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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.

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Last updated: 12/25/2014
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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.

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

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

          Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Swimming pool is open in season.

              Entertainment

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

              Theme

              • Family
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

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

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

              • Beach
              • 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

              Sports & Adventure Activities

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

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining Room
              • Seating for 10 people

              General

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

              Kitchen

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

              Outside

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

              Pool / Spa

              • Heated Pool
              • Hot Tub
              • Outdoor Hot Tub
              • Outdoor Pool
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Winter
              Dec 1 - Jan 31, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $300 $325
              Fri, Sat
              $1,330
              Offseason
              Feb 1 - Apr 30, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $275 $300
              Fri, Sat
              $1,225
              Early May 2015
              May 1 - May 14, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $300 $350
              Fri, Sat
              $1,820
              Late May 2014
              May 15 - May 21, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $350 $400
              Fri, Sat
              $2,380
              Early Summer 2015
              May 22 - Jun 12, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $2,975
              Summer 2015
              Jun 13 - Aug 21, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $3,640

              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

              $3,080

              Changeover Day: Saturday

              September 2015
              Sep 12 - Sep 30, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $375 $400
              Fri, Sat
              $2,170
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $275 $300
              Fri, Sat

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

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

              Notes:

              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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              Calendar

              Last updated: 12/25/2014
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              21 Unavailable
              22 Today
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              Location

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

              Car: Recommended

              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.

               

              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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              Speaks: english

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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!!

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              This listing was first published here in 2005.

              Date last modified - Friday, December 26, 2014

              $275 - $520 per night (USD)
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              6 Bedroom / 3.5+ Bathroom
              Sleeps 14

              View calendar: Updated 12/25/14
              Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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              Member since: 2004
              Speaks: english
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              • Response rate: 100%
              • Calendar last updated: 12/25/2014
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