3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
About Steve Olson
I'm a part time school teacher and real estate investor.
Steve Olson purchased this House in 1998
Why Steve Olson chose South Haven
We built this home in 1998 as a country home. It has pine wood floors, radiant floor heat, and was built in an environmentally friendly way with Anderson wood windows, The location is optimal because it is between downtown South Haven and Saugatuck and provides an easy access point to both without a long drive in either direction.
What makes this House unique
This is a clean and comfortable three bedroom two bath custom built house near the Village of Glenn between Saugatuck and South Haven. There are many beaches and walking trails within driving distance of the property: West Side County Park Beach (5 Minutes), Pier Cove (7 Minutes), Saugatuck's Oval Beach (15 Minutes), South Haven's South Beach (15 Minutes). The home comes equipped with a washer/dryer and a large back porch/firepit with gas grill, tables and chairs and an umbrella.
Max guests: 7
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Even tho the house is a little out of town, it is well worth the price and space. Well equipped for family fun and quiet. Steve is great- he gave us a perfect orientation and then left us alone.
Charming Home near South Haven
Our family of 5 (2 adults and 3 teen sons) spent a week in this lovely home between South Haven and Saugatuck, Michigan. We were on the go for most of the trip spending a good amount of time on the beach and towns off the beautiful west coast of Michigan, however, it was always comforting and a pleasure to go home each night to our charming “home away from home” rental property. The house is equipped with everything you could want, including a grill, fire pit, etc. We were able to enjoy listening to music on real LP records from a collection that was in the house. We actually played this music each morning while cooking breakfast/brunch which helped us start off each morning in the relaxing vacation mode. The property manager, Steve, was always available if we needed anything and responded back to us in a timely manner throughout our experience, from pre-booking to departure. He was professional, accommodating, and helpful throughout our stay. We had a wonderful time and made great memories in the towns we visited and in this majestic home we stayed in. We would definitely stay in this wonderful home again if we are fortunate to get back in the area in the future!
Enjoyed our trip! Clean and comfortable property, owner was easy to work with and gave us some great recommendations for things to do. Easy access to South Haven and Saugatuck.
Cozy, clean, helpful
I came here for a mini rendezvous with college friends who are scattered across the US. Steve had everything ready (beds made up, keys handy) and helpful notes throughout the house. The house was clean. It rained while we were there, but the outdoor space seemed wonderful, too. So you know, there are 3 true bedrooms and then a 4th sort of bonus room with a futon (no door in the doorway). It worked out perfectly!! Plus, it’s under 2 miles from a great new brewery, called Waypost!
Good place for a weekend
Nice and clean. Well maintained. Easy access to town
Quiet and clean home on large property
Home was clean and in a quiet rural area. We stayed there with our 3 teenagers (5 of us total) and the accommodations were very nice and just right.... enough room for everyone. It may have been a little too quiet for our teenagers, but we went to Oval Beach during the day and to Saugatuck for shopping and dinner (which was about 10 minutes away). Great quick 3 night getaway for our family.
Places to Visit to the North of 1334 Blue Star Highway Vacation Rental:
This is not a beach but has some really nice walking trails.
Head north on Blue Star and when the road starts to curve turn left onto 70th St
Destination will be a few tenths of a mile and on the left.
This is a wonderful trail down to the beach. A little hard to find but worth it. A great place for a picnic and a hike the kids can handle. From Wau-Ke-Na #1 continue North on 70th St. for about 2.5 miles. There is a sign and a small entry just before you get to the Plummerville Cemetery. If you get to the cemetery you’ve gone a little to far to the North.
From Wau-Ke-Na #2 continue North until you get to Pier Cove on the West Side of the road. Nice beach with lots of white beach glass.
Direct Route to Pier Cove:.
Directions: From US31, take the Fennville exit (M-89). Head West toward Lake Michigan. At the T, take a left (south) and drive to another stop. Take a right (west) and go around the curve. Pier Cove is about 25 feet down the road on the Lake side (right). There are about 10 parking spaces.
Oval Beach (Saugatuck):
Head North on Blue Star until you get to Douglas. Turn left on Center at the four way stop and follow signs to beach and Mt. Baldy. Mt. Baldy is a long stairway to the top of Mt. Baldy. A good workout. The Oval Beach turn is before this. The lot is often full so you may want to arrive early.
Head North on Blue Star until you get to Douglas. Turn left on Center and go .7 miles till you get to Lakewood and turn right. Douglas Beach is huge and the parking is free.
Rentals: There is a place at the intersection of Center/Ferry on the way to both Douglas and Oval beaches that rents and delivers gear: chairs paddle boards etc.
This is a huge park with a lot of good walking trails and lots of privacy when you get to the beach. Be prepared for a moderate hike in both directions. To get there take 196 North 11 miles to exit 41 and then turn right on 64th St. for 1.1 miles, then left on 138th for .8 miles.
They also Dune Rides that are reported to be ‘fun and interesting’. More at: http://www.saugatuckduneride.com/_index.php
I’m told the kids like the Outdoor Discovery Center. I remember how gorgeous the elk is. It walks up to the fence and you can pet it it it likes you. http://www.yelp.com/biz/outdoor-discovery-center-holland
Farmhouse Deli: 9AM-7PM Daily has really good organic salads and other choices. 100 Blue Star Highway on the left just before Center Street.
Everyday People on Center Street in Douglas is open for dinner. Good burgers and atmosphere.
I've also heard that the Southerner in Saugatuck is a good place to eat but never been there.
To get to Saugatuck continue North on Blue Star Highway from Douglas and turn left when you see the sign. I like the Tea Party Café for a great choice of Teas on Water Street. Its in the same building as the Mermaid Restaurant. Uncommon Grounds is a great coffee house and is a block from the Tea Party Café.
The Butler is also good for a full meal and you’ll see signs as your going into town. If you want to hear live music on Friday or Saturday you can go to the Butler Tiki Bar which is outside.
If you want a fancy but affordable meal with good service I recommend the Clearbrook Golf Club. To get there go past the turn to Saugatuck and continue North on Blue Star until you see the State Police station and turn right on Clearbrook. They have endless salads when you order a dinner entrée.
Salt of the Earth Café in Fennville is open for dinner and is supposed to have a reputation for ‘farm to table’ ingredients. To get there head North on Blue Star and follow the signs for Fennville.
If you need more on Saugatuck beaches go to: www.saugatuck.com/beaches.asp
Places to Visit to the South of 1334 Blue Star Highway Vacation Rental:
Casco County Park: A new paved walking park with access to a wonderful long beach. Only 3.1 miles South of the property on the right side.
North South Haven Beaches: A huge beach that stretches several miles to the North. The further North you go the better the beach glass hunting is. After a big storm you find a lot of it. At the round about turn right continue until you have gone 7.8 miles from the house where you’ll see a sign Newcomb Beach which is an excellent spot to find beach glass if you walk to the North. Continue south until your tachometer is showing 8.3 where you will find Packard Park and Beach. This is a very popular beach with great views of the lighthouse.
After leaving Packard Beach go south for about a block and turn left at Dychman Rd and follow that across the drawbridge, just before you get to the drawbridge you’ll see the Maritime Museum on your right. They offer sailings on Friends of the Goodwill. A sailing ship built in 1810 that was in the War of 1812. For more: http://www.michiganmari