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Unbeatable Location! Lovely cottage near town and beach! One Aug. week available

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 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!


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 appliances are all stainless steel, and the cabinetry is very 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, warm up at the fire pit. An added plus is a second patio, a small, side-yard area made of old brick, perfect for an afternoon nap or intimate conversation.

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.

WEEKLY RENTALS ONLY DURING HIGH SEASON EXCEPT as noted on the calendar, when the home is available for Monday -Friday rental. MONDAY-FRIDAY RENTALS ARE DISCOUNTED- please contact Owner.

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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 15, 2017

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 Southwest

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
Floor Area:
  • 1000 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
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 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


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Unbeatable Location! Lovely cottage near town and beach! One Aug. week available
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews
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: Jul 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: Sep 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: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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saint louis mo

Great location and very clean

  • 4 of 5

There were 3 couples that stayed at this house. It was very comfortable. Great location. Only 4 blocks to the beach or to town. Could walk anywhere. There were no surprises. Everything went as expected. Elaine was very prompt in responding to my questions before we arrived. The only negative was that it was warm that week and 2 of the bedrooms didn't have their own air conditioner. It got fairly warm in the bedrooms. But we found a fan and used that in one of the rooms and we left our bedroom door open and had air from the main air conditioner in the living room. Would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great week away!

  • 4 of 5

My family of four had a terrific week in this home. Elaine was very responsive to our numerous questions before our stay and quick to respond to a few minor issues we experienced while there. this rental is a short walk to the beach or to town and was perfect for our family!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Columbus, Ohio USA

Excellent family vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 13 month old son and I just spent a week here and could not have loved it any more!! We drove our car once to Meijer to stock up on groceries and spent the rest of the vacation walking everywhere around town. The location was perfect and very quiet. Husband and I enjoyed the fire pit after baby went to sleep almost every night and walking to the lake to watch the sunset became our evening "tradition" - we can't wait to come back next year!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 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

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
High Season
Jun 16 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Off-Peak Fall
Aug 19 2017 - Oct 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 4, 2018
Jun 29 2018 - Jul 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Service Fee $70
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $150

$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
Contact Owner

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