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Fall is beautiful in Southwest Michigan. Plan your weekend getaway now.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautiful 5 Bedroom, 3 1/2 Bath Home Sleeps 12

This new, comfortable and spacious home is the perfect getaway in SW Michigan. It's located near everything, and you'll enjoy the open layout, beautiful new kitchen, relaxing porches, an evening outside cooking smores, and the AC after a hot day at the beach. Walk a few blocks west to South Beach for beautiful sunsets and a view of the lighthouse. Before you head to bed try out one of two jacuzzi tubs (one in each master bath) or give the kids a bath with a detachable shower hose - great for getting off sand!

There are stairs to get in either entrance, but once inside it is easy to enjoy one-floor living. The laundry room, kitchen, master suite and full bath are all on the main level.

There are five bedrooms:

Downstairs master suite with a queen bed

Upstairs yellow room with a queen bed

Upstairs blue room with twin over full bunk beds

Upstairs green room with full over full bunk beds

Upstairs master suite with a queen bed and a twin bed with a trundle bed

Pack and play can be easily located in any room.

Enjoy cooking with new appliances in a brand new kitchen. With two dining tables and a kitchen island, there is dining seating for 12 plus a youth chair and a high chair/booster seat that can strap on to a regular chair. The back deck has a small table that can seat up to 6.

Enjoy cable TV (during the summer, local stations rest of the year) on a 55" TV or enjoy TV in your bedroom (all rooms except kids' blue rm.).

We have a little free library on our front lawn - browse books, take books, donate books. More information about the little free library can be found at LittleFreeLibrary.org. Ours is number 35906. It is also on FaceBook at facebook.com/thebigbirdhouselfl

Southwest Michigan is chock full of great places to explore and ways to enjoy the outdoors. We supply a folder with maps, menus, activity information and great things to do within a short drive of South Haven.

Bring your ebook player and use the wifi for whatever you need. Enjoy movies on the BluRay DVD player (living room) and regular DVD player in the upstairs yellow room. The "smart" DVD player in the living room also has Netflix available.

We prefer a full week rental during peak season which includes Aug. 9-16.

More Details

Owner
Joyce Hagen-McIntosh
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 8, 2017

About Joyce Hagen-McIntosh

Joyce grew up in Portage, MI and her family spent many evenings at South Beach in South Haven flying kites, having cookouts and enjoying the beach.

In 2014 we built a house in South Haven and we enjoy spending time there with our sons, extended family, and friends. We are now a short drive from family in the Kalamazoo area and Grand Rapids. There are many great festivals in town and nearby (Blueberry Fest, Harborfest, Icecutter fest, Holland Tulip Festival, and summer art fairs!) as well as great golfing and winery tours for the adults. It is also near the Gingerman Speedway and son got to go last year and see the races. He loved it!

Joyce Hagen-McIntosh purchased this house in 2014

Why Joyce Hagen-McIntosh chose Southwest

Our home is the perfect vacation spot - whether your idea of relaxation is shopping, dining out and going to a movie, and laying on the beach or taking a 20 mile bike ride on the Kal Haven Trail, hiking, para sailing, ice skating or hunting.

Amenities

South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
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
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • First Floor Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Double sinks
    Second Floor Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Double Sinks
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    First Floor Powder Room - toilet
  • Both master suites have a shower and a separate jacuzzi tub as well as double sinks. The second floor has an additional full bath with a tub/shower and the first floor has a convenient powder room
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Upstairs Yellow Room - 1 queen
    First Floor Master Suite - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Upstairs Blue Room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Twin over full bunk bed
    Upstairs Green Room - 2 double , 1 bunk bed , Full over full bunk bed
    Upstairs Master Suite - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Twin bed with pull out trundle
  • We also have two sleeper sofas in the front room and a pack and play which is usually kept in the 1st floor master suite.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Fall is beautiful in Southwest Michigan. Plan your weekend getaway now.
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
5

Our family of 11 6 adults and 5 children ages 3-13 enjoyed our stay in this fabulous home!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely the best home and location in South Haven. 2 blocks from downtown and 3 blocks from the beach. There are bikes, toys, fire pit and large gas grill. The front and back porches are great additions to an amazing spacious living space which combines kitchen/ living room. A high table, counter stools and regular 6 seat dining table. We love this home!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for booking with us another season! I'm glad you enjoy the home and the location and that it works well for your family. Joyce
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Great location, great grill and fire pit, had a blast making smores, hanging out by the fire each evening. Definitely recommend for any gathering. Plenty if space.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location. Beautiful new home

  • 5 of 5

The house was in the perfect location. Easy walk to the town and the beach. The house was new, clean and has everything we needed. Perfect for large families. We would definitely rent this house again!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect South Haven Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was a great family-friendly house. Everything was clean and in working order. The kitchen was well-equipped . But the best part for us was all the stuff for the kids. There was a pack and play, high chair , sippy cups, a double and single stroller, plastic pool, and all kids of toys and games all over the house. Loved the front porch and back deck. We could walk to the beach and downtown. The Kids Corner playground at the end of the street was wonderful. If you have small children , this is the rental for you!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Family Friendly Great Time

  • 5 of 5

It was wonderful to have the best location in South Haven in such a beautiful new spacious home. It was so enjoyable to sit outside on the porch swing every morning, savoring my morning beverage on such a peaceful quiet street. The house had a fantastic open layout on the first floor. The tables were not only set-up great for dinning (not to mention the table on the back deck) but were great for playing games on. The bathrooms were lovely, so nice with the large Jacuzzi tubs and hand spray to rinse off the kids after a day at the beach. We used the large gas grill for family cookouts and delighted in late nights around the fire pit making s'mores. Joyce thought of everything we could possibly need from a well stocked kitchen, to a garage full of plenty of toys for the kids from push toys, kiddy pool (great when you just want to relax in the back yard), go carts, to bikes for the family (our grandson loved riding in the bike trailer). Joyce was wonderful, caring and easy to work with, always responding quickly to any questions. There was so much to do in South Haven and more great things within a short drive. Joyce made a very detailed binder that answered many questions and had many suggestions of things to do. We were there the beginning of August, during blueberry and peach season and had a great time going to the farms and orchards picking fruit and then coming back and baking the most delicious treats. If you don't want to bake but still want some great pie or hard cider, I highly recommend Crane Orchards. Another great highlight was the dune rides in Saugatuck (short 30 min ride away with fun shops to explore). We left with many great stories and wonderful memories. Perfect South Haven rental home! Thank you Joyce we look forward to staying here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice home, great location

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for a getaway with our family. The home comfortably accommodated 8 people and it was obvious there was plenty of room for more (nobody slept in ine of the rooms that have bunk beds). The home was immaculate and offered plenty of amenities--an open, modern kitchen, a couple of options for meal seating, nice bathrooms, a gas grill, and bikes etc. we would rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Deposit $500

We charge a $500.00 security deposit which is fully refunded after your stay. We prefer a full week rental during peak season. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. The booking name must match the name of the card on file and we will need a list of all people staying at the house including name and age. Please see the attached agreement form for additional details and terms.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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