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Downtown townhouse 3 blocks to the beach!

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 6

Our property is across the street from Krasl Art Center, Kitty corner from the library, 2 blocks to all the restaurants and stores of downtown St. Joseph and 3 blocks from Curious Kids Museum. We also have attached studio that can sleep up to 4: 2 adults/2 children

Torre Moore
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is my second year renting here. Only 3 blocks away from the downtown area, and a block away from the library and museum, it is very easy to go somewhere without a vehicle. Additionally, people, food, and stores are wonderful here!

If you are not much for being inside, last year a newly covered porch was added. If any problems or concerns came about, they were dealt with immediately to ensure I had a pleasant experience. This has been the best rental experience I have ever had.
Apr 2011
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Saint Joseph Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , first floor
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , bunkbed
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen
    Separate studio - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , sofa sleeper is queen-sized bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Both bedrooms are on the second floor. Second bedroom has a kids theme with bunkbed. Studio is a related living, attached unit that sleeps 4, but is rented separately.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
There are local winery tours about 20 minutes away.


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Downtown townhouse 3 blocks to the beach!
average rating of 4.0 based on 8 reviews

Wouldn’t do it again.

  • 3 of 5

Very dated extremely uncomfortable furniture and beds no WiFi terrible bathroom killer stairs to second level definitely not for seniors. Great location we walked everywhere. Owner does not return e mails we left a week early. Overall it was a very reasonable price and very quiet. Live and learn.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location!

  • 5 of 5

Great summer spot, only blocks away from the beach this place offers great sunsets and a safe stay. You're walking distance from beautiful downtown Saint Joseph's food and shopping spots as well as Silver Beach and Lyons Park. There are farmers markets and festivals throughout the summer that are walking distance from this house, so it is very convenient for this. Parking in back alley, grill available for use, air conditioning, and this cozy place has a nice front porch for relaxing and chatting after a long day at the beach. We enjoyed our stay very much!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another great visit

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed staying in Mr. Moore's home again this year.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 2 of 5

Nice location. Nice town.

Now the bad news. No heat in upstairs bedrooms (freezing in winter). No fans for summer circulation. No lamps upstairs. Might be a good summer rental, but freeze in bedrooms in winter.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Len - I am truly sorry you did not enjoy your stay! I aim to make each guest's stay enjoyable. That said, you never informed me of any issue with the heat in the property, nor have I received any previous complaints of the heat. If you had mentioned it, I would have ensured that the thermostat was turned up to a proper setting for you. As for lamps, there are light fixtures in each of the bedrooms and the hallway up stairs so I am not sure of the need for lamps. As for window fans, we do have A/C units we place in the windows during the summer, but you were there from March to early May which were cold weather months.
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Awesome place. Close to EVERYTHING!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay. Yes, it's walking distance to the beach. But, it's also walking distance to everything else. Downtown St. Joe is just two blocks away. Plenty of choices for all ages. The house itself is roomy and has all you need for an extended stay. The owner is very responsive, helpful and made the stay more enjoyable. I highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good house in a great location

  • 4 of 5

Our family of four enjoyed our stay in this home. The location was perfect: we were able to walk anywhere we wanted to go in St Joseph, and because we were two blocks from downtown, the area was quiet in the evenings when our girls went to sleep. The front porch provided "spillover" room--we often ate breakfast out there in the morning. The house itself is not fancy, but we had everything we needed. On two occasions we called the owner with small problems or questions, and he handled both immediately.

I worried that we might start to get bored staying a whole month in St Joseph, but we did not. We recommend the children's museums (we bought a membership, which let us come and go as often as we liked), Silver Beach, Kiwanis Park,

the carousel, Hidden Pointe (in Benton Harbor), and Mimi's Cupcakes. Check out the library's events: we attended two garden concerts and several events for kids. My husband and five-year-old went on a pirate adventure through the maritime museum in South Haven (definitely worth the money), and the Sarett Nature Center kept us busy for a whole day (bring bug spray).

We have two suggestions for people considering this house for a vacation:

(1) The only bathroom is downstairs and the bedrooms are upstairs, so everyone in your group must be able to climb stairs easily.

(2) The window units in the bedrooms and downstairs cool the rooms well, but they also block out a lot of sound. This was great for helping my kids sleep, but if you have little ones, you will want a baby monitor even when you're sleeping in adjacent rooms.

We look forward to staying in this house again next June.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.26 Miles
Mickey's Pub
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Berrien Hills
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
Amtrak-2 blocks
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Port 412 -2 blocks
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Silver Beach- 3 blocks away
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning fee $75

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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