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Sparkling New in 2013, Few Blocks Walk To Everything, Immaculate Zen-Like home!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3bd, 2ba, 1400 sft home in town, walk to beach, bikes-hammock-firepit-outdrshowr

SUNDAY TO SUNDAY RENTAL DURING PEAK-PLEASE NOTE! “NamaStay of South Haven” is new to the rental market in 2013! The entire home has been gutted to the studs, fresh and sparkling for your vacation (original home built 1928)! Everything is new, top to bottom, inside and out, including all furnishings, from the dishes, to the drywall to the 2 decks! This spacious and well laid out, Zen like retreat is waiting for your group to experience. 3 blocks to town or kids corner, 4 blocks to the beach, the location is perfectly central to all S.Haven has to offer while affording privacy in a park like setting. Enjoy a lazy stroll into town for breakfast then load up the beach toys in the cart (all provided) and walk straight west 4 blocks until your toes hit the sand on the best stretch of South Beach in SoHa. Need to escape the world for a while? Read a book, practice yoga or meditate in the Annex off the master suite or on the secluded screened in porch. Feeling energetic? Grab one of the bicycles (provided) and pedal down the Kal-Haven Trail. Finish off the afternoon with a nap in the hammock in the shade while listening to the sound of the babbling brook, contemplating the insides of your eyelids. End the day with a dinner of fresh, local items from the phenomenal and extensive farmer’s market (3 blk walk), grilled and enjoyed on your private deck in your secluded yard with a dessert of s’mores around the fire pit. We have thought of everything so you don't need to think of anything while you are here...the ideal vacation. Leave your car in the driveway and your cares on the highway-you have arrived. Welcome Home to Pure Michigan Perfection!

Visit our other South Haven property at VRBO #820351-accomodates 8, fenced in yard, pet friendly!


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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About Shannon

We live in the Chicago area and have been vacationing in Michigan all our lives. We LOVE the beach! We think South Haven is the perfect spot, not too far but not too close either! The water is warm (thank you wind from the windy city), the beaches are clean and wide, the town is big without being too big and the people are friendly. We think we have found a piece of heaven here for our precious vacation time.

Shannon purchased this house in 2013

Why Shannon chose Southwest

We knew this was THE house the moment we walked in. The house was completely renovated to the studs in 2013. We added on the front porch and back deck, the gorgeous hand scraped flooring on the first floor and painted every wall in colors that spoke 'relax' to us, in a whisper, not a shout. The location is ideal, equal distance between town and beach with a wooded view for ultimate privacy and remote feeling, without being remote! We feel we have found a one of a kind gem and are super excited to share it with you!

What makes this house unique

We furnished the home with YOU in mind. You will not find a lot of knick knacks or clutter. There is space for your things so you can immediately make it your own. There is open space which gives your mind rest and the chance to slow down and go on vacation with your body! Our photos are current and descriptions are accurate-you need to know what you are getting for your vacation dollars so there is no bait and switch here leading to frustration and disappointment. We want repeat guests that care as much about this home as we do. Our home is truly your home and we hope you immediately feel that when you walk in the door the first time.


South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • First Floor Bath (Bath 2) - toilet , shower , Stone tile floor and shower, rain shower head.
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , Double sinks, stone tile floor and shower, rain shower head
  • All new (2013) both baths have a stone tile floor and shower as well as rain shower heads.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , The top floor is a master suite with a meditation room
    Guest Bed (Bedroom 2) - 1 queen , on 1st floor, Sealy plush queen bed
    Guest Bed (Bedroom 3) - 2 twin/ single , Twin with pop up twin trundle Sealy plush mattresses
  • Top floor is a huge master suite with meditation room, stone shower and double sinks. There is a landing with a chaise lounge and full size washer & dryer in the 2nd floor laundry room. All bedrooms have plush, brand new (2013) mattresses. Bedrooms 2 & 3 on first floor!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • 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
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We can provide anything you need from stocked or delivered groceries & firewood to stroller rental to in home massage therapy visits! You dream it, we make it come true! Let us know what you need! Keywords:Bike,Clean,Modern,Warm,Relax,Luxury,Gay,Lesbian,Friendly,Rent,Cottage,House,Home,Hotel,Inn,Resort,Equipped,Furnished,Beach,Lake,Sun,Sport,Town,Fun,Pet,Dog,Michigan,Coast,Southwest,vacation,week,spring,summer,fall,winter


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Sparkling New in 2013, Few Blocks Walk To Everything, Immaculate Zen-Like home!
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews

Perfect place!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED this house! It was in the perfect location between the beach and town. All the extras such as bikes, wagons, beach chairs, beach toys they provide for you make it even better! We rode the bikes everywhere. We only used the car one time in 5 days. The kitchen has everything you need and then some. All the bedrooms have great storage and plenty of room. We loved riding our bikes every night to the beach and watching the sunset. It was beautiful and different each night. Perfect way to end an amazing day! We are looking forward to booking this house again. Thanks again for sharing your home with us! :)

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint and well-equipped little house!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. We spent a long weekend here (2 couples + one baby + one dog) and thoroughly enjoyed it! The house was well maintained, clean and very well equipped. We loved taking advantage of the bikes, fireplace, outdoor patio, beach chairs, bags game and other goodies. We were more than pleasantly surprised at how well this house worked for our 8 month old...there was even a bike trailer for little ones, a bumbo seat and a kids bath tub! Only a few blocks from downtown and the lake - a very pleasant stroll. Great stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the nice review Cheryl! We are so happy you stayed with us and hope you do again. Thank you for taking such good care of our home during your stay!
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Wonderful Stay in South Haven!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year renting this house, and we had another wonderful experience. The owners had everything ready and clean for us upon arrival, and we had a wonderful week in South Haven as always. They have everything you need - including things for the beach - beach chairs, beach umbrella, a rolling cart to bring everything to the beach, etc.

It's such a cozy, comfortable house, so despite not having the best weather, we had a great time just hanging out in the living room on the comfortable couch, reading, relaxing, watching TV, etc. Their Wifi is great, and TV options are great too.

We will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Juliana-we are so glad we got the chance to meet you this time around! You have an adorable family that we would love to host again and again! Thanks so much for coming back to us :)
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Comfortable and well-stocked for all ages; great location

  • 5 of 5

NamaStay was perfect for our week-long getaway. We had five people in the house: 2 grandparents, 2 parents, 1 child (9 y.o.) and also 2 small dogs (half the week).

Three of us had come from across the country, so we had to pack light. The grandparents were local, so they could bring more. The house is well-stocked for family groups spanning generations and including dogs. We arranged to have our first groceries on the house on our arrival (so nice!). The home is lovely, well-maintained, and in a great location: handy to beach and town.

We cook a lot and my wife is a pretty serious chef, so we did bring a few kitchen supplies and had to supplement a few things during our stay. The kitchen is well-equipped but not quite ready for gourmet cooking. Key items that we provided for ourselves: chef's knife, paring knife, and non-stick fry pan. The kitchen has a full set of knives, but we're committed to our sharp ones. We used the grill several times and it was great. We enjoyed having a blender and chopper, in addition to good appliances throughout.

As noted in the description, the house does not include beach towels, so bring your own. I'm a very picky sleeper, and I found the upstairs bed & pillows (where my wife and I slept) adequate but not great.

Compared to other vacation rental homes we have had, this was in superior condition. We were sad to leave.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Weston-glad everyone enjoyed their stay! Also glad we were able to arrange the grocery delivery for you-one less task to take care of during your vacation! Thanks for the nice review-we loved hosting your family get together! Shannon & Donna
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Great once again

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Shannon & Donna's place for the second straight year, and it did not disappoint. Extremely cute place; decorated wonderfully, and you basically don't have to want for anything - its all there. Short walk or quick drive to the beach and also downtown makes it very convenient. This is our second year at their place, as I indicated, and our 14th year in South Haven. It remains my favorite place even with past rentals being beach/water view. They take great care of their place and you really feel you get an excellent value for your money. Past rentals; not so much. Thanks again Shannon and Donna. Glad Pam had a chance to meet you - sorry I was holding down the fort on South Beach.

Douglas Tepper

St. Louis, MO

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Doug & Pam-you guys are great! We were so happy to meet Pam and the girls and drove by the house many, many times hoping to catch you out and about to have a chance to say such luck! Next time? We would love to have your wonderful family back, any time! Shannon & Donna
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this property. It had everything that was needed plus more and was within walking distance to everything. We would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Christine-so glad you stayed with us and hope you come back again!!! Shannon & Donna
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
South Haven Regional
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Brix Corner Oven
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Hawkshead Links
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Amtrak Bangor MI
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
South Beach
Car: not necessary

South Haven has it all! A huge expanse of clean, public beach, shopping, restaurants, wineries and the Kal Haven trail for hiking or biking. The best sunsets you can imagine, every night, free! The Waterfront Film Festival, Harborfest, Blueberry Festival, 4th of July fireworks and parade, Arts & Crafts Festival just to name a few 'must do's in beautiful South Haven!



Rates & Availability

South Haven House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Jun 18 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
4th July
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Blueberry Fest
Aug 6 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Late Summer 2017
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed. Summer is weekly rental only, Sunday-Sunday to allow a full weekend in South Haven for you and your group. Check in time is 3PM, Check out is 10AM. 2016 holiday weeks add on $250/week surcharge for Harborfest, 4th of July, Blueberry Fest, Labor Day


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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