Beautifully Restored Victorian Home 5 Bedrooms 3 Baths finished loft Sleeps 23
Beautifully restored Queen Ann Victorian era home. Casual and relaxing. Hardwood floors throughout the home, tin ceilings in kitchen and dinning/parlor room, lots of character. Unique home for an extraordinary vacation. Located on a corner lot on a quiet street. This vacation home is within walking distance to downtown or to South beach. It features a large wrap around porch with plenty of outdoor seating. Relaxing patio with tables and chairs. Lots of parking room. The second floor hosts three large bedrooms with double beds, closets and towel bars with a full bathroom with tub and shower. The second floor Master suite features a king bed and private bath with large walk in closet. The first floor has one bedroom with a full double bed and single loft bunk bed, one full large bath with shower and tub with coin operated laundry room, large kitchen welcoming stainless steel appliances, ice-maker, dishwasher with large dining/parlor room, and living room. The living room hosts 'flip flop' coaches providing addition sleeping options. The third floor level is unique with its Cupola and the entire loft sleeps eight on beds. This Sunset Victorian Loft features white wash tongue and grove wood, finished wood floors, new electrical, new windows, new heat and air conditioners and resotred in 2013! The Sunset Lighthouse loft features four (4) stacking single beds for sleeping. A futon sofa that convers to a full size bed sleeps (2) reflects a sailers delight reflecting a fow of a boat. A darling lighthouse room with a daybed hosts two single beds that convert into a king, sleeps (2) You can go to Facebook and like us for updated photos at Sunset Victorian Retreat and we also have a web site SunsetVictorianRental in South Haven. The 3rd level lighhouse loft also features a fabeouls gameroom with each room refelcting mirrors of South Haven Sunsets. The Sunset Lighthouse Turritt. This home is truely unique in space and accomodation and a fun memorable time to be had by all!
About the Owner
(12 traveler reviews)
Never received security deposit back from owner
Renter beware: 11 months after our family's rental, owner Sue Fritz has made every excuse not to return the security deposit per the rental contract.
This was such a fantastic place for our family reunion. We brought our four married adult children and two grandchildren. We loved the wrap around porch, the fire pit, the coziness of the home and roominess with bedrooms and eating areas. Susan was extremely helpful to us and it was nice to call her with questions. So much was there to make us feel at home! Our grandsons were thrilled to find toys there to play with. We couldn't bring bigger toys as our travel vehicles were limited on space. All had such a good time. It was easy to drive or walk to the beach. What a great week we had!!
"Best of the Best"
This was our sixth visit to South Haven with our adult children, their spouses, and our grandchildren, and this house was just perfect for our needs. The many cooks loved the kitchen which was stocked with any and everything one would need to prepare a scrumptious meal. Our 12 grandchildren had lots of fun in the third floor attic. While we ate most of our meals on the lovely deck, the dining room table was not only used at breakfast time but also for playing cards and art projects. We enjoyed many ping pong and basketball tournaments,
went bike riding, had fun on scooters, and looked forward to our nightly fires in the fire pit. The wrap-a-round front porch was a great place to just sit and relax or read a good book. We are already looking forward to returning to
Sunset Victorian Resort next year. Thanks, Sue, for attending to our needs and for checking on us the morning after the bad storm which included the power outage. It was great having a gas stove that morning!
We recently spent a week at this beautiful, newly renovated victorian home. We were desperate for a get-away after a long winter, but wanted all the comforts of home as well. WE GOT SO MUCH MORE. The home is so quiet and peaceful and yet just a few short blocks from lake Michigan. I LOVED cooking with the gas stove and particularly loved the farmer's sink. Plenty of room for gathering the family around where everyone seems to end up anyway - the kitchen! The wrap-around porch was so wonderful for morning coffee and reflection. I wanted to take it home with me!! Shopping in quaint local shops, sitting at the beach, long drives up and down the Blue Star Highway, finding just the right memento at an antique mall... It was just what we needed and then some. I even beat my husband in ping-pong 3 games to one!!
The owner made sure we had everything we needed and was so welcoming yet never intrusive. We want to bring our extended family back for a long weekend soon. If you enjoy historic homes with all the contemporary amenities, this is the
one for you!! It will definitely not disappoint.
Wonderful Place to Visit
I am a recent college graduate and so my Mom rented this place for four days as a celebration of my accomplishment. My two sisters, parents, two uncles, and two young cousins all stayed comfortably for the long weekend. The home is well taken care of and the outside porch is HUGE! It wraps around the entire property. Even though we visited South Haven during the winter, it was still a nice, relaxing trip. I would recommend staying here anytime of the year because South Haven is a great city! Most of the shops in downtown were still open and we were able to walk along the pier. The beach and pier are such different sights in the wintertime. If you have not done so yourself, check this place out!
The place felt open to our needs as a family and we were able to enjoy time together. Everything went smoothly for my family and I on our visit. The only improvement that I may suggest was there was not much lounge area actually inside the house. The bedrooms are private and well kept so that guests can sleep and rest well. However, when we wanted to all sit around together there wasn't enough seating for us to do so. I imagine in the summertime this is no problem because most of the time is spent outside or at the beach. However, our stay during the winter was just as nice as it could be. I would love to stay again summer or winter! This is a pleasant house and I enjoyed my stay to commemorate my accomplishment as a college graduate!!
I highly recommend renting this place for a vacation in South Haven! The house is wonderful and the owner, Gabe, is so nice. I actually rented the place for my wedding weekend. My fiance and I stayed in the house with members of the wedding party. After getting married on the beach, we had a wedding cookout for 20 people at the house. The house has everything you would have in your own home--everything from pots and wine glasses in the kitchen cabinets to a travel grill to take down to the beach to toys in the living room to entertain the kids. The amenities in the house make it so easy to settle in and have a wonderful time. Plus, the house and yard are just beautiful: We even took many of the wedding pictures on the lovely wrap-around porch and in the well-landscaped yard. I really can't say enough about this place, and I hope to come back next summer to celebrate our one-year anniversary.
Activity and Interests
Nearby activities include wonderful unique shops and resturants, several golf courses (Hawkshead-top 25 rated with Golf Digest 4.5 star rating), two spectacular sandy beaches, fishing along the piers and river channel, antique stores (nationally known -Sunset Junque), several wineries, Brew Pub, Gingerman Motor raceway, Maritime museum, boat, bike, kayak and jet ski rental, 35 mile Kal-Haven bike trail, charter boats, bait shops, art galleries (Shared Arts Gallery), several art & craft fairs, Wednesday & Saturday farmer's market, blueberry picking and much more in the wonderful communities of South Haven and Saugatuck/Douglas. South Haven has spectacular fireworks scheduled for the 4th of July week.
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer ...
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Washing Machine ...
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Pantry Items
- Refrigerator ...
- Stove ...
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- Events Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
- children welcome ...
- non smoking only
- pets considered ...
- wheelchair inaccessible
- Beach View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, on site laudney is coin operated with #1.25 per load
- Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, attached to the master suite on the 2nd level
- Bathroom 3 - toilet, combination tub/shower, large and spacious
- 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
- Bedroom 2 - 1 king, 1 baby crib, 2nd level master suite with attached bathroom
- Bedroom 1 - 1 double, 1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib, Main level bedroom with bathroom near
- Bedroom 3 - 2 double, large and spaious
- Bedroom 4 - 1 double, large and spacious
- Bedroom 5 - 1 double, large and spacious
- Bedroom 6 - 6 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon, loft sleeps eight people on single beds and sofa/futon
- Guests provide their own meals
- Home includes everything you would expect for a wonderful vacation. Lots of seating around the kitchen bar counter for family gathering time. Enjoy cookouts with either the gas or charcoal grill. We also have a portable grill to take to the beach or park. We have a large yard with a swing set for the kids. We also have a fire pit, and a basketball hoop, along with bocce ball and bean bag toss yard games. There are even a few bikes on site you can use! Bring your helment for fun and safety. The house comes with Wireless Internet access, land line phone for local and free long distance calling, central air conditioning, a fireplace, flat screen cable TV (and TV in each bedroom), piano, and more. The large garage has a ping pong table and plenty of room for other indoor games. We supply sheets, blankets, pillows,and of course all the cooking utensils and dinnerware. Come and enjoy just pack your personal toletries, TP and paper towels, and don't forget your beach and bath towels!