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Lake Michigan Mansion and Coach House

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Beautiful Lake views, perfect for multiple generations

This spectacular 8 bedroom 4 1/2 bath lake front home sleeps 18 with separately available Coach House with kitchenette and 3/4 bath which sleeps 4. The property offers the perfect getaway for lots of friends and family. Quiet, but close to world class golfing, hiking trails, and the galleries, festivals and restaurants of St. Joseph/Benton Harbor. Interior finishes, colors, and lighting combine elegance and comfort. Serene lakefront sunroom, gourmet kitchen, cozy and elegant den with fieldstone accents. Located directly on 150 feet of private Lake Michigan beachfront. Incredible sandy beaches, crystal clear blue waters, and breathtaking sunsets for everyone to enjoy! Stroll for miles in either direction on some of Southwest Michigan's most pristine and expansive beaches. A great place to experience "Pure Michigan!"

Shannon Arends
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

Why Shannon Arends chose Michigan

Photograph taken by Guest Amy K. during 07/30/15-08/02/15 stay. Read her review

What makes this house unique

Accommodates multi generations comfortably.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to share a great photo we got from the fire pit area. We had a fantastic time and really enjoyed the charm and character of your property!

Such a great house. We were able to skip our workouts thanks to those stairs! All the beds were so comfortable. We didn't even use the coach house. Our whole party easily slept in the main house. We were also very impressed with the water heater capacity. A lot of people showered and I don't think anyone complained of a cold shower.

Sorry about the garbage disposal mix up. I overlooked that in the agreement. I hope my brother was able to give you some tips on septic systems, drainage, etc.

Looking forward to another trip next year!


Jul 2015
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Lake Michigan Mansion and Coach House
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 10 reviews

Excellent vacation rental!

  • 5 of 5

This house is terrific, tons of space to spread out and get off by yourself or group together, very easy to kick back and relax. There are lots of sleeping options and bathrooms, we had a big group and it was nice to have a house that holds a big number of people. Really comfortable beds. Wife commented there were lots of dishes and silverware, sometimes owners expect you to bring your own or use disposable. Owners were very easy to work with, responded really fast to our questions. We spent a lot of our time just hanging out, especially on the sun porch and around the fire pit and saw some awesome sunsets. Some of our group golfed nearby at Harbor Shores course, said it was pretty tricky.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

9 couples rented this roomy lovely home for a wedding at 12 Corners winery. Home was 10 minutes away. House was clean, beds were comfy and plenty of rooms to visit in. Loved the sun room. Kitchen stack with everything even a 30 cup coffee Pot. Owners even offered an additional day due to rainy weekend. There's not much in Downtown Benton Harbor but The Mason Jar is a lovely farm to table restaurant. Great area for wineries. St Joesph is delightful. Thank You Shannon and Wade


  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hilliard, Ohio

Perfect family vacation home

  • 5 of 5

My family found our perfect vacation home! This beautiful home offered plenty of space for our large family of 22 and included everything we needed to be comfortable all week. It was awesome having our own private beach, a well-equipped home with plenty of parking and home-owners who genuinely cared about our stay and how they could make it our "annual retreat!"

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great reunion home!

  • 4 of 5

We rented this beautiful home including the coach house for our family vacation (grandparents, parents, young adults, teenagers and kids). It was nicely spread out and between the kitchen table and dinning room table we had plenty of eating space. Since we like to cook our own meals instead of going out, we really appreciated the 2nd refrigerator. We spent lots of time in the sun room and really enjoyed the fire pit and view overlooking Lake Michigan. The 216 stairs down to the beach were VERY good exercise and best done only once a day. Many of our afternoons were spent on Silver Beach. The only downside was that the water temperature was freezing for August (53 degrees).

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

We decided to take a week to get away. What a perfect spot!! Right on the beach. The house is very clean and neat and has everything you need! The water was beautiful and the sunsets extraordinary!! I would highly recommend this place!! It's clean and quiet and a gorgeous beach!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our Fall Fantasy

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this gorgeous house on the shores of Lake Michigan. The house was very clean and comfortable and had everything we needed and more. The beds were the most comfortable we've ever slept in! We really enjoyed the view of Lake. The beach is lovely, we walked for miles along the white sandy beach. We were there in the fall and the colors of the leaves were dazzling - what a treat! The house is close enough to some towns with inviting resale shops and we drove by tons of golf courses and bike trails but the place is also perfect for just hanging out, drinking coffee on the sun porch, relaxing on the beach, by the fire pit, in a hammock, . . . what a great escape!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Six courses within 7 mile radius
Nearest Beach
Private Lake Michigan
Car: necessary

Breweries, wineries, and golf courses abound. Walkable St. Joseph a mere 6 minutes away. Miles of groomed cross-country ski trails nearby lend themselves to great hiking year round!


Rates & Availability

Benton Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Pre-Season 2017
May 5 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season 2017
May 27 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Post Season 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $400 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Cancellation Policy:
Guest/s reservation cancellations create an undue burden upon Homeowner and likely prevent other potential Guests from use and enjoyment of the property. Therefore, Homeowner urges Guests to duly deliberate reservation of this property. Guests agree that all rental monies, and fees are non-refundable pursuant to this cancellation policy. Partial refunds for Guest/s cancellation of reservations will remain at the sole discretion of Homeowner. If the Homeowner is compelled to cancel a reservation due to natural disaster, damage by prior guest/s or any other event rendering the property partially or fully uninhabitable, then Guest/s will be entitled to a full refund of any and all payments previously tendered to Homeowners. Homeowners will not be liable for any incidental or consequential damages to Guest/s or invitees due to Homeowner cancellation of a reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Benton Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , On 2nd Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , On 2nd Floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , On Main Floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Main Floor Powder Room
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , In Lower Level, unique river rock floor and walls
    Coach House - toilet , shower
  • 4 1/2 bathrooms main house; 3/4 bathroom in Coach House
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 23
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed in loft
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , On Main floor
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , Lower level
    Bedroom 8 - 2 twin/ single , Lower Level
    Bedroom 9 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper on Lower Level
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Beds can be converted to 1 king bed
    Coach House - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 King, 1 Queen sleeper, kitchenette and 3/4 bath
  • Main house sleeps 18; coach house available by special arrangement and sleeps 4
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Direct beach access from backyard Fire pit on bluff edge Hammocks in backyard Scenic view access from backyard

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