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The Asylum Inn Mansion, Pavilion & Gazebo

(18 Reviews)

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Last updated: 03/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:16
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:4.5
  • Property type:Estate
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Estate, 6 Bedrooms - 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14-16)

The Asylum Inn is located along the beautiful lakeshore of South Haven, Michigan. Just four lovely blocks to the Lake Michigan beach. This three-story brick building was once a private hospital in the 1930's, founded by the Penoyer family. Today, after a full restoration in 2001, this historic building has been transformed into a gorgeous Inn with three master suites and lots of classic charm. The Inn is a place to relax and regain your thoughts, or to have an adventure with your family! We can accommodate 14-16 guest comfortably. Plus we offer a unique place for private events and family gatherings. A new Pavilion and Gazebo for outdoor events. Each flat can be rented separately, or opened up to rent the full mansion. All three flats have fully-equipped kitchens, bathrooms and living rooms, with satellite TV and WiFi. Each flat also offers a private deck and a common courtyard with gas grill and picnic tables; a perfect gathering place for family and friends.

Our new Pavilion and Gazebo will be perfect for hosting private events, such as bridal parties, birthday parties, holiday gatherings and much more! Contact Tina for more details.

Lake Michigan is only steps away from the Inn, offering access to all the local nature and culture this beautiful beach town has to offer, such as fishing opportunities, gorgeous beaches, biking trails, natural sand dunes, scuba diving, and even sailboat rides on The Friend's Goodwill, who makes her home in the nearby harbor and offers breathtaking sunset cruises as well as daytime adventures. In addition to the natural beauty and culture, South Haven has many wonderful restaurants to choose from, all conveniently located in the downtown area. For some fresh seafood, try Captain Nemo's, The Thirsty Perch, or Admiral Jack's, or the ever-popular Clementines for some rustic charm. For some adventurous fun, try one of the local wine tours, beautiful golf courses, or one of our private clubs, such as the Legion, VFW, Elks, Moose or the South Haven Yacht Club. Memories in the making await you!

No pets allowed
No smoking
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Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/22/2017

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 3400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 16
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be at least 21 years of age to book a reservation....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Board games and yard games are available at the Inn, and it's only a short walk to the beach, where children can enjoy the sun, sand and water!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking in the Inn. Private back decks available for outdoor smoking....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    No pets, please...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    We do have wide hallways on the first flat. 40" Hallway. Shower and Tub have Handicap safety rails. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 14-16

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • This is a great place for a large family and friends to gather.


  • Books:

    Steven King collection....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    DVD players available in each flat....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite television available in all flats....moreless

  • Television:

    Each flat has a flat screen television....moreless

  • Toys:

    Game boards provided. Chess board in the foyer. New Bean Bag Toss games added at the Pavilion. ...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Nice collection of DVDs and VHS available in each flat....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Each flat has a dining area for 4-6 people....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Separate central heating and cooling for each flat....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full Washer/Dryers on sight. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced Heating controls for each flat. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi throughout the building. Passcodes posted at the Inn. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Fresh linens and towels provided, bring your own beach towels, please....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Each flat has a homey, spacious living room....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking for up to Five cars in the private courtyard....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Public parking across the street....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    No RV or boat parking....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels provided. Please bring your own beach towels. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full Washer/Dryers on sight. ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free WiFi throughout the Inn. Please ask ahead for the passcode....moreless


  • Catering Available:

    Local catering available....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Automatic coffee makers in each flat....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Basis eating and cooking utensils and dishware available....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Complete dishware, cookware for each flat. Full utensils for eating and drinking. Each flat has a full equipped kitchen. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Dishwasher on 1st flat only. ...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully-equipped kitchens in each flat....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Microwaves in each flat....moreless

  • Oven:

    Conventional ovens in each flat....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Refrigerators in each flat, equipped with freezers and ice makers....moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric stoves in each flat....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Each flat has a toaster....moreless


  • Balcony:

    Private balcony deck for each flat....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Each flat has a small, private deck. No Smoking allowed in the Inn. ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    New pavilion garden and gazebo have been newly added!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautiful modern garden at the new pavilion and gazebo....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    New four-burner gas grill provided. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub:

    Jacuzzi Tubs in the Penthouse and Hunter Suites. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.8
from 18 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall/Winter Season
Sep 30 - May 24, 2017
2 night min stay
Spring/Summer Season
May 25 - Sep 4, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 6%


No cash refunds. If you cancel, you may only apply amount paid to a future booking.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 03/22/2017
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4 Miles
Nearest Airport
South Haven Airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Brix Corner
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrack (Bangor)
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
45 Miles
Nearest Ski
Timber Ridge (Gobles)
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
South Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Walking distance to most South Haven attractions!!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: We are Mark and Tina Goodrich, South Haven locals with five lovely children. When the Asylum Inn was first founded in 2003, it was in disrepair and needed a lot of TLC. Our family together worked on restoring the building until it became what it is today. We love to share the Inn with our family and friends, whether it's for hosting parties and gatherings, or simply share with our children and their family. It's updated with modern amenities for today's millennials.

Why the Owner Chose South Haven, MI, USA:
South Haven is a beautiful place to live and vacation. The locals are very friendly, the lake is breath taking, and there is always something to do. We know you'll absolutely love it, because we do! This beautiful brick building is so full of charm and character, and the convenience of location makes it that much better! Plus it's full of character and wisdom. The building is a solid brick building. 4 levels from the basement to the 3rd flat. Beautiful hard wood floors. Stunning wood throughout the building. When we bought it in 2001. She was painted white from the hospital in the 1930's. We stripped everything and kept it original. The wood came to life. It's been a experience. The "Asylum" came to mind quite easy. We love the name and have fun with it.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
The Asylum Inn is one of the few properties that accommodates up to 16 comfortably... of your family & friends. You can choose to stay together, or have your own separate suites. The Inn is close enough to Lake Michigan to enjoy all the festivals and local culture, yet far enough away for privacy and quiet time. Enjoy the new Pavilion and Gazebo. It's a great addition at The Asylum Inn for private events.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/22/2017

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    Summer of the Black Eye Susans

  • 1st Flat Master Jacuzzi

    1st Flat Master Jacuzzi

  • 1st Flat Tiger Chair

    1st Flat Tiger Chair

  • 1st Flat Foyer has a bar area.

    1st Flat Foyer has a bar area.

  • Kid Friendly...

    Kid Friendly...

  • 2nd Flat Master Queen

    2nd Flat Master Queen

  • Full bed on 2nd flat

    Full bed on 2nd flat

  • 2nd flat bedroom

    2nd flat bedroom

  • 2 Kings in the 3rd divider for some privacy.

    2 Kings in the 3rd divider for some privacy.

  • 2 Kings in 3rd flat

    2 Kings in 3rd flat

  • Laundry in basement

    Laundry in basement

  • 1st Flat Living area

    1st Flat Living area

  • 1st Flat Master King Bed

    1st Flat Master King Bed

  • 2 Full beds on 1st flat

    2 Full beds on 1st flat

  • Stairwell going to 2nd flat

    Stairwell going to 2nd flat

  • 2nd Flat Living area

    2nd Flat Living area

  • 2 full beds on 2nd flat

    2 full beds on 2nd flat

  • Kitchen on 2nd flat

    Kitchen on 2nd flat

  • 3rd Flat Living area and Kitchen in back

    3rd Flat Living area and Kitchen in back

  • 3rd flat Jacuzzi tub & shower area.

    3rd flat Jacuzzi tub & shower area.

  • 3 flat kitchen and living area.

    3 flat kitchen and living area.

  • Gardens at The Asylum Inn

    Gardens at The Asylum Inn

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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