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Feirin De--a Magnificent Old Home on Lake Michigan

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Last updated: 12/14/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:17
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:6
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 6 Baths, (Sleeps 11-17)

Magnificent old family home, completely remodeled, with second smaller new home attached in a four acre compound we call Feirin De which is Gaelic for “God’s Gift”. The homes are located on a partly secluded bluff overlooking Lake Michigan with views of spectacular sunsets and white caps on windy days. The main home has an expansive deck perfect for watching the children and grandchildren (and parents and grandparents) in the 20x40 pool a few steps below that is completely fenced in for safety. The main home has five bedrooms,(two with queen sized beds) three full and two half baths, and sleeps 9 comfortably. The little or “Granny” house has one bedroom with queen sized bed, full bath, a fully equipped kitchen. There are also two foldup cots and two sofas, each folding out to a double bed. Thus, a family can sleep 17.
In the main home there is a large living room with a fireplace and dining room that can seat 20. Our kitchen in the main home is our pride and joy. In the spring of 2016, we installed new cabinets, new flooring, new stove and a new dishwasher. Unfortunately, everyone cannot fit in there at the same time. The main home has two screened in porches, one small one off the kitchen and a large one off the living room and deck which, incidentally has a large table and a pergola at one end for delightful meals in the sun or late afternoon shade.
Both homes have washers and dryers to avoid trips to a laundromat and there is an outdoor shower to clean up after an afternoon at the beach located 1.5 miles to the north. There is no beach below the bluff at Feirin De.
This is an idyllic place for an extended family or two small ones to have a peaceful and relaxing vacation.

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Owner

Member since: 2004

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/14/2016

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17, Beds for 11-17

  • Bedroom 1 main floor : 1 queen

    Master bedroom with full bathroom attached. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2 main floor : 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3 upstairs : 1 queen

    Master upstairs with own half bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 4 upstairs : 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 5 upstairs : 1 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Detached Unit: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Granny house has a separated bedroom...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (5), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Both are queen-sized hide-a-beds...moreless

Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Freezer in Garage

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) Both homes...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Only the smaller house has central air. The larger house has window a/c upstairs and ceiling fans in all bedrooms....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    (2)...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace:

    In the little house ...moreless

  • Internet:

    In the main house....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Bath and pool towels are not furnished...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    there is room for 10 or more cars to park...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine:

    (2)...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    In the main house....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    In the main house...moreless

Kitchen

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 1 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,650
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$600

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Notes:

A $250 cleaning fee is charged if stay is less than a week.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Location

Car: Necessary

Ice skating in winter months

4 golf courses

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: I am Kathy Hagen and this is my father, John Slevin. Together, with our spouses we own Feirin De. We both grew up in Peoria, Illinois and in fact my parents still live in the house I grew up in. My husband and I have been living in Southern California for over 21 years.

Why the Owner Chose South Haven charter Township, MI, USA:
Our family has been vacationing in Western Michigan for almost 40 years and, until 1997, had always rented a home. With my parents, 7 siblings, spouses, children and now grandchildren it was becoming more difficult to find a place for us. Then my parents came across this place. My husband and I decided to go in with my parents to purchase this large, lovely and inviting home with marvelous views of Lake Michigan, a built in 20x40 swimming pool and acres of ground to boot. We felt this was a gift from God and because of out Irish heritage we named it "Feirin De" which is Gaelic for "Gift of God".

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Spectacular sunsets, cool breezes off the lake in summer, flowering trees and bushes in the spring, magnificent colors in the fall, gracious meals for 20 in our large dinning room and, most of all, the peace and tranquility that fills the place.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/14/2016

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Photos

  • front of main home with ramp

    front of main home with ramp

  • larger screen-in porch which opens to deck and pergola and view of lake Michigan

    larger screen-in porch which opens to deck and pergola and view of lake Michigan

  • new kitchen in main home

    new kitchen in main home

  • main dinning room looking north

    main dinning room looking north

  • living room main home looking south

    living room main home looking south

  • bathroom off of master bedroom main home

    bathroom off of master bedroom main home

  • bath room first floor main home

    bath room first floor main home

  • small bedroom second floor main home

    small bedroom second floor main home

  • bath room second floor main home

    bath room second floor main home

  • kitchen Granny home

    kitchen Granny home

  • bed room Granny home

    bed room Granny home

  • west lawn

    west lawn

  • One end of deck that over looks pool & lake.

    One end of deck that over looks pool & lake.

  • Fenced in pool off of the deck.

    Fenced in pool off of the deck.

  • cabinet with dishware and glasses in kitchen of main home

    cabinet with dishware and glasses in kitchen of main home

  • living room main home

    living room main home

  • master bedroom main home

    master bedroom main home

  • bedroom on first floor main home

    bedroom on first floor main home

  • bedroom and half bath on second floor

    bedroom and half bath on second floor

  • bed room second floor main home

    bed room second floor main home

  • view of Granny home

    view of Granny home

  • living room Granny home

    living room Granny home

  • bath room Granny home

    bath room Granny home

  • south view of main home

    south view of main home

VRBO #38188

This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Sunday, January 15, 2017

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