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Downtown condo with River view, updated 2 BR, 1 BA

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 896 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 6, 2 BR, 1 BA, Private parking, No stairs, Best location & view!

Welcome to one of the best places on Lake Michigan. Hawksview Condo offers a getaway where you can park your car on arrival, and never have to drive again until you leave. This lovely South Haven condo is located in the very heart of downtown, where a short walk will get you anywhere you want to be in beautiful South Haven. Gather your family and come to enjoy a week close to the beach, downtown, and the harbor. It has loads of character to ensure a perfect vacation destination!

However you chose to spend your time you will be very comfortable in our 2 bedroom, 1 full bath condo, The private parking lot is on the East side of the building with 2 parking spaces. There are no stairs in this main level unit. You can comfortably sleep 6 with the master bedroom featuring a queen-size bed, the second bedroom has a full-size bed under a full-size bunk-bed, and the large open living area has a queen-size pullout sleeper sofa. Enjoy watching the boats go by from the spacious living room’s spectacular view overlooking the vibrant and active Black River. Oh, and don't forget the picturesque sunsets...

The family will love the big waves and sandy shoreline at South Beach, so grab your beach towel and it's a brief walk from this ideal location. Maybe you would like to go fishing, or rent a kayak or bicycle. If you own a boat, jet skis or would like to rent one this is the location for you. You can be in the open waters of Lake Michigan within minutes. When not on the water, we are within walking distance to quintessential downtown shops, eateries, entertainment, and all that South Haven has to offer!

Golfers will find a multitude of courses at all levels of play. For the athlete, we are at the beginning of the historic Kal Haven trail which offers 30 plus miles for running, biking, or hiking. South Haven is home to numerous festivals throughout the year and is known for their spectacular Blueberry crop. There are many specialty shops (art, clothing, and great antiques) in town, as well as many more just a short drive away. Local Art Communities thrive during the summer season and make for a great day of shopping, antiquing and dining.

When you are ready to settle in, our place has been updated including new furniture and is designed with relaxation and romance in mind. For your comfort the following are provided: central air conditioning, ceiling fans, washer, dryer, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, fully equipped kitchen, bedroom & kitchen linens, board games, and video library.

Kitchen table seats four plus four more can sit at the bar, and the full kitchen has all modern amenities. Great open concept for dinners and gatherings, or you can watch a movie on the 46” T.V. with DVD player and Netflix via Roku. Secure WI-FI is available for your wireless needs.

The building was previously the home of the South Haven Tribune that was has been renovated into condos. This quiet ‘Hawks View’ condo is a perfect alternative to staying in a hotel, and is available for WEEKLY rental only during the summer months between Memorial Day through Labor Day. The rental schedule is from Saturday at 3:00 PM through the following Saturday before 11:00 AM. The weekly rate applies even if you are unable to stay the full week. The weekly rental rate includes the cleaning fee and taxes, whereas other rentals charge over $100 for cleaning and 6% use tax. A payment of fifty percent (50%) of the weekly rental rate will be required to secure your reservation. The remaining half of the weekly rate must be received 30 days prior to the reserved arrival date, as well as a refundable security deposit of $200.

This is not just a summertime destination! Winter brings opportunities for snowmobiling, skiing, hiking, or just hiding out with good company and a bottle of wine from one of the local vineyards and wineries. It is only a 20 minute drive from South Haven to Saugatuck, 30 minutes to Holland, or 45 minutes to Kalamazoo. It is two plus hours to Chicago and three hours to Detroit.

This historical town that was founded in 1833 has a nostalgic light house guiding pleasure boats to the multiple marinas scattered along the Black River which runs through this idyllic town. Be sure to visit the South Haven Farm Market, Waterfront Skate Park, Kids Corner Park, Michigan Maritime Museum, South Haven Municipal Marina, South Haven Yacht Club, River Noire Yacht Club, and South Haven Visitors Bureau.

More Details

Owner
Janis Greiffendorf
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017

About Janis Greiffendorf

We live in South Haven again after living in Saginaw, MI for 21 years. We used to travel to visit both of our families that are located in the South Haven area. We have fond memories of the many festivals, eateries, and attractions. Janis owned a Hair Salon in downtown South Haven where Maria's Restaurant is now. We hope you enjoy the spectacular view, and create your own memories while renting a week or two in Hawksview.

Janis Greiffendorf purchased this condo in 2013

Why Janis Greiffendorf chose Southwest

We have family history that is uniquely tied to the South Haven area and the local Blueberry Industry. Through the years we have made South Haven a vacation destination, often renting condos or choosing local accommodations. We had been looking for several years to purchase a property in South Haven. We had looked at so many houses and condos that we had almost given up. We had a very good feeling the minute we walked into this condo.

What makes this condo unique

Location, Location, Location. 'Hawksview' provides a spectacular view of the Black River and Marina from the spacious living room. The feature of being on the main level with no stairs is hard to find in South Haven. You can park the car and walk to everything is a great benefit of this location.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Just want to let you know that we had a wonderful time at your condo. It was well equipped and very convenient. Thank you for your assistance and I would definitely like to come again"
May 2014
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Amenities

South Haven Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 896 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed both full-size
  • You can comfortably sleep 6 with the master bedroom featuring a queen-size bed, the second bedroom has a full-size bed under a full-size bunk-bed, and the large open living area has a queen-size pullout sleeper sofa.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

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Downtown condo with River view, updated 2 BR, 1 BA
average rating of 4.909091 based on 23 reviews
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Great place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is perfect! Excellent location and great conditions! We enjoyed the movies and games on the rainy day! We'll do it again. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

The condo is in a great location in town and walk to beach. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Condo!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd year back at this condo and expect to use it again if available. The owners are wonderful to work with and the condo is in a perfect location!

I love having my morning coffee on one of the couches while watching the boats go down the river. We rarely even use our car while we are there because it is so close to everything. It is very clean and comfortable and has everything you need although we don't cook often because we enjoy all the restaurants in town.

LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A GREAT place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the condo. We love the location! It is just around the corner from the main street shopping and a 5-10 minute walk from the lighthouse (depending on how fast you like to walk). It is very clean and filled with all the amenities you need to live there for a week, other than food and clothing. We had a problem with the internet service during our stay and Janis was on the case and took care of it right away! Definitely a 5 star stay!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location! Condo was clean and homey!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend staying here! This is our third summer coming and plan to return next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!!!!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful condo! My husband and I stayed for three nights and it was like being in the comfort of our own home. Everything was exceptionally clean, soft bedding and towels, fully stocked kitchen. The location is PERFECT, you can walk anywhere in town, even to the beaches! The owners were fantastic to work with as well. The condo is full of games that are sure to entertain a family, parking is super easy and convenient. I would give this condo a perfect 10/10 and would HIGHLY recommend staying!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
64 Miles
Gerald R Ford in Grand Rapids
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Clementines
Nearest Ferry
66 Miles
Lake Express in Muskegon
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Hawkshead & Beaches
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Amtrak station in Bangor
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-196
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Maria's, Su Casa, Tello, Thirsty Perch, Tastes
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Timber Ridge & Bittersweet
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
South Beach
Car: not necessary

South Haven is home to numerous festivals throughout the year and is known for their spectacular Blueberry crop. There are many art and specialty shops (art, clothing, and great antiques) in town, as well as many more just a short drive away. Local Art Communities thrive during the summer season and make for a great day of shopping, antiquing and dining. Be sure to visit the South Haven Farm Market, Skate Park, Kids Corner Park, Michigan Maritime Museum, South Haven Municipal Marina, South Haven Yacht Club, River Noire Yacht Club, and South Haven Visitors Bureau. If you are a foodie this is the town for you. For the athlete, we are at the beginning of the historic Kal Haven trail which offers 30 plus miles for running, biking, or hiking. It is only a 20 minute drive from South Haven to Saugatuck, 30 minutes to Holland, or 45 minutes to Kalamazoo. It is two plus hours to Chicago and three hours to Detroit.

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Rates & Availability

South Haven Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Aug 19 - 26, 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Aug 26 - Sep 2, 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,450
 
 
September & October 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,050
$1,450
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$190
$950
$1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200

This condo is available for WEEKLY rental only during the summer months between Memorial Day through Labor Day. The rental schedule is from Saturday at 3:00 PM through the following Saturday before 11:00 AM. The weekly rate applies even if you are unable to stay the full week. The weekly rental rate includes the cleaning fee and taxes, whereas any weekend rental doesn't include the cleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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