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Beautiful South Haven Lake House; Newly Renovated and Decorated; Family-oriented

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Comfortably sleeps up to 10)

Hi Potential Renter,

Our home is a beautiful Cape Cod that has been professionally decorated throughout. It is the epitome of a contemporary lake house: Light, colorful, stylish, with top-level upgrades. Plenty of space -- indoors and on the large back patio -- to relax. It offers 4 spacious bedrooms, 2 full baths, a large kitchen and dining area, with only steps to our private deeded access to the beach on beautiful Lake Michigan. The backyard features a large patio enough to comfortably accommodate large extended families -- gas grill, fire pit, and other features as well!

In 2015, we installed NEW kitchen cabinets, bathroom cabinets and features, washer and dryer, and carpeting and flooring throughout. The home also features a stainless steel stove, microwave, toaster, coffee pot, blender, mixer, full size washer and dryer, outdoor gas grill, fire pit, air conditioning, comfortable 300 count sheets, etc. Secured WiFi included, as well as a large screen tv in the living room has extended cable, access to movies, etc. We also provide an extensive array of board games, puzzles, and other interactive activities!


Our home is special to us, and we are picky; if you are someone who appreciates the nice things in life and can take care of our home as if they were your own, this rental is for you. We require a security deposit of $600 which is fully refundable when the home is left as you found it.

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Mark

We love South Haven: It's beaches and lake views, slow and relaxing pace, and local attractions (restaurants, festivals, outdoor activities, etc.). Our extended family and friends have so many rich memories of our times together in the house; so much so that we refer to it as "South Heaven"/"South of Heaven." Over the years, it has been a pleasure renting thru VRBO the times that we can't utilize this beautiful home. Our expectation is that renters will treat our home with the love and respect it deserves, and enjoy it as much as we do.

Mark purchased this house in 2004

What makes this house unique

Sunsets, walks on the beach, shopping and golf; enough space -- indoor and outdoor -- to accommodate our large family, and our desire to eat, play, and hang out together.


South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 Downstairs - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 Upstairs Master - 1 king , LARGE Master BR with Sitting area, Large Closet, Dresser
    Bedroom 2 Upstairs - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Trundle Bed
    Bedroom 4 Downstairs - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 Upstairs - 2 queen
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2) Twin / Trundle Bed, Pac'n'Play (1)
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
2,400 square foot house, large patio for private gathering, laying in sun, etc. Hammock, quiet neighborhood, just a few blocks from kids park and South Beach Pier and Ice Cream Parlor.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beautiful South Haven Lake House; Newly Renovated and Decorated; Family-oriented
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

Warm, Inviting and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The house has a fantastic setup for families. We had 4 adults and 3 children and we had plenty of space! There is ample room for meals in the kitchen or on the patio. The game room was wonderful for our kids. Quiet, peaceful street. The kitchen was well stocked! Only a minute walk for breathtaking views of the lake! Would definitely re-book in the future! Also, Mark was very responsive to all of our questions.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The home was great & fit our needs perfectly... clean & very accommodating for our 29th girls' weekend! The kitchen was filled with amenities (including plenty of wine glasses:), and the back patio is great for morning coffee. The neighborhood is quiet and, although we were disappointed with no beach this year, the lookout over Lake Michigan was wonderful for sunsets and extended evening chats. We enjoyed the proximity to South Haven and the large, beautiful beach in town. So much to do & see in the area. We would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

We had 3 couples stay here for a few nights over New Years. We all agreed it was very nice in the pictures, but that it was even better in person. The house is very big and spacious. We enjoyed playing games and doing puzzles in the kitchen and football on the TV in the living room. There is basically anything you may need in the kitchen for cooking. Even a coffee bean grinder, in case you realize you bought whole beans, like we did. :) Mark was very quick to answer any questions we had prior to our stay. I would highly recommend this rental. We could've easily had the space for 1 or 2 more couples to comfortably stay here. I would rent again in a heartbeat. Great location to downtown as well!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

Mark's home easily accommodated 9 adults and a flurry of cooking activity for a long Thanksgiving weekend get away. He was very communicative and accommodating prior to our arrival, and once we made it to South Haven we found the house even lovelier than we had expected. This is a great property for a big group -- lots of room to mingle and/ or have separate spaces, and the kitchen was more than up to the task of preparing a very large meal. Decor is cozy and inviting and everything was in tip top shape. The beach is very close and South Haven itself is charming. We had a great time and hope to come back in warmer weather!

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful house and location

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved our stay at this house. The house is clean, beautiful, and had plenty of room for all 9 of us. The owner was easy to work with and very responsive. The house does have private beach access which we used to go swimming and watch the gorgeous sunsets. There is not much of a beach this year because the water is so high but it was still nice to go swimming. South Beach is a short ten minute walk from the house and the scenery along the way is beautiful. South Beach is also across the street from Kids Corner (a park) which the kids enjoyed tremendously. The center of town is about 1.5 miles from the house. If we didn't have small children, we probably would have walked to town. All in all, it was a great vacation and we were all sad to go home! We would definitely rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, comfortable place near the beach...

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here during the fall of 2013. The place was clean, comfortable, and safe. Beach access was super easy (less than a block away), but far enough away that our two young boys couldn't sneak off to the lake without us. We had a great stay and would recommend it to friends in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Hawks Head G.C.
Nearest Beach
150 Miles
150 feet to Private Beach
Car: recommended

Short walk to the South Haven Pier located at the South Beach. Minutes away from Downtown South Haven. Our home is STEPS from privately deeded small Lake Michigan beach.* Newly Decorated & Updated Kitchen, and new flooring/carpeting throughout (2015), 2,400sq Feet, spacious patio and back yard. Located at 45 Cass St., South Haven, MI 49090

*Please note that high water levels in the Lake Michigan at times makes this small private beach inaccessible. Beautiful views from a wooden seating area still remain, however!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $600

*Off-season Rates: $1500 per week; optional partial weeks (charged per day)
*Pre-peak season Rates (Memorial Day to mid-June): $2,250 per week (Saturday to Saturday)
*Peak Summer Rates (mid-June to early/mid August): $3,000 per week (Saturday to Saturday)
*Post-peak Summer Rates (early/mid August to Labor Day Weekend): $2,500 per week (Saturday to Saturday)
*$600 security/damage deposit
*$150 cleaning fee (per rental contract)
*Off-season Holidays -- Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Eve/Day, Icebreaker Weekend, Valentine's Day, etc. -- are charged weekend night rates.
*Primary renter must be at least 25 years of age

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.