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'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.
Early May 2015 May 1 - May 14, 2015 3 night min stay
$350 Fri, Sat
Late May 2014 May 15 - May 21, 2015 3 night min stay
$400 Fri, Sat
Early Summer 2015 May 22 - Jun 12, 2015 7 night min stay
Summer 2015 Jun 13 - Aug 21, 2015 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
July 4 Week Jul 4 - Jul 10, 2015 7 night min stay
$3,850 flat fee
Late Summer 2015 Aug 22 - Sep 11, 2015 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
September 2015 Sep 12 - Sep 30, 2015 3 night min stay
$400 Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
$300 Fri, Sat
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning Fee$150 + tax
Refundable Damage Deposit$500
Rents Saturday to Saturday during the summer.
Additional guest fees may apply for large groups or groups without children.
The rates and fees listed are for estimation purposes only and are subject to change without notice. Please contact us for an exact quote.
Summer weeks are not booked until the previous summer is over. I take a wait list of families interested in summer weeks.
50% required to hold reservation, remainder due 45 days in advance.
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South Haven is a coastal city located on the eastern shore of beautiful Lake Michigan. The Black River Harbor is one of the most attractive recreational harbors on Lake Michigan. Summertime activities include swimming, boating, fruit picking, golfing, hiking, and biking. Dubbed as the 'Blueberry Capital of the World', South Haven hosts the annual National Blueberry Festival each August. Winter activities include skiing, sledding, and ice skating. Of course, the great dining, museums, galleries, and shopping is available year-round. The house is just a short walk down the sidewalk to the fabulous Kid's Corner Playground, which boasts a large wooden playscape structure that overlooks Lake Michigan. South Beach access is adjacent to Kid's Corner. The quaint downtown South Haven, with its unique shops, eateries, and pubs nestled along the banks of the picturesque Black River Harbor is also just a short walk down the sidewalk.
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!