Beautiful Home, Private Beach, on Lake Michigan!!!
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
St. Joseph house description
This beautiful lakefront home is located 1.5 miles North of downtown St. Joseph on the shores of Lake Michigan. Breathtaking sunsets daily and 100 feet of private beach directly accessed from a huge backyard. From Chicago, it is a a 90 mile drive or a quick ride on Amtrak into town. St. Joseph is a charming tourist destination full of shops, restaurants, and lovely beaches. Summer offers visits to antique fairs, local wineries, festivals, and farmers markets. South Haven, Saugatuck, and New Buffalo are all within a 15-45 mile area for fun day trips!
This newly renovated lakefront home is a three bedroom, two and a half bath with central air that sleeps six adults comfortably. The great room has vaulted ceilings and opens to the kitchen and dining room, all with spectacular views of the lake. Sliding doors open onto the 1500-square-foot deck furnished with chaise lounge chairs, couch, and bench surround seating. Lower flagstone patio is perfect for grilling and has dining table and chairs. Expansive backyard with bonfire pit, Adirondack chairs, tree swing, garden, and stairs down to private beach. There is also an outdoor shower, making this the destination for beachfront fun.
Three bedrooms upstairs provide beautiful sleeping arrangements for 6 adults, including a master suite with a private bath and a private deck overlooking the lake. A guest room with two full size beds can be the perfect 'kids room' while another offers a queen size bed, huge closets, and plenty of additional space for a portable crib.
A family room complete with DVD/VCR, wireless internet access, and game table on the lower level offers kids the perfect place to hangout, while still providing beautiful lake views and sliding doors out to the patio and backyard.
A private culdesac and our large circular driveway can accommodate your cars while giving children the chance to ride bikes and skate safely.
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2)
Bathrooms: 2.5 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Catering Available
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Air Conditioning
- Parking Off Street
- Backyard has an outdoor shower at the top of the stairs to beach.
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Outdoor Grill
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Miniature Golf
- Fitness Center
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
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Wonderful, spacious home!!
Wonderful, spacious home!!
The owner's description of the property is absolutely accurate and the pictures depict this beautiful home exactly as we found it! The home is spacious and conveniently laid out to accomodate 8 people easily, with plenty of room for seperate areas of activity. The bedrooms (especially the master) are generous in size, with more than enough closet space for 5 women - four of them teenage girls! The bathrooms also easily handled our group - no small task with that many women. The kitchen, living and dining room areas are open and spacious with beautiful views of the lake from large windows along the back of the house. The owners have obviously updated many of the appliances and the home is very well maintained. Everything we could possibly need was provided and having laundry facilities was a major plus!! As wonderful as the house is, the real jewel of this home is outside. The large decks and patio made outdoor living easy and inviting. The teenagers loved the firepit and the outdoor shower at the top of the stairs kept sand inside the house to a minimum. The private beach was heaven - wide, clean, beautiful and peaceful! You can walk for miles in either direction and we swam in the lake every day. The owners have also built a large raised deck on their beach and had plans to add kitchenette type amenities to the deck before summer 2012. No need to leave the beach for the entire day! The owner was extremely helpful and very accomodating to our needs. The caretaker was also readily available to answer any questions we had once we arrived. We originally planned on staying for 2 weeks again in July 2012, but have had to cancel due to a change in our plans...the good news is that the reason we no longer need to rent this home is, because I loved it so much last summer, I am moving to St. Joseph permanently! (My late cancellation could be your good fortune.) I have visited this community throughout the year and can't say enough about the town. It is charming, vibrant and beautiful, with never ending options of activities for all ages, in all seasons. Your family will never forget your vacation on Lake Michigan - there is something truly magical about this place. Enjoy!
- Guest Kathy (Cedar Rapids, Iowa (soon to be St. Joe!))
- Date of stay 07/16/11
- Review Submitted 03/10/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Contact owner 312-523-8700 or email Check-in Saturday 4pm, Check-out Saturday 10am PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN BEACH TOWELS!!!!!! All other linens provided.
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Private beach and backyard
3rd Bedroom with Queen
Private Beach Deck
Great room off kitchen and dining room.
2nd Bedroom-2 Fulls
Private Stairs and Outdoor Shower
Private Beach Deck
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