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Harold Neal

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german, italian, dutch

Lake Michigan's Premier 2BR Beachfront Lake Facing Corner Condo-LATE SUMMER OPEN

25 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Southwest Michigan Condo Rental Photos and Description

Beachfront Corner Condo, 2BR/2BA, Private Pool, Lake Michigan Coastline Views,

BOOK YOUR LATE SUMMER VACATION & AVOID THE CROWDS!! BOOK YOUR 2017 VACATION BEFORE THEY FILL UP!!

RATES ARE BASED ON FREE ECHECK PAYMENT AND NOT BY CREDIT CARD(NOT PROPERLY SHOWN ON BOOK NOW OPTION).

I ONLY MANAGE TWO UNITS IN THE COMPLEX AND MY WEEKLY RENTALS ARE SUNDAY TO SUNDAY. PLEASE CHECK MY WEBSITE CALENDAR FOR AVAILABILITY OR EMAIL, TEXT OR CALL ME CONCERNING RATES AND AVAILABILITY. .

Please consider our 1 BR GARDEN LEVEL LAKE FACING CORNER UNIT that is also available at this complex(VRBO #100633)!!

The North Shore Condominium complex has my two bedroom modern, 900+ sq. ft. TOP FLOOR CORNER unit on Lake Michigan. This LAKE FACING unit is fully furnished and comfortably sleeps six adults with a king-size bed, 2 twin beds and a pullout couch. All appliances has been recently replaced and the kitchen redecorated! This condo is considered to have one of the best Coastline views in the complex and maybe the whole town!!

The unit is both poolside and beachside and it features unbeatable sunsets and coastal views while sitting within the unit. The private pool is just steps away from your bed and the private beach.

The complex is next to a city Park which allows superior coastline views and just a short walk from the quaint downtown of South Haven where there are plenty of shops and great little restaurants.

This historical town (founded in 1833) has two light houses guiding pleasure boats to the multiple marinas scattered along the Black river which runs through this idyllic town.

It takes only 20 minutes to drive from South Haven to Saugatuck, 30 minutes to Holland, two plus hours to Chicago and three hours to Detroit.

South Haven, not just a summertime destination!!

Also, please consider renting our 1 BR LAKE FACING CORNER unit with great views as well in the same building @ VRBO #100633 and also consider our my Golf property(5 miles from Gulf of Mexico) in Naples, Florida at VRBO #378357.

Keywords: Condominium, beach, Lake Michigan, waterfront, ski area, sunsets, heated pool, biking

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Harold Neal (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german, italian, dutch

About Harold Neal

Welcome to your “home away from home”!!

We have traveled to many parts of the world and we feel South Haven is one of the gems of the world with it’s quaintness of the small town, the slow flowing Black River running through town, the wide, golden beaches and the famous, red light house protecting the many pleasure boaters.

We hope you enjoy our condo as much as we do and we hope you find your vacation relaxing, fun filled and memorable. We encourage you to visit our LAKE FACING 1 bedroom unit at this same compex on VRBO #100633 & our Naples Condo site as seen on Homeaway # 968390 to enjoy staying on a golf course and nearby the Gulf of Mexico beaches.

Welcome to our home!!

Harold & Marij

Harold Neal purchased this condo in 2013

Why Harold Neal chose Southwest Michigan

I had the great fortune of being born and raised in South Haven in 1956. As a kid, I thought this small town was too slow for my likes especially during the long, snowy winters. As I matured, I realized how lucky I was to have experienced the lifestyle of this community.

I remember participating in the clubs and sports the community had to offer, enjoying the Blueberry Festival and Fourth of July events. Some of my favorite activities were water skiing or fishing in Lake Michigan and snow skiing at nearby Timber Ridge. We have cooked blueberry pancakes for breakfast on the beach during the summer and climbed the ice bergs in the winter.

I have brought my wife and kids back for the past twenty five plus years. My kids have experienced the joys of the town throughout their life and I know they will continue the traditions with their children.

I hope that you can feel a small piece of what joys this town has given to me during your week vacationing in South Haven.

What makes this condo unique

We have admired this property over the years when we took our kids to the public beach at Packard Park. My wife always said “that is the place we should find a unit in”. It has so much to offer with it’s own private beach and pool. The terrace is huge and is great for entertaining or eating your dinner while watching the sunset. This dream continued for many, many years until we purchased out 1 BR unit in 2005 and added this 2 BR unit in 2013.

We love our units since they face the lake and they are so comfortable to sit and read. We love sleeping with the window open and hearing the waves crash on the shore. It is great just walking out the door onto the beach for a stroll to the North Pier.

The location of the unit and the size of the town allows you to walk into town for shopping or meals. Go try the onion rings of Clementine’s or the bucket of perch at the Thirsty Perch in town. You must go to Captain Nemos for ice cream and don’t forget about the Golden Brown Bakery.

Once there I am sure you will agree that it’s great having a pool and being on the lake at the same time and that you will want to return year after year to realize life’s simple pleasures!!!

Reviews

4.8
based on 25 traveler reviews

Lake Michigan's Premier 2BR Beachfront Lake Facing Corner Condo-LATE SUMMER OPEN
average rating of 4.8 based on 25 reviews
4

Great, but one BR has no windows and the large one has a magineficent view and a summer breeze!

  • 4 of 5

Location location location !!! That's what we loved about our unit and our stay in SouthHaven Michigan! Thank you,Harold

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Suzanne for your review! I understand the previous owner's design challenges when combining the two units together. Their design allowed the dining area, kitchen(old bedroom), master bedroom and master bathroom to have direct Lake views through big windows for your enjoyment during the day and evening and the 2nd bedroom could not. Their design, in our opinion, also improved the flow and spaciousness of the condo! Thanks again for making our home your home!! Sincerely, Harold & Marij
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5

Beautiful condo on the shores of Lake Michigan

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our visit to South Haven Michigan and loved this condo on the shores of Lake Michigan. You look out the windows and you are beachfront with an incredible view of the lake. This property is very well kept with beautiful surroundings and very private and quiet. Just a few blocks to a beautiful downtown area and close to everything. Condo had very nice kitchen with beautiful granite countertops with very nice open floor plan. Two full bedrooms with 2 full bathrooms, the master bath had a very large bath for long soaks after a busy day.

Was very pleased with the owners and how easy they were to work with. If ever the opportunity arises to visit again this will be the first place we will head to.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gary & Kerri, Thank you for your great review. We were so happy you enjoyed our home during your 6 week wintertime stay!! We love walking the beach and the quietness of the winter. Sincerely, Harold & Marij
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4

Good...with a few exceptions

  • 4 of 5

The condo was as described and pictured. The only thing that keeps me from giving it five stars are a few issues. Since the jetted tub is listed as a feature in the condo I think it's worth noting that when I used it the jets spewed out black pieces of gunk. There is a process involved in cleaning one of these tubs that includes completely filling it and using bleach to insure this doesn't happen. It's really not fun to look forward to a good soak and then get blasted with gunk. There was also a line of black (mold?) where the shower meets the tub. Ceiling fans hadn't been dusted in awhile either. We couldn't get the stove to work but maybe that was our problem. The one day we decided to hang out in the condo there was a water leak in the kitchen that effected the two condos below us. Obviously it needed to be repaired but it sent us outdoors on a crummy day trying to find something else to do while the repairman came in and out. Not the way we wanted to spend the day, but it worked out.

Also, I think others were super kind in the comments about the bed being soft. We didn't think the mattress was soft--it's old! It led to not-so-great sleep for us. A good quality mattress and nice pillows make a huge difference! Maybe we expected too much but to us, these little things made a difference. Harold was great to work with and we appreciated the treats provided.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Laurie for your feedback. We always strive to offer a high quality experience for our guests and we hope that your issues did not impact your 35th Anniversary celebration. I want you to know that we act upon all feedback. I can not control the water leak and I am happy that the Building Management firm was so quick to identify and fix the problem. I know they attempt to minimize the time they are in a unit. The stove’s electronic lighter appears to have quit working but it can still be manually lit. Instead of repairing it, we have replaced the stove so all appliances in the unit are new! Further, I know the mattress and pillows(replaced in May) are not old but they may be too soft for your liking. We will monitor the future feed back to see if it is a repeated issue with our guests. What you referred to as mold is infact black caulk(a bad choice by contractor). We are replacing the caulk with one of a lighter color. I will discuss the other issues with housekeeping but my recent inspection of the jet tub did not experience the problem you mentioned but of course it will be addressed. Thanks again for your patronage!! Sincerely, Harold & Marij
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5

Great property and location. Family Atmosphere.

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend to anyone. Great location and property. Close to town and you can't beat the sunset view!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Betsy for your great review!! We hope to see you continue your tradition again next year!! Harold & Marij
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5

Highly Recommend!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was perfect for our brief vacation! The condo was beautiful, very clean, and on the beach. Plus, there is a heated pool which came in handy since the weather was on the cool side. Harold was so easy to work with and his home made us feel so comfortable! My teenagers walked everywhere, but I chose to drive to the marina and downtown shops. There was so much to do - great restaurants and bars, Harbor Fest, horseback riding at Simpsa Rosa, and the shopping was great. All four of us loved our brief stay and would definitely come back for a longer visit!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Susan for your GREAT review!! We are so happy to have helped make fond family memories!! It sounds like a very active getaway and don't forget about the Kalhaven bike/walking trail that runs all the way to Kalamazoo! We look forward to having you stay with us again in the near future! Sincerely, Harold & Marij
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5

Beautiful Lakefront View! Clean Condo! Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed your Lakefront condo. The pictures of the condo are accurate. Wow! The condo was as clean as a whistle. The view is breathtaking and you can see the big lake from the large windows across the front of the condo and you have a view from the master bedroom. Having 2 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms was an added bonus when guests arrive. We enjoyed being able to swim in the heated pool daily and look at the lake on the large deck area. Sunsets, walks to town, walking to the pier, visiting the downtown shops, and eating out at the many restaurants nearby ( also within walking distance ) makes this location the best in South Haven. This condo was perfect, and I have already recommended it to all of my friends and neighbors. The owner was always attentive and available to answer any questions. We would definitely want to come back and would love to some day stay in your condo in Naples!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Betty, thank you for such a fantastic review!! We were so happy that you loved our two BR unit. We strive to offer a high quality home which allows others to enjoy South Haven and Lake Michigan! All of your points, can not be refuted ones that I always try to point out. We hope that we can meet your needs in Naples, Florida as well. This is another great Beachside Town! Sincerely, Harold & Marij
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Map

Nearest Train
13 Miles
Daily Amtrack Pere Marquette (in Bangor)
Car: not necessary

Fall Color Drives, Wine Country Tours, Berry Picking in Season, Art Festivals, Dune Buggy Rides, Tall Ship Tours/Rides, Canoeing, Cross Country/Downhill skiing, Ice skating, Annual Events in South Haven, Harbor Festival, Riverfront Concerts, Arts/Craft Shows, Vintage Boat Show, Garden Walk, Antique Car Show, Fourth of July Celebration, National Blueberry Festival, Winter Fest.

South Haven is simply AWESOME. Our beaches are the best AND, one can easily walk from either North or South Beach right into town for lunch and shopping. We have a beautiful lighthouse with zero industry coming up our river, we're the sweetest little picturesque gem in Southwest Michigan! I Hope you experience the natural beauty and lovely shops and restaurants we proudly offer our visitors!

Here is what the visitor's bureau has to say: Please visit their site for more information!

Welcome to South Haven - It's a feeling! One that's hard to put into words, but once you visit you'll feel it too. It's an experience you'll never forget. It's what keeps you coming back for more. From the moment you arrive until the time you have to leave, you will know you are some place special. This one-of-a-kind Michigan Beachtown cannot be fully appreciated by reading about it in a brochure, cannot be touched even through the most technologically advanced website, and all the beautiful sunset photos in the world cannot do it justice. But don't take our word for it; come here and see for yourself or trust glowing reviews from publications like: The New York Times, Midwest Living, Michigan Travel Ideas, Chicago Sun Times, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, Underwater Journal, SkyWest Magazine, Western Parent Magazine, Art Showcase Magazine, and many more!

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Rates & Availability

South Haven Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2016 Peak Summer Season
Jun 12 2016 - Sep 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,490
 
 
2016 Fall Mid Season
Sep 11 2016 - Oct 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,870
 
 
16-17 Low Season Fall- Spring
Oct 2 2016 - Apr 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,245
 
 
2017 Spring Mid season
Apr 30 2017 - May 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,870
 
 
2017 Peak Summer Season
May 28 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,490
 
 
2017 4th of July Weekly Rate
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,890
Flat fee
 
 
2017 Blueberry Festival Week
Aug 6 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,890
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$190
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning & Laundry Fees $110

-Weekly rentals run SUNDAY TO SUNDAY
-Additional Cleaning & Laundry fees of $110 should be reflected in quote.
-Initial deposit of 50% is required to book Peak Season weekly reservations and final amount due 30 days before check-in.
-Credit card payments require additional processing fee and may not be reflected in quote.
- Book now feature may not correctly include the cleaning fees and the Credit card fees will still need to be recouped by owner.
- The standard nightly rate is for low season(October through April) if paid by echeck or personal check and does not included the cleaning and laundry fees or the fully refundable damage deposit. It is best to ask for a detailed quote!!
-90 day cancellation cutoff for deposit refund if owner can find a new renter.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Southwest Michigan Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • Master bathroom has jet tub and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Please bring your own beach towels!!

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