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Premier location, Wonderful Victorian, Extra-Large Yard!. 25% off in June!

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,160 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 BR, 3 full baths, unbeatable location close to town and beach.

This charming +100 year-old Victorian home is located in desirable South Beach. It is two blocks from downtown South Haven and four short blocks from the main beach entrance. A major renovation of the house was just completed.

The kitchen and dining room were expanded and completely redone. You'll find everything you need in the new, large kitchen, and enough room for multiple chefs.. The kitchen has a large wall blackboard for the artist in your group, and a direct pass-through window to the BBQ. The dining room table seats +14. The large, sunny living room has plenty of seating, a flat-screen TV and a gas fireplace.

The first-floor bedroom has a queen bed and a new ensuite bathroom (the bathroom has a second door opening to the front hallway so that it also serves as a first-floor powder room). Also located on the first floor is a tiny hall bedroom with a twin bed -- close the door on one side, the drapes at the other, and you're ready for bed!

Upstairs, the Purple and Orange Bedrooms each have a queen bed. The Purple Bedroom has a newly redecorated ensuite bathroom (the bathroom has a second door opening to the hallway so that it can be shared). Flexible sleeping arrangements are provided in “the Dorm," with two bunk beds (one bunk is a triple) and a queen bed. There is a new large, full bathroom on the second floor with a big shower and double sinks to easily accommodate a crowd..

The outdoor space is superlative. The house is set on a double lot, so the yard is unusually large for South Beach, and features a badminton/volleyball set, fire pit, hammock, and basketball area. It is beautifully landscaped with oak leaf hydrangeas, catmint, grasses, lilacs, wegelia, and more.

You can enjoy the outdoors in a variety of ways here. The front porch is seasonally screened or closed in. Off the dining room is a large patio/deck with BBQ, dining area, and hand shower. The patio table has a tiltable umbrella for shade protection during the day, and two super-comfortable benches; with side chairs the table can accommodate 12 people. We also have a small kiddie table with benches.

For the most part, during High Season the property is only rented weekly. However, there are a few weeks each summer which are available Monday-Friday only. MONDAY-FRIDAY RENTALS ARE DISCOUNTED- please contact Owner.

A/C and high-speed internet (complementary).

Check-in is at 4:00; check-out is at 10:00. Cancellation is allowed despite what is set in the VRBO text -- see our rental agreement.

THIS HOUSE CAN BE RENTED AS PART OF A FAMILY COMPOUND FOR ONLY TWO WEEKS DURING THE HIGH SEASON -- See http://www.vrbo.com/800039

TO RENT OUR SMALLER HOME, PLEASE SEE http://www.vrbo.com/667046

More Details

Owner
Elaine Soble
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 15, 2017

Why Elaine Soble chose Southwest

We bought this lovely 100-year-old Victorian charmer for its superb location and extremely spacious yard. The house is located just two blocks to town and four short blocks to the main entrance to the South Beach. We furnished it simply and comfortably. The huge yard is beautifully landscaped and offers plenty of room for football and sunbathing. It was designed to be a real family home for both our family and our guests..

What makes this house unique

THIS HOUSE CAN BE RENTED AS PART OF A LARGE FAMILY COMPOUND WITH THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR -- See http://www.vrbo.com/800039

TO RENT OUR SMALLER HOME AROUND THE CORNER, PLEASE SEE http://www.vrbo.com/667046

Amenities

South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2160 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , All-new bathroom on second floor
    Outdoor shower - shower , hand held shower on deck, esp for after the beach!
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , All-new bathroom on first floor, connects to BR.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , large, redone bathroom on second floor
  • All bathrooms are stocked with plenty of thick towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Orange Bedroom - 1 queen , smaller bedroom on second floor
    Dorm Room - 1 queen , 2 bunk bed , large second-floor BR; one bunk has 3 beds, the other has 2
    Purple Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Comfortably sized bedroom on second floor
    First-floor Bedroom - 1 queen , Comfortable bedroom with en suite bath/powder room
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , TINY!! Just big enough for the bed; located in small hall
  • There is a nice, thick/double topped queen size air mattress on site for two people to sleep on. All linens are provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Premier location, Wonderful Victorian, Extra-Large Yard!. 25% off in June!
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
5

Great Place in South Haven MI

  • 5 of 5

I was really impressed with this property for a family get away. Great location. Near the beach but not crowded. Close to restaurants yet quiet. Beautiful house totally updated yet cozy. A perfect place for a family get away....

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome house, great location!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home, right in the heart of South Haven. It is within walking distance to the town, beach, parks, and riverfront. The house has recently been renovated, and has a gorgeous new kitchen and three new bathrooms. There is also a great screened in porch and a back deck with a large grill. We had a big family gathering at the house, including children and seniors, and everyone had a fantastic time.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous rental!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home, kitchen is a dream. Yard is so special. Location is amazing -- two seconds to beach and town.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A REALLY GREAT STAY

  • 5 of 5

Pros:

The location was perfect. On a quiet street very close to downtown and the beach. Both are in walking distance although with 5 children under 4 we usually opted for the drop off option at the beach. The house was roomy and very comfortable with a great yard. The house was clean and nice and our correspondence with the owners was always prompt and helpful. I give it 5 stars.

Cons:

The day we arrived it was in the high 90's and the air conditioning was off and the upstairs was quite uncomfortable the first evening since it's a large house and takes a while to cool. I realize this is a little difficult for hosts who have cleaning services address preparations for guests and weather is not something easy to control from a distance but it is something simply addressed for the future.

Typically we as a group would do a lot of cooking as a communal activity but this particular rental is during the week only with the owners living there during the weekends. Since the owners had their own belongings in the kitchen there was not much room for us to bring in refridgerated items to cook. We had to adapt as this has never happened with other rentals we have rented in the past. I might suggest some sort of additional information in the overview to address the kitchen situation. Our cooks in the group suggested that an additional shelving storage unit and an additional refridgerator/freezer for guest usage would solve this issue.

This being said, as you read this review, keep in mind it takes longer to explain issues than it does to say how much we enjoyed this house. Despite these couple of things I would say it has been one of the best houses we have rented in South Haven.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry this guest did not contact me at once -- I could have had the cleaning problems corrected immediately. The cleaning crew should have emptied and cleaned both refrigerators and the pantry shelf as part of their regular routine, and should not have turned off the A/C. This cleaning service no longer works for us..
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5

Second time renters!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this location so much, that we cam back for more... This house is a vacationer's dream... especially if you have a large family, or if you are planning a family reunion. The location is ideal, 4 blocks away from the beach and a couple blocks away from downtown shopping and dining.

The backyard was an ideal place for the kids to play, the older kids loved playing volleyball and basketball, the younger ones played in the kiddie pool, and ran around the huge enclosed yard. The adults enjoyed the patio, the hammock, and the fire pit...

This time we had friends rent the other house on the property and it allowed us to have a great time with even more people...

I highly recommend this rental, Elaine was a pleasure working with!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Solid location with huge yard great for entertaining groups of family & friends

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 16 young professionals looking for a week to reunite and relax in South Haven before the summer crowds arrived. The house is well-maintained and has great spaces for entertaining, including a large family room and huge yard. We were able to have grilling, volleyball, and several other lawn games going on concurrently, so this is perfect if you're looking for an active weekend. Both the South Beach and town are less than 10 minutes away by foot, so it's ideally located. The owner, Elaine, was responsive and hospitable throughout the process, even offering us an early arrival because the house's scheduled allowed. Would definitely recommend to rent here!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Black River Tavern and 4 more!
Nearest Train
10.9 Miles
Bangor, MI (Amtrak Station)
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Clementine's, Maria's and 11 more!
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
South Haven Public Beach
Car: not necessary

Located in highly desirable South Beach area, a few minute's walk to town and the beach.

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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
 
High Season
Jun 16 2017 - Aug 17 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
Off-Peak Fall
Aug 18 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$525
 
 
July 4
Jun 29 2018 - Jul 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$5,000
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
$525
 

Additional information about rental rates

Service Fee $100
Cleaning Fee $175
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

THIS HOME CAN BE RENTED WITH VRBO #644788,THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR WITH AN ADJOINING YARD, TO FORM A COMPOUND THAT SLEEPS +25. CONTACT PROPERTY MANAGER FOR DETAILS.

WE ACCEPT PAYPAL, CREDIT CARDS OR CHECK subject to service fee above.
Holidays include Memorial Day, Harbor Fest, 4th of July, Blueberry Fest, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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