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Idyllic Location - Walk to Town and Beaches

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 139 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, sleeps 6-9

Lovely home with wrap-around front porch in idyllic location in the town of South Haven. Six short blocks to Dyckman Beach, eight short blocks to North Beach. Pass by the picturesque marina on the easy, four-block walk to downtown South Haven, a downtown filled with delectable restaurants, delightful boutique shops, and an old-fashioned movie theater. Steps to the nationally-renowned Kal Haven Trail, kitty corner from the Optimist Tot Lot Park, and just across Dyckman Bridge to Stanley Memorial Park. A fabulous location!

Description of Home: This home has a nice, open floor plan with a large, eat-in kitchen, spacious dining and living rooms, and powder room on the first floor. There are three generously-sized bedrooms sleeping nine total and a newly-tiled full bath on the second floor. The home has a new roof and the entire exterior and interior have been freshly painted. Relax on the wrap-around front porch or on the private back deck overlooking woods, easily accessed from sliding glass doors in the dining room.

Distance from Some Major Cities: South Haven is just over two hours from Chicago and three hours from Detroit. The town and its amenities provide for a wonderful get-away for families and couples alike. A great vacation at a great price.

More Details

Owner
Debbie and Kyle Weeks
Member since: 2009
Speaks english, french, spanish
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was our second time staying here for our annual girls' weekend. Again, we loved our stay! Great location.
Sep 2017
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Map

Car: not necessary

Other Activities: fruit picking, shelling

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in South Haven, Michigan

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 139 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • City Centre
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • thermos flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , newly-tiled
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , queen bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , 2 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed , 1 single bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • video player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
  • 1 bicycles
  • 5 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Please bring your own beach towels.

Reviews

Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

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Idyllic Location - Walk to Town and Beaches
average rating of 4.076923 based on 61 reviews
5

Great house and location

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house and the neighborhood. Close to everything. We only stayed for a weekend, but felt very much at home. Loved all the little extras that you usually don't get and the house was very clean. Everyone (even the kids) commented on how much they liked the house. Sitting out on the porch was so relaxing!! First time at the beach in South Haven. We all loved it. The kids said it was better than Silver Beach. Loved Clementines and Shermans Ice cream. Thanks to Kyle and Debbie for a great stay.

August, 2016

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good location but the house was dirty

  • 2 of 5

This house is cute and in a good location but was overshadowed by its dank and dirty condition. The floors were sticky, there was hair on several surfaces, dead bugs, dishes caked with food and mold on bathtub floor. My family was really disappointed and would recommend a deep cleaning as well as switching cleaning services all together. We made an effort to spend the majority of our time out if the house. This is the first negative experience we've had with vrbo.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I spoke with the owner of the cleaning service after we received your review. The owner stated that the floors may have been sticky from the cleaner using too much cleaning solution proportionately to water. They were definitely not dirty. She will inform the cleaners to be careful of this going forward. She was surprised to learn that there was hair anywhere as they clean every surface. She also said that sometimes the previous renters will put away dishes directly from the dishwasher and the dishwasher may have baked on food that wasn't scraped or soaked. She said they will check the dishes going forward. As far as dead bugs, we were there recently and cleaned between the windows and storms. We also noted a little dirt, not mold, near the upstairs bathroom floor drain and cleaned that as well. The cleaners will take care of these issues going forward. On the rare occasion we have received a complaint about the cleanliness of the home, the cleaners go out immediately and address any issues the renters have.
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Older home, very clean

  • 3 of 5

While we did not walk to the beach or downtown, it was not far. For younger ones, the play park is adjacent. Over all good experience.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a great stay in the cottage - close to town and the beach!

  • 4 of 5

The location of the house was excellent - walking distance to town and the beach. We enjoyed eating breakfast and hanging out on the back porch. The house had character and was comfortable and met our needs - a few updates could be done, but overall a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 4 of 5

I rented this house for the out of town groomsmen in my son's wedding. Close to everything we needed. The owners were very helpful and friendly!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice place, but a few issues

  • 3 of 5

This is a nice little house with good amenities and sleeping space. Older, a bit run down, but also updated to some extent and very clean. The owners are responsive and helpful. However, there are a few issues I would bring to the attention of the owners and potential renters.

1. The distance from the beaches is perhaps a little further than implied in the description. You cannot really expect to walk to the beach with your beach stuff from the house. It is a good distance, at least a mile. There is a $9 fee to park at North Beach and pretty full in that area.

2. The shower (upstairs bathroom) is not very effective and needs repair. When set to warm water the water comes out more as a fine spray than a shower. Those with long hair complained a great deal about it.

3. No beach towels at the house so make sure to bring some. Not enough bath towels for everyone either.

4. Lacking in basic cooking items like salt, sugar, etc., so make sure to bring these.

Despite these issues we enjoyed our stay and had no problems. For the price -- the extra fees loom large if you stay only 2 nights as we did -- I give it 3.5 stars.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! The closest beach is Dyckman Beach, and it is six blocks from our home. North Beach is exactly one mile and has public bathrooms and concessions. Our shower is probably comparable to other showers in older homes. We plan on looking into ways of improving the water pressure in the shower when this season is over. We've never provided beach towels but we replenish bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths at the beginning of every season, and there should be ten of each. We have a lot of kitchen supplies, from pots and pans to blenders to cooking utensils. We also have a lot of spices, flour, sugar, salt, etc.. They are in the cabinets near the oven and refrigerator.
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in South Haven, Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Early Fall
8 Sep 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$251
A$1,319
 
 
Late Fall - Late Spring
6 Nov 2017 - 3 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$220
A$1,130
A$1,507
 
 
Late Spring
4 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$251
A$1,319
 
 
Early Summer
25 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$283
A$1,853
 
 
July
30 Jun 2018 - 28 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
A$1,853
 
 
Late Summer 2018
29 Jul 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$283
A$1,853
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$220
A$1,099
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit A$251.2

Holiday weekends - $500/2 nts..
Holiday weeks - make inquiry.
Stays longer than one week - make inquiry.
Only week-long reservations in July, Saturday through Saturday.
One half of rate due with reservation.
One half of rate plus $200 fully refundable security deposit due within thirty days of reservation.
VISA, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, and echecks accepted via HomeAway Payments.
Checks and payment by Paypal also accepted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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