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Great Escape on Lake Michigan

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relaxing on the bluff, enjoying the view


Last updated: 04/14/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

CLICK ON *** "SEND EMAIL" *** or ***"SEND A MESSAGE"***which is in blue type just under the "Request to Book" button, or *** "CALL OWNER" *** for FEE FREE, HASSLE FREE COMMUNICATION DIRECTLY WITH THE OWNER.

VRBO and Homeaway have started offering online booking, however, they charge the renter approx. 6% for this service. As a property owner I don't think it is worth it. The renter and I go through the same process that we would without booking online. Simply send me an email, call or text and we can work directly with each other with no other fees involved.




Recently remodeled beach house on Lake Michigan.

Large west facing deck complete with furniture and new gas grill - great place to watch the beautiful sunsets over the lake. Two acres of beautiful property on a 100 foot bluff overlooking Lake Michigan.Large mowed yard perfect for playing frisbee, soccer, etc... surrounded by trees, and,there's a great tire swing.

Stairs from the property (approx.200) lead down to large private beach (200 feet of beach). Plenty of driftwood around for bonfires. Walk for miles either north or south. Search for beach treasures. Quiet surroundings.

Our rental rate includes all fees and taxes.

Enjoy the shops and great restaurants of Saint Joseph. Plenty of fresh fruit stands, farms, and local wineries with great wine within minutes to visit and enjoy.

Two hours from Chicago!

This is the perfect place to relax and escape.

No pets or smoking, please.

One large bedroom with a double bed - upstairs. One med. sized bedroom with a double bed - upstairs. One small bedroom with two twin beds - upstairs. One large bedroom with two double beds - downstairs. One med. sized bedroom with a queen bed - downstairs.

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Member since: 2000

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/14/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

    Main floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Main floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Main floor, smallish room...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 double

    Lower level...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

    Lower level...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Main floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Main floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Lower level...moreless

Other Amenities

  • answering machinge, ceiling fans/window fans in bedrooms and livingroom, portable stereo with CD player, portable fire pit for the yard, bonfires on beach...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Window unit in family room...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linens and kitchen towels only, please bring your own bath towels...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Plenty of room for multiple cars...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Plenty of off parking space for trailers, RV, etc......moreless

  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Some misc. spices, salt, pepper, sugar...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Large wooden deck with pic-nic table, two other tables and chairs and padded three person swing...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 5
from 5 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan. - Apr.
Jan 4 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
May 1 - Jun 2, 2017
2 night min stay
Summer 2017
Jun 3 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Sept. - Oct.
Sep 5 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Nov. - April
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2018
2 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Taxes Not included


******Monthly rentals from November - April $1,000 - $1,500 per month.*******

* Reservation Deposit required ($300).

* Reservation deposit is refundable only if we find other renters to fill the reservation.

* Reservation Deposit becomes a Security Deposit during rental period.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 04/14/2017
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5 Miles
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Benton Harbor, MI, USA
Nearest Beach
Private beach on property

Car: Recommended

Sun bathing, Fruit farms, Galleries, Nature preserves, Wineries


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: Hi! I am Jodie Nettelhorst. My husband and I have owned this house and property since 2000. My family has been vacationing in Southwest Michigan since I was young. My mom owns the house and property next door but it just wasn't big enough now that my siblings and I have families of our own. So, my husband and I bought this property so we could have more room for more people to visit and vacation together. My siblings and I look forward to the whole family getting together one week in the summer for our reunion, no matter where in the world everyone is living. We do our best to maintain and improve our property by reinvesting our profits every year. We work to create and maintain a safe, fun, comfortable place for our family and other families to relax and enjoy. We enjoy it when other families can come and share in our special place on the lake.

Why the Owner Chose Benton Harbor, MI, USA:
My family has been enjoying vacations in Southwest Michigan all my life. We started vacationing in New Buffalo. As it got more crowded, we moved up to the St. Joseph area. Around 1990, my mom bought her first vacation house in the area on Lake Michigan. It is beautiful property but as my siblings and I married and had kids we outgrew the house. In 2000 my Mom's neighbors wanted to sell. We ended buying the house and property and now have plenty of room for our families to gather, and, plenty of room to share when we can't use it.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We have a large, secluded lot. It has two acres of mowed, grassy yard space. The house and property are on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. The sunsets are spectacular and the lake is your western horizon. We try to keep the house as comfortable and carefree as possible. That's the way we like it when we go on vacation.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/14/2017

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  • relaxing on the bluff, enjoying the view

    relaxing on the bluff, enjoying the view

  • back of the house

    back of the house

  • stairs down to the beach

    stairs down to the beach

  • on the beach

    on the beach

  • from kitchen to dinning room and family room

    from kitchen to dinning room and family room

  • bedroom 1 - queen sized bed

    bedroom 1 - queen sized bed

  • bedroom 3 - full sized bed

    bedroom 3 - full sized bed

  • bathroom 2

    bathroom 2

  • bedroom 5 - two full sized beds

    bedroom 5 - two full sized beds

  • the deck with a view of the lake in the background

    the deck with a view of the lake in the background

  • front of the house

    front of the house

  • stairs down to the beach

    stairs down to the beach

  • kitchen


  • family room

    family room

  • bedroom 2 - two twin sized beds

    bedroom 2 - two twin sized beds

  • bathroom 1

    bathroom 1

  • bedroom 4 - queen sized bed

    bedroom 4 - queen sized bed

  • bathroom 3 - downstairs

    bathroom 3 - downstairs

VRBO #4013

This listing was first published here in 2000.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 29, 2017

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