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Winter/spring weekends with wineries and breweries. June 2017 has openings

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7- 8)

The house has a beautiful view of Grande Mere. In the Grande Mere area there are miles of clean sandy beaches, unique sand dunes and woodland areas for hiking and discovering. In Winter, you can walk to sledding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing opportunities in less than 5 minutes .

My house is a minute walk away from Lake Michigan with miles of public beach and dune area. Grande Mere has gorgeous sunsets and quiet mornings. You will find the peace and relaxation you are looking for, yet we are close to many Sunset Coast towns - 15 minutes to Bridgman, Sawyer, Baroda, and Harbert. Several award wining wineries, breweries, and great restaurants are close by. 20 minutes to New Buffalo and the 4 Winds Casino, also 15 minutes to the communities of Lakeside and Three Oaks. 15 minutes to St. Joseph, 20 minutes to Benton Harbor. We are located off of 1-94 exit 22. Close, but yet a world away.

Keywords: House/beach/wineries/casino/breweries

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Owner
RANDI WILHELMSEN
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 8, 2017

What makes this house unique

I grew up in this house and have always loved the peace of the beach, woods and dunes. I had an opportunity to take my childhood home and make it a welcoming place for other families to enjoy the serenity of Grande Mere. I made several upgrades while continuing to have the charm that the house and yard can offer. People tell me they feel so at home and welcomed when they are here. My hopes is that you will feel the same way. Randi Wilhelmsen

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Winter/spring weekends with wineries and breweries. June 2017 has openings
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews
Frankfort, Illinois
4

Great place,Great location

  • 4 of 5

House was just perfect. House sits on top of hill between Lake Michigan and Grand Mere State Park. Its within reach of the highway, but far enough that no traffic noise heard. There was plenty of room. The beds, pillows and linens were extremely comfortable.The kitchen was a nice size and had everything you would need to prepare meals. Coffeemaker uses grounds and filter not Kcups. Large dining room made meals a pleasant experience. This was our first time in Stevensville and it definitely wont be the last. Thanks

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I thank you for your kind words. The house has a view of the lake when leaves are down from being up on the hill. It's a wonderful feeling to be in the living room with the fire burning and to be able to see the lake past a few houses out the west windows. There is also the view of Middle Lake from the east windows to enjoy. I am glad you found the house comfortable and well equipped. I hope to see you back soon.
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5

Very nice house and we Really enjoyed our stay :)

  • 5 of 5

We had a wedding in the area so we decided to book this house. It was a great decision. The house is very well maintaned and the deco is beautiful. Lots of room for all of us and the kitchen was fully equipped which was great. Loved having the fireplace on the living room on the cooler nights. We look forward to going back and staying there again

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathy thank you for your review. I am glad you could stay in the house for a wedding in the area. The fireplace with auto on and off sure does wonders on a cool fall night! I hope to see you back again!
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Lovely and well-appointed home

  • 4 of 5

This spacious home has been in the owner's family for 60+ years and is obviously well-loved. There was plenty of room for the 5 of us, whether enjoying the deck in the morning, sitting around an evening bonfire at the AMAZING fire pit, having dinner around the huge dining room table or relaxing in the comfy family room. Beautiful Lake Michigan beach a few walkable minutes away and a short drive to St. Joseph and other local treasures. We did a Winery Tour and it was GREAT!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your response. My house is close enough to amazing wineries and new breweries, there are several tours that will take people to these. When you come back form the tour relax in front of the bonfire with your friends! I am so glad that your group was able to take advantage of the opportunities of the lake walks too and visiting near-by towns.
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5

Great girls get away or family vacation home

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect for a girl’s getaway or family vacation. Within a few steps to the beach it's nicely secluded and centrally located to the towns, shops and wineries in the area. Randi has done a wonderful job with making sure everything is provided and you feel at home. The kitchen is well stocked with pretty pastel dishes and plenty of pots, pans and utensils. The colors in the bedrooms are both cheerful and relaxing, the beds are very comfy, and each room has a ceiling fan which was nice for providing a cool breeze.

If like us you enjoy knitting while relaxing in the evening than you’ll appreciate the well placed lamps in the family room. Seeing your handy work will never be an issue. There is a remote controlled gas fire place which added a warm cozy atmosphere while we worked on a puzzle. That was a nice bonus feature! If you prefer, the dining room has a large dining table too for the family to play games or work on puzzles.

A new large deck with a grill and dining set is on one side of the house and on the opposite side is a lovely covered porch that runs the length of the house. It’s perfect for relaxing while sipping on a glass of wine after a day of touring the town. While enjoying your wine you can watch the bluejays and woodpeckers or be amused by the antics of the numerous chipmunks scurrying around the yard. If you enjoying star gazing, sitting around the fire pit will provide an amazing view unspoiled by city lights.

We loved the old charm feel the home has. It reminded all of us of our Grandparents homes yet it has modern touches. From the large country style foyer that greets you as you enter the house to the personal touches Randi has added this home says welcome…relax, unwind, enjoy. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review Edith. I recently had the fireplace upgraded to remote control for my guests to enjoy the ambiance of a fire with ease. The house had been in my family for over 60 years and I have worked hard to make the house a comfortable, peaceful spot to relax but yet close enough to so many wonderful activities to enjoy in Southwestern Michigan. I hope to have you and your guests back soon!
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5

Lovely!

  • 5 of 5

Great house within walking distance of the beach and Grand Mere State Park. It rained in the evening, so we weren't able to take advantage of the amazing fire pit, but hope to return next year to do so. Very spacious. The dining room has a very large table; perfect for playing board games. The living room has lots of windows to enjoy the view. Also, great deck off the kitchen. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Karen for writing such a wonderful review. Yes the dining room has a large comfortable table. I keep a few board games and puzzles at the house, but people are always welcomed to bring their own! Sorry Mother Nature didn't co-operate for a bonfire experience. I hope to see you back soon!
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This house is large and completely furnished with everything that we needed for a great stay.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this lovely home. It has so much character, with beautiful woodwork, comfortable furnishings, and landscaped grounds. It is so peaceful, with deer coming into the yard, and the sound of waves breaking on Lake Michigan. You will find a fire pit, plenty of chairs on the front porch, and a great grill on the back deck; wood and propane are supplied. The house also has all of the modern conveniences including very reliable wi-fi service. There are plenty of linens, towels, kitchen utensils, and dishes, as well as a dishwasher and well-stocked laundry room. There are two fireplaces in the house; however both were out of service during our stay. We appreciated the maps and tour guides, listing things to see in the area. There is a view of Middle Lake in Grand Mere State Park, visible through the trees. It is a short walk to a Lake Michigan public beach, which requires a hike down a small sand dune to get to the beach. There is also beach access within Grand Mere, along with plenty of hiking opportunities. Beaches at New Buffalo and St. Joseph are fairly close and provide easier access to the lake. Bridgman has a nice golf course and New Buffalo has a very nice market. We enjoyed the Sawyer Garden Center and eating at the Red Arrow Roadhouse. We would recommend this beautiful "home away from home" and look forward to coming back for another week in 2017.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. The house is a peaceful retreat away from everyday life. I did get the living room fireplace fixed (actually yesterday) with a remote starter, and its wonderful! I will see about the dining room fireplace getting the same in the future. Thank you for other suggestions for guests to enjoy! I hope to see you back soon!
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The house is ready for you!! All you need to bring is clothes, food and beverages!! The house has a unique charm that is vintage, but with continuing updates. The house has a unique cathedral ceiling and a working stone fireplace in the living room. Beamed dining room with a working red brick fireplace and includes an antique dining room set. 3 separate bedrooms and an additional sofa bed. Two full baths with shower and tub. We have a large private yard, with a stone BBQ area, new deck area off the kitchen, and a sand fire pit area for relaxing. We are a 1 minute walk to the Grande Mere Beach, with a 5 minute walk to the Grande Mere State Park with its unique dunes and habitats.

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Rates & Availability

Stevensville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter/Spring 2017
Jan 1 2017 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
$175
$650
$1,100
 
 
SUMMER
May 27 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
Winter/Spring
Sep 10 2017 - May 25 2018
2 night minimum stay
$185
$750
$1,200
 
 
Summer
May 26 2018 - Sep 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,725
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$175
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Stevensville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1) 2 bedrooms (1 upstairs and 1 downstairs), Double Beds (1) 1 bedroom upstairs and sofa bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Lazy-Boy Sofa Bed
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Beautiful large private landscaped yard on a hill overlooking Grande Mere area. Large spacious rooms with unique features. Two bedrooms have Queen Beds; one bedroom is a full bed. Sofa bed is a Full. All rooms have ceiling fans and there is access to in room air-conditioners if needed. Fire pit area for bonfires.

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