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A Charming Waterfront Home in Friendly Residential Community

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


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, Sleeps 10 people, 2 family rooms, 2 car garage

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.

More Details

Christine Svab / ACE Properties LLC
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 3, 2018

About Christine Svab / ACE Properties LLC

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

Why Christine Svab / ACE Properties LLC chose St Joseph

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.

What makes this house unique

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.


St Joseph House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • River
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • 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
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , bunk room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , den
  • Bedroom 1, 2 and 4 all connected to full baths. Bedrooms 1, 2 and 3 all have walk in closets.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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A Charming Waterfront Home in Friendly Residential Community
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Fantastic home with a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

The home was perfect for our three generation family trip. 4 adults and 4 children had plenty of space and a multitude of activities to do when we were at the house. The city of St. JOE IS perfect for a family with little kids. We loved the beach and all of The nearby acrivities all week. The house was in a perfect location to town, can be there in 3 minutes but get away to rest and sleep as well.

The owners couldn't have been easier to work with and we hope to stay again ofbthe future.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Great for family fun

  • 5 of 5

The house is great for adults and children. Our grandchildren were excited to come back again this year. They love being able to all sleep together in one bedroom. The second floor play area is also a favorite. The parents liked the short drive to the beach to spend the day with the kids. The nearby pool is also a big hit and was used every day by some or all of our children and grandchildren. The house had everything we needed, including beach passes. Everyone also enjoyed just sitting on the porches and looking at the boats pass by. The carousel in town was a must for the grandchildren every night. They were so well known by the operators that they got free rides. In all, the house was great and St. Joseph is also a great place to be.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Fabulous House with plenty of Room

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time with my mom, brother and our perspective families. The kitchen was well equipped, the water view was wonderful, the community pool/hot tub close by, easy access to the beach, tons of games and puzzles, and fabulous porches for just relaxing. Thanks for a great vacation and gathering space.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Rochester Hills, MI

A beautiful house. Well maintained and very clean.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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Comfortable river location!

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Perfect home equipped with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
South Bend Airport
Nearest Ferry
90 Miles
Muskegon Cross Lake Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Public Course
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Silver Beach
Car: recommended

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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