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Nine Bedrooms, Five Bathrooms, Indoor Pool, and Five Acres of Privacy

Sleeps22
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms5
Space 6,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

The Haven Family Compound for Vacations and Reunions in South Haven, Michigan

The perfect place for family reunions – plenty of space for the privacy and comfort of adults plus lots of indoor and outdoor space for kids to enjoy. With large open rooms and acres of lawn the whole family can relax, dine and play together in the house, around the pool and outdoors.

HEATED INDOOR POOL: The heated indoor pool is attached to the house and insures great family fun rain or shine. Large windows and six skylights make the pool and surrounding recreation room a bright and airy space. There is plenty of poolside dining and comfortable seating for watching the large screen TV.

LAKE MICHIGAN BEACHES: Lake Michigan beaches are abundant and very close by. The house is located just a mile from the Casco Beach and Preserve. A ten minute drive to the South takes you to the famous South Beach and South Haven Lighthouse. Ten minutes to the North takes you to Oval Beach Saugatuck, ranked nationally among the top 10 US beaches. And the 400 acre VanBuren State park is just 12 miles away and features beautiful waterfront sand dunes.

MAIN HOUSE & GUEST WING: With a combined 6100 square feet, The Haven offers families a variety of spaces for relaxing, eating and comfortable sleeping. The original Main House features four bedrooms on the second floor and two full bathrooms. It’s large kitchen offers two refrigerators, two dishwashers, two ovens and two microwaves. The kitchen island provides plenty of additional kitchen prep space and seating for 6. The adjacent dining area seats 20 and when combined with the kitchen island provides seating for 26 people in the same room. The living room includes a fireplace and comfortable seating for reading and conversation.

The Guest Wing offers another five bedrooms, three more bathrooms, an efficiency kitchen/coffee bar, den and tables for games and refreshments. A washer and dryer are also available for guest use. The Main House and Guest Wing are connected by the Pool and its large Recreation Room. The Rec Room has a bar with 4 stools, a seating area for TV watching and a poolside dining space that seats eight.

PRIVATE OUTDOOR COMPOUND - A tree lined driveway leads you in to this very private and fenced 5 acre parcel – you won’t even see another house from the massive grounds and it's . An Out Building offers kids another play space with a ping pong table and television. A large patio with stone fire pit is located directly off the pool providing a perfect place for grilling, outdoor dining and fireside gatherings.

HISTORIC HIDEOUT: Local lore has it that Chicago gangster Bugsy Moran's mistress lived in this house, formerly known as the Hideout. During the years that he worked with the mob Bugsy used the out buildings to store prohibition era liquor. We’ve looked. Bugsy didn’t leave behind any bathtub gin !

More Details

Property Manager
Michael O'Connor
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About Michael O'Connor

We are a Chicago family that appreciates the beauty of the Lake Michigan coast and all it has to offer.

Michael O'Connor purchased this house in 2005

Why Michael O'Connor chose South Haven

We enjoy having a home so close to Chicago as well as its central location between beautiful South Haven and Saugatuck.

What makes this house unique

Year round vacation getaway, indoor pool, fire pit, beach access, five acres.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Mary! The weekend reunion was spectacular and all were pleased with our accommodations.
Sep 2010
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Amenities

South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 6100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 22 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Main House Second Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main House First Floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Guest Wing
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Guest Wing
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Guest Wing
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 9 - 1 king , 1 queen
    Bedroom 8 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Nine Bedrooms, Five Bathrooms, Indoor Pool, and Five Acres of Privacy
average rating of 4.714286 based on 17 reviews
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We had our annual youth leader retreat here. The property is absolutely gorgeous and accommodated our large group perfectly! The pool was fantastic and very clean. Great location, unbeatable price. We would highly recommend and will definitely return in the future :)

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Awesome Time!

  • 5 of 5

We had a 50th anniversary celebration for our parents at the Hideout and it was an awesome time. The kids (and adults) really enjoyed the indoor pool and pool area. There were more than enough bedrooms and beds, bathrooms, practically everything supplied. We had an awesome time and were able to make many memories. We would and have recommended this property to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Virginia Beach, VA, USA
5

Accommodating For All

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion at the Hideout and it turned out to be a wonderful time. We had people here from 1-80 years old and this location provided a safe home environment with a lot to do both on and off the property. Highly recommended!!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Virginia Beach, VA, USA
5

Accommodating For All

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion at the Hideout and it turned out to be a wonderful time. We had people here from 1-80 years old and this location provided a safe home environment with a lot to do both on and off the property. Highly recommended!!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Huge house and secluded property

  • 4 of 5

Stayed here for a weekend in late May with a group of friends. The weather was lousy so having an indoor pool and huge pool area was great. I really liked the fact that the house is well appointed with a fire pit, grill, indoor/outdoor stereo system, internet and satellite TV. There are basically 3 distinct areas to this property- the main house, the pool area and the guest house that also has its own kitchen and sitting area. We were never in need of a dish or kitchen item that wasn't provided which was nice. I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Rain or sine always a good time.

  • 5 of 5

A close group of friends and I rented this property looking for a getaway from life and work. This is absolutely one of the best places Ive vacationed in Michigan. Your own 24 hour heated indoor pool, an easy walk to the beach, and plenty of room. Not sure how to feel more relaxed!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Casco Beach and Preserve
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown South Haven
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Saugatuck
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Optional CC Fee $154
Tax Rate 6.0%

Reservations may be cancelled up to 90 days prior to check in but deposits are non-refundable.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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