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Fall and Winter getaways in Southwest Michigan Nearby wineries. Fireplace

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

Overview

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

More Details

Owner
RANDI WILHELMSEN
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 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

Map

Tosi's Restaurant
Lake Michigan
Grande Mere Inn Restaurant
Bit of Swiss
Dairy Queen
Culver's

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.

Amenities

Stevensville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
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:
  • limited accessibility ...
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.

Reviews

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Fall and Winter getaways in Southwest Michigan Nearby wineries. Fireplace
average rating of 4.7391305 based on 23 reviews
5

Relaxing Michigan getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed Randi's comfortable, clean home situated close to Lane Michigan. We especially enjoyed the spacious sandy fire pit. The area was very quiet and serene.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of the house. Guests enjoy the fire pit area, where families can make memories around the crackling fire area. I do provide wood also so that is convenient for people to make a fire and listen to the sounds of nature! I am so happy your family enjoyed this feature.
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5

A wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoy this peaceful getaway spot. Everything was very clean and spacious, perfect for our family. Randi is the perfect hostess and responds quickly to any need.

The Lake showed us all it's temperament from placid warm waters to raging storm fed waves. The local beaches are a bit ravaged at present, but the beach in town is beautiful and has additional amusements from a water park to a carousel.

We will definately return here.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your response. So many families come to the Lake House and most say they love the room and space that everybody can have. The yard has plenty of space to spread out in also. Lake Michigan is currently high everywhere and unfortunately this does hurt our neighborhood beach. On the flip side, there is are several well maintained city beaches nearby like St. Joseph that you described. I am glad your family enjoyed a restful week in Stevensville!
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4

Old ant charming

  • 4 of 5

It was older but charming. Sad the docks where. Close,that mother nature .Every thing was nice ,except they came shut the water off on Friday for 3 hours when everyone was getting .thought the person checking the water the out. Still Was lovey.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, I think you were talking about the house being old and charming. The house is from the 1920-1930's era, with updates made along the way. We are located in Grande Mere State Park with protected dunes and trails, right on Lake Michigan. I am sorry about the water shut off, I know work was being done locally. Thank you for staying at the house, hope to see you back!
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4

Excellent place to stay

  • 4 of 5

The location was excellent, the beds were very comfortable and we had a great time

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Peter for the review. I am so glad you found the beds comfortable, other guests have also remarked on the comfort of the beds. Please come back again.
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5

Beautifully maintained and well-appointed home - the perfect Lake Michigan family retreat

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed here with my two youngest children for a much-needed weekend getaway. Our lives have been very stressful lately and this house had a calming effect from the moment we walked inside. It was especially so for me; last year I lost my grandmother, and the house was decorated in such a way that it reminded me of her. The dining room was particularly difficult to leave for that reason!

This is very likely the last trip I'll get to take with my daughter, who is 23, before she moves out on her own. I'm so glad we made good and lasting memories here. We are strapped for cash, but it was money well spent!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the heartfelt review. The house has been in my family for a little over 60 years, The house was built in the late 1920's, so it does have that cozy warm feel. I am so glad that you were able to share moments with your family for the week-end. I hope you can make it back !!
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5

Loved it😊

  • 5 of 5

Amazing time !! Lovely home ! Great location! We all enjoyed ourselves!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your response. I am always so excited for my guests when they discover the wonderful things to do around beautiful Southwest Michigan. The location of the house is conveniently located off 1-94 and close to so many wineries, restaurants, breweries and beaches. I hope to see you back soon!
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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