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The Haven: Family Friendly, Classy, Comfortable, Close to Downtown & South Beach

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:19
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Newly Renovated, Steps From Downtown, Spacious, Kid Friendly, 5 BR's, Great Rm

Purchased in October 2013, The Haven has undergone a total transformation and is now ready to delight and excite you. A PRIMO location, just 3 minutes walking distance from downtown restaurants, movies and shopping, 10 minutes walk to South Beach and Kids Korner, with features that include an:

• Open kitchen with new quartz counters, appliances, breakfast nook and sitting areas
• Open living room / dining room with all new furnishings and a 51” HDTV
• Four queen bedrooms (one with a twin sleeper sofa) that sleep up to 9 adults and a colorful bunk room that sleeps up to 10 young children. Newly created Great Room w/51” HDTV viewing area and a Game & Gallery space, including a PlayStation 4!
• [IMPORTANT NOTICE: The new South Haven short-term rental ordinance restricts the occupancy of the Haven to 14 persons over the age of 24 months, with no restrictions on children two years old or younger. We plan to abide by the regulations.]
• New laundry room with 2 washer / dryer sets
• Spacious refinished deck with piped gas grill and fire pit
• New furnishings throughout the entire house
• Gas fire pit, and more …

The intent of the extensive renovation was to create an environment that we or you would view as a 'Home Away from Home', delivering a high level of comfort and class, and we have done just that! The little touches that delight are everywhere: the artwork, the iconoclastic design of each bedroom, the vibrant colors in the Bunk Room. And we aren’t done yet! We plan to continue to step it up, based on feedback that we get from you.

We have no doubt that you will enjoy your experience at the Haven. Creating a “Home away from Home” is a high standard – we plan to meet and exceed it! See you at The Haven!


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 19
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 must include ID per rental agreement...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The Haven is set up for families with children. Great for multi-generational gatherings!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19, Beds for 19

  • Green Room: 1 queen

    1st floor cozy BR...moreless

  • Gray Room: 1 queen

    1st floor BR left off the quaint anteroom...moreless

  • Yellow Room: 1 queen

    2nd floor spacious sunny BR w/ huge walk-in closet....moreless

  • Blue Room: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    2nd floor spacious BR with sleep sofa and sitting area...moreless

  • Bunk Room: 3 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon, 3 bunk bed

    2nd fl: sleeps max 10 young children...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, outdoor shower

    1st floor accommodations include indoor and outdoor showers...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Gas fire pit


  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    PlayStation 2014 with Madden 2014, NBA 2K14, Spiderman 2, and Need For Speed. ...moreless

  • Games:

    Scrabble, Monopoly, cards + others...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Comcast Cable w/internet...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Two 51" hi-def Televisions with cable...moreless


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Walking

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining:

    Outdoor, Informal and Formal Dinning Areas....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 18 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Window units in all bedrooms plus kitchen...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    2 dryers...moreless

  • Garage:

    Garage for storage of gear, bikes, equipment, etc. No cars stored in garage....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided:

    10 beach towels provided. Bring your own additional beach towels. Shower towels are provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    2 washers...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Several courses within an hour drive...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Piped-in gas grill...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Water Sports Gear

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 5
from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Non-Peak, Non-Holiday
Aug 29 - Jun 3, 2017
2 night min stay
Peak Season
Jun 4 - Aug 26, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000


We require a three day minimum for Holiday weekends.

Booking is guaranteed once the terms of stay, deposit and copy of drivers license is provided.

Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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65 Miles
Nearest Airport
Grand Rapids
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Historical Clementine's and over 12 others
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Hawkshead, South Haven Golf Club
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Tello, Phoenix, Vineyard, and 10 others
30 Miles
Nearest Ski
Bittersweet Ski Resort
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
South Beach

Car: Not Necessary


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2013

About: After having visited South Haven since the 1980's when my kids were toddlers, we enjoyed visiting South Haven multiple times a year from our homes in Chicago and Detroit before decided to buy an 1860's vintage South Haven home in 2009. After extensive renovations, we now have a beautiful home, with landscaping that merited a slot on the SH Garden Tour in 2012.

Why South Haven, MI, USA:
We previously rented the Haven several times to accommodate family and friends who traveled to South Haven for large gatherings of family and friends at our home. While we also rented other properties, the Haven was the perfect rental for us, close to our home, the beach and downtown, it could handle large numbers of kids and adults comfortably and became the hang out spot for our guests who were staying at other properties. All of our guests loved the place, several commenting that they slept more soundly there than they had for weeks prior. When the previous owners decided to sell the house, we snapped it up with no hesitation. After four years of rentals, we are very pleased. We have received excellent reviews and feedback from our renters (we have a feedback form that we ask you to fill out) and we have stepped the Haven up every year. This past year, we invested in landscaping. including a new gas fire pit and several trees and bushes. The Haven is best suited for families with children. WE DO NOT RENT TO LARGE GROUPS OF ADULTS! Three years ago, a large group of 20-somethings rented the Haven for a two-day weekend, and they totally trashed the place. The damage far exceeded the $1,000 security deposit. It took us a couple of months to restore the Haven and it is now as beautiful and functional as when we first opened it. While the physical damage has been erased, the psychological damage lingers on, so please don't take offense if we take particular interest in the size and age composition of your group. Children who act like children we welcome with open arms. Adults who act like children, please look elsewhere. We look forward to your stay at The Haven!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
• 3 minute walk to Downtown • 10 minute walk to South Beach • Sleeps up to 19 (9 adults maximum and up to10 young children). The new South Haven rental ordinances specifies a non-adult as 2 years old or younger! • Newly renovated with all new furnishings • 2 51” HDTVs

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

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  • The Haven
423 Superior

    The Haven 423 Superior

  • Colorful Kitchen food prep, dining and desk

    Colorful Kitchen food prep, dining and desk

  • Kitchen sitting area

    Kitchen sitting area

  • The Owl!

    The Owl!

  • Dining / living room

    Dining / living room

  • 1st floor Green Room

    1st floor Green Room

  • 1st Floor Bath

    1st Floor Bath

  • 2nd Floor Blue Room: largest BR

    2nd Floor Blue Room: largest BR

  • 2nd Floor Bunk Room, sleeps up to 11 kids or 4 adults on bottom bunks only

    2nd Floor Bunk Room, sleeps up to 11 kids or 4 adults on bottom bunks only

  • Great Room w/51' HDTV

    Great Room w/51' HDTV

  • Saturday Farmer's Market

    Saturday Farmer's Market

  • Landscaped rear entry with outdoor shower on deck

    Landscaped rear entry with outdoor shower on deck

  • Kitchen dining area with breakfast nook

    Kitchen dining area with breakfast nook

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • 1st fl anteroom leading to Green + Gray bedrooms and bathroom

    1st fl anteroom leading to Green + Gray bedrooms and bathroom

  • 1st Floor Gray Room

    1st Floor Gray Room

  • 2nd Floor Yellow Room

    2nd Floor Yellow Room

  • 2nd Floor Blue Room Twin Sleeper Sofa

    2nd Floor Blue Room Twin Sleeper Sofa

  • Bunk Room

    Bunk Room

  • Gallery/Game room with African wildlife photos, game table + PlayStation 2014!!!

    Gallery/Game room with African wildlife photos, game table + PlayStation 2014!!!

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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