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Ready for your 2018 vacation!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Victoria McIntyre
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 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

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.


South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Read and follow mandatory City "Good Neighbor" policy posted in home.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
  • Master bath downstairs - Granite counter top, large shower Upstairs bath - shower, small tub
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
South Haven is a premier vacation resort. It is small, quaint, but full of activities.


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(7 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews

South Haven is a must visit location

  • 5 of 5

First time to South Haven. What a great place! And the house/location made the trip so much better!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

The rental house and neighborhood were so quaint and cute! This was our first time in South Haven and we loved it. The beaches were very clean and easily accessible. We wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property is cute, however...

  • 3 of 5

This is a lovely little home. The three bedrooms are roomy and the bathrooms are nice. I had two issues though. The let-out couch was extremely uncomfortable and should not be advertised as a place to sleep. Same for the bottom bunk bed. Also, there are ants everywhere. I found them in my belongings and crawling on me at night. If the owners take care of the ant problem and put more comfortable mattresses in the sleeping quarters, I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cozy getaway, easy distance from Chicago

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great home, well done!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Train
35 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaningfee $100
Refundable damage deposit $250

Note: refundable damage deposit is $500 for peak season renting only (7 days). Otherwise it is $250.
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4TH OF JULY WEEK IS 2,700.00
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)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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