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

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

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

Owner
John J. Frost
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 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.

Amenities

South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Max. adults: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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

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Only 2 blocks to beach, one block to kids corner, over half an acre!
average rating of 4.090909 based on 11 reviews
3

Fine House for Large Groups – A little Rough Around the Edges

  • 3 of 5

We stayed for a week in July with a large family group. The accommodations were as described. The outdoor space really made the house for us. We enjoyed games in the backyard each evening as we cooked on the grill. We mostly ate dinner around the grill/outdoor table area. The house should be described as affordable, meaning the layout and furnishings are not spectacular. The interior space is limited for large group. We could not all gather in one room at the same time, such as over drinks or dinner. The kitchen was tight. The kitchen furnishings were more than adequate. But the furniture in the living room needs to be replaced. The couch sags and the cover on the couch is there so you don’t see the stains. The easy chair had rips in arms and seat. For any rental, we expect the cleaning between renters to be immaculate. Instead we found dirty areas in many areas of the house, for example, dishes left under a couch, the tracks to the outside door full of dead bugs, spiders and cobwebs in many corners of the house. If you want to say, “This will do”, this is the place. If you want to be wowed for your beach vacation, maybe not.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome house for a ton of people

  • 5 of 5

This property is close to everything and I highly recommend it. We used it for a family reunion and had plenty of space for 20 people. Room for dining, relaxing and steps from the beach and playgrounds. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. John is a good dude

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

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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5

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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4

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 out...it 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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Map

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.

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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
 
Peak 2017
Jul 2 2017 - Aug 19 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$5,250
 
 
Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$975
 
 
Peak 2018
Jun 17 2018 - Aug 18 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$5,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$500
From
$600
Thu,Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

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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