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Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Accommodates twelve (12) guests comfortably in five bedrooms & four full baths!




The Indiana Avenue Beach House is available weekly only in June, July and August. Unless noted otherwise on the rates page and availability calendar, the weekly schedule is from Sunday after 3:00PM EDT through the following Sunday before 10:00AM EDT. The house is also available for shorter stays with a two night minimum during the off season the remainder of the year. Please click on the 'Calendar' on our listing to see if your desired dates are currently available.

The home has five bedrooms total. One bedroom is located on the first floor and four bedrooms are located on the second floor. There are four bedrooms with queen beds and the fifth bedroom has two sets of twin bunk beds. There are four full baths. One full bathroom is located on the first floor and three bathrooms are located on the second floor. Two of the three second floor bathrooms are en suite and located within a bedroom. Plenty of room for everyone!

Given the size and location, we feel the Indiana Avenue Beach House is the perfect home for your family's summer vacation!

More Details

Property Manager
Michael Biedermann
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

About Michael Biedermann

We live in the north suburbs of Chicago however we feel South Haven is our home away from home. We can not say enough great things about the community and the people of South Haven. We both have very demanding schedules and spending time together in South Haven allows us to focus on each other and our four children.

Michael Biedermann purchased this house in 2014

Why Michael Biedermann chose South Haven

It seems with most beach towns in Southwest Michigan, if you stay at the beach, you have to drive in to town. Conversely, if you stay in town, you have to drive to the beach. South Haven offers the ability to walk to both. The South Beach and downtown area are only a short three block walk from the Indiana Avenue Beach House. Life is good and the living is easy!

What makes this house unique

We enjoy the easy access to the South Beach as well as the less than five minute walk to downtown South Haven. Once the groceries are purchased, there is no need for your car again. We have said it so many times but it is true... once you come to South Haven, it feels as though all of life's struggles seem to be lifted. We hope you are able to experience the same feeling! A great set up for additional family or your best friends but you still have your own private space!!!


South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bath #1 is located on the first floor.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Bath #3 is located on the second floor.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bath #2 is located on the second floor.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Bath #4 is located on the second floor.
  • All bath linens are provided at no additional charge. We respectfully ask that you please do not bring any of our bath towels down to the beach. Please bring your own beach towels.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom #2 is located on the 2nd floor and has a queen bed.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Bedroom #3 is located on the 2nd floor and has a queen bed.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Bedroom #4 is located on the 2nd floor and has a queen bed.
    Bedroom 5 - 4 twin/ single , Bedroom #5 is on the 2nd floor and has two twin bunk beds.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Bedroom #1 is located on the 1st floor and has a queen bed.
  • All bedroom linens are provided at no additional charge. We respectfully ask that you please do not take any of the blankets to the beach. Please bring your own beach blankets.
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Please note that the Indiana Avenue Beach House is our home and it is located within a quiet residential neighborhood. We prefer to rent our home to families that will respect our home and our neighbors. This is not a party house and we would rather not rent our home to groups looking for a place to stay up late and party. Thanks for understanding.


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average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Great location

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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lovely home and close to everything

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the home immensely. The kitchen is lovely and the 5 bedrooms are very comfortable. It has a spacious area for TV watching and a charming outdoor deck and porch. We would definitely rent again.


  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location, wonderful porches, and beautifully renovated!

  • 4 of 5

Our family loved staying in this home! It was bright, cheery, comfortable, and the renovation still retained a lot of the charm of the old house. The kitchen is huge and beautifully done, and there was so much seating area for meals - on the side porch, in the kitchen, and in the dining room. The current pictures of this house don't do it justice - the owners have built a beautiful new and much wider front porch that is a gorgeous place to sit and drink coffee and people watch. They have also installed a paver driveway that is really attractive. The bedrooms were all comfortable and the house was remarkably quiet on the inside, even on the busy day before the fourth of Juy when so many people were coming to South Haven for the fireworks. We loved having the garage to store our bikes, a wide driveway for 2 cars, a big kitchen for cooking meals, and we grilled often on the porch. The very best part of this house is the location - it's absolutely perfect! It's a 5-minute walk to both the charming downtown area and the river/marina area. We loved watching the sunset from the banks of the river and watching all the boats going back and forth to Lake Michigan. Our kids loved riding their bikes to Kids Korner playground as well as the downtown area for ice cream and souvenir shopping. The only two drawbacks to this house are one, the lack of outside space, and two, a lack of seating in the living room. There is no backyard, though there is a side yard. There is a small sectional couch in the living room, but it's just not big enough for watching a movie at night (there was 8 of us). Otherwise, it was a perfect stay and we loved our time there! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review mentions the lack of outside space. Our home does not have a back yard. There is however a front yard and a side yard. Our children and their friends have enjoyed using both the front yard and side yards to play in the lawn sprinkler, have water balloon fights and play baggo (bean bag toss), etc. We also like that we can sit on the front porch or back deck and still have our children in our eyesight. While in South Haven, we are so often at the South Beach or Kids Corners Park that the lack of back yard has never been a problem for our family. We feel very fortunate to have a big beautiful beach and a huge park both within a very short walk from our home. Both the South Beach and Kids Corners Park have amazing play equipment, swing sets, slides, etc. for kids to climb and play on literally for hours! Both the South Beach and Kids Corners Park also have covered shelters for picnics as well as public restrooms. In regards to the seating in the living room, our sectional can accommodate five adults. If we have more than five people to watch tv, we will bring in either the chairs from the game table or the dining room to provide additional seating. Our home is well over one hundred years old and the living room is simply not large enough to accommodate an oversized sectional and still have adequate room for end tables with lamps. Another consideration is the visual appearance of having very large furniture in a room not adequately sized for it. Sometimes less is more. Honestly, we spend our family time playing board games at the kitchen table and do not watch the tv so it has not been an issue for us. With that said, we will take this feedback into consideration and explore additional seating in the family room. We sincerely appreciate our guests taking the time to write a review and thank you for reading them as well as our response. We hope you will consider staying at the Indiana Avenue Beach House for your next family vacation in South Haven! Sincerely, Michael Biedermann
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Everything clean and maintained

  • 5 of 5

It was well stocked with everything we meeded

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house great location.

  • 5 of 5

The house has a very nicely updated interior with plenty of room for all groups. The location is only a couple of blocks from downtown which means you will never have to move your car once your there. Highly recommend to anyone looking to get away.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, well maintained and close proximity to all attractions!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience at your home! The house is extremely well-maintained and gorgeous. It had plenty of room and areas to hang out. I loved the kitchen, its space, the appliances and utensils that were there to use. We didn't have to bring a thing! The location was one thing that truly amazed me. We were so close to South Beach and to town! Loved the home and everything about beautiful South Haven! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Brix Corner Oven, 402 Eagle Street, South Haven
Nearest Ferry
67 Miles
Lake Express,1918 Lakeshore Drive, Muskegon, MI
Nearest Golf
6.2 Miles
Hawkshead Links
Nearest Train
11.2 Miles
Bangor Amtrak, 541 Railroad Street, Bangor, MI
Nearest Motorway
1.4 Miles
Interstate 196, Exit 20 (Phoenix Road)
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Clementine's, 500 Phoenix Road, South Haven, MI
Nearest Ski
32.7 Miles
Bittersweet Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
South Beach, South Haven, Michigan
Car: recommended

The Indiana Avenue Beach House is located at 351 Indiana Avenue, South Haven, Michigan 49090 which is in the Northwest corner of downtown South Haven. It is bordered on the west by Lake Michigan and to the North by the Black River. The home is located on the southeast corner of Indiana Avenue and Huron Street. We feel this is the best location as it is only three blocks from all of the downtown retail shops and restaurants. It is also only three blocks from the beautiful South Beach! Please take a minute to see the location map on our listing. Try clicking on Satellite view and then zoom in to see how close the house is to the beach and Lake Michigan!

One of Michigan's featured beach towns, South Haven defines resorting on Lake Michigan’s eastern shore with majestic vistas and dazzling sunsets. A constant reminder of this rich heritage is the 100 year old lighthouse at the end of the pier.

South Haven is a place you will find relaxing shoreline strolls, fabulous dining and unique shopping. Time in South Haven means experiencing a vibrant culture of live theatre, a music camp, a center for the arts, museums and galleries, as well as concerts on the riverfront.

Wherever your interests may lie, South Haven is a year round place to get away from it all. Come, replenish your soul and relax 'By the Big Blue Water'!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

Weekly only between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Rates "START" at as low as $300.00 per night.
Rates will vary depending on the following:
1. Total number of guests in your party.
2. The time of year you want to stay.
3. The duration of your stay.
4. The demand for the particular dates. Is it a holiday weekend, etc.
Please note that there is a three night minimum for holiday weekends.
Please click on the current online calendar to see if your dates are available.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.