100' of Private Beach, Artist's House on Lake W/Sunset Views, Large Property
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
Come lose yourself in the sunsets over Lake Michigan from your own porch. The house overlooks Lake Michigan with a private beach at your fingertips. A perfect location for a family reunion. Enjoy bonfires, sunsets over Lake Michigan, swims in the refreshing lake, a good book in a hammock or home-made pizzas. The house is filled with artwork by the owner who is a children's book illustrator. The grounds are large and great for those who want to spend their time on the deck taking in the views. The property is full of fun activities for children to entertain themselves all day.
4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. The house is three stories and 3,000 sq. feet. Sleeps 13 people. The ground level is a sleeping chamber with 5 beds and a private full bathroom. On the main level is a large and open kitchen and dining room. Dining table comfortably seats 10. Kitchen is spacious, great for a group who likes to cook together. On the main level is a living room with fireplace which has specular views of the lake, a perfect place to watch the sunset. This level has a large porch which wraps around the south and west sides of the house. This porch is a great place for an easy and beautiful outdoor meal.
On the third floor are 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The master bedroom with a king size bed faces Lake Michigan and has a private bath. You can watch the moon over the lake all night long in the master bedroom. The second bedroom has a king size bed and shares a bathroom with the third bedroom. The third bedroom has a queen size bed and a twin size bed. On this level is a smaller porch facing the west.
Home sits on 2 1/2 acres. Back yard features a cook's paradise! Under the grape arbor is a charcoal grill, pizza oven, and outdoor seating for 20. Pick herbs from the herb garden for your meal and watch the flowers grow. Wrens and wind chimes adorn the arbor. Next to the grape arbor is a jungle gym for the kids.
The grounds are a children's wonderland. There is a 15'x30' concrete basketball court, giant chess set, monkey bars, swings and a see-saw. The kids will be having fun outside for days.
For the grown-ups there are hammocks, decks, a life-guard chair, bonfire pits and adirondack chairs for enjoying the lake views and warm breezes.
From the front yard a path leads you to 100 feet of private beach. There is a stairway with railings that lead from the yard to the beach. On the bluff is a shaded porch perfect for a relaxing afternoon. Come up from the beach and rinse off in the outdoor shower.
You're within walking distance to infamous Michigan blueberries (you pick). The house is a 5 minute drive to downtown South Haven where you'll find farmers markets, a historic movie theater and great restaurants. 2 miles south of the house are the Van Buren State Park Dunes. The neighborhood is quiet and the property is very private.
During the summer months the house is rented weekly from Saturday to Saturday. Check in is 4:00 Saturday and check out is Saturday 10:00.
Keywords: Artistic, spectacular view, eclectic, spacious, perfect for family reunions
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Member since: 2010
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 13
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View:
- Lake View:
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 12 people
- Air Conditioning
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Wood Fireplace
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Pantry Items
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Oct 1 - May 25, 2017
3 night min stay
May 28 - Sep 4, 2017
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $210
- Cleaning $150 + tax
- Tax Rate 6%
We require a $200 deposit to reserve the week you are interested in for summer rentals. We send out contracts in late Feb or early March and 1/2 of the balance is due. The final payment is due 2 weeks prior to your arrival with a security deposit of $210 in a separate check.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Located 10 minutes from Downtown South Haven, where you'll find restaurants, shops, a movie theater, big sandy beach and picturesque pier.
The setting at the house is rural and private. It is a short walk to a blueberry and raspberry farm. The lake and grounds are the focus of the setting.
Year Purchased: 1989
About the owner: I, Wendy Anderson Halperin am a children's book illustrator and have artwork from children's books in the house. My husband John is a stone sculptor and storyteller . We work and travel a great deal in the summers because of our work so we love having families enjoy the peace and beauty the lake offers. One daughter is a dancer so we built a dance floor/deck in front of the house . It is also a very nice place to sit, do yoga etc. Our son is a restaurant manager so he built the pizza oven in the east part of the property. Only if you have experience in wood fired ovens can we offer up it's use. Our other daughter is a textile designer and so her art is also in the house. If you enjoy hand made this house all about hand made.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Great for family reunions. A unique and artistic home. Large grounds. Lots of activities for kids.
- Primary: (269) 767-7290 (Michigan, USA)
Living Room with view of Lake Michigan
Bonfire pit and private beach access path.
Staircase access to 100 feet of private beach.
Front yard and house with outdoor shower, see-saw and porch for sunset views.
Back yard with flower & herb garden and basketball court
Shaded porch at the entrance to the house.
Tables, fire pit and garden around grape arbor and pizza oven in back yard.
Basketball court and giant chess set in back yard.
Master bedroom with private bathroom facing Lake Michigan.
Third bedroom with one queen and one twin bed. Shared bathroom with 2nd bedroom.
Kitchen with island.
Original Childrens' book illustrations by house owner Wendy Anderson Halperin.
Deck overlooking Lake Michigan
Lawn and deck overlooking Lake Michigan
Porch and lawn with view of Lake Michigan
Back yard with pizza oven, grill, grape arbor and jungle gym.
Front porch with views of Lake Michigan
House with light from Lake Michigan in the background.
Second bedroom with King size bed. Shared bathroom with third bedroom.
Sleeping chamber with 4 twin beds and 1 full size bed and private bath.
Large dining room table with seating for 10.
Lower shaded deck with stairs to the beach
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016
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