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Beautiful family friendly home. Biking distance from beaches and downtown!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 3.5 Baths in a country setting. Can sleep 15 Rents from Fri to Fri.

This home was made for FAMILIES! Our South Haven Retreat was built in 2000 as a gathering place for our extended family and friends. Situated in a private setting close to town and Lake Michigan, it offers peace and quiet, but is only minutes from all the action….truly the BEST of BOTH worlds!

This 5,000 square foot home has spacious rooms on 3 levels that all ages can enjoy. The upstairs features 2 bedrooms that share a bath with a combination tub and shower, a master bedroom with a bath that features a garden tub and a separate shower, plus a loft with a small tv and futon sleeper. The main level has a large living room, a dining room and well equipped kitchen that are open to each other, a ½ bath, an office that can be used as an additional sleeping area, a breezeway and a full size laundry room. The lower level, has a bedroom, a full bath with whirlpool tub and separate shower, an exercise area, a recreational area with ping pong and foosball tables, an entertainment center with surround sound and a 65 inch television. Plenty of movies and a popcorn machine complete the fun! WIFI and cable are available throughout the house.

As comfortable as the house is, the outside spaces are what make this property truly unique. The open backyard easily accommodates a volleyball net and a variety of other yard games. The extensive driveway offers a place to ride bikes, skateboard, shoot baskets, get artistic with sidewalk chalk, etc. Plus there is PLENTY OF PARKING!!! The large, welcoming front porch is a perfect place to enjoy shade on a hot summer day. The multi level back deck is a favorite spot for sun bathing by day and dining at night. The BBQ grill, built in benched seating and deck swing make entertaining a breeze! Later in the evening, light the torches and enjoy star gazing around the fire pit in the backyard garden area.

Our South Haven Retreat’s convenient location is just minutes from downtown and all that it offers. Plus, there are several beaches within a 2 mile radius, including beautiful Van Buren State Park. Pilgrim Haven Nature Preserve is within walking distance. The newly completed biking trail that runs right into town is ¼ mile away. One of the area’s most popular UPick Blueberry farms is right next door! The advantages of this location are too numerous to list, they must be experienced. Bring YOUR family and discover them all.

More Details

Property Manager
Rod & Valerie Sievers
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 28, 2018


South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Max. adults: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Remove shoes in carpeted area's.
  • Rinse beach sand off outdoors.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main Level 1/2 Bath - toilet
    Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Upstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lower Level Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Upstairs Bedroom 1 (master) - 1 queen
    Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Upstairs Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Lower Level Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Upstairs Sleep Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa Sleeper with linens provided
    Main Level Sleep Space - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Screened off additonal sleep space with TV
    Lower Level Sleep Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful family friendly home. Biking distance from beaches and downtown!
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
Columbus, OH

Beautiful Home for Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home & location w great lower level w ping pong & foosball tables & theater, close to beach access. Had a wonderful week with all our family!!😊�

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Haslett, Michigan

Great family vacation house!!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in the house from July 14 to July 21, 2017. This house looks just like the pics, but the pics don't really show how roomy a place it is. Our family of 7 adults and 5 children (ages 2-9 yrs old) was very comfortable with plenty of room to spare. The bedrooms were spacious and all had queen beds (one with a futon perfect for a child). Other sleeping options included a pullout bed in it's own space and two futons (one upstairs and one on the ground floor). The house is very well equipped with everything you need for day-to-day activities, plus lots of extras (including loads of children's games, books, etc). Everyone enjoyed the big ground floor game area and theater room (stocked with hundreds of movies). We also spent a lot of time on the multi-level deck (with a porch swing the kids loved) and patio (with fire pit), and the huge yard was perfect for games. There is ample parking and a nice advantage is having a double garage to store beach equipment. We loved having onsite laundry facilities, and a second full refrigerator/freezer in the garage was a terrific asset. The kitchen is large and very well stocked with cookware, utensils and serving dishes.

A minor negative was sometimes unreliable water pressure with consecutive showers.

The house is not within walking distance of a swimming beach, but beaches are less than 10 minutes away by car. Nearby beaches are good for sunset viewing and hunting for rocks and sea glass (we hauled a lot out of the lake!).

Thanks, Rod and Valerie, for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, large, clean and fully equipped home

  • 5 of 5

This home was truly amazing! We had our family get together here with 20 people (including small children) and there was enough space for us all. The yard is gorgeous there is tonnes of floor space, the kitchen and dining room are large, and everything you need is there. The town of south haven is very quaint, the beach was great and their 4th of July fireworks were incredible! Would definitely recommend for anyone looking for a family getaway or just wanting a place to relax.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful home, great location!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying at this beautiful, well-equipped home. We couldn't have asked for a better setting. The house is extremely clean and well kept, and the double decks, fire pit area, and yard were perfect for our families. The house is so convenient to South Haven, and all other activities, including berry picking, beach fun, and great restaurants and shopping. The previous reviewer said it best! We'll be back again next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved this yellow house and hope to come back

  • 5 of 5

This large, wonderful home is clean and well maintained and I would definitely recommend it to friends! It can accommodate 15 (or more) comfortably and worked well for our family with ages ranging from 6 to 92 yrs. The yard is a large wooded lot with gorgeousl old trees, beautiful landscaping; flowers surrounding the house. We ended up in the yard often; kids liking the basketball hoop, bag throw, frisbee and just playing tag. Lake Michigan is close (but not visible from the house) and easily accessed by a 5-10 minute car or bike ride, in either direction. Yard has comfortable deck, seating and firepit which we used frequently--It rained for us so the kids used the basement often--entertainment center, ping pong table, many games, DVDs, as well as a small workout area! We cooked every nite as the kitchen and living room are large and comfy--The owners and the property manager are both friendly and available if needed-- we did not have any complaints as the place is well taken care of. Also-- conveniently there is plenty of parking which I loved! Overall I'd say this place is pretty much perfect and we will be returning again next year, if possible-we had a wonderful time!!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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South Haven Lighthouse
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-96 exit 18 is exactly 1 mile away!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $300

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.