South Haven House Rental Photos and Description
House, 4 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)
This is a large, classic, in-town house which was completely remodeled inside in 2004, and completely redecorated in 2011-2012 with all new paint, furniture, and carpet. It is a comfortable house for a large family or 2 families vacationing together. The location is ideal - easy walk to beach, town, and Kid's Corner park.
The sunny main living area has a modern, open floor plan, with kitchen, dining room, and living room leading to each other. There is a sun room on the front of the house with a pull-out couch, a desk (bring your own laptop, free wireless Internet is provided) and curtains which may be closed for privacy.
The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need to cook at home. The dining room has a table with extension which can seat 10 comfortably in chairs, or you can bring over the bench from the hallway and add a few more people. The living room has a 42 inch flat screen TV with cable and a BluRay/DVD player, a large super-comfortable sectional couch, another couch, and a recliner. There is also an ipod player and a radio with CD player.
The king size master bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower (no tub) is on the main floor. The other 3 bedrooms are upstairs, one with a queen-size bed, one with 2 twins, and one with double bunks. There is another flat screen TV with BluRay/DVD player in the bunk bed room for the kids to watch their own movies. There are no game systems, but feel free to bring your own. All bedrooms have closets and suitcase stands. The upstairs bath has a shower with tub, and plenty of open-shelf storage for many guests to keep their things handy.
As an added bonus there is a small mudroom at the main entrance at the back of the house, and a hallway at the side entrance with a bench, hooks, and a table for purses, keys, etc.
The house also comes with a good sized fully fenced-in private side yard with a fire pit, gas grill, large patio with dining table, basketball area with level concrete playing surface, and grass for the kids to play. There is also a front porch facing west from which Lake Michigan is visible (it's not quite a 'lake view' but you can see it if you look)
All linens are provided except beach towels, please bring your own. There is a new large capacity washer and dryer. 6 beach chairs are provided. There are a few bikes but please ask to confirm use of bikes. Week-long rentals are Friday - Friday
Keywords: single family house
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- non smoking only
We are a fun-loving family of 7 living in Chicago
We dreamed of buying a vacation house for a long time be we couldn't decide on a location. After spending a week in South Haven in the summer of 2011 we knew we had finally found it. It is an ideal location for us - close enough to the city of Chicago to be a reasonable weekend get-away, yet far enough to feel like you are away from it all. We love the natural beauty of the lake shore, and the peaceful rural landscapes inland. It feels like a small town far away from the city, but at the same time there are wonderful restaurants and shops.
Our kids have had fun swimming late into the fall, spending hours at Kid's Corner park, then sledding or skating on the covered skating rink. They have especially enjoyed the fact that everything is within walking distance for them.