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Nature Lover's Delight - Lake MI, Stream, Woods, Wildlife, Birds Ahhh

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House - 4 Bedrooms + 2 Convertible beds - 2 Baths - (Sleeps 10)

Come and enjoy the peace and tranquility of this wonderful home, complete with a stream. Enjoy the view of the stream from the deck, gazebo and almost every room in the house. This house is located on a private wooded lot. Great for nature and bird lovers!

It is a short walk or drive down to the water's edge of Lake MI on our association's private drive. (See note about our beach.)


Other Property Features: INSIDE:

* Fully Equipped Kitchen

* Ceiling Fans Throughout House

* 3 sets of Sliding Glass Doors leading to Multi-level Deck ..........


* Plenty of Outdoor & Gazebo seating

* Gazebo has windows, screens, ceiling fan, tables and chairs

* Private and Peaceful Setting

* Body of Water: Lake Michigan

* Wooded Lot with Stream running through it

* Bird Feeders

* Private Association Road to Lake MI

Additional Information: * Golf Courses close by

* 2 hour drive from the Chicago Loop

* Less than 3 hours from Detroit

* Just 10 minute drive to the quaint towns of South Haven and Saugatuck

* 10 minutes to Super Walmart, Meijer & other stores

* Orchards & Blueberry, Raspberry and Strawberry Patches located close by. You can pick your own or buy freshly picked fruit.


More Details

Patty Hickerson
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 27, 2017

About Patty Hickerson

My husband & I have been married for 39 years & have 3 grown children & 4 grandchildren. I grew up on a farm in Indiana and have always loved the outdoors. After getting married, our friends invited us to come stay with them at their lake house on Lake MI. From that point on, we were hooked on Lake MI. We started renting their lake house, then spent as much time as we could camping at Warren Dunes. When the youngest was finishing up with college, we decided to start looking for our own lake house. It took 3 years to find it, but the minute I saw the back yard of this home, I knew it was the one! We feel very blessed to have found this peaceful vacation home and it is our pleasure to share it with others.

Patty Hickerson purchased this house in 2007

Why Patty Hickerson chose South Haven

This is an ideal vacation home, for all ages, to unwind and totally relax. Your hardest decision will be whether you want to relax on the back deck, go pick some fruit, or go to the beach, shopping or out to eat.


South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Wall or hand held shower head
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Wall or hand held shower head
  • Hair Dryers in both bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Private from the rest of the house - 2nd floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1st Floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2nd floor Across from Bedroom 3
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor Across from Bedroom 4
  • Ceiling fans and alarm clocks in every bedroom. European style AC/heat that can be set for each room separately. While keeping the windows totally operable. Ideal for people liking different sleeping conditions.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 19 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Short walk or drive right down to our association's private access to Lake MI. Some days we have a beach and some days there is no beach. Property has Stream, Planked walks, Fire Pit, & Bench Swing Public beaches close by * In addition to the living room, there is a family room. Both rooms have wood burning fireplaces. * WiFi for your lap top.


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Nature Lover's Delight - Lake MI, Stream, Woods, Wildlife, Birds Ahhh
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Lovely home in serene setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Patty's near Lake Michigan. Spacious and comfortable home with a wonderful deck and glassed-in gazebo overlooking wildlife and creek in back yard. Gorgeous! Very clean and comfortable rooms, plenty of space, lots of towels, easy-to-use kitchen. We enjoyed shopping in South Haven with lunch at Clementine's and sunning at the beach. Had s'mores in the fire pit and time to reconnect with friends and family. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Beautiful and clean house with wonderful view!

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and very nice. Out the back door was a really pretty view, with beautiful trees with a creek. A very nice fire pit was available for wonderful smores! Each room was clean, with nice bathrooms, kitchen, etc. I would definitely recommend this house to anyone looking to enjoy some time in a wonderful place with nature outside the back door!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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A Weekend in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing. The setting, especially in the back, was so beautiful and private with lots of trees, a small stream and lots of wildlife. It is so quiet and peaceful. There is plenty of outdoor seating, a large table, fire pit with wood provided and an enclosed gazebo. The house had plenty of space for all of us, the kitchen was well equipped, the furnishings were comfortable, plenty of linens and towels were supplied, each bedroom had its own heating/cooling unit which was very nice and the house was clean and well maintained. We cooked most of our meals at the house and had everything we needed, including a gas grill. We went into town and enjoyed shopping and lunch at Clementine's (a definite must), then spent the afternoon on the public beach, where we walked to the lighthouse, watched kite surfing and dipped our toes in the chilly water. It was a wonderful mini vacation. We would highly recommend this rental and hope to return many times in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Scenic Serenity!

  • 5 of 5

Our weekend getaway with girlfriends was fabulous. This property had 4 large bedrooms with extra space to lounge. The back decks were tiered to accommodate all our group. We enjoyed a s'mores smorgasbord at the fire pit, dinner at the extended table, and conversations on the main deck. The umbrellas and beach needs were available for our trip to South Haven South Beach. Clementines restaurant was excellent and we enjoyed the beautiful decor. I look forward to staying again!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fall getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing weekend at the Hickerson Haven. The house was gorgeous and the yard could be explored for days. The beach is in walking distance and the whole area was very well maintained. We were close enough to town if you needed something, but also far enough away to feel like we were on a retreat. It was extremely quiet and we would recommend this home to any group of any age.

The only thing that could have been better was if we could have stayed longer!!

Thank you for a wonderful weekend !!!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2011
  • Stayed: October 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Vacation Location

  • 5 of 5

We just spent an amazing week at Hickerson Haven! Since it was a larger house, we were able to have more family members get together. The house has so much to offer: ping pong table, creek, fire pit, gazebo, bird and animal watching, beautiful deck with an amazing backyard, etc. The owner has books, games, videos, and many other amenities in the home. The house was clean and very comfortable. We also enjoyed the beach, which is in walking distance, and the nearby towns of South Haven and Saugatuk.The owner is very friendly and accomodating! She wanted us to have a great time and make many wonderful memories. We were able to do this! I would highly recommend this place for a great relaxing vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2011
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South Haven Lighthouse
"Beautiful Sand with beautiful sun sets"
South Beach
Kids Corners
"Fun place for kids!"
Michigan Theatre
"We love this little theater. Take our buckets and get popcorn for $0.50 and a pop for $0.50..."
West Side County Park
"This is a nice beach with a ramp, as well as stairs, that go right down to the sand. There ..."
Sherman's Dairy Bar
"Yum!!! The picture with this is not right. Not sure how to get rid of it. Sherman's has a..."
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Grand Rapids
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Hawks Head Links
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I-196 & Exit 26
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
42.1 Miles
Timber Ridge
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Lake MI - See notes
Car: necessary

Hickerson Haven is only a 10 to 12 minute drive to South Haven and Douglas/Saugatuck, which are in the lower western part of MI. It is only an hour drive from the Indiana/Michigan state Line.

Visit the many shops and restaurants or bring your bikes for a nice trip on the Kal Haven Bike path. Check out the shops & light house in South Haven and watch the kite boarders out on the lake.

Go pick blueberries, apples or peaches. Or just relax on a beautiful Lake Michigan beach.

Enjoy the Blueberry Festival in South Haven or the taste of Saugatuck.

Hickerson Haven is a short walk or drive to our association's private access road to Lake MI. Some days we have sand to sit on and some days the beach is gone. If it is a sandless day, there are a number of very nice public beaches close by.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 6.0%

$1,900 to $2,950 per week,
1 week minimum for peak season,
Additional charge for Holidays

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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