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Spacious Vacation Home and Only 1/2 block to the Beach!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

Rents Sunday to Sunday. Steps to the beach! Only $4200 per week!

Rented Sunday to Sunday, this 1960's-style home has recently been totally transformed inside and out into a spacious, charming and modern vacation getaway. Having one of the best locations on South Beach, this lake house is only a half block from the award-winning beach and is directly across the street from Kids Corner, a large children's playground and ball field. As an added bonus, you will enjoy an easy walk to the famous lighthouse pier, marina and South Haven's delightful downtown. With 5 bedrooms, (including two spacious master bedrooms) and 3 1/2 baths, this home comfortably accommodates 13. It's the perfect summer retreat that offers something for everyone--a place to relax, to have fun and to create memories.

On the outside...Begin and end your days on the brand new expansive front patio or the new second floor wrap-around deck. Both offer a wonderful gathering place with unobstructed, fabulous views of the lake and South Haven's breathtaking sunsets. There's also a large backyard for playtime plus a charcoal grill and eating space for the perfect summer barbeque experience. Both front and back yards are enhanced by beautiful landscape design.

On the inside...An open floor plan creates an easy flow from room-to-room which is particularly necessary for bigger groups. With distinctive beach and lake-themed touches throughout, this home screams 'vacation'! The newly remodeled, roomy kitchen and dining area are fully equipped for those days and nights you decide to eat in. A huge family room awaits those who want to watch TV, play a game (provided) or read a book from the collection supplied. There's also a full basement with a TV and pool table for those that want their own space. Bedrooms are furnished with new beds and each has its own beach personality.

Whether inside or outside, this home boasts all the amenities necessary to truly call this 'A Great Lake House'. Call us today and experience it for yourself.

More Details

Property Manager
Meryl & Don Greene
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2017

About Meryl & Don Greene

Gary and Nancy Gage

Although they live in Chicago most of the year, Gary and Nancy discovered South Haven eight years ago and literally fell in love with it upon first sight. Gary grew up in New Jersey and had fond memories of going to 'the shore' every summer. When he first saw the expanse of the beach and shoreline of South Haven, it brought him back to those summers at the shore.

They purchased their first South Haven property in the South Beach area and have always considered that decision to be one of the best they ever made for their family. By the way, if you see someone in town feeding a golden retriever black cherry ice cream, it's the owners and their dog, Joey! Take a minute and say hello -- they would love to meet you!

Meryl & Don Greene purchased this house in 2013

Why Meryl & Don Greene chose Southwest

Gary and Nancy purchased this property since it was just a stone's throw from their family retreat. With a growing family, it was a perfect place for the overflow of relatives and a wonderful way to introduce the wonders of South Haven to others.

What makes this house unique

A Great Lake House offers many unique benefits to renters. The home is roomy and welcoming at the same time. The sunset views from the upper deck or the front patio are amazing. Each night brings you a new photo opportunity.

Having the beach just steps away is so convenient; you might even want to come up from the beach for lunch. A beautiful stroll or bike ride along the lake and the Black River leads you into downtown South Haven where great restaurants, quaint shops, and a wonderful farmers market await you. Park your car for the week and you will never have to move it!


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Spacious Vacation Home and Only 1/2 block to the Beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Indianapolis, Indiana

Go and relax!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say thanks enough to the owners and manager of this wonderful home! My family spent the week playing and cooking and just hanging out- the house is well equipped and we found everything we needed already there. Bedding and towels are plentiful and look brand new, as do the dishes and kitchen utensils/equipment. Meryl met us at the door on arrival and showed us around, which was great! The one time we needed to call her about something at the house during our week, she was kind and so very prompt- we didn't have to give it a second thought! The pictures don't do justice to how well the house is set up!!! In the evenings we put the kids/grandkids to bed and parked on the wonderful front porch for amazing sunsets over the lake and chats. This location cannot be beat- the playground at kids corner is right at your front door and the big blue steps to the beach are so close we easily walked back and forth during beach days just to grab another cold coke from the house or more beach toys. We took three kids (ages 3,5, and almost 6) and even tiny legs did just great on the short trip! Then at lunch and dinner we whipped up meals for 10 and all sat around the big table with plenty of room to spare. The nice grassy backyard is perfect for playing games and throwing around beach balls- we left 3 behind in hopes that others have as much fun as we did batting them around and making up games! - I know I came back home after the week rested and refreshed and loving Lake Michigan even more!!! We hope to rent this wonderful home again in the future. Thank you again for the hospitality!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location and family friendly

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home in late July for a family get-together with our children and grandchildren. The location was perfect for us--a very short walk to the beach and across the street from a great park. We all loved sitting out on the front porch and being able to see the water from there as well as some lovely sunsets. The house itself was very clean and was well equipped for our week's stay. As the senior members of the group, we claimed the new master bedroom and bath on the first floor. It gave us a quiet place away from the younger early risers! Our younger kids enjoyed the pool table in the basement when they had had enough time at the beach. We all enjoyed making the walk into South Haven along the river--even our 4 year old made it without complaints. We were very pleased with this rental and would love to rent it again!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review. The owners have worked hard to make your vacation experience at "A Great Lake House" special. I am glad that the personal touches they offer helped make your week enjoyable.
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Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Hawkshead Links
Nearest Beach
South Beach is less than a block away!

We are starting to book up! Don't miss your chance! Great pricing for 2014! A Great Lake House is in the perfect location! Just a half block to public beach, easy walk to town and right across the street is Kids Corner offering a wooden play structure, picnic area and baseball field.


Rates & Availability

South Haven House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season
Sep 6 2016 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 4 2017 - Aug 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning non refundable $250
Tax Rate 6.0%

Please call us for more information on payment terms. 269-906-1031

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.
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South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 1st floor guest - toilet
    2nd Floor Master - toilet , combination tub/shower
    2nd Floor - toilet , tub , shower
    1st Floor Master - toilet , shower , Walk in shower with grab bars
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • 2nd Floor Master - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    First Floor Master - 1 queen
    Seaside Slumber - 1 queen
    Beachy Keen! - 2 twin/ single
    Ships Ahoy! - 4 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • 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
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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