'LITTLE COTTAGE BY THE SEA' AN EASY WALK TO BEAUTIFUL SILVER BEACH

Chris Vandenburgh

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
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'LITTLE COTTAGE BY THE SEA' AN EASY WALK TO BEAUTIFUL SILVER BEACH

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Charming, Two Story, 4 BR 2 BA Cottage. Can easily accommodate two families.

This charming 'Cottage by the Sea' has the best of both worlds as it is ideally located just two blocks from quaint downtown St. Joseph which offers a variety of shopping, dining, art and education. Just one block from the local library, art and children's museum and 5 blocks(easy walk) to beautiful Silver Beach and St. Joseph pier and lighthouse. The upstairs has it's own galley kitchen and eating area so it's a perfect rental for two families or one where the kids can enjoy their own space. With a good size living room/dining room downstairs, there's plenty of space for table games or visiting in the evening. There's plenty of room in the well stocked kitchen for those who like to cook. Two bedrooms upstairs and two bedrooms downstairs make it a comfy sleep for up to 8 people.

Amenities: Upstairs: 2 BR,(bedroom one has a double bed and bedroom two has two twin beds), 1 BA with shower; galley kitchen with breakfast nook, microwave, small stove and oven, and below the counter refrigerator.

Downstairs: 2 bedrooms,(Bedroom one has a king size bed and bedroom two has a double/twin bunk bed), 1 bath with tub/shower; fully equipped kitchen with oven, microwave and refrigerator; spacious and comfortable living room/dining area, full laundry facilities, cable TV, VCR and DVD player, CD player; parking for 2 cars in driveway; linens and towels provided. Other items available at special request: high chair, port-a-crib, stroller.

Activities: Shopping, swimming, sailing, dinning, kayak and other boat rentals nearby. All within easy walking distance. Library (only one block away) has computers for your use with Internet access. Children's museum and art museum also close by. First Sunday of the month (peak season) there are antiques on the bluff and a Venetian festival with a wonderful fireworks display in mid-July.

Area: Beautiful Lake Michigan (You'll think you are on the ocean). Beautiful, clean, white beaches designed for all ages with playground equipment for children, volleyball and beautiful lighthouse and pier, perfect for a romantic stroll. From St. Joseph the lake provides a wonderful stage for gorgeous sunsets on the water. If you want to visit the 'Windy City', Chicago is less than a 2 hour drive away or catch the train right in St. Joe for a fun, ride to Chicago's Union station.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Chris Vandenburgh (Owner)
Advertiser since 2004
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We truly enjoyed our stay at your "Little Cottage by the Sea". Great location. Great town. Great beach. It all made for a great time!!!
Jun 2006
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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.7
based on 6 traveler reviews

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'Little Cottage by the Sea' An Easy Walk to Beautiful Silver Beach
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews
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'Little Cottage by the Sea' An Easy Walk to Beautiful Silver Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p312062
937 304-9520
St. Joseph Southwest Michigan
Clarendon Hills IL
5

Loved the location . . .

  • 5 of 5
My family (2 adults, 2 teenagers, 2 younger children) stayed here. The house is in a great location, very close to downtown St. Joe and the lake, as we wanted to be able to walk to the beach and into town and did not have to cross any busy streets (Main St.) to get to either. We liked the setup of the house, as the 1st and 2nd floors each had a bathroom with a shower or bath, and the 2nd floor even had its own small kitchen with sink and refrigerator. The 2 teenagers stayed upstairs and it was like their own private apartment! The downstairs was spacious enough to have all 6 of us to eat together in the dining room. It was nice to have 2 spaces to park off street as we brought 2 vehicles. There is no back yard, but we didn't have a problem with that as we spent our time outside at the beautiful Silver Beach, downtown St. Joe, or doing other activities like horseback riding, mini golfing and go karting. I recommend this property for rent and would stay again.
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are so glad to be able to offer the opportunity that we have enjoyed for others to experience all the fun and beauty that St. Joe has to offer!
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'Little Cottage by the Sea' An Easy Walk to Beautiful Silver Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p312062
937 304-9520
St. Joseph Southwest Michigan
Indianapolis, IN USA
4

Awesome beach home with everything you need!

  • 4 of 5
We loved having an upstairs section and a downstairs for two families to share this home. The sheets and towels were high quality and everything you could need was available in the downstairs kitchen. The owners were kind and responsive, coming over with a fan when the day was hot and also helped us figure out the TV/Cable setup.

The weather was so nice after the first two days that we turned off the Central Air and opened the windows and were extremely comfortable with the ceiling fans and one portable fan.

Walking to the beach everyday was a joy. For those who have too much to lug down to the beach by foot, parking is pretty available for free on the street or you can pay $8 to park in the lot at Silver Beach.

One thing that I didn't see in other reviews was the fact that upstairs there are no doors on bedrooms and the room with double bed upstairs also houses the bathroom (which has an accordion door). For those who are seeking privacy and like the solidity for noise control of a solid door instead of a curtain, be aware. Also the stairs to the upstairs portion are extremely steep so would not be appropriate for young children or anyone with knee or hip issues (my twin niece and nephew were downstairs so it was not a problem).

The train table was a hit with the 2 year old twins and we used the beach umbrella and one beach chair everyday!

Thanks, Chris and David, for hosting us in this lovely home!
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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'Little Cottage by the Sea' An Easy Walk to Beautiful Silver Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p312062
937 304-9520
St. Joseph Southwest Michigan
Cleveland, Ohio
4

great location!

  • 4 of 5
We stayed at this property with another family during the summer of 2010; one family downstairs and one upstairs. It was clean and had great amenities, including full size washer/dryer as well as some books and movies. the open concept of the dining area and living room allowed us to all gather for games and conversation. The location near the library and short walking distance to beach one way and downtown the other was perfect. In addition, when overnight parking is not allowed due to city restrictions, extra cars were easily parked only a block down the alley in one of the public lots. We will definitely inquire about staying here again.
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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'Little Cottage by the Sea' An Easy Walk to Beautiful Silver Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p312062
937 304-9520
St. Joseph Southwest Michigan
Kansas City, MO
5

Guestbook Comment

Our family truly enjoyed our visit to St. Joseph and your cottage. Thank you for sharing it with us. It was cozy and had everything we could have ne...
  • 5 of 5
Our family truly enjoyed our visit to St. Joseph and your cottage. Thank you for sharing it with us. It was cozy and had everything we could have needed.
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2006
  • Stayed: Jun 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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'Little Cottage by the Sea' An Easy Walk to Beautiful Silver Beach
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937 304-9520
St. Joseph Southwest Michigan
Ohio
5

Guestbook Comment

My stay was enjoyable and fun! Even though we were there in the winter and had a snow storm going on outside, we were cozy and warm with plenty to do...
  • 5 of 5
My stay was enjoyable and fun! Even though we were there in the winter and had a snow storm going on outside, we were cozy and warm with plenty to do indoors.
  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2005
  • Stayed: Jan 2005
  • Source: HomeAway
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'Little Cottage by the Sea' An Easy Walk to Beautiful Silver Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p312062
937 304-9520
St. Joseph Southwest Michigan
Miamisburg, ohio
5

Guestbook Comment

Thank you for a fun time! The "cottage" is so cute and I want to come back in the summer when we can go to the beach!
  • 5 of 5
Thank you for a fun time! The "cottage" is so cute and I want to come back in the summer when we can go to the beach!
  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2005
  • Stayed: Jan 2005
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
South Bend, IN
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
St Joseph Quaint Train station
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Silver Beach
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
PGA
Car: not necessary

St. Joseph is a wonderful small town with one of the best beaches on the Great Lakes. Shopping, dining, activities for the kids, library, museum - and lots more - are all there, in addition to the great water activities - beach, sailing, fishing, simply hanging out in a relaxed and beautiful place. Nearby are wineries, fruit farms, state parks, sand dunes, quaint towns, antiquing. Two hours away is the big city - Chicago - and you can take a classic train ride to get there from the traditional small town train station in St. Jo.

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Availability & Rates

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
 
summer
May 3 2015 - Sep 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
Fall
Sep 28 2015 - Nov 29 2015
2 night minimum stay
$350
$1,600
 
 
Winter
Nov 30 2015 - May 2 2016
2 night minimum stay
$350
$1,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $300
online payment $40
Cleaning $80
Notes Service dogs and pets are allowed on certain occasions with a $100.00 pet fee.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Amenities

St. Joseph House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • River
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , upstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , downstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , downstairs- small, but adequate!
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , upstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , upstairs
  • Large downstairs bedroom with plenty of closet and drawer space. Baby 'pack and go' bed available on request.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Toys ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 3 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • golf privileges optional
  • swimming
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Long term renters welcome for winter (off season) months.
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