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Ready for your 2018 vacation!

South Haven, MI, USA
  • House1400 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps9
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

3br 3ba

Clean, comfy, cozy - sought-after, prime location

Master BR - queen bed/full bath on main floor

BR upstairs - queen bed

Note: hot tub no longer available

BR upstairs - double futon/bunk

Bath upstairs

Queen pull out in living room

Corner lot - large yard

Quiet street 2 blocks to the beach

Gas Grill

Granite tops in kitchen/stainless steel appliances/dishwasher - kitchen loaded!

45' flat screen TV


2 blocks to Kid's Corner - a popular kid's park

2 blocks to the beach - go left to 'blue stairs' or go right to no-steps access to huge public beach

Great neighbors

Town is an easy 6 block walk

Town - ice cream shops, antique shops, beach shops, wine tasting room, wine bars, bistros, The Phoenix for the best breakfast in the region, live music, massive farmer's market, bike rentals, books store, Clementines for dinner, Maria's for gluten free pizza and pasta, The Thirsty Perch for oysters, movie theater with .50 refills on popcorn - fun!, olive oil/vinegar store, Dairy Queen, Sherman's Ice Cream! outdoor bars, home furnishings shops, and lots more. It's all very nicely done.


Victoria McIntyre

Member Since 2013
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Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 2018
About Victoria McIntyre

I purchased this - my dream home - in 2012 and am loving every minute I can be there. This is my second home that I am very proud of. Everyone who visits simply falls in love with it.

Victoria McIntyre purchased this House in 2012

Why Victoria McIntyre chose South Haven Charter Township

You will love the feel of the home as soon as you drive up. Once inside, a feeling of casual chic comfort puts you right at ease. You know as soon as you walk in the door you have made the right choice. This one will be a repeat.

What makes this House unique

This home is 2 blocks to the beach - the most important aspect of renting a home close to Lake Michigan. It's South Beach - and it's massive! (not on a bluff). The pier is right there, too. It's two blocks to Kid's Corner - very popular. It's an easy 10 minute walk to town. If you happen to be a member of the American Legion, there is a huge one just 3 blocks from my home with the best view in town - gorgeous.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
      • Large Master Bedroom
        1 queen
      • Large Upstairs Bedroom
        1 queen
      • Upstairs Bedroom #2
        1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon, a bunked twin with futon bottom
      • Large Master bedroom - queen bed, huge closet, attached bath on main floor. Large upstairs bedroom - queen bed, walk in closet Upstairs bedroom #2 - full futon with twin bunk


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Master Bathroom
        toilet, shower
      • Upstairs Bathroom
        toilet, tub, shower
      • Master bath downstairs - Granite counter top, large shower Upstairs bath - shower, small tub

      Location Type

        • Lake View
          See the lake from the front porch


            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Spa
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Air Conditioning
                      Central Air
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Forced Air
                    • Internet
                      Starting in May 2013
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      Yes with pull out queen sofa
                    • Parking
                      two spots in drive and street parking - corner lot
                    • Towels Provided
                      Yes except beach towels
                    • Washing Machine
                      Front load


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Yes - loaded
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                          Granite tops, stainless steel appliances, dishwasher, microwave. Loaded kitchen
                        • Microwave
                          Large microwave
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                          Stainless steel. Bottom pull out freezer
                        • Stove
                          Glass cook top, oven
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Dining table seats 8
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                  Romance mostly
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Some board games
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television
                                  45' flat screen
                                • Toys
                                  Limited - some beach toys
                                • Video Library
                                  Yes - variety


                                    • Bicycles
                                    • Boat
                                      For rent at the marina
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Golf
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      For rent
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Large corner city lot
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      In season - 20 minutes north
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      For rent


                                        • limited accessibility


                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • marina
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • paddle boating
                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • sledding
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • cross country skiing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • ice skating
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • parasailing
                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • South Haven is a premier vacation resort. It is small, quaint, but full of activities.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              4 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Beautiful cozy getaway, easy distance from Chicago

                                                              Dan M.

                                                              My family and I were looking for a quick, weekend getaway from Chicago and came across "The Hive" in South Haven. It's a great little house (I say little but it packs a lot within its walls!). It has are 3 dedicated bedrooms, 2 full bath, really comfortable living space and perfect little kitchen. It's about 2 blocks away from the beach and big playground for anyone traveling with kids.

                                                              Even when the weather turned on us a little during the weekend, the house has lots of games, movies, WiFi and cable, so we were never short of things to do. The owner is very responsive and a delight to work with. Highly recommend The Hive for anyone's trip to South Haven.

                                                              Great weekend getaway!

                                                              Carolee S.

                                                              This little house in South Haven was perfect for an unseasonably cold spring break in west Michigan. The convenience of being able to walk to the beach and pier as well as the downtown shops was wonderful. The kitchen is well equipped, everything was clean, and the wi-fi access worked well. The highlight was the outdoor hot tub - not sure how old it was, but it was perfect for relaxing in the freezing rain and snow... in April. Communication with the owner was timely and pleasant. Highly recommend this place!

                                                              Great home, well done!

                                                              phil e.

                                                              We had 2 families stay comfortably in this very well stocked house. The entire home is cozy and nicely redone. The kitchen has absolutely everything you could possibly need. There are also 2 bikes, beach chairs and other beach toys as well. And the basketball hoop was the boys' favorite. The hot tub and deck were super clean, with a nice yard as well. I would definitely stay at The Hive again. Very easy walk to the beach or town. The owner was fantastic to work with, no problems at all!

                                                              cute home - easy walk to beach and town!

                                                              Candice F.Chicago, IL

                                                              The house is super cute and the owner was great to work with! Very responsive! Easy walk to either the beach or town! close to all the action of South Haven!


                                                              South Haven, MI, USA

                                                              Location, Location, Location. South Haven is known for it's quaint, quiet, clean atmosphere. The beaches are vast and walkable. Millions of dollars of improvements to an already beautiful little town has made South Haven a must-see area. More improvements are being made every year.

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Damage Deposit

                                                              NOTE FOR SUMMER 2018 - SATURDAY TO SATURDAY RENTALS EXCEPT AROUND THE JULY 8-15 DATES PLEASE CALL FOR CLARIFICATION Note: refundable damage deposit is $500 for peak season renting only (7 days). Otherwise it is $250. Paypal certified 4TH OF JULY WEEK IS 2,700.00 SEE BELOW FOR SPECIAL PRICING Summer prices are higher than winter prices Please note that the prices on site do not reflect overall price: Summer Cleaning Fee ($200.00/week) Summer Refundable Damage Deposit ($500.00/week) Standard Cleaning Fee ($100.00) - minimum 2 days Standard Refundable Damage Deposit ($250.00) - minimum 2 days Holiday Rates - $250.00 per night (3 night minimum) includes Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Labor Day, Memorial Day Memorial Day weekend rates - $300.00 per night (plus cleaning and damage dep) 4th of July week rates = $2700.00 (plus cleaning and damage dep) Labor Day weekend - $300.00 per night Fri, Sat, Sun nights (plus cleaning and damage dep)

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                                                              For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                              Property # 459349