The Van Buren St. Getaway - Walk to Beach & Downtown - $2,400

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Last updated: 10/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Spacious rooms invite you to settle in, relax and BE on vacation! Master Bedroom (2nd story) has a fullsize deck for hanging out 'above it all'. The deck below, which is off the kitchen/dining area, offers outside relaxation, eating, or watching the kids play in the large back yard. Lake Michigan is a short 2.5 blocks away - with one of the most beautiful sunset views available at the head of the Van Buren St. stairs - which lead down to the beach for lots of daytime fun.

This home is big enough to handle a large family, extended family, combined families or just a group of friends. Watch movies together from our DVD library, or head for Kids Corner Park, downtown shops, restaurants & marinas - all within walking distance. Park your car in the driveway and enjoy the freedom from gas prices!

If you are looking for a larger sized home, beautifully redone, then this is the vacation getaway for you.

Keywords: Residential Home

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    Spacious rooms mean room for 'their stuff' (some toys provided at the house) and layout is perfect for hide'n'seek! Nearby Kids' Corner has wooden mazes and castles and swings - across from beach....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Lower wrap-around deck, front porch, and upper deck provide plenty of getaway spaces for smokers....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Some of our guests have allergies, therefore we chose to have our house be pet-free....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 12-16

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Bedroom 4


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Queen size Beds (1) Four poster, deep mattress, located under romantic skylight in master bedroom., Double Beds (5) Two double beds each in 2nd and 3rd bedrooms on 2nd floor; 1 double bed in main floor bedroom., Baby Cribs (2) Besides the regular size crib, we have available a travel crib/playpen., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) One queen size futon (in living room) and one queen size blowup bed - both very comfortable....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • High chair, booster seat, hair dryers in 2 full bathrooms.


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Standing in front of the house, the lake is 2.5 blocks away; you can see the sunset. The whoosh of the waves can be heard at night; soothing and lulling one to sleep....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine:

    Separate laundry room makes laundry time vacation-easy!...moreless


  • Cooking Utensils:

    Coffee pot, blender, toaster....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Lots of cabinets and room for more than one cook. Large dining table off kitchen seats 6-10....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Balcony:

    Front porch has room to sit and people-watch....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Two wood decks, lower wraps off kitchen/dining area; upper off Master Bedroom....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.8
from 20 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


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  • Taxes Not included

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Last updated: 10/20/2016
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: Dan and Sarma Ilgenfritz are happy grandparents of 9. Dan is a general contractor and loved rehabbing the Van Buren St. Getaway house. It took 6 years, working in the off season for the complete rehab. Sarma enjoys semi-retirement by managing the vacation rental and taking care of infants at the daycare center.

Why the Owner Chose South Haven, MI, USA:
It is our hometown (we live 3 miles from the location) and South Haven is a great vacation spot, sitting right on Lake Michigan, with great shops, restaurants, outdoor activities, the best Farmer's Market, and really friendly people!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The large back yard has lots of room for our kids & grandkids; we love to lounge on the upstairs deck off the master bedroom - you can really feel the 'getaway' up there; eating together is great fun with enough room for everyone - at the huge family style dining table, spilling over to the attached lower deck when more space is needed. We can walk to the beach, downtown and Kids Corner.

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  • Home from street front

    Home from street front

  • Kitchen looking into dining room

    Kitchen looking into dining room

  • Living Room - with queen size futon for extra sleeping space

    Living Room - with queen size futon for extra sleeping space

  • Crib in Master Bedroom

    Crib in Master Bedroom

  • Upstairs master bedroom deck.

    Upstairs master bedroom deck.

  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 2

  • Side view with decks

    Side view with decks

  • Beautiful evening walks along the lake shore & river

    Beautiful evening walks along the lake shore & river

  • Kitchen


  • Spacious dining room, can seat 10 comfortably.

    Spacious dining room, can seat 10 comfortably.

  • Living room & stairway

    Living room & stairway

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Bedroom 3

    Bedroom 3

  • Bedroom 4, on main floor

    Bedroom 4, on main floor

  • Rear 1st floor deck and big backyard

    Rear 1st floor deck and big backyard

  • Lake Michigan @ Van Buren St.

    Lake Michigan @ Van Buren St.

VRBO #169356

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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South Haven, MI, USA #169356

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