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Relaxing weekends out of the city, sitting around the firepit with your friends

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, Sleeps 25 comfortably!

Our well appointed 4000 sq.ft. home has the Sun, Fun, Space and Location to offer you Paradise!!

This super clean and modern home has it for everyone, huge concrete driveway far off the road great for kids, a beautiful view, comfortable furniture, 2 fully stocked kitchens, 5 bedrooms, 4 full baths!!

The Main Level of our home has 2 guest bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms plus the beautiful and spacious master bedroom has it's own suite with huge walk-in shower and 2 separate vanities.

The open concept of the main living area allows the kitchen to be the heart of the home and an easy gathering spot for all. Large granite counter tops and lots of cabinets give you room for all your goodies. There's bar top seating for 6 and a large dining table with seating for 20.

When its time to relax, stretch out on the comfy sectional for a movie on the large 60' flat screen television with Dish as our cable provider and a dvd player. Bring your favorite dvd's. Sorry no Wifi at this time. Additional hang out area includes large sunroom open to the main living room, it has huge windows overlooking the secluded back yard and cozy furniture, lamps for reading and another table and chairs for puzzles and games. We have 2 pack n' plays, 2 highchairs, 2 booster seats.

The lower level of this home is amazing...the apartment has stocked kitchen with dining bar, full bath with walk-in shower and two bedrooms, each with a queen bed! Just outside the apartment is an attached Billiards room with a professional table. A large room with a 60' flat screen television, 2 sets of bunk beds, top bunk is twin and lower is full. Also another full size bed across from the bunks, and an air hockey game. Another game table with four seats. We have two large 8' picnic tables on the concrete covered patio with gas grill and custom built slate stone fire pit, complete with sturdy log benches to seat everyone! We have firewood you can buy if you like or there are other places close by to get your firewood. This level also has a 60' flat screen t.v.

Huge concrete driveway, far from the road is a great place to ride bikes or skateboards (bring yours along, the grassy yard has a playground, merry-go-round and room to play just about any yard game you can think of! Volleyball net set-up.

More Details

Property Manager
Lynette Thornton
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

About Lynette Thornton

Born and raised in South Haven, graduated from LC Mohr High in 1974. I grew up on the property that our house in built on. My husband and I raised our two children in South Haven on Center Street and just after they both graduated we built our 'retirement' home that is now a rental. We lived in the house for about three years and then a job opportunity took us about seven miles south of South Haven and we manage a beautiful gated community on Lake Michigan and we live in the home provided for the manager. We still have a few years until we retire, so we decided rather than let the house sit empty that we would rent it throughout the year and let others enjoy the breathtaking area we call home! Only minutes from downtown South Haven and the beaches, this area has always been an ideal location, but when they brought city water and sewer our way, we jumped at the chance to build. My twin sister lives with our 95 year old mother on the same property and she loves to see people enjoying her personal paradise for the last 70 years! Our home gives you the best of both worlds in South Haven. You get to enjoy the beaches and all of the shopping you want and at the same time relax away from the hustle and bustle of downtown and enjoy the music of the birds in the morning and evening. Be quiet and you may see our families of deer or the families of wild turkeys. No you can't shoot them. If your not allergic to poison ivy you can walk through the ravine, otherwise stay where the yard is mowed!! We live within walking distance to my favorite, Sherman's Dairy!! As kids, my sister and I would ride our bikes there every day for a cone! Great childhood! If you enjoy biking, we live within a ten minute ride to the beautiful Kal Haven bike trail. It'll take you all the way to Kalamazoo if you want!! I personally guarantee that you will not be disappointed vacationing in our home.

Lynette Thornton purchased this house in 2001


South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • The lower level has two separate bedrooms and share a full bathroom. Upstairs, two bedrooms share a full bathroom with tub/shower and the master bedroom upstairs has a huge shower and double sinks. Off the laundry room is a full bath with shower, on main level.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , This room also has a hide-a-bed, queen.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • The lower level game room has two sets of bunk beds. Top is twin, lower is full size and a separate full size bed. In the billiards room is a queen futon sofa.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
5 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 4000 sq.ft. The large Sunroom has space for everyone, comfy seating and a great view of the back yard and fire pit. Bring your board games and cards. The kitchen is a dream! It sits in the center of the main level and is able to feel connected with the huge dining table, living room and sunroom! Large granite counter tops, full size appliances, Kuerig coffeemaker. Don't forget your favorite K-cups! microwave, small appliances, cookware, bakeware, utensils and service for up to twenty-five...any home chef will appreciate this space!! The living room has a large 60' flat panel TV and sectional sofa, which can sleep 4 comfortably. There are two guest bedrooms on the main level (the Master Suite is also on the main level) the first guest room offers a queen-size and twin size bed, the second has queen size bed. We also have three full bathrooms on the main level Our lower level is designed for ultimate indoor/outdoor entertaining...the apartment has two bedrooms (each with queen bed), full bath, kitchen with large and small appliances and a dining bar. This attaches to the Billiards room, a great space to hang out after a day at the beach! Or maybe you're ready for some grilling and fire side chats? We have two large 8' picnic tables on the covered cement patio, a gas grill with utensils and a custom built slate stone fire pit with seating for all!! We have a queen size futon in the Billiards room.


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Relaxing weekends out of the city, sitting around the firepit with your friends
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews

Amazing! Fun! Filled with everything you can imagine!

  • 5 of 5

We love coming to Jim and Lynette's property! They have the house stocked with everything you could possibly need. They have a wonderful fire pit for roasting smores and more! The kids love it because of the swing set and loads of toys and games! The volleyball net is so fun! It's clean and has 2 grills for large family cookouts! It's our second year renting with them and we're already looking forward to next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This beautiful family can come to our home anytime they like! They are truly the epitome of how renters should be! Love, love, love them😁�
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Perfect for any gathering!

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent this past weekend at Lynette and Jim's to celebrate the life of my father who we lost in May. This home is beautiful, homey, comfortable, spotless, HUGE and stocked with anything and everything you would ever need for a getaway to South Haven. Lynette has thought of everything-beach towels, table top s'mores roaster, fire wood for the 20-person fire pit and even birthday candles! We slept 18 comfortably with room to spare. Lynette is wonderful and her home reflects that. We can't thank her and Jim enough for opening their home to our family. We'll definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Attractive large home; great for a family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family greatly enjoyed a family reunion in this beautiful South Haven home. There is plenty of space, two kitchens, and lots of toys and play equipment, inside and out, for the kids. The beach is just minutes away and South Haven itself is worth exploring. We highly recommend visiting the Maritime Museum. We also enjoyed an evening sitting around the large fire pit while the children toasted marshmallows.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house for a large group

  • 5 of 5

Well appoIntend large house is great for large groups traveling together. Lynette was flexible and easy to work with. The location offers more privacy as compared to staying in town but is still only 2 miles from down town.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious house!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our large group (14 adults). Very spacious and a great layout. Very clean and Lynette was very helpful. We would stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would love for this family to visit us every year!
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Everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

This home is not only spacious, lovely, and peaceful, but it also has many "extras" that helped to make our all-too-short stay quite comfortable and entertaining. There are large meeting areas and quiet corners, toys for toddlers and adults, kitchen gadgets and appliances galore, abudant supplies, beautiful furnishings, and gracious hosts. I highly recommend this VRBO. You won't be sorry!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Grand Rapids, MI code: grr
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Amtrak, Bangor
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Big Boy
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
South Beach
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Go to the beach, both of them!.

* Shop all our amazing gift and clothing stores!.

* Eat at Clementines. A favorite for everyone. Casual dining ..

* Kids Corner playground across the street from beach..

* Our quaint small-town movie theatre!.

Top Thing to do in Budget:.....

Top Thing to do in Family:.....

South Haven is the quintessential Beach Town! Gorgeous sandy beaches, dozens of delicious restaurants for all tastes, unique shops...Here's a list of some of the most popular weekends

South Haven Fireworks ... July 3rd

National Blueberry Festival ... August 8-12

All Crafts Fair ... August 31 and Sept. 1

Our little town has a lot to offer everyone! My husband and I have been frequenting our favorite restaurant since it opened: Clementines!! You can't visit South Haven without trying one meal there! Because it is so famous, early on we realized this small trick: Since you can't make phone reservations, we used to send one of our children down on their bike and put our name in! They tell you about how long the wait will be and then we'd be sure to get there by that time! Well the children grew up so here's another trick we developed! Put your name in and walk to the end of the pier and back. That usually gets us in right about time! And if you still have time, shop!! My personal favorite shopping stores: Shooting Star, Nature's Country Cupboard and Renaissance! All on Phoenix Street.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $300

Only Weekly Rentals in July & August, 2015

Check-in 5pm; Check-out Noon EST.
Week of Saturday, May 23-30, 2015: $2000.00
June weekly rental rates, 2015: $2000.00 per week. Cleaning fee of $200.
June weekend rates (Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights): $1000.00. Cleaning fee: $200
July and August rates, 2015: $3000.00, includes cleaning fee. Full weeks available only.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.