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

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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!

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2017

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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South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • 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
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

"A Shore Thing"--Quiet Street, Large open house-- Walk to Beach! July & August
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
Dearborn, MI

Large clean vacation home.

  • 5 of 5

Our 4th consecutive year having our vacation at A Shore Thing. A great home, plenty of room and all the necessary things stocked in the home to enjoy our stay. 5 adults, two children and close to the First Street beach for hours of fun. We look forward to our stay at A Shore Thing again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We truly enjoy having your family stay at our home. We are hoping to make a few improvements to the house over the winter to make it even homier :) Hope we will be seeing for years to come!
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  • 5 of 5

What a BEAUTIFUL home and lovely setting for our family to gather in and enjoy South Haven and the beach. I couldn't be more impressed and grateful. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful near-the-beach home for a family vacation. We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

"A Shore Thing" is spacious, comfortable and easily accommodated our three families (6 adults, 3 kids). Our first impression was that the home is immaculately maintained. Owners were responsive, friendly and prompt in making arrangements prior to our arrival and throughout the visit.

The home is a brief three blocks from the beach through an attractive neighborhood. Rooms in "A Shore Thing" are nicely decorated and the cathedral ceiling gives the house a delightful open feeling. We all love to cook and the kitchen is large and well equipped including a gas grill on the deck. The master bath includes a deep tub and glass shower - very nice! The screened porch became a gathering place in the afternoon and early evening; kids loved the Tiki Toss game. A gas fireplace makes the porch very cozy after dark. A nighttime stroll to watch the stars became a must-do. The attached garage includes beach chairs, toys and wagons to carry gear to the beach.

One of the cool things about South Haven is the summer farmer's market Wednesday and Saturday. Seemingly dozens of local food and craft stands to visit, so our foodies were delighted. Another highlight are the many beaches to explore - all minutes away. Watching sunset at South Beach became a daily ritual. Bonus - Sherman's fabulous ice cream at the beach food stand. South Haven has great people watching, intriguing shops and a variety of well-reviewed restaurants - but in high season be prepared for a wait. We found nearly endless activities to share with kids both in South Haven and at nearby locations.

We happily recommend "A Shore Thing" to anyone - 5 stars!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Even our neighbors loved having your group :) So glad you enjoyed South Haven and A Shore Thing as much as we do! We would love to see you back!
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One of our all time favorite vacations.

  • 5 of 5

Our whole family had a wonderful time. The house was more than we expected. It was perfect for our needs. We had three families staying together with 3 children under the age of 5 years old. We all had our separate rooms for sleeping and the kids loved the bunk beds. There was plenty of room for the kids to run around and play. We went to the beach in town during the day and at night we walked to the beach 1-1/2 blocks from the house to watch the sunset while the kids played in the sand and water. We BBQ on the deck most evenings after shopping at the Meijers store located less than 2 miles from the house. We also had the chance to see two deer and a bunny rabbit in the back yard of the house. The kids were thrilled. The kitchen was well stocked and having the laundry with washer and dryer was a big plus for us. We drove into Saugatuck one day for shopping and lunch and went to a Blueberry farm on another day. The town of South Haven was fun for shopping and ice cream too. The home was well maintained both inside and out. This is a home we would return to and recommend to anyone wanting a clean, spacious home for their next vacation. Thank you Cathi and Steve for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Janet and family! We are so glad you all enjoyed A Shore Thing and South Haven as much as we do :) We truly try to make the house as homey as we can!
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The Shore Thing

  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd time staying at The Shore Thing! We have 4 children in our group and the house works well for them. It is always clean and well stocked with the staples and many extras that we need. The owners are always a phone call away is there is any problem. We would recommend it to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We are very thrilled that you and your family enjoyed your stay. We are pleased that you enjoyed our home just as much as we do. We hope to see you again in the future !!
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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
Owner's Response: Thank you Becki! We appreciate the kind words. We are so happy you and your family made great memories in South Haven this summer. We have so many sandy beach and late nights stories with friends on the porch to last forever.
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Nearest Beach
1 Miles
First Street Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

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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****
We are happy to answer any questions or concerns :)

**Weekly Rental Only during Peak Season of Memorial Day thru Labor Day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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