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Only 2 blocks to beach, one block to kids corner, over half an acre!

Bedrooms 7
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 blocks from South Beach, 1 block to Kids Corner, on end of a a dead-end road!

This 7 bedroom, 4 bath home sleeps 18 in beds, and sits on over half an acre (3 wonderfully shaded and secluded lots) on the end of a dead-end road, only 2 blocks to the blue stairs at South Beach, and 1 block to Kids Corner! For the bicycle-enthusiast, the newly-paved bike-trail sits 50-feet from the home. This wonderful 4-mile trail will take you directly to the State Park, where you can explore dunes, sit on the beach, and explore an area that many who come to South Haven do not even know exists. If you're looking for a family-friendly South Beach vacation in South Haven, you have found your home!

Because it's summer, you'll get a lot of use out of the outdoor kitchen, featuring an oversize grill, sink, and fridge, with an eat-out counter, sitting on over 500 square feet of stone patio.

The home includes three downstairs bedrooms, one with a Queen bed, one with a King and a twin, and one with a King. Full bath with tub/shower downstairs. Large living room with a 55" 1080p tv that is open to dining room. Living Room, dining room, and kitchen/kitchen eating nook are all very open-concept, and family gathering indoors will not be a problem for even the largest groups!

Four upstairs bedrooms, two have a queen, one has a queen and a twin, one has four twins. Two full baths upstairs, one with a beautiful tumbled-stone tile, glass encased walk-in shower, another with a whirlpool tub.

Kitchen features poured-concrete counter tops, new stainless appliances, and bar-seating for four. Formal dining area features two tables with-seating for 12-16.

Back yard is huge, with plenty of mature trees and areas for the kids to explore! Across the street is a city-owned park area where you can play soccer, throw a baseball around, or have a little picnic!

I just purchased this home in November 2014. This home was COMPLETELY GUTTED, down to the studs.

There is a 460 square-foot outbuilding that has been "game room," with a bar, poker table, TV, and full bath with walk-in shower, pull-out couch, Air conditioning/heat, and dual walk-out sliders to the outdoor kitchen off of the main home. The building is really cool, and definitely gives your group some options with respect to living space and privacy.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email. If this home is booked, or if you need additional space, please check out vrbo numbers 360875 and 615117.

More Details

John J. Frost
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About John J. Frost

I own a law practice in South Haven, and purchased my first vacation home about 6 years ago. I love watching people enjoy their vacations and strive to make sure your week in South Haven is memorable and wonderful! Check out my other homes on VRBO, numbers 360875 and 615117.

John J. Frost purchased this house in 2014

Why John J. Frost chose Southwest

There is no other properly like this property in South Haven. End of a dead-end. Over 1/2 acre. One block to Kids Corner. 2 blocks to South Beach. Right next to Van Buren Bike trail. A vacationer's dream!

What makes this house unique

End of a dead end, 0.6 acre, this close to the beach and Kids Corner? For a family or two (or three!) with lots of young children, or a family reunion with lots of kids, this home is perfect!

If this home is booked during the period you would like to stay, or if you need another home/more room, please check out my other homes on vrbo. Number 360875 is further from the beach (about 5 or 6 blocks) but only a block away from town, and is 6 Bedrooms, 2 full baths, and 1 half bath. Number 615117 is 2 blocks from 360875. It is a 6 bedroom, 2 bath.


South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Max. adults: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , First floor.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Second floor.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , jetted tub , Second floor.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Out-building, large bathroom with walk-in shower
  • Four full baths. One down, two up in main home. All feature tumbled travertine stone. One in out-building with beautiful poured exposed aggregate floor with walk-in shower with rain-head.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , First floor.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Second floor.
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Second floor.
    Bedroom 7 - 4 twin/ single , Second floor.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Second floor.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , First floor.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , First floor.
  • 7 bedrooms--3 on first floor, 4 on second floor. First floor bedrooms: Bedroom 1: King and twin Bedroom 2: King Bedroom 3: Queen Second floor bedrooms: Bedroom 4: Four twins Bedroom 5: Queen and twin Bedroom 6: Queen Bedroom 7: Queen
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
If this home is booked during the period you would like to stay, or if you need another home/more room, please check out my other homes on vrbo. Number 571228 is a four bedroom home about 3 blocks from the beach, and very close to this home. Number 360875 is further from the beach (about 5 or 6 blocks) but only a block away from town, and is 8 Bedrooms, 3 full baths, and 2 half baths. Number 615117 is 2 blocks from 360875. It is a 6 bedroom, 2 bath.


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Only 2 blocks to beach, one block to kids corner, over half an acre!
average rating of 4.111111 based on 9 reviews
Brooklyn, MI

Great for a guys' weekend for golf.

  • 4 of 5

Plenty of room for a large group of guys visiting the area to golf.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and very functional house

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with the house and would recommend to large groups not looking for high end accommodations. House is walking distance to downtown and the beach. The bonus house was awesome for watching football and keeping the noise down at night in the main house. One of the more functional rentals you'll ever find.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great space and location for large groups.

  • 4 of 5

The house easily accommodated our large, multi-family group. The location was perfect. Only a few blocks from Kids Park and the beach and a short walk to downtown. The large back yard with outdoor patio and kitchen is perfect for enjoying long evenings outside. The additional house was a bonus and was enjoyed by all the kids, however it could use some airing was a little bit musty smelling. The big house was spacious with plenty of comfortable beds and nice bathrooms. We will be back next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location, so-so property

  • 2 of 5

Easy access to the beach and kids corner is fantastic. But the property lacks shady outdoor space around the house. The yard is barren. The house is poorly equipped -- very little in the way of kitchen implements available, for instance, and bare hardwood floors and scant furnishing. Could be made tons better with some area rugs, much better-supplied kitchen, a screened outdoor gazebo. Nice cooking area outdoors.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I wish I had received any communication at all regarding the lack of things in the kitchen. Unfortunately, things disappear over the course of the summer and don't get caught. But anyone who has ever stayed at my properties knows that I immediately respond to any issues. The yard was hydroseeded, and unfortunately the grass did not take well, with the incredibly dry summer we've had. It won't be "barren" next summer. I'll have sod put in if the hydroseed doesn't take this fall. I'm put some area rugs in. No gazebo. Plenty of shade on South side of property. So-so house? No...this is a great vacation house. I'll make sure kitchen appliances are replaced this fall, the grass will be in next summer, and there will be a few area rugs. In my opinion, leaving a 2 of 5 for those things--which are easily correctable and have nothing to do with the location, living space, bathrooms, or bedrooms--is not justifiable. Especially if you had simply called me, I would have immediately corrected all of them!
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Beautiful home!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 15 adults & 7 kids stayed in this home June 2016. John has done a beautiful job with renovating. The bedrooms are plenty (3 on 1st floor & 4 on 2nd floor). The 2 queen bedrooms on 2nd floor are small but the rest are roomy. There are no closets but 5 of the bedrooms have dressers & there is a hanging clothes rack & dresser in the upstairs hall. The 4 twins room ("dorm room") is massive!! All beds are so comfortable. Bathrooms (4) are all amazing & large. Having laundry was ideal. John provided some products to get us started for the week which was very much appreciated . The outdoor kitchen is awesome & propane is included. The location was perfect for us as it is the last house on a dead end street. Plenty of parking in drive & very close to kids park, beach, shopping etc. The kitchen itself is cozy but very functional with nice appliances & lots of storage. Everything is kindly provided. If you have a large group, bring large serving bowls, there are some bowls there but only a few.The new outbuilding was ideal for late nights with a sofa sleeper, poker table, huge wet bar with fridge & massive bathroom. Some of our group slept out there for privacy on air mattresses. The fire pit was wonderful. Our very small issues were very quickly resolved by Cassidy & John. They were both wonderful & communication was prompt. Cassidy even went so far as to escort us to the house when we got lost coming in. Thank you both for a superb week. We will definitely be back for another memorable week)))

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great family reunion at this house with 18 adults and 3 babies. Overall, we were very pleased. The owner and his assistants were very good to work with, and we would rent this house again. We felt that the best feature is the location of the house. We spent lots of time playing different sports in the park in front of the house. Several enjoyed skate boarding on the bike path, and the kids had fun at the great Kids' Corner nearby. Being so close to the beach is great. We walked there several times, and the little ones enjoyed playing in the sand and wading. We also walked out on the pier to watch the sunset, as well as walking to the center of town a couple of times. So 732 is very well situated for a variety of fun activities to do.

There are a few things that would make the house more enjoyable for guests, and we shared those with the owner. They are not big or expensive things, so hopefully he will be able to make a few improvements. The out building is very nice for game playing, and the bathroom is large and quite new.

All in all we were very happy with the house.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Gerald R. Ford, Grand Rapids
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Brix Filling Station
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Beeches Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Brix Pizza Oven
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
South Haven's famous South Beach!
Car: recommended

FINISHED BY MID APRIL, Yhis home sits on the end of a dead-end street in one of--if not the--most desirable neighborhoods in South Haven. One block to Kids Corner playground (amazing park--google it if you have not been there), and two blocks from the 'blue stairs,' which take you down to world famous South Beach in wonderful South Haven, Michigan. South Beach offers thousands of feet of white sandy beaches, and is the 'lighthouse beach,' home to South Haven's iconic red lighthouse.

Best of all, in addition to being on the end of a dead end road, where the only traffic will be YOU and your guests, this home sits on THREE LOTS, meaning you have well over half an acre to spread out and explore! Additionally, the home sits across the street from city park;like property that can be used for soccer games, exploring, or just hanging out. You are also next to the wonderful Van Buren County Bike trail, which will take you directly to the State Park or the Kal-Haven trail!

It is an absolutely wonderful location, and ideal for families with children. If you are planning on spending your week and the beach and the park, you 100% will not need your car once you get your groceries.

If this home is booked during the period you would like to stay, or if you need another home/more room, please check out my other homes on vrbo. Number 571228 is a four bedroom home about 3 blocks from the beach, and very close to this home. Number 360875 is further from the beach (about 5 or 6 blocks) but only a block away from town, and is 8 Bedrooms, 3 full baths, and 2 half baths. Number 615117 is 2 blocks from 360875. It is a 6 bedroom, 2 bath.


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
Early peak
Jun 9 2017 - Jul 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak 2017
Jul 2 2017 - Aug 19 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

If you would like to stay for a full week, Saturday-to-Saturday, during early summer or late summer, please let me know, and I will offer a steep discount from the nightly rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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