"Sunset Center" is an adjacent pair of family vacation houses. The "Ice House" is a new six bedroom, three and a half bathrooms vacation home featuring a private gated 24 foot heated swimming pool (in season), six person hot tub, shared playscape, and wooded ravine lot. The house was just completely renovated, completed on June 24, 2006.
The property is an easy four block walk down the sidewalk to South Beach (Lake Michigan), Kid's Corner, and downtown South Haven shopping and dining. All comforts of home are provided, including washer and dryer, linens, all kitchen appliances (including refrigerator with ice and water dispenser, range, dishwasher, and microwave), kitchen utensils, free long distance telephone, free wireless internet connection, computer, 7 TVs (3 with extended digital cable and 4 with basic cable), several DVD/VCR players, several CD players, just to name a few. The house is perfect for families with children of all ages. The pool and hot tub are gated for your protection. The back yard is completely fenced.
Family-friendly items included are books for all ages, toys, puzzles, movies for all ages, well-loved bikes, riding toys, high chair, full size crib with rocking chair, two baby gates, excer saucer, strollers, sipped cups, baby monitor, booster seats, and pool toys.
Enjoy the flexibility and convenience of having six private bedrooms, conveniently located throughout the house! Five bedrooms are upstairs. One is a master suite with private bathroom. Another full bathroom is in the upstairs hall. One bedroom is downstairs, also with a private bathroom. The house has a large 28 x 14 foot carpeted living room that includes two cable televisions (35 inch and 25 inch), each with DVD/VCR players. The hardwood floored 14 x 14 dining room comfortably fits an 8 foot dining table. The kitchen and adjacent powder room have ceramic tiled floors. The kitchen has sliding glass doors that open to the backyard deck and pool/spa area.
All six bedrooms are carpeted. 4 bedrooms have ceiling fans. The house has seven ceiling fans in all. All 4 bathrooms have ceramic tiled floors. The master bedroom has a faux balcony overlooking the backyard pool area. One bedroom has a trayed ceiling.
The house was completely renovated in 2006. Renovations included new vinyl siding, new roof, all new windows, new wiring, 18 x 18 foot two story addition, all new carpet, all new appliances, new swimming pool, new hot tub, new sod, new deck, all new paint, new furniture, and new white vinyl fencing.
Need even more space? My property actually has 2 houses next door to each other. The Sun House is another 6 bedroom house right next door....Read more
Left on 08/19/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | Rob from Powell, OhioReviewed Aug 19, 2011Stayed Jul 2011
This was our fifth year in the Ice House, and it was great as always. Six spacious bedrooms, plenty of room to eat together with a big group, and the pool is always sparkling and a big hit with the kids. Jim Havlik is a great landlord who is always willing to help with little problems or local advice.
Left on 08/02/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | Rob & Robyn, Powell, OhioReviewed Aug 2, 2010Stayed Jul 2010
This is our third annual pilgrimage to the Ice House with four generations of our family: grandparents (4), parents (2), children (3), and grandchildren (4). The accommodations and little touches are outstanding. They make for a wonderful visit that we look forward to more and more each year. Here are a few of our favorite things:
Jim Havlik, the owner. Always helpful and accommodating. Easy to reach and to deal with.
The house. 6 comfortable bedrooms, absolutely clean and in good repair, much of it almost new. Good common areas - we mostly can congregate together and eat at the large table and island.
The pool and deck area. Favorites of kids and everyone else. Also, the shared play structure was used often. Many toys of all kinds are available.
The location. An easy walk (1/2 miles) from the beach and downtown South Haven. Quiet but close.
Wifi, a computer, and a printer. All work and are greatly appreciated when we want to find directions, new things to see, or to do a little business while on vacation.
Left on 08/01/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | Dawn MartinReviewed Aug 1, 2010Stayed Jul 2010
For our family reunion this year we stayed at the Ice House. Our family ranges from age 5 to 89. The kids loved having a pool and hot tub on site. It was great to be able to walk to the beach and into town. The Ice House was clean and each of the bedrooms was comfortably furnished. I would highly recommend it.
Minimum stay and check-in day vary by time of the year.
Rents Saturday to Saturday during the summer.
50% required to hold reservation, remainder due 45 days in advance.
$500 security deposit (damage deposit) is required 45 days in advance.
Additional $150 Cleaning Charge per stay will be added.
Above rates do not include 6% sales tax, which will be added.
The rates and fees listed are for estimation purposes only and are subject to change without notice. Please contact us for an exact quote.
Summer weeks are not booked until the previous summer is over. I take a wait list of families interested in summer weeks.
Above rates do not include Holiday time periods. Call for holiday rates.
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Sunset Center - The Ice House
6 BR / 4 BA / Sleeps 16
South Haven, MI, United States
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