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Close To Downtown, Short Drive To Beach"""

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, One First Floor; 2 Full Baths

One first floor bedroom, with adjoining full bath. 3 bedrooms upstairs and full bath with balcony overlooking downstairs kitchen and conversation area. A deck in the back with a gas grill and patio dining set is available, a traditional front porch greets visitors. Off-street parking for 4 cars.

Richard Riggs
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
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Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 March, 2018

About Richard Riggs

I grew up in Southeast Michigan near Ann Arbor and went to school at Michigan State. After a number of years away I returned to live in my family home, an 1873 farmhouse where my great grandfather cleared the land. I have enjoyed the updates and remodeling that comes with the vintage of the house, but mostly appreciate the park-like setting in the area.

Richard Riggs purchased this house in 2013

Why Richard Riggs chose South Haven

I have enjoyed many trips to the Lake Michigan beaches and enjoyed the serenity of the water, dunes and breezes. The ability to observe the sunsets over the water with feet in the sand and to hear waves come ashore is an especially relaxing moment. To do so in an area which is notable for blueberries and close to other great shore communities a short drive away was particularly appealing to me. I hope you will come to appreciate this environment, as well! There are seasonal events and activities to enjoy from festivals for film and blueberry lovers, as well as year-round benefits of hiking and biking.

What makes this house unique

The proximity to the beach and lighthouse was an attraction to the area, and this house offered a great open floor-plan which will allow people to stay engaged and appreciate time together. A bicycle store is around the corner if you wish to rent bikes for a trip around town or down the Kal Haven trail. There are unique shops in South Haven and a short drive takes you to the Saugatuck community for even more shopping with a creative, artistic emphasis.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • July and August reservations require 7 day stays.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , First floor Master bedroom w/ en suite bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , Sleeps four; 1 queen, 1 daybed w/ trundle
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 full-sized bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , Sleeps four; 2 twin beds & 1 set of bunk beds
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
A wagon is available for walks around the neighborhood, to the beach, or to the Farmer's Market held on Saturdays during the Summer season.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(49 traveller reviews)

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Close To Downtown, Short Drive To Beach
average rating of 4.877551 based on 49 reviews

Relaxing and Fun

  • 5 of 5

We just had our annual girl’s weekend at this home and had a blast. We love how there is a long table with enough chairs for all 10 of us so we could be together for dinner and playing games. The beds were all very comfortable. The home was clean and well kept. We will be renting next year.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Home - Great Location!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit and not the last!!! South Haven is fabulous all seasons! We enjoyed a ski trip, ice skating and a cornhole tourney at the local brewery!!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home, better than the pictures.

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely great stay in South Haven! It is an easy walk to downtown and to the beach if you are feeling up to it. The home was clean and had everything we needed, the kids especially loved the bunk beds. We will definitely book the same home again.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better than we could've imagined!

  • 5 of 5

Found this spot for a girls weekend and it was perfect! So much space for everyone to sleep and spend time together. It was clean and had everything we needed! Easy check-in and check-out, walking distance from everything downtown. Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family fun!

  • 5 of 5

Richard, We had a wonderful time at your spacious home with family of eight. Loved the big kitchen and huge dining room table for meals. All the bedrooms are good size. If you have kids the back room with two twins and bunk beds are a perfect fit. Everything was very clean and well equipped with lots of towels for bathrooms and kitchen was well stocked with utensils and dinnerware. Best part is how close you are to downtown and the beach. The whole family is in favor of a return visit for next year.

Susan Walter

Sept 2017

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Second time here..loved it each time. Very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Can walk to beach thru downtown and window shop as you go...fun..fun...fun ❤

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Train
10 Miles
Bangor Michigan
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I 196/US 31 north of I 94
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
A wide variety of options in downtown S. Haven
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
South Beach near the lighthouse
Car: necessary

The South Haven area is historic as a maritime center. It still offers boaters a great marina setting with docking just a short walk to downtown. The beach is beautiful with a new children's play area and lovely sunsets. There are a variety of recreational opportunities including nearby golf courses, and summer rentals for water sports. The Kal Haven linear State Park is a hiking and biking trail starting from the beach area and proceeding into rural SW Michigan. As a starting point for regional exploring this property is a mile from the highway allowing an interesting visit to the Saugatuck/Douglas and Holland areas.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in South Haven, Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2 Mar 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
29 Jun 2018 - 5 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £144.42

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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