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Premier location/Wonderful House with Super Yard!

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


About the property

4 BR, 3 baths, unbeatable location close to town and beach. Rent M-F or weekly

This charming 100 year-old Victorian home is located in the desirable South Beach area of South Haven. It is only two blocks from South Haven's lively downtown and four short blocks from the main entrance to South Beach. This is our family house, so you'll find everything you need to feel right at home.

The house is being renovated, on track to be ready by May 1, 2017. The kitchen and dining room are both being expanded and completely redone. A new en suite, master bath/powder room is being added on the first floor. On the second floor, a new large bathroom is being added, and the existing bath improved.

The large first-floor bedroom is wonderful for older family members. Also on the first floor is a very tiny bedroom. Upstairs, the Purple and Orange Bedrooms each have a queen bed. Flexible sleeping arrangements are provided in "'the dorm," with two bunk beds (one bunk is a triple) and a queen bed.

This home is all about its superlative outdoor space. 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. The yard is beautifully landscaped with oak leaf hydrangeas, catmint, a variety of grasses, lilacs, wegelia, and more.

The outdoors can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. The lovely 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 up to 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.

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

Check-in is at 4:00; check-out is at 11:00. Cancellation is allowed despite what is set in the VRBO text -- see our rental agreement.



More Details

Elaine Soble
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 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



South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2160 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • 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 Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , larger bathroom on second floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , on first floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , All-new bathroom on second floor
    Outdoor shower - shower , hand held shower on deck, esp for after the beach!
  • All bathrooms are stocked with plenty of thick towels.
  • 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.
  • Twin daybed located in small hallway area. There is a nice, thick/double topped queen size air mattress on site for two people to sleep on. All linens are provided.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Premier location/Wonderful House with Super Yard!
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews


  • 5 of 5


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.


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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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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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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Great house for a weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We rented the South Haven house with a group of friends for a weekend getaway and had a great time. The kitchen is very well equipped and we had everything we needed to cook for 12. The beds were comfortable and the house was very clean. Since it is located so close to town that you don't need a car once you're there. The owner was also extremely helpful and responsive to any questions we had. I would definitely rent from her again!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Extended family vacay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at VRBO # 644788 and VRBO # 644787 for an extended family vacation. We had quite a few adults and kids (1.5 yoa - 17 yoa) and staying in these two homes with the huge adjoining yard was perfect. Such a spacious yard (from what we could see) is unique to South Haven. Both homes were very clean and were stocked with everything we needed for a week’s stay. You can tell the owner goes out of their way to stock the homes to make sure renters have plenty of the basic necessities. Quite a few of the bedrooms were rather large and roomy and both homes have big decks that were perfect for family meals and just hanging out. Downtown and the beach were both just a short walk away, perfect ideal location. Garage was stocked with bikes, toys, beach chairs, etc. Both homes each have two washers and two dryers which is ideal when you are renting with a number of family members. Dealing with the property manager was a breeze. All in all, we enjoyed our stay in these two charming homes and would definitely rent both again.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

My family has stayed in this house two years in a row. Just love it! So warm and inviting. Screened in porch is our favorite morning gathering space. Perfect location between beach and downtown South Haven. There's something for everyone here. It's like a home away from home. Hoping to come again next year and many years after that.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

South Haven House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season and Holidays
May 26 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Service Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $1,000


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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