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Bedrooms 6
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Comfortably accommodates up to twelve guests in six bedrooms, four full baths.


The Avery Street Beach House accommodates twelve guests maximum. We do not allow more than twelve guests at any time for any reason. Please do not consider this house as an option should you have more than twelve guests.

This house boasts the most ideal location as there are no bluffs, sand dunes nor endless staircases to hike up and down when going to and from the beach. A short walk to everything including downtown South Haven's boutique shops, cafe's and restaurants, river walk and newly renovated marina. The beautiful exterior design was inspired by the 'Shingle Style' architecture commonly found on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. The luxurious, spacious and functional floor plan includes a Master Suite on the first floor. This home was designed to accommodate large families and friends. Six large bedrooms with four full baths and beautiful high end fixtures, finishes and furniture throughout. Three outdoor spaces including front and side covered porches as well as a large rear deck provide an abundance of outdoor space.


Do not compromise on your vacation.: This home has six (6) spacious bedrooms with four (4) full bathrooms and sleeps twelve comfortably in beds in bedrooms. The first floor Master Suite has a king size bed with 'In-Suite' private bath. Five upstairs bedrooms include one king bed, two queen beds, one full bed and the fifth bedroom has two twin beds. Other amenities include a huge entertaining kitchen with solid cherry cabinets, granite counter tops, GE Profile stainless steel appliances and every imaginable cooking utensil. This home boasts a historic beach house interior design as well with custom woodwork, hardwood floors, retro light fixtures, door hardware and numerous details throughout! Central air conditioning, full size washer and dryer, color TV, cable, DVD, WIFI, off-street parking for four cars, spacious side and rear yard.

Do as much or as little as you like.: Relax and do nothing, go for long walks, hang out on the beach, sun bathe, swim in the lake, jump the waves, watch the sunset, roast marshmallows, play backgammon, eat real ice cream, have a meaningful conversation with your spouse, spend time with your children, spend time with your parents, spend some time alone. Call your boss and tell her you quit and you are moving to South Haven to enjoy the good life. Keep dreaming!

The Avery Beach House is located in South Haven's Historic Monroe Park neighborhood just steps away from the beautiful North Beach. Southwestern Michigan has often been referred to as the "Hamptons of the Midwest" and the beautiful North Beach is the jewel in the center of this region.

Walk everywhere! Within walking distance are the marina, Stanley Johnson Park and a wide variety of retail shops and restaurants in the downtown area.

Location. Location. Location.

More Details

Property Manager
Michael Biedermann
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

About Michael Biedermann

We live in Glenview, Illinois but try to spend as much time in South Haven. We feel very fortunate to be able to call South Haven, Michigan our home away from home. We truly enjoy sharing South Haven and the Avery Street Beach House with other families.

Michael Biedermann purchased this house in 2002

Why Michael Biedermann chose South Haven

Location! Location! Location!

What makes this house unique

Location! Location! Location!


South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , First Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , First Floor
    Hall Bathroom East - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second Floor
    Hall Bathroom West - toilet , tub , shower , Second Floor
  • All of the four bathrooms feature Kohler Memoirs and Fairfax plumbing fixtures, natural stone floor tile as well as white ceramic subway wall tile. The first floor Master Suite has a private full bath with separate walk-in shower, Kohler 'Tea For Two' soaking tub and a double vanity with solid surface vanity top. The second full bathroom is conveniently located on the first floor directly off the kitchen/dining area which is also close to the back deck. The third and fourth full bathrooms are both located on the second floor and accessed from the main hallway. The third full bath offers a separate walk-in shower, Kohler Memoirs cast iron bathtub, toilet and double vanity with solid surface vanity top. The fourth bath also has a walk-in shower, toilet and double vanity with solid surface vanity top. All bath linens are included. How do people rent houses for twelve guests with only one or two full baths. Don't spend your summer vacation waiting in line to use the bathroom!
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Suite - 1 king , First Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Second Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Second Floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Second Floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Second Floor
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Second Floor
  • All of the bedrooms are spacious and have large, operable windows, closets and/or storage cabinets for your personal belongings. The Master Suite is conveniently located on the first floor and the remaining five bedrooms are on the second floor. All bed linens are provided with extra blankets.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 14 garden chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The Avery Street Beach House has a King Size Rainbow Play System located in the backyard. This is a swingset above and beyond all swing sets. If you have young children or grandchildren, consider this the deciding factor in selecting your next beach vacation home. This swing set will provide countless hours of entertainment for those little darlings that need something to do! There is a natural gas Weber grill located on the back deck directly off the kitchen. The kitchen has all GE Profile stainless steel appliances as well as a separate wet bar with bar sink. Plenty of room for cooking that meal for the whole gang. The kitchen table seats eight and the island with granite top seats four. We have tried to provide everything we can for your large family to thoroughly enjoy your next beach vacation. Please click on our availability calendar to see if your week is available!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

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  • 5 of 5

12 of us stayed at the Avery House for New Years weekend. The moment we walked in the door we were impressed and knew we picked the perfect spot to ring in the new year. It's even better than the pictures! Everything was very clean, the kitchen was fully stocked, the rooms were a good size, great layout, and the location was great. We wanted a home with spacious community space so we could all be together and the Avery House did it! Michael was also very easy to get ahold of and checked in perodocically to make sure everything was to our standards. Thank you Michael for a great stay! We will be back! Happy New Year!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Park Ridge, IL

Perfect fit!

  • 5 of 5

The Avery house fit our family of 12 perfectly! The owner was very nice and easy to work with as well!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Spacious...plenty of bathrooms for everyone...perfect location. Kitchen space was fantastic! Loved it!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Brighton, Mich

Family loved our stay

  • 5 of 5

Large home that accommodated all our family members-- nine of us-- very comfortably. Well located for lots of activities in South Haven and surrounding areas. Nice vacation choice.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Paul, MN

Everything You Need and More

  • 5 of 5

This is an incredible home where attention has been given to every detail to make your visit enjoyable. The layout is great with lots of big bedrooms and more than enough common space to hang out and make memories. Lots of windows that provide an abundance of sunlight. Michael made renting and arriving a joy. I would highly recommend. We will be back!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: While most of our reservations are for weeks in the summer and weekends in the Fall, we do have some reservations for Spring Break. This family did stay in April and had nice enough weather to enjoy long walks on the beach and bicycle riding on the Kal-Haven Trail. This review mentions the layout of the house which we feel is ideal for large families or group of friends. There are two separate living spaces, one on the main level and one on the lower level. When are family stays there, the adults are usually hanging out in the main level living room and the younger generation will have their own space in the lower level family room. Works out quite well for us and we hope it will for your family. Please take a moment to review our almost always current online availability calendar to see if your desired dates are available. If not, please email us anyway. We may be able to accommodate you in one of our other homes in South Haven. Thanks for taking the time to read our reviews! Michael Biedermann
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Beautiful home, beautiful town

  • 5 of 5

We love South Haven! And we especially love this house, and wish we could live here full time! Every room is beautifully designed and so comfortable to live in. I love cooking here, I only wish my own kitchen was so well appointed! Steps from the beach and the river and all the beautiful views that SH has to offer, and just a quick walk into town. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Once again, we greatly appreciate it when our guests take the time to write a review. We hope the reviews will help you, our future guests, in telling you more about our home and the beautiful town of South Haven. This review in particular mentions the kitchen and how they enjoy spending time in the kitchen. While some guests do not want to cook while on vacation, others do find it enjoyable. We do enjoy cooking and have tried to provide every utensil needed to make a great meal for family and friends. If cooking is not your thing, there are several great restaurants for you to choose from conveniently located within walking distance from the house. Please take a moment to review the almost always current online availability calendar on our Homeaway listing. If your desired dates are not available, send us an inquiry anyway. We just might be able to accommodate you at another one of our homes in South Haven. We look forward to hearing from you and hope we can accommodate your family in South Haven at the Avery Street Beach House! Sincerely, Michael Biedermann
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Kalamazoo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Captain Lou's, 278 Dyckman, SouthHaven, MI 49090
Nearest Ferry
120 Miles
Ludington, Michigan
Nearest Golf
5.8 Miles
Hawks Head
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Bangor, Michigan
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 196
Nearest Restaurant
0.9 Miles
Phoenix Street Cafe, 523 Phoenix Street
Nearest Ski
31 Miles
Bittersweet Ski Resort, 600 River Rd Otsego, MI
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
North Beach
Car: recommended

South Haven is located in Southwestern Michigan and is approximately 120 miles northeast of Chicago and 180 miles west of Detroit. The North Shore of South Haven has been catering to tourists from all over the world for over 100 years who travel to this location as it offers one of the most beautiful lakes and beaches one can imagine. After a relaxing day on the beach and a spectacular sunset, you will begin to wonder if the town founders forgot one letter 'E' in Haven and should have called it 'South Heaven'. The greatest advantage to the 'North Beach' neighborhood, which is also referred to as 'Historic Monroe Park' is that it is essentially at the same elevation as the beach. This is critical in that you are not required to walk up and down a huge dune, bluff, ravine nor endless set of stairs when going to and from the beach. This is an important thing to consider when you are considering renting a home in Southwestern Michigan. LOCATION. LOCATION. LOCATION.

Other Activities: Walking on the beach, watching a sunset, decompressing, stress relief, escape the aggravation, etc.

Golf: Beeches Golf Club, LLC

09601 68th Street

South Haven, MI 49090

(269) 637-2600


523 Hawksnest Dr

South Haven, MI 49090

(269) 639-2146

The Ravines Golf Club

3520 Palmer Drive

Saugatuck, MI 49453


Ski: Bittersweet Ski Resort

600 River Road

Otsego MI 49078

(269) 694-2820

Timber Ridge Ski Resort

07500 23 1/2 Street,

Gobles, Michigan 49055

269 694-9449

800 253-2928


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

Weekly only between Memorial Day and Labor Day from Saturday after 3:00PM through Saturday before 10:00AM.
Minimum two night stay after Labor Day and before Memorial Day.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund