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really, really, on the big lake with your own amazing beach and view

People17
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms1
Separate WCs3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

aug 19-26 2018 is still available.

Perched on a bluff looking wide-eyed at the seemingly endless big lake is a comfortably furnished house with 7 sleeping rooms, 1 ½ full baths and an attached bath house with 2 large clean showers and 2 toilets. The large sunset facing patio has picnic tables and space for the kids to play. Easily accessed private beach. TV with cable. Not air conditioned. a large cement patio. a sandy bluff slopes gently to the beach (campfires only on the beach--please)

it’s easy to walk up the sand to the pier directly across the channel from the light house, and it’s a short walk (maybe a mile) across the charming drawbridge to downtown with its restaurants, shops and activities. Lots of bedrooms. Not fancy. Cable; TV; a great fit for 2 or more families vacationing together with their pack of young ones.

More Details

Owner
Marion Fredman
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

Why Marion Fredman chose South Haven

On warm summer nights 14 to 16 of us would eat at picnic tables on the broad back patio as we watched the sun sink into Lake Michigan. After we had supped, a large posse of kids and grownups would amble down the sandy slope that led to the edge of the water and would dip their feet, and sometimes build a campfire. The home comes with a large stretch of beach deemed “private".

What makes this house unique

The house isn't air conditioned and the kitchen is small, but—frankly-- that just adds to the charm of this very comfortable, structure on the edge of the ocean like, “Big Lake”.Attached to the main dwelling there’s a large block house with two large clean showers and two large flush toilets. The property is on the city’s miracle mile; it’s easy to walk up the sand to the pier directly across the channel from the light house. A convenience store and beach rental shop are 3 blocks away, and it’s a short walk (maybe a mile) across the charming drawbridge to downtown with its restaurants, shops and activities. Lots of bedrooms. Not fancy. Don’t have to worry about scuffing the funky linoleum in the room that overlooks the lake front. Cable; TV; a great fit for 2 or more families vacationing together with their pack of young ones. and a short ride from a 33 mile bike trail that runs through farmlands and woods.

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: 17
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • resort ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Separate WCs
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 full and one half bathroom inside main house. for convenience and two minimize tracking sand into the house there are additionally-- Attached to the main dwelling -- a large block house with two large clean showers and two large flush toilets
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating

Reviews

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really, really, on the big lake with your own amazing beach and view
average rating of 4.4210525 based on 19 reviews
3

Best place to go to the beach.

  • 3 of 5

Beach is just down the hill. Patio is nice and large. We enjoy the grills. Our family loves it.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Once again our stay was fantastic. We love Michigan and the cottage is wonderful. Thank u

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cottage and Michigan

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Retreat for Friends' Meet-up

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with a big group of friends for a college reunion. We had a spread of young couples and young families, and there was something to do for everyone. Big, group eating areas, walkable to beach volleyball / ice cream, and right on the beach - it was fantastic. The house itself clearly has some history and charm, it was a pleasure to stay in. Plenty of places to sleep, and shower / baths worked out great.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Overland Park, KS
5

Huge house on Lake Michigan, plenty of beach, parking, kid books and toys, beds

  • 5 of 5

This big, old house is not fancy and it is not air-conditioned. However, it is at the top of a sand dune that leads directly to a wide, spacious beach with shallow, clear Lake Michigan water, perfect for 3 toddlers and 8 adults. We easily parked our 4 cars, had sufficient space at the 2 picnic tables on the patio for everyone to be seated for meals, unless we were seated at the very long table inside. We appreciated the outdoor shower house with 2 showers for hosing off sandy swimmers, as well as 2 toilets., and, at night appreciated having 2 toilets and 1 bathtub/shower in the house. It was convenient to have the washer and dryer in the kitchen, and the clothes line outside for wet towels. On one rainy morning we did yoga in the living room, which is quite large, and, on another rainy day, the kids played on the enclosed porch in front. Because there is no dishwasher, we used disposable plates and plastic ware (not our habit), so we didn't miss it. We filled up the 2 refrigerators, especially after picking blueberries! Again, we were glad to have the space. Another wonderful convenience: we walked to two parks for the play/climbing/running around possibilities, to the draw bridge, into town for ice cream and coffee, to the harbor for a boat ride, to the museum for the fish boil on Saturday night. It was the perfect location with little people: we could easily return to the house for snacks, diaper changes, whatever we needed without having to drive anywhere. We had plenty of space on the beach. We watched the sunset from the patio each night that it wasn't raining and, because the house sits slightly above the beach, we had a spectacular view. This was really an ideal house for our family and we all had a great time in South Haven!

Last, but not least, Marion is very responsive, easy to work with, kind, a grandma to several little people, accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

fantastic

  • 5 of 5

just right for a vacation on Lake Michigan. Loved the dune and the quick access to the beach.

Do not fix it up, we will not be able to afford it, thanks for how clean it was when we arrived.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peoria, il
4

Very large house and absolutely the best location !!

  • 4 of 5

This house is very ideally situated in South Haven giving very easy access to the town and restaurants as well as the beach. It the best of both worlds!! House can sleep an army! Beach is beautiful and easily accessed. We loved our stay here. Probably the only consideration is the stairs are steep and narrow which can be a challenge for older guests, but external access makes it a breeze. Great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
63 Miles
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Cleaning Fee £228.42
Refundable Damage Deposit £228.42

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