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S. HAVEN - Charming 6BR Vacation Home close to Beach & Town w/ Pool.

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 16, close to our other listing 3540169

SOUTH HAVEN, MI - Charming home on a quiet, tree lined street, close to magnificent Lake Michigan & downtown. Perfect location for family vacations.

Need more room for your extra large get together? Our second home, listing 3540169, is a short walk away.

Sunny Side Retreat has 6 bedrooms, 3 full baths, fully equipped kitchen, and separate pantry with second refrigerator. Decorated in cottage style, with all the comforts of home, it is perfect for family reunions and gatherings. The dining room has a table that seats 6 and another table that seats 8, and another table can be brought in to seat everyone in the dining room. The bonus room on the second floor makes a great kid's hangout, while the formal living room is comfortable for T.V. and relaxing. Ample seating in both spaces with T.V., VCR, DVD, and cable. All the bedrooms have blackout curtains so guests don't have to wake up early and children find it easier to take naps.

Our guests adore the two large porches (one screened, one open with swing,) which are great for taking in the quiet tree lined street and kicking back. Guests have told us that they hate to leave!

The Kid's Park is just 3 blocks away with indoor bathrooms, water fountains, a huge wooden play structure, and baseball diamond. Steps to the magnificent, sandy south beach are immediately adjacent to the park. The quaint harbor town is just 4 blocks away.

The names of all persons staying at the property must be included in the completed Rental Agreement. Cribs to accommodate infants can be provided at no extra charge.

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South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 17 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub
  • The bathroom with tub & shower enclosure is off of the kitchen. The bathroom with the shower enclosure is off of Bedroom 2. The large bathroom with the old fashioned claw foot tub is at the end of the hallway upstairs.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , a pak 'n play fits here
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , a pak 'n play fits here
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • There is also a nice sized second living room upstairs with a single bed and a double size futon sleeper sofa. It has its own T.V. with DVD/VCR/cable. This room makes a great hangout for kids, and it neatly keeps all their paraphenalia from littering the rest of the house. Bedrooms 1 & 2 are downstairs, and the remainder are upstairs.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The kitchen has a separate pantry which is really great for storing all the food large parties require in an organized way. There is also a second full sized refrigerator there which works nicely for beverages and extra produce. We have a basketball hoop in the driveway and provide a basketball. We also provide sandtoys, 4 beach chairs, and a wagon to haul them to the beach. 2 adult bikes are available with signed waiver of liability. Bath towels, kitchen towels and all linens are provided. Bring your own beach towels, wash cloths, and hand towels. A Crib, pack 'n play, baby gate, and high chair available at no extra charge. Bring your own beach towels. We provide one roll of paper towels, and a roll of toilet paper per bathroom to get you started. We do not charge insurance fees, or rent for child equipment like local agencies do. We also charge only 6% MI tax, instead of 11% that rental agencies charge.


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S. HAVEN - Charming 6BR Vacation Home close to Beach & Town w/ Pool.
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews

Great House

  • 5 of 5

Have been visiting South Haven for a lot of years, and this is one of the nicest homes we have stayed in. We needed a larger place for our family this year, and 704 Kalamazoo fit the bill. Plenty of bedroom space, large kitchen, plenty of tables for eating and playing games, preparing food. Appliances and air conditioning worked well. Even needed to start the furnace one night when the temps dropped to the high 50's and low 60's. Enjoyed the swimming pool and the fenced in back yard for the children. Location gave us easy walking access to everything we wanted to do. Owner is very good to work with. She met us at the house to explain some things to us and to answer questions. Will definitely look at renting here again when we need a large house. We enjoy our South Haven vacations so much, more people want to come with us each year. Definitely nothing but high praise for this one. LR

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really glad that the Sunny Side Retreat suited your family's needs and that everyone had a great vacation. We work very hard to make sure that the house and your vacation experience are the very best that they can be. We love helping families make summer holiday memories!
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Fun family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Great house for our entire family: 7 adults, 5 kids and dogs! Many different areas to gather both inside and out. We had plenty of room and didn't feel like we were on top of each other. The high chairs, wagon and baby pool were appreciated. The kids loved the backyard pool. The kitchen had everything we needed. We all agreed that we'd love to come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We'de love to have you back Peggy! We work really hard to make sure families have everything they need for an excellent vacation in South Haven. The office, handyman, and cleaning crew focus on continuous improvement so that every family gets a clean, fresh, fully functioning home.
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This house has character plus space.

  • 5 of 5

My second time here. Great place to vacation for extended family. 2nd fridge is a real plus. Well maintained. Terrific landlord. Walking distance to both beach and downtown. Couldn't ask for more.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Wayne! We love having your group. Everyone at the Sunny Side Retreat is happy to hear that everyone had a great time.
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Great for large family

  • 5 of 5

Great location! Close to beach and playground.

Plenty of room for eight adults, 4 young children and two infants.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Pat! We're glad you liked the Sunny Side Retreat!
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Great bucket list vacation

  • 5 of 5



My only bucket list item was a vacation with ALL of our family together. Your Sunny Side Retreat home was a very special place for our Family to gather. We had a great time. It was nice to walk over to Lake Michigan and watch the sunsets. We walked to the pier and lighthouse several times. We really appreciated the extra refrigerator and pantry area for the extra food and drinks we brought. The large capacity washer and dryer helped a lot with all of our bath and beach towels. All 15 in our party were able to eat in the same room. It was also nice to relax on the screened in sun porch in the rockers. It was a vacation with many special memories. Thanks again. Shirley Fessell

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that your family had a great time, Shirley! We work really hard to make sure that the Sunny Side Retreat is the perfect place for families to gather and make vacation memories. Please come back again!
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Dad's 80th birthday weekend

  • 5 of 5

My family and I rented Sunnyside for my father's 80th birthday celebration. Our needs were pretty specific since our party of 10 spanned across the age range from 11 to 80 and one 3 pound dog. This was the perfect vacation for all of us. Carol was wonderful and so accommodating from the very first conversation. The home is huge with lots of private spaces and outdoor areas. Yet we all gathered for big breakfasts and dinners with plenty of room to spare. We played games, talked and shared old memories, took long walks on the beach and even headed out of town to explore the dunes in Holland. On my dad's actual birthday party a few of his relatives came for a surprise visit and we grilled outside and shared birthday cake. I could not have asked for a better setting to celebrate our event. My older girls are already planning to do it again next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review Kelly! We love it when multi-generational groups come together and enjoy their stay. It is a labor of love for us to make sure the house and yard are the best they can be for each group, so we totally appreciate it when guests have a great vacation and let us know. We would love to accommodate your group again next year.
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Property Manager

Carolyn Slone
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

About Carolyn Slone

This house compliments our other weekly rental at 620 Broadway.

Why Carolyn Slone chose South Haven

South Haven has an awesome beach and is only a 2 hour drive from Chicago. Metro Detroit are only 2-3 hours away, so it is a great midwestern resort location.

The harbor town is so close that we walk to everything once we are there and the City of South Haven has a great lineup of festivals and attractions happening all summer long. Golf is about the only thing we drive for and there are plenty of great courses right nearby.

What makes this house unique

The 2 porches are a magnet for people from the first coffee in the morning until late at night. Plus 2 bicycles and a basketball hoop in the driveway come with the rental!


A park with baseball diamond, indoor bathrooms, fountains, and giant wooden playscape is 2 blocks away. A farmer's market is open every Saturday in South Haven's municipal parking lot downtown. Numerous fishing charters operate out of the Shouth Haven harbor. There is also fishing off of the pier. The Michigan Maritime Museum operates lake cruises on their tall masted ship 2 times a day from their dock in the harbor. They also offer tours of the harbor and Black River aboard their antique reproduction touring launch. Boat, dinghy, and kayak rentals can also be arranged in town. There are numberous golf courses in and around South Haven. Harbor Shores,a new Jack Nicklaus course on the shores of Lake Michigan is 20 minutes away in St. Joseph. A children's hand's on museum, operating carousel, and interactive water fountain are in St. Joseph as well.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $180 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

No smoking.

A deposit of 50% of the rental fee is due within 5 days of making a reservation, when a contract will be forwarded to you for signature. The final payment tax is due 30 days prior to your arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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