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Speaks: english

"A Shore Thing"--Quiet Street, Large open house-- Walk to Beach! July & August

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Southwest Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)


Welcome to A SHORE THING! Our house was built in 2007 with approximately 2800 sq ft of space.

This is our second home, so we have made it as comfortable as possible. We have two kids of our own, so sand toys, books and beach chairs are available. We are about 1 1/2 blocks from the beach on quiet street. Our backyard is nicely wooded to provide privacy from the summertime chaos. We are on the north side of South Haven by the First Avenue beach.

We do rent on a Friday to Friday basis (vrs Saturday to Saturday), so renters get the entire weekend to enjoy at the beach.

This house is fantastic for 2 families as it has 2 master bedrooms. There is one queen master bed on the first floor with an attached bathroom (with soaker tub and stand-up shower) and another queen bedroom upstairs. Also upstairs is a room with 2 twin beds, a bunk room with 2 bunk beds and a loft with sofa sleeper. The loft is a great second family room with a TV and DVD player. Both master bedrooms also have TVs. There are a total of 4 TV's in the house (2 with DVD players).

**Bonuses** are the enormous family room with huge floor to ceiling windows and the kitchen table sits 8 people comfortably. There are an additional 2 saddle barstools to sit at the adjacent kitchen counter. Off the kitchen is a fabulous carpeted porch with a fireplace for those late night gatherings. There is a great mudroom for all those wet beach towels and sandy flip-flops. We also have an enclosed outdoor shower to rinse off from the beach or just to shower under the trees! The washer and dryer is also conveniently located on the first floor.

Bath towels and linens are provided as are all cooking/kitchen necessities. There are plenty of paper products to also get you started as well as your coffee & laundry essentials. Please do bring your own beach towels/blankets.

Peak Season is weekly rental only- Memorial Day to Labor Day. For weekly rentals, check-in is 4:00 PM EST Friday and check-out is by 10 am EST the following Friday.

Minimum age for renting adults is 25 yrs old. There is also a map link on the side for you to check and see where we are located in South Haven.

Please check the availability calendar before contacting us, we keep it up date.

***Unfortunately, we do not allow smoking or pets ANYWHERE on the property***

Thanks and happy vacationing!

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About The Owner

We live outside Chicago and stay at the house quite often as it truly is our 2nd home

The Owner purchased this house in 2009

Why The Owner chose Southwest Michigan

We love that the house is away from all the chaos of the town, but still close enough for all the fun!

What makes this house unique

'Property Damage Protection Plan: In lieu of a traditional security deposit, the Property Damage Protection plan included on this reservation covers unintentional damages to the home’s interior that occur during your stay, PROVIDED THEY ARE DISCLOSED TO THE HOMEOWNER PRIOR TO CHECK-OUT. Any damages that exceed policy limit will be charged to you. Certain terms and conditions apply, and full details of the Property Damage Protection coverage are contained in the Description of Coverage. By submitting payment for this plan, you authorize and request CSA Travel Protection and Insurance Services to pay directly the homeowner or property management company any amount payable under the terms and conditions of the plan. In the event you do not wish to participate in this plan, please contact the homeowner directly. A refundable security deposit can be discussed.”

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to send you a quick e-mail expressing how much we enjoyed our week at your home. As it was 2 years ago, everything was wonderful even the weather! Our family has and will have many good memories of our vacations there. The kids always remember the outside shower and the Goose on the front porch. The Goose picture is one we have gotten each visit. The only thing that changes is the grandchildren get bigger!
Jul 2014
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based on 11 traveler reviews

"A Shore Thing"--Quiet Street, Large open house-- Walk to Beach! July & August
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Wonderful Family Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Every other year we try to take a family vacation. Unfortunately, this year we were missing one crucial member of the family - my husband who passed away last August. My family and I know he would of enjoyed this vacation as much as we did. The house was perfect for our family of 10 and we appreciated all of the amenities this home provided. Thank you again for sharing your home with us ;o) We had a wonderful beach vacation that the kids will talk about for years.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pictures don't do it justice!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week with two families, we had five adults and five kids and the space was great!!!! The house had everything we needed, sand toys and chairs, great outdoor shower, tons of space and equipment in the kitchen. The house is really spacious for rambunctious kids!!! We loved the location for being off the main drag so the kids could freely ride bikes!!! The beach nearby is small this year but it's a short, easy drive to any other beach you'd prefer. Great house for multiple families and well maintained!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Being able to host families & provide a place that they create special memories is a true joy. The Shore Thing is in a great location that allows you to space to enjoy time with loved ones.
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Lake Somerset Michigan

Short but awesome stay!

  • 5 of 5

Just spent the last 4 days at the "A Shore Thing" celebrating the mother n laws big "50" The house was like coming home, beautiful, spotless and spacious! Close to everything, had an awesome weekend!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always a joy to welcome new guests to our home. It is heartwarming to hear that friends and family are able to spend special time together in our home. We strive to provide a home that families & groups will want to return to.
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Dearborn, MI

A great week, a great house, a great rental

  • 5 of 5

Five adults and 2 young children (4 1/2 and almost 3) spent a week in mid-August at A Shore Thing and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The location is great, a block or so to the beach and the lake (however, the best beaches are a 5 minute car ride away). The house was spotless on our arrival and the owners responded immediately to our questions. The house is beautiful, new, was well stocked with all items needed for your stay, including all kitchen necessities, beach chairs and some toys for the kids. The decor inside was very cottage-like and friendly. The house is located on a quiet cul-de-sac and the kids rode their bikes outside without any traffic worries. I would recommend this property to anyone wanting to stay in South Haven, it really is a great property.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peoria, Illinois

Great house for two families

  • 5 of 5

A Shore Thing was the perfect home away from home for two families--a total of nine people. The screened-in porch with the gas fireplace provided a great evening respite for the adults while the kids played and watched movies in the upstairs loft. And it was chilly, so the fireplace was not only welcomed, but needed. The house is about half a mile from a private beach (a nice walk), but if you like people watching, I'd recommend going to one of the many public beaches that are a little over a mile away. It's a quick drive or 15 minute walk. The outdoor shower came in handy for rinsing the sand off the kids. The only complaint I have--which isn't really a complaint, but a preference--is that there were no non-stick pans in the kitchen or cooking spray (which we ended up buying), so we spent a lot of time scrubbing pans after breakfast. If you prefer nonstick, just bring your own pan. Otherwise, the home was clean and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Vacation House Yet

  • 5 of 5

Owners were very helpful when renting. House was very spacious- pictures online didn't do it justice. Floor to ceiling windows in family room. Outdoor shower was quite helpful after the beach. We spent every night in the screened porch- just lovely. Couldn't have asked for a better location or nicer owners. Answered every question we had quickly. Will def rent from again.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We love that our home is just a quick 1 1/2 block walk from the beach and yet on a quiet street that the kids can play. We treat this home truly as our own as we are here so much- we just love South Haven. Whether we are picking fruit in the summer/fall or just enjoying the beach- just a great town.
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Rates & Availability

South Haven House Rental Rates

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Summer Season
Jun 10 2016 - Aug 19 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning $200
Tax Rate 6.0%

****Please read and download the attached RENTAL AGREEMENT thoroughly before booking****
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**Weekly Rental Only during Peak Season of Memorial Day thru Labor Day.

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Southwest Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
  • 2.5 plus outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed
  • Queen size Beds (2) Queen beds in first floor Master and second floor Master., Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twin beds in second floor room, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleep sofa in the loft, Bunk Beds (2) Two bunk beds in second floor room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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