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1 Block to Lake Mi, 5 BR/2 BA, Wireless, Air, Family Friendly

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


South Haven House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 12-16)

Your large family or group of friends can have all the fun of beautiful Lake Michigan and the quaint city of South Haven, without loosing your shirt on higher priced lakeside properties. Just three houses off of the beach bluff, our home is perfectly located to satisfy all your guests' varied interests.

Ideally situated on the corner of St. Joseph and Superior Street, we are at the heart of it all. You will be just steps away from your choice of several beach swimming areas, beachside play equipment and refreshment stand or the skateboarding park, the Black River's boardwalk, lighthouse and marina or Downtown's boutique shopping, casual restaurants and coffeehouses. Parents, grandparents and kids will love being just 3 blocks from the endless fun of Kid's Corner, a dream park. Bike enthusiasts can tootle around town, venture to the Kal-Haven Trail or plan day trips to other area southwest Michigan sites. Golf courses abound for the true aficionado or the recreational player.

After a relaxing day at the beach or a fun-filled day of activity, our place is the ideal place to come home to. Two wonderful porches will welcome the voracious readers, the card players or the family storytellers. Settle in for a long, restful night on new beds throughout.

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Jo M. Broden
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2016

About Jo M. Broden

Ny husband and I (and our families) have a vacationing history of over 40+ years in South Haven. We love the beautiful beaches, the marina and small town feel of South Haven. We chose to purchase 2 vacation homes (see vrbo listings #121192 and #119150)as a way to continue to enjoy this area for years to come with our three children and our extended families, as well as, to own a business which would enable one of us to be at home with our children during their formative years.

Jo M. Broden purchased this house in 1999

Why Jo M. Broden chose Southwest Michigan

South Beach area of South Haven has just so many ammenities-- close to beach, easy parking, marina, small town, restaurants and shops all nearby. Michigan also offers so much year-round too and we wanted to take advantage of it!

What makes this house unique

Our house is spacious enough for large crowds to be together for meals, relaxing and play. Yet it also affords quiet areas for reading, napping or conversations. Enclosed front porch and back porches are great for breakfast or early evening dining or sitting. The kids think it adventursome to sleep on the porch too! We love the side yard-- great for whiffle ball, tag, soccer, etc. and of course, s'mores around the fire!!! The school playground across the street is fun for basketball, 4 square, tether ball and even some tennis.


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(5 traveler reviews)

1 Block to Lake Mi, 5 BR/2 BA, Wireless, Air, Family Friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd year renting this house. The location is perfect! Great for families with kids. Jo is so nice to work with. She is very helpful!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best ever vacation rental house

  • 5 of 5

Big comfortable house. Well maintained. Not cluttered with decorations. Close to beach. Empty lot a great place for kids to play. Good beds. Been there about six summers and it is the best out of 35 annual get togetherness of my siblings. Price is also good.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great place!

  • 5 of 5

This was a very nice place. So close to the beach! The owners were very nice to work with!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburgh, PA

Great for family gatherings!

  • 5 of 5

This house is definitely the best. Is in nice condition and has lots of room. We have two families with young children and grandparents stay together. Within quick walking distance to beach, kids corner park and downtown. Owners are great to work with as well. We have stayed two summers and are planning for summer 2013 as well. Can't say enough good things, would highly recommend!

Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Bend, IN

The perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This is my family's 2nd time renting this house. We love it because it is so close to the beach, the church, the kid's playground, the harbor, and downtown. My favorite spot is the front porch, where we spend the morning drinking coffee and reading.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Beach Access @ Superior Street
Nearest Point of Interest
Van Buren Street Stairway to Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
South Haven's South Beach & Lighthouse Access
Nearest Point of Interest
Kid's Corner
Nearest Point of Interest
Marina and Downtown
Nearest Point of Interest
Broden's Beach Bungalow


Rates & Availability

South Haven House Rental Rates

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Refundable damage deposit $300

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South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , New Mattress, no additional room for any pac n play, etc.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , New mattress. Accommodates pac 'n play/toddler bed (on-site)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , New mattress. Small room, but could fit pac 'n play.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Largest room w space for pac 'n play or toddler bed (avail).
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , New mattresses. Futon is full size.
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , The living room sofas convert to sleeping futons (full size)
  • Downstairs: 1 Queen bed & 2 full sized, semi-private sleeping futons in living room area. Upstairs: 1 Queen bedroom, 1 Queen bedroom w a twin bed, 1 Queen Master Suite with crib. Adjacent Room (entry via Master suite door) has 2 twin beds & full sleeping futon. Pac 'n play (2) & a toddler bed are available on site for use.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Downstairs Bathroom (of two) has only a 1-2 inch clearance into the shower-- so great for elderly. Not fully handicapped accessible, but helpful!! House & yard has plenty of space for large families. Walk to public beach area is past 3 houses.

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