The Sand Rabbit Beach House is located on Lions Park Drive. Walk to Silver Beach (Parent Magazine's Top 10 Family Beach) or Lions Park Beach. Walk everywhere--beach, downtown, Krasl Art Center, restaurants, bike trail, library, parks, festivals, Curious Kids Museum, etc.
This home was rehabbed from the oak floors to the roof just a few years ago. The large house has two units available --each one features lake views from the new porches, central A/C, three bedrooms and spacious living areas with tasteful and comfortable furnishings.
There is a back porch and fenced backyard. Perfect for families with children.
Amenities:The houses offers 6 bedrooms (3 queen beds, 4 twins, 1 full bed and one sleeper sofa) and 2 1/2 completely renovated bathrooms. The house is divided into two separate units each with a kitchen (upstairs completely rehabbed all new appliances and cabinets). Each floor has a separate living and dinning room along with three separate bedrooms. Washer/dryer and separate A/C in both units. Cable TV, VCR and boom box w/CD player and extensive video library, games, toys, puzzles included.
Views of Lake Michigan from your second story balcony and a porch and nice fenced back yard.
Activities:Swimming! Sunbathing! Sunset watching. Beautiful, clean beaches, volleyball, people watching, Kayak rentals, biking, ride the trolley to quaint and charming St.
Joseph, walk to dining, shopping, library (Internet access and great kid's department), walking/running/bike trail. Summer and fall festivals including the Krasil Fine Arts Show, Chalk on the Block, Antique Fair (first Sunday of the month). Many other attractions up and down the west coast of Michigan!
Area:Under 2 hours from Chicago, less than four from Detroit, an hour from Kalamzoo, approximately 3 hours from Indianapolis.
The Sand Rabbit was 'butt ugly' when it was purchased nearly ten years ago. The enclosed front porch was removed and is now a lovely outdoor porch with wicker furniture. The upstairs was opened up and totally renovated including a new kitchen, bath and private new balcony. In addition to renovating distressed properties (and when I'm not taking a nap!), I'm a business owner, writer, yoga instructor, social worker and mother of two. I think I need a vacation like the rest of you!
How many six bedroom houses (divided into two completely self contained units each with their own kitchen, laundry and living area) can you get only one house to Lake Mi for $100.00 per room, per night, in the summer? The house is fully renovated and CHARMING with hand painted floors. Nothing cookie cutter here!
Location, location, location!
We were in St Joe for our sons wedding in April. There were so many of us from UK that we decided to rent the Sand Rabbit, Emmas House and the McNeil House. All the houses supplied the necessary equipment to self cater and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in St Joe and everyone said they will visit again. Thanks to Jennifer.
We live in Saint Joseph. My mother and father in law wanted to visit us for a month. A whole month in our busy house would be too much for them so we found Rent By the Beach. They stayed in Sand Rabbit. It was perfect for them. My father-in-law uses a walker for long distances and can't manage many stairs. They stayed on the 1st floor. He was able to navigate the few steps in and out easily using the back entrance. The unit was clean and Jennifer was great to work with. My mother-in-law took many walks to the beach and to the library. My kids want to stay there now.
Very nice property with a great backyard and just two blocks from the beach. The dog enjoyed both running around the backyard and walking next to the beach, and the rooms were nice. The balcony and the porch were an easy place to relax and congregate as well. I would recommend to Jennifer to supply a little more toilet paper and to make the jump in providing linens. The place is great and i would recommend it!
Lots of positives with this property. We rented it for a group of guests on a wedding weekend. The split units weren't entirely convenient but worked well enough for the few days we stayed. Enough beds for 4 couples and 3 singles. Lots of room to hang out as a group on either level. Very walkable to downtown St. Joe and the beach area. Would recommend this for large groups and multiple families. Longer stays would see more benefit than we even did on a weekend.
This is a very charming house, nicely located very near, but not right on the beach. Very convenient for downtown. Everything you could reasonably want is provided. The living/dining is huge, and easily accommodated our two sons and families. Spotlessly clean and cute decor. Jennifer is very nice and easy to work with. My only caveat is that one bedroom is extremely small, really not big enough for the queen size bed that was in it, which might bother some people, although our son and wife did manage just fine. All agreed that they would stay here again!
Our family would absolutely recommend this property for a nice quiet enjoying time at St. Joes. The location is fabulous everything is as stated in listing . This will be the 6th year we have rented. Our grandkids look forward to it every year and there even getting older. The restaurant's are all in walking distance and we always have to do a late night walk to the beach with ice cream on the way back . Our oldest granddaughter just committed this last visit at the age of 9 " I don't think these people know how much they are blessed to be able to live here all the time " I agree You will enjoy ..... I guarantee it. In the 6 years we have been coming there was one instance where we needed service done and they sent someone out immediately ..excellent service.
The Valentine's ,
I am happy to rent ONE UNIT of the house (they are completely self contained units) in the off/shoulder season. Also willing to consider a three day weekend rental for a higher nightly rate in the summer (price is comparable to the Blvd Inn). Please inquire. Mid-week rates do not include holidays. Rates subject to changed.
Rates are subject to change without notice. 50% down and $50.00 due 30 days prior to arrival.