Oakland South - Steps to Beach - 3BR/2BA Sleeps up to 10
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- 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!!
- 2100 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
- 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
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Location & View
- Water View:
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- Basketball Court
- Ice Skating
- Freshwater Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Winery Tours
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Massage Therapist
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
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Perfect location & beautiful surroundings
Perfect location & beautiful surroundings
My experience with Oakland South was all that I was hoping it would be. It was a beautifully decorated and spacious house and it was just a block from the stunning North Beach. It was great to take a morning run around the friendly neighborhood or a sunset stroll along the inlet. I loved this house and would stay there again in a heartbeat. I stayed there with my family. We have small children and adults and everyone was pleased with the amenities. We even took a trip out on the Tall Ship "Friends Good Will" which I recommend for kids of all ages.
- Guest Kristi (Chicago area)
- Date of stay 06/17/13
- Review Submitted 09/11/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Chicago family of 5Guest comment entered by owner
Chicago family of 5
Hi Bob, Once again, we had a fantastic week at your wonderful home. The girls are already demanding that I set up a week for next year. I'll be in touch in the next few weeks. Thanks again for your warm hospitality and it was nice to meet you. Sincerely, Bill
- Guest Bill
- Date of stay 07/21/12
- Review Submitted 01/13/13
Chicago Family of 4Guest comment entered by owner
Chicago Family of 4
Hi Bob, We absolutely loved the house! What a fabulous location too. Wondering if we can book it again for next year same week? Best, Barb
- Guest Barb
- Date of stay 06/30/12
- Review Submitted 01/13/13
6/1 thru 6/8/13 and 6/8 thru 6/15/13:$1600 weekly 6/15 thru 6/22/13:$2200 week 6/22 thru 6/29/13:$2400 week 6/29 thru 8/24/13:$2800 weekly 8/24 thru 8/30/13 (six nights):$2400 Labor Day Weekend 8/30 thru 9/2/13:$1300
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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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The Oakland Resort facing Lake Michigan
Large living room with original double wide stair
Huge Master Bedroom with amazing views of Lake Michigan
Bonus deck for outdoor dining
Original Leaded Glass Arched Windows
New family room sectional and chair!
Sun Filled Family Room with views of Lake Michigan
Roomy Eat-in Kitchen w/ seating for 10 and beautiful Harbor views
Large Full Bathroom #2 with Harbor views
Sun drenched south west exposure
Large, private back deck with stainless Weber Genesis gas grill!
Our girls across the street on the beach Fall 2010
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3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
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