|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Once part of the historical Grandview Hotel that overlooked the bluff in 1905, this recently renovated home is 3 levels with decks on each level, front & back - spectacular views up & down the river & to Lake Michigan! You'll enjoy amazing sunsets as well as watching the boats up and down the river. It has 3600 sq ft of beautifully decorated entertaining space with gourmet kitchen that seats 6 at the granite bar with full amenities, 10 person dining table, large family room with multiple seating areas, backyard deck entertaining area with gas grill, firepit, dining table, 4 bedrooms on the 2nd level that sleep 6, one lower level queen sleeper sofa (open in living room), lower level bedroom with queen bed and twin trundle, 3rd level family room loft (has 4 twin beds loft style) with outdoor covered deck with views of river & Lake Michigan!! Home is equipped with 3 LCD TVs, DVD players, dish TV, kids playroom/toys, pack & play, beach toys. One block to town & 3 blocks to the beach - the Perfect location to easily walk to beach or town & enjoy the view!
Few blocks to Kids Corner!: Kids tired of going to the beach and want something different to do?! We are just a short walk over to Kids Corner which is a huge wooden play center with towers, bridges and hidden tunnels! Also slides, swings, tire swings, etc., basketball hoop/court, baseball/softball diamond, picnic tables and lots of grassy area to play other games!!
Concerts and Festivals: We are only a couple minutes walk to the river area where a lot of the free concerts and festivals are held. So, you don't have to pack up everything for the whole day - you can get home quickly any time you want to stop back in and take a break then right back to the festivities in minutes!!!
House made for entertaining: This is a place where we entertain and host our large family every year so we are set up with plenty of places for everyone to sit for eating and lounging around in the family room to watch TV. No more crowded seats with some people left out!!! Same goes for the outside back deck area. There are plenty of tables and chairs, plus a built in bench that lines the perimeter of the deck for extra seating.
Additionally, the third level family room/bedroom loft area is one large open space with 4 twin mattresses (two can be put together for a king bed) in the front of the space, and a large sectional and club chair with flat screen t.v. to the rear of the space and a 3rd level deck with plenty of comfy seating for viewing all of those spectacular sunsets or taking an afternoon nap!
I grew up in South Haven and lived there until I attended college at Michigan State. My immediate and extended family, as well as friends, still live there and I come and stay in my own home every summer! I currently live in Tampa, Florida.
Jill Panella - Owner purchased this house in 2005
This property was lovingly renovated by me after I purchased it in 2005. It was made for entertaining with upgraded amenities and a spacious feel for accomodating your family and friends. It is over 100 years old and was originally part of The Grand Hotel that overlooked the bluff.
Three levels of decks with views of the lake and river from both the front and back of the house!! Very open floor plan for entertaining, as well as extra large seating area in the family room for large parties. Additionally has a third floor family room with amazing views of lake and river and SUNSETS!!!! Outside back deck is huge with large dining table/chairs and a fire pit with surrounding chairs and a bench that surround the entire deck. Plenty of seating for your back yard party!!
The house is great. Beautiful views of the lake and a two block walk to town. We hope to go back!
My group and I really enjoyed our time spent at this property. It was well located, where you could easily walk to South Beach or downtown. The house provided tons of space for all in our group so we never felt crowded. Everything in the home was very clean and tidy and well kept. I would say that the only issues we had with the home (and probably more because we did not ask for remedy) were that the upper levels got quite warm in the evening (even though weather was not that hot) even with the air conditioning being set relatively low (it was very cool on bottom floor), and we should have been prepared to bring more toilet paper and soap for all bathrooms. Otherwise, we truly enjoyed our stay and will keep this property in mind for all future trips to South Haven.
The online listing and previous reviewers have described the house perfectly: The house is beautiful, comfortable, fully equipped, large, close to everything, and ideal for a family/friend vacation. We had a wonderful stay in South Haven. This was my first time renting a vacation home, so I didn't realize these book up early. I was lucky to snag a week here when someone else cancelled. The home was larger than we needed for our immediate family, so we ended up inviting our parents, and friends of our college-age kids to stay with us. The house was big enough to accommodate everyone, while giving everyone their own space if needed, with many balconies to choose from. The first floor is the ideal community space, a large open area with plenty of seating to gather for dining, games, TV, or chats. Among the four second floor bedrooms, the master bedroom and bath were large and lovely. The third floor loft was the perfect hangout for my daughter and her friends, and the views are the best in the house. We all enjoyed daily visits to the beach and town, as well as local excursions to ride ATVs, jet skis, or hit the bike trails.
My husband and I loved hosting our family and friends in this beautiful house and location; it was a perfect summer getaway. We hope to be back!
My family, representing 4 states, wanted to have a family reunion in South Haven and we were lucky enough to be able to rent Jillene Panella's Place for a week in June, 2016. Her home is beautiful and it's location was perfect for us! Everything we did outside was within walking distance. This included going to the beach, the pier (where we caught a large salmon), the riverfront, the downtown for shopping, restaurants, & ice cream, the farmer's market, and even an outdoor concert! The 2 bike trails, which we set-out on from the front porch steps of the house, were amazing! When we were inside, the floor plan of Jillene's home was also perfect! The large open kitchen/dining room/family room area was always the hub of activity, not only when preparing meals, but for working puzzles, doing crafts, or occasionally watching a favorite movie on the TV while relaxing in large comfy furniture. The large deck, adjacent to this area, had lots of furniture and a fire pit. It was the favorite place to eat and enjoy the view of the river. Also, spectacular sunsets were seen by all from the large third floor balcony. I wish I could give this place more than 5 stars! Jill: My family LOVED your home and the city of South Haven!!😊
We had a wonderful time in this rental, it was very clean and orderly upon arrival. We had more than enough towels, kitchen supplies, beach supplies and space! We watched the sunset over the lake and river every night and even got to watch a couple thunderstorms roll in. Owner was very easy to work with and super responsive, would stay here again in a heartbeat. The view from the top deck alone is reason to stay at this rental!
The home and property are absolutely beautiful! Close to downtown restaurants and shops. The view from the third floor of Lake Michigan is amazing! I can't wait to return! You will not be disappointed. The owner is very accommodating and quick to respond to any questions you may have during your stay.
A hop, skip and jump to beautiful Lake Michigan! Enjoy plenty of beach days swimming in the waves and magnificent sunsets as well as climbing or touring the sand dunes. South Haven has many free summer concerts and festivals, a quaint downtown shopping and restaurant area as well as nearby wineries and antique shopping.
Golf: Local golf facilities.
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. There is also a $200.00 cleaning fee. NO PETS ALLOWED - Rental agreement must be signed and strictly adhered. PLEASE PRINT the rental agreement upon reservation. DOOR CODES WILL BE LISTED UNDER THE HOSPITALITY SECTION!!!