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Sparkling New in 2013, Few Blocks Walk To Everything, Immaculate Zen-Like home!


Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2015
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Sparkling New in 2013, Few Blocks Walk To Everything, Immaculate Zen-Like home!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


South Haven House Rental Photos and Description

3bd, 2ba, 1400 sft home in town, walk to beach, bikes-hammock-firepit-outdrshowr

SUNDAY TO SUNDAY RENTAL DURING PEAK-PLEASE NOTE! ***2014 updates-we now have HBO/SHO/MAX and HD Premier Sports, a new patio adjacent to the deck and an outdoor shower!*** “NamaStay of South Haven” is new to the rental market in 2013! The entire home has been gutted to the studs, fresh and sparkling for your vacation (original home built 1928)! Everything is new, top to bottom, inside and out, including all furnishings, from the dishes, to the drywall to the 2 decks! This spacious and well laid out, Zen like retreat is waiting for your group to experience. 3 blocks to town or kids corner, 4 blocks to the beach, the location is perfectly central to all S.Haven has to offer while affording privacy in a park like setting. Enjoy a lazy stroll into town for breakfast then load up the beach toys in the cart (all provided) and walk straight west 4 blocks until your toes hit the sand on the best stretch of South Beach in SoHa. Need to escape the world for a while? Read a book, practice yoga or meditate in the Annex off the master suite or on the secluded screened in porch. Feeling energetic? Grab one of the bicycles (provided) and pedal down the Kal-Haven Trail. Finish off the afternoon with a nap in the hammock in the shade while listening to the sound of the babbling brook, contemplating the insides of your eyelids. End the day with a dinner of fresh, local items from the phenomenal and extensive farmer’s market (3 blk walk), grilled and enjoyed on your private deck in your secluded yard with a dessert of s’mores around the fire pit. We have thought of everything so you don't need to think of anything while you are here...the ideal vacation. Leave your car in the driveway and your cares on the highway-you have arrived. Welcome Home to Pure Michigan Perfection!


More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Shannon (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2015

About Shannon

We live in the Chicago area and have been vacationing in Michigan all our lives. We LOVE the beach! We think South Haven is the perfect spot, not too far but not too close either! The water is warm (thank you wind from the windy city), the beaches are clean and wide, the town is big without being too big and the people are friendly. We think we have found a piece of heaven here for our precious vacation time.

Shannon purchased this house in 2013

Why Shannon chose South Haven

We knew this was THE house the moment we walked in. The house was completely renovated to the studs in 2013. We added on the front porch and back deck, the gorgeous hand scraped flooring on the first floor and painted every wall in colors that spoke 'relax' to us, in a whisper, not a shout. The location is ideal, equal distance between town and beach with a wooded view for ultimate privacy and remote feeling, without being remote! We feel we have found a one of a kind gem and are super excited to share it with you!

What makes this house unique

We furnished the home with YOU in mind. You will not find a lot of knick knacks or clutter. There is space for your things so you can immediately make it your own. There is open space which gives your mind rest and the chance to slow down and go on vacation with your body! Our photos are current and descriptions are accurate-you need to know what you are getting for your vacation dollars so there is no bait and switch here leading to frustration and disappointment. We want repeat guests that care as much about this home as we do. Our home is truly your home and we hope you immediately feel that when you walk in the door the first time.

Why HomeAway

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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based on 15 traveler reviews

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Sparkling New in 2013, Few Blocks Walk To Everything, Immaculate Zen-Like home!
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Pice of heaven ! :)

  • 5 of 5

I must say this place is beyond beautiful , very clean and organized. I am really happy that I picked to stay in your house . We had a lot of fun . Nice and cozy place. I can't wait to come in the summer and enjoy my stay because we drove by the beach and it's beautiful over there . Thank you Shannon for letting us stay in your place and it was a pleasure to keep in touch with you .

Very nice people


  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lina for the kind words. We are thrilled you enjoyed your New Years Eve in our favorite place on earth!
Niles, MI

Just Right.

  • 5 of 5

Receiving kudos from me is one I'm a picky person when it comes to where I stay but receiving kudos from my country boy husband who has something to say about everything...that says it all! He loved it! Even if it was close to town and not in the woods as he would have preferred!

From the moment we arrived at NamaStay we felt like we were in our own home. The neutral, yet inviting decor welcomed us with open arms. The location of the home, close to everything, made it so easy for us to go to/from town and the beach. The house is so clean you would think no one ever stayed there! I want to hire their cleaning service for my house!

Shannon was a breeze to work with and couldn't have been more open to offering suggestions, ideas and tips on SOHA. Some of our must stops...we highly recommend Phoenix Street Restaurant for breakfast...if they have their spinach and red pepper Eggs Benedict on special....GET IT! Also, Crane's Apple Orchard is a great place to visit in the Fall. Saugatuck Brewery stole our hearts with their beer! And although we didn't eat there..Tello's smelled amazing when we stopped in for an after dinner drink!

We can't wait to return with friends! Hope you too get to enjoy this little gem.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jenni! Thank you for your thoughtful review! We are honored you spent your first anniversary at our "gem". Thanks for sharing all the great tips. We agree about breakfast at Phoenix St. Cafe-yummy. Please come back anytime-we look forward to having you return! Shannon & Donna
Tinley Park


  • 5 of 5

Shannon and Donna thank you so much for letting us use your home! NamaStay was perfect for a weekend family getaway with my husband, toddler son and two dogs. The owners thought of everything that you would need for your "home away from home." Games, bikes, kiddie wagon and toys...and a very zen-like atmosphere for the whole house! Everything in the house is brand new. Such a short walk to the beach and into town too! We will be back for years to come!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Heather and Roman. Wow-how wonderful to hear your quick get away worked out so well for your family! We loved hosting you and would be so honored to do so again in the future! Come back for a longer stay next time around! See you soon! Shannon & Donna
Pittsburgh PA

Comfy haven in South Haven

  • 5 of 5

So many things to like about the house. Everything in good working order, updated fresh feel, clean and comfortable. Large yard and deck for outdoor enjoyment. Good location, just a short stroll to beach or town. So, just add sunshine, sit back and relax or get out and explore the many things to do in the surrounding area. We enjoyed Saturday morning Farmer's Market, donuts and danish from Golden Brown bakery, biking around town or on the Kal-Haven trail, the beaches of South Haven, kayaking, Saugatuck brewery, Saugatuck antique emporium, hiking Mt. Baldhead & Saugatuck Dunes State Park, Virtue cidery, apple and raspberry U-picks, corn maze and pie at Crane's, excellent dinner at Salt of the Earth in Fennville, casual dinner in town at Su Casa. Further afield, New Holland, Our and Founders breweries, and an excellent dinner with exceptional brews at Vivant brewery.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Susan! We can't get over how many fun things you packed into your week! It is so good to hear you took great advantage of everything the area has to offer. We hope to see you again on your next trip to our little piece of Michigan heaven! Shannon & Donna

Soothing and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Each year my girlfriend and I ditch our husbands and spend some good quality girl time together. This was the perfect location (could have been a little closer to the beach but...) and the owners provided everything we could have wanted or needed. Loved the house and neighborhood. Our small well trained dogs were welcome and they loved their vacation too. Perfect drive from the Chicago area, only about 2 1/2 hours. This rates a 10/10

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the nice review Vicky and Jackie! We are so glad you had a great week and the accommodations met your needs! Your group and your doxies are welcome in our home anytime!
Elmhurst, IL

Girl's Weekend Success

  • 5 of 5

My childhood friends and I get together once a year to catch up, enjoy ourselves, and relax. This rental offered an incredible location, spotless and updated property, and comfort that allowed us to have a great time with no worries. The owners have thought of so many things to make you feel at home. It is a great home for families for groups of adults. A quick walk to the beach was made easier with a handy beach cart, and our quick walks to towns allowed us to quickly get to our destinations. It was quiet and we felt safe and secure throughout the visit. The beds were all comfortable and two bathrooms with showers allowed us to get ready easily. I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting the South Haven, Michigan area.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Sharon, thanks so much! We are thrilled you and your friends had such a good time staying with us! We appreciate the feedback and welcome you all back anytime. Thanks again, Donna & Shannon


Nearest Airport
3 Miles
South Haven Regional
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Brix Corner Oven
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Hawkshead Links
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Amtrak Bangor MI
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
South Beach
Car: not necessary

South Haven has it all! A huge expanse of clean, public beach, shopping, restaurants, wineries and the Kal Haven trail for hiking or biking. The best sunsets you can imagine, every night, free! The Waterfront Film Festival, Harborfest, Blueberry Festival, 4th of July fireworks and parade, Arts & Crafts Festival just to name a few 'must do's in beautiful South Haven!



Rates & Availability

From $200 Per night

South Haven House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 2015
May 1 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend 2015
May 22 2015 - May 24 2015
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Early Summer 2015 Weekly Rate
May 31 2015 - Jun 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer 2015
Jun 21 2015 - Sep 5 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
4th July week 2015
Jun 28 2015 - Jul 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Blueberry Fest 2015 (TBA)
Aug 2 2015 - Aug 8 2015
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Labor Day Week 2015
Sep 6 2015 - Sep 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Sep 13 2015 - Sep 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
Peak 2016
Jun 26 2016 - Sep 10 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $110 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed. Summer is weekly rental only, Sunday-Sunday to allow a full weekend in South Haven for you and your group. Check in time is 3PM, Check out is 10AM. 2016 holiday weeks add on $250/week surcharge for Harborfest, 4th of July, Blueberry Fest, Labor Day


Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
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  • Towels Provided ...
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  • Coffee Maker ...
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  • Microwave ...
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  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • First Floor Bath (Bath 2) - toilet , shower , Stone tile floor and shower, rain shower head.
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , Double sinks, stone tile floor and shower, rain shower head
  • All new (2013) both baths have a stone tile floor and shower as well as rain shower heads.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , The top floor is a master suite with a meditation room
    Guest Bed (Bedroom 2) - 1 queen , on 1st floor, Sealy plush queen bed
    Guest Bed (Bedroom 3) - 2 twin/ single , Twin with pop up twin trundle Sealy plush mattresses
  • Top floor is a huge master suite with meditation room, stone shower and double sinks. There is a landing with a chaise lounge and full size washer & dryer in the 2nd floor laundry room. All bedrooms have plush, brand new (2013) mattresses. Bedrooms 2 & 3 on first floor!
  • Books ...
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  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
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  • Kayak / Canoe ...
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  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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