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Evan Tucker

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

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

15 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights

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Overview

Southwest Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Evan Tucker (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

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.

Reviews

4.8
based on 15 traveler reviews

House with Large Deck over Wooded Ravine near Lake Michigan & Stairs to Beach
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews
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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5

Great family spot!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house for the month of July 2015 and it served as the perfect home base for a wonderful summer holiday. While not directly on the water, and this is a blessing with small children, it is conveniently situated between two very nearby, clean, public beaches that will spare you the crowds of South Haven and Saugatuck. That being said, wonderful shopping and gourmet opportunities in those hamlets are only 10-15 minutes away. These cover a range from boutique to local flavor, as well as a quality representation of Michigan's micro-brewing culture. It is really a great spot from which to take day-trips exploring the Lake Michigan coastline. The house itself is well-furnished for a family of four and visitors and quite cozy. There is a very large, well-kept front lawn for the kids to play on and a really unique spot for a fire pit. It worked very well for our family and the owner was very accessible to answer any questions we had. I would definitely recommend this listing to anyone looking for a Lake Michigan experience.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
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5

Great comfy place to relax

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. The description was accurate. Very clean and well maintained home. The house had everything we needed. The beds were above average. Good location to take in the area beaches. We visited local farmers markets, explored the area and had a nice and relaxing time. We visited a few local artists and potters studios. Enjoyed Holland State Park. Check out the wineries and Fennville if you don't mind a 15 min drive. The owner, Evan was helpful and great to work with, Would recommend to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Map

Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

South Haven House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2016
Jun 18 2016 - Aug 19 2016
5 night minimum stay
$198
$1,188
$3,988
 
 
Late Summer 2016
Aug 20 2016 - Sep 24 2016
5 night minimum stay
$188
$1,088
$2,888
 
 
Fall 2016
Sep 25 2016 - Nov 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
$128
$788
$2,388
 
 
Winter 2016 / 2017
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 19 2017
14 night minimum stay
$88
$1,888
 
 
Spring 2017
Apr 20 2017 - Jun 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
$178
$988
$2,888
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 18 2017
6 night minimum stay
$198
$1,288
$4,888
 
 
Late Summer 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
$188
$1,088
$2,888
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$188
$1,088
$2,888
 

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

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Amenities

Southwest Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

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