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Across from Hot North Beach! 3BR/2BA - Sleeps 8 in Beds. Perfect Family Beach Hm

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The Oakland Resort facing Lake Michigan

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Last updated: 08/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Location, location, location! The location is amazing! The Oakland is in the highly sought after Monroe Park of North Beach. With views of Lake Michigan from the entire front of the house (1 minute walk to the beach) and views of the harbor from the back of the house, you will always know that you are at the lake. Sit out on the front patio with a cool drink and watch the sun set on the lake - you won't want to leave! A casual 15 minute walk takes you to the shops and restaurants of beautiful downtown South Haven.

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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Property Type

  • House
  • 2100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25 or older to rent....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Elevated property keeps traffic away from the kids. No steps makes using strollers and wagons a breeze!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s)

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  • 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

Other Amenities

  • Ceiling fans, large closets in bedrooms for luggage. Glass card table in living room for scrabble or monopoly!...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    180 channel digital HD cable TV with on-demand and movie channels....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Has dock to accommodate your MP-3 players....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sledding

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    We are a 1 minute walk to the beach from the sidewalk to the sand! No Stairs!!! You will love it!...moreless

  • Lake View:

    Amazing views of Lake Michigan from the living room, family room, and 2 bedrooms! Watch the sunsets from the house!...moreless

  • Water View:

    Views of the yachts in the Harbor from the back of the house and beautiful Lake Michigan out the front!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Eat-in kitchen and breakfast bar can seat up to 10....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Dual zone central air conditioning on each floor for extra cooling on hot summer nights....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Extra large capacity natural gas Maytag Dryer....moreless

  • Heating:

    2 Natural Gas furnaces for plenty of heat....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Plenty of kitchen towels, bath towels and tablecloths from Crate & Barrel for your use. High quality linens on all beds....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large sectional sofa and queen sized sleeper sofa as well as a club chair make seating for 10 easy. Card table with seating for 4 makes for precious memories....moreless

  • Parking:

    Private driveway parking for 2 cars....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Private driveway parking for 2 vehicles behind building....moreless

  • Telephone:

    (2)...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All bath towels are provided. Please bring your own beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Extra large capacity Maytag Washer....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Instructions to access complimentary WiFi will be sent to all renters....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Stainless Cuisinart coffee maker....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    includes dishes, place mats, silverware, wine glasses, etc....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full dish and utensil placesettings for all 10 guests....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Multi programmable Maytag dishwasher....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    also includes coffee maker, coffee grinder, toaster, micro, disposal, dimmable lighting at breakfast bar and at eat-in kitchen table....moreless

  • Microwave:

    GE Profile full size....moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Coffee filters, paper towels, toilet paper...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Brand new LG bottom freezer refrigerator with automatic ice maker....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Beautiful and private wood deck at rear of building with Harbor views and shared patio and porch at front of building with Lake views....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautiful landscaped yard with flowers and ornamental grasses. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Stainless Steel Weber Genesis natural gas grill. No more hassels with propane tanks running out!...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Six Night Week
Aug 27 - Sep 1, 2016
6 night min stay
$442
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 2 - Sep 5, 2016
3 night min stay
$495
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$495
Early June
Jun 2 - Jun 9, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,950
Mid June
Jun 10 - Jun 17, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,250
Late June
Jun 18 - Jun 24, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,750
Summer 2017
Jun 25 - Aug 26, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,250
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$400

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning Fee $120

Notes:

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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Last updated: 08/26/2016
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Location

0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Captain Lou's in the Harbor
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
HawksHead Links
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Clementines
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
The huge, groomed sugar sand of North Beach

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.

 

Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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  • The Oakland Resort facing Lake Michigan

    The Oakland Resort facing Lake Michigan

  • Enjoy family movie night in full HD on the Sony LED TV.

    Enjoy family movie night in full HD on the Sony LED TV.

  • Roomy Eat-in Kitchen w/ seating for 10 and beautiful Harbor views

    Roomy Eat-in Kitchen w/ seating for 10 and beautiful Harbor views

  • Huge Master Bedroom with amazing views of Lake Michigan

    Huge Master Bedroom with amazing views of Lake Michigan

  • Sun drenched south west exposure

    Sun drenched south west exposure

  • Large, private back deck with stainless Weber Genesis natural gas grill!

    Large, private back deck with stainless Weber Genesis natural gas grill!

  • They actually wore out their shovels and ran home to get more!

    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.

    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.

    Walk down to Clementines, pull up a bar stool and enjoy a cold drink.

  • Your North Beach sunset.......spectacular!

    Your North Beach sunset.......spectacular!

  • Sun drenched family room with views of lake Michigan.

    Sun drenched family room with views of lake Michigan.

  • New ultra comfortable Crate & Barrel family room sectional and chair!

    New ultra comfortable Crate & Barrel family room sectional and chair!

  • Large living room with original Resort double wide stair

    Large living room with original Resort double wide stair

  • Large Full Bathroom #2 with Harbor views

    Large Full Bathroom #2 with Harbor views

  • Original Leaded Glass Arched Windows

    Original Leaded Glass Arched Windows

  • Digging holes on North Beach......all day long!

    Digging holes on North Beach......all day long!

  • Our girls across the street on the beach Fall 2010

    Our girls across the street on the beach Fall 2010

  • The beach!  This is the prized North Beach of South Haven just steps away!

    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 into town and go to the best old school movie theatre ever!

  • Walk out to South Haven's famous Lighthouse on the pier.

    Walk out to South Haven's famous Lighthouse on the pier.

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This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Sunday, August 28, 2016

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