One first floor bedroom, with adjoining full bath. 3 bedrooms upstairs and full bath with balcony overlooking downstairs kitchen and conversation area. A deck in the back with a gas grill and patio dining set is available, a traditional front porch greets visitors. Off-street parking for 4 cars.
- House2400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 - 7 nights
4 Bedrooms, One First Floor; 2 Full Baths
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 17, 2018
About Richard Riggs
I grew up in Southeast Michigan near Ann Arbor and went to school at Michigan State. After a number of years away I returned to live in my family home, an 1873 farmhouse where my great grandfather cleared the land. I have enjoyed the updates and remodeling that comes with the vintage of the house, but mostly appreciate the park-like setting in the area.
Richard Riggs purchased this House in 2013
Why Richard Riggs chose South Haven
I have enjoyed many trips to the Lake Michigan beaches and enjoyed the serenity of the water, dunes and breezes. The ability to observe the sunsets over the water with feet in the sand and to hear waves come ashore is an especially relaxing moment. To do so in an area which is notable for blueberries and close to other great shore communities a short drive away was particularly appealing to me. I hope you will come to appreciate this environment, as well! There are seasonal events and activities to enjoy from festivals for film and blueberry lovers, as well as year-round benefits of hiking and biking.
What makes this House unique
The proximity to the beach and lighthouse was an attraction to the area, and this house offered a great open floor-plan which will allow people to stay engaged and appreciate time together. A bicycle store is around the corner if you wish to rent bikes for a trip around town or down the Kal Haven trail. There are unique shops in South Haven and a short drive takes you to the Saugatuck community for even more shopping with a creative, artistic emphasis.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great house and nice location
We rented the house for 9 people. House had plenty of room and was clean and neat. Enough room for all to sit around the large table and enjoy meals together
There were ample amenities and little extras. All beds were extremely comfortable. Location was close to all the downtown shops and a short walk to the beach. The only glitch was that the internet and cable tv would not work. Richard worked hard with the cable supplier (Comcast) to correct the problem but they couldn't correct without a service call and didn't have an open date until after we were gone. That being said, I still would highly recommend this property.
Clean and comfortable
10 minute walk to downtown. 25 minute walk to South beach with kids. Great Farmer's Market 8 minutes away. House was clean and roomy. Large kitchen table and solid chairs. Some cushions would have made them more comfortable. A couple extra frying pans would have been great. There is only one. We brought an electric griddle, a frying pan and a crockpot, so we were set. The outdoor grill was very hard to light. We loved the house, and enjoyed our stay.
Excellent for a large Family!
Here is what is great about the property...
* Super clean and ready on arrival
* Good communication with owner...clear instructions for arrival and departure
* Great location within walking easy walking distance of downtown (3 blocks) and about 1 mile or less from the beaches, parks, bike trail, Meijers, Walmart, etc.
* Well stocked with supplies for preparing meals
* Huge table in kitchen so we could eat and play games together
* Well appointed bedrooms with a kids bunk room that our little ones loved
* Two family rooms/sitting areas side by side in an open concept so we could all chat
* Two decks/porches (one out front...loud due to traffic) and one our back
The only negative may be the traffic noise out front. Phoenix is a fairly busy road but it wasn't much of a problem for us.
We hope to stay again!
Loved it! Well stocked. Could have used another skillet. We had a great time!
This home was perfect for our bachelorette party of 12. The home is very spacious, clean, and close to downtown that has many activities to offer! We could not have picked a better place to celebrate our bride’s send off! I highly recommend Richard Riggs and his properties.
Great location, Cute house
This house was PERFECT for us - we had 11 women stay for a long weekend. There was plenty of room for us all to hang out, the bathrooms were big enough for us to share while getting ready, and the walk into town was really easy and short. Everything was clean and as expected. There is a good amount of parking which was really helpful. Everything was well stocked and ready for us when we arrived.
The AC didn't seem to work but we didn't really need it as it cooled down at night and we didn't spend much time there during the day. We also couldn't get the Bluetooth speaker to work for playing music but we brought our own so no big deal. I'm assuming that these will be fixed soon as they seem to take really good care of the property!
Richard was quick to respond when I had a question about Check in/Check out time. Overall we were VERY happy with our stay and a couple of the ladies expressed interest in renting for their families in the future.
The South Haven area is historic as a maritime center. It still offers boaters a great marina setting with docking just a short walk to downtown. The beach is beautiful with a new children's play area and lovely sunsets. There are a variety of recreational opportunities including nearby golf courses, and summer rentals for water sports. The Kal Haven linear State Park is a hiking and biking trail starting from the beach area and proceeding into rural SW Michigan. As a starting point for regional exploring this property is a mile from the highway allowing an interesting visit to the Saugatuck/Douglas and Holland areas.