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Lakefront Home/Spectacular Views/Stairs and Tram to Beach

The Harts

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Lakefront Home/Spectacular Views/Stairs and Tram to Beach

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


South Haven House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms (2 Large Master Suites) sleeps 6-8

Lakefront Home- Unsurpassed lake views, private assoc beach/stairs/new tram elevator. Watch brilliant sunsets from the wrap-around veranda of this well-appointed home. The quaint beach community of Miami Park is remote and wooded and on bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. There are lovely lake views from nearly every room in the house. The house has wide planked hardwood floors, ceramic tile, beach decor throughout and equipped with everything you need for the perfect vacation. The large gourmet kitchen has granite counter tops, a huge island and a 12' slider with panoramic lake views. Newly remodeled lower level with screened porch/wet bar and flat screen TV. Plush towels, terry bath robes, new bedding, some toiletries make your stay more comfortable. The tram makes getting to the beach easy. The large front and back yard is ideal for outdoor activities. South Haven(5 min) and Saugatuck, (15 min) offer fine dining, shopping and activities. Hot Tub available.

4 Bedrooms: Four bedrooms: 1) Master suite with panoramic lake views- King bed with beautiful lake view from every window 2) Master suite with King Bed- some lake views 3) Bedroom on main floor - Queen Bed. Perfect for two couples and families as suites have separate staircases and are on opposite ends of house- lots of privacy. Leather sleeper sofa in living room. 4)Ground floor bedroom with bunkbeds suitable for teenagers or young adults and pull out sofa sleeper.

Kitchen: Newly remodeled gourmet kitchen. Large island, granite counter tops and well stocked with pots/pans/utensils and all you need for cooking. Wonderful lake views through large sliders and windows. Table with 6 chairs and Island with 4 bar stools.

Lay-out: This house is three stories. The 'ground floor' contains laundry facilities, TV room with pull out sofa, wet bar and beautiful new screened porch and bunkroom with bunk beds and utility bath

Second floor comprised of large kitchen, living room, dining area, foyer, Queen bedroom, bathroom and large veranda around entire second floor.

Third floors contain both master bedroom suites each with own bath with showers and king beds

Please note: Maximum of four cars allowed as this is a residential neighborhood with no parking on streets.

Hot tub may be available.

Due to subdivision and parking restrictions we do not allow weddings on our property.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
The Harts (Owner)
Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family thoroughly enjoyed the lake, sunsets, and yard. We had time to play badminton, baseball and bocce as evening entertainment. Thank you for sharing your home with our family. It was a great vacation.
Jun 2012
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Lakefront Home/Spectacular Views/Stairs and Tram to Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Wonderful holiday home!

  • 5 of 5

Staying in your lovely home is like coming to stay in a “family” home. All the things used at home are here – blankets to wrap up in, condiments in the refrigerator, full size bottles of shampoo and lotions, games and puzzles, lots of seating inside and out. We felt at home immediately.

We loved the unusual architecture – with the two master suites each with private stairs, and the almost circular staircase leading to the ground level. The decor is lovely – bright and colorful with so many pretty decorating touches.

We enjoyed the beach and tram. We went for walks on the beach, collected some interesting rocks and shells, and waded in the water of lake Michigan.

Your beach home is charming. We loved everything about it. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Beautiful home, great location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home right on Lake Michigan. We loved the tram down to the beach, great beach walking. Nice, short drive into South Haven. Not far from Saugatuck. Very nicely furnished home, ample towels and linens, very comfortable with plenty of places inside and out to relax.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

The perfect waterfront vacation.

  • 5 of 5

My family was lucky enough to stay here for a week. The house was incredibly charming and immaculate. Attention had been given to every room in the house. The location was perfect, situated minutes from the cute little town of South Haven and under 30 minutes to the hipster town of Saugatuck. The house has a large yard which makes it feel private while providing space for outdoor activities. The house's relationship to the lake is unique. While you can't walk right out onto a beach, my family thought it was even better to sit on the deck and look over the bluff down to the water. The tram made getting down to the water easy for even my elderly parents. The owners of the house were really great and were helpful at every step of planning our trip. It is hard to come up with anything negative to say about our vacation here....the third bedroom is small but still cozy. We would definitely return here. FYI... We ate at Salt of the Earth, Tello, Mermaid, and Hawskhead and would recommend all. Also, the paddle boat tour down the Kalamazoo River was definitely worthwhile.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Menomonee Falls, WI

Wonderful House and Great People!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful House! We were on our girls wine weekend and this house was more that big enough for all of us! We were able to sit and drink wine around the kitchen counter! The hot tub was perfect for the chilly nights. The views from the home are gorgeous. The beds are comfortable. I have nothing bad to say about this house and the Joan is great answering all the questions you have. They made us feel more than welcome and we enjoyed out stay so much we are coming back to the same house again for 2014. RENT this house you will be so happy you did!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much and we look forward to having you return this year!
Saint Louis MO

Wonderful Home & Fantastic View

  • 5 of 5

The home is wonderful in all respects. It is clean, charming and well equipped. The view of Lake Michigan is unbelievable and the beach which can be accessed from stairs or a tram is lovely with wide sandy beaches and few people. The owners were very accommodating and easy to reach for questions and help with planning our trip. You can tell this house is full of love! I would rent it again in a second. It is everything promised and more.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Perfect Getaway, Hard To Leave

  • 5 of 5

Great family getaway, the worst part of the trip was having to leave! We just got back from enjoying a long weekend here in “Hart Haven” and we had such a great time. From the moment we pulled into the driveway and glimpsed the spectacular lake views and got our first look at the house, we automatically went into vacay mode. The house is so warm and inviting and the owners make you feel right at home.

I was organizing this trip on behalf of three families and Karen (the owner) was so responsive from my general inquiries over email and even left a hand written note and pie to welcome us on our first day. They thought of everything, the kitchen and house was well stocked with almost everything you need besides groceries.

We spent most of our mornings on the wonderful deck and our days one the private beach (the tram was a great feature since we always brought a ton of stuff with us and all the kids enjoyed it too!). We did spend a few hours exploring downtown South Haven but opted to spend most of our time at the home and on the beach and only ventured to eat out once (making good use of the grill during our stay).

The house itself was perfect for our group with three couples, a bachelor and multiple kids (from a newborn, to toddlers and even a furry four legged baby). The layout was great for multiple families/couples and the decor was so bright, cheery and relaxing. Lots to do in the area if you want to plan excursions but also well located and well stocked if you want to just laze around in the home. It was our first experience renting a vacation home and thanks to Karen and Hart Haven, it definitely won’t be our last!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Grand Rapids
Car: necessary

6 miles north of quaint downtown South Haven, and 11 miles south of the beautiful Saugatuck waterfront. Unparalleled views of Lake Michigan. Private association beach and steps with literally miles of seclusion. Great championship golf (3 courses) less than 2 miles. Restaurants and summer activities abound. Quiet residential neighborhood with large yard- lots of green space.

Other Activities: Great Golf, vineyards, farm mkts., antiquing, restaurants, sandy beaches

Golf: Hiking, boating, walking the miles of secluded beach, swimming, dining, golfing, shopping; the list is nearly endless.

- Perhaps the largest secluded beach in the lower peninsula as private steps lead to 1000's of feet of state land.

- Golf, golf, golf. Acclaimed Hawkshead, a 18 hole luxury course is less than 3 miles away. There are over 10 golf courses within 12 miles of the house.

-Shopping. You are within 6 miles from the quaint shops of South Haven and 9 miles from beautiful downtown Saugatuck with all their wonderful boutique shops.

-Dining. The list is expansive, unique and award winning. We will leave you a review on the kitchen counter.

-Hiking. The Kal-Haven trail is 4 miles away and a must. The Allegan woods is also spectacular and is 12 miles away. The Saugatuck dune state park is unbelievable. (11 miles away).

-South Haven Lighthouse. 5 miles away.

-Michigan Maritime Museum. 5 miles away.


Rates & Availability

From $450 Per night

South Haven House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 4 2015 - Jun 5 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
Jun 6 2015 - Sep 4 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2015 - Nov 1 2015
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes 4400 prime summer week
Rates shown above. 50% deposit required to reserve each week of rental at signing of contract . Full payment due at least 30 days before arrival. Cancellations for full refund no less than 90 days before arrival, less 150.00 cancel fee, deposit returned providing owner is able to rent the week. $500 Security deposit to be issued to owner in separate check prior to renting.
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South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master Suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Master Suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main Level
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Lower level utility bath
  • Bath 1 goes with Master Suite 1. Bath 2 goes with Master Suite 2. Bath 3 is adjacent to Bed room and kitchen. Bath 4 lower level small bathroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Suite 1 - 1 king
    Master Suite 2 - 1 king
    Aqua Room - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom lower level - 2 twin/ single , bunk beds in sm room
  • Master Suite 1. Over 450 square feet. Incredible views from every window. Private full bath. Wide oak floors. TV Master Suite 2. Over 425 square feet. Partial lake views. Cathedral ceilings. Private full bath. Wide cherry floors. Bedroom. On main floor off kitchen. Over 150 square feet. Nice lake view. Very beachy feel. 9' ceilings. Living room has Leather sofa sleeper. Nice views out slider. New 42' flat screen TV. Ground floor bedroom with bunk beds- additional family room with wet bar and flat screen TV. Brand new front screened porch with lake views.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
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