About the property
- House2200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Mininum Stay2 - 7 nights
House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, Ten guests maximum.
The Oakland North is available for rent to mature, responsible and respectful adults only. If you are looking to rent a place to host a party of any sort, please do not consider the Oakland North. We ask all of our guests to be very considerate of our neighbors and keep both voice and music levels to a minimum. We thank you in advance for your cooperation with being both good guests and good neighbors while staying in our home.
The Oakland North is a historic landmark building which was built in 1927 and originally known as Mendelson's Oakland Hotel. In the 1970's it was converted into two separate residences and the north half provides over 2200 square feet of beautiful living space. There are four spacious bedrooms (two queen beds, one full bed and the fourth bedroom has two sets of twin bunk beds) with two completely remodeled full bathrooms.
The Oakland North has been impeccably maintained and boasts all of the original architectural details of a bygone era including ten foot high ceilings, arched double hung windows with true divided lights, original oak hardwood flooring on the entire first floor, stain grade millwork trim throughout with operable transom vents above the second floor bedroom doors. The feeling of the home is truly unique and feels as if you are in a historic turn of the century beach house. The finishes, fixtures and furnishings all add to the overall casual relaxed feeling and remind you that you are 'away from it all'.
Keywords: Single Family Home
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 18, 2018
About Michael Biedermann
We are parents of four young children. We wanted a beach house to escape from the hustle and bustle of every day life and focus on family.
Michael Biedermann purchased this House in 2000
Why Michael Biedermann chose South Haven Charter Township
Historic Monroe Park is our neighborhood which is directly adjacent to the North Beach on South Haven's North Shore. The key to this location is there are no huge hills nor endless staircases to climb up and down when going to and from the beach. Kind of an important thing to remember with small children and grandparents who want to join you down at the waters edge. Remember… 'Location. Location. Location.'
What makes this House unique
We enjoy the easy access to the North Beach as well as the less than ten minute walk to downtown South Haven. Once the groceries are purchased, there is no need for your car again. Even if you do need something from the store, you can walk two blocks to North Side Memories which is a small, privately owned convenience store and deli. We have said it so many times but it is true... once you cross the draw bridge, it feels as though all of life's struggles seem to be lifted. We hope you are able to experience the same feeling!
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
We loved our time at the Oakland North! It was a great place for our extended family vacation. South Haven and the beach were both fantastic!
Beautiful home in a wonderful location.
We All Love It!
I have rented a number of South Haven summer homes. This year, my daughter, son-in-law, son, and almost 14-year-old twin grandsons got to The Oakland North (our first time) before my husband and I did. He and I were greeted with huge smiles and shouts of THIS IS FANTASTIC! IT'S SO NICE! HURRY UP AND COME IN! And so we did to a week of clean, comfortable, spacious, well stocked accommodations. We appreciated the washer and dryer, the parking in the back for two vehicles, the front porch and lawn sitting areas, the back patio with its sitting and eating area, the grill, the grassy play area, and the lovely flowers. There's WiFi, cable TV, books, and games. One can easily walk to the beach, downtown, and all places in between. Michael Biedermann is a pleasure to deal with. The very best thing I can say is that we're going back to the Oakland North next year!
Great house and wonderful location
This was our second year in "the big yellow house" as dubbed by our grandson. The house is spacious and comfortable. The yard area is perfect for little ones and the front patio perfect for people watching. We walked everywhere - the beach, the marina, into town and around the neighborhoods. I highly recommend this property.
The Oakland is a very clean, comfortable place to stay in a great location to the beach!
Our stay at the Oakland was a wonderful experience! The accommodations were everything we needed and then some. The bedrooms were very comfortable and the place was extremely clean when we arrived. We had beautiful views of the harbor and only a two minute easy walk to the beautiful north shore beach. Its a very spacious home with plenty of games and movies for the family to play and watch on rainy days. Its also an easy walk to down town South Haven which has lovely shops and great restaurants! The Beterman family are wonderful hosts and provide a great vacation experience! We highly recommend this as a place for a great family vacation or a get away with friends!
I am a writer and needed some time away to write and refresh. The Oakland North was the perfect place! First of all, the owner is very easy to work with and accommodating, so everything just fell into place. Second, the house was very clean, neat, and cozy. It was exactly what I needed. Plus, it's just steps from the beach, where my heart and mind feel restored. I highly recommend this house!
The Oakland North is located at 64 North Shore Drive, South Haven, Michigan 49090. The house is located on the east side of North Shore Drive and faces west with a view directly down Avery Street. At the west end of Avery, approximately one block from the house, is South Haven's beautiful North Beach and Lake Michigan. There is much to do in and around South Haven. The very best thing to do is simply relax on the beach, listen to the waves roll in and do nothing!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Weekly only during specified time periods. Rates "START" at as low as $300.00 per night. Rates will vary depending on the following: 1. Total number of guests in your party. 2. The time of year you want to stay. 3. The duration of your stay. 4. The demand for the particular dates. Is it a holiday weekend, etc. Please note that there is a three night minimum for holiday weekends. We love animals however they are not permitted at any time for any reason. Please do not ask if you can bring your pet. Sorry! Minimum age requirement is 30 years old.