check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr

Keith Royal

Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

The Royal River House, Clean, comfortable and serene on the river

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Fair Plain House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths,****8 PEOPLE MAXIMUM ******

Welcome to The Royal River House. Have the best of all worlds. Sit on the grand front porch and watch the river float your cares away, or relax under a ceiling fan on the large screened rear porch and gaze into the cool serene woods. Have breakfast sitting on the rear porch with the birds singing to you. The winding stairs take you up to the master bedroom with a bath, queen bed, ceiling fan and a view of the river. The 2nd bedroom has a queen bed and ceiling fan, 3rd bedroom has 2 twin beds and a ceiling fan. The main floor features, living room with TV, VCR, DVD, surround system, dining table , full bath. A large, fully equipped kitchen looks out to the woods. Extra room with a vaulted ceiling with ceiling fan, queen bed, and 1/2 bath, looks out on the rear porch. Sit on the large wood deck along the river and have lunch, or build a fire and have S'mores. Bring your boat or wave runner and go for a ride. You can tie up to the floating dock. We also provide a complimentary beach pass to Silver Beach.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Keith Royal (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english


based on 24 traveler reviews

The Royal River House, Clean, comfortable and serene on the river
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews
Grand Blanc, MI

A Perfect Peaceful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend at the Royal River House. Our family enjoyed everything there was to offer, long dog walks along the river, fishing off the dock, kayaking first thing in the morning, coffee on the porch and a quick drive into the city for great dinners and shopping. The owners were easy to work with and the house was clean and welcoming. We hope to be back sometime soon and we would suggest the Royal River House to anyone looking for a relaxing peaceful retreat!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Five stars are not enough

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a place to unwind, our daughter (the school teacher) from her just ended school year and us from the rat race of the big city (Chicago). Our issue is finding accommodations that will allow dogs. When I stumbled on to the Royal River House the photographs and location seemed perfect. We enjoyed an added bonus when my sister and brother-in-law joined us, so the family reunion was in full swing! From the moment my wife stepped out of the car we knew we had found paradise. The pictures do not do the property justice. The accommodations were just like home. Keith and Kathy were friendly, honest and very helpful while showing us around and giving us the "nickel tour". After stocking up with supplies we parked the car and it did not leave the driveway until our stay was over. The neighbors were friendly. The dogs enjoyed the walks along the river (we did too). The morning mist on the river made for a very picturesque setting. The evening fire pit on the deck. The wonderful sunsets from the front porch. The peace and quiet were just what the doctor ordered. With this being a short drive from Chicago we will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Farmington Hills, MI

Serenity is an understatement

  • 5 of 5

Our family's stay at the Royal River House was nothing short of outstanding. We were there for a rest from the rat race and we totally forgot about the stresses of the working world minutes after our arrival. The owners were eager to please and the house was immaculate. They even allowed us to bring our dog.

Breakfast on the back porch, coffee on the wrap-around porch, and picnics on the St. Joseph River on the riverside deck was a dream. Unlike most river properties, mosquitoes and ticks are not a bother; the few residents on this street all have their properties commercially sprayed to eliminate these critters.

There's plenty to do in the area from romps in nature to fine dining and everything in between. Miniature golf, music, and dancing. We even enjoyed quiet walks in the evening, on the road along the river, meeting and chatting with the incredibly friendly neighbors. And did I mention no mosquitoes?

Our family and our Belgian Tervuren, could not have picked a more serene and restful venue. My only reservation in recommending this remarkable vacation home to you, is that once you know about it, you'll make it more difficult for the rest of us to stay there again. Do yourself a big favor and consider staying in this wonderful place. You won't be sorry.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Had high expectations, but they were surpassed!!!

  • 5 of 5

I'm sending this to supplement the written comments that we left in your guest book. As we said, we had a great time there ... multiple trips to the beach, toured a winery and did the dune buggy ride at Saugatuck and visits to a couple of our old standby restaurants (Clementine's Too for perch and Capozio's for pizza). What I want to add is that your photos don't do the place justice. Updated furniture in the living room, flat panel TVs throughout, comfortable rockers on the front porch, and a stainless steel refrigerator that's newer than what's pictured to name just a few things. You have a great place and we look forward to returning. Thanks!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for all the nice comments, we do try to make updates every year to help our guests feel comfortable.
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0

Comfortable and Charming

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at the Royal River House in June 2014 and found everything to be as described by the pictures and the description. It was very nice, comfortable as it provided our family a very relaxing stay. Great front porch overlooking the river gave us time to kick back and enjoy the wooded setting. Rooms were fine and the kitchen area was very sufficient. Thanks also to the owners for their gracious hospitality!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Comforts of Home

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at the Royal River House during the off-season, while we were between homes. I have to say, we were both pleasantly surprised at how comfortable we felt. The Royals, our gracious hosts, went out of their way to make us feel at home. We enjoyed the sunsets, watching the river roll by, and the breezy evenings. Top notch accommodations from which we were sad to depart. Do yourself a favor and rent this lovely home to experience true relaxation on the riverside!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Nearest Airport
35 Miles
South Bend
Nearest Train
10 Miles
StJoseph amtrack
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
exit 27 I -94
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Silver Beach, St. Joseph, Mi.
Car: necessary

We are about 15-20 min. from Silver Beach and down town St.Joseph by car, and 35-45 min. by boat down the St.Joseph river. Lots of wineries like Tabor Hill, if you like golf we are about 15 min. from Harbor Shores golf


Rates & Availability

Fair Plain House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 26 2016 - Sep 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning per stay $100
Refundable damage deposit $300

Holidays like Memorial Day, 4 th of July, Labor Day are charged the same as for weekends.
Refunds of deposits for reserving dates will be refunded, minus $50 handling fee, if the time can be re-rented. WINTER RENTALS month to month and tenants pay all utilities.

1/2 rent is due for holding dates with the remaining rent and the cleaning fee at check in. We also need a damage deposit, which if not needed will be voided within 5 days of check out.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enter dates to see total
Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


Fair Plain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • master bath - toilet , shower
    main floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    extra room - toilet
  • We have a limited amount of towels. So you may want to bring some of your own. We do have a washer and dryer for your use if needed.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • royal suite - 1 queen , with bath, ceiling fan
    queens room - 1 queen , ceiling fan
    jesters room - 2 twin/ single , ceiling fan
    1st floor extra - 1 queen , ceiling fan
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
No smoking on property!!

Partner Offers