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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).

We have also just released some dates for summer 2018.

More Details

Amy Schaub
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

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 South Haven

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:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • 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


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(20 traveler reviews)

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Your dream vacation rental, steps to popular South Beach and the Kal Haven Trail
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

I love this home

  • 5 of 5

2nd time staying at this property and both have been incredible ... clean, well stocked kitchen, plenty of beach gear, and just a few minutes walk to the water. Cannot wait to get back again

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay! Let us know when your want to book some more time. Thank you, Amy and Eric
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Beautiful home just a few blocks from the lake

  • 5 of 5

Property was well maintained and very clean. We enjoyed our stay. It is just a few blocks from South Beach and the lighthouse. Also close to shops and restaurants. Amy was very accommodating and would reply to emails quickly.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean , nice neighborhood close to everything !!!

  • 5 of 5

Would defiantly recommend this house it was clean and very comfy beds !!!!! Lots of towels and beach chairs !!! It was a great experience coming to south haven !!! I even ran into Red Hot Chilli peppers lead singer Anthoney , that was a cool surprise !!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear you had a wonderful time. I'm a bit jealous you saw Anthony Kiedes!! We've been keeping an eye out for him for the past couple of years.
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Great spot!

  • 5 of 5

Owner was very responsive to questions and very helpful on accommodating our requests. House sits back away from neighbors which is nice. I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely house

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the location of this house. The proximity to the Van Buren bike trail, kids corner and the beach make it wonderful. The wagon in the garage made it very easy for us to carry all of our things to the beach. The house had more than enough space for our family of six. The grill was also very nice.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location & Beautiful Home Filled With Everything You Need

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a week long stay. We absolutely loved this place. The home is very clean, spacious for our party of six and nicely decorated. It's also well stocked with kitchen supplies and everything you need for the beach. The home is one of only three houses in this small subdivision so there was plenty of yard space for my boys to play ball. We enjoyed grilling out, creating fires with s'mores, playing games and creating lifelong memories in this home. Location is great. It's just a block or so from Kids Corner, a few short blocks to the beach and a nice walk to downtown. Amy is fabulous to work with. Very response and attentive to her guests. We've been to South Haven seven years now and this is one of our favorites places we've stayed to date. We will be returning. Highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear you and your family enjoyed your stay. We look forward to hearing from you for your next trip to SOHA!
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.