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THE B-HIVE. NORTH BEACH. 5 BDRMS. 3 FULL BATHS. ACCOMMODATES 10!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms, Accommodates up to ten (10) guests comfortably.

THE WEEK OF 8/20-27/2016 IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE!!!!!!!!

The 'B-Hive' is available on a WEEKLY ONLY basis between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Shorter stays are allowed September through May with a two (2) night minimum. This beach house is perfectly located just steps away from South Haven's beautiful North Beach. The key to this location is that there are no huge hills nor endless staircases to climb up and down when walking to and from the beach. This is an important detail many property owners forget to share when describing the location of their property!!!

The B-Hive has five (5) bedrooms with three (3) full baths. The bedrooms consist of four queen beds and the fifth bedroom has one combination twin trundle bed. All of the rooms are tastefully decorated providing a comfortable feel throughout.

Please click on our up to date calendar to see if your desired dates are currently available.

New fixtures, finishes and furnishings!!!: The house has been remodeled with new finishes and appliances while maintaining the feel of it's original character and architectural details. The outdoor patio is approximately 400 square feet and is perfect for a barbecue after a relaxing day at the beach. Within walking distance are several excellent restaurants, parks, shops, and the new municipal marina.

With something for everyone, the B-Hive is without question the best location for your family's summer vacation!

Please click on our availability calendar to see if your dates are available.

Three full baths!!!: We often hear from our guests that previously rented homes that accommodate ten (10) guests with only one or two bathrooms. Do not spend your vacation waiting in line to use the bathroom. The B-Hive has three beautiful bathrooms for your use. Two full bathrooms are located on the first floor and one full bathroom is located on the second floor. The first floor south bathroom is a private en-suite bath dedicated to that bedroom. There is also a 50 gallon, high efficiency, quick recovery hot water heater so the last of your group taking a shower does not have to do so with ice cold water.

Just a few of the many details we paid attention to when remodeling the B-Hive.

Please click on our availability calendar to see if your dates are available.

No hills! No stairs! No bluffs!: Remember these words when booking your family's summer vacation. How relaxing is the vacation when you have to walk up an endless flight of stairs after a long relaxing day at the beach?

Please click on our up to date calendar to see if your desired dates are currently available.

More Details

Property Manager
Michael Biedermann
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Michael Biedermann

We love South Haven! It is a place that is very special to our family. We have welcomed and said good bye to members of our family on the beach. Our children are the fifth generation in our family enjoying the beautiful beaches of South Haven.

Michael Biedermann purchased this house in 1998

Why Michael Biedermann chose Southwest

We are parents of four young children. We wanted a beach house to escape from the hustle and bustle and focus on family. Historic Monroe Park is the neighborhood that is directly adjacent to the North Beach. The key to this location is there are no huge hills nor endless staircases to climb up and down when going to and from the beach. Kind of an important thing to remember with small children and grandparents who want to join you down at the waters edge.

What makes this house unique

Location. Location. Location.

Amenities

South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom 1 is located on the first floor of the house.
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom 2 is located on the first floor of the house.
    Full 3 - toilet , shower , Bathroom 3 is located on the second floor of the house.
  • Bathroom 2 is a private bath for bedroom 2 which are located on the first floor just off the Living Room.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Bedroom 1 is located on the first floor of the house.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom 2 is located on the first floor of the house.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Bedroom 3 is located on the second floor of the house.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Bedroom 4 is located on the second floor of the house.
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Bedroom 5 is located on the second floor of the house.
  • Two bedrooms are located on the first floor and three are located on the second floor. Four bedrooms have queen beds. The fifth bedroom has a twin bed with a roll out twin trundle bed beneath.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
While the 'B-Hive' is not located directly on the beach, it is within a one minute walk to the beautiful North Beach with no huge hills nor endless staircases to climb up and down when going to and from the beach. Remember this when selecting the home for your family's summer vacation!!!

Reviews

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THE B-HIVE. NORTH BEACH. 5 BDRMS. 3 FULL BATHS. ACCOMMODATES 10!
average rating of 4.882353 based on 34 reviews
5

Wonderful home, location, and ownership.

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of 6 adults and three kids has made the B-Hive our summer vacay for nearly ten years. We could not be happier. Perfect location, quiet, three minute walk to north beach, convenient to Johnson park and downtown. South Haven has become a popular destination in recent years but the city has done a good job with roads, street lights, etc. Looking forward to a return next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marion,Iowa
4

A week at the Beach

  • 4 of 5

My family enjoyed the location near the beach and loved being able to walk to the beach and town.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect multiple family vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Lots of room, great location, short walk to the beach. Worked out very well for our annual South Haven vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chicago
5

Perfect Memorial Day Weekend

  • 5 of 5

House is absolutely beautiful. My wife and I couldn't believe how much space the house had. The location was amazing as well since it's only a 30 second walk to the sand. The owner could not have been nicer. First time using this service and definitely not disappointed with our selection.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cozy, relaxing and fun stay

  • 5 of 5

Great location, down the street from the beach, walking distance to what I've known to be a very romantic town. Having stayed at the house a couple of years ago, I was pleasantly surprise by the renovations, that only made the house fell more welcoming. The open living room made the house feel more spacious while keeping the cozy essence of the residence. There was particular attention payed to the architectural details, from the round columns that separate the dining room from the living room to the marble mantle in the fireplace and the beaded board ceiling that terminates in an intricate crown molding detail.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As this review mentions, this guest stayed at the B-Hive several years ago prior to an extensive remodel of the living room and dining room. The renovation expanded the living room into what was a small, seldom used side porch. The living room now adjoins the dining room via a semi open floor plan to allow for those guests sitting in the dining room to be able to socialize with those sitting in the living room. The design attempts to respect the original architecture of the house while introducing more current details, finishes and fixtures. This design is shown in the photos and floor plans on our listing. Please take a moment to review the current online availability calendar on our Homeaway listing to see if your desired dates are available. If they are not available, send us an inquiry anyway. We may be able to accommodate you at another one of our homes in South Haven. We look forward to hearing from you and hope we can accommodate your family in South Haven at the B-Hive! Sincerely, Michael Biedermann
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Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

I really couldn't have asked for a better price, location or accommodation. Michael was so great on communicating with us. I would text and he would immediately answer.

The first floor is so open and welcoming that it made it easy to relax when coming back from the beach. Our children were able to play on the swing set just steps away from the porch while we were grilling.This home made it easy to hang out and spend time together as a family. The beds were comfy and couch was amazing...overall, we were impressed that a rental was kept so immaculately and looked so lovely. We will be coming back and I would recommend this place to anyone. Just like home!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks to Lyndsy for taking the time to write this review and her kind words. One thing that Lyndsy mentioned is that we have a Rainbow Play Systems King Kong Castle wooden swing set next to the B-Hive driveway. This enormous swing set is a tremendous asset and built-in baby sitter for the kids when not down on the beach. It gives them a place to go and something to do while still remaining in eyesight. After a day on the beach, one group can start preparing dinner while the others watch the kids play on the swing set. We think the swing set is one of the many great features we provide for your family to enjoy at the B-Hive!
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Map

Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Captain Lou's, 278 Dyckman Ave, South Haven, MI
Nearest Ferry
65 Miles
Lake Express, 1918 Lakeshore Dr, Muskegon, MI
Nearest Golf
5.6 Miles
Hawkshead Links, 523 Hawksnest Dr, South Haven, MI
Nearest Train
11.7 Miles
Amtrak Station-BAM, 541 Railroad St, Bangor, MI
Nearest Motorway
1.7 Miles
Interstate 196
Nearest Ski
27 Miles
Timber Ridge, 7500 23 1/2 St, Gobles, MI 49055
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
North Beach
Car: recommended

South Haven, Michigan is located in southwest Michigan approximately 120 miles from Chicago, Illinois and 170 miles from Detroit, Michigan.

The North Beach in South Haven is the best beach in the Midwest to sunbathe, swim, play volleyball, play Frisbee, build sandcastles, fly a kite, play backgammon, eat a picnic lunch, read a good book, watch magnificent sunsets, take a long walk, spend time with family and friends, take pictures and make memories of a lifetime!

Once you agree this is the best location for your family's summer vacation, we ask that you please click on our up to date calendar to see if your desired dates are currently available.

Other Activities: Relax and spend quality time with family and friends!!!

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Rates & Availability

South Haven House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
8/19-25/2017: $400/NT.
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Fall/Winter 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$500
From
$600
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
WINTER 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 19 2018
2 night minimum stay
$400
From
$500
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
SPRING 2018
Mar 20 2018 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
$500
From
$600
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
5/25-28/2018: $1,800/3 NTS.
May 25 2018 - May 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
6/2-9/2018
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
6/9-16/2018
Jun 9 2018 - Jun 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,200
 
 
6/16-23/2018
Jun 16 2018 - Jun 22 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,400
 
 
6/23-30/2018
Jun 23 2018 - Jun 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,600
 
 
6/30-7/7/2018
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$5,000
 
 
7/7-8/31/2018
Jul 7 2018 - Aug 30 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,800
 
 
8/31-9/3/18: 2,100/3 NTS.
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
9/4-12/31/18
Sep 4 2018 - Dec 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$600
From
$700
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

Rates "START" at $300 and will vary depending on the total number of guests in your group, the time of year and the length of your stay. Rates will vary without notice. Weekly rentals only from Saturday after 3pm through Saturday before 10am between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Please click on our current on-line availability calendar to see if your desired dates are available.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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