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South Beach Favorite Landmark Home, Walking Distance To The Beach And Downtown.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

This Stunning Home Has 3 Queen Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Full Kitchen Amenities.

This stunning home has fast become a South Beach favorite! It is conveniently located in equal walking distance to the gorgeous sandy shore beach as well as to the fun filled festivities of our lively downtown area. You will truly feel at home in this beautifully appointed home which has been professionally decorated, and has maintained the original hard wood floors, moldings, and staircase.

This is the perfect spot for you to make your own South Haven Happy memories.

This spacious home is ideal for a girl’s get-a-way, family outing, and cozy enough for a romantic rendezvous.

The fabulous award winning landscaped grounds showcase amazing flowerbeds and herb garden that will delight and tickle your senses. A secluded brick patio is handily located just off the kitchen, great for entertaining or just relaxing with cocktails after a sun filled day at the beach.

This wonderfully maintained home has three sizable bedrooms all lovingly decorated, boasting queen pillow top mattresses for the most amazing nights sleep. There is also a comfy family room with a working wood burning fireplace, and flat screen HD-TV, spacious living room, and game room stocked with plenty of playtime fun.

More Details

Owner
Missy Harms
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 12, 2017

About Missy Harms

Our family has owned this home for five years and 2015 will be our first year on VRBO - Yeah! We love our home, and are excited to share it with you. We live in Chicago but enjoy our time immensely in South Haven. A short two hour drive from the city, but you really feel like you've gone somewhere new.

Missy Harms purchased this house in 2010

Why Missy Harms chose Southwest

My very first South Haven experience came when my husband rented me and my girlfriends a house to celebrate my 35th birthday. We came over in late September and had the time of our lives. We laughed, we shopped, we ate, and we walked the beach and saw the most spectacular sunsets!

I came home from this trip with sand in my shoes, and a smile on my face. I knew from that trip that I would want to experience this same feeling again and again. That’s when I knew I needed to own my own special spot in the lovely town of South Haven.

I searched for three years before I found my perfect home. I had several criteria in mind, but most importantly, it needed to be walking distance to the beach as well as to the downtown. Once I get there I rarely ever drive my car during my stay unless I am going to play golf and I need to tote my clubs.

The house is beautifully appointed, all the beds have queen pillow top mattresses. The yard has been professionally landscaped and even has an herb garden in the back. There is a great patio equipped with electricity right off the kitchen convenient for outdoor dining or just relaxing with a cocktail after a day of sun and fun at the beach.

The kitchen if fully equipped to cook meals at home. We offer a fully stocked game room, working wood burning fireplace, outdoor grill, plenty of bikes and so much more.

It is my family’s great delight to share our home with you. We hope you will choose our home to begin making your own “South Haven Happy Memories”.

What makes this house unique

This house has been professionally decorated, and there is style and whimsy at every turn. It is an older home that was well built and well maintained. We are only the third owner of this magnificent property. The original wood staircase has been preserved as well as much of the wood moldings. The home has a historic charm with all the modern amenities.

The gardens have been professionally installed and well maintained, with a great patio equipped with electric for music, cooking, and late night fun.

Amenities

South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Located on the second floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Located on the main level
    Bathroom 3 - shower , located in the basement
  • One Full Bath & Two Half Baths
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen bed with pillow top mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen bed with pillow top mattress
    Bedroom 3 - Queen bed with pillow top mattress
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Located on the main level
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Located in the basement
  • Bed Rooms all boast pillow top comfort mattresses.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

South Beach Favorite Landmark Home, Walking Distance To The Beach And Downtown.
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews
4

Labor Day weekend stay

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time staying at this beautifully decorated property over Labor Day weekend. The house is very conveniently located to town and the beach. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen is fully stocked with cook ware and small kitchen appliances. We were allowed to bring our dogs who had a blast and loved looking out the windows. There is a nice front yard patio and large newer gas grill for cookouts. I would highly recommend renting this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Girl's shopping weekend

  • 5 of 5

Perfect weekend! Sightseeing cottage is a great location for dining and shopping south haven and surrounding area! So easy to fit a walk on the beach in ! House was so cute and so comfortable- inside and out! Loved the great decor accents and the beautiful gardens! Couldn't have been happier!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome South Haven house!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at this beautiful South Haven home for the week and it was perfect! There were nine of us, six adults and three kids, plus one dog. It was very comfortable. There was plenty of room for us to find some space when we were hanging out in the house. It had everything you might need. We cooked there most evenings for dinner and everything was there. So close to the beach and downtown! We went every evening to watch the sunset on the lake. It was beautiful. I highly recommend this property!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A wonderful get away

  • 5 of 5

Beaches, Bikes and B-B-Q's, Can't get any better than that. We loved our 2nd stay at Sight Seeing. Your home is more than comfortable. How you improve on perfect is amazing, we noticed the changes. The best part is, we walk in and we know we"re on vacation. Missy is so wonderful to work with.

My kids rented SUP Boards and Jet Ski's. Went to the movies, enjoyed many sunsets, relaxed and than relaxed some more. We ate at the American Legion Sunday pancake breakfast (this has the most amazing view of the harbor, river and lake). We also enjoyed "Salt of the Earth" in Fennville, and of course, Clementine's.

Shopping is easy at The Village Mkt. We are looking forward to next summer. Thank you for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A wonderful week

  • 5 of 5

This lovely home is in the perfect location for walking to the beach and to town. We took advantage of this every day. The younger ones even went from the beach to a great playground very close by. Some of the older ones rode the bikes which were available in the garage. Needless to say, we all slept very soundly each night after such busy and glorious days! Missy's home is so welcoming and inviting, it doesn't take long to get into "vacation-relaxation" mode. Our children and grandchildren thought this was the best place we've ever stayed!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Getaway Home for the Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

There are not enough words to explain how wonderful of a time we had in South Haven at this home. My mom, sister, and mother-in-law came to the house 2 weeks prior to my wedding for last minute prep as well as relaxation. It was the PERFECT home for that! The home was so cozy that we would enjoy our coffee and tea on the patio, then we would either make the short walk to the lake, cuddle inside the inviting family room for wedding planning, or make the short walk into town for some shopping. The best part of this home is LOCATION! We were a short walk away from the beach where we would get some sun, or go every night for the sunset. We were also a short walk away from downtown where we enjoyed wonderful food and wonderful atmosphere.

We were also lucky enough to meet Missy while on our stay, and I can't stress how amazing of a person she is! She took the time to introduce herself, ask about our stay, and even gave us some of her recommendations for fun activities. Missy didn't make this stay feel like a vacation, she made this week feel a like we were home away from home. We will definitely be coming back!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Chicago Midway
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Hawks Head
Nearest Train
15 Miles
St. Josephs
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
196
Car: not necessary

This community is a charming, quaint beach town offering the sophistication of the arts, boutique shops, great restaurants and attractions.

Whether you are coming during the bustling summer months or coming to enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of fall or winter there is truly something for everyone to enjoy year-round.

Enjoy a stroll on the beach with some morning yoga. You won't want to miss the most breathtaking sunsets, check for times when you arrive. Sunning, swimming, paddle boarding, fishing, the activities at the beach are endless.

Dinning and Nightlife are also abundant. Some of my favorite haunts are Black River Tavern that shows all the Chicago sporting events, Hawks Head for after golf or brunch, Taste for tapas, Tello's for Ittalian, or the Thirsty Perch for their Sunday bloody mary bar are just a few of my favorites.

Shopping in the beautiful downtown is a joyful experience, great stores, great deals, great fun. My favorites are Bayberry Cottage, Props, and the Olive Cart.

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Rates & Availability

South Haven House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Season
Oct 1 2017 - May 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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