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

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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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:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Chris Vandenburgh

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Property Reviews

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'Little Cottage by the Sea' An Easy Walk to Beautiful Silver Beach
average rating of 4.8 based on 18 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
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
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.
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!
Helpful votes: 14/15
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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
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
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.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 4/4
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'Little Cottage by the Sea' An Easy Walk to Beautiful Silver Beach
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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
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2006
  • Stayed: Jun 2006
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.
Helpful votes: 7/9
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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
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  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2006
  • Stayed: Jun 2006
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!!!
Helpful votes: 2/4
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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
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  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2006
  • Stayed: Jun 2006
We really enjoyed our stay here at the cottage. Everything was so clean when we arrived and everything we needed was at hand. We loved the location and enjoyed being able to walk to the beach and downtown. Thank you very much.
Helpful votes: 2/4
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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

St. Joseph House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
summer
May 3 2015 - Sep 27 2015
$1,600
7 nights
 
 
Fall
Sep 28 2015 - Nov 29 2015
$350
$1,600
2 nights
 
 
Winter
Nov 30 2015 - May 2 2016
$350
$1,600
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150.00
Refundable damage deposit $300.00
online payment $40.00
Cleaning $80.00
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

St. Joseph House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • River
  • Village
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Activities Guide
  • Living Room
  • Heating
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Telephone
  • Basic Soaps
  • Wireless Internet
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Stove
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:
  • VCR
  • Games for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Toys ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 3 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • 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:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • paragliding
  • wind-surfing
  • swimming
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • golf privileges optional
Notes:
Long term renters welcome for winter (off season) months.
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