|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
PLEASE CHECK OUR CALENDAR- IT IS UP TO DATE
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!
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
We love that the house is away from all the chaos of the town, but still close enough for all the fun!
'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.”
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!
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.
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!
"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!
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!
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!
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.
|Property Damage Protection||$79|
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**Weekly Rental Only during Peak Season of Memorial Day thru Labor Day.