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Perfect for Large Families! Just Blocks Away from Kids Corner and South Beach.

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  • Minimum stay:2-8 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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.

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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    In additional to the pack and play, we have baby gates, baby toys, and toddler toys in the basement and the blue room, a youth chair (taller chair with no tray) and a high chair seat that straps on to a chair (it has a harness and a tray)....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Once in the house, the first floor is wheelchair accessible. There are, however, stairs to get to both entrances and we do not have a ramp or an elevator....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Upstairs Yellow Room: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • First Floor Master Suite: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

    ...moreless

  • Upstairs Blue Room: 1 double, 1 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    Twin over full bunk bed...moreless

  • Upstairs Green Room: 2 double, 1 bunk bed

    Full over full bunk bed...moreless

  • Upstairs Master Suite: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    Twin bed with pull out trundle...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • First Floor Master Bathroom: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Double sinks...moreless

  • Second Floor Master Bathroom: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Double Sinks...moreless

  • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, tub, shower

    ...moreless

  • First Floor Powder Room: toilet

    ...moreless

  • 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...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Kids books in blue room....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    We have one "smart" BluRay dvd player that can also play Netflix and one small portable dvd player....moreless

  • Games:

    Some in living room cabinet for kids and several downstairs. We also have a poker table downstairs....moreless

  • Television:

    Summer season cable TV incl. sports channels, OnDemand main rm. & 1st fl. mstr. & digital on 2nd flr. mstr., green & yellow rms. Off season we have local stations and Netflix avail. in the main rm....moreless

  • Toys:

    Play kitchen in basement, baby toys in first floor master suite closet and some toys upstairs in blue room. Yard and beach toys in garage....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    3 blocks to Kids Corner and South Beach and just a short walk to downtown shopping and dining....moreless

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    There are three indoor dining spots and one outdoor. The open floor plan allows for people at the island, the dining room and the breakfast nook to be close together....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    You may use the toys and bikes in the garage. Please treat them with care....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    wifi - password provided...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    One spot in the detached garage and room for several cars on the driveway....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels and wash cloths provided. Please bring your own beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    New dishes from Ikea and plenty of utensils. We also have some plastic cups, plates and silverware for the kids....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    All brand new appliances and stocked with most everything you'll need. Feel free to contact me to find out if an item you'll need is there....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Please bring your own food. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    We also have a bike trailer. Please bring helmets for children as we only have 2 adult helmets here with the bikes....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Small back yard for games....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    In garage. Can be used on the driveway or under garage overhang on a rainy day....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 3 - Sep 9, 2017
2 night min stay

$3,500
4th of July Week 2017
Jul 2 - Jul 9, 2017
8 night min stay

$4,500
flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$430
$3,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $250
  • Security Deposit $500 + tax
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

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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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: 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 look forward to spending time there with our sons. 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 our 3-year-old got to go last year and see the races. He loved it!

Why the Owner Chose South Haven, MI, USA:
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.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

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Photos

  • We now have a Little Free Library. Take, browse, or drop off books here!

    We now have a Little Free Library. Take, browse, or drop off books here!

  • Enjoy breakfast outside on our back deck

    Enjoy breakfast outside on our back deck

  • Brand new kitchen with an island for extra cooking space or visiting w/ guests

    Brand new kitchen with an island for extra cooking space or visiting w/ guests

  • Breakfast nook

    Breakfast nook

  • 2nd Floor Master Suite

    2nd Floor Master Suite

  • 2nd Floor Master Bath

    2nd Floor Master Bath

  • Yellow Room

    Yellow Room

  • Green Room

    Green Room

  • Enjoy your morning coffee on the front porch

    Enjoy your morning coffee on the front porch

  • There is a small back yard and a lengthy driveway for parking

    There is a small back yard and a lengthy driveway for parking

  • The laundry is on the main floor in the back entrance mud room

    The laundry is on the main floor in the back entrance mud room

  • Comfy sitting area with a tv for watching DVDs or Netflix

    Comfy sitting area with a tv for watching DVDs or Netflix

  • 1st Floor Master Suite

    1st Floor Master Suite

  • 1st Floor Master Bath

    1st Floor Master Bath

  • Trundle in 2nd Floor Master Suite

    Trundle in 2nd Floor Master Suite

  • 2nd Floor Master Bath

    2nd Floor Master Bath

  • Blue Room

    Blue Room

  • 2nd Floor Bathroom

    2nd Floor Bathroom

VRBO #704761

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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South Haven, MI, USA #704761

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