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S. HAVEN - Charming 6BR Vacation Home close to Beach & Town w/ Pool.

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 16, close to our other listing 3540169

SOUTH HAVEN, MI - Charming home on a quiet, tree lined street, close to magnificent Lake Michigan & downtown. Perfect location for family vacations.

Need more room for your extra large get together? Our second home, listing 3540169, is a short walk away.

Sunny Side Retreat has 6 bedrooms, 3 baths, fully equipped kitchen, and separate pantry with second refrigerator. Decorated in cottage style, with all the comforts of home, it is perfect for family reunions and gatherings. The dining room has a table that seats 6 and another table that seats 8, and another table can be brought in to seat everyone in the dining room. The bonus room on the second floor makes a great kid's hangout, while the formal living room is comfortable for T.V. and relaxing. Ample seating in both spaces with T.V., VCR, DVD, and cable. All the bedrooms have blackout curtains so guests don't have to wake up early and children find it easier to take naps.

Our guests adore the two large porches (one screened, one open with swing,) which are great for taking in the quiet tree lined street and kicking back. Guests have told us that they hate to leave!

The Kid's Park is just 3 blocks away with indoor bathrooms, water fountains, a huge wooden play structure, and baseball diamond. Steps to the magnificent, sandy south beach are immediately adjacent to the park. The quaint harbor town is a enjoyable walk from the house.

The names of all persons staying at the property must be included in the completed Rental Agreement. Cribs to accommodate infants can be provided at no extra charge.

More Details

Property Manager
Carolyn Slone
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About Carolyn Slone

This house compliments our other weekly rental at 620 Broadway.

Why Carolyn Slone chose South Haven

South Haven has an awesome beach and is only a 2 hour drive from Chicago. Metro Detroit are only 2-3 hours away, so it is a great midwestern resort location.

The harbor town is so close that we walk to everything once we are there and the City of South Haven has a great lineup of festivals and attractions happening all summer long. Golf is about the only thing we drive for and there are plenty of great courses right nearby.

What makes this house unique

The 2 porches are a magnet for people from the first coffee in the morning until late at night. Plus 2 bicycles and a basketball hoop in the driveway come with the rental!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in South Haven in Van Buren County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • city centre ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 17 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom with tub & shower enclosure is off of the kitchen. The bathroom with the shower enclosure is off of Bedroom 2. The large bathroom with the old fashioned claw foot tub is at the end of the hallway upstairs.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , a pak 'n play fits here
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , a pak 'n play fits here
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • There is also a nice sized second living room upstairs with a single bed and a double size futon sleeper sofa. It has its own T.V. with DVD/VCR/cable. This room makes a great hangout for kids, and it neatly keeps all their paraphenalia from littering the rest of the house. Bedrooms 1 & 2 are downstairs, and the remainder are upstairs.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda
  • veranda
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The kitchen has a separate pantry which is really great for storing all the food large parties require in an organized way. There is also a second full sized refrigerator there which works nicely for beverages and extra produce. We have a basketball hoop in the driveway and provide a basketball. We also provide sandtoys, 4 beach chairs, and a wagon to haul them to the beach. 2 adult bikes are available with signed waiver of liability. Bath towels, kitchen towels and all linens are provided. Bring your own beach towels, wash cloths, and hand towels. A Crib, pack 'n play, baby gate, and high chair available at no extra charge. Bring your own beach towels. We provide one roll of paper towels, and a roll of toilet paper per bathroom to get you started. We do not charge insurance fees, or rent for child equipment like local agencies do. We also charge only 6% MI tax, instead of 11% that rental agencies charge.


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S. HAVEN - Charming 6BR Vacation Home close to Beach & Town w/ Pool.
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews

Great House

  • 5 of 5

Have been visiting South Haven for a lot of years, and this is one of the nicest homes we have stayed in. We needed a larger place for our family this year, and 704 Kalamazoo fit the bill. Plenty of bedroom space, large kitchen, plenty of tables for eating and playing games, preparing food. Appliances and air conditioning worked well. Even needed to start the furnace one night when the temps dropped to the high 50's and low 60's. Enjoyed the swimming pool and the fenced in back yard for the children. Location gave us easy walking access to everything we wanted to do. Owner is very good to work with. She met us at the house to explain some things to us and to answer questions. Will definitely look at renting here again when we need a large house. We enjoy our South Haven vacations so much, more people want to come with us each year. Definitely nothing but high praise for this one. LR

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really glad that the Sunny Side Retreat suited your family's needs and that everyone had a great vacation. We work very hard to make sure that the house and your vacation experience are the very best that they can be. We love helping families make summer holiday memories!
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Great place for a chill weekend away

  • 5 of 5

This house was great for our group of friends with 3 small children. Carolyn was extremely hospitable and flexible with us. It was nice to be within walking distance to downtown and the park. Also loved the screened in porch! We would definitely consider staying here again.

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are super glad you enjoyed your stay at the Sunnyside Retreat. We try very hard to make sure that large family groups have everything they need for a great vacation.
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Fun family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Great house for our entire family: 7 adults, 5 kids and dogs! Many different areas to gather both inside and out. We had plenty of room and didn't feel like we were on top of each other. The high chairs, wagon and baby pool were appreciated. The kids loved the backyard pool. The kitchen had everything we needed. We all agreed that we'd love to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We'de love to have you back Peggy! We work really hard to make sure families have everything they need for an excellent vacation in South Haven. The office, handyman, and cleaning crew focus on continuous improvement so that every family gets a clean, fresh, fully functioning home.
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This house has character plus space.

  • 5 of 5

My second time here. Great place to vacation for extended family. 2nd fridge is a real plus. Well maintained. Terrific landlord. Walking distance to both beach and downtown. Couldn't ask for more.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Wayne! We love having your group. Everyone at the Sunny Side Retreat is happy to hear that everyone had a great time.
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Great for large family

  • 5 of 5

Great location! Close to beach and playground.

Plenty of room for eight adults, 4 young children and two infants.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Pat! We're glad you liked the Sunny Side Retreat!
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Great bucket list vacation

  • 5 of 5



My only bucket list item was a vacation with ALL of our family together. Your Sunny Side Retreat home was a very special place for our Family to gather. We had a great time. It was nice to walk over to Lake Michigan and watch the sunsets. We walked to the pier and lighthouse several times. We really appreciated the extra refrigerator and pantry area for the extra food and drinks we brought. The large capacity washer and dryer helped a lot with all of our bath and beach towels. All 15 in our party were able to eat in the same room. It was also nice to relax on the screened in sun porch in the rockers. It was a vacation with many special memories. Thanks again. Shirley Fessell

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that your family had a great time, Shirley! We work really hard to make sure that the Sunny Side Retreat is the perfect place for families to gather and make vacation memories. Please come back again!
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A park with baseball diamond, indoor bathrooms, fountains, and giant wooden playscape is 3 blocks away. A farmer's market is open every Saturday in South Haven's municipal parking lot downtown. Numerous fishing charters operate out of the Shouth Haven harbor. There is also fishing off of the pier. The Michigan Maritime Museum operates lake cruises on their tall masted ship 2 times a day from their dock in the harbor. They also offer tours of the harbor and Black River aboard their antique reproduction touring launch. Boat, dinghy, and kayak rentals can also be arranged in town. There are numberous golf courses in and around South Haven. Harbor Shores,a new Jack Nicklaus course on the shores of Lake Michigan is 20 minutes away in St. Joseph


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in South Haven, Michigan

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
7 Jul 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
18 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Labor Day Week
1 Sep 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £138.29 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £384.15

No smoking.

A deposit of 50% of the rental fee is due within 5 days of making a reservation, when a contract will be forwarded to you for signature. The final payment tax is due 30 days prior to your arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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