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Sunset Victorian Retreat Beautiful Victorian Home Close to Beach Downtown Shops

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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!

Property Manager
Sue Fritz
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 6, 2017


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)


Never received security deposit back from owner

  • 1 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A/C was left running with the windows left open, per the contract this is reason for immediate termination and loss of deposit. We are sorry we can not entertain windows left open with the A/C or heat running per the contractual agreement and we requested them closed and allowed to stay. Deposits are not returned when this occurs per the contract.
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Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Indianapolis, Indiana

"Best of the Best"

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for sharing our wonderful Sunset Victorian Retreat, just a little south of heaven. We are so glad you found your new home-a-way from home to enjoy our little piece of paradise! We look forward to your return visit next year in addition to many more years! Thanks for your kind spirits in sharing the towns electrical experience during our storm we were so glad to not have damage from! You now have memories from you 2013 visit!
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Carmel, IN, USA

Victorian Treasure

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your wonderful visit and beautiful review. It is so interesting that you realize and call it a Victorian Treasure. We always welcome guests like you back that take care of the home and return it to us in such great condition. Thanks again for your visit and for sharing a kind review. We look forward to your return and remind us you are "return guests" that like to share our treasure just a little south of heaven!
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Atlanta, Ga

Wonderful Place to Visit

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Irondale, Alabama


  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $175
Tax Rate 6.0%

Nightly Rate: $600 - $600
Weekly Rate: $100 - $3000

Monthly Rate: $1600 - $3000
Summer rate is $3000.00 per week for up to 23 people from Memorial Day to Labor Day and includes upper 3rd level Lighthouse loft offed with sleeping up to 23 on beds with heat and air conditioning.
Discounted weekly rates from Labor Day through Memorial Day, excluding holidays and special events. Off season rates

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South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 20
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 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
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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!

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