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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
Spacious home with first floor master suite, walking distance to a beach.
"We liked the extra-large family room, and the well-equipped kitchen with granite counters and high-end gas stove. The master BR on the first floor is spacious and quiet, has a large closet, beautiful master bath with spa tub that was like a luxury hotel bathroom. Other BR on the first floor is a walk-through room, but you can shut both doors and guests can walk around the other way through the family room. Upstairs are two large bedrooms and a 'vintage' bathroom with a tub and a separate small shower. Very comfortable beds and nice linens in ALL of the bedrooms.
Be aware that the first floor has a few random places with one-step-down, so we were constantly having to watch the little ones to be sure they didn't fall (which of course the baby did once when we couldn't catch him in time). Also, there is no door on the basement stairs. They provide two baby gates so that was helpful. You will find baby gates and a high chair in the basement furnace room.
The washer and dryer are in the basement. There is a low spot at the bottom of the stairs and I hit my head going down to do the laundry so was very reticent to go to the basement during the trip, but laundry has to be done. There is a bedroom in the basement; but the basement has lower ceilings, like a lot of old homes, and just felt like an old basement to me, so I certainly wouldn't sleep there. Teens and 'tweens probably wouldn't mind it though.
We had issues with A/C and electrical, however the homeowner was quick to respond and eager to take care of the issues quickly. I was happy to receive my deposit back very promptly.
You can walk to Tiscornia Beach (a quiet beach area with no public amenities) from the house in about 15-20 minutes. The wagon provided was very helpful in towing the little ones to the beach and just to take them out for a morning walk. You will need to drive to get to Silver Beach, which is a large public beach with lifeguards and nice amenities."
Guest: Mary T.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 9, 2015
"My husband and my 2 & 4 year old boys spent 4 nights here in July and we didn't want to leave! The cottage is the perfect size, with the exception of the tiny bathroom. But once you see the outdoor shower, you realize there is no need to use the small shower inside. The walk to the beach was perfect and our kids loved having their own area to play. I feel in love with the screen in porch and could spend hours there relaxing. We spent the evenings in St. Joseph with the kids as it was such an easy drive. This was a very needed vacation and I couldn't have asked for a better place."
Guest: Monica SchwarzDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 4, 2015
"The owner quickly responded to any questions I had. The main reason I'm going with 4 stars instead of 5 stars is due to the off-street parking. Getting in and out of the parking area with my sedan was difficult. It's low to the ground and often scraped when pulling in and out. I had to be very slow and very creative when pulling in and out of the area. If you have a truck or SUV it shouldn't be much of an issue."
Guest: Nicki B.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: June 10, 2015