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June 25 - July 2, July 16 - July 23, July 30 - Aug. 6, Aug 13-20 STILL AVAILABLE

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Six bedrooms (with extra bonus rooom) 2 1/2 baths, sleeps 17

Location, Location, Location. On historic, brick lined, State Street right in downtown St. Joseph. An easy walk to Silver Beach, SJ Library, Krasl Art Museum and more. The house is classic, spacious and lovingly restored. Available for family reunions, weddings, retreats, workshops, etc. The house offers six bedrooms including a bonus adjoined room with a queen futon off the bedroom with two queens. There are two bedrooms on the first floor, and four (plus extra room) on the second floor. The downstairs bedrooms offers a twin bed and the other bedroom has a queen and twin bed. Upstairs offers a suite with a queen futon and two queens. Another bedroom offers a trundle (two twins). There is a large master bedroom with a queen and two twins and another bedroom with a desk and a queen bed. This pre-civil war home is nicely furnished with art and antiques, yet cozy and comfortable. There are two very large bathrooms and a brand new half bath. There is a formal dining room (with piano!) & eat-in kitchen. The living/dinning room are large and perfect for large gatherings.

Weeks and weekends available!: This house is large and available off-season for weekend getaways, reunions, small weddings, retreats and football games, etc. Very conveniently located to downtown and the beach. Closest house to town on brick lined street.

Please see our other houses on homeaway.

Sand Rabbit (6 bedrooms, sleeps 14) www.homeaway #309683

Emma's (3 bedrooms, sleeps up to 8) www.homeaway #317736

Sunflower (2 bedrooms, sleeps up to 6) www.homeaway #315880

More Details

Property Manager
Jennifer Miller
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017

About Jennifer Miller

I grew up in Michigan and discovered St. Joe on my way back home to Chicago. I purchased my first rental the Sand Rabbit about eight years ago. After renovating that house and a smaller house up on State St, I needed a break! One day, however, while walking downtown I noticed a 'for sale' sign at the McNeil House and it was love at first sight. I'm a social worker, yoga instructor, freelance writer and mother of two kids and a big, lovable chocolate lab. I really didn't want another 'project,' but I loved the historic (pre-civil war) home and, like a stray puppy, I couldn't help myself. The grand dame has come back to life!

Why Jennifer Miller chose Southwest Michigan

I have so many dreams for this huge house. I think it could be a bed and breakfast or a salon where cultural events are held. I love the idea of a tea house or selling artist work. I have lots of art and antiques (including my mother's piano) in the house and yet it's not stuffy or formal. It an AWESOME place for families to gather because of it's size and the location is the best. I'm the closest (and biggest) house to downtown St. Joe and the beach is a couple blocks away. Come check it out and fall in love for yourself!

What makes this house unique

Location, location, location.


St Joseph House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • One and a half baths downstairs and one full bath upstairs. Bathroom downstairs is large and offers a claw foot tub.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 7 - 2 queen
  • The McNeil comfortably sleeps 17. There are two bedrooms down stairs and four large bedrooms upstairs. One of the bedrooms upstairs is open with two queens and one queen futon.
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

June 25 - July 2, July 16 - July 23, July 30 - Aug. 6, Aug 13-20 STILL AVAILABLE
average rating of 4.8 based on 20 reviews

Excellent accomodation

  • 5 of 5

We were in St Joe for our sons wedding in April. There were so many of us from UK that we decided to rent the Sand Rabbit, Emmas House and the McNeil House. All the houses supplied the necessary equipment to self cater and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in St Joe and everyone said they will visit again. Thanks to Jennifer.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Big yet charming house blocks from downtown

  • 5 of 5

Very nice property with just a few blocks from the beach and from downtown. Great size for the amount of people that we had, and the overall experience of renting from Jennifer was very easy. I would recommend to Jennifer to supply a little more toilet paper and to make the jump in providing towels. The place is great and i would recommend it!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great house w/ a great porch in a great location

  • 4 of 5

A wedding weekend rental for 5 families...the location of this house was great for our needs. We walked to frozen yogurt, the beach, the carousel, pizza, farmers market and the children's museum. When we were at the house during the day, we enjoyed the outdoors on the porch. Bedrooms were a comfortable size. And we appreciated the pack n play available for our use. We would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place to celebrate Wedding Adventures

  • 5 of 5

My husband's and my family stayed in this house the weekend of our wedding! it was absolutely beautiful! it was so close to the beach and downtown that we were able to walk. There was a garden across the street that was beautiful for our pictures. The owner was very easy to speak with, which made the planning process easier. I would highly recommend this for large families and weekend getaways!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm thrilled that the McNeil House could be part of your wedding celebration and you loved the house and location. The garden across the street is also a lovely place to create memories. Thank you so much for staying at the McNeil House. Please come back and visit again soon...perhaps on our first wedding anniversary! Congratulations! Jennifer
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McNeil House-where memories are made.

  • 4 of 5

McNeil House suited our requirements perfect. Four families stayed here for a wedding weekend (& longer for some) & the room layout was great for each family to have their own space. Loved being close to 'Historic Old St. Joe' and able to walk downtown & to the parks and beach. I'd stay again in a minute.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for celebrating such a special time together at the McNeil House! I'm delighted that you found the house roomy and perfect for four families. We also love the location and being so close to quaint, downtown St. Joe, different parks and the beach. Please come back and visit anytime! Jennifer
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Wonderful wedding weekend house!

  • 5 of 5

This was a truly wonderful place to house our wedding party for an early summer wedding. Perfectly situated, spacious, and with a lovely porch, the house really has it all. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

St Joseph is a charming little town overlooking Lake Michigan. It is unique because you can easily walk to the beach and the town from this house. Silver Beach is a fabulous beach and stroll the town known for charming shops and good places to eat.


Rates & Availability

St Joseph House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
early summer
May 25 2017 - Jun 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 13 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
summer 2016
Jun 18 2017 - Sep 4 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 13 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 13 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Oct 10 2017 - Nov 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 13 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
off season
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 13 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $200
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change without notice. Will consider Thur to Sunday during the summer/shoulder season at higher nightly rate. Please inquire. Cleaning is $200.00 if sheets are supplied or $150.00 if you bring your own sheets for rentals that are less than a week. Holidays are additional.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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