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Sandy Lusher-Waterhouse

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 90 nights

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2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 5

Where else can you have such an easy walk to the greatest beach and to downtown for fudge and ice cream? Come in & enjoy our spacious, apartment-within-a-home in a prime location at the corner of Lake Blvd. & Price St. The house overlooks the bluff & is a Quick Walk Down To Silver Beach or into town for ice cream, dining and shopping. We are just one block from the local library, Curious Kids Museum & Krasl Art Center. Silver Beach is rated as one of Parent's Magazines Top Ten Family Beaches in the U.S. We also provide free WiFi and Laundry.

Please read on to find out our pre/post season rates, cancellation policy, security deposit etc.

This apartment has its own outside entrance & has been completely remodeled & decorated. We offer 2 bedrooms, one with a queen four-poster bed & the other with two twin beds. A sun room with original stained glass affords a cozy retreat. The living room provides ample seating with large television and DVD player. The bathroom features tiled floor, new vanity and fixtures and full size shower and tub. The remodeled kitchen has new appliances, warm maple cabinets and granite-like counter. Washer and Dryer in the unit and a shiny red wagon to haul your 'stuff'' and kids to the beach!

Comfortable, Classy and Casual:

As a family that has rented beach cottages for many years we have done all we can to ensure that 'Blue Spruce Haven' is fully equipped and that your week is fun, easy and comfortable.

All You Need to Bring Are Your Beachtowels/Beach Chairs.

Amenities: TV/DVD Player, Air Conditioner, ceiling fans, new dishwasher, stove, microwave, toaster oven and Washer/Dryer. Propane gas grill, attached garage. All cooking utensils and kitchen supplies provided, all linens included (except beach towels). Double-bed air mattress is also available for extra guests.

Activities: St. Joe and vicinity has it All! Swimming! Sunsets! Beautiful, wide, clean beaches. Volleyball, people watching, kayak rentals, biking, fishing, hiking, golfing, sailing, trolley and carriage rides. Walk to dining, shopping, museums, cafes, bakeries and ice cream parlors. Walking/running/bike trail just steps away.

St. Joe is the perfect Lake Michigan Vacation Spot.

Many other attractions along the coast of Michigan! Free bike rentals in town, open air concerts, and more!

Area: Summer and fall festivals including: Fourth of July concert and fireworks, Krasl Art Fair, Venetian Festival, Chalk on the Block, Antiques On The Bluff (first Sunday of the month), Farmer's Market (every Saturday), outdoor Jazz Concerts, Tri-State Regatta & Sailing Festival. Boat owners can launch and slip their boats locally at two launches and three marinas. Wine tasting at the local wineries.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

Sandy Lusher-Waterhouse

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Hello all. Our names are Bruce Waterhouse and Sandy Lusher-Waterhouse. We live in Solon, OH which is a suburb of Cleveland. Bruce grew up in Niles, Michigan which is near St. Joe. We love the area and decided to purchase this property when it became available. We have frequently rented small homes or apartments for our summer vacation as it just made so much sense with a family of 4. This way you have all the conveniences of home but none of the chores, or telephone calls, or bill paying or...you get the point. It also significantly reduces your costs for the week! Please feel free to google us. I know it can be hard to mail your money off to a stranger! Bruce is an attorney in Cleveland and Sandy is Manager of Volunteers for a social service agency. Thanks for considering Blue Spruce Haven.

Sandy Lusher-Waterhouse purchased this house in 2005
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 90 nights
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average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews
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The Blue Spruce Haven

  • 4 of 5
We had a wonderful stay. The house was perfect for 4 people and close to everything. I only wish it was closer to our home. 10 hours is a long way. If ever going back I would rent the same cottage.
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Our Family enjoyed our vacation in St. Joseph :)

  • 4 of 5
The property is charming and the photos are very current. The owner called to confirm our arrival and to make sure we had all that we needed for a wonderful vacation, very nice. Its a short walk to the beach, shopping and restaurants. We can hardly wait to visit St. Joseph again. We have a 19yr old and a 13yr old and they LOVE this place. The weather was perfect, wonderful dining experiences, fun beach activities, and beautiful sun sets.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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loved it!

  • 5 of 5
Want to stay here again. Proximity to town great, wagon unbeatable for carting stuff to beach, morning coffee in sunroom a must after picking up fresh pastries on morning walk, garage handy for storage & parking, was clean, roomy, & comfortable. Would definitely recommend the Blue Spruce to friends & family!
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Adequate lodging

  • 3 of 5
The rental was in the perfect location. We walked everywhere we went. The beach is a few blocks away and cute wagons were provided to cart our youngest and all our essentials. The town of St Joe was a few blocks away as well where we walked several times each day for shopping and eating. For location, we give it a 10! The rental itself though, leaves a lot to be desired. It was clean which is important but it is very old. There were 2 air conditioning window units and the one in the 2nd tiny bedroom did not cool the space. The kids had to sleep in the living room instead on an air mattress. We had 3 fans blowing at all times. So, overall, we loved our trip to St Joe. The beach and town were wonderful!! The location of our rental was ideal and the owners were very helpful and accommodating. However, when we return to St Joe, we will likely select a different rental that is updated and with adequate air conditioning.
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Owner's Response: I am sorry that you were so uncomfortable. As soon as we heard the ac wasn't working we did replace it within 24 hours. The advantages of staying in the historic district are many, as you discovered. However, I suppose historic housing can have its drawbacks. I would like to state that although the home is a century home, we completely remodeled when we purchased Blue Spruce and the furnishings and all the equipment are current and updated.
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This adorable beach cottage is close to everything

  • 5 of 5
Blue Spruce was perfect for our beach getaway! The cottage is adorably decorated and had everything we needed to be comfortable. The beach is just down the hill and the shops and restaurants downtown are a short two block walk away. We loved the morning sun through the bay windows in the reading room. This was a great place to stay and we'd gladly come back!
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Great apartment in downtown St. Joe

  • 5 of 5
I stayed at 511 Price Street for 3 months and couldn't have been happier with it. The owners are wonderful people who really showed an interest in my well being throughout the stay. When I arrived the apartment was well stocked and had clearly been maintained at a quality level. Any problems that arose during the stay (and there weren't many) were handled quickly and included a personal follow up. They also kept it tastefully decorated and clean.

Additionally, the location is great. I was there for one of the worst winters we've suffered in Michigan and it was close enough to walk downtown for a decent meal on days when you wouldn't even want to drive. The covered parking was a great plus, too, in the winter months. When it warmed up, the proximity to the beach, parks, and walking path was really enjoyable.

The kitchen was large enough that we could keep a family of 3 happily fed and there's a laundry room with full size washer and dryer. All of the appliances are a little outdated, but they do the job.

The master bedroom is a good size and has a large bed and closet. The second bedroom was considerably smaller but should sleep children well. Speaking of which, there's an assortment of books and board games which make for good family entertainment.

Ultimately I found this apartment to be a nice, comfortable spot fort family and me. Thanks again!
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Silver Beach

Historic District. We are .3 miles to Silver Beach!

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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St. Joseph House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SUMMER
Jun 15 2014 - Aug 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
Post Summer
Aug 31 2014 - Sep 14 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
OFF SEASON
Sep 21 2014 - May 31 2015
90 night minimum stay
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $85
Notes The off-season monthly rate of $1200 is based on 8+month rental.

*If you need to cancel your reservation we will do our best to re-rent the property. If we do re-rent it we will gladly return your deposit minus a 5% service charge.
•Please understand that when you reserve your week you will need to send the deposit immediately in order to hold it for you. Thank you for your understanding.
To Reserve - send check for 1/2 your weekly rental.
•$200 Security Deposit (returned after check-out providing no damage)
$85 cleaning fee
Remaining 1/2 of weekly rental due with security deposit and cleaning fee due no less than 1 month prior to check-in
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Amenities

Amenities

St. Joseph House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
  • Lake
  • Village
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Secure Parking
  • Study Room
  • Gas Heating
  • Water Tank
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • There is an air mattress for an extra guest.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
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