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Beautiful Private Beach Property - Beach in Your Back Yard!

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Private Beach Private Beach Private Beach Green Lawn Backyard Unforgettable Sunsets Magical Bonfires Ridgeway House Queen Bedroom 1 of 4 Lake View! Queen Bedroom 2 of 4 Lake View! King Bedroom 3 of 4 Lake View! Fully Furnished Island Kitchen Not a Postcard!

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Last updated: 01/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:28 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

St. Joseph house description

For memorable vacations, unforgettable sunsets and moonlit fires at a spacious home overlooking your own Private Beach on beautiful Lake Michigan... nothing beats this Beach House! Swimming, golfing, fishing, boating, “beaching” or simply relaxing in a place so unique, and so hidden from the rest of the world... your family will have a hard time saying goodbye. Located in an upscale residential neighborhood, on a charming brick road, this 2 acre property features a 4 bedroom, 3 bath house with screened in porch, a huge patio facing golden sunsets and wonderful green lawns leading to a Private sugar sand beach. No bluffs or long stairways, just a quick walk over a private sand dune. The first floor offers ramps to patio and back yard and modified full bath making it entirely handicapped accessible. For you boaters, a full service marina is located at the end of the street not a half-mile away!


400 Beach House: For memorable vacations, unforgettable sunsets and moonlit fires at a spacious home overlooking your own Private Beach on beautiful Lake Michigan... nothing beats this House! Swimming, golfing, fishing, boating, “beaching” or simply relaxing in a place so unique, and so hidden from the rest of the world... your family will have a hard time saying goodbye.
Located in an upscale residential neighborhood, on a charming brick road, this 2 acre property features a 4 bedroom, 3 bath house with screened in porch, a huge patio facing golden sunsets and wonderful green lawns leading to a Private sugar sand beach. No bluffs or long stairways, just a quick walk over a private sand dune. Once you have arrived you will never have to leave the back yard to enjoy everything this home has to offer.

Features: Features include a fully furnished island kitchen, spacious living room and family room offering a 42” flat screen TV, cable and Internet ready. The master bedroom includes a king size bed with private full bath and beautiful lake views. Bedrooms 2 & 3 include queen beds and bedroom 4 offers 4 twin beds (2 sets of bunks!). The attached screened in patio leads out onto a beautiful spacious deck perfect for relaxing with a bottle of wine and watching the sunset. Parking in front is easy for 5+ cars and the garage includes a second refrigerator. The first floor offers ramps to patio and back yard and modified full bath making it entirely handicapped accessible.

Surroundings: Located just 2 hours from downtown Chicago, St. Joseph offers shopping, local art fairs, festivals, wineries, weekend farmers markets and fine dining just a short drive up the road. Golf enthusiasts will be thrilled by the close proximity to the newly opened Jack Nicklaus designed Harbor Shores Resort and Golf Club. The first tee box is less than a mile away from your front door. For you boaters, a full service marina is located at the end of the street not a half-mile away! Bring your boats and jet skis anchor them off of your private beach and have fun! Our only rule while you stay with us is that you place your beach chair “in the water”!!

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Massage

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered
          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Children Welcome
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 4 twin/ single

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 king, 1 baby crib

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 4 includes a couch. 3 out of 4 bedrooms offer Lake View!

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            handicapped accessible...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 1 is modified full bath, entirely handicapped accessible.

          Other Amenities

              • All bedrooms include air conditioning units.

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Books
              • Books For Kids
              • Games For Kids
              • Music Library
              • Toys
              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • VCR
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • Audio Tape Player

              Theme

              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Water Parks
              • Forests
              • Live Theater
              • Synagogues
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo
              • Arboretum
              • Coin Laundry
              • Restaurants
              • Health/Beauty Spa

              Leisure Activities

              • Scenic Drives
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Antiquing
              • Walking
              • Horseback Riding
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Boating

              local services and businesses

              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Location Type

              • Beach
              • Lake
              • Beachfront
              • Lakefront
              • Water View
              • Beach View
              • Lake View
              • Waterfront

              sports and adventure activities

              • Kayaking
              • Surfing
              • Basketball Court
              • Hiking
              • Ice Skating
              • Jet Skiing
              • Water Tubing
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Pier Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Golf
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Water Skiing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Roller Blading
              • Hunting
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing

              Arrival Day

                  • Negotiable

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Communication / Internet

                          • Fax

                          Dining

                          • Dining Room
                          • Child's Highchair

                          forms of payment

                              • Accept Credit Card

                              General

                              • Iron & Board
                              • Mobile Phone
                              • PC
                              • Backpack
                              • Parking Off Street
                              • Thermos Bottle
                              • Activities Guide
                              • Alarm Clock
                              • Ceiling Fans
                              • Water Cooler
                              • Filtered Water
                              • Hair Dryer
                              • Laundry Soap
                              • Local Activities Guide
                              • Local Maps
                              • Mosquito Magnet
                              • Paper Towels
                              • Local Restaurant Guide
                              • Shampoo
                              • Basic Soaps
                              • Toilet Paper
                              • Broadband Access
                              • Wireless Internet
                              • Computer Available
                              • Washing Machine
                              • Clothes Dryer
                              • Fireplace
                              • Internet
                              • Towels Provided
                              • Parking
                              • Garage
                              • Telephone
                              • Heating
                              • Linens Provided
                              • Air Conditioning:

                                Central AC with additional window units in all bedrooms...moreless

                              • Covered Parking
                              • Gas Fireplace
                              • Wood Fireplace

                              house cleaning

                                  • Housekeeper Optional

                                  Kitchen

                                  • Freezer
                                  • Grill
                                  • Kitchenette
                                  • Coffee Maker
                                  • Toaster
                                  • Cooking Utensils
                                  • Blender
                                  • Coffee Grinder
                                  • Ice Maker
                                  • Lobster Pot
                                  • Pantry Items
                                  • Stove
                                  • Dishwasher
                                  • Refrigerator
                                  • Oven
                                  • Microwave
                                  • Kitchen

                                  Outside

                                  • Deck / Patio
                                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                                  • Outdoor Grill
                                  • Beach Chairs
                                  • Beach Towels
                                  • Large Cooler
                                  • Small Cooler
                                  • Wood Deck
                                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                  • Screen Porch / Veranda
                                  • Walkway To Water
                                  • Sand Box
                                  • Balcony
                                  • Barbecue
                                   

                                  Reviews

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                                  • BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY

                                    BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY

                                    • Guest Martha (New Baltimore, MI)
                                    • Date of stay 09/23/12
                                    • Review Submitted 01/13/13
                                    The pictures do not do this home justice. It is so much more. A great place to have a family reunion or get together with friends. We were in St. Joseph for my daughters wedding and had the rehersal dinner at the house with about 40-45 people. EVERYONE said it was a perfect setting. Very spacious and a great place for entertaining. The home is so comfortable with everything you need except food and clothes. Extremely clean and comfortable. I wish we could have stayed longer! The beach is just beautiful! I would give this a 5 star rating! Hope we can make it make in 2013....

                                    Recommended for: People with disabilities, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                                  • Great Beach House

                                    Great Beach House

                                    • Guest DMO (Illinois)
                                    • Date of stay 05/25/12
                                    • Review Submitted 06/15/12
                                    Charming older 2-story home in a fantastic brick-lined street location & neighborhood that backs up to the beach. Much larger home than in pictures. Great deck & screened-in porch. Private beach was peaceful. Sunsets from beach were simply amazing! There wasn't anything that we needed that the kitchen didn't have. Owner and manager are incredibly accomodating and friendly. Our family had a great time!

                                    Recommended for: People with disabilities, age 55+, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                                  • WOW!!!!

                                    WOW!!!!

                                    • Guest Janice R (Evanston IL)
                                    • Date of stay 05/01/12
                                    • Review Submitted 05/13/12
                                    This house and this beach are so much more than what we expected...charming interior, AMAZING beach, we've visited many beaches together and this is now by far our favorite fresh water beach...the waves and sand make you feel like you are in the tropics and it's all yours, very, very private. The best part about the property is that there are no stairs or cliffs to worry about. Getting to the beach was an easy walk. Our group had every age, easiest, very accomodating stay, kids had a blast (smores by the beach fire are a must) and the handicap accessible bathroom worked for my dad. It truly is a perfect family getaway. Hope we make it back!

                                    Recommended for: People with disabilities, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, pet owners, families with young children, tourists without a car, girls getaway, sightseeing.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/3

                                  • Too Good to Be True

                                    Too Good to Be True

                                    • Guest Mary G. (Elkhart, Indiana, USA)
                                    • Date of stay 07/20/08
                                    • Review Submitted 07/30/08
                                    Completely as advertised and then some. Wonderful truly private Lake Michigan beach, soft sand and no rocks. Lovely, well-appointed home with every amenity. This could be our family's annual vacation place if it stays available. Completely handicap accessible, new beds, fully equiped kitchen, beach toys & floats, incredible deck facing the lake for awesome sunset viewing. We have no complaints, only high praise. Actually, we'd rather keep this place a secret but that wouldn't be fair. Mary & Mike & Family, Elkhart, Indiana

                                    Recommended for: People with disabilities, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 72/73

                                   
                                  Rental basis: Per property
                                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                  Summer
                                  May 25 - Sep 14, 2014
                                  28 night min stay

                                  $4,000 $16,000
                                  Off Season
                                  Sep 15 - May 25, 2015
                                  28 night min stay

                                  $500 $2,000
                                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                                  Fees:

                                  • Cleaning $200
                                  • Taxes Not included

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                                  Last updated: 01/20/2014
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                                  Location

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                                  Owner info

                                  Year Purchased: 1974

                                  About the owner: This home has been in our family for over 60+ years. Generations of our family have literally grown up here. It's a unique property in a wonderful community that has it all. It has been our little 'slice of heaven' for many years and only recently have we decided to share it with others. Our Beachhouse will grab you with its warm family feel, the 'too good to be true' private beach and sunsets that rival any place on Earth - period!

                                  Why the Owner Chose St. Joseph:
                                  Best location in Southwest Michigan. Beach, water, golf and easy access to and from Chicago.


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                                  Speaks: english
                                   

                                  Photos

                                  • Private Beach

                                    Private Beach

                                  • Private Beach

                                    Private Beach

                                  • Unforgettable Sunsets

                                    Unforgettable Sunsets

                                  • Ridgeway House

                                    Ridgeway House

                                  • Queen Bedroom 2 of 4 Lake View!

                                    Queen Bedroom 2 of 4 Lake View!

                                  • Fully Furnished Island Kitchen

                                    Fully Furnished Island Kitchen

                                  • Private Beach

                                    Private Beach

                                  • Green Lawn Backyard

                                    Green Lawn Backyard

                                  • Magical Bonfires

                                    Magical Bonfires

                                  • Queen Bedroom 1 of 4 Lake View!

                                    Queen Bedroom 1 of 4 Lake View!

                                  • King Bedroom 3 of 4 Lake View!

                                    King Bedroom 3 of 4 Lake View!

                                  • Not a Postcard!

                                    Not a Postcard!

                                  $2,143 - $17,143 per month (USD)
                                  4

                                  4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 11

                                  View calendar: Updated 01/20/14
                                  Minimum stay: 28 nights
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