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South Haven, MI, USA
  • House2200 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms2
  • 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


Michael Biedermann

Member Since 2000
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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!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 double
      • Bedroom 4
        2 bunk bed
      • Queen size Beds (2) Both front bedrooms offer high quality queen size beds with beautiful bed linens. See the pictures., Double Beds (1) Bedroom #3 offers a high quality full size bed with beautiful bed linens., Baby Cribs (1) We do provide a pack-n-play for your use. It is located in the front bedroom closet., Bunk Beds (2) The fourth bedroom offers two sets of twin bunk beds with quality mattresses and bed linens.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • 2

      Location Type

        • Beach View
          The two front bedrooms offer partial North Beach and Lake Michigan views. You can also see the beach/lake from the front porch and patio looking west down Avery Street.


            • Family


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Two separate central air conditioning systems for each level, providing the maximum sleeping comfort for those hot summer nights. Don't be a fool, rent a house that is cool!
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      Wireless internet is provided by Comcast/Xfinity.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      All Bed and bath linens are provided. Please bring your own beach blankets and beach towels.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      (2) Two full size clothes dryers are located in the basement. These units are provided at no additional costs to our guests.
                    • Parking
                      Two (2) dedicated off-street parking spaces are provided directly adjacent to the back yard.
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Two (2) dedicated off-street parking spaces are provided directly adjacent to the back yard.
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      Two full size washing machines are located in the basement. These units are provided at no additional costs to our guests.
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Wireless internet is provided by Comcast/Xfinity.


                        • Kitchen
                          Frigidaire Gallery Series stainless steel appliances!!!
                        • Catering Available
                          We can recommend several local establishments that provide catering services.
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • Stereo
                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Music Library
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • CD Player
                                • Television
                                • Toys
                                • VCR
                                • Video Game Console
                                  Available on request.
                                • Video Games
                                  Available on request.
                                • Video Library


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      (2) The Oakland North has a shared front patio with the Oakland South. It offers a lake view and is great for watching people go to and from the North Beach. The Oakland North also offers a private back deck with plenty of seating for everyone.
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Onsite Services

                                            • Concierge
                                            • Massage


                                                • museums
                                                • churches
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • marina
                                                • cinemas
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • synagogues
                                                • theme parks
                                                • winery tours
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • horseshoes
                                                    • luaus
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • shuffleboard
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • racquetball
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • golf privileges optional
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • ice skating
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • parasailing
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • cross country skiing
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • ski privileges optional
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • snowboarding
                                                            • snowmobiling
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • The best amenity is authentic, turn of the century architectural details and design. This was an Inn built in 1927 and was converted into two private residences. Character and charm of a bygone era!

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

                                                                  15 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Loved it!

                                                                  Dale D.

                                                                  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!


                                                                  Wendy F.

                                                                  Beautiful home in a wonderful location.

                                                                  We All Love It!

                                                                  Jacqueline B.

                                                                  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

                                                                  Linda L.

                                                                  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!

                                                                  Steve S.

                                                                  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!

                                                                  S Schrader

                                                                  Amazing Retreat!

                                                                  Kellye F.

                                                                  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!


                                                                  South Haven, MI, USA

                                                                  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

                                                                  Damage Deposit

                                                                  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.

                                                                  15 Reviews
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