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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
St. Joseph house description
BOOK THIS PROPERTY FOR THE WEEK OF THE PGA TOUR BEFORE ITS GONE! THIS COTTAGE IS STEPS FROM THE JACK NICKLAUS HARBOR SHORES GOLF COURSE (YOU COULD WALK OR DRIVE A GOLF CART), HAS ITS OWN PRIVATE BEACH AND IS A MINUTE FROM DOWNTOWN ST. JOSEPH - THIS COTTAGE IS AN AMAZING VACATION SPOT!
WHY STAY IN A HOTEL WHEN YOU CAN HAVE YOUR OWN HOUSE AND PRIVATE BEACH. WALK FOR MILES ALONG THE COASTLINE AND FEEL A WORLD AWAY. BRING YOUR FOUR LEGGED FRIEND ALONG FOR THE HIKE AND WATCH HIM SPLASH AND FROLIC IN THE WATER. EXPLORE QUAINT DOWNTOWN ST. JOSEPH WHICH IS AROUND THE CORNER WITH ITS ADORABLE SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS. GOLF AT THE NEW HARBOR SHORES SIGNATURE GOLF COURSE LOCATED AT THE END OF ROCKY GAP ROAD - HOME TO THE 2012 SENIORS PGA TOUR. AT HOME SIT BY THE FIREPLACE WHILE GAZING AT LAKE MICHIGAN AND ENJOY A GLASS OF LOCAL WINE! FEEL A WORLD AWAY ON THIS PRIVATE PROPERTY!
Located in the heart of southwest Michigan, this property offers you the chance to relax and unwind. The property is located directly on Lake Michigan. If you choose to walk northward on the beach (away from St. Joe) you may never meet another person. If you choose to walk southward on the beach (toward St. Joe) you can admire the new Harbor Shores golf course. Either way the beach is beautiful and wide open. And don't forget to bring your four legged buddy - they will love to play in the water and run in the sand! When you get back from your walk make a fire on the beach and have a fun family evening or snuggle up together- just the two of you!
The home is situated on a good size property so you feel a real sense of privacy. There is a deck facing the lake accessible through a large sliding glass door. The stairs leading down to the lake are steps from the deck. The home has two bedrooms each with a queen size bed and one room has a pull-out very comfortable single bed. The kitchen is spacious and sunny and the living room feels wide open with a view of the lake.
Southwest Michigan is packed with many activities. In the winter you can cross country ski. In the fall you can go apple or pumpkin picking. No matter what time of year it is you can enjoy the many wineries in the area. There is a wine trail map to follow to take you to all the Southwest Michigan wineries. St. Joseph has an art museum, a children's museum and wonderful restaurants. Other great towns such as Saugatuck, South Haven and New Buffalo are a short drive away. Or just enjoy the fabulous view from the home of vast and gorgeous Lake Michigan!
Come to a place where natural beauty is everywhere. Here the waves crashing on a windy night as you snuggle under your covers. Feel the sun on your face as you walk down the beach. Here the seagulls calling as the waves lap at your feet. Watch your four-legged friend splash in the water to fetch a stick. Connect with yourself. Connect with your family. Feel yourself feel free to relax and be happy and live life to the fullest!
The rental is available for weekend, mid-week, weekly and/or monthly timeframes.
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Considered
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Children Welcome
- Limited Accessibility
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
- Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Parking Off Street
- Linens Provided
- Covered Parking
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Wood Fireplace
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Broadband Access
- Free Long Distance
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Jet Skiing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Sight Seeing
- Live Theater
- Wildlife Viewing
ReviewsWrite a review
Best Kept Secret in SW Michigan!!!
Best Kept Secret in SW Michigan!!!
We are a family of four--two small children and a small dog and have stayed at the cottage twice--two weeks in July 2009 and two weeks in July 2010 (and yes, we have already booked for 2011!). We are utterly charmed by the cottage, private beach and the town of St. Joe. We find it to be a magical place and will be back every year. The house is snug, without being cramped. It is very clean and well-maintained. The owner is very helpful and easy to work with. The big, eat-in kitchen with the ice maker, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer is just what we need. Sunsets and lake views are great from the master bedroom and patio. Yes, there are stairs down to the beach (I think we counted 110), but we enjoy being up on the bluff and do not find them to be prohibitive. If anything, they help us get a little exercise after lounging on the beach all day. The private beach is unbelievable!!! Fine sand, great swimming; just like the ocean, but without all the icky/suspect marine life. And you have it ALL to yourself-- maybe 3 or 4 people a day walk by! Some days the surf is up and others the lake is like glass. The town of St. Joe is the perfect distance away if you are a runner or bring your bikes. It is exactly two miles from the house to the north edge of downtown (we have measured it). There are nice restaurants and shops in town, especially the toy store. St. Joe has a great public library with nice programs. Walk on the bluff, have pizza at the train station, visit the carousel, throw pennies in the fountain, watch the sunset from one of the swings on the bluff, rent a bike, etc. etc. We love this vacation rental so much, we want to keep it all to ourselves! But since we can't rent it the whole summer, and it really IS wonderful, it makes sense to share it...........May it hold the same charm for others as it does for us.
- Guest Indianaguest (Fishers, Indiana)
- Date of stay 07/10/10
- Review Submitted 09/30/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.
beautiful and private beach
beautiful and private beach
We stayed here in August 2010 with our son and golden retreiver. The house was the perfect size for us. It was clean and stocked with everything you might need. There was not much of a view of the lake from inside the house due to the trees beyond the bluff, but when you got down to the beach it was amazing. Very private, and a perfect place to let your dog and kids run wild in the waves. Also a great place to watch the sunsets. It's important to know that the steps to the beach (117 of them) are very steep. You must be in good shape and make sure you descend them with everything that you need for the next few hours, as running back up is not very convienent. The owner was very helpful and communication was great. I would recommend this beach house!
- Guest kim d. (Ann arbor, Mi)
- Date of stay 08/07/10
- Review Submitted 09/17/10
Recommended for: Families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
We rented the cottage the week of our wedding, July 7th, 2010. We had a private ceremony on the beach and it was perfect!! The cottage was very comfortable and felt like home by the time we left.
- Guest Mandy (Lawton, MI )
- Date of stay 07/05/10
- Review Submitted 09/11/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Current summer rate - $200 a night Cleaning fee $75 for stays over three nights Cleaning fee $65 for stays three and less Pet fee $50 Week of PGA Championship - $3,150 Week before and after PGA - $1,500
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Year Purchased: 2000
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The beach and surrounding quaint towns.
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View looking south toward St. Joseph. Can see St. Joe pier.
Sliding glass doors facing lake.
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2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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