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Idyllic Location - Walk to Town and Beaches

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights


South Haven House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, sleeps 6-9

Lovely home with wrap-around front porch in idyllic location in the town of South Haven. Six short blocks to Dyckman Beach, eight short blocks to North Beach. Pass by the picturesque marina on the easy, four-block walk to downtown South Haven, a downtown filled with delectable restaurants, delightful boutique shops, and an old-fashioned movie theater. Steps to the nationally-renowned Kal Haven Trail, kitty corner from the Optimist Tot Lot Park, and just across Dyckman Bridge to Stanley Memorial Park. A fabulous location!

Description of Home: This home has a nice, open floor plan with a large, eat-in kitchen, spacious dining and living rooms, and powder room on the first floor. There are three generously-sized bedrooms sleeping nine total and a newly-tiled full bath on the second floor. The home has a new roof and the entire exterior and interior have been freshly painted. Relax on the wrap-around front porch or on the private back deck overlooking woods, easily accessed from sliding glass doors in the dining room.

Distance from Some Major Cities: South Haven is just over two hours from Chicago and three hours from Detroit. The town and its amenities provide for a wonderful get-away for families and couples alike. A great vacation at a great price.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Debbie and Kyle Weeks
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Kyle and Debbie,

Our family had a great time in your house. It was wonderful. House is great. We have a lot of lasting moments here.

Thank you and God bless.
Aug 2015
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based on 9 traveler reviews

Idyllic Location - Walk to Town and Beaches
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 51 reviews

Great house and location

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house and the neighborhood. Close to everything. We only stayed for a weekend, but felt very much at home. Loved all the little extras that you usually don't get and the house was very clean. Everyone (even the kids) commented on how much they liked the house. Sitting out on the porch was so relaxing!! First time at the beach in South Haven. We all loved it. The kids said it was better than Silver Beach. Loved Clementines and Shermans Ice cream. Thanks to Kyle and Debbie for a great stay.

August, 2016

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nice place, but a few issues

  • 3 of 5

This is a nice little house with good amenities and sleeping space. Older, a bit run down, but also updated to some extent and very clean. The owners are responsive and helpful. However, there are a few issues I would bring to the attention of the owners and potential renters.

1. The distance from the beaches is perhaps a little further than implied in the description. You cannot really expect to walk to the beach with your beach stuff from the house. It is a good distance, at least a mile. There is a $9 fee to park at North Beach and pretty full in that area.

2. The shower (upstairs bathroom) is not very effective and needs repair. When set to warm water the water comes out more as a fine spray than a shower. Those with long hair complained a great deal about it.

3. No beach towels at the house so make sure to bring some. Not enough bath towels for everyone either.

4. Lacking in basic cooking items like salt, sugar, etc., so make sure to bring these.

Despite these issues we enjoyed our stay and had no problems. For the price -- the extra fees loom large if you stay only 2 nights as we did -- I give it 3.5 stars.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! The closest beach is Dyckman Beach, and it is six blocks from our home. North Beach is exactly one mile and has public bathrooms and concessions. Our shower is probably comparable to other showers in older homes. We plan on looking into ways of improving the water pressure in the shower when this season is over. We've never provided beach towels but we replenish bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths at the beginning of every season, and there should be ten of each. We have a lot of kitchen supplies, from pots and pans to blenders to cooking utensils. We also have a lot of spices, flour, sugar, salt, etc.. They are in the cabinets near the oven and refrigerator.
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Absolutely gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5

Very much as described, with easy access to the beach in a beautiful, picturesque area. All the appliances worked, and the house is very roomy.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

This really is in a perfect location. There's a park a cross the street and the downtown town area is only a few minute drive away. The beds are a hard and the grill needs to be replaced, but otherwise the house had more to offer than expected and it was cozy. Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice words about our home! We will be purchasing a new grill in time for Spring, 2016.
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Loved the location

  • 4 of 5

We loved the dining area. The table was large enough for our whole family to get around. We also enjoyed the front porch and our walks to town and the park. One of the double bed mattresses needs to be replaced but we had a great stay overall!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. We have replaced the double mattress and are sure you will find it comfortable in the future!
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Beautiful time in South Haven

  • 5 of 5

The home is exactly as described. Very roomy, well stocked and clean. We've been vacationing in S.W. MI for the past 18 years, but this is our 1st time staying in South Haven. I realize that you can find what you want, if you want to party, you can find it. If you want calm, you can find that too. We prefer calm. The walks to town, going to the movies. Cooking dinner at the house and everyone sitting around the dinning room table and eating dinner together was a real treat. My kids are in their 20's and they enjoyed this vacation very much. The back deck and front porch were so nice to sit and talk. The neighborhood is quiet, yet very close to everything. Eating at Clementine's and watching the sunsets at the light house were memorable.

Wine tasting at the various vineyards and visiting u-pick farms were great. We ate at Crane's restaurant for home style food and The Butler in Saugatuk were very good. Thank you's to Debbie and Kyle for sharing. I hope we can return next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive words about our home and South Haven! We are happy our home suited you so well!
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Car: not necessary

Other Activities: fruit picking, shelling


Rates & Availability

South Haven House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Fall - Late Spring
Oct 4 2016 - May 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 5 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - Sep 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 8 2017 - Oct 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 6.0%

Holiday weekends - $500/2 nts..
Holiday weeks - make inquiry.
Stays longer than one week - make inquiry.
One half of rate due with reservation.
One half of rate plus $200 fully refundable security deposit due within thirty days of reservation.
VISA, Mastercard, Discover, and echecks accepted.
Checks and payment by Paypal also accepted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , newly-tiled
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , queen bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 5 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Please bring your own beach towels.

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