Standing atop a hill overlooking quaint downtown and the Black River harbor, Shores of South Haven, Inc. is a landmark of its beach side namesake. Founded by Broker Jay DeBruyn in 1977, this year marks the company’s 36th anniversary. Along with this milestone, Shores can boast equally impressive credits for property development and vacation rentals. In fact, Shores has been the catalyst for the sales of over 300 river and lakefront condominiums, and has the area’s largest inventory of weekly rentals. This diverse experience coupled with long standing community involvement has made Shores the smart and easy choice for thousands of buyers, sellers, renters and investors.
Shores began in a tiny 400 square foot brick building that originally housed the city’s drawbridge operations. One three-story building later and Shores of South Haven is now located directly downtown on the corner of Phoenix and Kalamazoo Streets, with 10 full time real estate sales agents, a dedicated vacation rental department, a collection of boat slip rentals, and an exclusive interactive window display that may be accessed 24 hours a day.
However, that is far from the end of services and conveniences offered by Shores. The accomplishments and high minimum standards of Shores of South Haven Vacation Rentals led to the expansion of a vacation rental office in Saugatuck/Douglas last year. The affiliated concierge company, Shore Style, also opened its doors in downtown South Haven and hosts a thorough menu of available guest and owner services that range from babysitting and dog walking to home repair and cleaning. Shores can not only help you find your perfect lake home and negotiate great deals, but can also help your property rent and generate income – and Shore Style can rent bikes or cribs to your guests, or cater a romantic beach dinner!
All of these services are available through the newly designed website at shoresofsouthhaven.com.
The experience and knowledge of Jay DeBruyn and the staff at Shores of South Haven is proven in its presence and continued success. Possessing a passion for lake shore real estate and showcasing the appeal of South Haven’s magnificent beaches, parks and sunsets, has helped Shores turn visitors into residents and renters for decades.