SOUTH BEACH, 4 BR/2.5 BA, SLEEPS 12+, 4 DECKS-- SUMMER 2015 REGISTRATION OPEN

Rob Gorman

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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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SOUTH BEACH, 4 BR/2.5 BA, SLEEPS 12+, 4 DECKS-- SUMMER 2015 REGISTRATION OPEN

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

South Haven House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, sleeps 12+, new in 2009

** Can't find the weeks you want? Please check out Homeaway listing #330461/ VRBO#314809. **

Summer rentals Saturday to Saturday. Off-season rentals, flexible turnover dates.

Built in 2009, 2300 square foot, two story home with mature trees and balconies. Perfect for a large family, two families or an extended family vacation. Our guests tell us that this is the nicest home near the beach in this price range... they love the new, clean open feel of our home... check out the great reviews. Summer weeks fill quickly... great fall getaway as well.

While the maps will show you that we are one block off the water, the closest public access is a 4 block, 8-10 minute walk to the Blue Stairs / Kids Korner Park. (Please see last paragraph for more info on this beach access.) Nice quiet tree lined street with great neighbors. There’s a fire pit for evening family gatherings, Wi-Fi, cable TV, flat screen TVs, gourmet kitchen, big dining area, four decks/balconies, large yard, relaxing decor and more. The house is made for relaxing, lots of windows and light, with a private balcony off the master bath, a front balcony, plus front and rear ground floor decks - 4 individual decks in all!

New hardwood floors in the main level living area... the floor plan is open with a large front living room, as well as a den opening up to the kitchen and dining room. Sleeping arrangements are queen bed in master bedroom, queen in hall bedroom, and bunks in both front bedrooms. The bunks are twin over full with a trundle, so up to 4 can sleep in each bedroom. In addition, there is a queen sleeper-sofa downstairs.

Other bonuses include the gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, first floor 9 foot ceilings, crown molding throughout, whirlpool tub in the master bath, 4 TVs with cable, and two pairs of a front loading washer/dryer combo. (Yes 2! You won’t be spending your vacation waiting for laundry.) There is also a unfinished basement with a foosball table and a combo air hockey/mini-ping pong/pool table. DVDs, kids videos, and games are available as well.

We are a leisurely 10 minute, 4 block walk along Monroe Blvd. to the blue stairs. (We are actually a block off the water, but the 'blue stairs' public access is a little further away.) See the google maps info below on the house location. Downtown or to the pier is a about a mile, or a couple minute drive. Address is 1019 Hazel St.

Ready for your large group family: We understand rentals with large families and friends. Have you rented and found out that they barely have enough places to sit for dinner, or not enough dishes? We understand this as we have a big family with lots of friends; our home is comfortable for a large group with plenty of dishes and utensils. We also stock our home with the basics to get you started. No running to the store when you get there... you just need to add food and people to have a great time.

About the bed setup... there are 4 bedrooms. We have set up our home to accommodate extended families. There are two bedrooms with queen beds,so with two couples, these two bedrooms sleep 4 people. There are also two identical front bedrooms, with a twin over full bunk, plus a trundle. This allows for a couple on the full, and one child in the top bunk and one in the pull out trundle Each of these two bedrooms sleeps 4. This provides for a total of 12 people. Last, there is a pullout sofa in the front living room, which can sleep 1-2 people. From a sleeping perspective we think that our home works best with 3-4 couples and lots of kids.

Towels and linens are included. We also have some beach towels and camp chairs available. For weekly rentals, check-in is 4:00 PM Saturday and check-out is by 10 am the following Saturday.

*** New to South Haven? Here's a little South Haven info as you look for the right place for your family. Often we get the question, what is the 'Blue Stairs'? South Haven is divided into two sections, North Beach and South Beach, split by the Black River. South Beach has easier access to the downtown area. Our home is about a mile south of town. There are two main beach access points on the South Beach side: 'The Blue Stairs' and the pier. The Blue Stairs are 36 solid, large, (concrete/steel) steps to the beach area. It is right by the popular Kids Korner park. Our home is just slightly less than half a mile away. We usually just walk, but if we are carrying a lot of stuff, i.e. kids stuff, one person may drive with all the stuff, (about a 2 minute drive), and people walk home as they are tired... last person drives home. Other guests tell me that they never drive to the beach, so it is just what you prefer. If you have someone that has a physical challenge, the Blue Stairs may be a little tough, not because of the stairs, but rather walking through the fine sand at the end of the day from the beach to the stairs. In addition, there is parking by the pier ($7/day or $15/week), and there is a beach boardwalk that facilitates walking through the sand. (South Haven has done a great job catering to the physically challenged, even providing bleachers to sit on.) There's also kids play equipment at this location. We use the Blue Stairs for our access... we have family members which include toddlers to blind to physically challenged to healthy, however given the number of questions we have received on this subject, we thought it might be helpful to provide a little background and alternatives. There are great beaches on the North Beach side... occasionally we will drive over there for a change of pace, but not often. We think the Blue Stairs access point is the best, as it is wide beach with plenty of room even on crowded days. We hope this explanation helps a bit...

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Rob Gorman (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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About Rob Gorman

After our first visit to South Haven, we started looking for a house to purchase. It is hard to come to South Haven in the summer and feel stressed. Having been from California, and having spent lots of time on the beaches there, we were surprised to find out that we were living right near some of the nicest beaches in the country. (OK, our California friends may not believe that comment, but they have not been to South Haven.)

Rob Gorman purchased this house in 2009

Why Rob Gorman chose South Haven

We were looking for a property that could serve our large family (6 kids) and was within walking distance to the beach. With so many properties being small and needing lots of TLC, we chose to purchase a lot nearby and build. Having a new house gives us the opportunity to enjoy our time in South Haven, with the conveniences of new, in a relaxing setting.

There's something about Hazel Street that is just relaxing. It does not have the house upon house feel you can find in the rest of the South Beach area. There are large trees and deeper lots throughout the area giving it a 'out of the way' like feel in the middle of town.

What makes this house unique

Quiet tree lined street that has almost no traffic. Our guests tell us again and again, that this location is great as it 'misses' the traffic of the South Beach area, but is within walking distance of the beach, pier and town. The other comment we often hear... 'new and clean', I think this is because we stay at our homes and keep them maintained and up to date, because that is how we like them too!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 29 traveler reviews

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South Beach, 4 BR/2.5 BA, Sleeps 12+, 4 decks-- Summer 2015 registration open
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South Haven Southwest Michigan
5

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5
Our vacation in South Haven was wonderful. What a beautiful little town, and the house was perfect for our family. We especially liked the very long kitchen table where we could enjoy meals together and play board games at night. We were very happy with the short walk to the beach and to downtown. We loved it all.
This was our first vacation on Lake Michigan and everyone agreed it was one of our best vacations.

Jim and Judy were also very nice.
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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South Beach, 4 BR/2.5 BA, Sleeps 12+, 4 decks-- Summer 2015 registration open
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South Haven Southwest Michigan
5

Perfect family rental

  • 5 of 5
What a great house. The rooms are spacious and the trundle/ bunks in two of the rooms are great for families with multiple kids. South beach (our favorite beach in Western Mich.) is just a short distance (a quick drive, and about a 31/2 block walk). The house is very new with a great deck and back yard, fenced in on 3 sides, which is great for small kids. The owner supplies everything you need to get started. Excellent supply of dishes, pots and pans, silverware and cooking utensils. Super big gas grill on the back deck. We also enjoyed the balconies off of 3 of the 4 bedrooms. The 3 TVs made it nice for kids/ adults to watch their shows at the same time. The unfinished basement has a combination pool/ping pong/air hockey table that is great for the kids (especially if you have rainy days) For those not familiar with South Haven, the town has great restaurants, bars and shops for bargain hunters. The house is also a short drive from St. Joe, Saugatuck, and Holland which are great towns to visit. In short, I can't say enough about this rental. We plan on renting it again in the near future!!!
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments... I appreciate your comments about South Haven... there is something very special about the town. It is just a great place for people of all ages, with so many different activities throughout the town, and within an hour drive. We never tire of visiting ourselves.
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South Beach, 4 BR/2.5 BA, Sleeps 12+, 4 decks-- Summer 2015 registration open
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South Haven Southwest Michigan
5

Nice new home and a walk to beach and town!

  • 5 of 5
The home is new (4 yrs), is nicely decorated and laid out and well equipped! The living spaces are large and there are lots of sleeping accommodations. The home is within walking distance to the beach (blue stairs) and what my kids call the best playground ever "kids corner". It's also easy to walk to the pier and quaint downtown area. The owners were wonderful to work with and they truly provide so many things for your home away from home. This home exceeded our expectations!!! As an added bonus they own the home next door too (same new, large layout) in case you have a really big group and need to rent both like our family did!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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South Beach, 4 BR/2.5 BA, Sleeps 12+, 4 decks-- Summer 2015 registration open
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+1 -847 844-8010
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A wonderful family friendly home!

  • 5 of 5
This was our first time renting a home large enough for our entire family. The home is attractive, clean, spacious, and fully furnished with everything we needed to start our vacation. The owner, Rob, said that he likes to tell people that the only thing they need to bring. Is food to start their vacation.

We had a wonderful time exploring South Haven, playing games indoors and out. Even though we had some cool days, the fire pit was used often.

I would recommend this home for anyone looking for a comfortable vacation. If there are small children involved, you will definitely appreciate the two separate living spaces!
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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South Beach, 4 BR/2.5 BA, Sleeps 12+, 4 decks-- Summer 2015 registration open
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p244449
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South Haven Southwest Michigan
5

Relax

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful trip and experience. The house is in perfect condition and an easy one block walk to the beach...and a two minute drive to downtown South Haven. Clean, well maintained, and a great floor plan...excellent. The other big bonus is the owner was an absolute pleasure to work with...recommend this house for a relaxing get away.
  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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South Beach, 4 BR/2.5 BA, Sleeps 12+, 4 decks-- Summer 2015 registration open
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+1 -847 844-8010
South Haven Southwest Michigan
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5

the perfect house

  • 5 of 5
if you are looking for a comfortable, clean, well decorated home (equipped with everything you need except your food and luggage) and located on a pretty street- rent this one. just do it, you'll love it
  • Submitted: May 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

South Haven House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall/Winter 2014-2015
Sep 2 2014 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,100
 
 
Memorial Day Weekend
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Early Bird #1 - May 30-June 6
May 30 2015 - Jun 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,450
 
 
Early Bird #2 - June 6-13
Jun 6 2015 - Jun 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
June 13-20
Jun 13 2015 - Jun 19 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,650
 
 
June 20-27
Jun 20 2015 - Jun 26 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
 
 
June 27 - July 4
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 3 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,100
 
 
July 4 - July 11
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 10 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
 
 
Peak Season
Jul 11 2015 - Aug 14 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
August 15-22
Aug 15 2015 - Aug 21 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,700
 
 
August 22-29
Aug 22 2015 - Aug 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,450
 
 
6 day Special - Aug 29-Sep 4
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 3 2015
6 night minimum stay
$350
$2,100
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 7 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$200
From
$434
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Fall Weekends
Sep 8 2015 - Oct 19 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,150
 
 
Winter 2015 - Spring 2016
Oct 20 2015 - May 2 2016
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$288
Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$288
Fri,Sat
$1,150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $700
Notes Off-season - $600/wkend, $150/extra night, $1100 weekly

Large group? Rent homeaway #330461 also during off-season for : $1200/weekend for both houses

Summer rentals - Sat. to Sat, weekly rentals only.

Rates quoted are for groups of 12 or less with up to 8 adults.
Calendar is kept up to date. Please verify calendar prior to inquiring.
Flexible turnover options during off-season.

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Amenities

Amenities

South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Downstairs - toilet
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Double sink
    Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , With Private Balcony
    Hall Bedroom - 1 queen
    Front Left Bedroom - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , (Twin over Full Bunk with Trundle) with Balcony
    Front Right Bedroom - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , (Twin over Full Bunk with Trundle) with Balcony
    Living Room - 1 queen , Pull out full sofa
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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