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Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

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 Southwest Michigan

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!!!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

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: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Extremely satisfied

  • 5 of 5

This house is beautiful! Well maintained, clean, and you can tell the owners take pride in their home. The house was spacious and comfortable, even for 6 adults and 3 children. They even provided a pack and play! I loved that the owners thought about the small things like: detergent, spices, herbs, aluminum foil. Its truly the small things that matter and this house had it. We loved the kitchen, modern and stylish! Its also walking distance to the beach and town. I would highly recommend this house especially if you have a large party.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect get away!

  • 5 of 5

We've come to South Haven before...but this time, we brought the whole family (6 adults, 2 kids). This house was by far our favorite. It's beautifully maintained, and has every amenity you could want in a vacation home. A functional and up to date kitchen--oven, microwave, toaster..DISH WASHER. Tons of utensils--Lots of cooking and serving and eating space. We chose to eat in almost 2 to 3 meals a day! Great grill on patio..and comfy seating out there too.

Bedrooms were great--ample bathrooms/showers to accommodate everyone. Washer/dryer upstairs, TV's in most rooms..SO MUCH SPACE! We could all be together...or have quiet time alone if needed.

The location is ideal. Such a short walk into town, or down to the beach...we barely used the cars for the whole week! ( and nice that there's a place to park 2 cars at the house)

One of the best parts of the experience was the communications with the owner. Not only did he keep in touch up until the 'arrival day'...He actually sent me nice texts to make sure we were enjoying. He even knew we were there for a special event ( parent's 50th Anniversary) and made sure to treat us with above and beyond service and attention.

We highly recommend this house--And if we come back to South Haven with the whole gang...we will definitely try to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We realize our guests have many options to choose from when selecting a vacation home. We try our best to provide everything a family will need to enjoy their time together on vacation. Please take a moment and click on the availability calendar on our listing to see if your desired dates are available. If they are not available, send us an email anyway as we might be able to accommodate your family at another one of our homes. The rates page on our listing also provides detailed rates for most dates throughout the year. We do rent the house for weekends during the off season from September through May. We rent on a weekly basis only during the summer months of June, July and August. The weekly rental schedule is from Sunday after 3:00PM through Sunday before 10:00AM. We look forward to hearing from you and hope we can accommodate your family in South Haven at the Indiana Avenue Beach House! Sincerely, Michael Biedermann
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Great house & ideal location

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our group of 8 adults & 4 kids. Plenty of space for gathering, and a great kitchen. Easy walk to the beach, park, downtown, etc. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house, perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with 5 adults and 5 children. The accommodations were excellent. Plenty of room - so that we could be together, but also get some time apart if needed. :) Kitchen is well stocked with utensils, etc. Plenty of clean towels too! Comfy beds, nice bathrooms, a great washer & dryer. Best of all - the location. A short walk to both the beach and town. Michael was a great host, checked to make sure we got in ok, etc. Hope to be back again next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ice Breaker/Pub Slide 2016

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Indiana Avenue Beach House this weekend for the 2016 Ice Breakers Festival. Michael offered us the choice between this house and one he owns on the North Beach where we have stayed previously. We chose this location as it was such a close walk to town yet and also an easy walk to the South Beach. We feel we made the right decision as we all could easily walk to town for all of the festivities in just a few minutes.

Our group consisted of ten adult family members and we could not have been more comfortable. The house has been beautifully restored while still maintaining much of it's original charm. We have stayed in several of Michael's homes over the years and have never been disappointed. His attention to every detail makes staying in his beautiful homes so enjoyable. We just got home this afternoon and are already talking about a return trip to South Haven. We all agreed that when we do return, we will be staying at the Indiana Avenue Beach House!

Thanks again for opening up your home to us so we could create more South Haven memories !

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: First and foremost, I would like to thank you for taking the time to read our guests reviews and our responses. We realize you have many vacation rental by owner options to choose from in the South Haven area. We hope you will be able to read in our guests reviews how much your enjoyment means to us. South Haven is a very special place to our family and we truly love this small town. By providing your family with quality accommodations, we hope that it will make it easier for you to relax, enjoy your time with your family and fall in love with South Haven. The compliments we receive in these reviews are truly rewarding. The best compliment however, is for our guests to come back time after time and stay in one of our homes. We hope we can accommodate your family as our guests in South Haven at the Indiana Avenue Beach House! The Availability Calendar on our listing is almost always current. Our Rates page has detailed rates which are broken down for each rental period. If your desired dates are not available, please send us an email anyway. We may be able to accommodate you at another home. Thanks again for taking the time to read this response. Sincerely, Michael Biedermann
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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

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable 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.

WEEKLY rentals only from Sunday after 3PM to Sunday before 10AM between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
A 50% deposit is required to reserve dates.
The remaining balance is due thirty days prior to arrival.
A $300 security deposit is due with balance thirty days prior to arrival.
No refunds for cancellations unless reserved dates can be rented.
Please check our availability calendar.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • 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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