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Perfect Family Place - Heated Pool, Walk to Downtown/Beach, Hot Tub Always Open

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Lounge on deck overlooking the pool and hot tub. Pool deck is gated for safety.

Lounge on deck overlooking the pool and hot tub.  Pool deck is gated for safety. Close up view of the fantastic hot tub!  Lots of jets, waterfall, LED lights!! Playscape is shared with my property next door. Living Room has 50 inch flat screen high definition TV with DVD VCR. Full kitchen with all major appliances and a breakfast bar! Large fridge with water/ice.  Kitchen leads to pool deck and patio area. Master Bedroom with view of pool and yard.  This room has a full bathroom. Master Bedroom also has 32 inch TV/DVD. We call this the 'Big Bedroom'.  King size bed and full size crib. 'Moon' room has bunk and full size bed.  Closet is shared with 'Big Bedroom'. Master Bathroom with 5 foot tub shower combo Upstairs Hallway Bathroom with 5 foot tub shower Looking from kitchen into dining and living rooms.  (Old TV in this pic) Looking from living room thru dining into kitchen 'Kids' section of living room has games, toys, etc Don't miss the sunsets at South Beach.  Just a short walk down the sidewalk. Create your own masterpiece with South Beach as your canvas. Oh what fun it is!  Notice the clear water of Lake Michigan's South Beach. White picket fence lines the front sidewalk Wrought iron table with plenty of seating on the back deck.  Gas grill too! Enjoy a snack or dinner alongside the hot tub. Another view of Hot tub with swimming pool alongside. 8 foot dining table in the dining room. A desktop computer is available for your use.  WIFI also available!!

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Last updated: 04/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

South Haven house description

'Sunset Center' is an adjacent pair of family vacation houses. The 'Ice House' is a 6 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom vacation home featuring a private gated 24 foot heated swimming pool, 6 person hot tub, playscape, and wooded ravine lot. The property is an easy 4 block walk down the sidewalk to South Beach, Kid's Corner, and downtown shopping and dining.

All comforts of home are provided, including new washer and dryer, linens, all major kitchen appliances (including refrigerator with ice and water dispenser, range, dishwasher, and microwave), kitchen utensils, free long distance telephone, free wireless internet connection, computer, several cable TVs, 2 DVD/VCR players, CD players, just to name a few.

The house is perfect for families with children of all ages. The pool and hot tub are gated for your protection. The back yard is completely fenced.

Need even more space? Property #313907 is another 6 bedroom house right next door.


House Details: Family-friendly items included are books for all ages, toys, puzzles, movies for all ages, well-loved bikes, riding toys, high chair, full size crib with rocking chair, 2 baby gates, excersaucer, strollers, sippee cups, baby monitor, booster seats, and pool toys. Enjoy the flexibility and convenience of having 6 private bedrooms, conveniently located throughout the house! 5 bedrooms are upstairs. One is a master suite with private bathroom. Another full bathroom is in the upstairs hall. 1 bedroom is downstairs, also with a private bathroom. The house has a large 28 x 14 foot carpeted living room that includes 2 cable televisions (50 inch and 25 inch), each with DVD/VCR players. The hardwood floored 14 x 14 dining room comfortably fits an 8 foot dining table. The kitchen and adjacent powder room have ceramic tiled floors. The kitchen has sliding glass doors that open to the backyard deck and pool/spa area.

More House Details: All six bedrooms are carpeted. 4 bedrooms have ceiling fans. The house has 7 ceiling fans in all. All bathrooms have ceramic tiled floors. The master bedroom has a faux balcony overlooking the backyard pool area. One bedroom has a trayed ceiling.

Renovation Summary: The house was completely renovated in 2006. Renovations included new vinyl siding, new roof, all new windows, new wiring, 18 x 18 foot 2 story addition, all new carpet, all new appliances, new swimming pool, new hot tub, new sod, new deck, all new paint, new furniture, and new white vinyl fencing.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Swimming pool is open in season.

              Entertainment

              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • VCR
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • Audio Tape Player
              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • Foosball
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Video Library
              • Toys
              • Video Games
              • DVD Player

              Theme

              • Family
              • Tourist Attractions

              Car

                  • Recommended

                  Attractions

                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Walking
                  • Antiquing
                  • Scenic Drives

                  local services and businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Location Type

                  • Downtown:

                    The unique shops, cafes, and wineries of downtown South Haven are a short walk down the sidewalk. Walk to take in a movie or to cool off with some ice cream without needing a car!...moreless

                  • Beach

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Cycling
                  • Skiing
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Hiking
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Sailing
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Swimming

                  Dining

                  • Dining Room
                  • Child's Highchair

                  General

                  • Free Long Distance
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Water Cooler
                  • Filtered Water
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Local Maps
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Garage
                  • Internet
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Computer Available
                  • Telephone
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Heating
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Parking
                  • Activities Guide
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • PC

                  Kitchen

                  • Kitchen
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Freezer
                  • Oven
                  • Microwave
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Toaster
                  • Blender
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Stove

                  Outside

                  • Wood Deck
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Child's Swing
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Deck / Patio

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Outdoor Hot Tub
                  • Outdoor Pool
                  • Hot Tub
                   

                  Reviews

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                    • Guest Danielle_HAC96276 (Indianapolis, IN)
                    • Date of stay 07/01/07
                    • Review Submitted 07/19/07
                    15 (8 adults, 7 kids) of us stayed at the house over Memorial Weekend 2007. We had a wonderful weekend. There was lots for everyone to do: pool, hot tub, swingset and sand box in the backyard, and the house was stocked with games and toys. This was the perfect place to stay with so many people! We didn't feel crowded and still had 2 extra bedrooms. The house was very clean and well stocked with needed items. South Haven was a nice, quaint community to visit. We enjoyed the beach, public playground, the shops, etc. We would definitely like to return for a visit in the future.

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                  • A perfect Winter Wonderland!

                    A perfect Winter Wonderland!

                    • Guest NAncy R.
                    • Date of stay 12/23/13
                    • Review Submitted 01/09/14
                    We could not have chosen a more perfect location to spend our first Christmas away from home in thirty six years! The Ice House is large, roomy, yet cozy and inviting. We were greeted by a lit Christmas tree in the living room (which was one of the items I was concerned about leaving at home) and a huge kitchen, which was great because we spent our entire time in the house because of the weather/driving conditions. We were able to do lots of food prep/cooking without getting in each other's way! To our delight, we had our own Santa (Jim, the owner) who attended to our every anticipated need, even though he was on vacation with his family. My grand daughter was able to frolic in the snow filled backyard, play on the snow covered playground equipment, and enjoy the numerous games and toys that had been tucked away in one of the first floor closets. There were cribs, highchairs, every thing needed to accommodate parents traveling with young kids. Yet, the location of the three and a half baths was perfect for all of us seniors! The house is clean, well maintained and by all reviews, the beds were extremely comfortable. My husband wanted to take one of the mattresses home! Jim supplied us with the best customer service we have received in a very long time - before, during and after our stay! I would highly recommend this location and any other location owned by the Havliks. It was our first attempt at a vacation like this, and I look forward to doing more business with Jim in the future.

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                    • Guest Leslie,New Boston, Mi.
                    • Date of stay 09/01/13
                    • Review Submitted 01/06/14
                    Nice place to stay with lots of room and extra amenities. Owner is very helpful and accommodating. I have rented large homes all over the US. This was one of the best experiences for my extended family.

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                    • Guest Rosemarie, Westlake
                    • Date of stay 08/19/12
                    • Review Submitted 01/06/14
                    "This was our 3rd stay at the Ice House but our first time being in South Haven over the 4th of July holiday. It was another fantastic week of fun despite the very hot weather. As always, the pool and proximity to the beach make the heat much more bearable. Kids couldn't get enough of the pool and the adults enjoyed the peaceful night time swims. There were 9 adults 3 children and plenty of room for all. The owner, Jim, goes out of his way to ensure that everything is stocked well and in working order. Really only need to bring clothing, food and beverages and you are set for the week. This year we enjoyed the parade coming right down the street on July 4th and watched the awesome fireworks display from the beach the night before. We pretty much walk everywhere because we are so close to downtown, the beach and the park. We cannot say enough good things about this vacation spot and highly recommend it to friends and family. Definitely plan to return again."

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                    • Guest Anonymous, Canton, OH
                    • Date of stay 06/25/12
                    • Review Submitted 01/06/14
                    Our family of 9 adults and 6 children stayed at the ICE HOUSE 6/9/12 - 6/16/12. We thoroughly enjoyed our vacation. We had plenty of room and lacked nothing that we needed. One word of caution: upstairs ceilings are low and four of the bedrooms share one bathtub. The pool and hot tub were fabulous and excellently maintained. The beach and city playground were a nice short walk and so was downtown South Haven. The Village Market around the corner had everything we needed at neighborhood prices, and besides the quaint restaurants and downtown stores, a McDonald's, Pizza Hut, Burger King and WalMart are all close by. Jim Havlik was a pleasure to work with, and we received the refund of our security last weekend (6/23/12).

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                    • Guest Anonymous, Pinehurst, NC
                    • Date of stay 05/02/12
                    • Review Submitted 01/06/14
                    We stayed at the Ice House for a weekend get-together with four families, and were very pleased with the accommodations. The location is great, the house is well maintained and has plenty of space - just as advertised. The owner is very easy to work with and helpful. We would definitely stay there again.

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                    • Guest Powell, Ohio
                    • Date of stay 08/19/11
                    • Review Submitted 01/06/14
                    This was our fifth year in the Ice House, and it was great as always. Six spacious bedrooms, plenty of room to eat together with a big group, and the pool is always sparkling and a big hit with the kids. Jim Havlik is a great landlord who is always willing to help with little problems or local advice.

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                    • Guest John, Chicago, IL
                    • Date of stay 05/24/11
                    • Review Submitted 01/06/14
                    "This was my second year renting the Ice House - and it was just as good, if not better, than my first visit. The house is well stocked with all the items necessary for a weekend away. The linens were comfortable and clean. Payment and security deposit is a very easy process and promptly returned. More than anything, working with Jim is a pleasure. Communication is frequent, clear and pleasant."

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                    • Guest Julie,Elmhurst, IL
                    • Date of stay 09/19/10
                    • Review Submitted 01/06/14
                    We had a great visit to the Ice House. We had two families there with a total of 4 adults and 4 children and there was more than enough room. We could have probably fit another family or two there. Its a very well stocked house. Plenty of everything...towels, kitchen supplies, toys for the kids, computer WIFI, bikes, strollers. They have everything! We stayed in mid-September so it wasn't all that warm out but the kids were able to swim in the heated pool regardless which was very nice. We will definitely be staying at Ice House again.

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                    • Guest Jill,South Lyon, MI
                    • Date of stay 09/18/10
                    • Review Submitted 01/06/14
                    We stayed at the Ice House property over Labor Day weekend 2010 to celebrate my parents 40th wedding anniversary and couldn't have been more satisfied with our stay. The location is great with the beach, kid's park and downtown shopping and restaurants very nearby. For accommodating as many people as it does, we did not feel at all like we were crowded in the house - very spacious bedrooms and kitchen. The pool and jacuzzi at the property were also a nice added touch if you didn't want to venture out but still wanted to relax a bit. The house is equipped with just about everything you would need.....and then some! Lots of toys (indoor and outdoor!) for kids to play with. The property owner, Jim, was very cooperative and made it known that if you needed anything, he was only a phone call away. I would recommend this property to anyone looking for a nice family vacation place with endless options for exploring the town.

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Offseason
                  Feb 1 - Apr 30
                  2 night min stay
                  $275 $275
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,225
                  Early May 2014
                  May 1 - May 15
                  3 night min stay
                  $300 $350
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,820
                  Late May 2014
                  May 16 - May 23
                  3 night min stay
                  $350 $375
                  Fri, Sat
                  $2,380
                  Early Summer 2014
                  May 24 - Jun 13
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,800
                  Summer 2014
                  Jun 14 - Aug 22
                  7 night min stay

                  $3,500
                  July 4 Week
                  Jun 28 - Jul 4, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $3,700
                  flat fee
                  Late Summer 2014
                  Aug 23 - Sep 6
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,975
                  September 2014
                  Sep 7 - Sep 30, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $350 $375
                  Fri, Sat
                  $2,170
                  October 2014
                  Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $300 $325
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,470
                  November 2014
                  Nov 1 - Nov 30, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $275
                  $1,225
                  Winter
                  Dec 1 - Jan 31
                  2 night min stay
                  $275 $300
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,225
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $275 $275
                  Fri, Sat

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning Fee $150 + tax
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Tax Rate 6%

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                  Last updated: 04/21/2014
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                  Location

                  • Nearest Airport: Kalamazoo International Airport (AZO) at 43 Miles
                  • Nearest Motorway: Exit 20 (Phoenix Road) of I-196 at 1 Miles
                  • Nearest Beach: South Beach at 0.4 Miles
                  • Nearest Ski: Timber Ridge at 25 Miles
                  • Nearest Restaurant: Maria's Italian Restaurant at 0.3 Miles
                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2006

                  About the owner: We have family photos taken in South Haven each year. Shown here is a sample of one of our 2011 photos taken on South Beach.

                  Why the Owner Chose South Haven:
                  We vacationed in South Haven for the first time in August of 2004. At that time, we had a family of 4, with a newborn and 1 year old. The town was so beautiful and kid-friendly that we knew we wanted to come back over and over. Since we are originally from Illinois and now live in the middle of Michigan, the South Haven location is a perfect meeting place for our family gatherings. We fell in love so quickly with the town that we purchased a 3 bedroom house in South Haven in November of 2004. We labored all winter to completely renovate the house into a 6 bedroom vacation home specifically designed for family reunions. We finished just in time for the summer of 2005 summer renters and the rest is history, with 100+ family reunions enjoyed at our homes!


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                  Photos

                  • Lounge on deck overlooking the pool and hot tub.  Pool deck is gated for safety.

                    Lounge on deck overlooking the pool and hot tub. Pool deck is gated for safety.

                  • Playscape is shared with my property next door.

                    Playscape is shared with my property next door.

                  • Full kitchen with all major appliances and a breakfast bar!

                    Full kitchen with all major appliances and a breakfast bar!

                  • Master Bedroom with view of pool and yard.  This room has a full bathroom.

                    Master Bedroom with view of pool and yard. This room has a full bathroom.

                  • We call this the 'Big Bedroom'.  King size bed and full size crib.

                    We call this the 'Big Bedroom'. King size bed and full size crib.

                  • Master Bathroom with 5 foot tub shower combo

                    Master Bathroom with 5 foot tub shower combo

                  • Looking from kitchen into dining and living rooms.  (Old TV in this pic)

                    Looking from kitchen into dining and living rooms. (Old TV in this pic)

                  • 'Kids' section of living room has games, toys, etc

                    'Kids' section of living room has games, toys, etc

                  • Create your own masterpiece with South Beach as your canvas.

                    Create your own masterpiece with South Beach as your canvas.

                  • White picket fence lines the front sidewalk

                    White picket fence lines the front sidewalk

                  • Enjoy a snack or dinner alongside the hot tub.

                    Enjoy a snack or dinner alongside the hot tub.

                  • 8 foot dining table in the dining room.

                    8 foot dining table in the dining room.

                  • Close up view of the fantastic hot tub!  Lots of jets, waterfall, LED lights!!

                    Close up view of the fantastic hot tub! Lots of jets, waterfall, LED lights!!

                  • Living Room has 50 inch flat screen high definition TV with DVD VCR.

                    Living Room has 50 inch flat screen high definition TV with DVD VCR.

                  • Large fridge with water/ice.  Kitchen leads to pool deck and patio area.

                    Large fridge with water/ice. Kitchen leads to pool deck and patio area.

                  • Master Bedroom also has 32 inch TV/DVD.

                    Master Bedroom also has 32 inch TV/DVD.

                  • 'Moon' room has bunk and full size bed.  Closet is shared with 'Big Bedroom'.

                    'Moon' room has bunk and full size bed. Closet is shared with 'Big Bedroom'.

                  • Upstairs Hallway Bathroom with 5 foot tub shower

                    Upstairs Hallway Bathroom with 5 foot tub shower

                  • Looking from living room thru dining into kitchen

                    Looking from living room thru dining into kitchen

                  • Don't miss the sunsets at South Beach.  Just a short walk down the sidewalk.

                    Don't miss the sunsets at South Beach. Just a short walk down the sidewalk.

                  • Oh what fun it is!  Notice the clear water of Lake Michigan's South Beach.

                    Oh what fun it is! Notice the clear water of Lake Michigan's South Beach.

                  • Wrought iron table with plenty of seating on the back deck.  Gas grill too!

                    Wrought iron table with plenty of seating on the back deck. Gas grill too!

                  • Another view of Hot tub with swimming pool alongside.

                    Another view of Hot tub with swimming pool alongside.

                  • A desktop computer is available for your use.  WIFI also available!!

                    A desktop computer is available for your use. WIFI also available!!

                  $275 - $500 per night (USD)
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                  6 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 14

                  View calendar: Updated 04/21/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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