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Gorgeous 4 Bedroom House on North Beach: Fall 2017 Open - Reserve 2018 Now

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,884 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 4 Baths, (Sleeps up to 12).

Reserve your favorite weeks or partial weeks for the Fall of 2017. 2018 Rates now available. Call or email me to save money. John at 269-921-8816 or email at Check the calendar and rates links for your family vacation. Rates available for weekends or partial weeks. Email owner at to speak directly with me to avoid service fees!

This 2008 property is a 3-story House overlooking Lake Michigan. Lake views must be seen to be believed. All rooms have a commanding view. Renting by the week from Saturday to Saturday. We will rent partial weeks in April/May and the Fall of 2017. Refundable security deposit of $500.00 required.

4 full size modern bedrooms (The 4 bedrooms include a loft on the third floor, with a queen and two twin mattresses, a magnificent Master Bedroom directly overlooking the Lake and two bedrooms with queen mattresses ). Bedding available for 10 people. Any additional persons can use a queen air mattress (provided) or sleeping bags. There are 4 full sized tiled bathrooms. Plenty of room to roam around.

The family room is on the second floor directly overlooking the beach. Plenty of room on the first floor deck. The third floor is 600 sq feet with a towering view of the beach and Lake. Rates include all taxes and cleaning fees!

Keywords: Lakefront House, House on Lake Michigan Beach

More Details

John Burhans
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2017

About John Burhans

We fell in love with South Haven many years ago and decided to build this beautiful house on North Beach. We have been sharing it with our guests from all over Michigan and the Midwest for 10 years now. We live only 20 minutes away and pride ourselves on giving personal attention to our guests.

John Burhans purchased this house in 2008

Why John Burhans chose Southwest

Our rental house has all the amenities that you would expect in a house of his caliber, including all linens, towels, upscale dishware and cookware, WiFi internet, supplies, outdoor grill and furniture. Give us a call at 269-921-8816 or at email: for your personal showing.

What makes this house unique

This beautiful rental property is directly on North Beach in the middle of Lakeshore Drive. North Beach is one of the extensive and beautiful pure sand beach in the Midwest. It is a short hop to the water with plenty of activities on the beach, including jungle gyms, beach volleyball, concession stand at the far end of the beach, piers for walking and fishing, and close to downtown. The 3 stories allow you magnificent views of the beach and Lake Michigan, yet provide intimacy and privacy for indoor activities. Feel free to call us at 269-921-8816 and email us at


South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2884 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • Four full sized bathrooms with tub/showers. The Master Bathroom has a tiled shower with a clawfoot bathtub.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
7-year-old property is a 3-story house with commanding views of Lake Michigan on North Beach, one of the most pristine beaches in West Michigan. Each floor has its own balcony and every room has a beautiful view of the Lake.


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Gorgeous 4 Bedroom House on North Beach: Fall 2017 Open - Reserve 2018 Now
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews

Perfect cottage for family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

What a great spot for a family reunion in June! This cottage was plenty big for our group and met all of our expectations. We loved the fact that it faces one of the most beautiful beaches in Michigan with a wide sugar sand beach, playground equipment on the beach facing the front deck and of course Lake Michigan. There is a view of the lake from every room except 2 bathrooms. We like the fact that the kitchen and dining area on the first floor are big and the living room on the second floor has a gorgeous view of the lake. Each floor has a balcony. The cottage is on the north side of channel and it is easy to walk to town. The owner has outfitted the cottage with all the necessary cooking items and there is a big grill on the front deck, new this summer (2017). All the bedrooms were comfortable and with 4 full bathrooms everyone could easily get ready in the am. The town of South Haven has cute shops, restaurants, bars, coffee shops and places for ice cream. All the fast food and chain stores are on the outskirts of town so the quaintness of the downtown area has been preserved. We highly recommend this cottage and hope to return next summer. Would be a nice weekend get away in the fall.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jensen Beach, Florida

Beachy Family Reunion on Beautiful Lake Michigan

  • 5 of 5

Our family rented this house for a family reunion for mid-June. The beach was gorgeous and just steps away from the deck of the large cottage. We had young children in our group, so the swings and playground slides provided much entertainment for the kiddos. Lake Michigan was spectacular and so were the sunsets. The interior is visually stunning with pastel walls, hardwood floors throughout, great grill, and large open kitchen. Walking out on the pier and into the town of South Haven was easily accessible. Would love to come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location & Sunsets!

  • 5 of 5

This location was everything we wanted for a special reunion with friends! We rented this fantastic house for 4 couples and it was very comfortable and roomy. It was wonderful to have a huge kitchen and dining area facing the beautiful lake front. The pictures and property description are right- the views are spectacular! All of the balconies are front row seats to the amazing sunsets. Having the beautiful clean beach just steps outside the door was so convenient for walks and having fun. South Haven is a very nice small town. Easy to walk around. Lots to do in the area.We rented bikes, did a fishing charter and even took a ride on a historic tall ship. Having a 2 car garage was also a nice bonus. This place has everything you need for a wonderful vacation and the owners are extremely nice to work with. We want to return here next year and would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Omaha, NE

A wonderful house, a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate enough to be invited as guests of some friends who were staying at this house in March, 2016. The location, right on the Lake Michigan shore, is fantastic. We were very impressed with the beauty of the house as well. The dining area is magnificent with its view of Lake Michigan, the second floor family room was a wonderful place to spend our evenings chatting with our friends, and my absolutely favorite room was the third floor bedroom, which could not possibly have had a better view or been more nicely furnished. While not all of the shops in South Haven were open since we were there in the off-season, the ones that were provided enjoyable shopping and the shopkeepers were all the kind of delighful small-town friendly that I remember from my childhood. All in all, it was a wonderful place to vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Rapids

Top notch getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house with a group of friends for a long weekend getaway. You could not ask for a better location as you are right on the beach and the view is spectacular. It is a stones throw from the restaurants and shops which makes it very convinient. Aside from the view I was most impressed with the house itself. The layout is perfect for a group of 10-12 to comfortably relax in style. When we arrived the house was very clean and kept up as you would expect. If you are lucky enough to get the bedroom on the top floor you will not be dissapointed. It has an awesome view complete with a deck and daybed.

This was our first time staying in the area and we would not hesitate to come back. We are all already talking about planning a trip back here during the summer months. I would give it six stars if it would let me!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to this beautiful home away from home. It was just as nice the second time around and we look forward to another visit in the future. 12 people, ages 4 to 94 comfortable - nice layout, plenty of bathrooms, beautiful beach right outside the door + playground equipment for the kids, and decks to watch the glorious sunsets. The home is well built, well stocked - lovely decor, fantastic kitchen. But - the best part is that you are close enough to the action - can walk into town, to the lighthouse, the Pirate Ship...yet, it's all behind you - so if you are sitting on the deck all you see is beautiful Lake Michigan. It comes with all the beach "stuff" you'll need...and the amenities (washer/dryer, barbecue, etc.) make it easy for your travel packing. All you need is a PJs, swimsuit, some sun block and snacks! If you are in the Detroit area or Chicago area it's a simple drive - or a great halfway meeting point! Board games at night on the big harvest table could be a Hallmark made-for-TV movie! Trust me, I'm not the owner, but my granddaughter thinks I am-LOL...

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Higher rates apply for Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. We rent partial weeks and weekends outside the Spring and Summer months. Call John at 269 921-8816 for rates and dates. Please read our Rental Agreement for the cancellation policy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund