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

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Rents Sunday to Sunday. Steps to the beach! Only $4500 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
Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About The Owner

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!

The Owner purchased this house in 2013

Why The Owner chose South Haven

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!


South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please read our attached rental contract for information regarding our cancellation policy.
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 12
  • 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 ...
  • 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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(7 traveler reviews)

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Spacious Vacation Home and Only 1/2 block to the Beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Perfect for multiple families with young kids!

  • 5 of 5

Our large party of 6 adults and 5 kids had a blast staying here. We could walk over to the park or the beach multiple times a day and were just a short drive or long walk from downtown. The owners and helpers are fantastic and went out of their way to meet our needs by finding and bringing over a booster seat and safety gate. Loved this home and will be staying here again for sure!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay. We work hard to make sure each guest gets the attention they need.
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Arlington heights

Sunset viewing from the front porch

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved this beautiful home. We vacationed here from August 12 through the 20th. There was plenty of room for everyone and space to go hang out if you just wanted to relax with a good book.

We had wonderful dinners on the back patio, then found our way to the front porch to see the spectacular sunsets.

The kids enjoyed the park across the street and it was a quick walk to the blue stairs onto South Beach.

Meryl was great to work with, and the cleaning crew was fabulous. The house was very clean and uncluttered.

We really appreciated the water and candy upon our arrival. It was a nice welcoming gift.

We brought our bikes from home so it was great to take bike rides through the neighborhood and ride into town which is close by.

We will be back again next year as a family.

Thanks for opening your house to us.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a week long family get together in this South Haven vacation home. It was ideal for our stay of 11 people. Spacious, comfortable, tastefully decorated and completely furnished with everything we needed. Steps away from the beach, city park, and downtown - absolutely beautiful sunsets from the front porch! The owners definitely make it a home away from home! A 5-star rating from us!!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Indianapolis, Indiana

Perfect location and plenty of comfortable space!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot for wonderful family memories. This was our second stay at this home and it was even better then we remembered. Being across the street from the park and a short 1/2 block from the beach is amazing. 7 adults and 5 children ages 2-7 and everyone had everything they needed. The owner was wonderfully helpful- and Meryl who manages the property is always so nice and greets guests on arrival for a quick intro/tour of the house. Our entire family repeated over and over how perfect this home is for a relaxing vacation in South Haven. We hope to return soon! Thanks for sharing this house!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Fun weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I visited South Haven last fall and absolutely loved it. I planned a weekend getaway for us, our kids and their families. They had a wonderful time and plan to come back to spend more time in South Haven. This house met all of our needs plus some. It is very clean and maintain exceptionally. It is in a great location and was about a 10 min walk to downtown and a small walk to the beach. There were 6 adults and 7 kids ranging from 15 to 8 months and this house was more than spacious enough that we did not feel overcrowded. I would strongly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your wonderful review. The owners worked hard to make sure the home was perfect for the guests. We hope to see you back soon. We do weekends in the fall!
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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: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 2018! 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning non refundable $250

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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