|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Spacious rooms invite you to settle in, relax and BE on vacation! Master Bedroom (2nd story) has a fullsize deck for hanging out 'above it all'. The deck below, which is off the kitchen/dining area, offers outside relaxation, eating, or watching the kids play in the large back yard. Lake Michigan is a short 2.5 blocks away - with one of the most beautiful sunset views available at the head of the Van Buren St. stairs - which lead down to the beach for lots of daytime fun.
This home is big enough to handle a large family, extended family, combined families or just a group of friends. Watch movies together from our DVD library, or head for Kids Corner Park, downtown shops, restaurants & marinas - all within walking distance. Park your car in the driveway and enjoy the freedom from gas prices!
If you are looking for a larger sized home, beautifully redone, then this is the vacation getaway for you.
Keywords: Residential Home
Dan and Sarma Ilgenfritz are happy grandparents of 9. Dan is a general contractor and loved rehabbing the Van Buren St. Getaway house. It took 6 years, working in the off season for the complete rehab. Sarma enjoys semi-retirement by managing the vacation rental and taking care of infants at the daycare center.
The Owner purchased this house in 1998
It is our hometown (we live 3 miles from the location) and South Haven is a great vacation spot, sitting right on Lake Michigan, with great shops, restaurants, outdoor activities, the best Farmer's Market, and really friendly people!
The large back yard has lots of room for our kids & grandkids; we love to lounge on the upstairs deck off the master bedroom - you can really feel the 'getaway' up there; eating together is great fun with enough room for everyone - at the huge family style dining table, spilling over to the attached lower deck when more space is needed. We can walk to the beach, downtown and Kids Corner.
During our stay in this house, my friends and I had an amazing time. Judging from the pictures on here, the property looks a bit small, but as soon as we got there, we were surprised. It was way bigger than it looks, and not to mention, very clean and spacious. There was 10 of us, and everyone had a place to sleep in. Master bedroom is huge, as well as comfortable. Bathrooms were super clean, and also the living room had enough space for everyone to sit. We enjoyed watching the movies that were provided, and had a good time. Definitely recommend this beautiful home, and we are planning on staying here again most likely in the summer, since there is a lake 3-5 minutes walking distance from the property.
The house is beautiful, spacious and clean! We had 3 families with small children (15 of us in all) and there was plenty of room for everyone! The owners were wonderful~ answering all our questions and then some and even left the front porch light on for our arrival. I'd definitely stay here again if the opportunity arose for another getaway. :)
The house was so nice and very homey. You can look down the road and see the water. And very close to town. Plenty of room and amenities. The beds were very comfy. Looking into renting for another weekend soon.
I highly recommend staying here. It is a great location for both the beach and town. It is a short walk to the beach which is very clean and the sunsets are amazing. The town is only a few blocks away too. There are a lot of shops and plenty of restaurants.
The house was very clean and nicely maintained. The kitchen was very well stocked with dishes and cooking utensils. Nice big table for a large group to sit and have a meal or to play games.
We met both of the owners and they are very friendly and available for questions should any arise.
My husband and I love South Haven with all it has to offer.
There is a farmer's market in the summer on Wednesday and Saturdays, movie theater for rainy days and an ice cream store (Captain Nemo's) which sells ice cream from a nearby dairy.
This was our second year at the Van Buren home and as always, it was perfect. There were 4 adults and 2 children; however an additional 3 adults and 3 children who rented nearby had all meals with us. The location is accurate; we didn't use our car at all; walked to the beach, the shops and restaurants. The property is clean and well maintained; the owner added a screen door to the deck at our request. Each morning the little ones went to the Kids Corner playground followed by an afternoon at the beach.
We rented the house for a group of girlfriends to have a weekend get together. The accommodations were perfect! The house was clean, the beds were comfortable, and everything was fully stocked. We felt very welcome and really enjoyed our weekend!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Sep 2 2014 - May 24 2015
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.