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Full view of Lake Michigan with beach; Luxury Condo north of St. Joseph

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2-story condo, 3 bedrooms, loft with 2 twin beds, 2 Full Baths

This gorgeous 4-bedroom, (4th bedroom is an open loft) with 2 full bath condo on a bluff. It overlooks Lake Michigan. Between late June and mid-August, we only accept one-week reservations on a Saturday to Saturday basis. We are located on the famous Pottawattamie Resort with a quiet, wooded atmosphere. The paved walking/golf cart path outside our front door takes you to a 1,000-foot wide sandy, private beach, (could be challenging for the elderly). Other resort amenities include a large in-ground heated pool and patio area, picnic area, fire pits, and an indoor common area w/laundry.

The main level of the condo features hardwood floors, a master suite w/queen bed, personal deck and full bath; and a full kitchen and dining room. From the spacious living room with 20-foot ceiling, a sliding patio door provides access to the huge deck on which you can take in the expansive lake view while grilling. The upper level features berber carpet, Bedroom w/queen bed & personal balcony with full lake view; Bedroom w/queen bed & twin bed & personal balcony with side view, Loft w/ 2 twin beds, and full bath. Only minutes from shopping & nightlife just north of St. Joseph; Harbor Shores, a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course; and Lake Michigan Hills public golf course. One-half hour south of South Haven; less than 1 hour south of Holland; 2 hours 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,

More Details

Property Manager
Natalie Smith
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2017

About Natalie Smith

Ed and Natalie live in the western Chicago suburbs. Ed grew up in California, is a retired chemical engineer and enjoys golf. Natalie was Illinois-raised and loves making jewelry. We have been married for 28 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. Restaurants here have to be good to survive. Please ask for our list of favorite attractions!

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.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please be quiet and respectful to your neighbors, especially after 10 pm
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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 , combination tub/shower , Adjoins master bedroom on main level..
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large bathroom in upstairs hallway!
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Loft bedroom, open area, see picture of bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Downstairs next to kitchen with television/ DVD player
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs, spectacular full view of lake! TV in room.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , TV in room
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (3)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Full view of Lake Michigan with beach; Luxury Condo north of St. Joseph
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews
5

Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Such a great place for 3 generations. We all enjoyed the beach, nearby attractions & the sunsets.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! We are blessed with a jewel of this place on lake Michigan.
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4

Great vacation place

  • 4 of 5

The 6 of us really enjoyed our stay. Very clean and had everything we needed. The bathrooms and bedrooms were great and the kitchen was well stocked. We enjoyed the beach (used the wagon) and the heated pool. It is not far from St. Joseph or South Haven.

My concerns were: the price for a "3 bedroom" and the steep walk up the hill (which was fine for us, but would have been problematic if we'd brought our parents). The "4th bedroom" was nice with 2 twin beds, however, did not have a 4th wall or any windows so I would consider this a 3 bedroom. It also had a skylight so I'm not sure who would want to sleep in this room.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Lovely week with family

  • 4 of 5

We loved the view from the condo. Everything was nice and clean and very nice view from the deck. The paved road down to the beach was steep but there was a little wagon to carry things. We had to boil water a few days because of the storm but Natile had left some bottled water. It would have been nice to have water outside with hose to rinse off . The pool looked nice but we didn't use. Natalie left alot of info. on things to do. We loved the $5 fried chicken dinner in Coloma! Extra towel racks in bathroom would be nice. Great vacation. Linda B.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Linda! Glad you and your family had a great time. For those who are reading this review, a boil order was due to a storm that blew through the previous week. State law requires a boil order until authorities can retest the well water. I add a note about this with the check in information. I do appreciate the input and plan to take your comments to heart with the space that we have. We are planning to install a water line in the future to clean sand off from the beach. I agree, it is a great suggestion!
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5

Our stay exceeded our expectations! The condo served our family beautifully!!

  • 5 of 5

The view is spectacular! The condor was everything we hoped for and more!! We loved the wonderful deck and deck furniture! We spent many many hours enjoying the spectacular view of Lake Michigan!! The condo was spacious, clean, and we appreciated the well stocked kitchen cupboards! Having the dishes etc was very helpful as we cooked many meals here!! The beach was perfect for our family! We wished we had brought our golf cart as the hill was steep for my pregnant daughter. But the wagon you provided came in quite handy! Only thing would like to see is air conditioning in all bedrooms but main unit really cooled main floor great!! We hope to make this wonderful condo a future vacation place for us every year from now on! Can't wait to make more memories next summer!! Thanks for allowing us to enjoy your condo!!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! We loved having you stay with us here in MI.
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4

Beautiful View, Private Beach, Close to St Joseph's

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at your condo. We traveled with my brother's family so a total of 4 adults and 4 children (ages 6 - 11) and the size of the Condo meet our needs. We loved having the deck, the fire pit outside and the beautiful private beach. The walk back up to the beach is not for the faint of heart but it is certainly worth it. The kitchen had everything you would need to make breakfast and quick dinners. Also was nice to have the gas grill. Plenty of dishes was also nice. The only issue we had was controlling the temperature especially in the bedrooms. The time we were there it was not very hot at all yet it was very warm in all the bedrooms except the one upstairs with the window unit. Even with the fans. The owner was very good about communicating with us and provided a lot of information about the area which was helpful. She was also very responsive when we called about the WiFi. This condo is only about 10 minutes from St Joseph's which has a very nice public beach, great dinning and shops. We were also very close to several winery's, brewery's, chocolate shops and farms that you can pick your own fruit (we picked Cherries which was a lot of fun!)

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Map

Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
DiMaggio's
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Amtrak - St Joseph
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I-196
Car: necessary

Common Pool Area

Hospital in St. Joseph

Harbor Shores Golf Course

Michigan Hills Golf Course

Wineries in Coloma

Big Dan's U-Pick'em Orchards in Hartford

DIRECTIONS FROM THE CHICAGO AREA

TO 4766 Arbor Ave, #36, Coloma, MI 49038:

Take I-94 to Michigan. Once you get into Michigan stay on I-94 for about 34 miles. Take exit 34 which will be I-196. Stay on I-196 for about 4 miles and take Exit 4 (Coloma-Riverside exit), when exiting stay to the right and merge onto Coloma Road.

Travel approximately a mile and turn right on Pier Road. Go approximately a mile to the Stop sign which will be M-63 (oncoming traffic does NOT stop). Continue on Pier Road for a block or so and you will see a Road to the left called Arbor. DO NOT TURN HERE. Stay on Pier Road to the first gravel road past Arbor. This gravel road is between two large trees. Turn left and follow the gravel road to the Blue building on the bluff.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

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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