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Close To Downtown, Short Drive To Beach

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms, One First Floor; 2 Full Baths

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.


Owner
Richard Riggs
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

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 Southwest

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.

Map

Nearest Train
10 Miles
Bangor Michigan
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I 196/US 31 north of I 94
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
A wide variety of options in downtown S. Haven
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
South Beach near the lighthouse
Car: necessary

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.

Amenities

South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , First floor Master bedroom w/ en suite bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , Sleeps four; 1 queen, 1 daybed w/ trundle
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 full-sized bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Sleeps four; 2 twin beds & 1 set of bunk beds
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
A wagon is available for walks around the neighborhood, to the beach, or to the Farmer's Market held on Saturdays during the Summer season.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Close To Downtown, Short Drive To Beach
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 44 reviews
5

Second time here..loved it each time. Very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Can walk to beach thru downtown and window shop as you go...fun..fun...fun ❤

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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4

Large house, super close to downtown

  • 4 of 5

The house was perfect- enough room for everyone to have a bed and plenty of room in the common areas (living room, kitchen, etc.)!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing location! Close to town!

  • 4 of 5

We went for blueberry fest. It was super convenient and we were able to walk to many places. There were 11 of us total. Plenty of room for everyone! Would definitely stay again! Richard was able to answer any questions I had during the booking process.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spacious and well located

  • 5 of 5

Great stay! Easy walk to downtown south haven. And walkable to water with some time. Clean and well appointed. Kids loved bunk beds. Only thing we had to go out and get was our own soap. :) would come again, thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great house. Certainly roomy enough for our family.

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. House had all the amenities for a comfortable visit. Loved the close proximity to downtown South Haven and the beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful, relaxing place near town

  • 5 of 5

The home was immaculate and many amenities were provided. There were 6 of us and we had lots of room. We walked to town and even to the beach, it is easy access to other attractions and groceries. There are two porches to sit and enjoy the outdoors. We would use this rental again.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200

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.