Winding Creek Estates - “the Queen”
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
South Haven house description
”THE QUEEN” - totally remodeled in 2012, this 3700 sq ft.
(2.5Hrs-Chicago, 3.5hrs-Detroit/1Hr-Grand Rapids)
Elegant 3 story residence is ideal for the individuals who love the finer amenities in a home. This house has all the top quality custom finishing from the granite imported from Norway to the exclusive 5 layer paint in the hallway and bathrooms to look like real beach and water.
This plush three story getaway has extensive walkout decking on all three level. Deck views of the beautiful babbling winding creek as well as the tranquilizing wave of Lake Michigan from the master bedroom, living room, and recreational room on the lower level with is also adorned with a 6-8 person hot tub.
*3.5 bath, 4 bedrooms, sleeps 12-16, one of the largest kitchens you will ever see with & enough cabinet space to make a hoarder jealous! Throughout the house there are “acres” of custom granite counter tops & flooring throughout the kitchen, living room, dinning room & throughout all 4 bathrooms bathrooms.
*2 1/2 car finished garage with extensive built-in custom shelving and storage.
*4 fireplaces – 2 gas and 2 natural with all the firewood you can use. One in the recreation room, master bedroom, main floor bedroom and living room. Stack of hard wood ready for your use in the fireplaces or the fire pits.
*a very large 72” direct projection LCD TV in the living room.
*house wide wireless cable internet, cable TV & telephone.
*back up generator which will run most all key household items
*6-8 person hot tub surrounded by railroad ties up the ravine for scenic flower beds
*top quality fancy hickory hardwood flooring throughout the kitchen, living room and entryway.
*large wine cabinet with wet bar in formal dinning area with 12 person table for entertaining
*walkout balcony on all 3 levels - from master bedroom living room and basement out to the hot tub and flower bed along the ravine walled with railroad ties
*2 finished garages have extensive built-in shelving for storage
*extensive shelving in the basement work bench area.
*convenient laundry built in between the upstairs bedroom
*all new completely remodeled custom “high tech”
*very large kitchen with an open floor plan for the family in the living room & formal dinning area
*jet air grill and charbroiled to cook steaks on the grill in any weather and griddle for pancakes, bacon and eggs
*a large utility closet which all plug in appliances can be always plugged i and out of the way, but with quick & easy roll out access.
*commercial heavy duty trash compactor, new appliances with convention oven, ideal for recycling
*a large double 'butterfly' sink with detachable facet for spraying & washing
*large multiple shelve panty next to the frig for easy access
*more kitchen cabinets than any one family can use with copious amounts of top grade granite counter space for the whole family to use at once.
*full finished lower level recreational room which can be a nice additional bedroom with a Murphy bed & 2 pullout sleeper couches. Full bathroom adorned with slate stone flooring
*custom fireplace made solely with hand picked stone from the residence private beach.
*entertainment bar with refrigerator and kegerator for 24 hour tap keg beer or “keg root beer”, attached patio with 6-8 person hot tub.
*recreational room with classic 1.875 inch thick 4 piece slate pool table with detail ornate inlaid wood, refinish with wood from around the world, to its original 1778 condition (yes, this table is as old & as beautiful as our country).
*full bank vault from a real bank (the bank of Bangor from our sister city). The full bank vault door, metal cabinet doors and safe deposit boxes.
*commercial bed tanning unit
*several hundred square foot storage area in the utility (hot water heater etc.) with a 12 foot work bench with a full wall peg board for quick and convenient access of tools and supplies.
*extensive storage space (that would be difficult to fill with a life time of hoarding, much less a week or two of vacationing)
*pull down staircases with insulated and floored storage spaces for the entire attic in the rafters of the “the queen” house which can be entered from the garage.
*paved ramp for launching the jet ski/boats to lake michigan. Easy walk to lake michigan with no stairs.
*boat house has 2 tier levels of storage shelving above the boat storage area.
*this privately owned beach which extends miles in both direction is ideal for taking a long beach walk looking for sea glass, petoskey stones, and catching some of the beautiful lake michigan sun & evening sunsets.
*commercial ice maker so you never run out of ice for those “vacation drinks”
*numerous inflatables your every ones enjoyment in the boat house. Opportunity to sail boarding and the ever popular coastal wave, skim boarding
*we own a 34 foot silverton with sky bridge water craft which is available for rental or personalized chauffeured tour on lake michigan for a picturus evening sunset. Ideal for viewing the fireworks on the water! The silverton sleeps 6 and has full galley.
*bikes for all ages for your vacation enjoyment
*3 wheeler for beach and dune running as an optional item
*full fishing gear for the anglers who would enjoy fishing while on vacationing on beautiful lake michigan
*we aim to make your stay perfect and that this be the vacation of your dreams, so if you can dream it we will try to provide it. An example, if you have an urge to play paintball, we have an extensive array of top quality guns and gears that are available with several option of fields to play or a “woods” game on the three & half acre vacation property running along beautiful water of winding creek.
*3.4 acres at the end of the circle of the street of winding creek
*beautiful winding creek which traverses the property throughout the south side of the property (smelt dipping when in season)
*hundred of old large hard wood trees & one with “tree house” my boys made many years ago.
*over 230 feet of private wide sandy beach on lake michigan
*all the boating toys on could enjoy
*custom extensive landscaping with fire pit (summer 2012)
*unique and special features
*the greatest assets & the most attractive feature of the property is the fact that it is virtually the only piece of property that has a gradual walk down grade to the beach on lake michigan. Properties typically have 45 to more than 100 steps from the bluff to the beach. In the area, highly sought after property, that brokers promote and advertise as “low bluff beach” which will have 25-35 steps. The creek running on the south side of the property (winding creek) protects the beach from erosion. The property has a gentle gradual grade to the beach without any stairs or lifts necessary to enjoy the beautiful sands on lake michigan.
*2 basketball hoop court
*a beautiful winding creek running along the property emptying into lake michigan
*decorative enclosed fence yard corral for boats, jet skis and snowmobiles
*gazebo : built in the the 1920's when south haven became famous for the top “playground” for vacationers. It is an ideal place for having a drink in the shade while over looking the peaceful waters of lake michigan.
*beautiful brick decorated fire pit in the back yard as well as having fire pit right on the beach, where you can enjoy the babbling waters of winding creek as well as the tranquil waves of lake michigan.
Enjoy your family vacation at winding creek estates & have memories that you will treasure for a lifetime!
- 3700 sq. ft.
- 3 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Private Chef
- Children Welcome
- Events Allowed
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 14-18
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Pantry Items
- Ice Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Towels Provided:
- Living Room seats 7:
- Linens Provided:
- Air Conditioning:
- Hair Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Iron & Board
- Clothes Dryer
- 2014 in season(IS)5/16-9/7(Sun-Sun) $7,955/M,Winter(W)$3975+dep.Spring&Fall(SF)$5,390 Winter (11/24/14 to 12/19/14) & (1/6/15 to 3/28/15). Email for quotes on holidays & festivals. Also email for specials for ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTS!. Formal quotes are only given electronically (email or fax)...moreless
- Pool Table:
- Video Library:
- Game Room:
- Video Games
Pool & Spa
- Hot Tub
- Outdoor Grill
- Lawn / Garden
- Water Sports Gear
- Kayak / Canoe
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Deck / Patio
- Away From It All
Location & View
No stairs!! The greatest asset & most attractive feature of the property is the gradual walk down to the beach. Where most Michigan properties typically have 45 to 100 steps from bluff to the beach...moreless
- Beach View:
- Water Skiing
- Roller Blading
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Freshwater Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Surf Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Basketball Court
- Hunting Big Game
- Cross Country Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Hunting Small Game
- Ice Skating
- Wildlife Viewing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Horseback Riding
- Recreation Center
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Paddle Boating
- Sight Seeing
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We had an amazing time!
We had an amazing time!
This review is for the Queen. The beach was exactly what we needed to accommodate our group. We had 6 kids under 3, and 7 adults. What made it an ideal location for us specifically was that the winding creek that runs through the property lets into Lake Michigan in such a way as to create a "kiddie pool," right on the beach. It was an alternative to watching an 18 month old constantly running towards some of the bigger waves of Lake Michigan. We played in Lake Michigan as well of course and it was amazing, but, it was also nice to have water that the young kids could play in without having to constantly hover for fear they'd get washed away. Additionally, the first few feet of water at the beach has big stones in it, I would recommend water shoes if you're planning on heading out very far into the lake. It's a great depth for kids as it is very shallow, it's just a little rocky. Not a big deal, just something to take into consideration when you pack! Another benefit to the Queen was the kitchen. It is nice with a large group to have a beautiful, functional place to host meals. Other highlights were some of the amenities provided. The golf cart was a big hit. Not to mention all the bikes, beach toys, kayaks, and paddle boats! A lot of thought went into providing a great time for the guests of the Queen. Just a few things you may want to be prepared for, but by no means should prevent you from booking the property: There is no central air and the window units sometimes struggled. If you book JUST the Queen there may be other guests in the King, and they will also be on the beach and at the campfire. In our case, that luckily turned out to be a fun addition! Also, it did not really appear to me as though there were 5 bedrooms. There were definitely 4 bedrooms, but the "5th" bedroom is a Murphy bed in the basement which is where the adults would technically want to congregate at night as that is where all the fun "adult toys" (Golden Tee, pool table, etc.) are located. Finally, there were a lot of fun amenities, but they are well worn. We really enjoyed the golf cart but one of the tires was really wobbly. The bikes could all use a little maintaining, (rusty or missing pedals) one of the paddle boats had a rusty piece of metal sticking out of it, etc. It is nothing to prevent your stay, just good to know! Overall, book your vacation here if you want to have a beautiful beach vacation without any stairs. We had an absolute blast!
- Guest Winnie (Chicago)
- Date of stay 08/30/13
- Review Submitted 09/06/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.
It was an idyllic week weather-wise and the accommodations allowed for space to run & space to gathering together. Some highlights: -our very own fire pit, which we used nightly -the complimentary paddle boats (2 4-seaters), 5 kayaks, 4 dinghy’s, inflatable island and numerous personal inflatable for the lake. You won't be disappointed with this place. Thank you for creating a space near such beauty for families to come together to enjoy nature and the beauty of each other’s company. Thanks for making it available.
- Guest JOHN (NOVI, MI)
- Date of stay 06/29/13
- Review Submitted 08/28/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.
TRULY FEEL LIKE A QUEEN
TRULY FEEL LIKE A QUEEN
Just a short note to say hi and let you know the clan really enjoyed our stay together at Winding Creek Estates. We spent a great deal of time in the kitchen because of the inclement weather. The kitchen was huge, with enough granite counter surface to run a restaurant. The kitchen was extremely well stocked, they have though nearly everything and when we asked if they had a salad mixer, they said no but they would have one there before we arrived. All told, this is just a lovely place to stay, and a real value for the amenities offered. I would definitely go back with a group of friends or a large family for a week away from the city.
- Guest PAT (SYRACUSE, NY)
- Date of stay 05/26/13
- Review Submitted 08/27/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Thank you for your feedback and we look forward to serving you again next year!
A SPECIAL TREASURE
A SPECIAL TREASURE
We celebrated our parent’s 60th wedding anniversary with a week stay at the “Winding Creek Estates”. We had 12 adults and 5 children with ages ranging from 8 months to 86 years old. The beach was amazing with a pleasant easy walk to the beach and most important, no stairs for our 86 year old parents to negotiate. The golf cart was a life saver for our less than mobile family members. We all had an amazing time and spent almost the entire week right there on the premises. It is very obvious that Brad enjoys thinking of every kind of toy that kids and adults can play with, and stocks the vacation rentals with everything one can possibly imagine. It is an ideal property for all of the kids and adults to play and relax at the same time. We were very fortunate with the weather, but even if you aren’t as lucky, there are plenty of inside games and activities to keep everyone happy. The video arcade & pinball machines were very popular. This was one of our best family vacations ever!
- Guest Dr. Dave (Gross Pointe Farms, Mi)
- Date of stay 06/14/13
- Review Submitted 08/25/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.
Owner response: The team at Winding Creek Estates is humbled by your feedback and we want you to know that we are dedicated to always strive to improve anything within our power, to perfect the vacation rental experience for our guest.
Wonderful Family Vacation
Wonderful Family Vacation
We just returned from a week at the "Queen" where 19 of my wife's side of the family had a wonderful family vacation. The huge plus of this property is it's location and easy access to the beach. We had young children and teenagers as well as adults and we all enjoyed the private sandy beach. The sunsets were beautiful and many nights we built a fire on the beach and stayed out until midnight enjoying the stars and the waves. There were a lot of large stones in the first 15 feet of water, but then there was a nice shallow sand bar that the kids and I had a ball playing on. From the property you could walk all the way South down to the Van Buren State Park. It was perfect for paddle boarding and on several days windsurfing. Besides the beach the location was very close to the town of South Haven which is a cute beach town with lots of restaurants, and shops. Though it would have been close enough to walk the beach to get to South Haven the beach access was blocked by large rocks and an area that was impassable going North toward town. Our children really enjoyed the "Friends Goodwill" pirate tall sailboat cruise out of the Michigan Maritime Museum. The "Queen" house had a wonderful kitchen and dining room area which worked well even for our large group. Much of the rest of the house however needed some work. The walkout basement space was musty, there was no central air-conditioning throughout the house and in general it could have been more upscale. Mostly just small things that didn't work or where in need of repair or replacing. Also, for our group we had 5 married couples but there where only 4 bedrooms. There was an ample number of beds but not much privacy.
- Guest Beachcomber (Elkhart, IN)
- Date of stay 07/07/13
- Review Submitted 07/14/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thank you for your feedback and we truly treasure your patronage. The team at Winding Creek Estates wish you and your extended family a blessed remaining 2013 and the new 2014!
We had a great time!
We had a great time!
We went for a week get a way and wish we could have stayed longer! The house is amazing! The views of the beach were amazing and the sunsets "priceless" We are hoping to come back in the summer!!! Brad & Deb were very nice! Thanks so much!
- Guest Lou (Northern Mi)
- Date of stay 02/03/13
- Review Submitted 02/12/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, adventure seekers, sightseeing, people with disabilities, tourists without a car, age 55+, girls getaway, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Thank you! We appreciate serving, and our reward is realized when your vacation at Winding Creek Estates have become a heartfelt memory that you will keep & treasure for a lifetime! Your Host, Brad & Deb
2014 in season(IS)5/16-9/7(Sun-Sun)$7,955/m ,Winter(W)+dep.Spring&Fall markedly reduced rates-EARLY BOOK'special 10%off ($800 rental discount!!)2014 -$7,955/m 100% of the payment is due when booking a discounted resrv.+$2000 SecurityDeposit Email for quotes on holidays & festivals - add'l wkly specials on extend stays. Formal quotes are only given electronically (email or fax)EARLY BOOKspecial 10%off
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- Nearest Airport: South Haven Area Regional Airport at 3 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Lake Express - Muskegon, MI at 70 Miles
- Nearest Train: Amtrak Bangor, MI at 11.5 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: I-196 EXIT 18 at 2 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Private Beach (on The Property) at 75 Metres
- Nearest Barpub: Clementine’s At 4 Miles, Curve Inn at 4 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Timber Ridge at 53 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Hawkshead Links At 9 Miles & Beeches Golf Course at 7 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Clementine’s At 4 Miles & Several Other Restaurant at 4 Miles
About the owner: Medical issues: A special piece of mind by renting at Winding Creek estates. Cardiologist and Cosmetic surgeon own the property and would be more than willing to help, if possible, to save you running to the emergency room and avoid missing any precious moments on the special vacation. Our mission, while you enjoy your stay at Winding Creek Estates, is to make you feel like you are at home except with the addition of many great amenities you wouldn't otherwise have access to or the time to enjoy. **Enjoy your family vacation at Winding Creek Estates & have memories that you will treasure for a lifetime! Your Host, Brad & Deb
Why the Owner Chose South Haven:
From a property standpoint it is 'NO STAIRS' to the 235 ft of private beach & beautiful babbling stream of Winding Creek emptying into the majesty waters of Lake Michigan.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
From a personal level your host seeks to make your stay perfect and that this is the vacation of your dreams, so if you can dream it we will try to provide it. Our mission is to make your stay at Winding Creek Estates a special event so your dreams come true & you have heartfelt memories that you will treasure for a lifetime!
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“The Queen” on the left & “The King” on the right
Stairs/entrance 'The Queen'
Wet bar with wine fridge between the kitchen & dining room.
Large kitchen in 'The Queen' with imported Norwegian granite
Bar, pool table, and fireplace in the lower level of 'The Queen'
Master bedroom with fireplace in 'The Queen' with walk out patio
Back deck of 'The Queen' below this level is the hot tub.
Bank vault inside 'The Queen'
A view from lake Michigan (no stairs!)
34ft Sliverton (available for rent)
'The Queen Beach room' with 2 queen beds on the main floor
Large bedroom in 'The Queen' which has its own fireplace
Front door of 'The Queen'
Living room in 'The Queen' with a 72 inch TV
Pool table and fireplace in the lower level of 'The Queen'
Bathroom in 'The Queen'
Master bathroom with granite flooring & vanity top in 'The Queen'
The back of 'The Queen'. The lower level is where the hot tub is located.
The South Haven Pier & Lighthouse
6-8 person Hot tub
Living room of the 34ft Silverton
Another view of 'The Queen Beach Room' with 2 queen beds
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