UNFURNISHED 1BR AVAIL. JULY 15TH/1 YEAR LEASE. PLEASE CONTACT AT THIS WEBSITE

Sandy Lusher-Waterhouse

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UNFURNISHED 1BR AVAIL. JULY 15TH/1 YEAR LEASE. PLEASE CONTACT AT THIS WEBSITE

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

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 - 31 nights
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UNfurnished 1BR avail. July 15th/1 year lease. Please contact at this website
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St. Joseph Southwest Michigan
5

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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BEST PLACE TO STAY IN ST. JOE!

  • 5 of 5
We love this home in St. Joe! We've stayed at the Blue Spruce two years in a row with our 3 young kids (age 1, 3 and 4). It is the perfect size for a family of 5 or less and the location could not be better. A short walk down the bluff to the beach and a nice stroll into town. We love the set up of the bedrooms - nice and quiet for nap time and the sun porch is perfect as a game/reading room. The attached garage is an added bonus and the wagon available for the beach is a life saver! The home is nicely decorated and very clean. It feels like home (away from home) from the moment you step in the door. We recommend the Blue Spruce to all of our friends. It doesn't get much better in St. Joe.
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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GREAT LOCATION, CLEAN, COMFORTABLE, JUST LIKE HOME

  • 5 of 5
The house was just like the photos on the web site. It was clean had everything we needed. We just brought our beach towels, umbrella and beach chairs. A short walk to the beach and to the Bluff where all the action takes place. All the restaurants and shops within walking distance. Especially enjoyed Tosi for breakfast and takeout.

Sandy and Bruce have done a wonderful job
updating this lovely old house,while still maintaining its original charm.

The week we were there was the Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff. It showcases some of the finest artists from across the country. This year there were 216 artists displaying a wide range of mediums and artwork.

Silver Beach is one of the nicest beaches. Children love the Whirlpool fountain, the restored carousel and Curious Kids Museum. Great for young and old.

We will definitely return and would recommend this lovely home to anyone.

Joe and Carol, Noblesville, in

Would definitely recommend this home to anyone
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Owner's Response: We are so delighted that you liked Blue Spruce Haven as much as we do! Sandy
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ANOTHER GREAT STAY!

  • 5 of 5
This was our second year at the Blue Spruce Haven and it was just as great as last year. We have 2 children, 6, and 8 and have found this the perfect little beach getaway for a small family. the kids loved "their own" room and it is so much cozier and convenient than a hotel room for a week. We enjoyed breakfast and lunch in the house and then explored restaurants for dinner. The kitchen is spacious and the layout is perfect for a family with children with plenty of space. The garage, grille, wagon, washer/dryer and WiFi are definite perks that made things even easier. The owners were sure to make sure that we had everything we needed and they even called to see how things were going. Everything was very neat and clean and in good working order.
This year, the weather was a bit cool and rained a little, so we ventured to some wonderful side excursions that made for the "best days ever" (per our children). Saugatuck Dune Rides, Warren Dunes (for climbing), South Haven (for tall Sailboat ride) and exploring and Kalamazoo (wonderful Air Zoo Museum for kids) were all less than an hour away. St Joseph had the great Silver Beach playground and Carousel and we loved the ice cream shops and toy shops within walking distance. Blue Spruce is only a block or two from the beach and within walking distance of downtown shops. It is the perfect location for excursions too. The value is incredible also when you compare to nearby hotels, etc. A great find for making great memories! We hope to be back. ;)
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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THE PERFECT VACATION SPOT!!

  • 5 of 5
We had an amazing week at the Blue Spruce Haven in St. Joseph! The location is perfect - only a short walk to the beach or to town. The Blue Spruce Haven was very well maintained and had everything that we needed, including all kitchen necessities, DVD player, beach chairs, toys, wagon. The rental agent and the owners were easy to reach if we had any questions or concerns. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone that wants to enjoy time in St. Joseph. We did not have to drive anywhere all week, and it was nice to have a two car garage for our vehicle, stroller, beach toys, etc. The town was fantastic, with concerts, festivals, markets and so many great shops and restaurants within walking distance. If you want a perfect home away from home, the Blue Spruce Haven is the perfect place!
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Silver Beach

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

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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 16 - May 31
31 night minimum stay
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $85.00
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
Notes *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.
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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:
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Study Room
  • Gas Heating
  • Water Tank
  • Living Area
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Pantry Items
  • 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:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • winery tours
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
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