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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

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

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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

SUNDAY TO SUNDAY RENTAL DURING PEAK-PLEASE NOTE! ***2015 updates-we have replaced the portable fire pit with an in ground, stone pit. All bikes and yard toys now in a new shed in the yard***2014 updates-we now have HBO/SHO/MAX and HD Premier Sports, a new patio adjacent to the deck and an outdoor shower!*** “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!


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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Shannon (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

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.


based on 29 traveler reviews

Sparkling New in 2013, Few Blocks Walk To Everything, Immaculate Zen-Like home!
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

Amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

I honestly cannot think of one bad experience we had with this rental. First off, the location is amazing. Perfectly situated between the beach and downtown. We walked everywhere! The house itself was great for our two families to share. We stayed on the second floor with our one year old in the pack 'n play and had tons of room. Everything was very clean and newly updated, which was very nice. The kitchen is fully stocked with plates, silverware, etc. I think one of the best things about the house was the items in the shed that they let you use. The beach cart and the wagon were lifesavers for us. So amazing to have access to that and not have to worry about bringing something. Also, Shannon is amazing. Any question that I had, she would answer right away. They even left you suggestions on things to do/places to go and eat while you were there. So nice and thoughtful! I highly recommend it to anyone!! Thank you for letting us stay, we loved it!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Ashley for staying with us and for the nice review! I know you had a lot of concerns prior to booking and I get it! You only get so much vacation time and so many vacation dollars-you need to get the best/most for your time and money. We are glad you had such an overwhelming positive experience in our home and in our little town! Please come back any time-we work very hard to maintain very high standards in our vacation rental, year after year! Thanks again! Shannon & Donna
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Wonderful home for a family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time here. There was plenty of space for all of us and nearly everything we needed was there. A word of warning to families with little ones: the back yard has a steep drop off and no fence. For this reason, we couldn't use the yard as much because my 2 and 4 year old nephews kept getting to close to the edge. We would recommend a fence!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad your stay was so fun! This home has a very unique advantage of being in town with a secluded feeling due to the wooded ravine that borders the back yard. Our guests enjoy that natural view of the big trees and the ravine, as do we. We are very proud to offer two homes in the area, one with a fenced in yard and this home with the "natural fence". Anytime you want to try NirvanaStay with man-made fence, we would love to welcome you there! Thanks again!
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Great rental in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The home exceeded our expectations. Nicely decorated, modern kitchen with everything you could possibly need. Beds very comfortable, the 3 of us all slept great! Since it's just a few blocks from the lake and downtown, we walked everywhere. Bikes available but didn't have a chance to use them during our short. Easy drive to other fun places like Saugatuck and Holland. Nice farmers market, friendly folks all around. 2 hour drive from Chicago if you leave by 1pm on a Friday. Look forward to returning again.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the fun feedback, Hillary! We would LOVE to have you back any time. We are so glad you enjoyed our home and our favorite beach town! Come see us again!
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Perfection! Loved the house and location! !

  • 5 of 5

It was a great house for a family or a girls weekend! Clean and cozy! Great location to everything

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great feedback Anna! So glad you enjoyed your stay and hope we see you again soon!
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Our second time staying at Namaste was great!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at Namaste and it was great! The house was very well maintained and clean just like last time. The outdoor shower was new and so was the concrete patio in the backyard since we stayed in 2014. It was very relaxing to sit in the shade on the patio and watch the kids play in the backyard. Thank you Namaste for another wonderful family vacation and all the great memories. We look forward to another visit!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jonathan, repeat guests are our favorite thing EVER! Thank you so much for coming back and staying with us. We are so glad you had a good week and hope you come back again and again!
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Great vacation spot for 2 families

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a wonderful vacation spot! The location was a perfect fit for our 2 families with little ones and was a great place to meet in between Detroit and Chicago. Easy walk to the beach and downtown and close enough not to worry about stopping back in to the house multiple times a day to change clothes get snacks for kids, attempt nap time, etc. It was great to be able to walk everywhere but also feel very close to our home base. House was stocked with everything as noted and we had everything we needed. The house was very clean and organized and the directions/suggestions were great.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Sara for the kind words! We loved having you and hope you come back and stay with us again!
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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!



Rates & Availability

South Haven House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak 2016
Jun 19 2016 - Sep 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
Blueberry Festival
Aug 7 2016 - Aug 13 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Sep 11 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $110 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

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


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Southwest Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
  • 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 ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
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  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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
  • 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
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