch every night. The owner was friendly and very easy to work with every time we rented. One of the first places we went to was Black River Books, which we all loved. On Wednesday went to the Farmer's Market which was phenomenal. Bought fresh vegetables for our meals at the house. Went back on Saturday when we were leaving town to pick up blueberries, Polish bagels, and anything else we could fit into the car to bring back home to the rest of the family. South Haven is our very favorite place to vacation. It is not too bad of a drive from mid Missouri, and it is so relaxing. Perfect vacation for the whole family, young and old. Would definitely rent from Lorie again.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As the property owner I consider myself quite lucky to have customers who return to vacation @ Lakeside Haven. I also appreciate my clientele who notify me of any problems they come across as fixing things in a prompt manner is always better. South Haven is a wonderful vacation town and the natives are extremely friendly. There are plenty of different things to do in and around the area or if you choose to do nothing it's a peaceful town to just laze around in. I think the atmosphere of Lakeside Haven definitely reflects what the area has to offer.


Car: not necessary

Midway between Chicago, Illinois & Ann Arbor, Michigan

Other Activities : Blueberry picking, also the annual blueberry festival, visit the Michigan Maritime Museum, bike the Kal-Haven trail, ride the sand dunes of nearby Saugatuck, take a tour of wine country, relax at the Kerry Mark Salon & Day Spa, live music at the marina every Thurs. night & Frederick Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids.


Rates & Availability

From $210 Per night

South Haven House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Weekend
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
Early Bird Special
May 26 2015 - Jun 12 2015
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jun 13 2015 - Oct 9 2015
7 night minimum stay
Oct 10 2015 - Nov 24 2015
2 night minimum stay
Nov 25 2015 - Nov 29 2015
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%
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South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • River ...
  • Town ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • The futon can accommodate 1 adult or 2 small children. There is a packNplay crib which can accommodate an infant or toddler.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 3 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Bath and beach towels must be provided by rentors Central Air, 2 Cable TV's, 2 VCRs, 1 DVDPlayer

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