LARGE, GROUP FRIENDLY HOME JUST FIVE MILES NORTH OF BENTON HARBOR, GOLF

Frederick Kidd

Speaks english
Sleeps18
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Contact the Owner

Frederick Kidd

Speaks english
Tell the owner when you would like to travel.
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

LARGE, GROUP FRIENDLY HOME JUST FIVE MILES NORTH OF BENTON HARBOR, GOLF

St. Joseph House Rental Photos and Description

7 Bedroom, 5 Full Bath Vacation Home With Three Floors. Shared Private Beach

This unique home is a great get-away for a large group of family and friends.

'The Darn Barn' was a large barn that has been redesigned into a 3 floor vacation home. The third floor will sleep 10 comfortably with 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths, complete with kitchen, dining room and living room. Sliding doors will take you out to the deck overlooking the yard where you can catch glimpses of the Lake through the trees and a stairway that will take you right down to the yard.

The 2nd floor includes 3 bedrooms and 2 baths and will sleep an additional 8 people. With a second kitchen, living room and second deck overlooking the yard which includes a fire-pit, makes this perfect for an extended family.

The ground floor of this home boasts a large game room complete with ping pong table, pool table, air hockey, darts, and room to play....

Our semi-private beach access to Lake Michigan is just 200 yards away and is shared with one other home.

Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Frederick Kidd

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
Speaks english
Sleeps18
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

3.8
based on 8 traveler reviews

Write a Review
Large, Group Friendly Home Just Five Miles North Of Benton Harbor, Golf
average rating of 3.75 based on 8 reviews
business
Large, Group Friendly Home Just Five Miles North Of Benton Harbor, Golf
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p919467
St. Joseph Southwest Michigan
4

BIG GROUPS, GREAT PRICE, LOTS OF FUN!

  • 4 of 5
Like everyone else says, its a great place to have a big get together. Also, you don't have to pack a thing. They have everything you need from propane for the grill to towels. I hosted a bachelor party there and I cant think of a better place to host it. The game room is great bc of the concrete floor (you don't have to worry about spilt beer). My only complaint is the stairs to the beach. No problem for me (I like a little danger in my life), however, if I was older, it could be a problem. Also, Jake, the caretaker is one swell guy.
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Large, Group Friendly Home Just Five Miles North Of Benton Harbor, Golf
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p919467
St. Joseph Southwest Michigan
5

THIS PLACE WAS PERFECT FOR A PROM GROUP

  • 5 of 5
I took a group of 30 kids up to the house and it was absolutely perfect for them. There was a game room where the kids got to play ping pong air hockey and pool and then there were plenty of bedrooms and beds to comfortably fit everyone. And thanks to both the second and third floor having enough bedrooms and space we were able to have the boys and girls sleep separately on the different floors without a problem. Then with a grill and firepit we were able to have a lovely BBQ and with a bluff across the street we were able to see the sun set over the water which is truly a sight to behold. Any big group would love this place and even small groups would have fun in this lovely house. Lastly the town of St. Joseph which was only about a 10 minute drive was so nice and cute I highly recommend people check out the house and that town!!!
  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Large, Group Friendly Home Just Five Miles North Of Benton Harbor, Golf
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p919467
St. Joseph Southwest Michigan
5

FEELS LIKE HOME

  • 5 of 5
My family just stayed up in the darn barn for her family golf outing and we couldn't have picked a better place to stay. Our kids and their friends stayed on the second floor and the wife and I where able to have privacy for the first time in a long time. I felt like I was at home.I will be recommending the darn barn as one of the best summer rental to anyone that asks.amazing place and great management
  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Large, Group Friendly Home Just Five Miles North Of Benton Harbor, Golf
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p919467
St. Joseph Southwest Michigan
5

FEELS LIKE HOME

  • 5 of 5
My family just stayed up in the darn barn for her family golf outing and we couldn't have picked a better place to stay. Our kids and their friends stayed on the second floor and the wife and I where able to have privacy for the first time in a long time. I felt like I was at home.I will be recommending the darn barn as one of the best summer rental to anyone that asks.amazing place and great management
  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Large, Group Friendly Home Just Five Miles North Of Benton Harbor, Golf
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p919467
St. Joseph Southwest Michigan
5

PERFECT FOR LARGE GROUP!

  • 5 of 5
For a large group, this place cannot be beat. We had a large group of golfers (10 of us) who were golfing Harbor Shores and other local courses and needed a place to stay for the weekend. We didn't want to rent individual hotel rooms and wanted to stay together. This place was perfect - we each had our own room and our own bathroom. I am not sure what the other reviews are saying about it not being clean. The local property manager personally cleaned the entire house before our arrival and was there when we arrived to give us a tour and ask if we needed anything. I really got the sense he was willing to help with any problem (which we had none). A couple things to keep in mind, however, the place does not have a direct view of Lake Michigan, but 100 feet away you are standing on a bluff 200 feet above the lake with one of the best views I have ever seen. The sun sets are incredible. At night time, you can see the lights of Chicago light up half the sky - truly amazing.

In summary, I can't imagine a better place for a large group. Two kitchens, tons of bedrooms and bathrooms. And they are all clean. 3 minutes from Harbor Shores and 100 feet from some of the most amazing views of the lake anywhere on the entire shore. I would come back and wouldn't hesitate to recommend to others. Deposit check came back within 10 days.
  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Large, Group Friendly Home Just Five Miles North Of Benton Harbor, Golf
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p919467
St. Joseph Southwest Michigan
1

DARN BARN NOT AS LISTED-NOT CLEAN, NO VIEW OF LAKE

  • 1 of 5
I am writing this review regarding our stay becauseI wrote to the owner about our unhappiness with the upkeep and have received no response!

Was there WiFi - answer was yes - in reality there was no WiFi and I was lied to that the previous tenants has stolen the router. Total LIE!
Was told to bring charcoal for the grill - in reality it was a gas grill.
Was told I would get a lockbox code - once again had to email the day before arrival and got a telephone number for the caretaker to call when we arrived regarding keys! The caretaker (who was very nice) said keys were left under mat at door - which they were not. After several calls we find out the door is unlocked and the keys are under the mat inside.

Unfortunately the “disgruntled guest” was quite correct. The first thing you see upon arrived is overgrown bushes and buggy door. The grass needed to be mowed. Then you get inside to the smell of mildew. The carpeting is so dirty and stained. The lower level was absolutely unusable - the pool table was covered in grime and crumbs. Stray cats running in and out of broken windows. Webs all over the ceiling area.

The next floor had such dirty windows you could barely see out of them. An empty beer bottle and used beach towels were left on the deck. The screen door was off the tracks. The windows were filthy. The window air units were a mess.

The third floor carpeting was not worn, but terribly stained, and the sofa was also dirty. One of the dining room chairs had a broken leg. We had 3 children with us - one, two and three years old so often needed to look for toys and between the sofa sections were so many crumbs and even some drug paraphernalia. The vents were covered in grime. The vertical blinds were falling off. The screen doors on the door walls were off the track. Some of the railing spindles were broken and we had to use tape to secure them in place.

The beds / futons in some of the rooms were not even usable.

There was absolutely NO VIEW or GLIMPSE OF THE LAKE (as advertised) from anywhere. The third floor deck was full of webs, dead bugs, and rickety. It was quite a hike (more than 200 yards) to the lake and it is advertised as a Beach View property. (your website site picture is a lot different than what we encountered)
As I previously stated, communication with your leasing agent was not good. Emails took long to respond to, questions answered that were not true, telephone calls went to voicemail.
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Email Owner Email

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
South Bend
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Michigan City
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Benton Harbor
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Shared, semi-private beach approx. 300 meters
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Harbor Shores
Car: necessary

Gorgeous, country setting just five miles north of Benton Harbor / St. Joe.

Some of our local summer area attractions are swimming in fresh Lake Michigan water enjoying the sandy beaches, boating, jet dkiing, sailing, wind surfing, fishing, blueberry picking, The Benton Harbor/St. Joe Venetian night, Peach & Harbor Festivals along with a kids museum, kids petting zoo, maritime museum including Tall Ship tours & sails. An assortment of music bands play on the river in St. Joe & S. Haven.

Want golf? The best courses are only 15 minutes. Harbor Shores is just five miles south.

Dune rides within 30 minutes. Nature trails are within 15 miles for hiking, biking, horseback riding and more. In the Fall, a drive on Michigan Circle Tour, Antique shops, or the Wine Trail are favorite attractions. Notre Dame football is a little more than 1/2 hour away, and there are harvest festivals and farms galore. The fun doesn't stop when the weather turns cold. Our winter attractions include ice sculptures, ice skating, sledding, downhill skiing/snowboarding & cross country skiing, all types of unique shops and cut your own Christmas trees all within 30 minutes.

Email Owner Email

Photos

Email Owner Email

Availability & Rates

Available
Unavailable

St. Joseph House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Base Rate
2 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
Summer 2013
Jul 5 - Aug 30
7 night minimum stay
From
$500
Thu,Fri,Sat
$3,500
$13,200
 
Discounts: 8 nights or more: $475 Nightly
 
Spring Rates
Apr 1 - May 26
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$375
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Discounts: 6 nights or more: $325 Nightly
 
June 2013
May 30 - Jun 27
2 night minimum stay
$415
From
$450
Thu,Fri,Sat
$2,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes 6% Michigan sales tax added to the nightly/weekly rate.
$300 cleaning fee

Tax and cleaning fees are included in Event Rates (Memorial Day Weekend, 4th of July Week, Labor Day Week)

$500 refundable damage deposit due with reservation
Balance due 60 Days prior to arrival. Within 60 days total is due at reservation
Checks, Cashiers Checks accepted. $500 deposit to reserve. Balance due 60 days prior to your arrival.
Notes July/August dates have a one week minimum, booked Friday to Friday only.
Email Owner Email

Amenities

St. Joseph House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Master Bedroom on the third floor
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Video Games
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • gambling casinos
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
Email Owner Email