Beautiful 5 Bedroom, 3 1/2 Bath Home Sleeps 12
About Joyce Hagen-McIntosh
Joyce grew up in Portage, MI and her family spent many evenings at South Beach in South Haven flying kites, having cookouts and enjoying the beach. In 2014 we built a house in South Haven and we enjoy spending time there with our sons, extended family, and friends. We are now a short drive from family in the Kalamazoo area and Grand Rapids. There are many great festivals in town and nearby (Blueberry Fest, Harborfest, Icecutter fest, Holland Tulip Festival, and summer art fairs!) as well as great golfing and winery tours for the adults. It is also near the Gingerman Speedway and son got to go last year and see the races. He loved it!
Joyce Hagen-McIntosh purchased this House in 2014
Why Joyce Hagen-McIntosh chose South Haven
Our home is the perfect vacation spot - whether your idea of relaxation is shopping, dining out and going to a movie, and laying on the beach or taking a 20 mile bike ride on the Kal Haven Trail, hiking, para sailing, ice skating, cross country skiing, or hunting.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We all had a great stay the property is clean and updated. South Haven has a lot to offer!
Very nice house for families
Our first visit to South Haven, and the 5 bedroom house was a big hit, especially the bikes and riding toys in the garage for the kids. We quickly got used to the walk to the beach - the shore at the end of Monroe involved steps but was less crowded than South Beach. Overall it was a great experience.
Little slice of heaven
We stayed at this property for the week of the Fourth of July and had a fabulous stay. Joyce, the owner, was immediately available for questions we had regarding the house. It is well appointed with interior fixtures you would find in your own home, as opposed to a rental. The garage (it's contents really) was the star of the show for the kids. There was every floatation device imaginable (already inflated!) so they could just hit the water and go. The kids from the rental next door were so intrigued they would come over and want to play with my children. Each bedroom was stocked with abundant toys for any age.
The location was close to Kid's Corner, in close walking distance to the lake and 'downtown'. I would highly recommend using this house for a multi-family get away and would definitely rent from Joyce again in the future.
Best South Haven property!!
Our family had a terrific time visiting South Haven. The house is beautiful and well furnished. Anything you might want or need is provided. I’ll definitely recommend this property to others and hope to have the opportunity to return
This home was very clean and well supplied. It is a short walk to the beach and downtown. We plan to return next summer.
Perfect house for our mini family reunion: great location, great spaces, well-appointed everything
Everyone in our 3-generation group loved this house! Only about 4 blocks from the beach, and maybe a 15-20 min walk to town/restaurants, the location was perfect! I didn’t have to get in a car for 4 days because we walked to everything! The large open kitchen/living room was great and fit our family nicely at the two dining room tables (one seated up to 10, the other 5), but we always had our own spaces to retreat to for quiet (my sister said the house was perfect for introverts like her who don’t mind being with people but need escapes too). There are nice seating areas in the back (deck and by garage) but our overall favorite place was the front porch/deck—if people were home there was more often than not 1-10 people out there. This house is on a quiet street despite leading to the park and beach.
The house itself was very well appointed, having plenty of silverware, plates, bowls, etc for everyone. There’s a very nice washer and dryer as well. There are also plenty of blankets/sheets/beds for all. Joyce was very good with communication/responsiveness both before we arrived and also during our stay. The ONLY change/recommendation I would make would be to change 3 of the queen beds into king beds, as those rooms are large enough to accommodate that and some of the adults in our group prefer kings to queens (but we were fully aware of what we were getting so there’s no problem...). My only concern is it looks like they will be finishing the basement in the near future which may price us out of this house:(. We really all had a wonderful time and would love to return in the future!
Thank you for the great review and for the feedback - that is helpful. Everyone in your group was great to work with and we would love to host your family again. I'm glad to hear there was a space for everyone to enjoy their getaway.
No worries regarding the basement - that space was part of our initial build-out and plans, and in the past we've opened it up as an extra space to play in. This Summer we've determined there is too much down there so we've been keeping it separate.