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Heated Pool & Hot Tub w/ Golf Cart - Walk to Beach - Mid July & Late Aug Open!

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Five Bed, Three Bath, Pool w Partial Lake Views across Street from Lake Michigan

AVAILABLE:

July 15th - 22nd (7 night minimum)

Last Weekend of August (4 night minimum)

Labor Day Weekend (5 night minimum)

Fall weekends booking now!

Start a summer tradition in the heart of Grand Beach! Located across the street from the lake on one of the highest points in the village, Sky Haven is the ideal gathering place for family and friends. Swim in the 20'x40' private pool, sit with your children in the smaller attached "kids" pool, or relax in the hot-tub just off the master bedroom. Watch some of the best sunsets in the WORLD from the back deck and soak up the lake breeze. Lake Views are partially blocked by trees and a couple beautiful homes across the street so walk down the block and have your toes in the sand within minutes. Playground, Tennis Courts, and Basketball is a five minute cart ride away, as is the major beach with a pier and creek. Don't forget your clubs as golf is just a two minute cart ride away from this ultimate summer escape!

Property is set up to deliver the BEST experience among family and friends with all the essentials provided by life-long Grand-Beacher: Free Golf Cart Use; Two Kayaks; Fifteen Beach Chairs; Extra Fridge in Garage; Brand New Fully Equipped Kitchen with Extra Oven Below Counter; Dining for Twelve+ Indoors or at Enormous Outdoor Table; Billiards Table in Basement; Three Separate Living Areas with Couches and HDTVs; Gas Grill; Charcoal Grill; Outdoor Couches; Chaise Lounges; Deck Chairs; Fire-Pit; and a Full Length Bar and Foosball in the Cabana.

The gigantic master bedroom is perfect for a family of five+ or just one couple as it holds six extra beds in addition to the king. Two more bedrooms on the main level provide a king and queen bed plus ample closet space. The lower level hosts two additional bedrooms with four bunked twins and a crib in one room, and a queen in the other.

The beach is a quick walk away. Load up the golf cart with your beach chairs, and cooler (no glass), then roll down the hill, make one right turn and stop before you come to the edge of the dune. Leave the cart and spend a day on this secluded, residents and guests only beach. Once the sun sets start up a bonfire and drift away with the sounds of the lake! There is a much larger beach with a creek and pier just a few minutes southwest.

Need to cool off and get out of the sun? Head down to the game room in the basement! Full length billiards table has new professionally installed slate/felt for hours of fun. Or, with ample couch space, disappear from the crowd and catch a ballgame on the HD Cable TV.

Call or e-mail with questions about the house and/or local restaurants and attractions. You will not be disappointed!

(Please contact me if you have any questions regarding the recent one star review. This stems purely from a financial issue I tried to amicably resolve one month before the renter's stay.)

More Details

Owner
Robert Kegan
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About Robert Kegan

I've spent every summer of my life in Grand Beach and look forward to many more. I love to cook, golf, dine out and sample craft beers which makes Southwest Michigan an ideal home-base. I work in Chicago and am especially interested in introducing this wonderful corner of the world to those who have not yet experienced it to its fullest. I aim to provide the best vacation experience for you and will be happy to help with any reasonable requests you may have.

Robert Kegan purchased this house in 2014

Why Robert Kegan chose Southwest

Grand Beach is a small community that you need to experience for yourself. Primarily developed in the teens and twenties, it retains all the charm that's been accumulated over the years. From the Frank Lloyd Wright homes and white Sears Cottages, to the Mid-Century Ranches and Multi-Million Dollar Mansions, this is a beautifully balanced, perfectly ideal beach community.

What makes this house unique

This property is a 1960's mid-century modern ranch with stylish yet comfortable furnishings and all the amenities one could ask for. The home is located on top of a dune with the lake to the West and a golf course to the East. Its proximity to New Buffalo and Michigan City gives you the choice everyday to enjoy the village of Grand Beach or head into town for any number of activities.

Amenities

Grand Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • 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 15 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master - 1 king , 3 double , 3 twin/ single , EnSuite Bathroom, Sliding Doors Open to Deck & Hot-Tub
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Lower Level w/ Full Egress Window
    Bedroom 5 - 4 twin/ single , Lower Level w/ Full Egress Window - Two Bunk Beds
  • Enormous Master and two other bedrooms are on the main level with two more bedrooms in the basement. Master is ideal for a family of 5-8 with a King bed and three twin over full bunk beds. The master also serves well as the "bunk room" for all the kids with the two other main floor bedrooms offering privacy.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Heated Pool & Hot Tub w/ Golf Cart - Walk to Beach - Mid July & Late Aug Open!
average rating of 4.714286 based on 21 reviews
5

The house was great at accommodating the 10 adults & 8 children. Plenty of bed space.

  • 5 of 5

It was a great week for my family of 10 adults & 8 children. Plenty of beds for everyone. Kitchen was very efficient. Loved had 2 refrigerators. AC came in handy since it was a very warm week. Owner Robert Kegan was very available if I had questions & needed to reach him. Weather was great so that helped enhance the stay. Definitely would stay there again

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Pat and Denis! It was a pleasure meeting you! So glad to hear you enjoyed the stay. With the three distinct living areas in the house (living room, basement, cabana) and all the space outside, the house does do a good job accommodating a group of your size. I do hope to have you back soon. Have a great summer!
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5

Grand Beach 48109 west Mckean

  • 5 of 5

We rented home 6/3/17-6/10/17

Communication with owner prior to arrival with Robert was exceptional.

Robert met us and reviewed house and various features and items needing attention (he even left us some beer and a bottle of wine)

There were 5 adults and 4 children age 6 and under under.

We had plenty of bedroom and bathrooms.

Pool and hot tub were outstanding and well used by all of us.

House was clean and well kept with utensils as needed.

Had a fire had to purchase wood not a big deal.

Went fishing and caught coho enough for two dinners.

Golfed at Whitaker woods an outstanding course.

We all had a great time in a great house will more than likely return pending everyone's availability.

Robert does a great job

Even though we are from Cleveland we noted Bob' s grandfather pitched a no hitter for the Cubs in the 50's

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Barb! I'm so glad you enjoyed the house! It was great meeting your family and I would love to have you back. It's wonderful that you took advantage of the area too (chartered fishing trip, Whitaker Woods golf...), and I would encourage all who rent in this area to do the same! And that 1950's Bob Keegan baseball card in my cabinet you referred to... I should note the name is just a coincidence :) Enjoy the rest of your summer!
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Palos Heights, IL
5

Absolutely Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third year at this place for a bunch of women (of a certain age!) who have been vacationing together since 1985; this is the best getaway yet! Close to everything, perfect for a large crowd to both hang out or be by yourself, if need be. The accommodations are very nice, roomy and the environment outside is a paradise! Keep it up, Robert! And you do!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Roberta! Repeat rentals are my favorite sign of success. It gives me great pride to be part of your 30+ year tradition. You ladies are the best! See you next year!
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5

Beautiful property, perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at Sky Haven twice: Labor Day weekend and New Years weekend. When our group started planning for New Years, I suggested we look into Sky Haven as I had such a great time over Labor Day weekend. While weather dictated that the pool and hot tub would be closed during New Years, our entire group still had a great time at the house. The close proximity to breweries, Michigan City, and New Buffalo made planning actvities pain-free. The house was immaculate and comfortably accomodated all 10 of us. Robert was responsive and a joy to work with. I would not hesistate to book Sky Haven again!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Misrepresented advertisement, poorly maintained, way over priced

  • 1 of 5

We have been renting houses in SW Michigan for 10 plus years. Of the places we have stayed, this home is the most expensive and the most disappointing. There are items that we expected to have and to find while renting a home, and this home unfortunately, lacks many of these amenities and had many problems.

• There was duct tape holding the floor in the master bathroom together. This is an unacceptable eyesore, which we unfortunately have to see every time we use the bathroom because the door won't clear over the rug.

• No hooks - IN THE ENTIRE HOUSE - not even in the cabana. For a house that has a pool and isn't far from the beach, there is nowhere to hang wet suits/towels. We actually bought 3m hooks and hung them in all the bathrooms and bedroom.

• There was a lack of bath towels for the number of guests that you can house.

• There were weeds covering the entire property which is very unsightly.

• The window treatments hanging in the big bedroom weren't hung right and fell down the first time we tried to close the drapery. The decor in general was lackluster.

• Dead bugs and debris filled the sliding door tracks, especially in the bedroom

• Laundry room was gross and not amply lit

• Toilet paper holder in the hall bath didn't hold toilet paper and breaks apart when used with toilet paper

• Inflatable pool toys all had holes

• Hammock was broken and unusable

• The house was generally unclean; dust and dirt under sofas and in corners of bedrooms

• Most screens had sizable holes

• All of our guests complained that the mattresses were uncomfortable

• Cabana bathroom had holes in the walls

• Grey bedroom light only worked when the fan is on, and bulbs were missing from fixture

• Broken fan light in the main room over table

• There was no small cabinet in master bathroom for toiletries (medicine cabinet is gross, and again since no hooks...literally nowhere to put your belongings like clothes, towels, etc...except the floor, which is being held together with duct tape!)

• And ALL of our past houses have at least been stocked with basics like toilet paper (and really every one has had much more, but TP?!)

The owner's response was that he would reimburse us for light bulbs, but not toilet paper. And he admitted his place could use some work, but suggested we look in a different area for updated accommodations. Stay here if you want to cram a bunch of people together; don’t if you want to feel like you’re on vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Of the small few items above that aren't gross exaggerations or lies, I have already made improvements where necessary. Additionally, a very small hairline crack that occured during a rental had to be covered with tape for two weeks. That bathroom has already been re-tiled. ......................Now some facts.....................First, this person contacted me one month before their family's stay and claimed that their second payment due must have been an error, all this after booking many months earlier. They argued that they never would have booked because it was way over their budget. I offered to relist the property and provide a full refund if I was able to book it in the month prior to the stay. They declined the offer. ...................Second, after their stay they demanded a $2,500 refund, which I refused as their claims were either untrue or inconsequential. I have a team of professional cleaners, pool servicemen, and a landscaper, as well as mattresses mostly 2 years old just to rebuke a few of their claims. I even refunded their full damage deposit after they smoked in my house and left it in the worst condition since I began renting. ..............................I absolutely love sharing my home and meeting new people. I do everything within reason - and beyond - to make this place as close to perfect as possible. I am so lucky and feel fantastic to have had dozens of families that have absolutley loved staying at Sky Haven. Please come visit me any time during the offseason to have a look around before you book. Many others have and went on to enjoy fantastic vacations. In fact, I have three returning guests booked for 2017.
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Cincinnati
5

Fantastic! Would book again, Family Friendly!!

  • 5 of 5

Loved Sky Haven! Evening family meals by the pool, seating for 12 or more outside. Pool and hot tub in great shape- played all afternoon, enjoyed the outdoor speaker system. Kitchen had everything we needed and more. Kayaks and pool/beach toys for more outside fun. Family friendly golf course with driving range. Bikes for cruising. Beach was 5min walk, enjoyed sunset almost every evening. Cards and gameroom, pool table in basement.

Master bedroom had King bed and 3 bunks. Basement had even more bunk beds- kids enjoyed the sleeping arrangements.

We unplugged from the world- but WiFi and Cable TV available if you want to plug back in. Golf cart was convenient to get around- and this is a Golf cart community. Had a great time!! Highly recommend it. Owner was always available by cellphone. Oh- we didn't even have time for the Firepit- which had a nice stand and a grilling surface, skewer sticks for roasting marshmallows in the garage.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
South Bend
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Grand Beach Golf Course
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Amtrak and South Shore
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
12
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Grand Beach

Grand Beach is located 5 minutes Southwest of New Buffalo and 10 minutes North of Michigan City. Fantastic outlet shopping can be found in Michigan City and endless antiquing is available up Highway 12 a few minutes past New Buffalo. Visit the Warren Dunes for breathtaking views and hiking just 20 minutes away. Many casual and fine dining experiences are available 5 to 10 minutes away including: Lazy Perch, Stray Dog, Bentwood, Terrace Room, Brewster's, Timothy's, Redemak's, Shoreline Brewery, and Casey's. Head a few minutes North of New Buffalo for brunch at Blue Plate Cafe and Lunch or Dinner at Red Arrow Roadhouse. After your done antiquing swing by Greenbush Brewery for a beer and stay for lunch or dinner. Head East 20 minutes for dinner at Journeyman Distillery and bring home a bottle of world-class whiskey. Gourmet grocery shopping can be had at Al's or Barney's so you you will have endless options to eat-in or try a new restaurant twice a day, seven days straight. Please call or email me for further information or dining suggestions.

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Rates & Availability

Grand Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
June 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
July, August & Labor Day
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
September 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
June 2018
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
July, August & Labor Day
Jun 30 2018 - Sep 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

Saturday to Saturday Bookings During Summer
Check-In 4 pm, Check-Out 11 am
Refund of Deposit for Cancellations 60 Days Prior to Check-In

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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