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Gail Bird

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Charming home on a large corner lot. Short walk to Lake Michigan & the beach!

18 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

South Haven House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 7

Enjoy the charms of this cute home in a quiet neighborhood on a large corner lot close to Lake Michigan. A short 8 minute walk along Monroe Blvd. will get you to the beach at the blue stairs across from the Kid's Corner playground. Walk or drive the 1 mile to quaint downtown South Haven for shopping & dining or choose to stay in and grill at home. Large living room with 2 seating areas. Large screen TV with cable & DVD player. Kitchen is fully stocked with coffeemaker, everyday china, silverware, cookware, utensils, paper products but no dishwasher. Washer & dryer on the main floor. Enjoy the cozy sun porch off the kitchen for your morning cup of coffee. Upstairs bedroom #1 has a king size bed, upstairs bedroom #2 has a queen size bed. Both bedrooms have a TV with cable. Bedroom #3 on the main floor has a bunk bed (twin on top/double bottom). Full bathroom on the main floor. Bed linens provided.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Gail Bird (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Reviews

5
based on 18 traveler reviews

Charming home on a large corner lot. Short walk to Lake Michigan & the beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
5

Brilliant property and location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here from Sat 5th Sept to Friday 11th Sept. The property was brilliant and the location was perfect. A 10 minute walk to the beach and a further 5 min walk to the lovely town of South Haven.

Gail was a superb host all the way from booking and throughout our stay - the welcome pack of muffins, popcorn and other treats was really appreciated - a simple thing but makes all the difference.

South Haven is a great place to stay and Gails property was ideal - a great stay! Thanks once again Gail!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your gracious words! I'm so glad you and your wife enjoyed your stay in South Haven and at my cottage! I'd love to have you as guests again if your travels bring you back to our area!! Gail
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5

Amazing Memorial Weekend

  • 5 of 5

The perfect place to get away! Gail was an amazing host and even left us a goodie basket with muffins! The house is well decorated and perfect for a group. Ita well stocked with games, a grill, lounging chairs and all the cookware you need. It's a 5 minute bike ride to the beach or a 15 minute walk. Quiet streets and very pedestrian friendly. We left our bike helmets there and Gail shipped them back to us. I highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you...I'm so glad you enjoyed the cottage, the beach, and your stay in South Haven! It's a pleasure having such wonderful guests like you and I look forward to having you stay again!
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5

Great Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

Our family of two adults and 4 kids loved Gail's place! The cute beach house was in a great location to walk to the beach and bike to town. Gail had all of the necessary amenities to make our stay convenient - kitchen tools, outside toys, hose for sandy feet, wireless access, guide book for local recommendations, etc. We added one additional adult at the last minute so it made things a little crowded, but we still had a great stay and were outside enough that it wasn't disruptive. Great memories were made and we would gladly return!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The perfect South Haven experience

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at Gail's place for 2 years now, already looking forward to a 3rd in 2014!

Tucked away on a quiet corner, this is the perfect house for our family to relax and unwind at during the busy 4th of July week in South Haven. Gail has thought of EVERYTHING! Our family of 4 (plus a couple of guests during the day) were right at home here - comfy beds and furniture, spacious kitchen to cook in, and all of the utensils and extras you can think of - don't worry she's got it all! We spend many hours grilling and relaxing on the patio when we aren't at the beach or tot lot which are both just a couple of minutes away on foot.

I can't imagine ever vacationing elsewhere!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful South Haven Home

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I absolutely enjoyed our stay at Gail's beautiful home.

We found her communications when booking the home to be prompt and professional, and had the pleasure of meeting Gail when we arrived. After she had left, we discovered muffins, crackers, and bottled water. We also discovered that the home was SPOTLESS, the king bed the most comfortable ever, thirsty towels, and Wi-Fi that activated in seconds.

If you appreciate well edited decor, the absence of track lighting, no carpeting, and bedspreads that aren't shiny, then you've found your home.

It's less than a ten minute walk to the Blue Stairs(beach), and very close to downtown.

Enjoy your stay at this beautiful South Haven home.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Girls Beach Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Gale's cottage was the perfect backdrop for a memorable weekend spent between lifelong friends. The decor, nooks and crannies characteristic of an early 20th century home, extraordinarily comfortable beds and fine bedding all add to the charm of this adorable and spacious cottage. With just a short walk to the pristine shores of Lake Michigan and the quaint shops and restaurants of South Haven, the location is both picturesque and ideal. Our stay was so enjoyable that we plan to return, not only with friends, but with family as well.

Sincerely Tracy, Mykell, Julie, and Regina....

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Grand Rapids, MI
Nearest Motorway
2.4 Miles
I-196
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Lake Michigan - blue stairs by Kid's Corner park
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

South Haven House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak
Aug 20 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,400
 
 
Off-Peak
Sep 5 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$125
$700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit:
Off-Peak: $125 weekly.
Peak: $250 weekly
Weekends: $80

Cleaning Fee:
Weekly: $100
Weekends: $80

Peak Season: Saturday Changeover Day
All Seasons:
Check-in 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am

After the rental agreement is signed, 50% of the rent and damage deposit is due. Please pay with check, credit cards will be available for payment along with a 4% added fee. The remaining 50% plus cleaning fee is due 30 days prior to your stay. The damage deposit is refunded to you after checkout if all is in order. Please allow 7 - 14 days for refund.

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Amenities

South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - Twin/Double bunk bed
  • Bedroom #1 and #2 are upstairs and both have tv's with cable. Bedroom #3 is on the main floor off the kitchen.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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