Phillip Bernard

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 8 nights

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ROCKY GAP OVERLOOK

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4 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Bathrooms, 3000 sf. Sleeps up to 7 - 8

OUR RESERVATIONS FOR THE 2013 SUMMER SEASON ARE NOW CLOSED. Just 100 miles from Chicago, the Rocky Gap Overlook is ideally situated to provide access to area beaches, shopping, and festivals without the noise and congestion of in-town rentals. Just 5 minutes north of St. Joseph, and 20 minutes South of South Haven, this luxury lakefront home is perfect for a large family or a group of friends looking for that special getaway. Beautiful 16'x40' in-ground pool with sun deck. Relax in the deluxe Hot Springs spa , stroll down to the secluded beach, enjoy barbecuing and entertaining on the screened or the open deck, or just sit back and catch up on some recently released films on the satellite TV. Email for exact availability.

Weekly rentals only.

Sleeps 7-8 comfortably.

No pets.

Non-smoking.

Private pool.

Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Phillip Bernard (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
Speaks english

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 8 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Rocky Gap Overlook
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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Rocky Gap Overlook
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p161522
St. Joseph Southwest Michigan
Chicago
5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5
The house was exactly as advertised. A large beautiful home with lovely lake views in a quiet, pretty neighborhood. We used the screened porch every day.The beach was a short step away and the sunsets were breathtaking. It was a very short distance to St. Joseph ( a cute town with great restaurants ) and near wineries, the dunes, and shopping.
I also brought my Vespa and was able to enjoy riding around the area and taking some beautiful photos.
The owner was a pleasure to work with and very timely in responding to communications.
We look forward to visiting this rental again.
  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Rocky Gap Overlook
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p161522
St. Joseph Southwest Michigan
5

Regenerating Your Soul on the Grand Lake Michigan

  • 5 of 5
In September of 2012, I wanted a solo break and reserved this home during off-season. Knowing it was much more house than I needed for a solo get-away, I loved the description & proximity to so much. My experience was so tremendous that I immediately reserved the house for the summer of 2013 to share with friends and family. It's just too wonderful a place to not share! It offered everything I could have dreamed of for a vacation house. Just to name a few; long walks on the beach, magnificent sun sets-even while sitting in the hot-tub, and rocking asleep to the sounds of waves coming ashore! While every room is beautiful, the screened porch was my favorite for reading and just listening to the waves. The yard with its lovely flowers and landscaping is truly a work of art. And the pool - Ahhhh, the pool! The website accurately described all features of the house. The owner was very professional and easy to work with.

I strongly recommend this house as a family vacation, get-together with friends, romantic get-away, and yes, even a solo-get away. It will also comfortably accommodate grandpa & grandma as well as the little ones.

Monica McCarthy
Chicago, IL
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rocky Gap Overlook
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p161522
St. Joseph Southwest Michigan
Cincinnati, Ohio
5

Great Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5
Just returned home from this wonderful property last Friday, and thinks it's safe to say that this property is well worth the money. The house has tons of character, and the views are amazing. Leave the windows open at night and you'll either be put to sleep by waves crashing, or the singing of crickets and tree frogs. You'll spend a lot of time on the screened in patio as it offers great views, and a cozy atmosphere for sitting up with family and friends or reading a good book. Here is a little tip for the Master Bedroom upstairs..... Leave the air conditioner running during the hot part of the day (this will keep the room from being hot by bedtime), and when you go to bed, all you'll need is the cool night air to keep you comfortable. The rest of the house is great, as well. Wish it was on the market, to be honest. The pictures look great on here, but don't do the place justice. Loved the pool.

The Beach is very close. Not even difficult when lugging a 30 lb 1.5 year old up and down the stairs. Also, the beach is awesome. Soft sand, some nice granite rocks to find and skip on the calm waters (depending on the weather).

If you golf, bring your sticks. I didn't realize there was a championship golf course half a mile away. Harborshoreslife.com for information on the course... Jack Niklaus design. I was kicking myself the whole week because I wasn't smart enough to bring my clubs and spikes.

Make sure you eat at the pizza place down by Crystal Beach. We liked it best out of all the restaurants. Also, be sure to set aside some time to go and pick your own blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. Best blackberries I've ever had (extraordinary berry, was the name of the farm where we picked. It's only 7 minutes from the house.

So, rest assured, you are making a good decision by booking this property. Just don't try and book "MY" week, or I'll be sad.

Pat.
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Rocky Gap Overlook
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p161522
St. Joseph Southwest Michigan
5

Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5
The house and grounds were tastefully decorated with many thoughtful amenities. The house was large with plenty of space for several people. Views were spectacular. And the beach, as promised, is accessed just down the road. We had a great, relaxing time.
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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Rocky Gap Overlook
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p161522
St. Joseph Southwest Michigan
5

Great House!

  • 5 of 5
This house is great for an active group of people, we had plenty of room to spread out - both kids and adults! The hot tub overlooking the lake is a wonderful relaxing feature. We also enjoyed the new outdoor heated pool and beautifully landscaped yard. The furniture in the house and on the patio and by the pool was really chosen with comfort and relaxation in mind. This is a great location that is just minutes from St. Joseph, very close to Chicago for a day trip and right on Lake Michigan.
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Mag,
Thanks for the nice review. Have a great summer.
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Rocky Gap Overlook
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p161522
St. Joseph Southwest Michigan
Springboro, OH
5

Scott and Sharon

  • 5 of 5
We recently stayed in this lovely home. It is very comfortably and beautifully decorated by the owner's wife. Our two children live close by, and it was so nice to have a lot of room to prepare meals together and to enjoy relaxing. On 4th of July, we walked down to the beach to see the St. Joe fireworks . We could see them perfectly from where we were - just a few feet from the house! The sunsets over the lake were spectacular, and we enjoyed watching them from the deck, the patio, or the hot tub! Lasting memories will also include drinking coffee and reading on the deck, bike riding through St. Joseph, visiting South Haven, and eating at restaurants such as Shu's, Silver Beach Pizza, Papa Vino's, and the new Thai restaurant nearby. We loved it!
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Southwest Regional Airport
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Amtrak Station St. Joseph
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Interstate M63
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Rocky Gap Beach State Park
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Pump House Grille
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Harbor Shores Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Tim's Too

Golf: Located near the new Harbor Shores Golf Course development.

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Photos

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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St. Joseph House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
August
Aug 1 - Aug 31
8 night minimum stay
$425
 
 
September
Sep 1 - Sep 15
8 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
May
May 15 - May 30
8 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
June
Jun 1 - Jun 30
8 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
July
Jul 1 - Jul 31
8 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
My Standard Rate
8 night minimum stay
$325
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes A $1000 refundable Security Deposit is required for all Reservations. No Pets allowed. No Smoking permitted inside the house.
50% required to secure a Reservation. Balance due 30 days prior to your Arrival. Security Deposit due 7 days prior to your Arrival.
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Amenities

Amenities

St. Joseph House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Backpack
  • Parking Off Street
  • Alarm Clock
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Security System
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , trundle
  • One of the bedrooms has a convertible bed that goes from a single twin to two side-by-side twins. We also have a Graco Pack-'n'Play for a baby
Entertainment:
  • Books for Kids
  • Toys
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • arboretum
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
Notes:
Most of the rooms in our home have views of Lake Michigan, including spectacular sunset views from our back decks. We have a large, fenced yard with lots of room to play and pretty gardens. The entire home was redecorated in 2007. The entry level includes a more formal living living area with a large TV/DVD and seating for 8 -- a great place to enjoy a movie with the family! We have a fully stocked kitchen with all of the amenities. Our dining room seats 8 and looks out onto the deck and Lake. Watch the sunset from our our screened sunroom or relaxing on our chaise lounges. Upstairs is the roomy master suite with a king-sized four-poster bed, as well as a great view of the Lake. Downstairs is a family room with seating for 9, an area to enjoy a good book and a family video library (with TV). Go out the back door and enjoy our 6-person new hot tub or take a short stroll down our back stairs and across a small road to the beach.
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