Arundel House is one of South Haven's many historic buildings. Since its renovation 10 years ago it's become a masterpiece.
We kept the old style of the house with the big open front porch for visiting with friends and watching the lovely summer days go by, as well as 2 decks in the back of the house to see the boats passing on the river.
We figured a big kitchen would be a necessity for such a giant house so we've got one armed with all the equipment and style for your favorite home away from home.
There's also a beautiful dining room for those special occasions and on those cold summer nights after the magnificent Lake Michigan sunsets you can come in and warm your toes by the new fire place.
If you would like a special place to spend your Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall days look no further then Arundel House!
There is also a family sitting room on the second floor for the kids to have their books and toys.
We've kept 8 bedrooms in the house. With an incredible master suite with views of the front and back of the house off it's own private deck. There's two other good size double bedrooms on the second floor with a lovely bathroom to share. The third floor also has 3 bedrooms. One larger bedroom with it's own bathroom and 2 double bedrooms sharing another bathroom. We added a basement bedroom last year which sleeps 6. It consists of two sets of bunk beds and a queen size bed. This is a great room for the kids or maybe a family with younger children.
We haven't forgotten about our very convenient ground floor bedroom. Sometimes there's someone in the group who would like to be downstairs. Perhaps you have a baby who needs a warm bottle in the middle of the night, or maybe someone who doesn't care for climbing stairs. Our downstairs bedroom is perfect.
All of the bedrooms have storage for your belongings and comfy beds for sleepy mornings.
Arundel House is the perfect location. One block to the beach with an abundance of restaurants and specialty stores minutes away.
I would like to point out that there are some gorgeous new properties across the street from Arundel House. Unfortunately the new houses have blocked some, but not all of Arundel Houses views.
We started coming to South Haven 7 years ago and knew we had to have a property of our own for when we can visit. We have always loved this house and now that we're making it into a dream home were sure we won't be it's only admirers.
Amenities: Two car garage, big open front porch and deck in the back of the house with outdoor furniture, gas grill, outdoor shower, outdoor staircase leading from the top of the house to the bottom, fully equipped kitchen, dishwasher, microwave, oven, stove, refrigerator, extra refrigerator in basement, dishes, pots, pans, silverware, vacuum system, air conditioning, table, chairs, island with bar stools, cozy sitting area in the kitchen, dining room with table and chairs, family room with comfy chairs, sofa, tables, fireplace, washer and dryer on second floor, 7 beds, nightstands, plenty of leisure space, plenty of parking, Television with DVD player, stereo, telephone for local calls. There is internet at the house, but there are often times when it doesn't work very well or work at all. The same thing can happen with cell phones. It's not just Arundel House though, it happens all over the properties at North Beach.
Unfortunately after years of destruction to Arundel House we have no choice, but to not under any circumstance rent to young groups, even if they have adult chaperones. If we have guests arriving at the house who are clearly young groups with or without chaperones they will not be let in and will be turned away. Please don't attempt to book the house if this is your situation.
Arudel House is the perfect place for large groups in South Haven. This was my second time visiting the house. I stayed there in 2011 and was so impressed by the beauty of the house and its amenities. When tasked with planning a wine tasting weekend away for 18 people, I knew this would be the perfect spot. Kristin Beyer was my point of contact for everything house related. She is fantastic to work with and made the process extremely easy. I would stay here yet again in a heartbeat!
The location is great, it is a quick walk to anywhere you would want to go. Although with everything the house has to offer, there is no need to leave. The large, beautiful decks made for a delightful summer weekend away. We spent hours sitting outside and relaxing. It was perfect. The kitchen comes with everything you would need to host a large party. There is plenty of seating for everyone wherever you want to hang out in the house. The rooms are beautiful and there is plenty of space and bathrooms for all. With 18 ladies, this was an important factor :)
I cannot wait to return. What a great place! Thanks for the great memories!
This home accommodated our 1st family Thanksgiving getaway perfectly and provided some wonderful memories. We had a family of 22 that stayed 2 days and the day of Thanksgiving had an additional 7 come up to join us for the day and everyone was comfortable in this spacious gem of a home.
Our only complaint is we didn't get to experience the home in the summer but we definitely plan to do so in the near future. Although we brought some cookwear with us it was not necessary, the owners have made sure that you have all the wants and needs of home that you can think of.
The owner are very responsive, nice and make you feel as if you are family!
2 thumbs up to go with the 5 stars!
This lovely home was absolutely perfect for our Thanksgiving weekend family gathering. The house accommodated our large group, four generations of all ages from three to eighty-two, beautifully. The kitchen/dining room area was spacious enough for us all to comfortably gather in one place for meals and group activities, and yet the house also features cozy sitting/TV areas. The home is well designed, well equipped, beautifully appointed, and handles a large group very well.
Since we were there in late November, we couldn't take advantage of the fantastic decks, but we did enjoy walks on the beach and beautiful sunsets. I'm sure this home would be even more spectacular during the summer.
Everything about the house was as advertised, or better. The owners were responsive, helpful and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend this property.
As many members of my family said during our stay, "What a great house!"
Beyond perfect! Everyone was SO impressed and THRILLED with everything the Arundel House had to offer! Amazing location, incredible layout, beautiful views of the lake from the top balcony, multiple decks, spacious spacious spacious!!! Luxurious kitchen fully equipped, awesome outdoor shower, quick, easy walk to the beach, plentiful parking, it was just perfect. Already planning future visits to South Haven JUST to stay in this house again. Literally cannot even think of a single way this house could have been improved, it had it all.
We stayed in the Arundel House this summer and it was perfect for our family. We have a large family but had plenty of room. It was clean, well stocked, overall even better than we had hoped. We hope to visit again soon!
Arundel House is simply beautiful. We had 16 adults and 6 kids throughout our week rental.
The bedroom layout includes a queen bed in the only bedroom on the main level with a full bath just outside the bedroom.
The second floor has 3 bedrooms: one queen bed master suite has its own private full bath with a large shower and huge tub. The other 2 bedrooms: one has a queen bed and one has 2 twin beds. These 2 bedrooms share a full bath with a toilet, tub/shower combo, & 2 sinks. There is a nice size laundry room on the second floor also.
The third floor has 3 bedrooms: all with queen beds. One room has an enclosed full bath with toilet, sink, & shower. The other 2 rooms share a full bath in the hall. The kids slept on air mattresses in the alcoves on the 2nd & 3rd floors.
We did much cooking in the extra large kitchen. If you plan to cook for a large group, you may want to bring some more measuring cups and toasters. We brought 2 portable griddles which were often used for mass pancake & bacon cooking in the morning. There is only one 2-cup measuring cup, and only 1 toaster which only toasts 2 pieces of bread. We could have used several 4 slice toasters for our huge group.
The dining options are 4 stools and a bar chair at the island, a round table for 6 in the kitchen area, a large rectangular table in the dining room just off the kitchen, and an outdoor table for 6 on the back deck just off the kitchen. There was ample space for our large crew at meal and after dinner card games.
The garage / basement area has a second refrigerator freezer for extra food storage and an additional washer and dryer. The lighting in the home is very nice with several dimming switch options throughout and small lights to light the stairwells in the evening. The side parking lot was just enough for the number of vehicles we had.
Arundel House is just 1 block from the Lake Michigan beach and 1 block from the South Haven marina. There is a Super Wal-Mart less than 2 miles away, as well as Walgreens, farm stands with fresh fruits & veggies, and don't miss Sherman's Ice Cream Dairy Bar. Yummy!
We would definitely return to Arundel House. Thank you for having a home that accommodated our large bi-annual family reunion vacation for such a special week filled with happy memories!
The decks on the home are well furnished with outdoor tables & chairs. We enjoyed quality time reading, playing games, and socializing in the various areas around the home.
South Haven is located on Lake Michigan. The beaches are clean and full of people having fun. There are many festivals during the Summer, like the blueberry and the Art Festival. There's no better place to be on the 4th of July than South Haven!
There are two 56 North Shore Drives in South Haven. Arundel House is located by North Beach. The near by roads are Chicago, Avery Street, Dykman Avenue.
Come and enjoy the great shops, restaurants and bars, along with other fun activities like a day shopping, dune schooning on the dunes in near by Saugatuck or just hitting the beach.
When your tired come back to Arundel House and jump in the 'Hot' outdoor shower before cooling down with a nice drink while sitting on the huge front porch for some people watching.
There so much more to do and see in South Haven so come and see for yourself!
Golf: Check in is 4pm and check out is 10am. These times can sometimes be changed if there are no guests directly after a booking.
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
New Summer rate $7,750 a week. $6,300 a week in off peak season.
$7,750 a week in mid June, July, August with discounted rates off peak season. You can secure the property with a 50% deposit paying the remaining balance along with a $300 security deposit 30 days before your arrival. The security deposit will be returned within 30 days of your departure. We do negotiate our rates.
Payment by check. Half the amount when booking and the remainder 30 days before stay.