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Restored 2BR bungalow, central location, Sunny, Serene

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

2 bedroom home, 2nd story deck overlooking a great backyard

Our home has hardwood floors, ceiling fan in bedroom and dining room, air purifiers in bedrooms and AC in bedrooms for your sleeping pleasure.

Kitchen, small organized (who wants to cook on vacation)

Dining room, table with 6 chairs

Living room, sofa, and love seat, TV

Bathroom with full tiled step-in glass shower,

Bedroom (downstairs) with Queen bed,

Loft Bedroom upstairs with Queen bed and full-size sofa hide-a-bed. Small Deck off loft bedroom overlooking backyard,

bright basement with washer and dryer.

1 car garage, 3 bikes (see pic for size, let me know if you need more)

Patio: charcoal grill, fire pit and patio table for 6, great backyard.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Patti

My husband and I live nearby and enjoy walking our dog to the beach and along the river, almost daily, to take in the sunset. On weekends, we love to walk to town for dinner.

Patti purchased this house in 2012

Why Patti chose Southwest

Large back yard is nestled in busy area but feels secluded.

Play on the beach all day then unwind on our patio and let me kids play in backyard.

Kids can watch a movie upstairs and fall asleep while your downstairs watching movie or sitting on patio watching the fire pit. (Wood included)

South Haven is a great town and we are lucky to live in a place where people love to come spend their vacation. This quaint town is becoming a year round destination offering summer fun and winter sports in addition to home town shopping and restaurants.

What makes this house unique

Our home has refinished oak floors and is cozy and sunny. Backyard is serene either on the patio or the 2nd floor deck. Unwind under the 90 year old tree in the backyard after an active day. Blocks from the beach and downtown. This is a great home base to enjoy the town or stay at home and take advantage of the kitchen or barbeque to unwind with your group.


South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Tiled bathroom, tiled shower with glass doors.
  • Fully tiled bathroom with glass door, step in shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Downstairs, mirrors, storage room, AC, air purifier
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Loft: Queen bed, sleeper sofa, deck, AC, air purifier
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Home has an air conditioners and air purifiers in Bedrooms.


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(16 traveler reviews)

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Restored 2BR bungalow, central location, Sunny, Serene
average rating of 4.5 based on 16 reviews

Beautiful house made for a great vacation

  • 5 of 5

This house has been decorated to a very high standard and the owners have made sure you have everything you need for a great vacation! Communication was great from the start and are nearby should you require anything! You can walk to the town and beach and bikes are also provided. Although the house is on a main road we didn't find this busy so it wasn't a problem! We had a great vacation in this house and South Haven is a fantastic place to visit, The Cornford family from London

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property is very well maintained and updated.

  • 4 of 5

The property looks exactly like the pictures posted. It is very clean, inside and out. The beds are comfortable and the a/c in the bedrooms are in good working order.

The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is the location on a busy street.

Thank you for the nice stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family of four

  • 4 of 5

This was a great house, very clean and had everything you needed. Good location. We were able to walk or bike into town and to the beach. Owners very helpful!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Westchester, IL

An Enjoyable Weekend Away

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have started renting homes/cottages for a number of years because we like to bring our dog with us when we travel. This was our second stay with Patti. Her home was immaculate both times we were there and we love that Patti accepts our dog. The pictures shown are exactly what you can expect and she goes out of her way to be sure that your stay is comfortable by including many extras that you don't always find when renting a home. She is close to the downtown area but far enough away so that you don't have the crowds around you. Lastly, the yard is nice (however, when I went there the first time I thought the yard was completely fenced and it is only partially fenced in) but on a nice night its a chance to get outside and enjoy the evening.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Westchester, IL

Great Escape!

  • 4 of 5

We recently returned from a 4 night stay. First, let me start out by saying that Patti has thought of everything and the home has everything you need plus. I was surprised to see that they supplied all of the essentials – including condiments (which can definitely get costly when you don’t have them), some spices, shampoo, conditioner, blow dryers, laundry detergent, you name it and its probably there. I also loved the fact that the pots and pans were in good condition. So many times, when we’ve rented homes the pots and pans are not in the best of conditions. We cooked something almost every day. My husband and I have been renting homes for a number of years now and love that people are willing to take our dog. We loved the proximity to the downtown area but as others mentioned, the home is on a busy street with a busy liquor store directly across the street. The home was immaculate and it was nice to have an actual dining room to eat our meals. The bathroom though small had a nice big shower. (I guess I’m spoiled and really hate a tiny little shower). We had a chance to enjoy the backyard and the fire pit. One thing I wanted to mention because it appeared to me (from the pictures) that the yard was fully fenced and its only partially fenced in. We only used the downstairs because it was only my husband and I and our dog. If there were to be any negative, the only thing I could mention would be the fact that only the bedrooms had air conditioning and we were hesitant to open the windows (except in the kitchen) since we were on a busy street. Thank you Patti. You thought of everything – even having food/water bowls for our dog. I’ve never had that happen before. Thanks so much for your helpfulness and your hospitality. We had a great time celebrating our first anniversary. I would highly recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We have tried to stock the house to get renters started. The house is on a busy street but the backyard is large and to us seems like an oasis away from everything. One of our goals is to fence the side behind the garage. House is in safe area (we live block away) and leave our windows open. There is usually a breeze in South Haven, off the Lake. We are outdoor people and don't have AC in our home. Thank you for your stay, please come again.
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Southwest Michigan Escape

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from 3 days of fun in South Haven, and enjoyed our stay at Pattie's place on Phillips St. Being able to bring our dog with us was what really sealed the deal in choosing this location. The photos and descriptions are very accurate and the bungalow is as advertised. We found everything immaculate and many extra measures to make the stay very enjoyable. The backyard was a nice retreat from the street side of the house, and we enjoyed all our meals out there. We enjoyed being away from the crowds in the main downtown area, and found it was a quick trip to anywhere from this location.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your visit to South Haven. Come back, Ice Breakers in February is a fun time in South Haven.
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Kalamazoo, MI; South Bend, IN; Grand Rapids, mi
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Thirsty Perch, Clementines
Nearest Ferry
66 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Hawkshead Golf Course
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Downtown (Burger King 1 block away)
Nearest Ski
34 Miles
Timber Ridge Ski Area
Nearest Beach
0.8 Miles
Blue Stairs South Beach
Car: not necessary

We have a great Family home for a family of 5 or less. Guests can enjoy the Kal-Haven Trail, a 33 mile biking, hiking, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and horseback riding trail from South Haven to Kalamazoo, MI. South Haven website has various festivals listed. Gingerman Raceway is located 10 minutes from South Haven for the racing fans. Of course the beautiful beaches are the main attraction. 1 block from Burger King. Convenience Store across street. Antique stores. April to Sept there is a large outdoor antique show in Allegan, MI (30 minutes away). It is held the last Sunday of month at the fairgrounds in Allegan. MI Flywheelers holds an annual Antique Engine & Tractor show every September. Visit MI Maritime Museum and ride on their ship, Friends Good Will, a ship based on a 1810 Schooner. Have lunch or drinks on the Idler Riverboat. Visit South Haven's free outside concerts during the summer on Thursday nights.


Rates & Availability

South Haven House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Cleaning Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 6.0%

Dogs need pre-approval from owner. Please tell me about your dog.
We only charge cleaning fee if home is left on check out with excessive mess.
Partial weeks confirmed within 30 days or less.
Cancellation 30 days prior full reimbursement of deposit.
Deposits returned within 30 days after stay provided no damage or excessive cleaning requirements.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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