HISTORIC & LARGEST HOUSE -DOWNTOWN--BOOKING FOR 2015

Jennifer Davis

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Sleeps17
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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HISTORIC & LARGEST HOUSE -DOWNTOWN--BOOKING FOR 2015

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Six bedrooms (with extra bonus rooom) 2 1/2 baths, sleeps 17

Location, Location, Location. On historic, brick lined, State Street right in downtown St. Joseph. An easy walk to Silver Beach, SJ Library, Krasl Art Museum and more. The house is classic, spacious and lovingly restored. Available for family reunions, weddings, retreats, workshops, etc. The house offers six bedrooms including a bonus adjoined room with a queen futon off the bedroom with two queens. There are two bedrooms on the first floor, and four (plus extra room) on the second floor. The downstairs bedrooms offers a twin bed and the other bedroom has a queen and twin bed. Upstairs offers a suite with a queen futon and two queens. Another bedroom offers a trundle (two twins). There is a large master bedroom with a queen and two twins and another bedroom with a desk and a queen bed. This pre-civil war home is nicely furnished with art and antiques, yet cozy and comfortable. There are two very large bathrooms and a brand new half bath. There is a formal dining room (with piano!) & eat-in kitchen. The living/dinning room are large and perfect for large gatherings.

Weeks and weekends available!: This house is large and available off-season for weekend getaways, reunions, small weddings, retreats and football games, etc. Very conveniently located to downtown and the beach. Closest house to town on brick lined street.

Please see our other houses on homeaway.com.

Sand Rabbit (6 bedrooms, sleeps 14) www.homeaway.com/309683

Emma's (3 bedrooms, sleeps up to 8) www.homeaway.com/317736

Sunflower (2 bedrooms, sleeps up to 6) www.homeaway.com/315880

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Jennifer Davis (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2004
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About Jennifer Davis

I grew up in Michigan and discovered St. Joe on my way back home to Chicago. I purchased my first rental the Sand Rabbit about eight years ago. After renovating that house and a smaller house up on State St, I needed a break! One day, however, while walking downtown I noticed a 'for sale' sign at the McNeil House and it was love at first sight. I'm a social worker, yoga instructor, freelance writer and mother of two kids and a big, lovable chocolate lab. I really didn't want another 'project,' but I loved the historic (pre-civil war) home and, like a stray puppy, I couldn't help myself. The grand dame has come back to life!

Why Jennifer Davis chose St. Joseph

I have so many dreams for this huge house. I think it could be a bed and breakfast or a salon where cultural events are held. I love the idea of a tea house or selling artist work. I have lots of art and antiques (including my mother's piano) in the house and yet it's not stuffy or formal. It an AWESOME place for families to gather because of it's size and the location is the best. I'm the closest (and biggest) house to downtown St. Joe and the beach is a couple blocks away. Come check it out and fall in love for yourself!

What makes this house unique

Location, location, location.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps17
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 17 traveler reviews

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HISTORIC & LARGEST HOUSE -Downtown--Booking for 2015
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews
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HISTORIC & LARGEST HOUSE -Downtown--Booking for 2015
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p141154
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St. Joseph Southwest Michigan
5

Great Place to celebrate Wedding Adventures

  • 5 of 5
My husband's and my family stayed in this house the weekend of our wedding! it was absolutely beautiful! it was so close to the beach and downtown that we were able to walk. There was a garden across the street that was beautiful for our pictures. The owner was very easy to speak with, which made the planning process easier. I would highly recommend this for large families and weekend getaways!
  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I'm thrilled that the McNeil House could be part of your wedding celebration and you loved the house and location. The garden across the street is also a lovely place to create memories. Thank you so much for staying at the McNeil House. Please come back and visit again soon...perhaps on our first wedding anniversary! Congratulations! Jennifer
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St. Joseph Southwest Michigan
Tiskilwa
4

McNeil House-where memories are made.

  • 4 of 5
McNeil House suited our requirements perfect. Four families stayed here for a wedding weekend (& longer for some) & the room layout was great for each family to have their own space. Loved being close to 'Historic Old St. Joe' and able to walk downtown & to the parks and beach. I'd stay again in a minute.
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for celebrating such a special time together at the McNeil House! I'm delighted that you found the house roomy and perfect for four families. We also love the location and being so close to quaint, downtown St. Joe, different parks and the beach. Please come back and visit anytime! Jennifer
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St. Joseph Southwest Michigan
5

Wonderful wedding weekend house!

  • 5 of 5
This was a truly wonderful place to house our wedding party for an early summer wedding. Perfectly situated, spacious, and with a lovely porch, the house really has it all. Highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect for active groups

  • 5 of 5
Location, Location, Location. That is exactly right. Even in the cold and wind of late December 2012, we had no problem making the short walks to the beach to see the natural ice sculptures or into town for shopping and eating. The house is clean and comfortable and I would imagine a summer stay would be just that much better for active families.
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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St. Joseph Southwest Michigan
Chicago, Illinois
5

Bride/Groom/Wedding Party enjoyed time together.

  • 5 of 5
You cannot beat the location of this St. Joseph gem. You can walk anywhere you'd want to be in St. Joseph. Within two blocks you can pick up your marriage license, sip a latte, have a wine tasting, drink some cold schooners or eat fried pickles at Silver Beach pizza, play in the giant fountain, ride the carousel, hit the beach, buy some Spanx at a boutique, or pick up a tchotchke at an old school General Store, you get the idea.... :)
Many of our wedding guests stayed at the Boulevard Inn and since it is right across the street, guests were coming and going throughout the weekend. They didn't even have to use the doorbell to alert us of their arrival because someone was enjoying the porch at all times. We even played baggo in the front yard (we brought it, not provided by owner).
If your goal is to have a casual, comfortable environment where you can make the kind of memories that can only be made in a home, this is the place. If you have a group over 4 adults and each want private room/bathroom with turn-down service (and prefer not to laugh, talk, sip on libations, and enjoy some good times)...you should choose another place. Do it. You know you want to.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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St. Joseph Southwest Michigan
Fort Wayne, Inidana
5

Wedding week!

  • 5 of 5
We spent the week of our daughter's St. Joseph wedding in the McNeil house. (second week of April 2011)

We loved the "shabby chic" feel of the home....found it to be comfortable and a perfect place to soak up some very special time with our family.
The kitchen was very well stocked and we found that we had everything we needed to cook and enjoy time with our kids.

The wedding was at Shadowland Pavillion on Silver Beach....the location of the McNeil house was perfect for our family.

We so enjoyed the close proximity to downtown shopping. We took total advantage of coffee at Cafe Tosi's.....some wine tasting at White Pine winery...my daughters and I had a pamper day at Twin City Nails....my parents from Ohio loved the touristy shopping of Edgewater gifts. We even walked to our tux fitting at Landis!!

It was very nice to have the option of the downstairs bedroom(s)s...perfect for my "young at heart" parents...they didn't have to navigate stairs.

Just an overall fantastic week was had....the McNeil house suited us very well!! We can't wait to come back again!!
  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Car: not necessary

St Joseph is a charming little town overlooking Lake Michigan. It is unique because you can easily walk to the beach and the town from this house. Silver Beach is a fabulous beach and stroll the town known for charming shops and good places to eat.

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Availability & Rates

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St. Joseph House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Shoulder
Sep 9 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$500
From
$700
Fri,Sat
$2,100
 
 
off season
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$500
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Nightly rates START at $300.00 and go up to $700.00 a night depending on time of year, length of stay and number of people. The longer you stay the better the rate. Will consider three day weekends in the summer, but then expect to pay a "hotel" rate of $150 - $225.00 per ROOM, per night. Call to discuss details/options. Holiday rates may be higher. Please inquire. Thanks.
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Amenities

Amenities

St. Joseph House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • One and a half baths downstairs and one full bath upstairs. Bathroom downstairs is large and offers a claw foot tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 7 - 2 queen
  • The McNeil comfortably sleeps 17. There are two bedrooms down stairs and four large bedrooms upstairs. One of the bedrooms upstairs is open with two queens and one queen futon.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Toys
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • live theater
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • pier fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
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