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Sandy Beaches, Wineries, Sand Dunes, Jack Nicklaus Golf and Casinos

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Country Tranquility, in the midst of Beaches, Wineries, Golf and Casinos

Willow House -- Charming 3 bedroom house. Sleeps 5 in main rooms with futon in game room and pull out twin in sitting room. Electric fireplace, desk area with Wi-Fi. Quality Linens, Laundry room, 45 inch TV in living room and 32 inch TV in game room. Attached garage.

Hagar beach is 4 minutes away. DiMaggio's restaurant is 6 minutes away Jack Nicklaus Signature golf is 8 minutes away. Silver Beach/St. Joseph is 15 minutes away. Closest casino is in Hartford 15 minutes away. 12 Corners winery is 8 minutes away. South Haven is 17 minutes away. Van Buren State Park and Dunes is 19 minutes away. Sarett Nature Center and Butterfly House is 10 minutes and the Hobbit Trail is in the back woods.

Large yard with deck and 80 foot willow tree. Enjoy the peace and tranquility or stay connected.

Country Tranquility, Signature Golf, Sandy Beaches, Wineries, Casinos.

More Details

Property Manager
Jerry or Lynn
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Jerry or Lynn

Wilow House sits on 29 fully wooded acres that my Father and Grandfather ran with strawberries, apples, and blackberries in the 50s, 60s and 70s. As children we worked in the fields during the day & swam in lake Michigan on warm summer evenings. Over the past 25 years mother nature has reclaimed the berry fields with wooded forests; yet you can still find wild berries through out the trails. We have totally renovated 'Willow house' and hope our home is your home to enjoy in what's called by the airlines, "Little Europe".

Why Jerry or Lynn chose Benton Harbor

Its so close to everything Southwest Michigan has to offer. It truly is a gem with 29 wooded private acres and a private walking trail for the woodsy enthusiasts. We recommend appropriate dress and plenty of bug spray.

What makes this house unique

It's private so no nearby Neighbors on top of you and it's so easy to just jump in the car and make a short trip to your favorite restaurant or beach. No sharing driveway or parking and if you just need to relax with a good book on a lazy day with the humming birds. It's perfect.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have truly had a Wonderful time at Willow House, and in Michigan in general ! So much to do and see.I think our favorite place was the Dutch Village in Holland. The kids loved it ! Of course the beach was awesome and we enjoyed down town South Haven. We created so many great memories with our crew :) We picked Blueberries 10 pounds! We went exploring in the backwoods and found a few Blackberries here and there, played Frisbee in back yard to. Can't say enough good things about Willow house. We hope to come back in the future. Thank you so much for your hospitality. You all were so kind and helpful. Truly Grateful ! God bless you.
Aug 2014
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Benton Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom is supplied with an 80 gallon water heater.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • There is a pull-out twin bed in the front sitting area. There is a sofa/futon in the game room that will comfortably sleep one adult or two smaller persons. There is a big recliner in the game room that could also be used.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
There is a private nature trail on 29 wooded acres on the property.


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Sandy Beaches, Wineries, Sand Dunes, Jack Nicklaus Golf and Casinos
average rating of 4.5263157 based on 20 reviews

It was great

  • 5 of 5

it a great location. Close to a beach , down town and shops.

Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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We loved Willow House and Michigan!

  • 4 of 5

We were in Michigan for the Ironman 70.3 race. It was so wonderful to have a house that was quiet, and provided enough space for my daughter's equipment. The system for checking in is so easy. Our only regret is that we didn't have enough time to take advantage of the beautiful back yard. We loved all of the bunnies we could watch from the kitchen window. Without a doubt, we will stay here again if we return to Michigan!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location ok, yard very nice, kitchen dirty

  • 2 of 5

Nice and welcoming instructions from the owners.

Yard is large and nice. We had a lot of mosquitos due to rain, owners provide candles and spray.

Kitchen is not well equipped, dishes were dirty, Grill outside (barbecue) horrible and dirty.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sometimes guests clean dishes before they leave Willow house and might of miss something putting them away, our cleaning service is very good at keeping Willow House very clean and strive to give guests their very best. The kitchen is very well equipped with everything you need from cooking breakfast to oven casseroles, to pizza stones, and bowls, plates, forks, knives and spoons. There is even a blender for smoothies. We do provide a barbecue grill for guests and they are required to clean it before they leave; just hi-heat and a wire brush. Unfortunately mosquitoes come with Michigan climate, nature, weather and play. We do apply a environmentally safe granule to the lawn just for mosquitoes, but heavy or long rains can wash them away easily. We always strive to keep Willow House well stocked, inviting and clean for all of our guests. Thank you, Lynn & Jerry
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Great on the inside, but needs help with curb appeal. Owners were accommodating and helpful.

  • 4 of 5

We were hesitant to go in when we saw the front of the house. It needs some sprucing up and a welcoming path to the front door. The inside was fine with lots of rooms to spread out and have fun. It was nice to have some games there. The backyard was beautiful and the fire pit was fun. Another bathroom would be a plus. It was a great location for exploring anywhere.

We would go again.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We did have a very rainy month and the hedges and plants went crazy and snarly. Since then our Lawn and hedge guy has brought back its charm. We do hope to have and additional bathroom in by next year and are always adding improvements. Thank you, Lynn & Jerry
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Wonderful, lovely place to call home

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our needs. Our two sons loved it! Spacious but still cozy, with an absolutely stunning backyard and most everything you could need stocked in the house (especially kitchen stuff). Great location just 10 minutes from Silver Beach but in an adorably remote, scenic area of Benton Harbor. Suited our family of 4 perfectly but definitely could have held additional people. Grill, washer and dryer, and a little outdoor seating area.

We would recommend bringing your own bottled water and jugs of it for cooking, etc., but other than that this house is everything you could ask for and more! And the owners are extremely helpful, responsive, and very kind. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Rental

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time at this property. Close to expressway, Lake Michigan, St. Joe's, Paw Paw Lake and Coloma. Great back yard for bon fires and kids to play. Owners were quick to respond any time we had a question or a concern.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
South Bend Indiana..
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Beachside bar.. very Buffet..
Nearest Ferry
75 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
'Jack Nicklaus' Harbor Shore Signature PGA golf
Nearest Train
15 Miles
'Amtrak' in Saint Joseph
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-94 or lake shore'Blue Star Highway' scenic route
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
The Friendly and Easy Street in 'Coloma'
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Swiss Valley Ski & Bittersweet Ski
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Hagar Shore
Car: necessary

Near the light house at Tuscornia Beach and Silver Beach with the carousel. Curious kids museum. Two miles from Hagar Shore beach. Saint Joseph & South Haven shopping and restaurants all within 17 min drive. 12 Coroners winery, Serratt Nature Center with butterfly house is 6 minutes away. Van Buren State Park Sand Dunes is 12 miles away. New Buffalo casino and DeMaggio's pub and pizza 5 minutes away. Coloma Friendly Tavern only 5 miles, with the best ribs Ever.. Willow House is truly a gem..


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Refundable damage deposit $450
Tax Rate 5.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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