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Rose Lovio

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Harper's Haven-Spectacular Spot-4Bd/ 2Ba 5min walk to Beach

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Southwest Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, Sleeps 12

Our Newer Home is loaded with features:

First feature being COMFORT: Beds for EVERYONE- Home sleeps 12 all in beds- no one gets stuck on the couch. A huge walk in slate tiled master shower. 600 thread count sheets for King/Queen beds. Cozy enclosed back porch, central air conditioning and CLEAN. New comfortable over sized living room couch. Enjoy Outdoor comfort with hammock and deck furniture that includes a double chaise lounge chair.

Second feature being CONVENIENCE: We built this house with the concept of what rental families would need for a perfect summer getaway. Therefore, we put 2 bedrooms and a full bathroom upstairs and 2 bedrooms and full bathroom on the main level. Perfect for 2 families or one large family! We have one king bed, two queen beds, six twin beds(bunks). All bed linens are provided. If that is not enough convenience- we added an upstairs refrigerator and vanity/sink in the master bedroom!

Each bedroom with TV/DVD player and large collection of DVDs. The bedroom with 2 sets of bunks (4 twin beds) has a PS2 system and games, kids will love it! They will also enjoy the multiple board games available. The living room has a 55 inch flat screen TV with a Blue Ray DVD player that allows you to access your netflix account and listen to Pandora Radio.

Everyone loves to be all together on vacation to dine or talk and our open floor plan allows just that. The kitchen, dining, living room and enclosed porch are all open to each other.

The dining/kitchen area seats eleven people! Everyone can enjoy a meal TOGETHER for quality family time!

We also provide the convenience of internet WI-fii and washer and dryer.

CONVENIENCES when traveling with young children:

We supply all baby items you may need: Baby monitor, High Chair, 2 Portable cribs, Stroller, Booster seat.

OUTDOOR CONVENIENCES: We are only a FIVE MINUTE WALK to Newcome beach and ONE mile to town. The home is also on a dead end street- allowing low traffic and nice peaceful walks. The large deck has unique patio furniture in fish design that seats nine people. The double chaise lounger is perfect for relaxing and reading a good book. Speaking of books, we supply a large collection of hard cover books and if you do not finish your book, feel free to take, compliments of Harper's Haven.

The deck also has a brand new Weber natural gas grill. All grill utensils are supplied. Outdoor Heated shower to rinse off after a day at the beach. Kids will love the nice sized yard with swing set and basketball hoop. The yard also has hammock, fire pit and we supply the fire wood! We also supply wagon, beach umbrella and four beach chairs to take to the beach.

We do NOT supply BATH or BEACH towels.

The third important feature of the home is QUALITY!

We have granite kitchen counter-tops, stainless steel appliances, beautiful teak hardwood floors through out the home. We also have a stocked kitchen down to the electric griddle, crock pot and spices.

When searching for that perfect getaway we also have CHARACTER:

We have a beach theme throughout the home with a one of a kind light up row boat in the living room for a tranquil night light.

The decor in the bathroom was even considered important!

We have a cool concrete beach glass counter-top with vessel sink.

Come stay with us to experience a home filled with comfort, convenience, quality and character: all you need to bring is your groceries, luggage, and towels for an amazing summer vacation!

Guests do need to bring their own bath and beach towels.

Feel free to call with any questions!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rose Lovio (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

About Rose Lovio

Our family adores the quaintness of South Haven and the multiple beaches. We have rented to families at other homes for four years and enjoy helping families create great long lasting memories!

Rose Lovio purchased this house in 2012

Why Rose Lovio chose Southwest Michigan

We love the quiet dead end street and the 5 minute walk to NewCome Beach. My husband built the home and it was an amazing experience to build brand new and add features we have always wanted.

What makes this house unique

Light up row boat in living room- one of a kind.

Paddle stair rail, relaxing beach decor through out the home.

Great open floor plan..large group can all dine together!

Beds for 12 people (2 queens, 1 king, 6 twins).

Will never run out of gas at the grill.. Gas line connected to the home. Outdoor heated shower to rinse off after the beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Review submitted: June 4, 2014 Date of arrival: May 2, 2014

For those with little patience for reading reviews here is the Cliffs Notes version... clean, nice, excellent two family layout, huge yard, lots to do, and if you are looking for a home away from home then this would be hard to beat.

Renting this property could not have been easier which was important to us (two families made up of two doctors, an attorney, an IT/Finance professional, two six year olds and an 18 month old... needless to say we are typically very busy). This long weekend was meant to be a relaxing trip to view the Holland Tulip Festival, but due to a long, cold winter the tulips were not too festive (we saw two blooms). While we got out and did things we ended up spending a lot more time than we expected actually at the house and it was great! Plenty of room for the kids and the adults.

The layout of the property is very well done. One family upstairs and one family downstairs. There were board games, outdoor games, a swing set and televisions in almost all the rooms (actually there may have been a television in every room).

The owners were very easy to work with and very responsive. Definitely worth the 5 star rating.
May 2014
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Harper's Haven-Spectacular Spot-4Bd/ 2Ba 5min walk to Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay in South Haven. Walkable to beach and downtown. The place is well equipped and very homey.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Battle Creek, MI

Perfect SoHa getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just returned from a wonderful weekend stay at Harper's Haven and couldn't be happier with our time there! My grandmother got the stay as a gift for my mom's 50th birthday so it was myself and my siblings with our families and parents. We had 8 adults and 3 children (ages 5, 1 and 6 months) and it accommodated us perfectly. The amenities made you feel as if it were your 'home away from home', and the location made a visit to the beach and downtown a breeze. My only complaint was that we didn't have more time! We will most definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice comments on our home. Our number one priority is making sure all items needed for a "home away from home" are available. Please come again for a longer stay!
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battle creek, mi

Harper's Haven is Heaven

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay if going to South Haven for an overnight or extended stay. The property is extremely clean, well equipped and has a great feel. We loved the privacy and yet we were very close to North Beach and a short walk to town and shopping. The owner is very helpful and great to work with. We are excited to return again!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous for 50!

  • 5 of 5

I did a lot of research on homes in the South Haven area to celebrate a pre-50 birthday weekend and found this little gem on a quiet tree-lined street. The house looked great online, so cute, but even better in person. Harper's Haven was just plain fabulous! As my friends came to the house, all they could say is how cute and beautiful the house was. The layout was ideal for us to cook, eat, and visit within a large space. Plenty of seating for everyone. Colors were warm and inviting and my favorite spot was the sun porch. Fall was an excellent time to visit South Haven and the house is very close to the beach. Other pluses compared to other locations were no additional cleaning fee, plenty of parking space with a big driveway and street parking, and Rose allowing us to check in early and check out late. She has also been great to work with, corresponding promptly with emails and even coordinating with me to get my pillow back home. Harper's Haven was a wonderful choice for our weekend away and we are already thinking about it as a fall retreat for next year. And suggesting to other people through Facebook after posting pictures from our trip. It really was everything I could have hoped for!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maumee, OH

Harper's Haven - Great Girl Friend Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Harper's Haven was exactly what we were looking for...enough space to spread out and have a little privacy if we wanted, yet lots of little vignette's for us to cozy up in and catch up with each other. Loved the screened in porch !! This was our 30th annual Girl Friend weekend and in all those years this is by far the best VRBO we've stayed in. The home is beautifully appointed and looks exactly like the photos...we all found the cottage décor so cheerful and inviting. It was everything we were hoping for and more. Also very convenient to downtown for South Haven shopping and eating. The owner was extremely easy to work with and very accommodating. We would definitely come back to Harper's Haven again...and would definitely give it very high recommendation marks! Thanks Rose for a great Girl Friend Weekend !!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Harper's Haven is absolutely beautiful!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had such a wonderful stay...the home was perfect in every way for our whole family! It looks exactly like the pictures!! Beautiful and CLEAN!! We enjoyed cooking out on the deck, sitting around the fire outside watching our grandson play. The sunroom was a great gathering place for us all to catch-up, listening to music and watching our little grandson dance for us. The upstairs bathroom is AMAZING and all the beds were so comfy. My daughter's and I enjoyed preparing brunch in the beautiful accessible kitchen!! It is a 5 minute walk to the beach which was simply beautiful...close to downtown as well. From the time I booked Harper's Haven everything was problems or issues. Our family is talking about coming back next summer!! Also, a great place for lunch was Clementine's and downtown has a wonderful bakery as well. We walked to the lighthouse and the view was breathtaking, a little chilly but our grandson got to dip his hands in the lake. I would definitely recommend this home to was a great place to make lasting memories with our famiy!! I only wish we could of stayed longer :)

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our Newer home completed in May 2012- Harpers Haven is located 1 mile to town and a quick 5 minute walk to Newcome Beach. The home is also on a dead end street making it quite a peaceful setting. Multiple beaches and golf courses in South Haven. Rent kayaks, bikes or charter a boat for fishing. Enjoy the local quaint shops and fabulous restaurants.


Rates & Availability

South Haven House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 18 2016 - Aug 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.0%

Summer weekly rate for June, July and August for 2016 is $3700/week.Friday to Friday Rental. Check-in at 4:00pm and Check-out at 10:00am.Weekly rental ONLY in June July and August. $250 security deposit is required for a weekly stay. A $100 security deposit required for a 2 night stay in the off season. The security deposit will be returned within one week of departure. We accept check or credit.

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Southwest Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Town ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Large walk in Slate Shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 also with PS2 and games. Each bedroom with TV and DVD player.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Iron and Ironing board provided.

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