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Lake Michigan's Premier 1BR Beachfront Lake facing Corner Condo-BOOK FALL VAC

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Beachfront Corner Condo,1 BR/1BA, Private Pool, Lake Michigan Views, Lake Facing




Please also consider our 2 BR TOP FLOOR CORNER LAKE FACING unit also available at this complex(VRBO #3469300HA)!! 1 BR rates possible for the 2 BR unit(slightly more b/c of view) for a couple seeking last minute getaway when the 1 BR unit is rented out DURING LOW SEASON(OCTOBER THROUGH APRIL)!!

The North Shore Condominium complex has my redecorated(new furniture, ceiling fans & repainted) one bedroom modern, 600+ sq. ft. CORNER unit on Lake Michigan. This LAKE FACING garden level unit is fully furnished and sleeps four adults with a king-size bed and a queen sized leather couch sofa.

The unit is both poolside and beachside and it features unbeatable sunsets viewswhile sitting anywhere within the unit. The heated private pool is just steps away from your bed and the private beach where you can walk for miles.

The complex is next to a Packard City Park and just a short walk from the quaint downtown of South Haven where there are plenty of shops and great little restaurants.

This historical town (founded in 1833) has two light houses guiding pleasure boats to the multiple marinas scattered along the Black river which runs through this idyllic town.

It takes only 20 minutes to drive from South Haven to Saugatuck, 30 minutes to Holland, two plus hours to Chicago and three hours to Detroit.

South Haven, not just a summertime destination!!

Also, please see our 2 BR unit with even better views in this same complex @ VRBO #3469300 and also consider my Golf property in Naples, Florida, VRBO # 378357.

Keywords: Condominium, beach, Lake Michigan, beachfront, waterfront, ski area, sunsets, heated pool, biking

More Details

Harold Neal
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, german, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About Harold Neal

Welcome to your “home away from home”!!

We have traveled to many parts of the world and we feel South Haven is one of the gems of the world with it’s quaintness of the small town, the slow flowing Black River running through town, the wide, golden beaches and the famous, red light house protecting the many pleasure boaters.

We hope you enjoy our condo as much as we do and we hope you find your vacation relaxing, fun filled and memorable. We encourage you to visit our LAKE FACING 2 bedroom unit at this same compex on Homeaway #3469300 & our Naples Condo site as seen on Homeaway # 968390 to enjoy staying on a golf course and nearby the Gulf of Mexico beaches.

Welcome to our home!!

Harold & Marij

Harold Neal purchased this condo in 2005

Why Harold Neal chose Southwest Michigan

I had the great fortune of being born and raised in South Haven in 1956. As a kid, I thought this small town was too slow for my likes especially during the long, snowy winters. As I matured, I realized how lucky I was to have experienced the lifestyle of this community.

I remember participating in the clubs and sports the community had to offer, enjoying the Blueberry Festival and Fourth of July events. Some of my favorite activities were water skiing or fishing in Lake Michigan and snow skiing at nearby Timber Ridge. We have cooked blueberry pancakes for breakfast on the beach during the summer and climbed the ice bergs in the winter.

I have brought my wife and kids back for the past twenty five plus years. My kids have experienced the joys of the town throughout their life and I know they will continue the traditions with their children.

I hope that you can feel a small piece of what joys this town has given to me during your week vacationing in South Haven.

What makes this condo unique

We have admired this property over the years when we took our kids to the public beach at Packard Park. My wife always said “that is the place we should find a unit in”. It has so much to offer with it’s own private beach and pool. The terrace is huge and is great for entertaining or eating your dinner while watching the sunset. This dream continued for many, many years until we purchased it in 2005.

We love our unit since it faces the lake and is so comfortable to sit and read. We love sleeping with the window open and hearing the waves crash on the shore. It is great just walking out the door onto the beach for a stroll to the North Pier.

The location of the unit and the size of the town allows you to walk into town for shopping or meals. Go try the onion rings of Clementine’s or the bucket of perch at the Thirsty Perch in town. You must go to Captain Nemos for ice cream and don’t forget about the Golden Brown Bakery.

Once here I am sure you will agree that it’s great having a pool and being on the lake at the same time and that you will want to return year after year to realize life’s simple pleasures!!!


South Haven Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • tub/shower combination.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Newly purchased queen size convertible sofa
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
King-size Bed, Leather Sofa Bed Couch, Private Beach, Ceiling Fans, Large Modern Kitchen (stainless Steel Appliances (Microwave, Refrigerator) and Granite countertops), Linens and Towels provided(BRING YOUR OWN BEACH TOWELS), Coin-operated Washer and Dryer on same level, No Smoking or Pets, View the Sunsets from your living room while enjoying the Golden Beaches of South Haven


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

Lake Michigan's Premier 1BR Beachfront Lake facing Corner Condo-BOOK FALL VAC
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 44 reviews
Columbus, IN USA

A Beautiful Place

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week, great weather, in a very friendly and neat town, with very nice, convenient, & comfortable accommodations overlooking beautiful Lake Michigan. We were right on the beach, with unbelievable sunsets each evening. Fortunately, we met the owners, Harold and Marij a few times while there, and had some nice and humorous conversations with them. They are a very interesting couple, who made us feel so welcome. They even surprised us with not only banana bread, coffee, and wine, but also a card and champagne for our 52nd anniversary that we celebrated while there.

Other owners and guests in the complex were also very friendly, and we enjoyed meeting many of them. It is a beautiful place in every way. It is just what we wanted, a place to relax and watch the beautiful water of Lake Michigan.

We very much look forward to returning in the future.

Gary & Sandy Davis

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sandy and Gary, thank you so much for such a nice review. What more can be said except it was our pleasure meeting you guys! You were a pure delight and truly a guest whom enjoyed the views and serenity of the location! Sincerely, Marij and Harold
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A Nice Condo in a Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were happy with our choice to rent this condo. The location is perfect. All you have to do is walk up half a flight of stairs to get to the patio overlooking the beach and lake. It is a great spot for coffee, meals, or a glass of wine at sunset. The beach is very nice too. The unit is setup nicely, feels roomy and the kitchen had everything we needed. We hope to rent it again if we get the chance to revisit South Haven.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Vicki, thanks so much for the nice review and allowing us to serve your vacation needs!! We totally agree with your points and we also love the short walk to the downtown. Sincerely, Harold & Marij
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  • 5 of 5

The condo is in a great location, you can walk into town and it is right on the beach. The outdoor patio was really nice, everything was very clean. We had a great time and love the town of South Haven! Next time we may look into a unit on the top floor as you get more noise of others walking around above you being on the ground floor, but this was only occasionally. The owner was very accommodating. Overall the condo complex was quiet and peaceful.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Bonnie for the nice review. September and October can be some great months since there are no crowds in town and the weather can still be very pleasant!! Sincerely, Harold & Marij
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We stayed at this North Shore property from Aug. 21-28 2016. We were very satisfied.

  • 5 of 5

The one bedroom condo was very roomy . We enjoyed the big screen TVs in the Living room and bedroom. The condo was stocked well with everything we needed in the kitchen and bath and for the beach. Loved the view and beautiful sunsets from the patio overlooking Lake Michigan. The heated pool was great. The neighborhood was walkable to downtown and dining. Would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gayle & Ken, thanks you so much for the nice review. We couldn't agree with you more! No more can be said! We look forward to your return to our home! Sincerely, Harold & Marij
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place, excellent location. Thank you for a wonderful stay!!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jamie and Joseph, thanks for your nice review. Well spoken and hope you liked the new furniture, fans, etc!! Hope to see you again in the future!! Sincerely, Harold
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Great stay in South Haven!!

  • 4 of 5

Harold was very nice and easy to contact. Very neat & clean condo right on the beach. I would recommend this condo. As a FYI.. Condo owners are kind of particular about their spot on the beach and tables they sit in.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Denise for the review! We appreciate you staying with us and hope to serve your needs in the future. I have forwarded your comment about owners onward to the Board and Management. Sincerely,, Harold & Marij
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
South Bend or Grand Rapids- one hour
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
many witin town
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Many near town
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Daily Amtrack Pere Marquette (in Bangor)
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many within town
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Timber Ridge in Globals
Nearest Beach
You are on the beach
Car: not necessary

Fall Color Drives, Wine Country Tours, Berry Picking in Season, Art Festivals, Dune Buggy Rides, Tall Ship Tours/Rides, Canoeing, Cross Country/Downhill skiing, Ice skating, Annual Events in South Haven, Harbor Festival, Riverfront Concerts, Arts/Craft Shows, Vintage Boat Show, Garden Walk, Antique Car Show, Fourth of July Celebration, National Blueberry Festival, Winter Fest.

South Haven is simply AWESOME. Our beaches are the best AND, one can easily walk from either North or South Beach right into town for lunch and shopping. We have a beautiful lighthouse with zero industry coming up our river, we're the sweetest little picturesque gem in Southwest Michigan! I Hope you experience the natural beauty and lovely shops and restaurants we proudly offer our visitors!

Here is what the visitor's bureau has to say: Please visit their site for more information!

Welcome to South Haven - It's a feeling! One that's hard to put into words, but once you visit you'll feel it too. It's an experience you'll never forget. It's what keeps you coming back for more. From the moment you arrive until the time you have to leave, you will know you are some place special. This one-of-a-kind Michigan Beachtown cannot be fully appreciated by reading about it in a brochure, cannot be touched even through the most technologically advanced website, and all the beautiful sunset photos in the world cannot do it justice. But don't take our word for it; come here and see for yourself or trust glowing reviews from publications like: The New York Times, Midwest Living, Michigan Travel Ideas, Chicago Sun Times, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, Underwater Journal, SkyWest Magazine, Western Parent Magazine, Art Showcase Magazine, and many more!


Rates & Availability

South Haven Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 Peak Season
Jun 18 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 July 4th Weekly Rate
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
2017 Blueberry Festival Rate
Aug 6 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
2017 Fall Mid-Season
Sep 10 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
17-18 Low Season-Fall-Spring
Oct 1 2017 - Apr 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
Standard pricing
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning & Laundry Fees $110
Refundable damage deposit $500

-Weekly rentals run SUNDAY TO SUNDAY
-Additional Cleaning & Laundry fees of $110 should be reflected in quote.
-The initial deposit of 50% is required to book Peak season weekly reservation and remaining amount is due 35 days before check-in.
-Credit card payments require additional processing fee and may not be reflected in quote.
- Book now feature may not correctly include the cleaning fees and the Credit card fees will still need to be recouped by owner.
- Standard rate illustrates the nightly fee during low season(Oct thru April) if paid by echeck or personal check and does not reflect the cleaning and laundry charge or fully refundable damage deposit. It is best to ask for a detailed quote.
-90 day cancellation cutoff for deposit refund if owner can find a new renter. If cancelled less than 90 days the renter is obligated for the whole rental fee less damage deposit and cleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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