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Beautiful Private Beach Property - Beach in Your Back Yard!

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 12 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
2 - 12 nights

Description

St Joseph House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 2 Story House, Sleeps ~11

For memorable vacations, unforgettable sunsets and moonlit fires at a spacious cottage overlooking your own Private Beach on beautiful Lake Michigan... nothing beats this Beach House! Swimming, golfing, fishing, boating, “beaching” or simply relaxing in a place so unique, and so hidden from the rest of the world... your family will have a hard time saying goodbye. The home is located in a residential neighborhood, on a charming brick road, this 2 acre property features a 4 bedroom, 3 bath house with screened in porch, a huge patio facing golden sunsets and wonderful green lawns leading to a Private sugar sand beach. No bluffs or long stairways, just a quick walk over a private sand dune. For you boaters, a full service marina is located at the end of the street not a half-mile away!

Features: Features include a fully furnished kitchen, spacious living room and family room offering a 42” flat screen TV, cable and Internet ready. The master bedroom includes a king size bed with private full bath and beautiful lake views. Bedroom 2 includes a queen bed, bedroom 3 includes full bed, bedroom 4 offers 4 twin beds (2 sets of bunks). The attached screened in patio leads out onto a spacious deck perfect for relaxing with a bottle of wine and watching the sunset. Parking in front is easy for 4 cars and the garage includes a second refrigerator.

Surroundings: Located just 2 hours from downtown Chicago, St. Joseph offers shopping, local art fairs, festivals, wineries, weekend farmers markets and fine dining just a short drive up the road. Golf enthusiasts will be thrilled by the close proximity to the newly opened Jack Nicklaus designed Harbor Shores Resort and Golf Club. The first tee box is less than a mile away from your front door. For you boaters, a full service marina is located at the end of the street not a half-mile away! Bring your boats and jet skis anchor them off of your private beach and have fun! Our only rule while you stay with us is that you place your beach chair “in the water”!!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Owner
Bowen Wyngarden
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, bwyngard@wm.com
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
50%
Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2016
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About Bowen Wyngarden

This home has been in our family for over 60+ years. Generations of our family have grown up in this home. It's a unique property in a wonderful community that has it all. It has been our little 'slice of heaven' for many years and only recently have we decided to share it with others. Our Beach house will grab you with its warm family feel, the 'too good to be true' private beach and sunsets that rival any place on Earth - period!

Bowen Wyngarden purchased this house in 1974

Why Bowen Wyngarden chose Southwest Michigan

Best location in Southwest Michigan. Beach, water, golf and easy access to and from Chicago.

Reviews

5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Private Beach Property - Beach in Your Back Yard!
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
5

FUN FOR ALL AGES

  • 5 of 5

We rented this large Beach House for a family reunion in mid-August. Our youngest is in college, so we had no children, but all of us loved everything about this rental: the house, the beach, the neighborhood, and Saint Joseph. We felt so lucky to have chosen a property in Saint Joseph where we drove to the Farmers Market on Saturday morning, concert on Friday night, and several microbreweries that interested our college-age grandchildren.

We brought kayaks and bean-bag toss for the beach. While we were there we kayaked to the river and watched two weddings at the beach bordering the river and Lake Michigan. We walked for miles north and could have walked to South Haven but time gave out. No matter, we were on vacation and loving every minute!

We rented two other vrbo properties in different states over the summer, and this property had the fewest rules, made it the easiest for us to check in and check out, and had parking for 5 vehicles. It is perfect for families or larger groups. The large backyard deck is a great place to hang out, and we did that daily.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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10 1
New Baltimore, MI
5

BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do this home justice. It is so much more. A great place to have a family reunion or get together with friends. We were in St. Joseph for my daughters wedding and had the rehersal dinner at the house with about 40-45 people. EVERYONE said it was a perfect setting. Very spacious and a great place for entertaining. The home is so comfortable with everything you need except food and clothes. Extremely clean and comfortable. I wish we could have stayed longer! The beach is just beautiful! I would give this a 5 star rating! Hope we can make it make in 2013....

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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17 0
Illinois
5

Great Beach House

  • 5 of 5

Charming older 2-story home in a fantastic brick-lined street location & neighborhood that backs up to the beach. Much larger home than in pictures. Great deck & screened-in porch. Private beach was peaceful. Sunsets from beach were simply amazing! There wasn't anything that we needed that the kitchen didn't have. Owner and manager are incredibly accomodating and friendly. Our family had a great time!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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11 0
Evanston IL
5

WOW!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This house and this beach are so much more than what we expected...charming interior, AMAZING beach, we've visited many beaches together and this is now by far our favorite fresh water beach...the waves and sand make you feel like you are in the tropics and it's all yours, very, very private. The best part about the property is that there are no stairs or cliffs to worry about. Getting to the beach was an easy walk. Our group had every age, easiest, very accomodating stay, kids had a blast (smores by the beach fire are a must) and the handicap accessible bathroom worked for my dad. It truly is a perfect family getaway. Hope we make it back!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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13 2
Elkhart, Indiana
5

Too Good to Be True

  • 5 of 5

Completely as advertised and then some. Wonderful truly private Lake Michigan beach, soft sand and no rocks. Lovely, well-appointed home with every amenity. This could be our family's annual vacation place if it stays available. Completely handicap accessible, new beds, fully equiped kitchen, beach toys & floats, incredible deck facing the lake for awesome sunset viewing. We have no complaints, only high praise. Actually, we'd rather keep this place a secret but that wouldn't be fair. Mary & Mike & Family, Elkhart, Indiana

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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The first floor offers ramps to patio and back yard and modified full bath making it entirely handicapped accessible. Located just 2 hours from downtown Chicago, St. Joseph offers shopping, local art fairs, festivals, wineries, weekend farmers markets and fine dining just a short drive up the road. Golf enthusiasts will be thrilled by the close proximity to the newly opened Jack Nicklaus designed Harbor Shores Resort and Golf Club. The first tee box is less than a mile away from your front door. For you boaters, a full service marina is located at the end of the street not a half-mile away! Bring your boats and jet skis anchor them off of your private beach and have fun! Our only rule while you stay with us is that you place your beach chair “in the water”!!

Golf: The first of its class in Michigan's Great Southwest, Harbor Shores is proud to present the Jack Nicklaus Golf Course. Recognized for the high standards of Nicklaus Design, The Golf Club at Harbor Shores is destined to become a showcase for the Midwest. The 18-hole course will feature three dramatic holes with sweeping views of Lake Michigan; nine holes bordering the beautiful banks of the Paw Paw River, Ox Creek and its wetlands; and six holes through rolling hills, ravines, and a hardwood forest, truly a unique golf experience.

Rates & Availability

St Joseph House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Season
Sep 20 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
May to June
May 1 2017 - Jun 27 2017
6 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
July
Jun 28 2017 - Jul 21 2017
12 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
Summer
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 18 2017
6 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
Off Season 2017
Sep 19 2017 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200
Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

St Joseph House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , handicapped accessible
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 1 is modified full bath, entirely handicapped accessible.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Master - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
  • 3 out of 4 bedrooms offer Lake View!
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
All bedrooms include air conditioning units.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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