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Oakland South - Steps to Beach - 3BR/2BA Sleeps up to 10. Perfect Beach House!

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The Oakland Resort facing Lake Michigan

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Last updated: 07/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

South Haven house description

Location, location, location! The location is amazing! The Oakland is in the highly sought after Monroe Park of North Beach. With views of Lake Michigan from the entire front of the house (1 minute walk to the beach) and views of the harbor from the back of the house, you will always know that you are at the lake. Sit out on the front patio with a cool drink and watch the sun set on the lake - you won't want to leave! A casual 15 minute walk takes you to the shops and restaurants of beautiful downtown South Haven.

The Oakland was built as a resort hotel in 1927 and was first known as 'Mendelson's', and then later as 'The Oakland Resort'. According to The S.H. Historical Society, this is the resort that Clark Gable vacationed at in the '30s. Antique memorabilia of the period is displayed throughout the home.

Now converted into two separate private residences, the Oakland South has over 2100 square feet of living space with soaring ten foot ceilings, original millwork trim & windows, and solid wood doors with antique transom vents above the doors.

This is a three bedroom home (one queen, one full, and two sets of bunk beds) which very comfortably sleeps eight, with two full sized baths (perfect for two couples and four children). If an additional bed is needed for two more, there is a queen size sofa sleeper in the den.

The Oakland South was renovated by an interior designer to provide you with all the modern conveniences while maintaining the comfortable feeling that a classic Lake Michigan resort should.

The huge 'North Beach' of South Haven is one of the finest beaches in all Southwest Michigan. This huge beach of clean, sugar-like sand has all the amenities you could hope for: full concession stand with ice cream cones and hot dogs, clean restrooms, playground equipment, picnic tables, and volleyball courts. The best part about this beach, however, is the fact that there are absolutely NO stairs to climb! Anywhere!!

Keywords: House

Property Type

  • House
  • 2100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Elevated property keeps traffic away from the kids. No steps makes using strollers and wagons a breeze!...moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Must be 25 or older to rent....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Bedroom 3

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              • Convertible bed(s)

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              • Queen size Beds (1) New mattress set in huge master bedroom for 2 adults., Double Beds (1) New mattress set in 2nd bedroom for 2 adults., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) New queen size sleeper sofa in living room for 2 additional guests if needed., Bunk Beds (2) 2 sets of new bunk beds in 3rd bedroom sleeps 4....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                also includes coffee maker, toaster, blender, disposal, dimmable lighting at breakfast bar and at eat-in kitchen table....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                includes dishes, place mats, silverware, wine glasses, etc....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Brand new LG bottom freezer refrigerator with ice maker....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Full dish and utensil placesettings for all 10 guests....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                10...moreless

              • Stove
              • Toaster
              • Oven
              • Seating for 10 people

              Amenities

              • Living Room:

                Large sectional sofa and queen sized sleeper sofa as well as a club chair make seating for 10 easy. Card table with seating for 4 makes for precious memories....moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                Plenty of kitchen towels, bath towels and tablecloths from Crate & Barrel for your use. High quality linens on all beds....moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                Dual zone central air conditioning on each floor for extra cooling on hot summer nights....moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                All bath towels are provided. Please bring your own beach towels....moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Private driveway parking for 2 vehicles behind building....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Extra large capacity natural gas Maytag Dryer....moreless

              • Heating:

                2 Natural Gas furnaces for plenty of heat....moreless

              • Parking:

                Private driveway parking for 2 cars....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Extra large capacity Maytag Washer....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Ceiling fans, large closets in bedrooms for luggage. Glass card table in living room for scrabble or monopoly!...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    60 channel digital cable TV with on-demand....moreless

                  • Stereo:

                    Has dock to accommodate your MP-3 players....moreless

                  • CD Player

                  Communications

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Instructions to access complimentary WiFi will be sent to all renters....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Beautiful and private wood deck at rear of building with Harbor views and shared patio and porch at front of building with Lake views....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Stainless Steel Weber Genesis natural gas grill. No more hassels with propane tanks running out!...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Beautiful landscaped yard with flowers and ornamental grasses. ...moreless

                  • Garden Chairs:

                    8...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family

                  Location & View

                  • Lake View:

                    Amazing views of Lake Michigan from the living room, family room, and 2 bedrooms! Watch the sunsets from the house!...moreless

                  • Water View:

                    Views of the yachts in the Harbor from the back of the house and beautiful Lake Michigan out the front! Heaven!!! ...moreless

                  • Beach View:

                    We are a 1 minute walk to the beach from the sidewalk to the sand! No Stairs!!! You will love it!...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • Cycling
                  • Tennis
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Fishing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Kayaking
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Skiing
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Medical Services
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Cinemas
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Antiquing
                  • Sledding
                  • Shopping
                  • Boating
                  • Beachcombing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Swimming
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Summer
                  Jun 28 - Aug 15, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,950
                  8/16 7 night Special
                  Aug 16 - Aug 22, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,750
                  Six Night Week
                  Aug 23 - Aug 28, 2014
                  6 night min stay

                  $2,350
                  Labor Day Weekend
                  Aug 29 - Sep 1, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $450
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $600

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  50% down payment required for registration and the balance with security deposit is due within 2 weeks of your stay.


                  This owner accepts: Credit cards.
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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 07/09/2014
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                  Location

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  Sun tanning on the beach, swimming in the lake, building sand castles, long walks, watching boats, relaxing, flying kites, enjoying friends and family and building memories.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2000

                  About the owner: Lynn and I reside in Glenview, Illinois with our 3 daughters: Sophia, Gianna and Bianca. We are a beach loving family and enjoy everything that South Haven has to offer...the huge beach(see pic), walking on the pier, playing in the park and of course, swimming in the lake!

                  Why the Owner Chose South Haven:
                  Quick, easy and simple beach access with no steps or stairs. We grew up going to other beaches in Michigan and the good memories of the beach are diluted by the painful memories of hauling all the stuff up and down all of those stairs! At North Beach, pull a wagon full of your stuff from the front door of the house all the way to the water's edge on the beach! Now that is relaxing!

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  After making our post arrival trip to the grocery store, we love the fact that we rarely ever get back into the car - walking everywhere is great family time. Our favorite ritual is taking an early morning walk over the drawbridge into town to the Golden Brown Bakery and suprising the kids with fresh baked donuts and expressos for my wife and I.


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                  Photos

                  • The Oakland Resort facing Lake Michigan

                    The Oakland Resort facing Lake Michigan

                  • Large living room with original double wide stair

                    Large living room with original double wide stair

                  • Huge Master Bedroom with amazing views of Lake Michigan

                    Huge Master Bedroom with amazing views of Lake Michigan

                  • Sun drenched south west exposure

                    Sun drenched south west exposure

                  • Large, private back deck with stainless Weber Genesis gas grill!

                    Large, private back deck with stainless Weber Genesis gas grill!

                  • Our girls across the street on the beach Fall 2010

                    Our girls across the street on the beach Fall 2010

                  • Walk out to South Haven's famous Lighthouse.

                    Walk out to South Haven's famous Lighthouse.

                  • Sun Filled Family Room with views of Lake Michigan

                    Sun Filled Family Room with views of Lake Michigan

                  • Roomy Eat-in Kitchen w/ seating for 10 and beautiful Harbor views

                    Roomy Eat-in Kitchen w/ seating for 10 and beautiful Harbor views

                  • Large Full Bathroom #2 with Harbor views

                    Large Full Bathroom #2 with Harbor views

                  • Original Leaded Glass Arched Windows

                    Original Leaded Glass Arched Windows

                  • New family room sectional and chair!

                    New family room sectional and chair!

                  • Our Beach!  This is the prized North Beach of South Haven just steps away.

                    Our Beach! This is the prized North Beach of South Haven just steps away.

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                  Date last modified - Wednesday, July 09, 2014

                  $336 - $600 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

                  View calendar: Updated 07/09/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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