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House with Large Deck over Wooded Ravine near Lake Michigan & Stairs to Beach

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights

Overview

About the property

3 BR, 1 BA, sleeps 6

Extra comfortable 3 bedroom house on 1 acre has large deck and is set over a wooded ravine that cuts through the woods and bluff to Lake Michigan. House is ideally located on lake Michigan side of Blue Star Hwy five minutes North of downtown South Haven, (see map below), and one minute from 15 acre nature preserve which has parking and stairs to the beach. Seclusive rural setting offers total privacy except for the occasional family of deer or wild turkey and virtually zero man made light at night. Lake Michigan breezes reach property which is approximately 1250 feet from waterline separated by woods and rugged terrain.

Modern kitchen is equipped with dishwasher, fridge, stove, washer and dryer. There is a king size bed in the master bedroom and queen beds in the other 2 bedrooms, all equipped with high end Simmons Beautyrest mattresses and resort quality fresh white linens. House has wireless high speed internet and direct TV. Farmer's market located within one mile. Convenience store located within 2 miles.

Three minutes from Hawkshead golf course. Five minute drive to downtown South Haven, Michigan theater, antique shops, etc. Fifteen minutes from town of Saugatuck.

More Details

Owner
Evan Tucker
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Evan Tucker

Originally from Chicago, summers in Southwest Michigan has been a family tradition for four generations. Though we have enjoyed traveling the world, South Haven is the place to which my wife and I will always return. To visit once is to know why. It is my pleasure to invite you!

Evan Tucker purchased this house in 2006

Why Evan Tucker chose Southwest Michigan

Welcome and thank you for your interest in my house for your family's vacation. Having enjoyed regular summer visits to the shores of South West Michigan as a child, buying a house here ten years ago was an easy decision. It is my goal to offer you the same quality experience I was looking for when I purchased it, spent several years renovating it and that my wife and I enjoy when we visit South Haven ourselves. This house offers the perfect blend of town and country near the lake and beach. The location is ideal. The feeling one gets when arriving is hard to put into words other than to say that it is a mix of profound gratification, relaxation and relief all at the same time. Simply put, it is a wonderful spot on the Earth. I think that you will agree.

Amenities

South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Heating
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Heated soaker tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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House with Large Deck over Wooded Ravine near Lake Michigan & Stairs to Beach
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews
5

Great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a week here and loved it. It is in a perfect location to get to South Haven and Saugatuck, and just 1 mile from a little beach that we often had basically to ourselves. The house was clean and had everything we needed for our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Des Moines
5

Just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with family at the end of July 2016. This house had what we needed for our week-long stay. The living room had plenty of couch space to lounge on while watching TV or movies, and the table was the perfect size for puzzles and game nights. The park for beach access wasn't too far, and it was a nice little walk to get down to the beach from the parking lot. We tried to find the lake through the woods, but that adventure didn't turn out so well; skip exploring, just go a mile down the road.

Evan was easy to get a hold of and communicate with. There were slight internet issues when we arrived, but Evan was great to work with to figure out the issues we were having.

My only complaint would be the kitchen. While it has drawers full of what you'd need for cooking, measuring spoons and a complete set of measuring cups were nowhere to be found. It may seem like a silly complaint, but making pancakes on our first morning was a little more challenging when I had to rely on using literal teaspoons to measure.

Also, there is only A/C in two of the bedrooms. But there are ceiling and floor fans that can be used to help circulate the cool air around on extra warm days.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Easy access to many attractions

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Evan's home. It is clean and the beds are super comfy. The nature preserve beach is really cool, but there is another just a bit past Glenn that is neat too. South Haven is a short drive, with shops, restaurants and more beaches. We stopped at blueberry picking up the road, which was great!! Evan was quick to sort out any issue, and very reachable by text at all times. Thank you for a great vacation! My boys, hubby and I had a blast!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Just what we expected, perfect for our vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this house. The house was just what we expected, it was the perfect size for our family (2 adults, 4 kids). Our kids loved playing outside, even out back which is dense woods and pretty steep. But they loved it.

We didn't get a chance to use the fire pit but it is in a little clearing in the woods which is nice. It took us about 10 minutes to get to the edge of South Haven, and the nearby Nature preserve was a really enjoyable and fairly empty beach.

I would highly recommend. The owner was very reachable and worked with us a lot on what we needed.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Justice, IL
5

Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our family! It was very clean and had everything we needed. We went to the beautiful nature preserve beach 1 minute down the road. We never saw anyone else on the beach all week. Also the location right between South Haven and Saugatuck gave us a lot of convenient dinner and entertainment options. The owner is so nice and very good with prompt communication. By the time our trip rolled around I felt as if we were staying at a friend's. We are already looking forward to next year's stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very clean home in a beautiful wooded setting.

  • 5 of 5

This home offered everything we needed for a relaxing family vacation. The living room had plenty of comfortable seating and the large dining room table was perfect for meals and playing games. The washer and dryer was handy after a day at the beach. There are several nice beaches nearby. We also enjoyed shopping in South Haven, playing putt putt, visiting local wineries, the Farmer's Market, and blueberry picking. These activities are all within a few miles of this home. Evan was very easy to work with and responds very quickly to any questions or concerns. I highly recommend renting this home!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $89 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 6.0%

RESERVATIONS may be made with a deposit of $350. Balance to be paid no less than thirty days prior to check in.

SATURDAY check ins and / or check outs are not mandatory but are highly preferred. Extra charge may apply to stays not greater than a week that straddle / fully eclipse a Saturday.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Upon timely notice, owner will endeavor to re-book canceled dates and, if successful, return all payments made.

"MONTHLY" rate is for 28 nights, Saturday to Saturday and requires an initial payment of 50% of the total booking fee at time of reservation..

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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