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Connie

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Weekly Rentals Available in August!

18 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

South Haven Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Summer in South Haven!

This condo is within walking distance to everything in South Haven. For those guests that are staying for a week or more, it’s also a great home location spot that lets you visit other towns and beaches along Lake Michigan like Saugatuck, Douglas, Holland, and Grand Haven. The indoor pool is open year round.

Located on Black River Street, Harborside is just two blocks from the bridge and Stanley Johnston Memorial Park–where the art shows are held. The property has a large yard that is perfect for outdoor activities, an indoor swimming pool and hot tub, and a large outdoor sunning and picnic deck.

From the private condo deck you’ll get a view of the Black River launch, letting you combine your morning coffee with some people watching. A ten minute walk to town puts you in the heart of shops, restaurants, a movie theater, bike and kayak rentals, boat and fishing excursions and the South Haven Marina. Several night spots feature live music and fantastic views.

During the summer, there is a Saturday farmer’s market at the downtown pavilion. There are also several public beaches a ten minute walk from the condo. Festivals, concerts, art fairs and Lake Michigan sunsets on the pier–all are an easy walk away.

Keywords: townhome, retreat, unit, apartment, near beach, marina, quiet, comfortable, clean, vacation rental, South Haven, Saugatuck, fall color tours, Women’s Only Weekend, color tours, southwest Michigan, North Beach, lighthouse, Kal Haven trail, Van Buren State Park, Michigan Maritime Museum, Friends Good Will sailboat, weekend,

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Connie (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Connie

I am a graphic designer and creative person that has worked in advertising for many years. I have my own design agency and also like to paint as a hobby.

I have always wanted to get into vacation rentals and eventually I did just that. This is my fourth season renting the condo out in South Haven and I enjoy it. I don't always get to meet guests, but it's satisfying to hear the positive feedback after their stay is over.

Connie purchased this condo in 2008

Why Connie chose Southwest Michigan

This is a really great location in South Haven that's close to everything. You can walk to the beaches, the marina, downtown or along the Black River.

I bought the property because I grew up in the area. It's a great place for my family to get together and we use it when it's not rented out. I love the fall and winter in South Haven.

I like to keep the property clean and well equipped, so we have beach equipment and toys, as well as towels and blankets.

If you like cooking, the kitchen has everything you need–dishes and utensils, cookware, even spices.

We have a few board games and movies. That's nice the night you come in and also helps entertain the troops.

What makes this condo unique

Indoor pool and hot tub

Peaceful setting that's also close to the action

Washer and dryer

Internet

Newer appliances and air conditioner

Fully equipped grill and utensils that we keep clean

Reviews

4.6
based on 18 traveler reviews

Weekly Rentals Available in August!
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 18 reviews
Outside of Chicago - United States
5

Another GREAT STAY!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 5th year staying here and always a pleasure. The place is spacious, fun and near everything. You can walk to town, walk to the beach and see great sunsets daily. If you're thinking of staying some where in South Haven, stay HERE!!

The neighbors are quiet, nice and friendly.

Enjoy your stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Haven Harbor View

  • 3 of 5

Great location to shops and eateries as well as easy walk to beaches. This is our 9th year staying in weekly rentals. 3.5/5 stars!

Condo easily accommodates six people with plenty of extra air beds, bedding and beach things. Dishwasher soaps were provided as well as kitchen towels. Kitchen was equipped with cooking utinsels and good amount of dinnerware. Nice stack washer/dryer. Laundry soaps/softener was not available and more coffee filters were needed. Baseboards and /corners/cobwebs could be cleaner.

We lost power a few times one evening but may have been due to storm previous day and high (90) temps.

Indoor pool-needs to keep some of the Windows open and air movement as severe chlorine air condition. We really didn't use the pool much because it took at least an hour to make air breathable. Women's shower did not work. Hot tub was nice feature as water was not heated which was fine for us.

Nice place to stay. This was our first time in a condo vs a home. Quiet, safe and would probably stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review! I am so sorry about the shortage of filters this time, just an oversight on my part. I listened and consulted a professional cleaner on the dust bunnies. We have re-vamped the cleaning crew’s tasks and feel we can live up to Carole’s standards in the future. That will not be easy, she is one the cleanest guests I have had – and they are all fantastic! Her attention to detail was simply superb. Thank you! I will bring the pool issues up at our next Association meeting. Once the Association agrees, we will move forward on fan repairs – I think that’s the problem.
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Weekend Getaway

  • 4 of 5

I visited with my family in February and enjoyed the rental very much. Great location near town, lovely living space upstairs. Would be great for a spring or fall weekend when we could also enjoy the outdoor patio spaces.

There were lots of games and books and the kitchen was fully stocked for cooking. I noticed beach toys and blankets as well for summer renters.

Connie was a delight to work with both before and after our stay. Everything went smoothly from making the initial reservation through the return of the deposit.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Haven Harborside - Great weekend away for Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this house. It slept the 5 of us comfortably - 2 kids shared a bed, the other slept on the couch. Connie, the owner, was charming and helpful. No complaints at all. Thanks! Sam

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am always grateful when guests enjoy their stay and let others know about it in a good review. Thanks again and I hope to see you in the future.
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family of 6

  • 4 of 5

The condo served our needs well! There were 4 of us adults and 2 kids (ages 10, 7). We went to the beach daily as well as downtown where the shops and restaurants are. This was our 4th year of staying in S. Haven but first time in this condo. We were familiar with where this condo was located, so that played a big part in our decision to stay there. We typically walked to the downtown area but drove to the beach because walking 5-6 blocks with 2 kids and all of your beach stuff is a little too ambitious for us. We didn't mind paying the $9 daily fee to park close to the beach. It's only a few blocks to walk to the Harbor where our favorite places to eat/drink are located: Idler, Admiral Jack's (newly built in last year), and Lou's, all right on the water.

The upstairs living area, dining area, and kitchen were perfect for our needs. We enjoyed the balcony that had a view of the river and boat docking area. The bedrooms were good sized and we were able to use both twin air mattresses for our kids and put them in room with us. It made one bedroom a little tight for space, but that's to be expected. The 2 bedrooms are ideal for 4 people rather than 6, but of course we were saving some money by not renting a 3BR and putting the kids in their own room.

We appreciated all of the beach chairs, towels, cooler, beach toys, etc that were available for us to use. If you want shade on the beach, just bring your own umbrella. That was about the only thing missing, but it didn't bother us. We enjoyed getting some rays on the beach for 3-4 hours in the afternoon each day. :-)

We also used the grill on the deck for multiple meals in the evening. It came in handy. The kitchen was stocked with all utensils, dishes, pans, that we needed, which was great. My only complaint on the kitchen was that we had to make our own ice. I assume the ice maker is not hooked up, even though the new fridge has the capability? Since we packed a cooler for the beach daily, an ice maker would have came in handy.

We biked almost daily and didn't discover the bike trail just on the other side of river from the condo until later in the week. The trail rides along the river, is very flat, shaded and scenic. That was a great little trail and very close access to condo. We also rented kayak and paddle board one day and where able to put them on the river right by our condo. That was very handy!

We would definitely stay there again! Thanks, Connie for providing it!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad the condo was well equipped and you enjoyed your stay. I try to make sure that most needs are met, so that guests can just come in and start enjoying their vacation. I wish I could hook up an ice maker! Unfortunately, that would mean running a line under the existing floor in the kitchen – not an upgrade that will be scheduled in the next few years.
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5

Nice place, nice price

  • 5 of 5

The condo was nice. The upstairs was comfy. The downstairs was a little musty. Great location as you could easily walk to the beach or downtown. The owner was wonderful - very friendly, helpful and quick to respond to all of our questions. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sorry it was musty. I am on a mission to figure that one out, I bet a good shampoo at the end of the season will help.
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South Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
http://www.southhaven.org/content.cfm?ID=107
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
www.michigan.org/property/saugatuck-chain-ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
http://www.hawksheadlinks.com/
Nearest Train
10 Miles
http://www.michigan.org/property/amtrak-bangor/
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
http://www.ohmydarling.com/
Nearest Beach
5.5 Miles
Van Buren State Park: www.michigan.gov/dnr/
Car: recommended

South Haven is close to many west Michigan destinations popular in the fall. Great activities include:

Women's Only Weekend: Nov 13-16

Fall color tours and golf outings

Antiquing and boat charters

Miniature golf and go-carts

Cranes Pie Pantry and farm for Halloween

The historic towns of Douglas and Saugatuck

Grand Haven Trolley Tours

Grand Rapids Nightlife and Art Museums

Holland State Park Beach

St. Joseph The Silver Beach Center

Michigan is great fun in the fall. Plan your trip to Harborside now.

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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
 
Fall
Sep 10 2016 - Nov 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 6.0%

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Amenities

South Haven Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 1.5
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Dresser, alarm, TV with remote, cable
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Dresser, alarm, TV with remote, cable
  • Queen size Bed (1) Front bedroom is located on the first level of the condo and has a TV with remote and alarm. Double Bed (1) Back bedroom is located on the first level of the condo and has a TV with remote and an entry to the lower deck. Twin Air Mattresses (2) There are 2 twin size air mattress that can be inflated with the electric pump.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
* Just Two hours from Chicago * Three hours from Detroit * Twenty minutes to Saugatuck for seasonal shopping and entertainment. * One hour to Grand Rapids night life and dining!

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