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Close To Downtown, Short Drive To Beach

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms, One First Floor; 2 Full Baths

One first floor bedroom, with adjoining full bath. 3 bedrooms upstairs and full bath with balcony overlooking downstairs kitchen and conversation area. A deck in the back with a gas grill and patio dining set is available, a traditional front porch greets visitors. Off-street parking for 4 cars.


Owner
Richard Riggs
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About Richard Riggs

I grew up in Southeast Michigan near Ann Arbor and went to school at Michigan State. After a number of years away I returned to live in my family home, an 1873 farmhouse where my great grandfather cleared the land. I have enjoyed the updates and remodeling that comes with the vintage of the house, but mostly appreciate the park-like setting in the area.

Richard Riggs purchased this house in 2013

Why Richard Riggs chose Southwest Michigan

I have enjoyed many trips to the Lake Michigan beaches and enjoyed the serenity of the water, dunes and breezes. The ability to observe the sunsets over the water with feet in the sand and to hear waves come ashore is an especially relaxing moment. To do so in an area which is notable for blueberries and close to other great shore communities a short drive away was particularly appealing to me. I hope you will come to appreciate this environment, as well! There are seasonal events and activities to enjoy from festivals for film and blueberry lovers, as well as year-round benefits of hiking and biking.

What makes this house unique

The proximity to the beach and lighthouse was an attraction to the area, and this house offered a great open floor-plan which will allow people to stay engaged and appreciate time together. A bicycle store is around the corner if you wish to rent bikes for a trip around town or down the Kal Haven trail. There are unique shops in South Haven and a short drive takes you to the Saugatuck community for even more shopping with a creative, artistic emphasis.

Amenities

South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , First floor Master bedroom w/ en suite bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , Sleeps four; 1 queen, 1 daybed w/ trundle
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 full-sized bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Sleeps four; 2 twin beds & 1 set of bunk beds
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
A wagon is available for walks around the neighborhood, to the beach, or to the Farmer's Market held on Saturdays during the Summer season.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Close To Downtown, Short Drive To Beach
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 36 reviews
5

Wonderful Home in South Haven

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this home in South Haven. Between our 2 families, we had 9 people (5 kids, ages 7 and under), and there was more than enough room for all of us. The table was long enough to accommodate all of us comfortably, and with two sitting areas we never felt crowded. The shops and restaurants of South Haven were within an easy walking distance, and we even walked to the beach and the Kids Corner playground on the 2nd day. The home was clean and nicely decorated, and the owner was quick to respond when I had a last minute question. Instructions for gaining access to the property and utilizing all of its amenities (the gas grill, special lighting, etc) were thorough and clear, and I was even impressed with how items in the kitchen and laundry room were provided and labeled. I would highly recommend this place to anyone wanting to vacation in South Haven.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Had a very relaxing week.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week in this house. We were in town for my niece's wedding and decided to spend some extra time there after the wedding. There were 8 adults and 1 infant. My first impression when I walked into the house was that it was very clean and spacious. It was well stocked with everything we needed. Downtown is a very short walk from the house and there were plenty of good restaurants in town that we were able to walk to for dinner each night. The beach and the light house are also walking distance from the house. If you aren't up to walking, parking in town was never an issue. We had a very relaxing week. We had one issue with the shower and called Richard. He had someone there the next day to fix the problem. I would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Location, Great House

  • 5 of 5

Super nice house right on Phoenix Street (main drag South Haven). A short walk to the downtown area. Very nice house, spacious, quiet, clean, and a great big front porch for hanging out. Thanks! We'll be back!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great home!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome home that accommodates a large group. Was clean and the owner was quick to respond to our questions.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Winter in South Haven .... loved as much as Summer!

  • 5 of 5

The house was spacious, clean and perfect for our weekend away with our adult kids! This home was better than we expected, had everything we needed and the owner was great to work with. Huge kitchen for cooking and enjoying meals together. Friday evening we walked to the ice rink in town, then on to fun at the Black River Tavern. Saturday we skied Timber Ridge all day - great weekend!!! Loved this property!!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean, roomy, equipped with everything a family would need

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the property with our adult children and young grandchildren. We were able to walk easily to the beach, downtown area, and many playgrounds. We chose to drive sometimes and found ample free parking there. There are grocery stores not far away. There were some toys and books for the kids, too. There were stools for small children to use to Reach the sink, camp chairs for the beach, and some beach toys as well. The front porch was huge and cool all the time. Both porches had gates to keep small children in. We'd definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Bangor Michigan
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I 196/US 31 north of I 94
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
A wide variety of options in downtown S. Haven
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
South Beach near the lighthouse
Car: necessary

The South Haven area is historic as a maritime center. It still offers boaters a great marina setting with docking just a short walk to downtown. The beach is beautiful with a new children's play area and lovely sunsets. There are a variety of recreational opportunities including nearby golf courses, and summer rentals for water sports. The Kal Haven linear State Park is a hiking and biking trail starting from the beach area and proceeding into rural SW Michigan. As a starting point for regional exploring this property is a mile from the highway allowing an interesting visit to the Saugatuck/Douglas and Holland areas.

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Rates & Availability

South Haven House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
summer
Sep 6 2017 - Sep 5 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
$235
From
$265
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$235
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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