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Livingston's Fabulous Beachhouse

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 30 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Say farewell to old, musty rentals! Livingston's is a newer home with a 'private sandy beach' for tons of fun!

Stone and wood throughout, much detail and care went into this wonderful 'vacation home'. There is a master bedroom/bath suite on the second floor along with two additional bedrooms and a bathroom for them to share. First floor powder room includes a 'new washer and dryer' for your use. The open floor plan with a sun room walled with 'French doors' lends itself to fun times and great entertaining for the family. Enjoy walking the 'beach' as far as you want in either direction, or just set your chair down and listen to the waves make their way to 'shore -- it's all so peaceful.

Set in a woodsy, 'country atmosphere', you might find a turtle on the road, walking stick on the back deck, or deer finding their way through the back yard. It's all good memory making stuff that lasts! Come on in and find out why Livingston's is the place to plan your 'vacation' around!!!

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More Details

Property Manager
Lorrie Wilkie
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 11, 2017

Amenities

Benton Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

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Livingston's Fabulous Beachhouse
average rating of 4.5263157 based on 19 reviews
5

WOW!!!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot wait to go back to this beautiful home. The pictures do not do justice to the home - everything is so lovely. Truly, if I could move to St Joseph, I would say this is a move in ready home!!! All details were considered and every moment was lovely. The kindness exhibited during all transactions was amazing! I can't thank you enough for making the week of my son's wedding so simply beautiful for us. Sincerely, until we meet again! ieva Sykesville, MD

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ieva! You were a most gracious guest and so kind to the home. You are welcome anytime!
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Berne, Indiana
4

Lovely and clean home

  • 4 of 5

The house overall was lovely and sparkling clean. My family enjoyed staying there a lot. Lorrie was incredibly helpful prior to our visit. The kitchen was beautiful and very adequately equipped for all our cooking needs. The layout of the home was perfect--the open dining room, living room, kitchen design made for great family time. The beds were not extremely comfortable but adequate, and the wifi cut in and out a lot our entire visit. The water was unpredictable when showering going from very hot to very cold frequently. The gas grill had a burner that didn't work, but the owner replaced it with a new one in less than 24 hours!!. We visited the private beach one time but ended up going to Silver Beach a couple of days instead because it was quite a challenge to go up and down the wooden, muddied steps. That was a bit of a disappointment but not a "deal breaker."

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Beautiful Home. Steep path to the beach.

  • 4 of 5

The house is beautiful. It has a great kitchen with plenty of room for the 8 of us. The house sits a half mile from the access to the beach on a very small lot but there were a few corn hole battles. There are neighbors very close but they kept to themselves. The house has a washer and dryer which is great. We came home with no dirt laundry.

Having a camp fire in the yard or on the beach is not allowed. Getting firewood to the beach would be a difficult task. You can drive and leave your cars near the beach access. Our Grandson counted 90 steps down to the beach. The steps are steep and there is a part of the path where it is just dirt and has no rails. We used our umbrellas as walking sticks. We made the trip to and from the beach only once a day due to the steep steps. The beach was very nice and worth the trek. We left our chairs and beach umbrella in the grass near the beach the entire time we were there. During the weekend there were more people at the beach, as we had expected, but on the week days the beach was very quiet. We were the only people on the beach for about a half mile either way on 2 days. The water was 75 degrees which was great to cool off in.

We were with our son, daughter-in-law and 4 grandchildren. I am not sure that we would go again mostly due to the steps to and from the beach. It was a lot of work to get our coolers, towels, soccer ball, and quilts down and up each day.

Over all we had a great vacation, the house is beautiful, the path is steep, and the beach is beautiful.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saint Louis
4

Beauty and the Beach

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay at the Livingston's Beachhouse! It was clean and comfortable with 3 private bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms to sleep 6 people realistically. The beds were good. A day bed in the sunroom would be a great addition to the home. It is a perfect location either for a nice hike to a private beach or a drive to a nearby ramp accessible entry to the beach. The kitchen is perfect for preparing dinners. There is an open space floorplan on the main entry for housing all of us at one time without feeling cramped. All in all we enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Livingston's Fabulous Beachouse

  • 4 of 5

This was the 14th year for our family gathering in Coloma, and the Livingston's Fabulous Beachhouse (we'll refer to as LFB) was actually overflow housing for our brood of 20! Most of the family was adjacent at Sweet Sara's (historically another VRBO property - different owners). Location is perfect. LFB shares access to a private secluded beach area, picturesque and pristine. Be warned, the last couple of seasons (2016-2017) the beach has been about 1/4 the size of many years prior. Makes it more of a challenge for a big family to enjoy cookouts and fires when the waves are within 30-40 feet of the bluff. Even still, we roasted the same marshmallows, swam in the same waters, and made the same memories as with the larger broader beaches of years past. This Pier Road location is also convenient to Benton Harbor/St. Joe to the south, and South Haven to the north (about 20-25min on the M63 or faster, but less scenic, via 196). Just a great central location. LFB is newer construction, clean, bright, airy, and open. The floors are hardwood throughout. Decor/vibe is "Beachy" (terrible word) and comfortable, if not a bit spare. Bathrooms were current and spacious, although the master shower is a touch tight, given the enormous size of the actual room. The kitchen was spacious and functional, though it wasn't used by our group for anything. There is a full size stacked washer & dryer on level 1. Bedrooms featured vaulted ceilings and ceiling fans. All rooms are bathed in natural light. Just a simple, non-nonsense property that is well-kept. The ONLY thing that would take the experience to 5 stars instead of 4, would be that the beds are just horrible (think prison cot). And that would be an EASY fix to upgrade the mattresses and linens. Owner would do well to make that simple improvement. And a king mattress in the master would make a lot more sense than a double. We were fine though despite that one critique. We plan to book this property again in the coming years for this annual family trip. We love this coastline. We love this location. We were very happy with LFB.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic property with beach access

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 rented this property for a week in Southwestern Michigan and thoroughly enjoyed it.

The home is immaculate and clearly well cared for. There are three bedrooms and it sleeps six easily. One room has twin beds, one a double (full) bed, and the master has a queen size bed with plenty of room for an air mattress or a pack-n-play. We had an out of town visitor who came with us and she slept on a queen sized air mattress in the master bedroom with no problem.

There are two full baths and one has a tub. If you have little ones, that's likely a bonus for you. The downstairs has a lovely powder room/laundry room area off of the kitchen as well.

The floor plan is totally open downstairs. There is a living room that opens to a dining room and both are well suited for up to 6 people. The kitchen is serviceable for making your own meals and there's a very nice sun room that overlooks the back yard.

The back yard isn't huge, but large enough for us to set up our bags (corn hole) game. There's a cute deck off of the sun room that overlooks the back yard and we enjoyed morning coffee there.

The beach access is a 5 minute walk away with a lengthy set of stairs that descends to a narrow private beach. Overall, we didn't use the beach much because it's really so incredibly rocky. We found ourselves spending a couple of days in St Joe at Silver Beach in lieu of using our beach.

The home is close to berry-picking (if you're there at the right time of year), Paw Paw Lake, Lake Michigan, and many wineries. The location is very good.

Our contact for the property always responded promptly and was easy to interact with. It was a very simple transaction.

This house is not your typical beat up rental property. It's really very, very nice. I'd buy this house. :)

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Additional Guest Fee $50 per person per night
Damage Deposit $350

$350/night (4 night minimum) or $2100/week, plus tax and $100 cleaning fee
$350 security/damage deposit required.
Rates are based on maximum number of 7 allowed.
If additional guests approved, additional charges will be $50/night/person.
All bed linens are provided. Please bring your own bath/beach towels.
Please refrain from smoking and leave pets at home (sorry, no exceptions).
Long term rentals please call for rates.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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