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"A Shore Thing"--- Walk to Beach & Quiet Street

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 have TVs. There are a total of 4 TV's in the house (2 with DVD players).

**Bonus** 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 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 1, 2018

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 South Haven

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • See attached rental agreement for Cancellation Policy. VRBO policy above NOT CORRECT.
  • 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


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"A Shore Thing"--- Walk to Beach & Quiet Street
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

This home is beautiful and in a great location - perfect for any family.

  • 5 of 5

This is the third year we have visited South Haven and this home was by far our favorite. With this house you are within walking distance to the beach and a very short drive away from town. The house is cozy enough to watch a movie with your family or spread out which worked out great for our three kids. If you are considering this now, your won't regret it.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An amazing rental!

  • 5 of 5

A Shore Thing is incredible. The house is gorgeous and perfect for two families. Everyone had enough space. The owners have thought of everything when it comes to stocking the house-baby gate, child-friendly plates/cups etc, books, beach supplies and toys etc. We had the best time. The walk to the private beach is only 5 minutes and it is lovely. If you wanted to drive to the public beach, it is a close drive as well. The back porch was a favorite spot for everyone to gather after a long day at the beach. Also-our favorite feature was the outdoor shower! This isn't your average outdoor shower-we all took our showers outside under the sun. If we travel to Lake Michigan again, we will stay at A Shore thing again. Thank you Cathi!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything was wonderful. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: August 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: August 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: August 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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Nearest Beach
1 Miles
First Street Beach
Car: recommended




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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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