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Harold Neal

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, german, dutch

Lake Michigan's Premier 1BR Beachfront Lake facing Corner Condo - Over $250 OFF!

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Southwest Michigan Condo Rental Photos and Description

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!!

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

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Harold Neal (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english, german, dutch

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!!!


based on 33 traveler reviews

Lake Michigan's Premier 1BR Beachfront Lake facing Corner Condo - Over $250 OFF!
average rating of 4.848485 based on 33 reviews

Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a place to relax as close to the water as possible. This was perfect. The beach is steps from the door and the lake is visible from inside. We could hear the waves as we slept. The condo was very clean and provided everything which we needed to prepare simple meals. It is in walking distance from downtown where we enjoyed meals in our favorite restaurants (Clementines, Maria's, Thirsty Perch and Su Casa). We loved walking on the beach and through the adjoining neighborhoods. I would recommend this place to friends.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Gretchen for your nice review. We strive to make your stay as enjoyable as we can make it. We love the restaurants you mention and don't forget to try Cousins and Phoenix Cafe for great breakfast and lunch selections or Taste for a Tapas type menu. One can also bike on the Kalhaven trail to burn up some of those calories from the night before. We hope to see you again soon and remember we are taking 2016 reservations!! Sincerely, Harold & Marij
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Great South Haven Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in South Haven. This location was close to everything which made our trip so enjoyable. I loved the pool and private beach area. The condo was everything as promised and had great view of the lake. We will most certainly be back

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Denise for your review and making our home your home during your recent vacation!! We agree with what you liked about our Condo. We think the lake facing unit has so many benefits!! We hope to see you again in 2016!! We are already taking reservations!! Kind Regards, Harold & Marij
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Wonderful Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We really did have a fabulous stay! This was our first vacation as a family of five (3 boys age 5 and under). Although the baby hated the water and sand, your condo was close enough to the pool that our video monitor worked on the pool deck and we were able to swim while he napped. We took a day to travel to St. Joseph where we enjoyed the children's museum, carousel, pizza at the train station, and the monster splash pad. A few days later, we took the boys to see the Pere Marquette train in Grand Haven. This train was the inspiration for the Polar Express book, which our boys adore. It just so happened that this was the same weekend of the Coast Guard festival! It was definitely something to see! Those ships were huge, and the boys loved every minute of it! We spent our other time enjoying the sun, sand, water and AMAZING sunsets! Everyone was so friendly and helpful too! It really is a great community! We hope to come back again next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a family

  • 5 of 5

Great place, convenient if you have young kids.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Maria for making our home your home during your vacation. We are so glad that you enjoyed our Condo. I agree, the place is great for kids. Especially it's great to have a heated pool over looking the lake available during those days that the Lake is too cold for kids to swim in. Sincerely, Harold & Marij
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Beach condo with so many ammenties

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were able to create a complete Thanksgiving meal in this gorgeous, functional kitchen. The condo was well furnished with picture perfect sunsets right out the front window. Impossible to beat location on the beach and shopping in nearby towns that even my husband admitted to enjoy. We throughly enjoyed our time and can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Stacy for your great review!! The condo & South haven is perfect all year long. We always want our guest to enjoy being able to have a home cooked meal while watching a sunset Harold & Marij
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Perfect locale!

  • 5 of 5

A winner! Clean and comfortable. Great locale, right on the beach! Can enjoy sunsets from living room. Some may not like the fact the property feels like it is below grade level, but I didn't mind. It was really just below patio level--not below ground level. Lots of nice amenities.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kimberely, thanks for writing such a nice review! We don't mind the level of the floor since you still have a great view of Lake Michigan and being right by the beach we love hearing the waves. We are so glad you had the opportunity to enjoy our condo! 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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid Season Spring
May 1 2016 - May 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
2016 Peak Season Rate
May 29 2016 - Sep 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
July 4th Weekly Rate
Jul 3 2016 - Jul 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Blueberry Festival Rate
Aug 7 2016 - Aug 13 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Mid Season Fall
Sep 11 2016 - Oct 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
Low Season Fall -Spring
Oct 2 2016 - Apr 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning & Laundry Fees $100

-Weekly rentals run SUNDAY TO SUNDAY
-Additional Cleaning & Laundry fees of $100 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.

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Southwest Michigan Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

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