SEVEN HOUSES TO THE BEACH, QUAINT, CHARMING, HAND PAINTED COTTAGE

Jennifer Miller

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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SEVEN HOUSES TO THE BEACH, QUAINT, CHARMING, HAND PAINTED COTTAGE

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Three bedrooms, 1.5 baths, Sleeps 6-8

Emma's Cottage is a vintage farmhouse that sits on a wooded lot. Watch the bird from the porch of your secluded backyard. The house is casual and comfortable and offers three bedrooms and 1 1/2 baths. The house is spacious offering two floors with a large living room and separate dinning room. The hand painted floors add charm to the house.

The location is ideal, only seven houses from Silver Beach and an easy walk to quaint downtown St. Joseph. New, fully furnished kitchen has microwave and dishwasher and is fully equipped. Bathrooms have all new vanities, flooring, sinks and fixtures. Three large bedrooms with sleeping arrangements for 8 people (one queen, two doubles and two twins). Separate dining room and living room allows for a large common area. Barbecue in your private back yard with the charcoal grill.

A very easy walk to Silver Beach and to town.

BR B Amenities: /B BR TV, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, books and games for the kids.

BR B Activities: /B BR Lake Michigan Beaches! Swimming, fishing, walk to historic downtown St. Joe, Curious Kid's Musuem, Krasal Art Center, Festivals, walking trail, volleyball and playground on the Silver Beach--ranked 'top 10 family beaches by Parents Magazine.

Two hours from Chicago, less than four from Detroit, one hour from Kalamazoo, and about three hours from Indianapolis. Amtrak runs to/from Chicago each day. Easy walk to train and everywhere in St. Joseph. Tracks are behind house.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Jennifer Miller (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2004
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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SEVEN houses to the beach, quaint, charming, hand painted cottage
average rating of 4.076923 based on 13 reviews
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SEVEN houses to the beach, quaint, charming, hand painted cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p317736
+1 2693691003
St. Joseph Southwest Michigan
lafayette,in
5

Wonderful Week

  • 5 of 5
My family and I just returned from a wonderful week together at Emma's. The house was just the right size for us-3 adults(myself,mother and brother), 2 children with other family members popping in and out. We liked the two small porches and the painted floors. Having 2 bathrooms was great and the kitchen was quite large. We also enjoyed the trains going by and all of the wildlife in the backyard.
Our children are 4 years old and could easily walk or be pulled in a wagon to the beach. They enjoyed the water, sand, and playground. We could also pull them to town or ride their bikes along the beach. We were very surprised how great the Children's Museum was inside. Don't be fooled by its humble exterior. It's amazing! We also loved the pizza place at the train station and the resturant 'Port'.
Finally the owners were wonderful. They always answered all of our question and were continually kind to us. Thanks for a great week!
  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are delighted that you enjoyed Emma's Cottage and all that St. Joe has to offer! Please come back and visit again soon. Jennifer
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SEVEN houses to the beach, quaint, charming, hand painted cottage
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St. Joseph Southwest Michigan
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Needs some major updating

  • 2 of 5
We stayed at this rental for a week at the end of July...two young children, my husband and I, and my parents. The location is great...5 minute walk to the beach or to downtown. It was really nice not to have to do a lot of driving while there. However...it is quite apparent that this rental is in need of some major TLC. Everything from the furniture, rugs, comforters, mattresses, etc is old and worn. Even the exterior of the house needs work...the landscaping was pretty bad, with weeds everywhere. Also, it's an older home and therefore has no central air...though it does have two window units. Unfortunately only one bedroom has a window unit (the other is in the main living area). Good thing it wasn't hot while we were in town! The house has a lot of potential, but I would not recommend this property in its current state.
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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SEVEN houses to the beach, quaint, charming, hand painted cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p317736
+1 2693691003
St. Joseph Southwest Michigan
2

Photos out-dated; needs upkeep. NOT accessible!

  • 2 of 5
The photos on the website are several years old. The indoor photos must have been taken with artificial light; it is not bright and cheery. The property, inside and out, badly needs upkeep, repairs and cleaning. We repaired the deck rail and screen door ourselves for safety. Jennifer said the handyman quit that week. She has promised a new cleaning person and handyman and a major overhaul to the property this fall, including the dirty painted floors. So ask for updated photos!
The property is listed as wheelchair accessible. It is NOT! There is a wood ramp on the side of the house, but a wheelchair can not get to it from the front yard and there is a BIG step from the back porch into the house.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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SEVEN houses to the beach, quaint, charming, hand painted cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p317736
+1 2693691003
St. Joseph Southwest Michigan
4

Great weekend stay

  • 4 of 5
My family and I had a wonderful weekend at Emma's Cottage. Such short stay, but it was a wonderful location. Very close to the beach and the town -all walking distance. We definitely want to go back in the summer. Emma's cottage was really comfortable for our whole family- plenty of room! Thanks Jennifer!
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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SEVEN houses to the beach, quaint, charming, hand painted cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p317736
+1 2693691003
St. Joseph Southwest Michigan
Frankfort, Indiana
4

June 2012

  • 4 of 5
The location of this house is perfect. The house was clean and cute. It fit all of our family without problems. I would recommend to family and friends alike. The agreement was easily worked out on short notice, which was a huge plus..
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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SEVEN houses to the beach, quaint, charming, hand painted cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p317736
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St. Joseph Southwest Michigan
Willowbrook, IL
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Emma's Cottage

Emma's Cottage
  • 4 of 5
We stayed at Emma's Beach Walk Cottage July 31-August 7, 2011. My husband and I and our 3 grandchildren spent a fabulous week at this charming house near the beach. The location was really perfect ~ just a short walk to the beach and to town. The grandkids loved the Children's Museum in town where we spent almost an entire day. We walked into town in the evenings for pizza or ice cream or to enjoy the waterpark and merry-go-round. The beach was awesome and the weather was perfect. There is a bike trail right across the street from the cottage that we enjoyed as well. We also enjoyed having the train behind us, as the kids loved to put pennies on the tracks and were amazed to find them flattened the next day. I would really recommend this wonderful cottage to anyone coming to St. Joe for a vacation by the beach.
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Car: recommended

Walk to town, walk to beach. Easy 1/2 hour drive to Casinos, Outlet Malls. Walk to Amtrak Station and head to Chicago for the day.

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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
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Parking ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Oven ...
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Grill
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half Bath - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • coin laundry
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • golf privileges optional
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
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