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Overlook South Haven Harbor steps from South Beach and Downtown

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Our home overlooks the Black River steps away from downtown South Haven and a 7 minute stroll along the Riverwalk to South Beach and the South Haven Lighthouse.

The first level of our home is beach cottage decorated with all of the amenities you need for a relaxing beach holiday with the convenience of South Haven’s shops and restaurants literally around the corner.

We offer:

2 bedrooms, 1 queen and 1 with twin beds, and 1 full bath

Full kitchen with all necessary preparation utensils, dinnerware and outdoor grill.

All linens and towels are provided. Just bring your favorite beach towel!

Free WiFi, Cable TV and DVD Player

Large, screened front porch for dining, relaxing and viewing the boats in South Haven’s active harbor

We’re ideally suited for a small family of 4 or 4 adults willing to share.

South Haven becomes a winter wonderland typically beginning over the holiday season. Cross country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating and sledding are some of the nearby activities, particularly during Ice Breaker Fest in February!

In season, generally from Memorial to Labor Day weekends, we prefer weekly, Saturday to Saturday rentals at $1,400 per week.

Daily rates of $250 (3 day minimum) may be available on request.

Off season, generally September 15 - May 15, rates are discounted 30-50%.

Check in is after 3:00pm and check out is by 11:00am.

All fees (cleaning, etc.) are included in the weekly rate.

***HomeAway/VRBO may add a booking fee to your reservation.

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About The Owner

Owners Sally and John have lived or vacationed in Southwest Michigan for over 40 years. Crimson Sun became our permanent home in 2012, though we purchased the property in 2001, since John retired from a lifelong career with a global management and technology services company. Sally is an artist who enjoys depicting local scenes and activity wherever they happen to be in the world. Her creativity is fascinating and on display in our home and wherever else we have lived.

We enjoy travel having lived in Illinois, North Carolina, Washington state, Melbourne Australia and southwest Michigan. In addition, we've been fortunate to have visited much of Europe (Italy has been a favourite destination), the UK, Ethiopia, most of Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysian Borneo. We love the outdoors, natural flora and fauna including a passion for our natural environment. We completely rebuilt our home re-using or recycling everything possible dumpster-free. And, we're currently working to further improve our energy consumption and return our surrounding landscape to an indigenous and maintenance-free environment.

We enjoy meeting people from all walks of life, love to discuss any of our interests and most importantly, truly enjoy hearing the life stories of others. At the same time, we fully respect your desire to be "on holiday" with a break from other people. So, our goal is to help you achieve whatever you intend by visiting our part of the world.

Happy and safe travels!

The Owner purchased this house in 2001


South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Accessible sized for wheel chair Optional seat and hand rails in tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Overlook South Haven Harbor steps from South Beach and Downtown
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Great, scenic getaway!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place! I took my parents here for a weekend getaway - the location is excellent, right at the end of the street where you can look over to the pier below. Easily walkable to downtown and the water. Sally and John have thought of every little detail to make the stay great, they were accomodating and easy to communicate with. Not to mention, the house is beautiful, we especially enjoyed the front porch in the evening. Would love to return again!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed your stay with us! And, of course, you're always welcome to visit at any time! Fun to discover new connections thinking we are a world away. Thanks for your consideration and visit. Sally & John
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wonderful location, beautiful home and very friendly hosts

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay immensely. Wish we could have stayed longer...

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arlington heights

Awe inspired views

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at crimson sun. The hosts were attentive, and kind. The front porch offered wonderful views. It was a relaxing and peaceful getaway with my sisters. Extraordinary experience!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Better than the pictures!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't do it justice. This place is cozy, comfortable, quiet, in a great location and the hosts are welcoming and available if needed. We will return for a longer stay I'm sure!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elkhart, IN, USA

Just Right

  • 5 of 5

Even had the weather been foul, a stay at Crimson Sun would have been right on. Excellent location to walk everywhere, quiet, a screened-in porch to relax, talk, read, comfy beds, fresh flowers, wonderful hosts Sally and John--a body could not ask for more. We felt at home away from home. On our futures list for sure.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The house was comfortable, clean, full of nice touches. The hosts were kind and right there and respectful of privacy, and the town and beach were each a few blocks away. We'll be back. Thanks, Sally & John!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the kind words! And, of course, you are welcome to satay with us anytime. Until then, best wishes!
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South Haven local vendors offer most amenities available for guests enjoyment of the beach, lake and local countryside along the southwest Michigan shoreline.

Other nearby (30-60 minutes by car) towns including Saugatuck/Douglas, Holland, St. Joseph/Benton Harbor, Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids offer their own brands of amenities for visitors to the Southwest Michigan area. Please ask as we're happy to make recommendations for things to see, do and eat across the region!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150

For your cost planning convenience, we do not charge any additional fees for cleaning, etc. However, HomeAway/VRBO will add a service fee for the use of this site and payment processing to your reservation quote in addition to the above quoted rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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