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Luxury Home on St. Joseph's River with Easy Lake Access

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Fair Plain House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Come and enjoy Southwest Michigan’s premier vacation community. Newly constructed luxury 4 bedroom, 3-bath single-family home just steps away from the St. Joseph River with easy access to Lake Michigan. Island Pointe Marina is the premier vacation community in Southwest Michigan. Just relax on your own private deck and watch the boats go by. Island Pointe Marina is a luxury private gated community featuring a clubhouse with a patio surrounding a heated swimming pool, hot tub, and lounging furniture. Enjoy walking along the beautiful riverside community and our nature area where a Gazebo offers panoramic views of the St. Joseph River. Island Pointe also offers picnic areas and play areas, which are perfect for a family picnic or an afternoon of fun.

Keywords: House

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2016
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About The Owner

Hi, I'm Dan and I hope you enjoy my home as much as I do.

The Owner purchased this house in 2005

Why The Owner chose Michigan

I have been an avid sailor for the past fifteen years, and every year I would do the Tri-State Regatta. The Regatta is a three day race which stops in each port overnight - Chicago to St. Joe, St. Joe to Michigan City, and Michigan City to Chicago. After several years of doing the regatta, I got to know St. Joe, and feel in love with its beach town charms such as Silver Beach and its cobblestone Main Street. A few years ago, my good friends purchased a home at Island Pointe( the development where my home is in). During a stopover in the Regatta, I bought the home and have never regretted it since. It's the perfect location only an hour and a half from home(Chicago), and as boater having your slip right behind your house - it doesn't get any better or cooler.

What makes this house unique

My home offers much more than the average vacation rental. When I was designing and furnishing the house, I went a little overboard since I knew I would be using it myself quite a bit. I only rent it to defray some of the costs of ownership, and spend several weeks and weekends there throughout the year. The house has all top of the line appliances, electronics, as well as the boat slips behind the house which offer access to Lake Michigan. The development offers a park, river walk, and a community pool and club house. Pretty much everything you'd find at a luxury resort. I hope you enjoy it as I do.


based on 6 traveler reviews

Luxury Home on St. Joseph's River with Easy Lake Access
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

We spent the week in the house the week my son was getting married. Staying here made getting prepared for the big event easy. The house is very clean, spacious and fully stocked with everything you could need. Sitting on the porch helped us all relax in a stressful time.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

We spent a long weekend enjoying St. Joseph and area wineries. The house was very clean and nicely decorated. All four bedrooms were spacious and very comfortable. We had six adults and there was plenty of room for all of us. Fully stocked kitchen. The porch was great. My husband loved the sound system. The landscaping and grounds of the gated community were beautiful.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peru Il

2 couples from IL

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a great weekend at this house. The house is very well stocked with everything you need. Great location, beautiful view from the porch. Would highly recommend this rental. Hope to come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Indianapolis, IN

Enjoyable week!!

  • 5 of 5

My adult children, their spouses, and my grandchildren spent an enjoyable week at this home. The bedrooms were spacious, the kitchen and living area very adequate, and the porch wonderful. We spent lots of time on the porch enjoying the boat traffic on the river! The gated community offered a nice pool and hot tub, a gazebo with a great view of the river, and a playground for the kids. We were close to Silver Beach and wineries and breweries. It was a great week!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We came to town for our annual girls weekend away. The location is really nice. Quiet. Great house and we really enjoyed the back porch. The pool and fire pit was definitely a plus. We would recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Naperville, IL

Great Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year we rented this home for a 2 week summer getaway. The location is very convenient for all of our family to gather from different areas. The house has everything to make our stay very enjoyable. No need to bring anything except food. The house is very clean and just a short drive to downtown and the beach. The gated community has it's own pool and playground for the kids.

Thanks Dan for sharing your house with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
South Bend Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Interstate 94
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Car: recommended

From Silver Beach to its quaint shops and fine restaurants, St. Joseph offers a vacation experience that is second to none. Whether you’re a couple looking for a romantic getaway or a family looking for a vacation, St. Joe’s has the answer with a myriad of things to do. Boating, fishing, and water sports are prime summer activities, not to mention the concerts in the park, and numerous special events such as Venetian night and 4th of July Festivities. Also Silver Beach has been rated one of the top 10 beaches in the country, so come out and enjoy St. Joe’s.

Other Activities: Southwest Michigan's Wine Country


Rates & Availability

Fair Plain House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
Apr 28 2017 - Jun 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 23 2017 - Sep 4 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $975
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are subject to change without notice. Rates may increase for Holidays and Special Events.
Security Deposit of $975 required for all stays over 4 days and $500 for stays less than 4 days. Security Deposit is refundable pending inspection of the property assuming no damage. Monthly Rates Include all Utilities plus Cable, Phone, and Internet. Cleaning Fee is $200 for stays 3 days or longer and $100 for less than 3 days.
Security Deposit payment due with reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Fair Plain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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