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PERFECT FAMILY PLACE - HEATED POOL, WALK TO DOWNTOWN/BEACH, HOT TUB ALWAYS OPEN

Jim Havlik

Advertiser since: 2004
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Speaks: english
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Jim Havlik

Advertiser since: 2004
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Calendar last updated:
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PERFECT FAMILY PLACE - HEATED POOL, WALK TO DOWNTOWN/BEACH, HOT TUB ALWAYS OPEN

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

South Haven House Rental Photos and Description

Sunset Center - Completely Renovated Home (The 'Sun House')

'Sunset Center' is an adjacent pair of family vacation houses. The 'Sun House' is a 6 bedroom, 4 bathroom vacation home featuring a private gated 15x30 heated swimming pool, 6 person hot tub, playscape, and wooded ravine lot. The property is an easy 4 block walk down the sidewalk to South Beach, Kid's Corner, and downtown shopping and dining.

All comforts of home are provided, including washer and dryer, linens, all kitchen appliances (including refrigerator with ice and water dispenser, range, dishwasher, and microwave), kitchen utensils, free long distance telephone, free wireless Internet, computer, 7 cable TVs (3 digital cable, 4 basic cable), many DVD/VCR players, CD players, just to name a few.

The house is perfect for families with children of all ages. The pool and hot tub are gated for your protection. Both the front and back yards are fenced.

Need even more space? Property #320527 is another 6 bedroom house right next door.

Family-friendly items included are books for all ages, toys, puzzles, movies for all ages, well-loved bikes, riding toys, high chair, full size crib with rocking chair, baby gate, exersaucer, strollers, sippee cups, baby monitor, booster seats, kid-sized picnic table, and pool toys.

Enjoy the flexibility and convenience of having 6 private bedrooms, conveniently located throughout the house! 4 bedrooms are upstairs. One is a large master suite with private bathroom. Another full bathroom is in the upstairs hall. 2 bedrooms are downstairs, each adjacent to separate full bathrooms. The house has an open design, with the living room, dining area and kitchen all open to each other in a 'great' room. The sunroom overlooks the backyard pool and wooded ravine yard. The sunroom can be accessed from either the hallway or through the kitchen.

There is another bonus room downstairs that is referred to as the 'futon room' or the 'play' room since it can be closed off as a 7th bedroom with a futon or utilized as a another common living room with a TV/VCR/DVD with a video library and bookshelves loaded with books, games, and toys.

The pool will be open and heated from May until approximately October 1. The hot tub is open and heated year-round. Enjoy the rare warm water in South Haven in June and September!

Need even more space? My property actually has 2 houses next door to each other. Property #320527 is another 6 bedroom house right next door.

Please visit our website via the link provided below for more information and photos.

Activities: Swimming, Bicycling, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Jeep Tours, Jet Skiing, Kayaking, Rafting, Sailing, Water Skiing, Snowmobiling, Tubing-Water, Wind Surfing, Sledding

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jim Havlik (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2004
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Speaks: english

About Jim Havlik

We have family photos taken in South Haven each year. Shown here is a sample of one of our 2011 photos taken on South Beach.

Jim Havlik purchased this house in 2005

Why Jim Havlik chose South Haven

We vacationed in South Haven for the first time in August of 2004. At that time, we had a family of 4, with a newborn and 1 year old. The town was so beautiful and kid-friendly that we knew we wanted to come back over and over. Since we are originally from Illinois and now live in the middle of Michigan, the South Haven location is a perfect meeting place for our family gatherings. We fell in love so quickly with the town that we purchased a 3 bedroom house in South Haven in November of 2004. We labored all winter to completely renovate the house into a 6 bedroom vacation home specifically designed for family reunions. We finished just in time for the summer of 2005 summer renters and the rest is history, with 100+ family reunions enjoyed at our homes!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We spent a week at the Sun House with my whole family - 10 adults and 4 kiddos. The house had plenty of room for everyone and was a really great fit for us! We loved that we could walk to the beach or to town in a matter of minutes. And you can't beat having a pool on top of that. Perfect place for large groups!
Sep 2013
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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 22 traveler reviews

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Perfect Family Place - HEATED POOL, Walk to Downtown/Beach, Hot Tub always open
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews
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Perfect Family Place - HEATED POOL, Walk to Downtown/Beach, Hot Tub always open
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p313907
-989 692-0073
South Haven Southwest Michigan
Naperville, Il
5

Havlik Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5
We loved staying at this home in Michigan. We like to consider it our home away from home in South Haven. There was not one thing we needed and didn't have available to us in this fully stocked and unbelievably clean home. All that is really needed are your clothes and toiletries. Don't forget your swimsuit as the heated pool is a wonderful convenience. The kids love playing in the fenced in backyard and on the new swingset, when not playing with the abundant amount of indoor and outdoor toys, or watching a DVD in the playroom.

The location is ideal, walk to town for doughnuts and coffee, or walk to the playground or beach. We love the shopping in town at the unique stores, too. The Havlik family have compiled a book of information about the town including restaurants and local sights. We enjoyed blueberry picking with our kids and eating homemade ice cream from Sherman's . We also enjoyed visiting the town of Saugatuck for lunch and shopping, which is not too far from South Haven.

If we had any questions or problems Mr. Havlik always responded quickly and was very helpful.

We are looking forward to our stay at the house again this summer. We really think we found a true gem and plan on returning year after year!
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2007
  • Stayed: Jun 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Family Place - HEATED POOL, Walk to Downtown/Beach, Hot Tub always open
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p313907
-989 692-0073
South Haven Southwest Michigan
Pomona, New York, NY
5

Ice House=Fun House

  • 5 of 5
Dear Jim,

We are all well and happy, though sad to see another summer come and gone so quickly. This year was our tenth year at the ice house and we have so many happy memories of our times there and we have 100's of pictures to prove it. We are deeply grateful for having been able to find such a great place in South Haven to stay and a house so well furnished and taken care of by so competent and caring a landlord. The addition of the house next door was very fortunate for us as it allowed us to have a real family reunion with Judy and her family next door, a tradition started by my in-laws some twenty years ago. It made it possible for much contact back and forth. As you saw when you came this year, we often had joint meals and took turns cooking. We spent time together in each other's pools and hot tubs, walked downtown every night for ice cream and shopping before going on to the lighthouse to watch the sunset. And best of all, gathering on the beach to swim, kayak, walk, sunbath, fly kites, stand on our head, and build castles in the sand.



While we would like to continue this tradition indefinitely, like the summer past, time marches on. Already one grandchild is missing for the past two years. He is out the door and gone. Another will soon be on her way. Right now she is starting her junior year in college in West Africa. While Judy's grands are younger, one daughter and her family will return to China next summer where they adopted their daughter some 11 years ago. Our grands happy summer memories took place in South Haven. You helped make this possible and we will always be grateful. So it is with great sadness that I inform you that we will not be able to renew for next summer. Kids grow up, time marches on, we grow old. I hope that some other deserving family finds even half the fun we have had at in the Ice House in South Haven.



Thanks for everything, but especially all the improvements you have made over the years, especially this last year. Please feel free to post the above to your website to let others know what a great place you have for rent.



We remain, Dick and Jane



P.S. I am crying as I send this.
  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Perfect Family Place - HEATED POOL, Walk to Downtown/Beach, Hot Tub always open
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p313907
-989 692-0073
South Haven Southwest Michigan
Rochester, MN
5

Right at Home in South Haven

  • 5 of 5
This house was perfect. The layout of the bedrooms and bathrooms gave for plenty of privacy for each family, but allowed for fun together in the gathering spaces both inside and outside. The owners take very good care of this place because not only was everything clean, it was in great condition. I felt right at home from the moment we walked through the door.
The other little details made our stay great. The wi-fi in the house allowed the couple of work-aholics in our group to enjoy themselves but still feel connected to work. They had all the ammenities for children of all ages as well.
We stayed in November, but will definitley come back in the summer as we were only a few blocks from South Haven's adorable down town.
The owners are great to work with! I would recommend this house again and again!
  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2010
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
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Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Perfect Family Place - HEATED POOL, Walk to Downtown/Beach, Hot Tub always open
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p313907
-989 692-0073
South Haven Southwest Michigan
Chicago IL
5

  • 5 of 5
Loved the house!!! Loved the hot tub outside!!! Our party of six couples and kids stayed at the Sun house for three nights for new years holidays. The house was very nice,easily fited us all, well taken care of, all you need is there, even toys-kids loved it. We even had a decorated Christmas tree, which made us feel like home. The house is very clean and has everything you need for a great stay. Like everybody in our party said - we would go back two million times again :)Looking forward to go back in summer this time and swim in that pool in the backyard!!! Thanks Jim and Amy.
  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Place - HEATED POOL, Walk to Downtown/Beach, Hot Tub always open
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p313907
-989 692-0073
South Haven Southwest Michigan
godfrey, il
5

  • 5 of 5
We found the Sun House met all of our expectations and then some. The house is nicely provisioned and amply sized (we had 8 adults and 7 kids. The kids had a great time using the swimming pool and the playground).

We found the area to be enjoyable -small shops - golf courses - beach - restuarants. I would recommend the accomodations and area to anyone for a summer vacation.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Place - HEATED POOL, Walk to Downtown/Beach, Hot Tub always open
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p313907
-989 692-0073
South Haven Southwest Michigan
Columbus NE
5

  • 5 of 5
Jim and Amy. We had a great time during the week we spent at the Sun House. We found South Haven to be a really good central point to explore the area. The shopping was a hit with the girls and we guys played Hawkshead Golf Course several times and what a pleasure that was. We hope to come back in a few years to catch all those places we did not have time for and missed (spent to much time in the pool and hot tub). The Sun House provided the perfect setting to our vacation and we could not have enjoyed ourselves more. Thank you.
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Kalamazoo International Airport (AZO)
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Exit 20 (Phoenix Road) of I-196
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Maria's Italian Restaurant
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Timber Ridge
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
South Beach
Car: recommended

South Haven is a coastal city located on the eastern shore of beautiful Lake Michigan. The Black River Harbor is one of the most attractive recreational harbors on Lake Michigan. Summertime activities include swimming, boating, fruit picking, golfing, hiking, and biking. Dubbed as the 'Blueberry Capital of the World', South Haven hosts the annual National Blueberry Festival each August. Winter activities include skiing, sledding, and ice skating. Of course, the great dining, museums, galleries, and shopping is available year-round. The house is just a short walk down the sidewalk to the fabulous Kid's Corner Playground, which boasts a large wooden playscape structure that overlooks Lake Michigan. South Beach access is adjacent to Kid's Corner. The quaint downtown South Haven, with its unique shops, eateries, and pubs nestled along the banks of the picturesque Black River Harbor is also just a short walk down the sidewalk.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $275 Per night

South Haven House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
November 2014
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,225
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 2014 - Jan 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$325
Fri,Sat
$1,330
 
 
Offseason
Feb 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,225
 
 
Early May 2015
May 1 2015 - May 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
$300
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$1,820
 
 
Late May 2014
May 15 2015 - May 21 2015
3 night minimum stay
$350
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$2,380
 
 
Early Summer 2014
May 22 2015 - Jun 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,975
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 13 2015 - Aug 21 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,640
 
 
July 4 week
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,850
Flat fee
 
 
Late Summer 2015
Aug 22 2015 - Sep 11 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,080
 
 
September 2015
Sep 12 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$375
From
$400
Fri
$2,170
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,225
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Rents Saturday to Saturday during the summer.
Additional guest fees may apply for large groups or groups without children.
The rates and fees listed are for estimation purposes only and are subject to change without notice. Please contact us for an exact quote.
Summer weeks are not booked until the previous summer is over. I take a wait list of families interested in summer weeks.
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Amenities

Amenities

South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 (upstairs) - toilet , combination tub/shower , 5 foot unit
    Bathroom 2 (upstairs) - toilet , combination tub/shower , 4 foot unit
    Bathroom 3 (main level) - toilet , combination tub/shower , 5 foot unit
    Bathroom 4 (main level) - toilet , combination tub/shower , 4 foot unit
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 (upstairs) - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 (upstairs) - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 (upstairs) - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 4 (upstairs) - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , twin/twin bunk
    Bedroom 5 (main level) - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 (main level) - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , twin/twin bunk
    Bonus Room (main level) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Sand Box
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
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
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Swimming pool is open in season.

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