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Michael Biedermann

Member since: 2000
Call Manager
Speaks: english

THE B-HIVE. NORTH BEACH. 5 BDRMS. 3 FULL BATHS. ACCOMMODATES 10!

21 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Southwest Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms, Accommodates up to ten (10) guests comfortably.

THE WEEK OF 8/20-27/2016 IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE!!!!!!!!

The 'B-Hive' is available on a WEEKLY ONLY basis between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Shorter stays are allowed September through May with a two (2) night minimum. This beach house is perfectly located just steps away from South Haven's beautiful North Beach. The key to this location is that there are no huge hills nor endless staircases to climb up and down when walking to and from the beach. This is an important detail many property owners forget to share when describing the location of their property!!!

The B-Hive has five (5) bedrooms with three (3) full baths. The bedrooms consist of four queen beds and the fifth bedroom has one combination twin trundle bed. All of the rooms are tastefully decorated providing a comfortable feel throughout.

Please click on our up to date calendar to see if your desired dates are currently available.

New fixtures, finishes and furnishings!!!: The house has been remodeled with new finishes and appliances while maintaining the feel of it's original character and architectural details. The outdoor patio is approximately 400 square feet and is perfect for a barbecue after a relaxing day at the beach. Within walking distance are several excellent restaurants, parks, shops, and the new municipal marina.

With something for everyone, the B-Hive is without question the best location for your family's summer vacation!

Please click on our availability calendar to see if your dates are available.

Three full baths!!!: We often hear from our guests that previously rented homes that accommodate ten (10) guests with only one or two bathrooms. Do not spend your vacation waiting in line to use the bathroom. The B-Hive has three beautiful bathrooms for your use. Two full bathrooms are located on the first floor and one full bathroom is located on the second floor. The first floor south bathroom is a private en-suite bath dedicated to that bedroom. There is also a 50 gallon, high efficiency, quick recovery hot water heater so the last of your group taking a shower does not have to do so with ice cold water.

Just a few of the many details we paid attention to when remodeling the B-Hive.

Please click on our availability calendar to see if your dates are available.

No hills! No stairs! No bluffs!: Remember these words when booking your family's summer vacation. How relaxing is the vacation when you have to walk up an endless flight of stairs after a long relaxing day at the beach?

Please click on our up to date calendar to see if your desired dates are currently available.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Michael Biedermann (Property Manager)
Member since: 2000
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Michael Biedermann

We love South Haven! It is a place that is very special to our family. We have welcomed and said good bye to members of our family on the beach. Our children are the fifth generation in our family enjoying the beautiful beaches of South Haven.

Michael Biedermann purchased this house in 1998

Why Michael Biedermann chose Southwest Michigan

We are parents of four young children. We wanted a beach house to escape from the hustle and bustle and focus on family. Historic Monroe Park is the neighborhood that is directly adjacent to the North Beach. The key to this location is there are no huge hills nor endless staircases to climb up and down when going to and from the beach. Kind of an important thing to remember with small children and grandparents who want to join you down at the waters edge.

What makes this house unique

Location. Location. Location.

Reviews

4.9
based on 21 traveler reviews

THE B-HIVE. NORTH BEACH. 5 BDRMS. 3 FULL BATHS. ACCOMMODATES 10!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews
5

Gorgeous home steps to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the B-Hive and South Haven! We came here for a long weekend and felt right at home. The house is beautiful and the location couldn't be better - only a few steps away from the beach. This house has everything you need, from a fully stocked kitchen to cloud-like mattresses, and has plenty of room for a large family or group of friends. South Haven is a lovely town with a gorgeous beach and friendly people. We loved our stay and can't wait to come back again!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved the B-Hive!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved staying at the B-Hive! The house is not only gorgeous but so cozy. I truly felt like it was a home away from home. The house couldn't be in a better location. It's close to the beach (less than a minute walk) as well as close to downtown South Haven (5-10 minute walk). If you end up downtown, I'd suggest trying the fried perch at Captain Lou's!

My favorite room of the house was the living room. The vaulted and molded ceilings were just so pretty! We had a bit of a rainy day while we were there but it was great to just kick back, relax and watch TV in the living room. There's a huge sectional that is super comfy.

I also appreciated all of the "bee" themed accents around the home - so cute! It really gave the home a personal touch. The property also provided everything you'd need while vacationing - plates, silverware, glasses, towels, outdoor grill etc.

The owner was super responsive and so kind. I would 100% recommend this house to anyone looking to stay in South Haven.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Best place we've ever stayed in South Haven! Highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I have rented many places in South Haven over the last ten years and the Bee-Hive was the best one we’ve ever rented.

The house is so charming and comfy. The first floor is open and welcoming, with a fireplace, great dining table for eating (or puzzles!), cozy couch that allows lounging and movie watching, and light that comes in from all directions. Cable is provided; there’s a DVD player, and even some books if you forget to bring yours.

The kitchen is stocked with everything you could possibly need. My daughter and I made smoothies, cooked dinner, and had lots of hot tea and coffee (it was March!). One thing I loved was the window over the sink that faces out to the street where I could watch people walking or driving down to the beach. If I have to do dishes on vacation, it better be with a good view!

There are two bedrooms (with queen beds) on the first floor, both with bathrooms, that are beautifully decorated and welcoming. The three bedrooms upstairs are just as welcoming. Two have queen beds and the third has a twin—perfect for a young child or single adult. We unpacked all our stuff, used the dressers, which were well-maintained and clean, and settled in as if this were home. The bathroom upstairs was so cool, with tons of natural light, lots of space, and a shower with the perfect pressure.

One of the best things about this house, of course, is its location! It’s a one-minute walk to the beach. There is a path that leads right from the house and we had such a fun time walking over to see the sunset or search for beach glass. If you go the other way down the path, you will make your way to the river and the mouth of the lake. If you go out the other door, you are headed to town. It’s a little farther, but we did it and had a refreshing walk, got some lunch and shopping in, and then came back to a warm fire and grilled flank steak on the gas grill for dinner.

If you’re looking for a charming, clean, and cozy place to take your family where you’ll be sure to have all you need and be set up for a worry-free vacation with plenty to do, places to rest and relax, and an easy walk to the beach and to town, this is the place you want to rent. It felt like home to us on our first night! Oh, one other upside—the owner is so helpful and made all the details including payment, arrival, and departure so easy. He made himself available for any problems (there weren’t any), which gave me great peace of mind. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We greatly appreciate it when our guests take the time to write a review for our home. We hope it helps you, our future guest understand what others like about our home, the fixtures, the furnishings, the location and the interaction with me, the host. We are not only vacation rental owners but customers as well. We understand the concerns our guests experience trying to find the best accommodations for their family. In most cases, the reservation is placed prior to stepping foot in the house. While pictures can tell us a lot about a house, they do not tell the whole story. We hope a good review such as this one might help fill in some of the blanks. One point worth noting is that these guests came in March for Spring Break. While they may not have had summer weather, they were still able to go for walks on the beach, along the river and to town. It is still beautiful and relaxing even though it is not our traditional high season. We enjoy this time of year as it is so quiet and peaceful. It is truly an escape from the every day hustle and bustle! Please take a moment to review our online availability calendar to see if your desired dates are available. The "Rates" page on our listing also has detailed pricing for the entire year. We try to remove rates for summer weeks as they are reserved. If your desired dates are not available, please send us an inquiry anyway. We may be able to accommodate you at another one of our homes. Thanks for taking the time to read this review and response. We look forward to hearing from you and hope we can accommodate your family in South Haven at the B-Hive! Sincerely, Michael Biedermann
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Crowd Pleaser!

  • 5 of 5

What a great house! We stayed in the B-Hive over New Years with a few other couples and we were extremely happy with the house and the professionalism of the owners. The house was beautiful and in particular made good use of all the communal space allowing us to hang out comfortably with our best friends. We cannot say enough good things about this house! Given the time of year we went we didn't utilize the beach however we look forward to returning in the summer and staying at the Bee Hive!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Fabulous Fall Getaway at the B-Hive

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at the B-Hive in the summer and loved it, and now we've stayed in the fall and loved it just as much, for different reasons: The quiet on the beach. The even-more-gorgeous sunsets. The gentler vibe downtown. And of course college football on the tube all weekend. As always, it's a beautiful house in a great location. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We greatly appreciate our guests taking the time to submit a review. It is great to know that others enjoy their time in South Haven as much as we do. Whether it is a week long summer vacation on the beach or a Fall weekend getaway to enjoy the changing of the leaves and some college football, South Haven is a great place to visit. We also appreciate having guests return to stay at our home. We realize there are many vacation rental by owner options to choose from. Having our guests choose the B-Hive for repeat visits tells us our efforts to provide comfortable and tastefully decorated accommodations are noticed and appreciated. We hope we can accommodate your family or group in South Haven at the B-Hive! Sincerely, Michael Biedermann
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B hive review

  • 5 of 5

The house was great! I've never been to south haven so was worried we would have to drive to the downtown area but it was a short enough/easy walk. The beach was even closer. The inside of the house was I let decorated and literally had everything you needed. Lots of linens, portable fans, iron, hair dryer, etc! We would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Captain Lou's, 278 Dyckman Ave, South Haven, MI
Nearest Ferry
65 Miles
Lake Express, 1918 Lakeshore Dr, Muskegon, MI
Nearest Golf
5.6 Miles
Hawkshead Links, 523 Hawksnest Dr, South Haven, MI
Nearest Train
11.7 Miles
Amtrak Station-BAM, 541 Railroad St, Bangor, MI
Nearest Motorway
1.7 Miles
Interstate 196
Nearest Ski
27 Miles
Timber Ridge, 7500 23 1/2 St, Gobles, MI 49055
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
North Beach
Car: recommended

South Haven, Michigan is located in southwest Michigan approximately 120 miles from Chicago, Illinois and 170 miles from Detroit, Michigan.

The North Beach in South Haven is the best beach in the Midwest to sunbathe, swim, play volleyball, play Frisbee, build sandcastles, fly a kite, play backgammon, eat a picnic lunch, read a good book, watch magnificent sunsets, take a long walk, spend time with family and friends, take pictures and make memories of a lifetime!

Once you agree this is the best location for your family's summer vacation, we ask that you please click on our up to date calendar to see if your desired dates are currently available.

Other Activities: Relax and spend quality time with family and friends!!!

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Rates & Availability

South Haven House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
8/20-27/2016
Aug 20 2016 - Aug 26 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,800
 
 
8/27-9/2/2016
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 1 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
SEPTEMBER 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$600
From
$650
Fri,Sat
 
 
OCTOBER 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$550
From
$600
Fri,Sat
 
 
NOVEMBER 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
$500
From
$550
Fri,Sat
 
 
THANKSGIVING 2016
Nov 24 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
December 2016
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$450
From
$500
Fri,Sat
 
 
Christmas 2016
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
New Years 2016
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
January 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Jan 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$450
From
$500
Fri,Sat
 
 
February 2017
Feb 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$500
From
$550
Fri,Sat
 
 
March 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$550
From
$600
Fri,Sat
 
 
April 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$600
From
$650
Fri,Sat
 
 
May 2017
May 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$650
From
$700
Fri,Sat
 
 
Memorial Day 2017
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
5/30-6/3/2017
May 30 2017 - Jun 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$650
 
 
6/3-10/2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
6/10-17/2017
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,200
 
 
6/17-24/2017
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,400
 
 
6/24-7/1/2017
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,600
 
 
7/1-8/2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,000
 
 
7/8-8/26/2017
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,800
 
 
8/26-9/1/2017
Aug 26 2017 - Aug 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
Fall/Winter 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$600
From
$700
Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

Rates "START" at $300 and will vary depending on the total number of guests in your group, the time of year and the length of your stay. Rates will vary without notice. Weekly rentals only from Saturday after 3pm through Saturday before 10am between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Please click on our current on-line availability calendar to see if your desired dates are available.

A fifty percent deposit is required to reserve dates with the remaining balance due thirty days prior to arrival. If a reservation is placed within thirty days prior to arrival, payment in full will be required to secure dates. A fully refundable security deposit of $300 is required with the balance of your payment. Security deposits will be refunded within thirty (30) days from departure.

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Amenities

Southwest Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom 1 is located on the first floor of the house.
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom 2 is located on the first floor of the house.
    Full 3 - toilet , shower , Bathroom 3 is located on the second floor of the house.
  • Bathroom 2 is a private bath for bedroom 2 which are located on the first floor just off the Living Room.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Bedroom 1 is located on the first floor of the house.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom 2 is located on the first floor of the house.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Bedroom 3 is located on the second floor of the house.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Bedroom 4 is located on the second floor of the house.
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Bedroom 5 is located on the second floor of the house.
  • Two bedrooms are located on the first floor and three are located on the second floor. Four bedrooms have queen beds. The fifth bedroom has a twin bed with a roll out twin trundle bed beneath.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
While the 'B-Hive' is not located directly on the beach, it is within a one minute walk to the beautiful North Beach with no huge hills nor endless staircases to climb up and down when going to and from the beach. Remember this when selecting the home for your family's summer vacation!!!

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

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