|Space||2,500 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Welcome to Marina Island and the Island Point Marina community!
Beautiful dark hardwood floors on 1st level. Open dining area to seat large groups overlooking picturesque St. Joseph River. Upper and lower decks also overlook water and nearby marinas. Cookout using our Weber gas grill and watch the boats float by. Walk to quaint downtown St. Joseph or nearby, top-rated, Silver Beach. Tons to do in the area!
Large MBR and bath with soaker tub. All BRs upstairs have walk in closets. Second bedroom attached to full bath. Third bedroom is a kid's bunk room with trundle to sleep 4. Bonus family room upstairs on river side with plenty of seating, access to upper deck and 42' LCD HD TV...great room to hang out or entertain!
Don't forget the community pool just three doors away...and the playground...and the gazebo for evening strolls.
Watch amazing sunsets in town and stop for ice cream at Kilwins.
Nearby activities: Local Beaches and parks - This link provides more information on the great beaches nearby.
Grand Mere State Park -
Warren Dunes State Park -
Van Buren State Park -
Sarett Nature Center - great for hikes, seeing wildlife and educational...don't miss the tortoise or the boa feedings!
City of St. Joseph, MI - Information about the town can be found here -
Other Southwest Michigan Activities: You can do your own web searches for some of the following sights within a couple of hours driving distance from St. Joe
South Haven, MI - Great little MI beach town only 30 minutes north of St. Joe.
New Buffalo, MI - Four Winds Casino at Exit 1, lovely downtown with beaches, home of Redimaks for great burgers.
Saugatuck, MI - Lovely art friendly community about 45 minute drive from St. Joe.
Michigan Adventure - Closest and only amusement park in Southwest MI located near Muskegon. About a 1.5 hour drive.
Meijer Sculpture Garden - Located about 1.5 hours away in Grand Rapids, MI
Holland, MI - Great shopping in downtown. Windmill. Tunnel Park. Outlet shopping. All located less than an hour drive up Rt. 31.
Michigan City, IN - Great Outlet shopping and casino gambling all about 45 minute drive from St. Joe.
The home is owned by two related families. We reside in the Southwest Suburbs of Chicago and have been the sole owners of this home. We regularly use the home for personal enjoyment.
Christine Svab / ACE Properties LLC purchased this house in 2007
It is decorated with personal touches. The home is situated within a short walk or drive to many great beaches and activities throughout Southwest Michigan.
Close to vineyards and wine tasting in Southwest Michigan. Nearby orchards are popular for cherry, peach and apple picking throughout the season.
Many recreational bike trails throughout town with access to Harbor Shores scenic golf course, local beaches and scenic downtown St Joseph, MI
Direct access to the St Joe River and nearby Paw Paw River for exceptional kayaking or canoe adventures. Boat slip availability for Lake Michigan or river cruises. Popular water sports an option with jet ski rentals at nearby marinas on the island or in Benton Harbor.
Amazing restaurants all over town include Schu's, Clementines and the best pizza in town at Silver Beach Pizza. Rooftop bars & restaurants have sprung up in town for great dining al fresco. Abundance of sweet treats from South Bend Chocolate Company and Kilwins in town.
Six great beaches within walking, biking or driving distance include Rocky Gap nestled amongst the beachfront homes. Jean Klock with the scenic Harbor Shores Golf Course running right up to the beach. Tuscornia hidden behind beach grasses and bordering the north channel. Silver Beach right in town and the best place to join the beach crowds. Lion's Club quietly hiding to the south of Silver Beach. And nearby Grand Mere Dunes only a short drive to exit 22 or boat ride up the coast. The best, most secluded dunes you will find in Southwest Michigan soaring above Lake Michigan with views of the Chicago skyline on a clear day.
Peaceful setting for 2-3 families to gather and enjoy the best that Southwest Michigan has to offer. The home is spacious and well appointed with modern amenities. Charming rental home that can be your vacation destination or your launching off point for daytime adventures nearby.
Great to be able to sit outside on the deck right by the river. Very pretty and relaxing. Only a short distance to St Joseph's with plenty to do. Loved this vacation house.
We loved how comfortable the home was. It was in a great location with restful river activity! The kitchen was well equipped and we loved the beach towels!!
Nothing is lacking in this beautiful home. We loved sitting on the decks and enjoying the river; it's so peaceful. Our granddaughters delighted in the toys on the second floor and made that family room into a wonderland all their own. Our adult children relaxed in the evening building 1000 piece puzzles. We were at the pool for an hour or two everyday. The pool is conveniently located just a few houses away so if the kids wanted something we just walked back to the house. This year we enjoyed the community park too. Everything you need for a relaxing vacation is supplied. We grilled, cooked in the kitchen, played ping pong in the garage, and loved having a washer and dryer available for laundry needs.
We explored breweries, vineyards, U-Pick fruit, and Fernwood Botanical Gardens in Niles. The kids loved the beach, the painted bugs downtown, the carousal, and the children's museum. Everyone loves Silver Beach Pizza. River's Edge Bar & Grill in Benton Harbor had great food and live music. There are so many things to do and places to visit in the area.
Our 3 generation family was never bored. The house was not crowded with 6 adults and 3 children. There are plenty of books, games, and movies to meet every interest. I wish my home was as well supplied as this house. Thank you Chris for another wonderful week.
This home had everything our 3 generations family needed. Our young granddaughters loved the toy, game, and movie selection. They spent lots of quiet time playing in the second floor family room with the many dollhouses, dolls and furniture. The river view is lovely; we loved having decks on both floors. Our first night we enjoyed listening to the live music from the Marina across the river. The children loved seeing the ducks and the boats. The house is so roomy. There was plenty of room for 6 adults and 3 children. Fully loaded does not even begin to describe all that is included. We were able to find everything we needed to prepare meals, head to the beach, or relax and enjoy family time. No detail was missed by Chris in making sure you have everything you need for a fantastic stay. The kitchen appliances are top notch and so is the grill. It is a short drive to downtown St. Joesph, area wineries, and family friendly locations like Sarett Nature Center in Benton Harbor. If you travel with kids include a visit to Sarett as well as the Carousel, and the children's museums. Having the pool was great because many days the beach was under a red flag warning for riptides so no one could go in the water. We are already planning our stay for next year.
This house was the perfect situation for our family. We had 5 adults and 3 children. Just enough room for everyone to be together but have some space as well. While it is not on the beach the riverside is great. Super easy to get to the beach and downtown. Beach parking pass provided. House was in great condition. Would stay here again if we are in the area!
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
St. Joseph, MI is located in the Southwest corner of the state. The town is situated on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan and bordered to the North by the St. Joseph River. The entire western coast of Michigan sustains some of the best beaches in the country. Being free of salt water and constant tidal pulls may qualify them as THE best beaches in the country. In this area you will find striking dunes at Grand Mere and Warren Dunes, endless shopping at the Lighthouse Place outlet mall in Michigan City, Cherry and apple picking during the late summer and fall, Casino gambling at Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo with one of the five largest gambling floors in the country (including Vegas) and the best gem of all, St Joe. The town boasts train service to Chicago, top notch ice cream and fudge shops (See Kilwins or South Bend Chocolate Co), Silver Beach and Silver Beach Amusement Park Museum, Rocky Gap, Jean Klock and Tiscornia beaches. So much to do, you'll need to come back again!
Golf: There are several public courses in St. Joseph.
Ski: Timber Ridge Ski Resort -
This is a nice hill about an hours drive from St. Joe
Swiss Valley Ski Resort -
We have never skied this property. Looks great for beginners.