This newly renovated historic home is located in the northeast part of downtown South Haven overlooking the Celery Pond - a natural wetland filled with an abundance of wild life, beautiful long views and gorgeous sunsets. The home is large with an open floor plan on the first floor and a large country kitchen opening to the generous back yard.
The second floor has four bedrooms, one king, one queen, one full, with one large room at the back of the house having five twin beds. There is also a crib, port-a-crib, or youth bed available on request. There is access to a viewing deck toward the Celery Pond from the second floor bedroom.The large rear yard and viewing decks are perfect for families to enjoy when not at the beach or sightseeing.
Enjoy a leisurely stroll into downtown South Haven, or a short walk to the many swimming beaches on Lake Michigan. There are seven access points to the Lake within easy walking distances to enjoy the miles of sugar sand beaches. The scenic harbor entrance on the Black River is marked by the historic South Haven Lighthouse and flanked by two large public beaches. An evening stroll of the lighthouse pier while enjoying a huge ice cream cone from Sherman's Dairy and watching a fabulous sunset is the perfect ending.
The Kal-Haven Recreational Trail is just minutes away, along with many cultural and scenic attractions, like the Michigan Martime Museum, the Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum, the South Haven Art Center, and the Foundry Hall Music Venue. Downtown South Haven also has an abundance of shops and restaurants to satisfy every need.
Come enjoy this beautiful, historic property in this quiet and scenic residential area. It will make you truly enjoy this quaint resort community and long to return to it for years to come.
My wife and I moved to South Haven MI in 2000. We purchased an antique shop to apply our 32 year passion for antiques to this quaint resort town. We truly enjoy meeting new customers and spreading the word about the unique opportunities in this historic harbor town.
Renovating a historic house has been an interest of ours for many years and we chose a property close to downtown in a quiet residential neighborhood. It soon proved to be an ideal opportunity for vacation rental and additional income.
The benefits of the property we purchased is its location within a 10 minute walk of downtown and about 15 minutes to the closest Lake Michigan beach. The house is large (about 2200 sf) with a large open floor plan on the first floor. The kitchen opens out to a large back yard with a large viewing deck for entertaining, relaxing, and watching the sky change colors as the sun sets across the Celery Pond. The pond is a large wetland full of wildlife for observation.
South Haven is the Blueberry capital of the country and a major producer of apples and peaches. Plan your vacation during the picking season and enjoy delicious fresh fruit. Many farms provide tours of their acreage and explain the growing cycle and harvesting of their produce.
The Michigan Maritime Museum is a regional attraction housing displays and information on the maritime history of the Great Lakes. It owns its own tall ship called the Friends Goodwill. Take a daytime or evening sale on her to watch our gorgeous sunsets.
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