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Sun, Boats, Sand, And A Luxury St. Joseph Home Community!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 10 Sleeps

*WELCOME!* Welcome to Island Pointe Marina, a luxury community in St. Joseph, the Riviera of the Midwest! Come enjoy the island neighborhood's fully-equipped clubhouse, pool, hot tub, children's playground, gazebo, fire pit, grills, picnic tables, boat docks, and walking paths. Or sit on the deck, put up your feet, and watch the boats go by. Inside, the 2500+ sq. ft. fully furnished 4-bedroom, 2-full bathroom house sleeps 10 and offers every amenity along with gorgeous views of the river. This is a truly special with all the access you could want to Lake Michigan only a short walk, 3-minute drive, or boat ride away. Just pack your bags and we'll take care of the rest!

If you're new to St. Joseph or have been to the area many times, you're in for a treat. Silver Beach, with its soft white sand, splash pad, carousel, playgrounds and volleyball nets, on-beach kayak rentals, food stand, kids' museum, and clean facilities has been voted in the Top Ten Beaches of the U.S., while up on the bluff are a promenade, boutiques, ice cream shops, farmer's markets, concerts, rooftop restaurants, and nightly live music set on charming brick streets.

More Details

Owner
owner/property manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About owner/property manager

This is our favorite place ever, and don't be surprised if it becomes your favorite, too! Our family has lived all over the country but are settled nearby. As an extended family, we own two houses in Island Pointe Marina.

owner/property manager purchased this house in 2015

Why owner/property manager chose St Joseph

We "found" St. Joseph a few years ago after living in the South Bend area for a number of years (it took a while to find this gem of a place!). Why this town -- small-town feel and plenty to do, only 90 minutes from Chicago, with the prettiest water and softest beaches we've ever encountered in a moderate-temperature climate.

What makes this house unique

This is a beautiful, light-filled house with gorgeous views and a huge deck... what's not to love?

Amenities

St Joseph House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • 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
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please see the rental agreement with HOA guidelines as attached. Pardon the odd formatting on the HOA guidelines.
  • Provide information requested on pages 16-17 (cars, occupants, emergency contact information) through VRBO in-line email prior to your stay.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Downstairs, adjoins bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Off master upstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Downstairs with adjoining bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Loft-style master bedroom with skylights, balcony w/ doors
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , Three twin beds, 1 twin trundle mattress, high ceilings
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , High ceilings, water view
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Sun, Boats, Sand, And A Luxury St. Joseph Home Community!
average rating of 4.885714 based on 35 reviews
5

Family thanksgiving on the river

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house and great location, very close to restaurants and Silver Beach Park. Enjoyed being right on the water. Very peaceful and relaxing. The house had everything we needed. Would highly recommend this location.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Comfortable and great location

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for my family. The location was great! Everyone felt the home was comfortable and worked well for 7 adults and 3 children. Lori is very responsive and helpful before and during the stay. Would highly recommend this place and would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, I enjoyed working with you, too! I'm so glad you enjoyed a perfect time in St. Joe and at the house. Hope you come back soon!
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5

Exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time! Your rental home exceeded all of our expectations and we are already looking forward to our next visit. The weather was gorgeous and we enjoyed sitting out on the deck in the afternoons enjoying the beautiful view Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed a perfect experience of all the best our property and the area have to offer! Please do come back soon, we'll be glad to have you in our home. I hope you have lots of back-deck pictures to hold you until then... Fall is gorgeous here.
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Cincinnati, Oh
5

Great place...clean, quiet, ...would have liked TV'S in bedrooms

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home, beautiful view from deck watching boats going out to Lake Michigan. Lots of good restaurants and shopping!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay here! Sorry about the TVs--I wish you'd let me know what you prefer when you booked, as I in fact added a TV/DVD to one bedroom earlier this summer, a Crock Pot, and other items by renter request. There is a TV in the great room and the master bedroom upstairs, and the TV/DVD combination (this one is not on cable--the request was to be able to play movies for kids) is in another bedroom. We endeavor to make every stay perfect, and I'm glad you enjoyed your time in St. Joe! Hope you come back soon.
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5

Beautiful house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

The house had everything that we needed during our stay. Location was perfect, only a 5 minute drive from the beach. The owner was friendly and easy to work with. We would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, I enjoyed working with you, too! I'm so happy to hear you had a great time. We often walk or bike into town and the beach (it's a brisk 15 minute walk or nice short bike ride), but nice to drive all your stuff (free parking). I hope you come back to St. Joe soon to see more of what we have to offer!
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Fort Wayne, IN
4

Nice place with many amenities

  • 4 of 5

Loved: The deck overlooking the river; the closeness of pool, hot tub and playground; the county park passes to get into Silver Beach; being able to rent a boat just across the way; the kitchen; three very quiet bedrooms; the gazebo; helpful owner; that we could bring a well behaved dog; the master closet upstairs was big and dark and had a heating/cooling vent so 4 month old could take naps and sleep in there in a pack and play; washer and dryer; nice large garage; nice showers.

Things to be aware of: the bedroom at the top of the stairs is open and has sky lights and to get to the bathroom upstairs you must go through this bedroom. The two other bedrooms upstairs are nice and large with plantation blinds. Hard to get the rooms really dark for nap times during the day for our grandbabies, so our kids put up cardboard on windows and hung black plastic bags to try to make darker. Told Lori black out curtains would make her place even more attractive to families with little ones still napping. Also, there are two other things to be aware of. There was a frequent sound as if water was turning on throughout the day and night. Maybe it was a sump pump? Couldn't figure it out. We heard the water levels were high this year. And the water treatment plant just before you get to Island Pointe Marina often made the air smelly. We just ignored it.

Would rent again and may do so once we figure out what our family vacation plans for next year will be.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write your detailed review and it's great to hear you enjoyed your stay. I am indeed looking into light-blocking blinds--we haven't heard of issues with the rooms before, but the plantation blinds cannot provide pitch-black darkness. The running water sound has been addressed, no worries--I would have been happy to fix it while you were there, so I hope it wasn't too bothersome! As for the treatment plant adjacent to the far end of the neighborhood, my apologies--usually they are absolutely excellent "neighborhood neighbors" with no issues but they had problems with the torrential rains that did, as you noted, raise the water level ridiculously in a super short time frame. All is sweet-smelling fresh air now but sorry, we couldn't have predicted that odd occurrence. Everyone in town is talking about how very high the water became! It is receding now, we are happy to note.
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

No pets unless previously arranged, please.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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