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Thomas or Linda Harkness

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Luxurious Lake Michigan home w/private beach access, fire pit, tennis courts ...

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Covert House Rental Photos and Description

4+ Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12 adults with family room queen sleeper sofa

Located 5 miles south of the quaint harbor town of South Haven, Michigan, this new spectacular Lake Michigan beach home is nestled in a 100 year old community of 50 charming lake homes along Lake Michigan. The home is custom built with every amenity, including fully equipped gourmet kitchen, complete range of stainless steel KitchenAid professional appliances (8 burner gas cook top with grill, oversized electric double confection ovens, built-in microwave, dishwasher, separate ice maker, garbage compacter, French door refrigerator with additional ice maker, and beautiful granite counter tops. The kitchen includes a beverage bar with integrated sink, wine cave and beverage cooler. The kitchen nook area has a table that seats 6 in addition to the breakfast bar which seats 4. The nook area also has a glass sliding door that leads to an elevated deck which takes you down to the upper patio which has a umbrella table that seats 4. In this area is also a new large gas Weber Grill with 4 burners, a rotisserie and a side burner.

Adjacent to the kitchen is the large formal dining room with a table that seats 12. The dining room includes a side server, large granite topped buffet, Mahoney bar and china display cabinet. A perfect spot for a large family dinner.

A large laundry room with a utility sink and folding counter includes energy efficient duet front load washer and dryer.

The Great Room includes comfortable seating for 8 - 10 people and has a large gas log burning floor to ceiling stone fireplace. A large entertainment center covers one wall and contains a Sony 50 inch HD plasma TV with satellite and surround sound. The entertainment center is also stocked with a wide variety of board games, video games to use with the Wii system, CD's and movies for all ages to play in the Blu- Ray Disc Player.

The lower deck in the backyard has a glass topped dining umbrella table with seating for 6, plus a large picnic table that seats 6-8. The screened fire pit on the lower patio can be used for camp fires and roasting marshmallows. The house has a dozen roasting forks for this purpose. There is a settee and additional chairs for comfy seating around the fire.

The main floor master suite has a king size cherry sleigh bed and has it's own private deck that can be reached through the double glass sliding doors. The master deck has a small bistro table to enjoy that morning cup of coffee and two steamer lounge chairs for relaxing after a hard day swimming in Lake Michigan. The elegant master bath with double vessel travertine sinks that coordinate with the travertine tiled floor, include a beautifully tiled spa shower with four sprayers in addition to the overhead and hand held sprayers. The heated floor and heated towel racks completes this lovely master bathroom. The suite also includes a 32' flat screen TV and disc player. There is even a pants presser to those wrinkled golf slacks ...

The two upstairs bedrooms have their own full bath with tub/shower, heated towel racks, etc. Each bedroom has a queen size bed, dresser and night tables. The garden themed bedroom also has a built-in day bed with a rail guard for small children. This bedroom also has two large walk-in closets; one of which contains a small nursery including pack n play, bedding, baby bathtub, potty chair, booster chair, bouncy chair, infant and toddler toys and baby monitor. The nautical themed bedroom at the opposite side of the upstairs also has a twin bed in addition to the queen bed. A large hanging wardrobe adjacent to the room serves as clothes closet and contains extra linens for the guests staying upstairs. Both bedroom has have flat screen TV's and Disc players.

The lower walk-out level has a large family room with a 42' wall mounted flat screen, disc player, surround sound, computer and printer and a mini kitchen which includes a microwave, Kuerig coffee maker and a bar refrigerator. There is also a gas log fireplace with a travertine surround. The family room has a large sectional with ample seating for 6 - 8 and can be used as a 5th bedroom. The sectional also contains a queen sized sofa sleeper that can be used for an additional bed with the bedding located in the walk-in closet in the 4th bedroom next to the family room. Additionally, there are several queen size and twin size aero beds if guests would like to have additional separate beds. Extra bedding is stocked in the large cupboard in the hallway.

The 4th bedroom has a queen sized bed, wall mounted flat screen TV and a small mirrored dresser with night tables and lamps. Adjacent to this bedroom is the 4th bathroom with heated tile floors and heated towel racks. The walk-in shower also contains a large seat.

The community has it's own 1600' private Lake Michigan sandy beach, a short 5 minute walk from the home. The home is in a quiet secluded heavily treed dunes area and has a one garage for parking inside with a driveway which can be used for parking and parking for 2 additional cars across from the house.

Booking Information: 50% of weekly rental rate due at time of booking. Balance due 30 days prior to arrival. In addition, a $250. cleaning/laundry fee and a $750. damage deposit is due at that time for weekly rentals and will be refunded within 30 days of end of rental period.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Thomas or Linda Harkness (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)
Luxurious Lake Michigan home w/private beach access, fire pit, tennis courts ...
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews
Huntley,IL
5

Absolutely spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

We just loved the house. The house is very cozy and has all the upgraded appliances in the kitchen with everything you need to cook at home if you like. As you sit at the dining nook you have a great view of the wooded lot. We enjoyed seeing all the wild life we saw deer, squirrels and the birds that were feeding from the bird feeder. The bedrooms are wonderfully decorated and fully furnished. The bathrooms had heated towel racks and basic toiletries. (Which was a nice touch) The private beach was just down the road. We enjoyed looking for beach glass and rocks that we brought back home with us. The attention to details far exceeded our expectations. We are looking forward to going back next summer

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2007
  • Stayed: Jun 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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N. Illinois
5

Thank you what a fun week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

WOW!!! Wonderful home this was beyond our dreams! Thank you for opening your home to us. My wife and I loved the kitchen and bedrooms and what a great master bath. Our son loved the beach he had so much fun he talks about the beach even today. The extras you have in the home for a traveler are great. All top of the line and clean. I can't tell you how important it is when you travel that the home you rent be clean. You remind us of ourselves very clean we felt right at home in your home. As you well know we have booked for next year all ready. This may become a habit for us. I would recommend your property to everyone we have rented many times in Colorado, Florida and Michigan your home was the best by far. Your pictures and discriptions are right on the money. Again thank you and can't wait until next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2007
  • Stayed: Jul 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chicago, IL
5

Amazing and Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

The pictures and descriptions do not begin to do this beautiful vacation rental justice! The area is very nice; densely wooded and private. The beach is lovely, and a short walk from the house. The house itself is astonishing. We had no idea that it would be so nice. Everything is top of the line--way nicer than anything we have seen in any other home we've rented before. The kitchen is unbelievable--custom cabinetry and granite countertops--and just about every cooking implement you could wish for--if you want to cook on vacation, haha. Each room is beautifully decorated--it looks professionally done, but is still very comfortable and cozy. We found the owners to be very easy to work with, and we didn't think their rules were unusual--they just asked that we take care of their home and their stuff. Our security deposit was returned promptly as promised--but then, we followed the rules! The house was very well stocked with everything we needed--and the large screen TV in the living room was especially appreciated in our family. We had a wonderful time, and are planning to (hopefully) go again next summer. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2007
  • Stayed: Jul 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

What's There Not To Say About This Property

  • 5 of 5

The title of this post says it all. This house is so amazing. We had three families stay here for the week. One family took the basement, one took the main floor and the other took the upstairs. Worked out perfect. Every room in this house is amazing. The house is so nice you almost don't want to leave. The private beach is perfect. And it's so nice to not have to bring any beach supplies from home. They provided it all (towels, beach towels, umbrellas, rafts, etc..). House also came fully stocked with everything we needed for the week. Just had to buy our food and drink. besides the beach, the kids loved the easy access to the two tennis courts. It's literally a 30 second walk and even though it's for the Linden Hills community, it's like it was only ours since it was so close and we were the only one to use it. Can't say enough about this house and the owners. They were very accessible. Whether if be responding to an email, text or picking up the phone when I called. You won't be disappointed when you arrive at this home.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! It was a pleasure having you and your family as guests in our lake house once again. You know we love it when families love our home and Linden Hills as much as we do. We look forward to seeing you some time in the near future! Linda and Tom
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5

You will love it!

  • 5 of 5

I can't begin to tell how much we love staying here. The home is amazing, the beach is close, tennis courts are basically next door and the owners are a joy to work with. You couldn't ask for a more well supplied place to rent. Just knowing that all you need to worry about packing is clothes and food is such a comfort. We will be looking forward to the chance to return again. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A Great Lakes Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This vacation home is, quite simply, perfect. Located just off the interstate, Linden Hills is a secluded paradise that offers a private beach, tennis courts, and inviting wooded trails. The home is truly luxurious and the owners anticipated our every need - and more: a fully appointed and stocked gourmet kitchen, a deck and patio with a grill and fire pit, large screen TVs, wi-fi, comfortable beds, luxurious baths, tennis rackets and balls, beach towels and chairs, and toys for the kids. The restaurants and farmers' market of South Haven are just a short drive away, as are such wonderful attractions as the Kal-Haven bike trail, the Friends Good Will tall ship, wineries and fruit farms where the blueberries and peaches practically jump into your bucket! The owners are unfailingly responsive and accommodating. Our full deposit was returned promptly. What wonderful memories this home has given to our family of three generations!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
South Bend, IN
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
South Haven, MI
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
South Haven, MI
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Bentron Harbor, MI
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-196, exit 13 (Covert, MI)
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
South Haven, MI
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Car: necessary

This home is located just south of the southwestern harbor town area of South Haven, Michigan. The area is the center for fruit orchards and wineries. Local holiday events are frequent in South Haven, Saugatuck, Benton Harbor/St. Jospeh, MI. Lots of antique stores and art galleries in the area to explore. Numerous public golf courses are also available.

Other Activities: South Haven, MI 5 miles north

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Rates & Availability

Covert House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
May 6 2016 - Oct 7 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
Summer 2017
Apr 28 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/laundry fee $300

$2250. deposit required to hold reservation. Balance due 30 days prior to weekly rental plus $750. refundable security deposit and $250. cleaning/laundry fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Covert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Spa Shower with built-in seat
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shower/tub combo
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Powder Room
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , built in seat
    Outside Shower - outdoor shower , Hot and cold outside shower with bench
  • Master suite bath beautifully decorated with travertine tile, completely tiled shower with 4 spray jets and separate shower attachment and seated area. Master bath has heated floor. All full baths have heated towel racks. Newly finished lower level bathroom has shower with seat area and heated tile floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , first floor master suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Built-in daybed & small nursery setup in one walk-in closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Used as 5th bedroom with queen sofa sleeper & xtra Aero beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , with mirror dresser, side tables and wall mounted TV
  • Master suite has 37' flat panel TV with private deck off bedroom. Two upstairs bedrooms are fully furnished with satellite TVs and share full bath. One queen bedroom also can accommodate a twin Aero bed or crib and other queen bedroom has 5' built-in daybed suitable for child or small adult. Bedroom 4 has queen bed w/walk-in closet. Family room has queen sofa sleeper and can accommodate 1 more queen or 2 twin inflatable Aero beds available on site.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 12 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Resort association limits the number of overnight guests to a maximum of 12 adults. Association does not allow pets for guests. Wireless Internet access. Garbage pickup is twice a week by association caretaker.

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