CHARMING CABIN - LAKE MICHIGAN/HARBOR SHORES GOLF RESORT/PRIVATE BEACH

Kristi

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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CHARMING CABIN - LAKE MICHIGAN/HARBOR SHORES GOLF RESORT/PRIVATE BEACH

St. Joseph Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Landmark cabin beautifully renovated and appointed. 2 bed:1 bath. Sleeps 5.

This charming 2 bedroom cabin is surrounded by beautifully landscaped grounds and the elegantly sculpted terrain of the Signature golf course designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus at Harbor Shores. The private beach is just steps away.

The home features modern furnishings (Pottery Barn) and appliances, beautiful artwork, a soaking tub and separate shower. The 2 story living room has a gas fireplace and is crowned with a 12 candle iron chandelier.

Fluffy bath/beach towels, high thread count linens, heavy stainless flatware, Calphalon cookware, and attention to detail give you the ultimate 'Rustic Ritz' experience. Queen bed downstairs; Twin daybed, a second Twin bed and a Double bed in the upstairs sleeping loft. The LR sofa (downstairs) hides a bed. Be aware, the stairs to the loft are steep.

Discover why this has become the preferred destination for memorable anniversary and birthday celebrations, reunions and family vacations.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Kristi (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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About Kristi

Single professional woman living in Chicago seeks challenging project transforming neglected property into the most magical, charming home in Southwest Michigan. That unlikely match was made in 1999 and the vision was realized after many years of hard work and thoughtful investment. I love this home, as does everyone who stays in it! It is a cozy, comforting retreat year round. For several years, this has been my principal residence, and I think you'll find that reflected in everything from furnishings to flatware. I've been grounded in Chicago since the beginning of 2010 by a new business venture and so I've decided to rent it and share the experience. My goal is to exceed your expectations!

Kristi purchased this cabin in 1999

Guestbook comments from the owner

My friend and I both retired and decided to celebrate by meeting half way between where we each lived. From the moment I contacted Kristi, I knew that we would have a wonderful experience. The communication was great and also sweet, as she asks that you call her to make sure you arrived safely. My friend, who knew nothing of the cottage since I did the arranging, arrived first. When I drove in, she was waiting for me excitedly, showing me every enchanting detail both outside and inside the cottage. The red door welcomes you into a lovely and comfortable living room complete with leather seating and fireplace. Everything is immaculate and artistic. The town of Benton Harbor is charming as well. We both will be returning with our husbands, next time. This truly is a treasure.
Sep 2012
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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4.9
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Charming Cabin - Lake Michigan/Harbor Shores Golf Resort/Private Beach
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Charming Cabin - Lake Michigan/Harbor Shores Golf Resort/Private Beach
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St. Joseph Southwest Michigan
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5

Beautiful Cabin

  • 5 of 5
Just returned from a girls getaway and we loved everything about the cabin and the area was great! The cabin is clean, warm, and inviting and had everything we needed. We plan on returning for another visit. Thank you Kristi for sharing your beautiful home and being so easy to work with. You have a real gem!
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Charming Cabin - Lake Michigan/Harbor Shores Golf Resort/Private Beach
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St. Joseph Southwest Michigan
5

Cabin by the lake.

  • 5 of 5
I fell in love with the cabin in Benton Harbor the first time I saw the picture. When we walked in the door I fell in love again. It is so cute and cozy. Great for a get away. Very comfortable with four. Easy walk to the beach, a short block with about 50 steps. I hope to come back and can't wait. Easy drive to restaurants, beach, pier and light house. Lots of winery's and plenty of shopping. Property was clean and well maintained. I would recommend this property.
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Charming Cabin - Lake Michigan/Harbor Shores Golf Resort/Private Beach
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St. Joseph Southwest Michigan
4

Comfortable, Cozy Cabin

  • 4 of 5
As we approached the cabin I was impressed with the wooded beauty of the area. The cabin property is beautifully landscaped and offers a view of the lake too! The kitchen has everything necessary for cooking if so desired and the entire cabin is clean and comfortable. We walked to the private beach using the road. The beach was clean and not crowded which was great. The Harbor Shores golf course is just down the road which is really convenient. Downtown St. Joe is not far away so getting to everything is fast and easy. We have been to St. Joe many times but I have to say our stay at the cabin has been the best.
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Charming Cabin - Lake Michigan/Harbor Shores Golf Resort/Private Beach
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St. Joseph Southwest Michigan
5

Loved our long weekend here!

  • 5 of 5
This beautiful cottage was our first introduction to the VRBO experience. We loved our stay here! From the initial contact with Kristi to the second we returned the key we loved every minute. Her neighbors even went out of their way to leave a party when we couldn't figure out how to operate the fireplace. It is beautifully decorated with a combination of modern upgrades and eclectic art. The whole time we were there I could not believe that someone would be willing to share this beautiful cottage with others! I'm so glad that Kristi is one of those people!
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
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Amazing stay; thanks Kristi!

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at the cabin was amazing. We were looking for a small getaway from Chicago with out twin 1-year old daughters, and decided to give St. Joseph a go. We were not disappointed! The cabin was fantastic. It was spacious enough for our needs, in a quiet area full of trees, and with a quick access to a beautiful beach. The cabin is decorated very nicely, and is very functional. It has been almost a year since our visit, and I still remember putting our babies to sleep in the night by telling them stories while looking at the stars through the skylight, or lounging at the chairs outside sipping wine to celebrate a beautiful day's end. What made our stay even more special, though, was Kristi's hospitality (the owner). She managed to fit us into the cabin's busy schedule in very short notice (thanks again!), and even when we were getting late to leave because our twins got sick at the end of our stay, she arranged with her housekeeper to come late so we do not have to rush. Kristi also prepares a booklet with useful and practical information about the area, which proved quite handy. I am looking forward to visiting again when we get a chance. This cabin has already become one of our favorite destinations.
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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St. Joseph Southwest Michigan
5

Charming Cabin that feels like a Home!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I wanted a place to stay while we visited my daughter. This cabin was wonderful. It was totally refurbished into home and is well furnished. The kitchen is stocked with everything a cook could need. The living room has a gas fireplace that created a cozy warm atmosphere on those cold nights we were there. The stairs to the loft are steep so keep this in mind if you small children or have trouble climbing stairs.

Kristi goes above and beyond to make sure you are happy with your stay and stays in touch to make sure you arrive safely.

I just can't say enough about how happy we where we stayed here. We definitely will stay here every time we come up to visit.

The pictures look great but you have to be there to experience the total charm and history of this cabin.
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Chicago Midway or O'Hare
Nearest Train
1 Miles
St. Joseph - Benton Harbor
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 94 - Highway 31 or M-63
Car: necessary

Located on Lake Michigan, overlooking the new Jack Nicholas Signature Golf Resort, Harbor Shores and the newly renovated Jean Klock Park. Benton Harbor hosts artist galleries, music and dance studios, a blown glass foundry, coffee houses, superb restaurants and boutiques where you can enjoy gelato while shopping for hand crafted jewelry. Across the river (5 minutes) from Silver Beach and the numerous family-oriented attractions (Carousel, Curious Kid's Museum, Water Park, etc.) and downtown shops in St. Joseph, Michigan. Within 20 minute drive of South Haven, New Buffalo and Union Pier. Amtrak service. PLEASE NOTE: Google Map search address: 185 Prospect Avenue. The house is adjacent to Jean Klock Park to the north - on the small oblong/circle. The cabin is located within a five minute walk to the Higman Park PRIVATE beach, just north of Grand Blvd. It's a 50 stair descent.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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St. Joseph Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Autumn 2014
Sep 3 2014 - Nov 6 2014
2 night minimum stay
$185
From
$245
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,295
 
 
Late Seasonal
Nov 7 2014 - Jan 4 2015
2 night minimum stay
$160
From
$185
Fri,Sat
$1,120
 
 
Winter
Jan 5 2015 - Apr 5 2015
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$165
Fri,Sat
$770
 
 
Early Seasonal
Apr 6 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$160
From
$185
Fri,Sat
$1,120
 
 
Summer 2015
May 22 2015 - Sep 7 2015
2 night minimum stay
$285
From
$310
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,995
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$310
 

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Fee $75
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes If you book a Sat/Sun (w/out Friday) the weekend rate applies to Sunday. Holiday rates are 3 night minimum @ $235 ($705) for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter; 3 night minimum @ $310 for Memorial, July 4th and Labor Day.
50% of rent is due at time of booking. The balance (rent and tax) is due 30 days prior to arrival.
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Amenities

Amenities

St. Joseph Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Loft. Beds are separated by screen.
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The house can accommodate more than five (to sleep) but the limiting factor is a single bathroom. Please describe the composition of your party if you will be 5+.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
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