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Rocky Gap Overlook near romantic St Joseph, MI

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 8 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Bathrooms, 3000 sf. Sleeps up to 7 adults.

***Reservations for Summer and Fall - 2017 are now OPEN.***

Just 100 miles from Chicago, the Rocky Gap Overlook is ideally situated to provide access to area beaches, shopping, and festivals without the noise and congestion of in-town rentals. Just 5 minutes north of St. Joseph, and 20 minutes South of South Haven, this luxury lakefront home is perfect for a large family or a group of friends looking for that special getaway. Beautiful 16'x40' in-ground pool with sun deck. Relax in the deluxe Hot Springs spa , stroll down to the newly redesigned beach, enjoy barbecuing and entertaining on the screened or the open deck, or just sit back and catch a memorable sunset with friends. Email for exact availability.

Weekly rentals only.

Sleeps 7 comfortably.

No pets.


Private pool.

More Details

Phillip Bernard
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2017


Benton Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , trundle
  • One of the bedrooms has a convertible bed that goes from a single twin to two side-by-side twins. We also have a Graco Pack-'n'Play for a baby
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Most of the rooms in our home have views of Lake Michigan, including spectacular sunset views from our back decks. We have a large, fenced yard with lots of room to play and pretty gardens. The entire home was redecorated in 2007. The entry level includes a more formal living living area with a large TV/DVD and seating for 8 -- a great place to enjoy a movie with the family! We have a fully stocked kitchen with all of the amenities. Our dining room seats 8 and looks out onto the deck and Lake. Watch the sunset from our our screened sunroom or relaxing on our chaise lounges. Upstairs is the roomy master suite with a king-sized four-poster bed, as well as a great view of the Lake. Downstairs is a family room with seating for 9, an area to enjoy a good book and a family video library (with TV). Go out the back door and enjoy our 6-person hot tub or take a short stroll down our back stairs and across a small road to the beach.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Rocky Gap Overlook near romantic St Joseph, MI
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly as advertised. A large beautiful home with lovely lake views in a quiet, pretty neighborhood. We used the screened porch every day.The beach was a short step away and the sunsets were breathtaking. It was a very short distance to St. Joseph ( a cute town with great restaurants ) and near wineries, the dunes, and shopping.

I also brought my Vespa and was able to enjoy riding around the area and taking some beautiful photos.

The owner was a pleasure to work with and very timely in responding to communications.

We look forward to visiting this rental again.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous Home!

  • 5 of 5

This home was a perfect way for our family to celebrate me and my husband's "special" birthday. It was the perfect size for us, our two grown children, their spouses and our 2 young grandchildren. The home was very roomy and designed in such a way that if anyone wanted a little quiet time-they could easily find a private little spot. The home was clean and was equipped with just about anything you would need. The manager was just a call away - ready to help with whatever we needed. The large dining room table is perfectly placed to view the amazing sunsets!! The grounds were absolutely many flowers in bloom!! We were lucky enough to have amazing weather! The inground pool was so convenient. The automatic pool cover was very helpful and kept our little ones safe. The private beach is just a 2 minute walk away. A short 15-20 minute walk on the beach brings you to a nice public beach . Golf and berry picking was enjoyed by all! Downtown St. Joseph is a 5 minute drive away and has several shops, many restaurants, a children's museum, a splash pad, a carousel and another beach. Young and old - we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We can't wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Huge home, Perfect Location, Perfect Pool

  • 4 of 5

We hope to stay at this home again. Perfect location to visit beautiful St. Joe and South Haven and a beautiful quiet neighborhood with a beach across the street that was practically private. This home is enormous, with great updated furnishings, and has a dozen or two cozy corners to enjoy the magazine worthy garden, pool, and Lake Michigan view. The kitchen and bathrooms are dated but charming and very, very clean, The kitchen has amazing new appliances. Be prepared that the kitchen is not open to the eating area and there is no eating area outdoors but there is a large dining room with a beautiful view of the lake. We had some housekeeping issues that were rectified as the owner and caretaker are more attentive than we have ever experienced in a vacation rental. Do not miss Tisconia Beach, Sarrett Nature Center, Mason Jar Cafe.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cleveland, OH

Wow, what an amazing place

  • 5 of 5

This was our third time vacationing in St. Joe's but the first time at this home. This place is amazing. From the moment we pulled in, we could see the pool (it was perfect all week), the beautiful grounds, and Lake Michigan (wow, that view!!). Inside, everything was clean and taken care of. House provided plenty of towels to go around. We were there with my in laws and us (family of 4; 2 young boys) and we also had a friend and her family stay for a couple of days. My 3 1/2 and 5 1/2 LOVED their room, they made it into a little fort. Every morning we all went into the sunroom, opened the windows, and just enjoyed hearing the waves and watching the water. This was probably the most relaxing vacation we have been on so far!!

Anyone looking to rent a house, I could not recommend this place more!!

Thanks for everything!!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are very welcome. Thanks for the Great review, and keep us in mind for next year. Phillip
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Regenerating Your Soul on the Grand Lake Michigan

  • 5 of 5

In September of 2012, I wanted a solo break and reserved this home during off-season. Knowing it was much more house than I needed for a solo get-away, I loved the description & proximity to so much. My experience was so tremendous that I immediately reserved the house for the summer of 2013 to share with friends and family. It's just too wonderful a place to not share! It offered everything I could have dreamed of for a vacation house. Just to name a few; long walks on the beach, magnificent sun sets-even while sitting in the hot-tub, and rocking asleep to the sounds of waves coming ashore! While every room is beautiful, the screened porch was my favorite for reading and just listening to the waves. The yard with its lovely flowers and landscaping is truly a work of art. And the pool - Ahhhh, the pool! The website accurately described all features of the house. The owner was very professional and easy to work with.

I strongly recommend this house as a family vacation, get-together with friends, romantic get-away, and yes, even a solo-get away. It will also comfortably accommodate grandpa & grandma as well as the little ones.

Monica McCarthy

Chicago, IL

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cincinnati, Ohio

Great Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

Just returned home from this wonderful property last Friday, and thinks it's safe to say that this property is well worth the money. The house has tons of character, and the views are amazing. Leave the windows open at night and you'll either be put to sleep by waves crashing, or the singing of crickets and tree frogs. You'll spend a lot of time on the screened in patio as it offers great views, and a cozy atmosphere for sitting up with family and friends or reading a good book. Here is a little tip for the Master Bedroom upstairs..... Leave the air conditioner running during the hot part of the day (this will keep the room from being hot by bedtime), and when you go to bed, all you'll need is the cool night air to keep you comfortable. The rest of the house is great, as well. Wish it was on the market, to be honest. The pictures look great on here, but don't do the place justice. Loved the pool.

The Beach is very close. Not even difficult when lugging a 30 lb 1.5 year old up and down the stairs. Also, the beach is awesome. Soft sand, some nice granite rocks to find and skip on the calm waters (depending on the weather).

If you golf, bring your sticks. I didn't realize there was a championship golf course half a mile away. for information on the course... Jack Niklaus design. I was kicking myself the whole week because I wasn't smart enough to bring my clubs and spikes.

Make sure you eat at the pizza place down by Crystal Beach. We liked it best out of all the restaurants. Also, be sure to set aside some time to go and pick your own blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. Best blackberries I've ever had (extraordinary berry, was the name of the farm where we picked. It's only 7 minutes from the house.

So, rest assured, you are making a good decision by booking this property. Just don't try and book "MY" week, or I'll be sad.


  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Southwest Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Pump House Grille
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Harbor Shores Golf Club
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Amtrak Station St. Joseph
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Interstate M63
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Silver Beach Pizza
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Rocky Gap Beach State Park
Car: recommended

Golf: Located near the new Harbor Shores Golf Course development.


Rates & Availability

Benton Harbor House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2017 - Jun 28 2017
8 night minimum stay
Jun 29 2017 - Aug 31 2017
8 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
8 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning & Maint. Fee $300

A $1000 refundable Security Deposit is required for all Reservations. No Pets allowed. No Smoking permitted inside the house.

50% required to secure a Reservation. Balance due 30 days prior to your Arrival. Security Deposit due 7 days prior to your Arrival.

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