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Perfect for large families! Just blocks away from Kids Corner and South Beach.

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful 5 Bedroom, 3 1/2 Bath Home Sleeps 12

This new, comfortable and spacious home is the perfect getaway in SW Michigan. It's located near everything, and you'll enjoy the open layout, beautiful new kitchen, relaxing porches, an evening outside cooking smores, and the AC after a hot day at the beach. Walk a few blocks west to South Beach for beautiful sunsets and a view of the lighthouse. Before you head to bed try out one of two jacuzzi tubs (one in each master bath) or give the kids a bath with a detachable shower hose - great for getting off sand!

There are stairs to get in either entrance, but once inside it is easy to enjoy one-floor living. The laundry room, kitchen, master suite and full bath are all on the main level.

There are five bedrooms:

Downstairs master suite with a queen bed

Upstairs yellow room with a queen bed

Upstairs blue room with twin over full bunk beds

Upstairs green room with full over full bunk beds

Upstairs master suite with a queen bed and a twin bed with a trundle bed

Pack and play can be easily located in any room.

Enjoy cooking with new appliances in a brand new kitchen. With two dining tables and a kitchen island, there is dining seating for 12 plus a youth chair and a high chair/booster seat that can strap on to a regular chair. The back deck has a small table that can seat up to 6.

Enjoy cable TV (during the summer, local stations rest of the year) on a 55" TV or enjoy TV in your bedroom (all rooms except kids' blue rm.).

We have a little free library on our front lawn - browse books, take books, donate books. More information about the little free library can be found at LittleFreeLibrary.org. Ours is number 35906. It is also on FaceBook at facebook.com/thebigbirdhouselfl

Southwest Michigan is chock full of great places to explore and ways to enjoy the outdoors. We supply a folder with maps, menus, activity information and great things to do within a short drive of South Haven.

Bring your ebook player and use the wifi for whatever you need. Enjoy movies on the BluRay DVD player (living room) and regular DVD player in the upstairs yellow room. The "smart" DVD player in the living room also has Netflix available.

We prefer a full week rental during peak season which includes Aug. 9-16.

More Details

Joyce Hagen-McIntosh
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 May, 2017

About Joyce Hagen-McIntosh

Joyce grew up in Portage, MI and her family spent many evenings at South Beach in South Haven flying kites, having cookouts and enjoying the beach.

In 2014 we built a house in South Haven and look forward to spending time there with our sons. We are now a short drive from family in the Kalamazoo area and Grand Rapids. There are many great festivals in town and nearby (Blueberry Fest, Harborfest, Icecutter fest, Holland Tulip Festival, and summer art fairs!) as well as great golfing and winery tours for the adults. It is also near the Gingerman Speedway and our 3-year-old got to go last year and see the races. He loved it!

Joyce Hagen-McIntosh purchased this house in 2014

Why Joyce Hagen-McIntosh chose Southwest Michigan

Our home is the perfect vacation spot - whether your idea of relaxation is shopping, dining out and going to a movie, and laying on the beach or taking a 20 mile bike ride on the Kal Haven Trail, hiking, para sailing, ice skating or hunting.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • First Floor Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Double sinks
    Second Floor Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Double Sinks
    Upstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    First Floor Powder Room - Toilet
  • Both master suites have a shower and a separate jacuzzi tub as well as double sinks. The second floor has an additional full bath with a tub/shower and the first floor has a convenient powder room
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Upstairs Yellow Room - 1 Large Double Bed
    First Floor Master Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Upstairs Blue Room - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , Twin over full bunk bed
    Upstairs Green Room - 2 Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , Full over full bunk bed
    Upstairs Master Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Twin bed with pull out trundle
  • We also have two sleeper sofas in the front room and a pack and play which is usually kept in the 1st floor master suite.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

Perfect for large families! Just blocks away from Kids Corner and South Beach.
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

South Haven Summer

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home. Short walk to beach, playground, pier and center of town. Home especially well equipped for young children. Perfect for a family holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful beach home for reconnecting with family and enjoying a quick beach town getaway!

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a family vacation experience near a beautiful town and gorgeous beaches, look no further. This property is new and is well designed for large families. The owner has thought of absolutely everything you would need to spend your time enjoying vacation and family, not trying to find that one thing you need... It's already there. With gorgeous bedrooms and baths, a grill, children's toys, safety features like outlet covers, bikes for use, a beach umbrella, And on and on. Joyce is truly a wonder as well, very responsive and accommodating. We vacationed here with our family and simply were able to have a wonderful time. We're hoping to be back again next year!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for families with kids. The "Kids corner" playground down the street overlooking the beach was perfect. Walks into town followed by looking at the sunset was magical. Kayaking for a morning along the Black River was perfect. We had 9,7,5,4,3,2,1 yr olds and this was a perfect spot for all of the families. The unfinished basement was ideal for violin concerts, and playing with their scooters and balance bikes. The house was spacious and clean, and the owner kept it fully stocked. What a week! Thank you Joyce!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family vacation house with lots of space!

  • 5 of 5

We had one of the best family vacations here! The pictures do not do this house justice, it is BEAUTIFUL and the whole 1st floor is open concept. There were 8 of us total, with 3 kids, and the house was wonderful! Joyce left kids toys and strollers and beach stuff for us to use and the boys loved it, so did we because it meant less to pack!

A short walk to the beach (blue stairs) and the kids park! We woke up every morning, grabbed a spot at the beach, came home for lunch and naps, and then were out again for the afternoon. The beach is beautiful!

The town is also fun! We spent an afternoon walking through the cute shops and of course, getting some Sherman's ice cream at Captain Nemo's.

My husband and father-in-law went golfing one morning and at night my sister and mother-in-law and I went to Tipsy Brush studio and did a wine and canvas time, HIGHLY recommend!

We ate out at the 50's diner and Su Casa, both were great experiences...different feel at each, great service and lots of fun.

Also went to Degrandchamps blueberry farm and picked 9 pounds of deliciousness!

All in all, couldn't have asked for a better place and a better vacation. If you're looking for a place to stay, here is where you should land!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful first trip to Michigan

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed our recent stay so much. The house was amazing and gave all of us plenty of room. The garage was full of items that could keep the whole family entertained. As advertised, the house was within walking distance to both the beach and town - even for a 6 and 9 year old. The owner was friendly and very helpful. She was quick to respond to any questions I had both before and during the trip. It was an awesome introduction to Michigan and I look forward to visiting again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic House and Location

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 Adults and 5 children, ages 2-12, just returned from a week in this fantastic home. Everyone had plenty of room to spread apart. Yet the K/DR/LR area gave us ample space to be together for meals, conversation, and fun. One of our favorite areas were the large front and back porches. We all enjoyed the bikes, scooters, grill, and firepit. The location is perfect for the beach and downtown.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in South Haven, Michigan

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
4th of July Week 2017
2 Jul 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £193.26
Security Deposit £386.51 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

We charge a $500.00 security deposit which is fully refunded after your stay. We prefer a full week rental during peak season. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. The booking name must match the name of the card on file and we will need a list of all people staying at the house including name and age. Please see the attached agreement form for additional details and terms.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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