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One block to town! Five blocks to the beach! Come enjoy the sunshine!

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

6 Bedrooms , 2 1/2 baths, (Sleeps 15 in beds, addt'l 1 adult and several kids)

This is a beautiful, large, super-clean, newly renovated SIX bedroom home. The home has 4 bedrooms and two full baths up, 2 bedrooms and a half bath, dining room, living room, and kitchen down. It sleeps 15 people in beds (4 queens and 7 twins). Additional area down (living room/foyer) has double and single convertable beds. 15 adults can sleep in beds, with an additional adult in a sleeper, plus plenty of room for additional children 2 and under.

Beautiful beds and furniture throughout this house that, while newly renovated, maintains the character of the 100+ year-old home that it is. In 2009, the home was one of seven featured on the South Haven 'Hospice Home Tour,' a Christmas Holiday home tour featuring 5 or 6 historic South Haven homes that the community is invited to tour.

The home contains a nice covered front porch to sit and relax/people watch. Rear of home also has a covered deck to relax and grill.

2 blocks from downtown, about five blocks to Lake Michigan (South Beach). Walk to all of the local restaurants and taverns. Bike rentals located less than 200 yards away. Less than a quarter mile to Clementines, Tello's, Maria's, Captain Nemo's, Brick's Corner Pizza, and Thirsty Perch. Less than 1/2 mile to Idler, York's and Captain Lou's. It takes longer to drive downtown than to walk!

Owner lives on LaGrange Street--one block east of this home. So if there are ever any questions or concerns, help is a mere few steps away!

If this home is booked, or if you need even more space to accommodate the size of your party, please check out my other homes on vrbo! Number 615117 is about 2 blocks away from this home, and is 6 Bedrooms, 2 baths. Many groups have rented these two homes together and have been very happy! Number 659488 is 2 blocks to the beach, but further from downtown. It is a 7 bedroom, 3 bath.

More Details

John J. Frost
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About John J. Frost

I live a stones-throw away from this house, and practice law in South Haven. I am

John J. Frost purchased this house in 2006

Why John J. Frost chose Southwest

No bunk beds, just a block or two to town, and easy walking to beach!

What makes this house unique

Plenty of off-street parking, and within just a few hundred feet of downtown shopping/dining/and entertainment. Park your cars for the week and walk!


South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Max. adults: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Upstairs master--double sink, walk-in shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs main bath. Tub/shower.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Downstairs. Large half-bath, washer/dryer, as well.
  • 2 full baths and 1 half bath
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , Upstairs Bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Downstairs bedroom, tv with netflix.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , downstairs bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single , Upstairs bedroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Upstairs bedroom, master bath
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Upstairs bedroom
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • 4 queens, 7 twins
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 beach chairs
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
If this home is booked, or you need more room, check out my other homes on vrbo. Number 615117 is about 2 blocks away from this home, and is 5 Bedrooms, 2 baths. Number 659488 is 2 blocks to the beach, but further from downtown. It is a 7 bedroom, 3 bath.


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One block to town! Five blocks to the beach! Come enjoy the sunshine!
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 13 reviews

Owner very responsive and approachable. Not what we anticipated but reasonable cost for the area.

  • 3 of 5

Not child friendly with no yard/grass or fences for children. It is only 7 blocks from the beach, but you have to cross one of the busiest streets in town if you want to walk there. That being said, our kids and grandchildren did love South Haven beaches, and the ladies had a fun day downtown which is a quick 4 block walk away, also crossing the busy street but at least with lights/crosswalks that way.

We had a great morning with the families at Homestead Blueberry Acres 10 Miles east, too.

Not having a bathroom (ok, there is a toilet and sink in the laundry room) for the main floor bedrooms, which sleep 5 (not counting sleeper sofas), was suboptimal. We were told not to use the one bathtub (ok to be in it for the shower only) in the house?!? It is the only bathroom readily available for 3 upstairs bedrooms which sleep 8 people as well as those downstairs who want to shower. Nice master bathroom with big shower but its only accessible to use if you walk through the master bedroom first.

3 toilets in the house and only one spare roll of toilet paper until we went to the store.

Nice to have the laundry available to keep the towels clean and dry.

We had a great time in South Haven, one of the true gems of West Michigan, with great beaches, kid friendly and better accessibility/less crowded than Holland and Grand Haven. You could get a much nicer place, but you'ld also pay a pretty penny for the privilege.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Family Reunion

  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay in this home. We especially liked the close proximity to town. It was a little far from the beach, but

walking was definitely doable, especially on the road thru town and out to the beach/pier. The pier was a great place for an

evening walk and viewing the sunset.

The major appliances were all new and great. There was even a nice smaller washer and dryer in the carriage house. We

would have enjoyed having a blender and better/sharper knives. There was 21 of us. We did some of our cooking in the

carriage house as well as the main kitchen. We were a little disappointed that there wasn't an area large enough to all eat together.

We did enjoy the porch on the back for our larger gatherings, though it was in the sun in the afternoon and evening.

We were disappointed that the internet/wifi didn't seem to work better than it did. We just had a couple of minor things come up

and our call was answered very promptly and the concern was quickly addressed and taken care of.

It was a fun week.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Experience

  • 5 of 5

John was a great host. The house was exactly as promised and suited our large group perfectly. I would definitely recommend this property to other travelers.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Haven on Broadway St. 5 Stars

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed our stay. We would rent the same home again.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

House was good sized for our group of 12 (8 kids under the age of 10 and 12 adults). Owner was responsive and even came over within an hour when we reported a child had locked themselves in a bedroom! We used the space between the two homes for a badminton court- and still parked 5 cars. Lots of fun and good location. Beach is a bit of a walk, especially home, as its uphill. But the downtown is close and we enjoyed the farmers market twice during the week we were there.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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family reunion

  • 3 of 5

The place was clean, the outdoor patio off kitchen is a nice place to relax, showers had great hot water for the number of people, and A/C was great . Disappointed however, by the amount of kitchen space. There is no dishwasher or disposal. Limited kitchen supplies. If you are looking to cook meals at the house just beware it is not ideal. The kitchen knives were terrible. It's also time for a few new mattresses. The house is charming though and South Haven is a wonderful place to vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dishwasher is now installed--new in 2016. There are two full kitchens on this property. One in each home. So, plenty of room to cook big meals. Or, play a game of "Chopped!" Some of the twin beds are pretty stiff. They are intended for kids. The queens are all comfortable and pretty new. I'll have new knives for 2015! Please feel free to call me with questions! John
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Grand Rapids
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
Thirsty Perch
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Beeches Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
South Haven's famous 'South Beach'
Car: not necessary

This is a downtown location. You will have no reason to ever drive downtown for lunches, dinners, shopping, or a 'night on the town.' Some travelers choose to drive to the beach, however, rather than walk 1/2 mile to South Beach. Parking is plentiful at the beach and along the bluff, so walking or driving, it is quite convenient! If I'm booked at this home, or if you need another property plus this one to accommodate the size of your party, please check out my other listings on vrbo. Number 615117 is about 2 blocks away from this home, and is 6 Bedrooms, 2 baths. Number 659488 is 2 blocks to the beach, but further from downtown. It is a 7 bedroom, 3 bath. Number 571228 is a four bedroom home about 3 blocks from the beach, and very close to 659488.


Rates & Availability

South Haven House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Peak 2017
Aug 6 2017 - Aug 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day Wknd
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150

Check in is 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, check out is 11:00 a.m. on Sunday. Weekly stays only, Sunday-Sunday, during the peak season! If you would like to stay for a full week, Sunday-Sunday, during early summer or late summer, please let me know, and I will offer a steep discount from the nightly rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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