4 BR./2 B.Year Round Rental on Kalamazoo/Pet Friendly-3 Blks/Downtown/4 to Beach

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Curb view of home. Parking for two cars.


Last updated: 11/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Charming historical South Haven home, completely remodeled in 2003, during construction newspapers dating back to 1872 were found. Newly remodeled front bath with corner shower, vanity, commode and restored claw bath tub in summer 2014.

The home is only three blocks from downtown, four blocks from South Beach and Kids Corner and two blocks from the Kal-Haven bike and hiking trail between South Haven and Kalamazoo Michigan. Also close to numerous wineries, and pick your own produce and fruit farms.

The home has all amenities including, cathedral ceilings, sky lights, five ceiling fans, hardwood and tile floors, and a beautiful stone faced gas fireplace. Off of the kitchen are french doors leading to a large brick patio on the north side of the house with two tables and plenty of seating. The house also has a two other brick patios on the west and south side the house. The brick patio on the south side has a hot and cold shower to wash off sand, and clean your family pet. There is also a large shade tree for those hot summer days. The entire yard is fenced in. The front of the house has a large front porch with wicker furniture, ceiling fan and cable TV.

The bathrooms are both very large with all the amenities. The first bathroom has a clawfoot tub, and separate shower. The second bathroom has a jetted whirlpool tub shower and sauna for two.

The kitchen has a double oven, garbage disposal, microwave and dishwasher. Numerous small appliances included.

The home is next door to another rental two bedroom home offered by the same owner. VRBO#52528

The home is pet friendly.

Now booking for all of 2015. High season starts in June. Extended stays available during off season but limited to a minimum of 3 days.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Staff


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 years of age. No one will be allowed to rent in their name and not be present. No minors will be allowed without responsible adults residing. Should this happen, renters will leave, no refund....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Upstairs with the master is a room specifically for kids with two twin beds and a bunk on the other. There is a flat screen and blue ray player and two bean bags seats to sit back and enjoy their space....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pets allowed up to two dogs or cats. Tenant is responsible for clean up and damage in accordance with the details of the rental agreement....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    On main floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    On main floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

    Master Bedroom second floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    Childrens Room second floor...moreless

  • Each room has flat screen TV/DVD and ceiling fans.

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Combination jetted tub/shower and two person sauna...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Newly remodeled in Summer 2014. Kept original clawtub....moreless

Other Amenities

  • A list of events or things to do can be found at South Haven Tourist Bureau. Copy and paste to view: Dog walking services available with a local resident....moreless


  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic cable provided. ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    In living room in entertainment center. Plays, CD or radio. COZY FM/100.3, is a local station for news and music....moreless

  • Television:

    TV provided in Living Room and bedrooms...moreless

  • Video Library:

    There are no large selections. What is there was left behind by previous renters. Off Broadway and Michigan Avenue is a video store with a large selection of new releases/ great choice of old movies....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Three short blocks from the entrance to downtown South Haven on Phoenix/Kalamazoo....moreless

  • Lake View:

    Walking distance from Lake Michigan. Just four short blocks....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Outdoor seating right off kitchen/dining area through french door to extend your guest dining. Indoor seats six and outdoor dining for additional 8 guests and including a small cafe table for two....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air along with ceiling fans in each room....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Laundry room in back of home. Basic detergent, fabric softener and bleach. Bring your own should you have specific needs or personal favorites....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    There is a beautiful fireplace for those cool Fall days and cold winter nights only....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating:

    Furnace provides heat along with gas fireplace for use in fall and winter....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All bedding is provided. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Open area to dining room and kitchen. Large flate screen and blu ray player. Basic cable provided along with Netflix....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking for two vehicles ONLY in driveway. No parking on approach or blocking sidewalk....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Signage indicates limitation to times of day which varies from during week to weekends or posted events such as parades, holidays or season such as city clean up, construction, snow removal/garbage....moreless

  • Telephone:

    There is a cell phone on counter in kitchen only to be used for emergency needs....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Enough towels based on information of total guests....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry room in back of home. Basic detergent, fabric softener and bleach. Bring your own should you have specific needs or personal favorites....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi is provided through router with instructions as to selection of and sign in....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee maker, espresso maker along with coffee, tea and basic condiments...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Some basic utensils provided for inside and outside cooking and grilling....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Pots and pans, dishes, silverware, and glassware provided for 8 occupants....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Dishwasher is provided....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    All the basic essentials to move and enjoy, perhaps adding your personal touch. Double oven, microwave, coffee and expresso maker, blender, mixer to name a few....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Microwave is mounted above gas stove to add to ventilation....moreless

  • Oven:

    Double oven...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Three brick paver patios surrounding house. One off french doors, around back with cafe seating...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Enclosed lawn in backyard for pets and children and privacy....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas and charcoal grill with accessories....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna:

    Two person private sauna in second bathroom. ...moreless

  • Jetted Tub:

    In back bathroom with the sauna. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.4
from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Weekend
May 27 - May 29, 2016
3 night min stay

flat fee
Pre Summer Season
May 31 - Jun 16, 2016
3 night min stay
Officially Summer Season
Jun 18 - Sep 5, 2016
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Pet Fee $35
  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 6%


*Rates are subject to change. Summer rates are FRIDAY to FRIDAY, check in is 5p.m. and check out is 12p.m. making for an ease in arrival and a leisure time in leaving. We are currently accepting reservations for 2016, however this has changed to FRIDAY TO FRIDAY weekly rates. Rates will be forwarded in a quote according to dates on inquiry and holidays which have not been determined as of August 27, 2015.

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 11/28/2015
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4 Miles
Nearest Airport
South Haven Regional Airport
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Brix, Black River Tavern
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Blue Star Highway or I96
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Taste, Black River Tavern
0.4 Miles
Nearest Beach
South Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Ice Festival in January, local wineries, boat rides down by pier, water activities including paddle boarding, wind surfing and canoeing down the Black River. Walking or riding bikes on Kal Haven Trail. Catch first run movies at the Michigan movie theater in downtown for under $4 and popcorn for 50 cents if you bring your own tub(they are provided at home for you), children's park, seasonal fruit 'pick your own' and very dog friendly town.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: At the time the house was purchased in 2002 the house was in poor shape and needed serious improvement. During the reconstruction papers were found dating back to 1872 in the walls. At the time I was working in Law Enforcement, and I along with my wife we came in from the east side of the state almost every weekend until the house was finished for that first summer. Since I retired in 2011, I have begun my transition to fulfill what I set out to do and that was to reside in the town, be more hands on, available and accountable in providing my investments in the community as I did in my career. I am here more and I am enjoying the change of pace as to what was, and is now my town to enjoy.

Why the Owner Chose South Haven:
This home purchase was a great investment in an area that we fell in love with the town and the way of life. We enjoyed coming here ourselves, so we took the plunge not only to be used for others to enjoy but for our family too from time to time. The location was ideal located perfectly a three short blocks from downtown, four from the Lake, we parked and walked everywhere. It was a challenge to restore which was truly a labor of love. The plan was to set our roots and lay down the foundation for the future.

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Speaks: english, german



  • Curb view of home. Parking for two cars.

    Curb view of home. Parking for two cars.

  • Screened porch

    Screened porch

  • Front bathroom

    Front bathroom

  • Full sized bedroom

    Full sized bedroom

  • Bath with tub/shower and sauna. Main floor, back of home

    Bath with tub/shower and sauna. Main floor, back of home

  • Laundry on main floor

    Laundry on main floor

  • Room upstairs with King sized bed. One of two upstairs. Other is room for kids.

    Room upstairs with King sized bed. One of two upstairs. Other is room for kids.

  • Bunk beds in Kid's room.

    Bunk beds in Kid's room.

  • Backyard patio

    Backyard patio

  • Screened front porch

    Screened front porch

  • View from front door through dining room to kitchen

    View from front door through dining room to kitchen

  • Front Queen sized bedroom

    Front Queen sized bedroom

  • Claw tub in front bathroom/main floor.

    Claw tub in front bathroom/main floor.

  • Dining room/kitchen

    Dining room/kitchen

  • Sauna


  • King sized bedroom. One of two upstairs

    King sized bedroom. One of two upstairs

  • Kids room upstairs-two twins and a bunk bed

    Kids room upstairs-two twins and a bunk bed

  • View from French doors from dining/kitchen

    View from French doors from dining/kitchen

  • Walk from second patio and third seating shaded by a large oak tree.

    Walk from second patio and third seating shaded by a large oak tree.

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Saturday, November 28, 2015

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