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Van Buren Beach House -- Lovely cottage near town and beach!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Blocks From Beach Entrance, 4 Short Blocks From Town, Near Kids' Corner!

Located in highly desirable South Beach, this house is ideally located just a few blocks away from South Haven's famous beach, Kids' Corner, and downtown South Haven.

The house has a new kitchen and one new bathroom. With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, this house is ideal for families or a group of adults. Sleeping accommodations are very flexible -- the first bedroom has two twin beds; the second bedroom has both a double and a twin bed, and the third bedroom has a queen bed. Each of the beds has a comfortable, newer mattress.

Almost every piece of furniture in the house is new. The living room is anchored by twin red leather sofas, each paired with a large coffee table. A big flat-screen TV, adult and childrens' books, some toys and a large dollhouse offer indoor entertainment in case of rain. The ample dining table has comfortable mid-century-modern style chairs. In the galley kitchen, the new appliances are all stainless steel, and the cabinetry is modern and bright.

The key feature of this house is its outdoor areas. The front yard is substantial -- set up a volleyball net or play croquet, there is lots of open lawn space! The large front patio has loads of room for the BBQ chef and everyone to dine. After a late-night walk to the beach, or in the off-season, warm up at the fire pit and enjoy a s'more. An added plus is a second patio, a small, side-yard area paved with old brick, perfect for an afternoon nap or intimate conversation.

Changeover day is Friday. 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.



More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 5, 2018

About Elaine

We purchased this house in the winter of 2015 and renovated the interior in 2016. Our goal is to make this a vacation home our renters and our own family and friends will enjoy.

Elaine purchased this house in 2015

Why Elaine chose South Haven

We bought this house for its superb location and spacious front yard. The house is located just a few blocks from town, the South Beach public beach, and Kids' Corner. We furnished it simply and comfortably, intending the home for relaxation and ease -- both inside and outside.

What makes this house unique

Proximity to the beach and town make this a very desirable location. Huge front yard and two patios!


South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , New large bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Charming vintage bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • 1 - 2 twin/ single , Two new beds
    3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Both beds are brand new
    2 - 1 queen , Bed is brand new
  • All linens provided. We have a port-o-crib as well.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Van Buren Beach House -- Lovely cottage near town and beach!
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews

great location and nice inside, but don't be a basketball player

  • 4 of 5

Near the beach, near downtown so the location is great. Cozy inside. But if you're 6'2" or over you'll be smacking your head on the top of the door frames. Otherwise, highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, great location!

  • 5 of 5

Elaine is amazing and provides a home away from home! She's amazing to work with and is available if you need anything! Incredible! Especially like the patio and fire pit area for a relaxing summer night!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a great week in South Haven.The cottage was clean and furnished with everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage had everything we needed, comfortable beds, ac, towels, pack n play. Especially nice was a kitchen, apparently newly remodeled, with clean, new appliances. Our grandson had great fun playing games on the front lawn. We would love to return again


  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Metamora, IL

Great location

  • 5 of 5

My family of 7, 3 couples, and 1 child, stayed here this past week. We have stayed in South Haven many times and we like the South side of town. This house was small but was perfect for our family. There were 3 bedrooms and 2 baths which were great. We were impressed there was a highchair and pack and play. I always am glad to have a washer and dryer also. The house sits back on the property and there is no backyard, but a great front yard and a patio area with lots of chairs and a table, also a fire pit. We were able to play lots of game out in the yard. It was close to walk to the beach, the middle stairs, or the main public beach. We hadn't been to South Haven in a few years but had heard the beach is much smaller than it used to be and it was. Luckily we were close enough to the main beach and pier to walk. We would stay again. Thanks for sharing with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and furnished well! We look forward to returning next summer!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 5 adults and 1 toddler and the space worked perfectly. The house was clean with nice updates and the kitchen was well stocked to prepare a few meals at home. The beach and downtown were a short walk and groceries a short drive. We can't wait to come back next summer!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Spot for the Whole Family

  • 5 of 5

My family (6 adults and 1 child and puppy) rented this home for labor weekend. It couldn't have been more perfect. We had the best time with bonfires each night and we grilled out for dinner. We only ate out one time. The location couldn't be better also! A perfect short walk to town for coffee in the morning or shopping and an even closer walk to the main beach. The front yard was a blast for yard games and the baby and dog to play! We couldn't have enjoyed our weekend together more. Elaine was also wonderful to speak with and couldn't have been more responsive to our questions/needs. Thank you Elaine! We definitely would stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Black River Tavern and 4 more!
Nearest Train
10.9 Miles
Train Bangor, MI (Amtrak Station)
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Clementine's, Maria's and 11 more
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

$300 Refundable Pet Damage Deposit

Holidays include Memorial Day, 4th of July, Blueberry Fest, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.

WE ACCEPT PAYPAL, CREDIT CARDS OR CHECK, service fee stated above.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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