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Scott and Jill Rooksberry

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, german

The Octagon: Beautiful, Historic Condo in South Haven

17 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Overview

South Haven Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 full 1 half bath, sleeps 8, huge deck for grilling and sunbathing

Upper unit of historic South Haven Octagon home located on North Shore Drive. Shared, heated in-ground pool. Gigantic deck for entertaining along with a grill and fully furnished kitchen. Half-mile walk to First Street Beach, short drive to Hawkshead Golf Course. Two bedrooms, sofa queen bed and loft with a queen bed (loft only accessible by ladder). Plasma television over fireplace with dvd/vcr, television in master bedroom. Washer and dryer in unit. Enjoy South Haven's beaches, shopping, golf, skateboarding, ice skating, antiquing, horseback riding, fishing, biking, boating and winery tours. Completely furnished - just bring your beach towels!

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Scott and Jill Rooksberry (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english, german

Reviews

4.6
based on 17 traveler reviews

The Octagon: Beautiful, Historic Condo in South Haven
average rating of 4.5882354 based on 17 reviews
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We had a great stay!

  • 4 of 5

The Octagon house was perfect for us. It was very clean, in good shape and had everything that we needed. We had 2 couples that stayed the entire week. The two bedrooms had plenty of room and the beds were comfortable. Our adult children came to visit for a couple of days. The pull out couch and bed in the loft provided enough sleeping space for the extra people. We enjoyed quiet mornings on the deck and the condo association pool that we had access to was great! We walked downtown a couple of times, so it’s definitely do-able (about 2.5 miles), but it’s only a short drive away. We liked being a little ways from the busyness of downtown. The beach was also a short drive away. The temperatures were in the upper 80s and low 90s during our stay. The house had one wall unit air conditioning. We set it at 72 degrees and It kept the house very comfortable. The two small fans we brought were helpful in the bedrooms. The owners were very responsive and timely throughout the entire process. When we first arrived, the house was supposed to have been left open by the cleaning staff, but it was locked. I called the owner, left a message and he called me back within 2-3 minutes and we were able to get into the house right away. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We LOVED our stay at the Octagon!

  • 5 of 5

This was a last minute trip for us, and I'm thrilled we found the Octagon House. It was a perfect fit for our family of five adults. Tons of natural light flowed through the the house during the day. The beds were comfy, and the kitchen had EVERYTHING we needed! My favorite part, though, was the expansive deck with shade or sun options. I started my morning everyday on the deck - eating breakfast and getting a little work done. At least two mornings, a doe and her two babies came out of the woods to walk across the yard. It's a quiet retreat located close to town and the beach. The pool was awesome and the yard big enough for us to play Bocce Ball or Cornhole and not bother other residents. The owners were easy to work with and always prompt with replies. I highly recommend the Octagon as a place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good for the cost

  • 3 of 5

Pros: good location, clean shared pool, Close to North Shore beach and stores. Space saving design in house and nice kitchen. Very nice having a washer and dryer. Owners are very easy to communicate with .

Cons: in our opinion this house would be better suited for six people then for eight, as two people would be sleeping on a double sized pullout couch in family living space.

Be prepared there is no overhead lighting and the beds are not comfortable. They Creek very loudly when getting in and out . I really feel like the mattresses need to get replaced. It also gets very hot and one of the bedrooms as there's no central air ducts in the house. We definitely needed the fan.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We recommend anyone staying with six or more adults that our place may be too small, but it does have sleeping space for eight. The fan light bulb in the cupola needed to be replaced at the end of the season, which we have done. It provides a nice overhead lighting option. We are replacing the bed frame and mattress in the master bedroom to eliminate the creaking problem. Thank you for the feedback! It is nice to hear where guests would like to see upgrades.
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Joannie

  • 5 of 5

We really loved the Octagon!! The accommodations were quite comfortable. The house was awesome with it's peaceful surroundings. The deck was great for coffee in the mornings and dinner in the evening. We look forward to our return. Would highly recommend this home!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Joannie

  • 5 of 5

We really loved the Octagon!! The accommodations were quite comfortable. The house was awesome with it's peaceful surroundings. The deck was great for coffee in the mornings and dinner in the evening. We look forward to our return. Would highly recommend this home!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to South Haven. My wife and I spent a terrific week at The Octagon with our 8 and 5 year old children.

The Octagon is in a terrific location. It's just a few minutes to the beach, also just a few minutes to the downtown restaurants and shopping, yet still in a private location.

The condo looks just like the pictures. The main living/dining area is spacious and beautiful. The kitchen was well-stocked and ready for cooking. Our kids loved spending time in the loft. We spent a lot of time out on the large deck, enjoying the beautiful grounds. The entryway bathroom was great for young kids coming back from the pool and the beach.

The pool and tennis court were great additions to the property. The pool was clean and we had it to ourselves most of the time; we swam in it almost every day. The house was equipped with pool floats and tennis rackets, Scott and Jill have really thought of it all!

We loved our stay and would definitely stay at The Octagon again!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Grand Rapids
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Bangor
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-196
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Car: recommended

Enjoy the beautiful resort town of South Haven by the 'Big Blue Water' of Lake Michigan. Numerous marinas, beaches, charter fishing and sailing. Close to numerous golf courses, Kal-Haven biking trail and the Black River. Downtown has shopping, restaurants, maritime museum, ice skating, farmer's market. The countryside is abundant with farm markets, orchards and wineries nearby.

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Rates & Availability

South Haven Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off-Season
Sep 20 2016 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,000
 
 
Peak Season
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
5 night minimum stay
$225
$1,400
$5,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $132
Tax Rate 6.0%

If peak-season weeks are still available late in the rental season a two-night minimum applies. Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends are available at $500 for three nights.

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Amenities

South Haven Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    other - 1 queen
    other - 1 double
  • Two bedrooms, queen sofa sleeper and a sleeping area in loft . All linens and pillows provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
HBO and Showtime including On-Demand available during peak season

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