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All are welcome, families, couples,

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6-8

Only 3 blocks from Lake Michigan, this home is located in the heart of South Haven, at 513 Indiana Ave. Completely renovated 3 bedroom home features hardwood floors and 2 sparkling clean ceramic tile baths. Spacious 1st floor master bedroom with cathedral ceiling and 2 closets. There are two upstairs bedrooms; one with a queen bed, the other one with two single beds. New kitchen fully equipped for all of your cooking needs. Enclosed 3 season porch for relaxing and a back deck for grilling.

Parking in driveway accommodates two to three vehicles. Leave the car and bike or walk to downtown or beach which is only three blocks from the house. Saugatuck is a 25 minute drive, continue driving north to Holland or Grand Haven. Great shopping, antiquing, eating, biking, swimming, blueberry picking, golfing, ice skating, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing.

More Details

Lorie Friedman
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2017

About Lorie Friedman

I have lived in Michigan since 1990 when I moved to Ann Arbor, married, had 2 children and worked as an RN. Currently I live in Dexter, Mi. which has the same small town appeal as South Haven. I work, bike and take long walks with my dog and am able to do those same things whenever I stay in South Haven.

Lorie Friedman purchased this house in 2004

Why Lorie Friedman chose Southwest Michigan

This house is similair to my primary residence offering easy access to the beach and downtown. Everything is within walking distance. It is in a safe, clean well maintained neighborhood where homeowners take pride in their property as is evidenced by the landscaping and curbside appeal of the homes.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Welcome to Lakeside Haven,Mi Casa, Su Casa. I hope you enjoy your stay and feel as comfortable as you would in your own home.
Jan 2005
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South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • River ...
  • Town ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • The futon can accommodate 1 adult or 2 small children. There is a packNplay crib which can accommodate an infant or toddler.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 3 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Bath and beach towels must be provided by rentors Central Air, 2 Cable TV's, 2 VCRs, 1 DVDPlayer


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

All are welcome, families, couples,
average rating of 4.814815 based on 28 reviews

Great Place to Stay in South Haven!

  • 5 of 5

The home was very inviting, bright and clean. It was conveniently located within walking distance of the beach, Kids Korner and the downtown area. We parked the van in the driveway and hardly used it. My grandchildren loved their room! Lorie even had "Batman" sheets on the bed which thrilled my grandson. She even had plenty of Disney videos and toys for them to play with. They really enjoyed the children's beach chairs! We all loved the front porch and spent many late evenings after the sunsets talking for hours. This home was the perfect place for us and we have fallen in love with South Haven! We look forward to returning! Dianne & Rick Coleman, Warsaw, Kentucky

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lakeside Haven has what it takes to build lifetime memories for you and your family, a souvenir you will have forever!
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Family friendly south haven

  • 4 of 5

Our second year back in South haven. Great location for families, blocks from downtown, Kids Korner, and the beach. Home had been updated in the past couple years and everything was in great condition. Our kids loved all the old Disney movies!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was just there with my kids and we had so much fun. They are now young adults, past the age of watching their old Disney movies so they bring their laptops. Most of their time was spent going to the beach and town. My son and his friends found all the cooking items they needed to make a great brunch and they even cleaned up! The best vacations are with family and friends.
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Pleasant and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Lakeside Haven is the ideal location for a relaxing get-away. The home is clean, fresh and very family friendly. It's a picturesque walk to the beach on side walks lined by well kept homes with lovely landscapes. A short bike ride takes you into town or to the river to watch the boats come and go. We stayed here years ago with our children and are here again as empty nesters. In both cases we've felt completely at home. The bright, whimsical decor and the airy screened porch gives you a happy feeling all day long. You can tell the owner has pride in ownership and wants her guests to have a great time, and we did!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, clean, family-friendly

  • 5 of 5

Our kids are now 5 & 8 years old and we have spent a week in this lovely home for the past 3 summer. The location is just perfect. It is easy to walk into town for dinner or shopping, and just a few blocks to the beach and a few blocks to the cool big playground. The kids love the twin beds and there is plenty of space to play. The house is always very clean and sunny. We loved having coffee on the screen porch and relaxing in the quiet neighborhood. The owner was very easy to communicate with and kept us in the loop on anything we needed to know. We would recommend this rental to anyone, and especially to those with little kids.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Spot for a Perfect Week

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have chosen South Haven as a vacation destination almost every summer for the better part of a decade. In that time Lakeside Haven has been our best vacation home experience. The home itself is clean, well maintained, fully stocked with all the amenities to feel right at home and fairly priced. The front porch, with its full compliment of windows, was perfect for dining and relaxing. The bedrooms were comfortable with plenty of space for our entire group. Because of the home's ideal location (less than a 10 minute walk to the beach, Kids Corner Playground, and Captain Nemo's - our favorite South Haven ice cream spot) we only had to load up in the car if we were leaving town all together for a day trip. Add in the perfect late-July weather we had the entire week and it was probably our best trip yet. With Lorie being quick to respond to any questions we had in the reservation process, we will definitely consider Lakeside Haven for next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy Beach Cottage - Perfect for our Family

  • 5 of 5

I was very happy with our stay at Lakeside Haven. The house is the perfect size for our family. Twin beds for our boys and a lovely master on main for us. We didn't use the third bedroom but will as our family expands. We plan to return in the future. Good closet space and drawers for clothes. The kitchen is well stocked with pots and pans. I brought my own knife and cutting board, but otherwise there are some things that the property had that were nice extras: a step stool for my little one, a few beach chairs and even kid size ones, and Disney movies for a rainy afternoon. Very clean and GREAT LOCATION! We walked (my boys, ages 3 and 6 scootered) everywhere. A wonderful week even with not the best weather.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Midway between Chicago, Illinois & Ann Arbor, Michigan

Other Activities : Blueberry picking, also the annual blueberry festival, visit the Michigan Maritime Museum, bike the Kal-Haven trail, ride the sand dunes of nearby Saugatuck, take a tour of wine country, relax at the Kerry Mark Salon & Day Spa, live music at the marina every Thurs. night & Frederick Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids.


Rates & Availability

South Haven House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016 - Winter 2017
Sep 25 2016 - May 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Bird Special
May 6 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Peak Season
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 6.0%

The first payment of $300.00 will be applied to the total amount due.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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