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Your dream vacation rental, steps to popular South Beach and the Kal Haven Trail

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, everything ready for your beach retreat

Centrally located in the wonderful resort town of South Haven! Located just 2 blocks from popular South Beach with the historical lighthouse and miles of beautiful beach to relax and explore. An easy five block walk or bike ride to downtown with numerous restaurants, fabulous shopping, several marinas and a weekly Farmers Market.

The welcoming first floor offers a nice size family room with plenty of seating, Smart Tv, and fireplace for cool nights. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you could need along with dining for six.

The second story features a spacious master bedroom with king size bed and a private balcony to enjoy your morning coffee. You will also find two additional guest bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with two twin beds that can easily be converted to a king size.

The private back yard offers a gas grill, dining with seating for 6 and a fire pit area, perfect for ending a summer day at the lake!

We've recently purchased another home in South Haven (more information on that soon). This has allowed us to add some available weeks for summer 2017!

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Amy Schaub
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

About Amy Schaub

My husband and I are from Ann Arbor MI, Go Blue! We visited South Haven a few years ago and instantly fell in love. The downtown area is so charming and everyone is very friendly. We love the water, both for boating and relaxing on the beach. If you like to Bike, then the Kal-Haven trail is a must. I've not yet conquered the entire trail but I'm working on it. We are very excited about the newly paved Van Buren trail just steps from our door. The trail will take you all the way to the beautiful Van Buren State park. We will definitely enjoy that. We purchased this home to use for our family vacations and just love being here!

Amy Schaub purchased this house in 2015

Why Amy Schaub chose Southwest

Located in the southwest corner of Michigan, South Haven rests on the western edge of Van Buren County along beautiful Lake Michigan. Just two hours northeast of Chicago and less than three hours from Detroit you'll find this glorious little beach town.

What makes this house unique

Every season brings numerous opportunities for enjoying this area, Spring and Summer offers the Farmer's Market, the Tall Ship Friends Good Will sets sail and boating enthusiasts will begin to launch their boats. In the fall and winter experience the beautiful fall colors, harvest gathering and local wine festivals. Our world-famous lighthouse is a photographers dream even in winter when encased in ice.

The Kal-Haven Trail is a preferred destination for those who enjoy hiking, biking, cross county skiing and snowmobiling. There is an 11 mile parallel section where horses are allowed. The staging area for horses is at 67th street and Baseline.

The 33 mile former railroad bed has a limestone/slag surface. Linking the city of South Haven to the city of Kalamazoo the trail crosses over bridges, passes through small towns and by points of historical interest.


South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master Bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs guest bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , main floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds can easily convert to a king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Master suite with King size Bed
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Your dream vacation rental, steps to popular South Beach and the Kal Haven Trail
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

South Haven Gem!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property over my 40th birthday/Mother's Day weekend. Situated on a cul-de-sac with only 2 other homes, this house is adorable, clean, comfortable, & well-kept. We enjoyed eating breakfast on the patio out back & using the firepit at night - the owners even provided firewood :) Our 2 dachshunds loved the fully fenced yard. There are neighbors on 2 sides that are bordered with a tall privacy fence, and a wooded area on the 3rd, but the neighborhood is very quiet & peaceful & the yard is private. The location is perfect! Tucked away in a cul-de-sac with only 2 other homes, it is right next to the bike trail, only 2 blocks to Kids Corner (a lovely park for little ones) & the "Blue Steps" down to the beach, or 3ish blocks to South Beach & the South Haven Lighthouse. A quick 3-4 blocks in the opposite direction will take you downtown to fun shops & great local restaurants. The owners provide plenty of beach supplies: towles, bags, chairs, balls, etc... even a wagon to tote them in :) We enjoyed our stay & definitely look forward to returning! Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review our home. I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay. Please make sure to contact us for your next South Haven Stay. We'd be happy to have you all back for another stay!
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South Haven Rental Teriffic

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect. Very clean with excellent furnishings and everything you need. The location is outstanding just blocks from Lake Michigan and downtown. The kitchen is great, as I cooked several meals. The master bed and bath are great too.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for small family

  • 5 of 5

Close to park for little ones, lake, and town. Perfect for a small family. House and property met expectations and the owner was pleasant to deal with! Great spot for a fall retreat.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and better than anticiapted

  • 5 of 5

We were pleasantly surprised that the accommodations were even better than we expected. The home is lovely and all that we needed was there. Good beds, quality linens and a fully equipped kitchen made our stay very pleasant. The location is great for walking to the beach and the grandkids loved the park just 2 blocks away. The walk uptown is easy. We want to go back again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family loved it

  • 5 of 5

This is our third straight year staying in this house. We have three young children and they always have an excellent time here. Easy walk to the beach and Kids Corner playground. We brought the bikes this year and enjoyed many safe and quiet rides downtown. We like to cook on vacation and the kitchen is fantastic. Great eating area for the kids. The house is in a safe and quiet cul-de-sac which is a nice insulator for small children. Stayed here for two weeks and hope to do it again.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous home!!

  • 5 of 5

Loved everything about the house. My adult kids and I stayed a week in June, they commented on how clean the house was. I appreciate that all things for beach were provided, chairs, umbrella even beach towels. Kitchen is totally equipped. We hope to be able to rent it again next year. The owner was always helpful and prompt to return emails. Great vacation!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
Off Season 2016-2017
Oct 1 2016 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
4th of July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100

Check in by 5:00 pm and check out by 11:00 am.

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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