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Family Compound, Huge Connecting Yard. 2018 sold out; only 7 days left in 2019

Bedrooms 8
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Completely Unique! Nothing Else Like This In South Beach! Sleeps +25!

FOR ONLY 14 DAYS PER YEAR, we rent out our two family houses, which are next door to one another. Each house has an unusually large side yard, and the two yards connect, forming one huge lawn area. The yard is fenced in as a single space, with a large central area and beautifully landscaped perimeters. The compound creates a fabulous retreat, perfect for a family reunion or other large gathering.

*Both houses are comfortably and casually decorated.

* Beds for 25. Each house has a first-floor bedroom with a queen bed and a first-floor full bath. Three upstairs bedrooms in each house. The bigger house has an additional tiny first-floor bedroom

*5 full bathrooms between the two houses.

* 3 decks, 1 screened-in porch, 2 BBQs, and 2 fire pits in total.

* Basketball area, badminton/volleyball net, hammock, bikes, soccer equipment; and ping pong and foosball tables in the event of rain.

The Erie Street house has just been redone with a new kitchen, two new baths and one remodeled bath. The Superior Street house has a newer kitchen and baths. The houses are comfortable, clean and easy for groups to live in!

Location, Location, Location! We have it!!

South Haven's business district is a 2-block walk.The entry to the public beach is just 4 short blocks away at the end of Erie Street. Kids' Corner is a 5 minute walk.

If you need two houses and these are booked, please see our properties at and

Changeover day is Friday. Check-in is at 4:00; check-out is at 11:00. Cancellation is allowed despite what is set in the VRBO text -- see our rental agreement.

More Details

Elaine Soble
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 9, 2018

About Elaine Soble

Both of these homes belong to one family. We have designed the entire space to provide as much comfort and flexibility as possible for both family and guests.

Why Elaine Soble chose South Haven

We love everything about South Haven, and are particularly happy in South Beach. The sandy beaches are wonderful; we love the Michigan Movie Theatre, the friendliness of all the merchants in town and our neighbors. South Haven is a peaceful and lovely place to relax.

What makes this house unique

Our compound has incredible benefits: Our fabulous location allows us to quickly walk to both town and the beach. Both homes are built on double lots, and these second lots are solely devoted to lawn and garden. The two yards are not only connected, but are also fenced in to form one contiguous space.


South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 29
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The five bathrooms are divided between the two houses.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 29
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , House 1
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , House 1
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , House 1
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , House 1, first floor
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , House 2
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , House 2, first floor
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , House 2
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , House 2
    Bedroom 9 - 1 twin/ single , House 1, BR area in curtained-off hallway area
  • Books
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 7 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Family Compound, Huge Connecting Yard. 2018 sold out; only 7 days left in 2019
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Time with the whole famdamnly!

  • 5 of 5

This vacation was our second at the Family Compound,which should tell you how much we love this place! We are a family of 19 and these two houses work out well for us. This year we had a few days of rain, but we had good family time playing games indoors. Also found an arcade in driving distance which all the young people enjoyed and so did their Dads and Uncles. Ladies went shopping downtown. Imagine that! The kitchens are well supplied, especially the newly remodeled kitchen in the Erie house! The owners are wonderful and easy to access. South Haven is a great place to vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

The houses were terrific and the combined huge yard was superlative.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property for a big group! Amazing yard!

  • 5 of 5

We took our first ever big, extended family vacation and stayed at this property in South Haven. We had a total of 19 people and were very comfortable with everyone having a bed.

Best things about our stay:

- The yard was everything! We spent the majority of our time here playing soccer (there are two goals in the garage), volleyball (a good, sturdy net is already up), swinging my son on the 3 tree swings, laying in the hammock, and just congregating in a circle with the many adirondack chairs.

- Both houses were well-appointed. We brought things we didn't need such as: Roku boxes (they already have Roku with Netflix and Amazon Prime), food processors, etc. Don't bring extra toilet paper, paper towels, garbage bags, etc. Wait until you need them and shop the local Wal-Mart or Meijer stores. These houses had so much stuff vs. other places we've rented in the past so we over-packed on these types of items.

- There were several items in the garage (beach chairs, pop-up tent, bikes, bike pump, Radio flyer wagon to use to take to the beach, kids' games, etc.).

- Beds were all extremely comfortable and linens were clean. We also never once felt like we didn't have enough bathrooms / space for our large group.

Suggestions based on our experience:

- Bring candles for the tables on the decks for nicer lighting than the porch lights. Citronella is a good idea if it's during bug season.

- Beach towels are provided but we were glad we brought our own as they were bigger.

- For info, there are two houses. The blue house is on Erie and the gray house is on Superior. The Erie house has a lot more room as the living spaces are bigger and the bathrooms are much larger. It's hard to tell this from the pictures so sharing this as you plan your trip. Large meals are best-suited for the Erie house as they have a big long table to seat up to 14.

We had an absolutely amazing time and highly recommend this property to anyone with a large group. It's a relatively short walk to the beach (straight shot to South Beach on Erie) and a very short walk into town.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Compound great for a large family

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with both houses for our family of 19. The houses were very clean and comfortable. The large backyard was so much fun with the volleyball net and the fire pit etc.. A nice walking distance to the beach, downtown and the great farmers market!

Great owner! Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Black River Tavern and 4 more!
Nearest Train
10.9 Miles
Bangor, MI (Amtrak Station)
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Clementine's, Maria's and 11 more!
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
South Haven Public Beach
Car: not necessary

Located in highly desirable South Beach area, a few minute's walk to town and the beach.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Refundable Damage Deposit $2,000

Holidays include Memorial Day, Harbor Fest, 4th of July, Blueberry Fest, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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