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Brad

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Sleeps25
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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“THE LOG HOME”

Sleeps25
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

South Haven House Rental Photos and Description

6 Bedroom - Sleeps 21-23

LAST MINUTE DISCOUNT!!! 50% OFF THIS WEEK &/OR WEEKEND!!!!

LAST MINUTE DISCOUNT!!! 50% OFF THIS WEEK &/OR WEEKEND!!!!

LAST MINUTE DISCOUNT!!! 50% OFF THIS WEEK &/OR WEEKEND!!!!

”THE LOG HOME” is what we call this “Scenic South Haven Getaway” it is approximately 3000 sq ft. This home we built new in 2007 and has only been used as a “model home” for the sales of other log homes (no families have lived it it). It sleeps 21-23. 2.5 bath, 6 bedrooms. (2.5Hrs-Chicago, 3.5hrs-Detroit/1Hr-Grand Rapids)

*”THE LOG HOME' has 3 king beds, 5 queen, 2 double beds and one twin. There are also double pullout sleeper sofa.

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

*House has satellite TV in virtually every room

*”Game room” an arcade room with pinball machines, slot machines, video games, large synchronized blue-tooth lighted iphone/ipod stereo box and jute box

*We have many entertainment/refreshment machines that we can have available if requested such as cotton candy machine, snow cone machine, pop corn & hot dog roller etc.

*Commercial ice maker so we have bags of ice to fill your cooler & for your “vacation drinks”

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

*Water craft which is available for rental or personalized chauffeured tour on Lake Michigan for a pictures evening sunset. Ideal for viewing the fireworks on the water! Email for further information if your are interested.

*Bikes for all ages for your vacation enjoyment

*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.

*Basketball hoops & a commercial volleyball net

*Fire pit in the back yard with ampule free split logs, where you can enjoy the beautiful sunset of western Michigan.

*Convenient commercial whirlpool washer & dryer located between most of the bedroom in the lower level

*There is public access to Lake Michigan within walking distance (I have never measured it but I would guess 700-800 yards. The 2 large public beaches in South Haven (North & South Beach) are approximately 3 miles away. The public launch is also near by and jet skis, personal water craft, fishing boats can all be rented there for those who are “water bound”

*Classic 'Roll Away' available as well as several air mattresses.

*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.

*Large collection of indoor & outdoor games to enjoy, 100's of DVD to select from for “movie night”

* Front and back deck patios, with & without cover which are idea for an outdoor cook out and social gathering.

*A hot tub recently installed, which is a great way to wind-down after a fun and active day. Relax and enjoy the beautiful sunsets of Southwest Michigan

*Refrigerant wine cabinet which you can stock up for entertaining

*Grill & supplies for a great cook out. Patio tables, chairs and amenities

Enjoy your family vacation at 'The Log Home' & have memories that you will treasure for a lifetime!

****please note the reviews are for another listing that was on this same VRBO/homeaway website & applies to our Lake Home & not the Log Home.*****

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Brad (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
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About Brad

Medical issues: A special piece of mind by renting at 'The Log Home'. 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 'The Log Home', 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 'The Log Home' & have heartfelt memories that you will keep & treasure for a lifetime!

Your Host, Brad & Deb

Brad purchased this house in 2007

Why Brad chose South Haven

A wonderful place to escape to Log Home living with spacious 10 acres to enjoy! The staff is at your beckoning call to make sure your stay is everything you dreamed. Your host, Brad, Deb, John & Ashley

What makes this house unique

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!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps25
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

3.5
based on 17 traveler reviews

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“The Log Home”
average rating of 3.4705882 based on 17 reviews
business
“The Log Home”
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p456500vb
+1 -1-888-311-0468
South Haven Southwest Michigan
Canton, MI
3

Multi-Family Vacation at the Log Home

  • 3 of 5
We stayed at the Log Home for four nights with three families (6 adults and 7 kids - including 6 teenagers). This home had plenty of space for all of us and bedding to accommodate everyone and then some. We enjoyed our stay and while there are more negatives than positives listed below, I do want to point out that Brad and John were responsive to our questions, offered a great home for the size group we had and had many amenities (unlimited firewood, foosball table, bumper table, pinball machine, etc) that you would not normally find in rentals.

For the benefit of the owners and those considering renting the Log Home, here is some constructive feedback and observations:

1) The home is located on a busy and loud highway, and though the Kal-Haven trailhead is just 2.5 miles away, we did not feel comfortable riding bikes on the road to get there, especially with kids. The home backs to the woods and offers a nice private setting for backyard play. Once inside the home, you could not really hear the road noise.
2) Even though the description says there is a public access beach within 700-800 yards, the closest public access beaches are 2-3 miles away though South and North Beach in S. Haven are recommended.
3) We did not get a sense that the place had a thorough cleaning in between rentals. There was significant dust on top of the fridge, items that should have been refrigerated left in a cabinet above the fridge, a water bottle under the bed, bird droppings all over the patio chairs, etc.
4) Many items were not in working order, specifically the bikes and 3 of the 7 kitchen chairs.
5) There were no grilling tools for the bbq that we could find - would be nice to add.
6) The hot tub must have a significant leak in the pump or piping as we had to fill with water each day - if this were fixed, the water and heating savings alone could probably easily pay for wifi.
7) While we appreciated the DVD selection, we couldn’t read many of the titles, and unfortunately the kids found an adult-only section of DVD’s in the same binder. The owners should advise that those DVD’s are available and ask renters if they would like them removed before the stay.
8) It would be nice to have a guest book with favorite restaurants (with menu’s), things to do with kids, adults, recommended day trips, bike routes, etc.
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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“The Log Home”
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p456500vb
+1 -1-888-311-0468
South Haven Southwest Michigan
Chicago, Il
5

WE HAD A GREAT TIME!!!

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from a week at the "log home" where 21 of my wife's side of the family had a wonderful family vacation. The place is not huge but sleep a lot of people for the money. It was easy access to the beach about 3 -4 miles away. We had young children and teenagers as well as adults and we all enjoyed South Haven's sandy beaches. The sunsets were beautiful and many nights we stayed out until midnight enjoying the stars and the waves. Besides the beach the location was very close to the town of South Haven which is a cute beach town with lots of restaurants, and shops. Our children really enjoyed the "Friends Goodwill" pirate tall sailboat cruise out of the Michigan Maritime Museum. For our group we had 5 married couples but there where only 4 closed door bedrooms. There was an ample number of beds but not much privacy.
  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
“The Log Home”
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p456500vb
+1 -1-888-311-0468
South Haven Southwest Michigan
el paso texas
5

log home vaca

  • 5 of 5
GREAT TIME, GREAT AMBIANCE, GREAT MEMORIES,,,THANKS AND SEE YOU IN THE FALL!
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
“The Log Home”
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p456500vb
+1 -1-888-311-0468
South Haven Southwest Michigan
rockford, illinois.
5

family vacation at the log home

  • 5 of 5
the log home was a beautiful place for our family vacation. the home is gorgeous. the ceiling and log posts create a very warm inviting feeling. we were about a mile from town and quaint shops in south haven. we visited the beach and piers, as well as local wineries. the kids loved the hot tub and volleyball net. there were 2 grills on the back deck with propane provided to us, and various arcade games downstairs. there are plenty of beds to sleep a huge family. see you next year brad!
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
“The Log Home”
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p456500vb
+1 -1-888-311-0468
South Haven Southwest Michigan
1

Highly inaccurate description of this home!

  • 1 of 5
This review is for the Login Cabin home on Blue Star Highway in South Haven. The owner will tell you the reviews listed below are for a different property. I would never recommend anyone to stay here; it was a getaway weekend we were looking forward to that turned into dealing with one issue after another. The lack of communication and responses from the owner over the weekend did not help. He insisted we pay for the whole weekend up front, and was nowhere to be found for any questions or support. Most of the amenities listed and that we were told would be available to us were not. The basketball nets were not usable, there were bikes but they had flat tires. The grills were not usable at all – they were disgusting and had no propane hooked up to them, and one had a dead bird on it. The lawn was completely unkept, not somewhere you can relax and hang out. The beach is not walkable distance from this house. It would be one thing if the “extra’s” were not just included, but everything written in the description is inaccurate about this house. There were no garbage bags, no toilet paper. The maintenance person replied but showed no accountability to help with our issues. There was garbage in random places (underneath beds), dirty dishes in the dishwasher when we arrived, and the basic necessities you look for in a rental home were not available. The lower level had a damp, musty smell. The “game room” consists of 2-3 broken machines surrounded by the damp musty smell. There’s a dehumidifier hooked up there, and the owner stated it was from the rental before us, but I read this in a review from several months before our stay as well, so this must be an ongoing issue. I took several photos of huge dead bugs in random window sills and corners of the house that I cannot upload to this site. The whole experience was underwhelming and the lack of response from the owner after the fact would compel me to tell others to stay away from this property.
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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“The Log Home”
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p456500vb
+1 -1-888-311-0468
South Haven Southwest Michigan
Chicago
1

Terrible Stay

  • 1 of 5
The South Haven log home was the most disappointing home I have ever stayed in. To celebrate a family reunion, my extended family and I had traveled to South Haven, MI for a few days stay at this log home. We were promised so many wonderful things as described above. However, the list overstates and embellishes on what is truly offered. The home was clearly NOT cleaned before our arrival. The floors and carpeting looked as if they had never been cleaned before. If you dared to take your shoes off and walk around inside the home, you would be sure to have incredibly dirty socks and feet. NONE of the sheets on any of the beds were properly washed or cleaned prior to our arrival. The entire home was filthy. While the ad states the home sleeps 25, the living space was very cramped and we only had 15 adults and 3 children under the age of 4. Cramped living quarters is not really that much of an issue, but when the place is also filthy, it becomes a serious problem. The backyard required maintenance. It looked like the lawn had not been mowed in sometime. The grill was incredibly dirty and looked as if it had not ever been cleaned. The bicycles appeared rusty with deflated tires. The hot tub did not work very well. There were numerous bugs and ants in the home. The home was cluttered with artwork, antiques, and over stuffed bears that clearly collected dust. Seeing as the home itself was dirty, I can only imagine how much dust must have been on those stuffed animals. The owner issued warnings on how the place needed to be in the shape and condition it was in when we arrived. Let me tell you, the owner should have paid us additional money for leaving the place in better condition than when we arrived. Further the owner should have refunded some of the rental money we paid for failing to have the place cleaned before we arrived.

The only nice thing the owner did was provide us with an internet hotspot for our use. Honestly, the home and the grounds are quite lovely, if only the owners would care enough to maintain it. If the home was well cleaned and kept up, I think the place has a lot to offer.
While the owner is nice and tried to make us happy, I really hate to say that I could not recommend this home to anyone unless conditions were improved.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
South Haven Area Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Clementine’s At 4 Miles & Cousin's
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Lake Express - Muskegon, MI
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
South Haven Country Club 2 miles & The Beeches
Nearest Train
11.5 Miles
Amtrak Bangor, MI
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-196 Exit 18
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Clementine’s At 4 Miles & Many Fine Restaurants
Nearest Ski
53 Miles
Timber Ridge
Nearest Beach
750 Metres
Allegan County Park

*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.

*********NOTE: THE REVIEWS ARE FOR ANOTHER HOME ON LAKE MICHIGAN AND ARE NOT FOR THIS LOG HOME LISTING (THEY COULDN'T BE REMOVED)************.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

South Haven House Rental Rates

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"In-Season"
May 18 - Sep 7
2 nights
$693
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes ***weekly specials*** Early booking specials with significant discounts - send an email inquiry for a discount quote
Up charges for holidays or festivals & down charges for low volume travel dates.
-The more nights stayed the less per night cost. From as little as an off season $190/night & up to holiday 2 night rental would be as high as $1200/night. All taxes & cleaning included.
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
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Amenities

Amenities

South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstair Loft -
    Main level -
    Main -
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Lower level west Bedroom - 1 king , 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , The double & twin beds are Bunk beds
    Lower level north bedroom - 2 queen , 3 sleep sofa /futon , A day bed & Double sleeper sofa in hallway
    lower level South bedroom - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon
    Upstairs Loft Bedroom - 2 queen
    Upstairs Bedroom - 1 double
    Main floor Master bedroom - 1 king
  • *3 Pull out sofa sleepers (queen & full beds) *Classic 'Roll Away' available as well as several air mattresses.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
*******NOTE-VRBO ONLY POST COST/NIGHT BASED ON WEEKLY RENTAL. THE COST/NIGHT IS LESS IF MORE NIGHTS ARE RENTED AND MORE/NIGHT FOR LESS NIGHTS RENTED. (BESIDES THE LENGTH OF STAY THE RENTAL COST VARIABLES ARE 'OFF OR IN-SEASON', HOLIDAYS, FESTIVALS, WEEKDAYS, WEEKENDS, SPECIALS ETC.) ************* 2014 in season(IS)5/16-9/7(Sun-Sun) $4,850/wk,Winter(W)$2425+dep.Spring&Fall(SF)$3,290. 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) *******NOTE-VRBO ONLY POST COST/NIGHT BASED ON WEEKLY RENTAL. THE COST/NIGHT IS LESS IF MORE NIGHTS ARE RENTED AND MORE/NIGHT FOR LESS NIGHTS RENTED. (BESIDES THE LENGTH OF STAY THE RENTAL COST VARIABLES ARE 'OFF OR IN-SEASON', HOLIDAYS, FESTIVALS, WEEKDAYS, WEEKENDS, SPECIALS ETC.) *************

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