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Family friendly home just steps from Oak Street Beach!

Bedrooms 4
Space 180 m²
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom Home, Totally Updated, Near The Beach

Three Doors Down is a completely updated home with a 2 minute walk to Oak Street Beach and a 10 minute walk to town. It is a 1944 sq foot bungalow, accommodating up to 10 people. The main floor has 3 bedrooms, including a kids' bunk room, and a full bath. The kitchen ceiling is vaulted with a beautiful view of the deck and backyard. The lower level has been gutted and put back together to create a great recreational/TV area along with the 4th bedroom and 2nd bathroom.

Everything is new, new, new! That includes the carpet, furniture, mattresses,'s all new.

Our favorite spots are outside near the firepit on the patio or sitting on the deck. There is also a front porch where you can sit, enjoy a beverage and wave to the neighbors as they head to the beach.

More Details

Susan Tomica
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2017

About Susan Tomica

We are a family of 5 from the Detroit area who's been traveling to South Haven to enjoy the sand & sun for the past several years. We have family in Chicago so it's the perfect place to meet!

Susan Tomica purchased this bungalow in 2013

Why Susan Tomica chose Southwest Michigan

We fell in love with the location as well as the charm of the house. It was built in the 1930's and still has many of the original architectural features which give the house the cottage character. We've left the charm but cleaned it up on the inside with all new stuff. (Who wants to sleep on an old mattress??) We hope you love it as much as we do!


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

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , All new shower, toilet, vanity.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , All new tub/shower, toilet, vanity.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed , The queen bed has a new mattress.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , The queen bed has a new mattress.
    Bedroom 3 - 4 single bed , There are 2 sets of twin bunks, all with new mattresses.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 extra lg. double bed , The king bed, in the lower level, has a new mattress.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(23 traveller reviews)

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Family friendly home just steps from Oak Street Beach!
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews

The perfect vacation cottage! We plan to come back.

  • 5 of 5

Six of our adult family members stayed here for a week in July 2017. The cottage was comfortable and the hosts thoughtfully provided many things that we needed. The kitchen was well-equipped and the home is furnished in an updated style of furniture and with beautiful paint colors. It looks like something out of Pinterest. The attractiveness of the decor really added to our enjoyment of the home. There was plenty of space.

The back yard was wonderful. We used the fire pit, enjoyed reading and grilling on the deck, and set up our ladder ball set for evening tournaments.

We initially thought the nearby beach was a little on the small side, but it is actually a very pleasant beach to spend time on, and we came to like it the best of all the beaches we have seen in South Haven. It is a luxury to be very close to the beach so that you can come and go easily. Also, the little foot washing station with WARM water was a treat, and helped us to keep the house free of sand. We had never stayed on the north side before, but town was a quick bike ride away, and there is a nice small market and also a breakfast coffee shop a few blocks away that we enjoyed. Also, it's a very quick drive to Meijer for anything you need. The house was well-located that so each couple could go off and do whatever they wanted throughout the day, and that is the recipe for a happy family vacation.

The home was immaculately clean when we arrived, and the king-sized bed in the basement was really comfortable. That room did not feel like a basement at all. The couples who slept in the front bedrooms said the mattresses sagged a little, but they did fine with them. The air conditioning worked very well. The only things we will bring next year when we return to this lovely home are a pancake skillet and a large serving platter, for serving meals to the group. There was a coffee maker, pots and pans, mixing bowls, white dishes, and lots of glassware.

We had a wonderful, relaxing week.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house was very comfortable, well stocked and beautifully decorated! We enjoyed being so close to the lake and walking distance to so many other fun stops! Thanks Susan!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house, lovely yard!

  • 5 of 5

Had all the beach house charm we could hope for! Perfect family spot. Close to everything. Owner super friendly, quick response time, easy to work with.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati, OH

Perfect for our family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in South Haven, and we could not have chosen a better place to stay. The home was plenty big for our family of 5, plus two grandparents. Upon arrival, everything was clean, tidy and very welcoming. Sometimes rental homes are not equipped with "extras", but that was not the case with this property. The owners were kind enough to leave a small supply of everything from dishwasher detergent to bug spray to coffee . . . it kept us going until we could go to the store and stock up on the necessities for the week.

The short walk to Oak Street Beach was wonderful for our family, especially with having 3 small children. We were fortunate enough to rent over 4th of July week, so we had a prime spot to view South Haven's fireworks there at the beach, as well as walk to the Art Fair at the park down the street. The walk to town was a little long for the small kids, but we did it several times with minimal complaining from them! We brought our bikes and enjoyed part of the Kal-Haven Trail, but with it being 4th of July week/Art Fair weekend and the town being crowded, we didn't ride bikes much because of the kids and the higher traffic on the streets.

We loved the screened-in mudroom on the front of the house. It was a perfect place for shoes and beach stuff so we didn't have to bring anything messy into the house. The backyard and fire pit were fantastic for playing and lounging. The highlight our 2-year-old's entire week was probably all the toys in the basement! Whenever we were out, she couldn't wait to get back and play!

We had a great stay and will definitely consider renting this property again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kirkwood, MO

Even nicer and larger than the pictures show!

  • 5 of 5

We were so impressed with the cleanliness of this home and the attention to detail. Also, everyone loved the thoughtful Welcome Gift! There was nothing lacking in the kitchen for our group of six adults and two toddlers. We ate most meals in and had plenty of flatware and dishes at all times. There was even plasticware suitable for the kids! The deck was roomy enough for all of us, with plenty of space to move around. The yard was large enough for the kids to run freely and we all really enjoyed making the S'mores by the fire pit! There were toys and games galore, which made our family vacation that much better. But, the best part was being just three doors down from the entrance to the Oak Street Beach and being so close to downtown and the farmers market and grocery store! Perfect vacation for our family! Thanks, Sue, for always answering my questions promptly. We're all already looking forward to returning next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay at a wonderful family friendly home.

  • 5 of 5

Fun week at the beach with family at a great home in a perfect location.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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The beaches in South Haven are amazing. What's even more amazing is we're only 3 houses down from Oak Street Beach! There are 7 public beaches in South Haven, most of which are found on the north side within walking distance from our house. You can rent water equipment down the street or just relax and enjoy the sand between your toes.

Aside from the sun and sand, you can shop and eat in the adorable downtown area. Clementines and Kilwins are always a 'must' in our family. Kids will love the mini golf, Gingerman Raceway, Fideland Fun Park. You can take a dune ride if you're feeling adventurous, a winery tour if feeling thirsty or a carriage ride if feeling romantic. Finish off the day with a sunset cruise. You can pick your own fruit at one of the local farms, sip some cider at McIntosh's orchard and enjoy the scenery. The Kal-Haven trail is beautiful any time of year for walking, jogging, biking, get the point!

Or, if you're like me, you'll have grand plans only to park yourself on the deck or next to the firepit with a cold beverage and a s'more after a day on the beach. For more detailed info regarding the house and town.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday bungalow in South Haven, Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Season 2017
2 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$220.69
Damage Deposit A$504.44

Please add $200 for a holiday week, including Memorial Day, Labor Day, 4th of July and Blueberry Festival. Reservations are not secured without deposit. Check-in is 4 pm and check-out is 10 am. Security deposit refund is returned 7 days after departure as long as home is left per contract requirements. Cleaning fee is required for stays of any length. No smoking, no pets please.

Cancellation policy stated clearly in the rental contract created by owner. HomeAway charges an additional fee for online booking which will be stated on the booking quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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