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People12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Joyce Hagen-McIntosh
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

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 we enjoy spending time there with our sons, extended family, and friends. 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 son 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 South Haven

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, cross country skiing, or hunting.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
5

Our family of 11 6 adults and 5 children ages 3-13 enjoyed our stay in this fabulous home!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely the best home and location in South Haven. 2 blocks from downtown and 3 blocks from the beach. There are bikes, toys, fire pit and large gas grill. The front and back porches are great additions to an amazing spacious living space which combines kitchen/ living room. A high table, counter stools and regular 6 seat dining table. We love this home!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for booking with us another season! I'm glad you enjoy the home and the location and that it works well for your family. Joyce
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5

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great stay. Went there for guys’ golf weekend and had a blast. Location was walking distance to downtown and beach. House was huge and very well-kept. Definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

This house was beautiful very spacious and clean. It was the perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

The house was extremely kid friendly had everything you could possibly need!

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing location, and beautiful house.

  • 5 of 5

A great mini vacation and surprise family visit for my Mom, plenty of space for visiting and could sneak away for a nap if needed. Thanks again for sharing your house with us. The kids and adults uad fun doing Easter egg hunts in the backyard.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Great location, great grill and fire pit, had a blast making smores, hanging out by the fire each evening. Definitely recommend for any gathering. Plenty if space.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location. Beautiful new home

  • 5 of 5

The house was in the perfect location. Easy walk to the town and the beach. The house was new, clean and has everything we needed. Perfect for large families. We would definitely rent this house again!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £188.22

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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