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Full view of Lake Michigan with beach; Luxury Condo north of St. Joseph

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2-story condo, 3 bedrooms, loft with 2 twin beds, 2 Full Baths

This gorgeous 4-bedroom, 2-bath condo on a bluff overlooks Lake Michigan. Between late June and mid-August, we only accept one-week reservations on a Saturday to Saturday basis. We are located on the famous Pottawattamie Resort with a quiet, wooded atmosphere. The paved walking/golf cart path outside our front door takes you to a 1,000-foot wide sandy, private beach. Other resort amenities include a large in-ground heated pool and patio area, picnic area, fire pits, and an indoor common area w/laundry.

The main level of the condo features hardwood floors, a master suite w/queen bed, personal deck and full bath; and a full kitchen and dining room. From the spacious living room with 20-foot ceiling, a sliding patio door provides access to the huge deck on which you can take in the expansive lake view while grilling. The upper level features berber carpet, Bedroom w/queen bed & personal balcony with full lake view; Bedroom w/queen bed & twin bed & personal balcony with side view, Loft w/ 2 twin beds, and full bath. Only minutes from shopping & nightlife just north of St. Joseph; Harbor Shores, a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course; and Lake Michigan Hills public golf course. One-half hour south of South Haven; less than 1 hour south of Holland; 2 hours from Chicago.

Keywords: Lake Michigan, condo, harbor shores, golf, pga, saint joseph, south haven, beach, lake front, wineries, beachfront, lakefront, lake, sand, st, joe, st. joseph, pool, beach front,

More Details

Property Manager
Natalie Smith
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Natalie Smith

Ed and Natalie live in the western Chicago suburbs. Ed grew up in California, is a retired chemical engineer and enjoys golf. Natalie was Illinois-raised and loves making jewelry. We have been married for 28 years with 2 sons.

Natalie Smith purchased this condo in 2006

Why Natalie Smith chose Southwest Michigan

We fell in love with MI the first time that we visited the area. We love it for many reasons, but feel that when we come, we get away from it all and can relax with the beach, ambiance and fun things to do in the area. One of our highlights was picking apples on a sunny October day at Big Dan's U Pick Em.

What makes this condo unique

Off season is our favorite time to visit, to walk the beach and visit all the local restaurants. Restaurants here have to be good to survive. Please ask for our list of favorite attractions!

Amenities

Coloma Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Adjoins master bedroom on main level..
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large bathroom in upstairs hallway!
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Loft bedroom, open area, see picture of bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Downstairs next to kitchen with television/ DVD player
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs, spectacular full view of lake! TV in room.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , TV in room
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (3)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Full view of Lake Michigan with beach; Luxury Condo north of St. Joseph
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews
4

Beautiful View, Private Beach, Close to St Joseph's

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at your condo. We traveled with my brother's family so a total of 4 adults and 4 children (ages 6 - 11) and the size of the Condo meet our needs. We loved having the deck, the fire pit outside and the beautiful private beach. The walk back up to the beach is not for the faint of heart but it is certainly worth it. The kitchen had everything you would need to make breakfast and quick dinners. Also was nice to have the gas grill. Plenty of dishes was also nice. The only issue we had was controlling the temperature especially in the bedrooms. The time we were there it was not very hot at all yet it was very warm in all the bedrooms except the one upstairs with the window unit. Even with the fans. The owner was very good about communicating with us and provided a lot of information about the area which was helpful. She was also very responsive when we called about the WiFi. This condo is only about 10 minutes from St Joseph's which has a very nice public beach, great dinning and shops. We were also very close to several winery's, brewery's, chocolate shops and farms that you can pick your own fruit (we picked Cherries which was a lot of fun!)

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Views

  • 4 of 5

We stayed over Thanksgiving weekend with family in and out at various times over the weekend. There was more than enough room for everyone.

The views are amazing, and there is a path to a great beach.

We would recommend this unit for your next vacation. I'm sure you will enjoy your stay as much as we did ours.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

There's not a better girls' getaway!

  • 5 of 5

A handful of my closest friends and I spent a long weekend here at the end of August to celebrate my sister before her wedding. The space is conducive to any sort of fun -- we spent full days at the beach (just a short jaunt down the hill), cuddled up in the open area with wine and some good movies, and ventured to South Haven for a nice dinner out.

But what I loved most about the home was the western-facing view. I'm talking a vaulted ceiling with windows the whole way up and a deck on the other side. Every moment we weren't at the beach, we were on the deck. The days started with coffee and fresh lakeshore air and ended with fiery, magenta sunsets. It's the stuff dreams are made of.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Condo, Even Better Owner!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this delightful condo for the first week of August. We loved everything about it. This was the first vacation my six-year-old nephew has taken. He cried for the first week after leaving, missing the beautiful condo, the perfect beach, and the wonderful time that we got to spend as a family. Below are some specific thoughts:

Condo

The view from the condo is amazing. Additionally, the condo is well appointed with lots of kitchen equipment, plates, and great furniture. My husband and I are from Texas and Oklahoma, so we worried a little bit about how effective the window a/c units would be (we are used to being significantly air conditioned), but the air conditioners were great.

Beach

The private beach was really lovely and never crowded. The road down to beach was steep, but I was anticipating from the reviews that it would be much worse. My husband and I are relatively chubby and sedentary (read as engage in basically no physical activity), and we managed to do it with limited effort.

Area

This area is wonderful. There are a ton of restaurants and cute shops. St. Joseph has a number of activities suitable for small children, such as the two children's museums.

Owner

Natalie is so wonderful. She is great at communicating. She also thinks of everything. Honestly, she sent us a link of information that was so thorough that it warned us about which Mexican restaurants use only American cheese. I have stayed in many VRBOs, and no other owner was so thorough or so kind.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here for a glorious week. We loved this place!!!!! The house was spacious and clean. It was nicely decorated and comfortable. All the kids couldn't come at the same time, but we all would have fit. This was the best equipped rental I have ever been to. I brought numerous things from home I thought I would need, but didn't. Fans available for every room. The path was steep to the beach, we decided that was our 'exercise', is well shaded most of the way. One of the neighbors has a golf cart and offered to take us down to the beach. Every one there were so nice. The pool was great and not crowded. The wagon left to transport beach stuff to and from the beach was a great help. The private beach was AMAZING! The views are spectacular! We were a short distance from activities which was good for our 2 year old grand daughter nap times.

There were a couple small things that I would have liked different. But so few. I would definitely come here again!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Amazing view, private beach, and great owner

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for our family with 4 young kids. We had actually stayed at this property before in a different unit and that's how we met Natalie. She's the best VRBO owner I've worked with in terms of friendliness, proactive communications, and timely responses. This unit has a full view of the lake and it's a great place to grill and watch sunsets, or gaze out at the lake while drinking coffee in the mornings.

It's a bit of a steep walk down to the beach, but that's just the deal with that part of Michigan. The good news is the path is paved and Natalie provides a handy wagon that we used to haul everything down to the beach. We were able to push a stroller down there and back with no problem, but it might be an issue for anyone with limited mobility. The beach is amazing and there was hardly anyone else there.

The unit itself is neat and clean with a well stocked kitchen and wifi that worked great.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
DiMaggio's
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Amtrak - St Joseph
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I-196
Nearest Beach
125 Metres
Car: necessary

Common Pool Area

Hospital in St. Joseph

Harbor Shores Golf Course

Michigan Hills Golf Course

Wineries in Coloma

Big Dan's U-Pick'em Orchards in Hartford

DIRECTIONS FROM THE CHICAGO AREA

TO 4766 Arbor Ave, #36, Coloma, MI 49038:

Take I-94 to Michigan. Once you get into Michigan stay on I-94 for about 34 miles. Take exit 34 which will be I-196. Stay on I-196 for about 4 miles and take Exit 4 (Coloma-Riverside exit), when exiting stay to the right and merge onto Coloma Road.

Travel approximately a mile and turn right on Pier Road. Go approximately a mile to the Stop sign which will be M-63 (oncoming traffic does NOT stop). Continue on Pier Road for a block or so and you will see a Road to the left called Arbor. DO NOT TURN HERE. Stay on Pier Road to the first gravel road past Arbor. This gravel road is between two large trees. Turn left and follow the gravel road to the Blue building on the bluff.

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Rates & Availability

Coloma Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$425
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,500
Flat fee
 
 
Fall
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Housekeeping $135

3% up charge for credit card use. Mid June-mid August one week rentals only, Saturday to Saturday.
Rates for parties of 6 adults, children included. $50 per night per adult surcharge.
Check IN 4pm/out 11 am. Weekend rate $500 a night

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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