WINDING CREEK ESTATE - “THE KING”

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Sleeps29
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights
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WINDING CREEK ESTATE - “THE KING”

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6 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, 25 Sleeps

**Neighborhood restrictions prohibit this property from being rented for less than one month.**

”THE KING” is what we call the “carriage house” or entertainment house is approximately 5000 sq ft. Which was totally remodeled 2012. It sleeps 25-29. 3.0 bath, 6 bedrooms. (2.5Hrs-Chicago, 3.5hrs-Detroit/1Hr-Grand Rapids)

*”THE KING' features 3 full independent areas each with full bath, 3 fully functional kitchens, five bedrooms and all the amenities of independent living (washer & dryer). There is also a large dormitory with large walk in cedar closet. Great for youth who seem to love staying in this room, (I think it is because it is attached to the free video arcade room:):) 3 full kitchens. The largest downstairs apartment also has an entertainment room with a pool table. The apartment upstairs has a walkout patio over looking lake Michigan with the best view from “The King” or “The Queen”.

Close to Chicago, Detroit and conveniently located a car drive to several states. (2.5Hrs-Chicago, 3.5hrs-Detroit/1Hr-Grand Rapids)

*Large custom built fireplace made solely with the stones from the our own private beach

*A large room for “par tee” golf simulator (play pebble beach, Doral - the blue monster, Torrey pine or Pinehurst and many others), bring your own clubs or use one of our many sets of quality clubs. Over the years we hosted a number of the best amateur golfer in the world as they played in the “western am”. Many of these world class amateurs that have stayed with us are now on the professional tour and played the same “par tee” golf simulator that you will enjoy while on your vacation. Imagine that you will be playing golf on the same place as elite golf pros as tiger woods, British open champion Ben Curtis and several other professionals. Yes, even tiger woods has played golf at our home!

*Movie screen size theater to watch your favorite movie with a commercial movie theater popcorn popper, fountain drinks, cotton candy machine and much much more.

*3 car garage that can fit our 28 foot limo. The garage has extensive built-in shelving for storage

*Convenient laundry built in between all the bedroom apartments

*House wide wireless cable internet, cable TV & telephone.

*”Game room” an arcade room with dozens of video games, pinball machines, slot machines, commercial air hockey, shuffle board table and arcade room, and a functioning arcade bowling machine from the 1940’s with 6” bowling balls

*New window dressings with wood slat blinds hung throughout “the king”

*“Refreshment room” with built in soda machine, soft serve/frosty machine, cotton candy machine, movie size popcorn machine, hot dog roller, slush puppies machine and many more.

*Pull down staircases with insulated and floored storage spaces for the entire attic above “the king” house which can be entered from the “arcade room”

*Extensive storage space (that would be difficult to fill with a life time of hoarding, much less a week or two of vacationing)

*Entertainment area with frosty soft serve machine, soda machine and slush puppies machine with commercial air hockey, shuffle board table and arcade room, as previously mentioned.

*An exclusive several hundred square foot storage area with fully built in shelves.

“Boat House”

*paved ramp for launching the jet ski/boats to lake Michigan. Easy walk to lake Michigan with no stairs.

*Boat house has 2 tier levels of storage shelving above the boat storage area.

*This privately owned beach which extends miles in both direction is ideal for taking a long beach walk looking for sea glass, Petoskey stones, and catching some of the beautiful lake Michigan sun & evening sunsets.

*Commercial ice maker so you never run out of ice for those “vacation drinks”

*Numerous inflatables your every ones enjoyment in the boat house. Opportunity to sail boarding and the ever popular coastal wave, skim boarding

*We own a 34 foot Silverton with sky bridge water craft which is available for rental or personalized chauffeured tour on lake Michigan for a picturus evening sunset. Ideal for viewing the fireworks on the water! The Silverton sleeps 6 and has full galley.

*Bikes for all ages for your vacation enjoyment

*3 wheeler for beach and dune running as an optional item

*Full fishing gear for the anglers who would enjoy fishing while on vacationing on beautiful lake Michigan

*We aim to make your stay perfect and that this be the vacation of your dreams, so if you can dream it we will try to provide it. An example, if you have an urge to play paintball, we have an extensive array of top quality guns and gears that are available with several option of fields to play or a “woods” game on the three & half acre vacation property running along beautiful water of winding creek.

”The property”

*3.4 acres at the end of the circle of the street of winding creek

*Beautiful winding creek which traverses the property throughout the south side of the property (smelt dipping when in season)

*Hundred of old large hard wood trees & one with “tree house” my boys made many years ago.

*Over 230 feet of private wide sandy beach on lake Michigan

*All the boating toys one could enjoy

*Custom extensive landscaping with fire pit (summer 2012)

*Unique and special features

*The greatest assets & the most attractive feature of the property is the fact that it is virtually the only piece of property that has a gradual walk down grade to the beach on lake Michigan. Properties typically have 45 to more than 100 steps from the bluff to the beach. In the area, highly sought after property, that brokers promote and advertise as “low bluff beach” which will have 25-35 steps. The creek running on the south side of the property (winding creek) protects the beach from erosion. The property has a gentle gradual grade to the beach without any stairs or lifts necessary to enjoy the beautiful sands on lake Michigan.

*2 basketball hoop court

*A beautiful winding creek running along the property emptying into lake Michigan

*Decorative enclosed fence yard corral for boats, jet skis and snowmobiles

*Gazebo : built in the the 1920's when south haven became famous for the top “playground” for vacationers. It is an ideal place for having a drink in the shade while over looking the peaceful waters of lake Michigan.

*Beautiful brick decorated fire pit in the back yard as well as having fire pit right on the beach, where you can enjoy the babbling waters of winding creek as well as the tranquil waves of lake Michigan.

Enjoy your family vacation at winding creek estates & have memories that you will treasure for a lifetime!

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • Events Allowed

Brad

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Medical issues: A special piece of mind by renting at Winding Creek estates. Cardiologist and Cosmetic surgeon own the property and would be more than willing to help, if possible, to save you running to the emergency room and avoid missing any precious moments on the special vacation. Our mission, while you enjoy your stay at Winding Creek Estates, is to make you feel like you are at home except with the addition of many great amenities you wouldn't otherwise have access to or the time to enjoy. *We truly want you to enjoy your vacation at Winding Creek Estates & have heartfelt memories that you will keep & treasure for a lifetime! Your Host, Brad & Deb

From a property standpoint it is 'NO STAIRS' to the 235 ft of private beach & beautiful babbling stream of Winding Creek emptying into the majesty waters of Lake Michigan.

From a personal level your host seeks to make your stay perfect and that this is the vacation of your dreams, so if you can dream it, we will try to provide it.

Our mission is to make your stay at Winding Creek Estates a special event so your dreams come true & you have heartfelt memories that you will treasure for a lifetime!

Sleeps29
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Property Reviews

Winding Creek Estate - “The King”
average rating of 4.0 based on 8 reviews
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Winding Creek Estate - “The King”
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p456500vbi
1-888-311-0468
South Haven Southwest Michigan
1

Great Beachfront but Dissapointing Property

  • 1 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
This property has direct access to a very nice beach but the house is more of a very heavily marketed and overpriced "out" building that seems to have it's floors sitting directly on a concrete foundation than a conventional vacation home. Chief complaints as follows:

1) Overall condition of the property is not consistent with the price being asked or the marketing material on the website. Broken screens, A/C not functional in some rooms, broken locks and handles (aka sliding glass door, fridge), hot water sketchy.
2) The golf simulator room stinks (literally) like mildew. It is very dark. Nothing like photo.
3) The arcade is heavily marketed but most of the games were broken when I was there. The golf simulators were outdated and barely functional and no-body could see the ball on the damaged screen. Maybe Tiger has better eyes than us though. Look out for the popashot game conveniently located next to a broken pin-ball table with a large plate glass top.
4) The property is heavily cluttered with outdated games, toys, bikes. Place is in need of major decrapification.
5) The pricing structure is somewhat of a mess, with a very lofty asking price and extremely heavy discounts. Only the down payment is based on the somewhat irrelevant asking price ?!
6) Owner required full security deposit payment at time of booking, as opposed to at the time of the final payment. Not conventional VRBO practice.
7) When I called about getting my deposit back, the Owner started making reference to the "accountants" needing to go over the "before and after videos" so that he could see if my deposit could be mailed. I sure didn't see any videos being taken. That was a new one on me as far as VRBO goes.

When we arrived the property manager immediately stated the the Owner was out of the country, so our group decided to chalk it up as a lesson learned, and enjoy the beach rather than spend our time griping to the property managers about the extensive shortcomings of the place.

For that kind of asking price, people have a right to expect more. This place should be marketed for what it is - an out building in fair condition that sits on a pristine beach.
Owner's Response: Unfortunately, most of the issues of this renter was based around problems we had with the prior renter. Some renters do not respect our home as the place where we live and abuse many of the items. They had children who broke screens, handle on the sliding door & left the garage door and front door open during one of the worse rain storm we have had in years. This flooded the house & resulted in great deal of water damage to the lower level. We hired service-master & they did what they could in a 6 hour turnaround to dry the carpeting but there was still some musty areas which took non-rented week before it was totally corrected. We unfortunately cant predict the odd things some renter do that will affect the following renter. We immediately address the issues & fix the items we could and order the parts like the sliding door handle. We have never given such a large discount as we did with this renter and we thought it would be greeted with gratitude as opposed to being uneasy about the pricing compared to their other experiences. Every homeowner on the rental website are allowed to rent anyway they feel is appropriate and the rental website does not have any structural “standard” as this renter suggested. This often occurs when we rent to those who struggle financially to rent our home. We have 11 "extra video arcade machines" because there is often 1-2 machines that break (we have owned several video arcades & this is standard in the industry) & as soon as we are notified, we replace them immediately with an operational one, by our staff 24/7, especially if they are difficulty getting the machine to turn on. We have a video arcade maintenance specialist (who also serviced our commercial arcade rooms) who checks our machine every week and they are always functional. He would be glad to forward this maintenance schedule and the hours he spends to make sure all are in tip-top working condition on weekly basis. As a method to protect our renter we have an independent security department that videos the place before & after each rental to verify any missing items or damage for documentation. The recording is done during the 6 hour turnaround interval before the next rental, but we should have asked this guest to "hang-around" & observe the video taping. Renter received all deposit back so it is unclear why this is an issue. We tried everything to make this renter happy including a free rental in either home (twice), they refused. We truly did our best!"
Helpful votes: 8/8
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Winding Creek Estate - “The King”
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p456500vbi
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South Haven Southwest Michigan
PEORIA, IL
5

GREAT FAMILY VACATION SPOT

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We so enjoyed this vacation up North. Family gathered from as far west as Kansas and as far south as Naples, Florida. Our grand kids loved riding the various bikes & peddle carts up and down this street. They also played with the Pogo sticks, stilts, rip sticks and even old fashion hula hoops. The pictures shown of this house are accurate. Our family would love to rent this house again. The owners are extremely pleasant to work with, prompt in communications, and go the extra mile to ensure their head of maintenance, John, addressed any & every on-site services necessary. This vacation could have been a real disaster with one thing going wrong after another but John was simply incredible and expeditiously fixed every problem that unexpectedly surfaced.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We truly enjoyed your family and look forward to seeing you again next year.
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Winding Creek Estate - “The King”
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p456500vbi
1-888-311-0468
South Haven Southwest Michigan
GREENSBORO, NC
5

ANOTHER GREAT YEAR AT WINDING CREEK

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
I would highly recommend this property for almost any group. We cannot put into words how relaxing this home is. From the moment you enter with the welcoming note and the bottle of wine, until the time you leave you feel extremely relaxed & at home. The house is much larger than we expected. We had a very large group (16 adults, 9 kids) and had plenty of room for everyone and beds for everyone without even using the sleeper sofas. Even with the large group you had plenty of space for privacy time. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook every night. I can’t think of one thing missing that would have made for a better week. The yard is beautiful and very private. The kids loved the nightly smores at the fire pit and it is a great setting to enjoy a drink and reflect on the day's events. The owners were very responsive, easy to work with, and had everything prepared for us to do nothing but sit back and enjoy our week. We can’t wait to do it again next year!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: You & your family are wonderful! We always feel like kids counting the days down until you show up at Winding Creek Estates. You & your family are so much fun we feel like we are on vacation when you come to Winding Creek estates.
Helpful votes: 2/3
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Winding Creek Estate - “The King”
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p456500vbi
1-888-311-0468
South Haven Southwest Michigan
WASHINGTON
5

WOW....WHAT SERVICE IS ALL ABOUT

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
The sixth bedroom wasn't even shown but it was lovely. The landscaping was beautiful and maintained, along with the house, perfectly. The owners were very accommodating with everything we had asked for & John was amazing with his “Johnny on the spot” availability to serve our every need. Our extended family of over 20 people were spread out all over the house and never got in each other's way. We really enjoyed ourselves. The weather was perfect even though it was in June. We went to the beach almost every day and the children even enjoyed the water & swam in Lake Michigan. What a gorgeous beach!! South Haven is a small cozy town with great stores & shops to explore.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your honest response and we would be honored to serve you again in the future.
Helpful votes: 3/4
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Winding Creek Estate - “The King”
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p456500vbi
1-888-311-0468
South Haven Southwest Michigan
New Mexico
5

AMENITIES GALORE FOR YOUNG AND OLD

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We literally just got home from our vacation at this cozy, comfortable, spacious house nestled in the Michigan woods. Everyone said they had a fantastic time, and the homey feel of the property & their amenities were a huge part of that fantastic time. The beach was lots of fun with all the “toys” for young & old, but the sunsets over Lake Michigan are something never to be missed & are beautiful beyond ones imagination. We never get tired of seeing them. You will not be disappointed staying at “The King”. Most evenings we loved sitting around the fire pit & the garage had an ample supply of wood for burning. We had a wonderful time at Winding Creek Estates & it is even more beautiful in person and there is so much to do just on the property that we only went into town twice. We didn’t come close to doing everything we wanted to in town or at Winding Creek Estates for that matter! The variety of bikes and riding vehicles for our enjoyment were amazing and hugely popular with everyone. They had unicycles, tandem bikes, mini circus bikes and 3 wheel bikes. There had paddle carts for kids and adults that were a blast! We had a great week and all the kids declared they could vacation here every summer! We will definitely go back!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Fantastic....we really try very hard to made our guest happy and it warms our heart when we received kind word from such nice people. We hope you honor us with another vacation next year.
Helpful votes: 1/2
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
South Haven Area Regional Airport
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Lake Express - Muskegon, MI
Nearest Train
11.5 Miles
Amtrak Bangor, MI
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-196 Exit 18
Nearest Beach
75 Metres
Private Beach (On The Property)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Clementine’s At 4 Miles & Curve Inn
Nearest Ski
53 Miles
Timber Ridge
Nearest Golf
1 Metres
'Par Tee' Golf Simulator Right On The Property
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Clementine’s At 4 Miles & Many Fine Restaurants

*Farmer's Market every Wednesday & Saturday downtown

*Kids Corner play area with a huge wooden castle, slides and swings, all very close to the pier & downtown.

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Availability & Rates

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SUMMER
May 29 2014 - Sep 8 2014
$8,000
30 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

50% is due at time of the reservation. Cancellation policy is non-refundable, but exchangeable for another open date.

$2000 Deposit will be returned after 20 days, of departure, (less damages, if any).

BALANCE MUST BE PAID 20 DAYS PRIOR TO CHECK IN OR PENALTY of $50.00 per. Day
Notes ***Saint Patty Day special, book before 3/17/13 and take off 32% that is $2400 saving on weekly rental***

If you miss this date we have a May Day special where you can deduct 19% if booked before 5/1/13. After 5/1/13 all standard rates apply-NO EXCEPTIONS
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Amenities

South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • East Apartment - Granite tile flooring
    Downstairs West Apartment - Granite tile flooring
    Upstair West Apartment - Granite tile flooring
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 29
  • East Apartment Bedroom - 1 twin/ single , 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Downstairs West Apartment Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Downstair West Apartment bedroom - 2 queen
    Upstairs West Apartment Bedroom - 1 queen
    Upstairs West Apartment, East Bedroom - 1 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Dormitory - 2 twin/ single , 3 bunk bed , Youth who seem to love staying in this room (adjoins arcade)
  • *3 Pull out sofa sleepers (queen & full beds) *Classic 'Roll Away' available as well as several air mattresses.
Entertainment:
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Video Games
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Golf
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • Events Allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • shopping
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • parasailing
  • kayaking
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • pier fishing
  • equestrian events
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
Notes:
2014 in season(IS)5/16-9/7(Sun-Sun) $7,955/M,Winter(W)$3975+dep.Spring&Fall(SF)$5,390 Winter (11/24/14 to 12/19/14) & (1/6/15 to 3/28/15). Email for quotes on holidays & festivals. Also email for weekly specials for ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTS!. Formal quotes are only given electronically (email or fax)
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