KISMET COTTAGE: #1 DOWNTOWN CHOICE! SUMMER 2014 BOOKING NOW!

Cindy Barinholtz

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Cindy Barinholtz

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St. Joseph Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3BR 1.5BA Lovely, All New, Vintage Cottage-sleeps up to 8

Perfectly located in the heart of Saint Joseph. Superb for visiting! Don't settle for a cramped hotel room. Let Kismet Cottage be your home away from home! Get away to our CLEAN and super nice, Kismet Cottage House. Cozy enough for 2, comfortable for up to 8. Charming 1,000+ square foot, 2 story. 3 bedrooms featuring cotton sheets, down comforters and feather pillows New, fully equipped kitchen. New bathrooms. Main floor laundry. Kick back on the inviting 23' brick screen porch with couch and porch swing. Patio with gas BBQ. Tastefully decorated throughout. You won't want to leave.

Our guests LOVE us! (check out www.chickvacations.com for an awesome review of Kismet Cottage!) Don't let the low price fool you. We are the MOST popular cottage in Saint Joseph!

NOTE: I DO NOT update my calendar! Please e-mail or CALL for availability. I start booking for summer a YEAR in advance! Book early! Once you discover Kismet Cottage we know you'll want to return again and again

Your home away from home!! : After a long day enjoying all Saint Joseph has to offer, Kismet Cottage will be a welcome refuge. Watch a movie. Play a game. Have a BBQ. Relax on the brick enclosed screen porch.*This is the opening of a review I found at www.chickvacations.com (click on travel ideas, then Midwest, then lodging.) 'When you enter some vacation rentals you feel as though you have been deceived. The Kismet Cottage is not one of those. It is a charming little house in downtown St. Joseph, MI with three bedrooms and lots of comfy beds! The owner definitely takes a lot of pride in this vacation rental by the way the house feels and looks when you enter it....' Choose Kismet Cottage... because maybe it was meant to be.

Welcome home!: All the comforts of home including: WiFi, Cable TV, washer, dryer, dishwasher, stove, microwave, garbage disposal, pots, pans, bake ware, dishes, utensils, toaster, coffee pot, crock pot, new furnace with central air, outdoor gas BBQ, Stunning patio & patio furniture with gliders and picnic tables, umbrellas, CD player, cassette players, radios, alarm clocks, 3 TVs, 3 VCRs, DVD player, music, movies, games, books, puzzles, Complimentary popcorn and beverages.

3 bedrooms sleep up to 8 with 2 queens, 1 full and 2 twins. This area has something for everyone! If you are a beach bum, wine lover, shopper, foodie, music lover, art lover, crafter, fisher, boater, golfer, antiquer, walker, lighthouse fan, chocolate lover, skateboarder or fun-seeker, this area has it all. For your convenience, Kismet Cottage is stocked with local area menus, activity guides and brochures. Saint Joseph is the perfect vacation town. Park your car and stroll the brick streets lined with boutiques, museums, cafes and eateries!

Park your car!: Located on Broad St, 1&1/2 blocks away from the light at Main st. that crosses over into downtown.

2&1/2 blocks from the stairs down to the train station and Silver Beach and the all NEW Carousel, Curious Kids Museum Annex and Compass Rose Fountain & World's Largest Kaleidoscope.

4 blocks from Silver Beach.

Relax at Silver Beach, voted on of the top ten beaches in America by Parents Magazine. Experience an outdoor concert, Antique show or Farmers Market. Hike a lake shore path or wander out to 2 historic Lighthouses. Take in art gallery or artist studio. Explore the children's museum. Shop for clothes, toys, books, furniture, antiques and more. (Don't miss the original five and dime) Bring your boat. Indulge in fine or casual dining, chocolate and cafes. Enjoy the nightlife, festivals and events. Or... Take a short drive and explore nearby Benton Harbor, Union Pier, New Buffalo, Three Oaks, Coloma, South Haven, Van Buren State Park, Blueberry Picking, Wineries and more!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Cindy Barinholtz

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I grew up in Evanston, Illinois just 2 hours from St. Joseph. I discovered the area about 14 years ago and fell in love with it. I have traveled around the country and never found all the attributes that St. Joseph has to offer. I have owned Kismet Cottage for 8 years now and a year ago opened a fun novelty gift shop in downtown St. Joseph, State Street Stuff. In just 15 months we have sold over twenty two thousand items and were voted one of the best retail stores in southwest Michigan!

Cindy Barinholtz purchased this cottage in 2005

After searching for several years for the perfect St. Joseph Cottage we chose this property for a variety of reasons. We Love the location, just a block and a half from downtown. We wanted to be up the bluff, so as not to have to deal with sand in the cottage. This property had all the charm of the 100 year old cottage that it is, but has been totally updated in all the important areas.

We LOVE the 23' enclosed screen porch! There is a porch swing, couch and 2 chairs. It is the perfect spot to sit outside and watch the world go by. We also loved that the bedrooms are big enough to accommodate a King & Queen size bed!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.6
based on 11 traveler reviews

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Kismet Cottage: #1 Downtown Choice! Summer 2014 booking now!
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 11 reviews
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Kismet Cottage: #1 Downtown Choice! Summer 2014 booking now!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p321378
+1 847-644-2810
St. Joseph Southwest Michigan
Naperville, IL
5

GREAT COTTAGE! FELT LIKE HOME.

  • 5 of 5
This cottage really feels like home from the first time you walk in the door. We had 2 small children with us and they seemed comfortable right away. There is so much to do within walking distance of the cottage too. I will be staying here again next year!
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Cate,
I'm so glad you enjoyed your weekend! I bet you can't wait to have a full week there next summer! How lucky for you, that you got a prime summer week!
Thank you,
Cindy
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Kismet Cottage: #1 Downtown Choice! Summer 2014 booking now!
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+1 847-644-2810
St. Joseph Southwest Michigan
5

OUR 2ND VISIT

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time at the Kismet Cottage again this year - like last year the kids did not want to leave - the beach, cottage and all the activities available for our family were great. My parents and sister liked the fact that restaurants were so close by too. It was also great to come home to the comfort of a nice place after a busy day to relax and watch a little TV - thanks Cindy for making it such a nice place to visit!
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Kismet Cottage: #1 Downtown Choice! Summer 2014 booking now!
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St. Joseph Southwest Michigan
Naperville, IL
5

THIRD VISIT TO THIS HOME - GREAT TIME!

  • 5 of 5
My family and I just completed our 3rd visit to Kismet Cottage. And the kids are already asking when we are going again. The house is very comfortable and well-equipped, and there is so much to do in St. Joe's. I highly recommend this for a family vacation. Thanks Cindy!
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks Cate!
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Kismet Cottage: #1 Downtown Choice! Summer 2014 booking now!
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St. Joseph Southwest Michigan
Plainfield, IN
5

HAD A GREAT TIME

  • 5 of 5
Though it helped that the weather was wonderful, but the house, location, amenities were all great. We would highly recommend this stay. The ONLY thing we needed to bring were groceries and beach & bath towels. Even general cooking we already there! Beds were very comfortable and rooms were spacious. I had 2 adults and 3 kids all under age of 11 and never felt cramped. Easy walk for all to all attractions, restaurants, shops, beach. For those who prefer to drive, also easy car trip to beach if you want to bring coolers and toys to spend whole day. Beach is nicest I have seen in Michigan with beautiful views at town and beach. Thank you for a great vacation and cant wait to come back!
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: 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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Kismet Cottage: #1 Downtown Choice! Summer 2014 booking now!
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St. Joseph Southwest Michigan
OHIO
5

KISMET COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
Kismet Cottage was the perfect place for three generations of family members! The kitchen provided all needed cooking utensils/tools, and the dining table accommodating all family members. We utilized the outdoor gas grill, as well. The sleeping accommodations were roomy, very clean, and pleasant in every bedroom. The enclosed front porch was enjoyed by all for quiet reading, as well as visiting in the early morning and evening hours. The walk to town is about 5-7 minutes, and the beach is also within walking distance. Cindy, the owner, provided a parking pass for beach parking, during our stay. This was helpful for extended time at the beach. I would encourage anyone interested in a quiet place, close to town and the beach, to consider Kismet Cottage. Cindy has provided a beautiful, welcoming home away from home, and it is apparent that she takes great pride in Kismet, and care in every detail to make your vacation relaxing and memorable.
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Kismet Cottage: #1 Downtown Choice! Summer 2014 booking now!
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+1 847-644-2810
St. Joseph Southwest Michigan
Hickory Hills, IL
5

A GREAT WEEK

  • 5 of 5
Just came back from a week at Kismet Cottage and it is everything that people say in these reviews. The pictures don't do it justice. It appears smaller than it is in these pictures. Normally when you see a picture of a bed in a bedroom and another picture showing the other side of the room, the distance between the two is minimal. Not in this case. The 'Beach Room' and the 'Bonny Room', the rooms with two beds in each were larger than they appear in the photos. The third bedroom is smaller but the bed, a full size, was comfortable and perfect for two teenaged girls. It was nice to find a place that says sleeps eight - that isn't counting the couch! The other thing about the cottage is that it was so clean. There is plenty of parking behind the house. The first thing you discover when you enter the yard from the parking lot is a cute patio with picnic table, lounge chairs, barbecue and a well maintained garden and lawn. The video collection and book collection is extensive - much so that our teenagers wanted to stay up every night watching movies. The cottage is located close enough to walk to the beach, downtown or the nightlife but just far enough away to be quiet at night. And yes, the cottage is next door to the firehouse and never once did it bother us. We even went over, knocked on the door and got a tour of the place from the firemen. We would definitely recommend Kistmet Cottage to anyone who is looking to stay in St. Joseph's.
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: 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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Map

Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
2&1/2 blks from the stairs to Silver Beach!
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Players, Bouys, The Buck, Clementines, Ryebelles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Many to choose from!
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Clementines
Car: not necessary

Fall in love with Saint Joseph, MI. Less than 2 hours from Chicago on the shores of Lake Michigan and the Saint Joseph River. Walk to everything from Kismet Cottage located near the corner of Broad St. and Church St.! 1-5 blocks from Silver Beach (One of the top 10 in America; Parents Magazine!), Downtown Shops including Readers Choice award winner: State Street Stuff, Cafes & Eateries, Peddle Bike Rentals, Welcome Center, Festivals, Krasl Art , Curious Kids Museum, Library, Antiques on the Bluff, Farmers Market, Horse Drawn Trolley, Jewelry Making, Concert Band shell, Festivals, Saint Joseph River, Box Factory for the Arts, Clementine's on the River, Saint Joseph Boathouse, Kiwanas Skateboard Park, Riverwalk, & more!. 2&1/2 blocks to the stairs down the bluff to the Beach, Amtrak Train Station (take a day trip to Downtown Chicago, less than 2 hours away, by train!), Giant Carousel, Children's Museum Annex and lots of fun playing in the awesome new Compass Rose Fountain!

Other Activities: Horse Drawn Trolley, Art Galleries, Children's Museum, Skate Board Park, Outdoor Concerts, Ice Skating, Sunset Watching, Volleyball, Antiquing, Shopping (Don't miss the new 'Sate Street Stuff' Your eclectic, whimsical, funny, awesome & yummy STUFF Headquarters!), Cafe's, Artist Studios, Festivals, Farmer's Market, Monthly Antique show on the bluff and more!

Golf: Great golfing available! Just blocks away from the all new : The Golf Club at Harbor Shores, A Jack Nicklaus Signature Course!

Home of the 2012 and 2014 Senior PGA Championship!

The first of its class in Michigan’s Great Southwest, Harbor Shores is proud to present the Jack Nicklaus Golf Course. Recognized for the high standards of Nicklaus Design, The Harbor Shores Golf Club is destined to become a showcase for the Midwest. The18-hole course features three dramatic holes with sweeping views of Lake Michigan; 10 holes bordering the beautiful banks of the Paw Paw River, Ox Creek and its wetlands; and 4 holes through rolling hills, ravines, and a hardwood forest, truly a unique golf experience. There are several other great golf courses in the area. The closest being only a mile away!

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Availability & Rates

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St. Joseph Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Base Rate
2 night minimum stay
$120
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$798
$1,350
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 - Sep 15
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes $75 housekeeping fee. $300 security deposit.
50% down. 50% + housekeeping, within 30 days of check-in. Security deposited 2 days before check-in.
Notes Save $200 on 1st 2 weeks of June and September!
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Amenities

St. Joseph Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Lake
  • Town
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Water Cooler
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Shampoo
  • Parking Off Street
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Lobster Pot
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half Bathroom - toilet , washer/dryer
  • Brand new bathrooms! Upstairs had bath/shower. Shower has great water pressure, like a hotel shower. Downstairs has washer/dryer. Clean!
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Beach Bedroom - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Deluxe Pillow Top King Bed!
    Bonny Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Deluxe Pillow top Queen bed! TV w/ VCR & remote!
    Cozy Cottage Bedroom - 1 double , TV with VCR & remote!
  • King & Queen Pillow top Beds with 100% cotton sheets, down comforters and plenty of feather pillows! Room Darkening shades. Each welcoming Bedroom furnished differently. Like a Bed & Breakfast without the innkeeper. 2 bedrooms have TV/VCR w/remote. Master Bedroom has CD Stereo. Alarm clocks. CD Players. Cassette players. Fan. Clean! Clean! Clean! Take a look at the bed photos in some other cottage rentals. Then, come back and look at mine. People rave about the comfort of my beds!
Entertainment:
  • Toys
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • museums
  • playground
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • library
  • marina
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • walking
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • golf privileges optional
  • swimming
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
Notes:
I set myself apart from other rentals by truly being a home away from home. The last thing you want to do is drive all day and first thing you have to do is find a store for a sponge or something. I include Laundry soap, Dish soap, a new Sponge, Hand soap, Bath soap, Shampoo, Conditioner, Paper towels, Napkins, Kleenex, Toilet paper, Coffee, Decaf, Coffee filters, Sweeteners, Ice tea, hot Tea, Herbal teas, Microwave Popcorn, Salt, Pepper, Umbrellas, local Magazines, local Menu guides, Books, Games, Video & Music Library & More! 3 TVs with 95 channels of cable, 3 VCRs, DVD player, 3 clock radio's, 3 cassette players, CD players. This is not just a house with furniture in it. It is a clean,warm and welcoming Home away from Home. I also include OVER $600 in FREE local coupons and a Silver Beach, Beach Pass!
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