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Lake Michigan Beachfront Luxury Condo Just North of St. Joseph

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
condo
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Condo, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Gorgeous 4 bedroom, 2 bath condo on Lake Michigan. Late June thru mid August, we only accept one week reservations, Saturday to Saturday.

Part of the famous Pottawatomie Resort, a quiet wooded resort atmosphere. The paved walking/golf cart path & stairs lead to the 1000 feet of private, sandy beach, an inground common heated pool area, picnic area, fire pits, and an indoor common area w/laundry. The luxury accommodations are: Main level features hardwood floors, master suite w/queen bed, multiple sliders leading to the huge deck, spacious living room with 20 foot ceilings with a two story wall of windows leading out to a deck w/spectacular sunsets over Lake Michigan & large dining room. Second level features berber carpet, Bedroom w/queen bed & personal balcony & view; Bedroom w/queen bed & twin bed & personal balcony, Loft w/ 2 twin beds, full bath. Only minutes from shopping & nighlife, just north of St. Joseph, Jack Nichlaus Signature golf course and other multiple golf course selections,1/2 Hr South of South Haven & 2 hrs from Chicago.

Keywords: Lake Michigan, condo, harbor shores, golf, pga, saint joseph, south haven, beach, lake front, wineries, beachfront, lakefront, lake, sand, st, joe, st. joseph, pool, beach front,

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Property Manager
Natalie Smith
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2017

About Natalie Smith

Ed and Natalie live in the Chicago area. Ed (a retired chemical engineer) grew up in California and Natalie (makes jewelry) grew up in the Chicago area. They have been married for 27 years with 2 sons.

Natalie Smith purchased this condo in 2006

Why Natalie Smith chose Southwest

We fell in love with MI the first time that we visited the area. We love it for many reasons, but feel that when we come, we 'get away from it all' and can relax with the beach, ambiance and fun things to do in the area. One of our highlights was picking apples on a sunny October day at Big Dan's U Pick Em.

What makes this condo unique

Off season is our favorite time to visit, to walk the beach and visit all the local restaurants. To have a restaurant here, you have to be good to survive. Please ask for our list of favorite attractions!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Lake Michigan Beachfront Luxury Condo Just North of St. Joseph
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
4

Amazing Views

  • 4 of 5

We stayed over Thanksgiving weekend with family in and out at various times over the weekend. There was more than enough room for everyone.

The views are amazing, and there is a path to a great beach.

We would recommend this unit for your next vacation. I'm sure you will enjoy your stay as much as we did ours.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

There's not a better girls' getaway!

  • 5 of 5

A handful of my closest friends and I spent a long weekend here at the end of August to celebrate my sister before her wedding. The space is conducive to any sort of fun -- we spent full days at the beach (just a short jaunt down the hill), cuddled up in the open area with wine and some good movies, and ventured to South Haven for a nice dinner out.

But what I loved most about the home was the western-facing view. I'm talking a vaulted ceiling with windows the whole way up and a deck on the other side. Every moment we weren't at the beach, we were on the deck. The days started with coffee and fresh lakeshore air and ended with fiery, magenta sunsets. It's the stuff dreams are made of.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous Condo, Even Better Owner!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this delightful condo for the first week of August. We loved everything about it. This was the first vacation my six-year-old nephew has taken. He cried for the first week after leaving, missing the beautiful condo, the perfect beach, and the wonderful time that we got to spend as a family. Below are some specific thoughts:

Condo

The view from the condo is amazing. Additionally, the condo is well appointed with lots of kitchen equipment, plates, and great furniture. My husband and I are from Texas and Oklahoma, so we worried a little bit about how effective the window a/c units would be (we are used to being significantly air conditioned), but the air conditioners were great.

Beach

The private beach was really lovely and never crowded. The road down to beach was steep, but I was anticipating from the reviews that it would be much worse. My husband and I are relatively chubby and sedentary (read as engage in basically no physical activity), and we managed to do it with limited effort.

Area

This area is wonderful. There are a ton of restaurants and cute shops. St. Joseph has a number of activities suitable for small children, such as the two children's museums.

Owner

Natalie is so wonderful. She is great at communicating. She also thinks of everything. Honestly, she sent us a link of information that was so thorough that it warned us about which Mexican restaurants use only American cheese. I have stayed in many VRBOs, and no other owner was so thorough or so kind.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here for a glorious week. We loved this place!!!!! The house was spacious and clean. It was nicely decorated and comfortable. All the kids couldn't come at the same time, but we all would have fit. This was the best equipped rental I have ever been to. I brought numerous things from home I thought I would need, but didn't. Fans available for every room. The path was steep to the beach, we decided that was our 'exercise', is well shaded most of the way. One of the neighbors has a golf cart and offered to take us down to the beach. Every one there were so nice. The pool was great and not crowded. The wagon left to transport beach stuff to and from the beach was a great help. The private beach was AMAZING! The views are spectacular! We were a short distance from activities which was good for our 2 year old grand daughter nap times.

There were a couple small things that I would have liked different. But so few. I would definitely come here again!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing view, private beach, and great owner

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for our family with 4 young kids. We had actually stayed at this property before in a different unit and that's how we met Natalie. She's the best VRBO owner I've worked with in terms of friendliness, proactive communications, and timely responses. This unit has a full view of the lake and it's a great place to grill and watch sunsets, or gaze out at the lake while drinking coffee in the mornings.

It's a bit of a steep walk down to the beach, but that's just the deal with that part of Michigan. The good news is the path is paved and Natalie provides a handy wagon that we used to haul everything down to the beach. We were able to push a stroller down there and back with no problem, but it might be an issue for anyone with limited mobility. The beach is amazing and there was hardly anyone else there.

The unit itself is neat and clean with a well stocked kitchen and wifi that worked great.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful sunsets, family friendly.

  • 5 of 5

My family of 10 had a terrific stay. Swimming in the lake from the private beach or in the pool was wonderful. Beautiful sunsets, each unique. Gorgeous view either from the deck or from the bluff twenty yards away. Plenty of room for the little time we spent indoors. Kitchen was very well stocked with plates, cups, bowls, etc. Add to all this, wineries within a short drive --- especially Karma Vista. We spent the evening of the fourth watching fireworks go off up and down the shoreline. It doesn't get much better than that.

Great communication from the owner.

My entire family absolutely recommends this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Map

Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
125 Metres
Car: not necessary

Common Pool Area

Hospital in St. Joseph

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Rates & Availability

Coloma Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Pre season
May 1 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
May 26 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$425
$2,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Fourth of July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$425
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,500
Flat fee
 
 
Fall
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Housekeeping $135

3% up charge for credit card use. Mid June-mid August one week rentals only, Saturday to Saturday.
Rates for parties of 6 adults, children included. $50 per night per adult surcharge.
Check IN 4pm/out 11 am. Weekend rate $500 a night

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

Coloma Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Bath in downstairs bedroom access.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , Large bathroom in upstairs hallway!
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Loft bedroom, open area, see picture of bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Downstairs next to kitchen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs, most spectacular view of lake!
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (3)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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