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House with Large Deck over Wooded Ravine near Lake Michigan & Stairs to Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 10 nights


About the property

3 BR, 1 BA, sleeps up to 8, maximum 6 adults.

Extra comfortable 3 bedroom house on 1 acre has large deck and is set over a wooded ravine that cuts through the woods and bluff to Lake Michigan. House is ideally located on lake Michigan side of Blue Star Hwy five minutes North of downtown South Haven, (see map below), and one minute from 15 acre nature preserve which has parking and stairs to the beach. Seclusive rural setting offers total privacy except for the occasional family of deer or wild turkey and virtually zero man made light at night. Lake Michigan breezes reach property which is approximately 1250 feet from waterline separated by woods and rugged terrain.

Modern kitchen is equipped with dishwasher, fridge, stove, washer and dryer. There is a king size bed in the master bedroom and queen beds in the other 2 bedrooms, all equipped with high end Simmons Beautyrest mattresses and resort quality fresh white linens. House has wireless high speed internet and direct TV. Farmer's market located within one mile. Convenience store located within 2 miles.

Three minutes from Hawkshead golf course. Five minute drive to downtown South Haven, Michigan theater, antique shops, etc. Fifteen minutes from town of Saugatuck.

More Details

Evan Tucker
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Evan Tucker

Originally from Chicago, summers in Southwest Michigan have been a family tradition for several generations. Though we have enjoyed traveling the world, South Haven is the place to which we will always return. To visit once is to know why. It is my pleasure to invite you!

Evan Tucker purchased this house in 2006

Why Evan Tucker chose South Haven

Welcome and thank you for your interest in my house for your family's vacation. Having enjoyed regular summer visits to the shores of South West Michigan as a child, buying a house here ten years ago was an easy decision. It is my goal to offer you the same quality experience I was looking for when I purchased it, spent several years renovating it and that my family enjoys when we visit South Haven ourselves. This house offers the perfect blend of town and country near the lake and beach. The location is ideal. The feeling one gets when arriving is hard to put into words other than to say that it is a mix of profound gratification, relaxation and relief all at the same time. Simply put, it is a wonderful spot on the Earth. I think that you will agree.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • CANCELLATION: Notwithstanding HomeAway's best characterization of it as a "No Refund" policy, to date, no cancellation has ever not been refunded.
  • Upon timely notice, Owner will re-list and endeavor to re-book canceled dates and, if successful, will return all payments received.
  • Otherwise, any cleaning fees and damage deposits received will still be returned.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Heating
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Heated soaker tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • wooden decking
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis


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House with Large Deck over Wooded Ravine near Lake Michigan & Stairs to Beach
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews

Great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a week here and loved it. It is in a perfect location to get to South Haven and Saugatuck, and just 1 mile from a little beach that we often had basically to ourselves. The house was clean and had everything we needed for our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 13/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Des Moines

Just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with family at the end of July 2016. This house had what we needed for our week-long stay. The living room had plenty of couch space to lounge on while watching TV or movies, and the table was the perfect size for puzzles and game nights. The park for beach access wasn't too far, and it was a nice little walk to get down to the beach from the parking lot. We tried to find the lake through the woods, but that adventure didn't turn out so well; skip exploring, just go a mile down the road.

Evan was easy to get a hold of and communicate with. There were slight internet issues when we arrived, but Evan was great to work with to figure out the issues we were having.

My only complaint would be the kitchen. While it has drawers full of what you'd need for cooking, measuring spoons and a complete set of measuring cups were nowhere to be found. It may seem like a silly complaint, but making pancakes on our first morning was a little more challenging when I had to rely on using literal teaspoons to measure.

Also, there is only A/C in two of the bedrooms. But there are ceiling and floor fans that can be used to help circulate the cool air around on extra warm days.

  • Review Submitted: 18/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Easy access to many attractions

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Evan's home. It is clean and the beds are super comfy. The nature preserve beach is really cool, but there is another just a bit past Glenn that is neat too. South Haven is a short drive, with shops, restaurants and more beaches. We stopped at blueberry picking up the road, which was great!! Evan was quick to sort out any issue, and very reachable by text at all times. Thank you for a great vacation! My boys, hubby and I had a blast!

  • Review Submitted: 22/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we expected, perfect for our vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this house. The house was just what we expected, it was the perfect size for our family (2 adults, 4 kids). Our kids loved playing outside, even out back which is dense woods and pretty steep. But they loved it.

We didn't get a chance to use the fire pit but it is in a little clearing in the woods which is nice. It took us about 10 minutes to get to the edge of South Haven, and the nearby Nature preserve was a really enjoyable and fairly empty beach.

I would highly recommend. The owner was very reachable and worked with us a lot on what we needed.

  • Review Submitted: 28/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family spot!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house for the month of July 2015 and it served as the perfect home base for a wonderful summer holiday. While not directly on the water, and this is a blessing with small children, it is conveniently situated between two very nearby, clean, public beaches that will spare you the crowds of South Haven and Saugatuck. That being said, wonderful shopping and gourmet opportunities in those hamlets are only 10-15 minutes away. These cover a range from boutique to local flavor, as well as a quality representation of Michigan's micro-brewing culture. It is really a great spot from which to take day-trips exploring the Lake Michigan coastline. The house itself is well-furnished for a family of four and visitors and quite cozy. There is a very large, well-kept front lawn for the kids to play on and a really unique spot for a fire pit. It worked very well for our family and the owner was very accessible to answer any questions we had. I would definitely recommend this listing to anyone looking for a Lake Michigan experience.

  • Review Submitted: 05/01/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Justice, IL

Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our family! It was very clean and had everything we needed. We went to the beautiful nature preserve beach 1 minute down the road. We never saw anyone else on the beach all week. Also the location right between South Haven and Saugatuck gave us a lot of convenient dinner and entertainment options. The owner is so nice and very good with prompt communication. By the time our trip rolled around I felt as if we were staying at a friend's. We are already looking forward to next year's stay.

  • Review Submitted: 29/06/2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary


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
Winter 2017 / 2018
2 Dec 2017 - 20 Apr 2018
10 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
21 Apr 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
6 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
16 Jun 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
6 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2018
18 Aug 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
6 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
22 Sep 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2018 / 2019
1 Dec 2018 - 19 Apr 2019
10 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$449.37
Cleaning fee AU$114.27 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

RESERVATIONS may be made with an initial payment of $350. Balance to be paid no less than thirty days prior to check in.

SATURDAY check ins and / or check outs are not mandatory but are highly preferred. Extra charge may apply to stays not greater than a week that straddle / fully eclipse a Saturday.

CANCELLATION: Notwithstanding HomeAway's best characterization of it below as a "No Refund" policy, to date, no cancellation has ever not been refunded. Upon timely notice, Owner will re-list and endeavor to re-book canceled dates and, if successful, will return all payments received. Otherwise, any cleaning fees and damage deposits received will still be returned.

"MONTHLY" rate is for 28 nights, Saturday to Saturday and requires an initial payment of 50% of the total booking fee at time of reservation.


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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