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South Beach 4BR/3BA-Sleeps 12+, 2500 Sq Ft. - Flexible Winter Rates

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Gourmet Kitchen-great for family meals

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Last updated: 12/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

South Haven guest house description

** Can't find the weeks you want? Check out Homeaway listing #244449 / VRBO#235429. **

Summer rentals Saturday to Saturday only. Off-season rentals have flexible dates and rates for 3 day stays or longer.

Completed in July 2010, a 2500 sq ft, 2 story home with mature trees and balconies. New hardwood floors and tile throughout first floor in 2013. Perfect for a large family, 2 families or extended family vacations.

** Check out our reviews *** our guests tell us that this is the nicest home near the beach in this price range...they love the new, clean open feel of our new home. Our favorite, often repeated comment, is that this is the first home they have rented that actually exceeded the description. While the map will show you that we are one block off the water, the closest public access is a 4 block, 8-10 minute walk to the blue stairs / Kids Korner Park. (If unfamiliar with the Blue Stairs, see last paragraph.) Nice quiet tree lined street with great neighbors. There’s a fire pit (** with firewood included **) for evening family gatherings, WiFi, cable TV, flat screen TVs, gourmet kitchen, big dining area, 4 decks/balconies, large yard, relaxing decor and more


Other bonuses include the gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, first floor 9 foot ceilings, crown molding throughout, whirlpool tub in the master bath, 4 TVs with cable, and two high-end front loading washer/dryer combos. (Yes, two... laundry is not something you should wait on while on vacation!) There is also a unfinished basement with a Foosball table and an air hockey table. Kids videos and games are available too. We are a leisurely 10 minute, 4 block walk along Monroe Blvd. to the blue stairs. (Our home is just a block off the water, with the 'blue stairs' a few blocks north) See the Google maps info below on the house location. Downtown and the pier is about a mile north, or a couple minute drive.

Ready for your family!: We understand rentals with large families and friends. Have you rented and found out that they barely have enough places to sit for dinner, or not enough dishes? We get it as we have a big family with lots of friends; our home is comfortable for a large group with plenty of dishes and utensils. We also stock our home with the basics to get you started. No running to the store when you get there... you just need to add food and people to have a great time.

About the bed setup... there are 4 bedrooms. We have set up our home to accommodate extended families. There are two bedrooms with queen beds,so with two couples, these two bedrooms sleep 4 people. There are also two identical front bedrooms, with a twin over full bunk, plus a trundle. This allows for a couple on the full, and one child in the top bunk and one in the pull out trundle Each of these two bedrooms sleeps 4. This provides for a total of 12 people. Last, there is a pullout sofa in the front living room, which can sleep 1-2 people. From a sleeping perspective we think that our home works best with 3-4 couples and lots of kids.

Towels and linens are included. A few beach chairs are available as well as beach towels upon request. For weekly summer rentals, check-in is 4:00 PM Saturday and check-out is by 10 am the following Saturday.

*** New to South Haven? Here's a little South Haven info as you look for the right place for your family. Often we get the question, what is the 'Blue Stairs'? South Haven is divided into two sections, North Beach and South Beach, split by the Black River. South Beach has easier access to the downtown area. Our home is about a mile south of town. There are two main beach access points on the South Beach side: 'The Blue Stairs' and the pier. The Blue Stairs are 36 solid, large, (concrete/steel) steps to the beach area. It is right by the popular Kids Korner park. Our home is just slightly less than half a mile away. We usually just walk, but if we are carrying a lot of stuff, i.e. kids stuff, one person may drive with all the stuff, (about a 2 minute drive), and people walk home as they are tired... last person drives home. Other guests tell me that they never drive to the beach, so it is just what you prefer. If you have someone that has a physical challenge, the Blue Stairs may be a little tough, not because of the stairs, but rather walking through the fine sand at the end of the day from the beach to the stairs. In addition, there is parking by the pier ($7/day or $15/week), and there is a beach boardwalk that facilitates walking through the sand. (South Haven has done a great job catering to the physically challenged, even providing bleachers to sit on.) There's also kids play equipment at this location. We use the Blue Stairs for our access... we have family members which include toddlers to blind to physically challenged to healthy, however given the number of questions we have received on this subject, we thought it might be helpful to provide a little background and alternatives. There are great beaches on the North Beach side... occasionally we will drive over there for a change of pace, but not often. We think the Blue Stairs access point is the best, as it is wide beach with plenty of room even on crowded days. We hope this explanation helps a bit...

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House
  • Guest House

Meals

      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

      Suitability

      • Events Allowed
      • Long-Term Renters Welcome
      • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
      • Children Welcome:

        Kids Love Our Home...moreless

      • Non Smoking Only
      • Pets Not Allowed:

        Sorry, No Pets... This Helps Us Keep Our Home Very Clean and Smelling Great for All Our Guests....moreless

      Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14

      • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

        With Private Balcony...moreless

      • Hall Bedroom: 1 queen

        ...moreless

      • Front Left Bedroom: 1 double, 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

        (Twin over Full Bunk with Trundle) with Balcony...moreless

      • Front Right Bedroom: 1 double, 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

        (Twin over Full Bunk with Trundle) with Balcony...moreless

      • Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

        Pull out full sofa...moreless

      • Rates based upon up to 8 adults and 12 people total.

      Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

      • Master: toilet, shower, jetted tub

        Spacious, double sink...moreless

      • Hall Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

        Double Sink...moreless

      • Downstairs Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

        with bathtub...moreless

      • Master bath with jetted tub.

      Other Amenities

          • Sorry, No Pets - this helps us keep our home very clean, great smelling, and allergy friendly for all our guests. Kid Friendly: Kids Love Our Home. Brand New, Stainless Steel Appliances. Our home is made for relaxing, lots of windows and light, with a private balcony off the master bath, a front balcony shared by the two front bedrooms plus front and rear ground floor decks - 4 individual decks! Downstairs decks are beautiful Brazilian hardwood (ipe) and upstairs balconies are waterproof to protect the decks below. The floor plan is open with a large front living room, plus a comfortable den opening up to the kitchen and dining area. Beds for 14, best for 8 adults plus children. Sleeping arrangements are queen bed in master bedroom (2), queen in hall bedroom (2), and twin over full bunks with trundle in both front bedrooms (8). In addition, there is a queen sleeper-sofa downstairs (2)....moreless

          Entertainment

          • Books For Kids
          • DVD Player
          • Foosball
          • Games For Kids
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Television
          • Toys
          • VCR
          • Video Library:

            Kids and Family Friendly Videos....moreless

          Theme

          • Family
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Playground
          • Restaurants
          • Winery Tours

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries
          • Hospital

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Boating
          • Outlet Shopping
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Sledding
          • Walking

          Location Type

          • Beach
          • Town

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cross Country Skiing
          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Golf
          • Ice Skating
          • Jet Skiing
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Pier Fishing
          • Rafting
          • Sailing
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Skiing
          • Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Snowmobiling
          • Swimming
          • Water Skiing
          • Water Tubing
          • Wind-Surfing

          Dining

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 15 people

          General

          • Air Conditioning
          • Alarm Clock
          • Basic Soaps
          • Ceiling Fans
          • Clothes Dryer:

            Large Samsung Front Loading...moreless

          • Ducted Cooling
          • Ducted Heating
          • Filtered Water
          • Firewood
          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating
          • Iron & Board
          • Laundry Soap
          • Linens Provided
          • Parking
          • Parking Off Street:

            Room for at Least 4 Cars...moreless

          • Parking On Street
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            Boat. No RVs or Campers....moreless

          • Sofa Bed
          • Towels Provided:

            Bath Towels. Beach Towels available upon request....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Large Samsung Front Loading...moreless

          • Wireless Internet

          Kitchen

          • 4 Ring Stove
          • Blender
          • Coffee Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Freezer
          • Garbage Disposal
          • Grill
          • Ice Maker
          • Kitchen:

            Brand New, Stainless Steel Appliances...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Pantry Items
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Toaster

          Outside

          • Balcony:

            Front Balcony and Master Bath Balcony...moreless

          • Beach Chairs
          • Deck / Patio:

            Front porch and back deck...moreless

          • Outdoor Grill
          • Outdoor Grill Gas
          • Wood Deck

          Payment Type

          • Discover
          • Mastercard
          • Visa

          Pool / Spa

              Forms Of Payment

                  • Accept Credit Card
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Fall/Winter 2014-2015
                  Sep 2 - May 21, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $175 $325
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,200
                  Memorial Day Weekend
                  May 22 - May 25, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $475 $475
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  Eary Bird #1 May 30-June 6
                  May 30 - Jun 5, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,650

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Early Bird #2 June 6-13
                  Jun 6 - Jun 12, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,950

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  June 13-20
                  Jun 13 - Jun 19, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,900

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  June 20-27
                  Jun 20 - Jun 26, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $3,200

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  June 27 - July 4
                  Jun 27 - Jul 3, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $3,400

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  July 4 - July 11
                  Jul 4 - Jul 10, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $3,500

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Peak Season
                  Jul 11 - Aug 14, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $3,300

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  August 15-22
                  Aug 15 - Aug 21, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $3,000

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Aug 22-29
                  Aug 22 - Aug 28, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,700

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  6 day special - Aug 29 - Sep 4
                  Aug 29 - Sep 3, 2015
                  6 night min stay
                  $388
                  $2,325

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Labor Day
                  Sep 4 - Sep 7, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $200 $450
                  Fri, Sat, Sun

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Fall Weekends
                  Sep 8 - Oct 19, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $175 $338
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,250
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $175 $325
                  Fri, Sat

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $700
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Off-season: $650/weekend, $150 extra nights, weekly $1250.

                  Off-season large group? Rent homeaway#244449 and this house for up to 24: $1250/weekend

                  Summer rentals - Sat. to Sat., weekly rentals only.

                  Rates quoted are for groups of 12 or less with up to 8 adults.

                  Calendar up to date. Please verify calendar prior to inquiring.

                  Rates assume weekend stay, or additional cleaning/mgt fee applied.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 12/23/2014
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                  Location

                  South Beach on a nice quiet street close to the beach and town. Renting this home and #244449 makes for a great retreat center for family reunions or church groups.

                  Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Snowmobiling

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2010

                  About the owner: After our first visit to South Haven, we started looking for a house to purchase. It is hard to come to South Haven in the summer and feel stressed. Having been from California, and having spent lots of time on the beaches there, we were surprised to find out that we were living right near some of the nicest beaches in the country. (OK, our California friends may not believe that comment, but they have not been to South Haven.)

                  Why the Owner Chose South Haven:
                  We were looking for a property that could serve our large family (6 kids) and was within walking distance to the beach. With so many properties being small and needing lots of TLC, we chose to purchase a lot nearby and build. Having a new house gives us the opportunity to enjoy our time in South Haven, with the conveniences of new, in a relaxing setting. There's something about Hazel Street that is just relaxing. It does not have the house upon house feel you can find in the rest of the South Beach area. There are large trees and deeper lots throughout the area giving it a 'out of the way' like feel in the middle of town.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Guest House:
                  Quiet tree lined street that has almost no traffic. Our guests tell us again and again, that this location is great as it 'misses' the traffic of the South Beach area, but is within walking distance of the beach, pier and town. The other comment we often hear... 'new and clean', I think this is because we stay at our homes and keep them maintained and up to date, because that is how we like them too!


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english, norwegian

                   

                  Photos

                  • Gourmet Kitchen-great for family meals

                    Gourmet Kitchen-great for family meals

                  • Large, comfortable, family room for relaxing and laughing

                    Large, comfortable, family room for relaxing and laughing

                  • Nice relaxing area right by the kitchen.

                    Nice relaxing area right by the kitchen.

                  • Middle bedroom with TV and DVD/VCR and cable

                    Middle bedroom with TV and DVD/VCR and cable

                  • Second front bedroom with access to front balcony. Sleeps 4 with pullout trundle

                    Second front bedroom with access to front balcony. Sleeps 4 with pullout trundle

                  • Hall bath... large mirror, two sinks!

                    Hall bath... large mirror, two sinks!

                  • House plans, first floor.  Tile in kitchen, laundry and bath.  Hardwood through rest of first floor.

                    House plans, first floor. Tile in kitchen, laundry and bath. Hardwood through rest of first floor.

                  • New House, finished July 2010.

                    New House, finished July 2010.

                  • Family room with cable TV and internet, hardwood floors and tile throughout first floor.

                    Family room with cable TV and internet, hardwood floors and tile throughout first floor.

                  • 1 of 2 similar front large bedrooms

                    1 of 2 similar front large bedrooms

                  • Inviting Master Bath with Whirlpool

                    Inviting Master Bath with Whirlpool

                  • Large master bedroom with TV/cable and wi-fi throughout

                    Large master bedroom with TV/cable and wi-fi throughout

                  • Back deck... balcony off of master bedroom.  2 of 4 of the decks/balconies in the house.

                    Back deck... balcony off of master bedroom. 2 of 4 of the decks/balconies in the house.

                  • House Plans, second floor

                    House Plans, second floor

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                  Date last modified - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

                  $175 - $500 per night (USD)
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                  4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 14

                  View calendar: Updated 12/23/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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                  Member since: 2009
                  Speaks: english, norwegian
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                  • Response rate: 100%
                  • Calendar last updated: 12/23/2014
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