Across from Hot North Beach! 3BR/2BA - Sleeps 8 in Beds. Perfect Family Beach Hm(3 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)
The Oakland was built as a resort hotel in 1927 and was first known as 'Mendelson's', and then later as 'The Oakland Resort'. According to The S.H. Historical Society, this is the resort that Clark Gable vacationed at in the '30s. Antique memorabilia of the period is displayed throughout the home.
Now converted into two separate private residences, the Oakland South has over 2100 square feet of living space with soaring ten foot ceilings, original millwork trim & windows, and solid wood doors with antique transom vents above the doors.
This is a three bedroom home (one queen, one full, and two sets of bunk beds) which very comfortably sleeps eight, with two full sized baths (perfect for two couples and four children). If an additional bed is needed for two more, there is a queen size sofa sleeper in the den.
The Oakland South was renovated by an interior designer to provide you with all the modern conveniences while maintaining the comfortable feeling that a classic Lake Michigan resort should.
The huge 'North Beach' of South Haven is one of the finest beaches in all Southwest Michigan. This huge beach of clean, sugar-like sand has all the amenities you could hope for: full concession stand with ice cream cones and hot dogs, clean restrooms, playground equipment, picnic tables, and volleyball courts. The best part about this beach, however, is the fact that there are absolutely NO stairs to climb! Anywhere!!
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Member since: 2004
- 2100 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
- Queen size Beds (1) New mattress set in huge master bedroom for 2 adults., Double Beds (1) New mattress set in 2nd bedroom for 2 adults., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) New queen size sleeper sofa in living room for 2 additional guests if needed., Bunk Beds (2) 2 sets of new bunk beds in 3rd bedroom sleeps 4....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Beach View:
- Lake View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
- Deck / Patio:
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 2 - Jun 9, 2017
7 night min stay
Jun 10 - Jun 17, 2017
7 night min stay
Jun 18 - Jun 23, 2017
6 night min stay
Jun 24 - Aug 26, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $120
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
Weekly rentals only during the months of June, July and August. Two night minimum in the off-season
50% down payment required for registration and the balance with security deposit is due within 2 weeks of your stay.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Car: Not Necessary
Sun tanning on the beach, swimming in the lake, building sand castles, long walks, watching boats, relaxing, flying kites, enjoying friends and family and building memories.
Golf: HawksHead is a 10 minute drive away. It is an Arthur Hills course that consistently makes Golf Digest's Top 20 Michigan courses to play.
Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: Lynn and I reside in Glenview, Illinois with our 3 daughters: Sophia, Gianna and Bianca. We are a beach loving family and enjoy everything that South Haven has to offer...the huge beach(see pic), walking on the pier, playing in the park and of course, swimming in the lake!
Why the Owner Chose South Haven, MI, USA:
Quick, easy and simple beach access with no steps or stairs. We grew up going to other beaches in Michigan and the good memories of the beach are diluted by the painful memories of hauling stuff up and down all of those stairs! At North Beach, pull a wagon full of your beach toys, coolers and towels from the front door of the house all the way to the water's edge on the beach! Now that is relaxing!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
After making our post arrival trip to the grocery store, we love the fact that we rarely ever get back into the car - walking everywhere is great family time. Our favorite ritual is taking an early morning walk over the drawbridge into town to the Golden Brown Bakery and suprising the kids with fresh baked donuts and expressos for my wife and I.
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The Oakland Resort facing Lake Michigan
Enjoy family movie night in full HD on the Sony LED TV.
Roomy Eat-in Kitchen w/ seating for 10 and beautiful Harbor views
Huge Master Bedroom with amazing views of Lake Michigan
Sun drenched south west exposure
Large, private back deck with stainless Weber Genesis natural gas grill!
They actually wore out their shovels and ran home to get more!
Enjoy a hotdog and ice cream at the concession stand right on the beach.
Walk down to Clementines, pull up a bar stool and enjoy a cold drink.
Your North Beach sunset.......spectacular!
Sun drenched family room with views of lake Michigan.
New ultra comfortable Crate & Barrel family room sectional and chair!
Large living room with original Resort double wide stair
Large Full Bathroom #2 with Harbor views
Original Leaded Glass Arched Windows
Digging holes on North Beach......all day long!
Our girls across the street on the beach Fall 2010
The beach! This is the prized North Beach of South Haven just steps away!
Walk into town and go to the best old school movie theatre ever!
Walk out to South Haven's famous Lighthouse on the pier.
This listing was first published here in 2004.
Date last modified - Friday, January 20, 2017
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