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Sparkling New in 2013, Few Blocks Walk To Everything, Immaculate Zen-Like home!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3bd, 2ba, 1400 sft home in town, walk to beach, bikes-hammock-firepit-outdrshowr

SUNDAY TO SUNDAY RENTAL DURING PEAK-PLEASE NOTE! “NamaStay of South Haven” is new to the rental market in 2013! The entire home has been gutted to the studs, fresh and sparkling for your vacation (original home built 1928)! Everything is new, top to bottom, inside and out, including all furnishings, from the dishes, to the drywall to the 2 decks! This spacious and well laid out, Zen like retreat is waiting for your group to experience. 3 blocks to town or kids corner, 4 blocks to the beach, the location is perfectly central to all S.Haven has to offer while affording privacy in a park like setting. Enjoy a lazy stroll into town for breakfast then load up the beach toys in the cart (all provided) and walk straight west 4 blocks until your toes hit the sand on the best stretch of South Beach in SoHa. Need to escape the world for a while? Read a book, practice yoga or meditate in the Annex off the master suite or on the secluded screened in porch. Feeling energetic? Grab one of the bicycles (provided) and pedal down the Kal-Haven Trail. Finish off the afternoon with a nap in the hammock in the shade while listening to the sound of the babbling brook, contemplating the insides of your eyelids. End the day with a dinner of fresh, local items from the phenomenal and extensive farmer’s market (3 blk walk), grilled and enjoyed on your private deck in your secluded yard with a dessert of s’mores around the fire pit. We have thought of everything so you don't need to think of anything while you are here...the ideal vacation. Leave your car in the driveway and your cares on the highway-you have arrived. Welcome Home to Pure Michigan Perfection!

Visit our other South Haven property at VRBO #820351-accomodates 8, fenced in yard, pet friendly!


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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 1, 2017

About Shannon

We live in the Chicago area and have been vacationing in Michigan all our lives. We LOVE the beach! We think South Haven is the perfect spot, not too far but not too close either! The water is warm (thank you wind from the windy city), the beaches are clean and wide, the town is big without being too big and the people are friendly. We think we have found a piece of heaven here for our precious vacation time.

Shannon purchased this house in 2013

Why Shannon chose Southwest Michigan

We knew this was THE house the moment we walked in. The house was completely renovated to the studs in 2013. We added on the front porch and back deck, the gorgeous hand scraped flooring on the first floor and painted every wall in colors that spoke 'relax' to us, in a whisper, not a shout. The location is ideal, equal distance between town and beach with a wooded view for ultimate privacy and remote feeling, without being remote! We feel we have found a one of a kind gem and are super excited to share it with you!

What makes this house unique

We furnished the home with YOU in mind. You will not find a lot of knick knacks or clutter. There is space for your things so you can immediately make it your own. There is open space which gives your mind rest and the chance to slow down and go on vacation with your body! Our photos are current and descriptions are accurate-you need to know what you are getting for your vacation dollars so there is no bait and switch here leading to frustration and disappointment. We want repeat guests that care as much about this home as we do. Our home is truly your home and we hope you immediately feel that when you walk in the door the first time.


Nearest Airport
3 Miles
South Haven Regional
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Brix Corner Oven
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Hawkshead Links
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Amtrak Bangor MI
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
South Beach
Car: not necessary

South Haven has it all! A huge expanse of clean, public beach, shopping, restaurants, wineries and the Kal Haven trail for hiking or biking. The best sunsets you can imagine, every night, free! The Waterfront Film Festival, Harborfest, Blueberry Festival, 4th of July fireworks and parade, Arts & Crafts Festival just to name a few 'must do's in beautiful South Haven!



South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • 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 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • First Floor Bath (Bath 2) - toilet , shower , Stone tile floor and shower, rain shower head.
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , Double sinks, stone tile floor and shower, rain shower head
  • All new (2013) both baths have a stone tile floor and shower as well as rain shower heads.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , The top floor is a master suite with a meditation room
    Guest Bed (Bedroom 2) - 1 queen , on 1st floor, Sealy plush queen bed
    Guest Bed (Bedroom 3) - 2 twin/ single , Twin with pop up twin trundle Sealy plush mattresses
  • Top floor is a huge master suite with meditation room, stone shower and double sinks. There is a landing with a chaise lounge and full size washer & dryer in the 2nd floor laundry room. All bedrooms have plush, brand new (2013) mattresses. Bedrooms 2 & 3 on first floor!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We can provide anything you need from stocked or delivered groceries & firewood to stroller rental to in home massage therapy visits! You dream it, we make it come true! Let us know what you need! Keywords:Bike,Clean,Modern,Warm,Relax,Luxury,Gay,Lesbian,Friendly,Rent,Cottage,House,Home,Hotel,Inn,Resort,Equipped,Furnished,Beach,Lake,Sun,Sport,Town,Fun,Pet,Dog,Michigan,Coast,Southwest,vacation,week,spring,summer,fall,winter


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Sparkling New in 2013, Few Blocks Walk To Everything, Immaculate Zen-Like home!
average rating of 4.97561 based on 41 reviews

Fabulous weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Adorable, clean, comfortable and the perfect location. Owners are wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at NamaStay.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house!

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough good things about this house! Great location, close to downtown and the beach.... We enjoyed our walks to watch the sunset. The house had just about everything you need and more!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad your family enjoyed your stay! Come see us again! Thanks, Shannon & Donna
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Very Clean, Stocked with lots of amenities, perfect location to town and beach, very friendly owners

  • 5 of 5

We all loved the house and would definitely stay there again! Enjoyed having our dinners out on the deck and having our morning coffee on the patio! Really nice having beach things available to use and the bikes!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Denise, thank you so much for the great review! Please come stay with us again anytime! Shannon & Donna
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Great home and location!

  • 4 of 5

I loved the location of this home - just a short walk to downtown and even shorter walk to the beach. Extremely clean and well furnished. The outdoor shower is great and the shed full of bikes/chairs/beach supplies is very generous. I've rented many vacation homes over the years and the thing I loved about this home is the fact the owners truly want their guests to relax and enjoy. Many rentals have signs and stickers posted in every room stating "don't do this, don't touch this, you'll be charged if you do this". However, these owners really want you to make yourself comfortable and enjoy. They leave brochures and suggestions on what to do in South Haven.

The ONLY reason I cannot give a 5 star rating - the NOISE! We arrived on Saturday and had a lovely time, until 7 am on Thursday morning when construction on the house next door started. 7am!!! We were enjoying the lovely Michigan breeze through the windows, but had to shut the house up and turn on the a/c because of the noise and the exhaust smell from the construction equipment. I understand the owners cannot control all the elements around the home, but it truly ruined our final full day of vacation. We couldn't use the hammock, sit on the screened in porch, or even sit on the back deck due to the noise and smell. Had I been able to get a refund for the final day, we would have found a hotel for Thursday, it was that bad!

Note to owners - the hostas planted in front of the house are burning up from too much sun. They would be much happier transplanted to the back yard in the shade! Namaste.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Christina for the great review! I am so glad the house exceeded your expectations. Please come back soon after the house next door is done with construction this season!
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A peaceful and beautiful stay close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Namastay! The house was so well appointed and had everything we needed plus more! The owners went out of their way to make us comfortable and we're so gracious and friendly. We made new friends and look forward to coming back again real soon. The cottage is located close to everything in South Haven. You can walk to anything including straight down to the beach. We found a lovely coffee shop called Julia's for our latte and muffins in the morning that we're home made! We also loved the restaurant called Taste. I think we ate there about three times! You will be glad you stayed at Namastay.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Paul & Lisa for the kind words! This is indeed high praise considering the source! We are thrilled the house met your needs and would love to host you again anytime you find yourself back in the neighborhood! We enjoyed meeting you and maybe next time we meet it will be in Blowing Rock NC! Thanks again, Shannon & Donna
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Over Accommodating

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time during our stay. The hosts were over-accommodating. They have thought of everything. The home is very relaxing and in a quiet part of town, yet still close enough for a nice walk to the shops or the beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review! We hope to "over accommodate" you again soon! Shannon & Donna
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $300

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed. Summer is weekly rental only, Sunday-Sunday to allow a full weekend in South Haven for you and your group. Check in time is 3PM, Check out is 10AM. 2016 holiday weeks add on $250/week surcharge for Harborfest, 4th of July, Blueberry Fest, Labor Day


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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