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The Brockway Beach House: 4 Bedrooms. 4 Baths. Accommodates Twelve Guests!!!

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms. 4 Baths. Sleeps 12. Incredible Interior Design and Decorating!!!

If a picture is worth a thousand words, stop reading this description and look at the photos on this listing right now. Then you can come back and read this description.

The Brockway Beach House is available for rent on a weekly basis from Saturday after 3:00PM through Saturday before 10:00AM between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The house is available nightly, with a two night minimum during the off season September through May. This unique home was originally constructed in the late 1920's as the communal entertaining, dance hall and dining commissary for a community of surrounding sleeping cottages. This amazing two level home was completely and painstakingly restored in 2009 with meticulous attention to details and care. All new plumbing, electric, mechanical, etc. systems were installed including central air conditioning. There are three bedrooms and three full baths on the main level. The upper level has a family room and bunk bed alcoves that accommodate another six guests in beds. There is also a fourth full bath on the upper level. Original hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, large front patio. This home is great for both outdoor and indoor entertaining and is only a short walk to South Haven's Oak Street Beach.

The home is available for weekends in the off season and weekly only from Saturday after 3:00 P.M. through Saturday before 10:00 A.M. between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Please check our always up-to-date on-line calendar to see if your desired dates are currently available.

More Details

Property Manager
Michael Biedermann
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

About Michael Biedermann

We live in the Chicago area and love the big city life however we also love the peace of the slower pace of a Midwestern small town. There is an undeniable magic that permeates through South Haven, Michigan. We simply can not say enough about it. Any time of year is a great time to be in South Haven!

Michael Biedermann purchased this house in 2009

Why Michael Biedermann chose Southwest Michigan

We love the history and the architecture of this house. It is one of the few remaining structures of a bygone era of this resort community. There are many new beautiful beach homes in and around South Haven. We feel that very few have the architectural character of the Brock way Beach House!

What makes this house unique

The location is simply the best. The Brock way Beach House is close enough to walk everywhere you want to go however far enough away from the congestion and commotion that can at times accompany the summer art fairs and beach crowds.


South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • 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
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Please see the photos of the bathrooms as they are absolutely beautiful! They have natural stone slab vanity tops as well as custom stone, ceramic or glass floor and wall tiles. All bed and bath linens are provided. We ask that you please remember to bring your own beach blankets and beach towels.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed , There are two twin bunk beds above two full/double beds.
  • The Brockway Beach House sleeps TWELVE (12) guests maximum in four bedrooms. Please note that we do not allow more than twelve guests at the property at any time. This includes children. There are three bedrooms located on the first floor, two of the first floor bedrooms have queen beds and the third has a full/double bed. The fourth bedroom is located on the second floor and has two bunk beds. Each bunk bed has a twin bed above a full/double bed. Please take a moment to review our current online availability calendar to see if your desired dates are available prior to emailing.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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The Brockway Beach House: 4 Bedrooms. 4 Baths. Accommodates Twelve Guests!!!
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Naperville, IL

Fantastic place, had everything we needed to enjoy our vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Great location, exceptionally clean, well maintained beautiful house!! We loved the open concept floor plan for our family to hang together and the kids area upstairs was perfect!! We also enjoyed the manicured yard and roasted marshmallows in the fire pit. We will definitely be back making more great family memories next year.

We are thinking this would be a great place to gather for a couples weekend this fall.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Home Near Beautiful Beach

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 2 nights, 4 adults and 5 kids. This home has lot of space and very comfortable rooms, it is walking distance from beach and only few miles from downtown. Rental process was easy and Michael was very helpful, will recommend this property anytime.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girls Weekend

  • 4 of 5

The home is exactly as described and well maintained. We were a group of 5 without kids but this home would be perfect if your traveling with a few kiddos. Michael was an asset and provided great dining suggestions. The interior of the home is beautiful. The only suggestion for the owners would be regarding the exterior. A fresh coat of paint and landscaping (please keep in mind we were visiting early spring) would be the final touches to make be this a 5 star home. If your looking for a beautiful home in the South Haven area this home will not disappoint. We will be returning guests.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tinley Park, IL

Beautiful Home by the Water!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful home for a weekend getaway with the girls. Each of us were blown away with how gorgeous this home was. There were 11 of us and the home was very spacious. We loved the open concept of the kitchen and living room when entertaining. The rental process was very easy, Micheal was very accommodating and prompt and it was a great location. Just a 5 minute walk to the beach to watch the sunset to end our last night. We all had one of the best weekends ever and cannot wait to stay there again! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Oasis for our Annual Sisters Getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

I don't usually write reviews but felt I had to on this home. This home was absolutely perfect for our annual sisters getaway! Our expectations were exceeded with this home, the pictures really don't do it justice. The yard is immaculate and very well groomed. The pictures online really don't show this amazing feature -- the greenery and rose garden around the gate almost give you a feel of being on a Napa Winery grounds or something. It fit us all comfortably there were 7 of us and almost all of us got our own bed :). The interior is clean, big and comfortable. It's close to everything from the beach to the cute downtown area. The neighborhood is nestled in a quaint and quiet street.

The only negatives were their were a couple beds that aren't super comfortable according to a couple of the girls and the kitchen could be slightly better equipped with some good cutting knives/etc -- we stayed in and cooked most nights. But these are small in comparison to how amazing the home is overall!

Michael was great work with making the scheduling and arrival seamless.

We are already talking about scheduling for next year which we've never went back to the same house again so this is a big deal for ALL of us girls to agree. We are VERY picky on our accommodations for our special weekend and making everyone equally as happy. This home seems to be the winner! See you next year :).

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great option for our family vacation (family of 8)

  • 5 of 5

We chose this house based on the pictures and on a bit of a whim since there weren't many reviews for our first visit to South Haven and our first weeklong family vacation in awhile. I am so glad we did! This house was perfect for our family (7 adults, 1 child), clean and tidy when we arrived - we loved the front outside (we played lots of games and loved all the chairs!) with the gated yard which helped with our 18 month old and the large kitchen/living area/reading nook was big enough for everyone to hang out in without being on top of one another. We had 2 adults and the 18 month old on the top floor but I think it would be a great area if you had a few kids a little older, their own little space! The area was about a 10 min walk to the Oak Street beach, which was a little small, so we drove to North Beach about a 5 min drive. Most of the time we walked to the downtown area, which was about a 15 minute walk. It was a very quiet, cute street, and I am not sure if that is normal or just because the weather was not great. The firepit outside was really nice to sit around and having smores.

Michael was very helpful throughout the process answering our questions promptly checking in once we were there. Everyone in the family kept saying how this house really was perfect for our first family getaway, and South Haven was great too! Next time we'll hope to get a little better weather to enjoy the beach more!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Captain Lou's
Nearest Ferry
124 Miles
S.S. Badger - Lake Michigan Carferry
Nearest Golf
5.5 Miles
Hawks Head Golf Course
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Amtrak Station-BAM, Railroad Street, Bangor, MI
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 196 Exit 20
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Amicarelli Vineyard Italian
Nearest Ski
33.5 Miles
Bittersweet Ski Resort, 600 River Rd Otsego, MI
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Oak Street Beach (Oak and North Shore Drive)
Car: recommended

The Brockway Beach House is located at 228 Brockway Avenue, South Haven, Michigan 49090. The house is three doors east of Park Avenue on the south side of Brockway Avenue. If you look at the satellite photo, it is the house with the red roof. The closest beach is Oak Street Beach located at Oak Street and North Shore Drive. According to the internet, this is .3 mile and takes only six minutes to walk there. Walk west on Brockway Avenue to North Shore Drive. Turn left (south) on North Shore Drive and proceed to Oak Street. Turn right (west) into parking lot and proceed to beach.

The heart of downtown South Haven is located at Phoenix Road and Center Streets. According to the internet, this is 1.1 miles from the Brockway Beach House and takes approximately twenty minutes. This is a very nice walk through a beautiful residential neighborhood, over a draw bridge and past many small retail shops, restaurants, etc. along the way.

Simply the best location!!!


Rates & Availability

South Haven House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
6/24-7/1/17 $3,600/WK.
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
7/1-8/17 $4,200/WK.
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
8/5-9/1/17 $3,800/WK.
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
9/1-4/17 $2,400/3 NTS.
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
September/October 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

WEEKLY ONLY from Saturday after 3:00PM through Saturday before 10:00AM between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Off season week nights and weekends are available with a two night minimum.

Please check our always up-to-date on-line calendar to see if your desired dates are currently available.

Reservations are not confirmed until the fifty percent deposit check is received.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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