|Minimum Stay||3 - 90 nights|
Located just down the street from one of the nicest beaches on Lake Michigan, this house was recently and renovated and furnished. You'll love the modern kitchen and bathroom. The property has a fire pit and fully screened porch. A few miles north of St. Joe, this is a great choice for a weekend getaway or family vacation, with shopping restaurants, great golf courses and wineries all nearby. You'll enjoy a new, sparkling clean, wonderfully furnished property that's west of M-63 and so close to the water. We would be happy to accommodate you!
I have several vacation properties in the area and also have a major Planned Unit Development that I'm preparing for groundbreaking. I am a licensed realtor in Illinois and spend most of my time in Chicago when I'm not watching the waves in St. Joe!
Craig purchased this house in 2009
This property is new and impeccably clean! It was very tastefully renovated and furnished just two years ago.
We are just a very short walk down Maple Lane to a fabulous neighborhood beach that hardly anyone else knows about. We think it's one of the finest beaches you'll find anywhere on Lake Michigan!
Good location, very clean and just a great place for a family stay. Perfect for a get away to relax. Everything listed in the description was accurate and knew what to expect. We would do it again.
We really enjoyed our stay. The beach is just a 5 minute walk and because it's not marked its practically private. The home is small but very clean and has everything you need. There is a small manufacturing plant right next door that can be a little loud, but it really didn't bother us. The only other draw back is yiu have to supply your own towels and washcloths for both shower and the beach. There is a washing machine you can use. It's a great location with a short drive to St. Joseph. We would definitely stay here again
The neighborhood access to the beach was the best thing about this property. We spent quite a bit of time on the beach and rarely saw anyone else there. The house itself was clean and comfortable and we really enjoyed the screened in porch. The manufacturing facility next door was not an issue for us. They had reasonable hours (closed down each day by 5-6 pm) and the noise level was easy to sleep through in the morning.
The location was great as long as you are willing to drive to restaurants and other activities. We used it as our "base" and did a day trip to South Haven and another to Saugatuck.
John's Beachside a Cottage was exactly as advertised. Charming, clean, and very well appointed. It had everything we could think of for a girls weekend. The beach access is a bit of a climb, but worth it!! Beautiful views in a small, private area. The cottage's location is great for exploring St. Joseph, South Haven, Saugatuck, etc. Definite repeat stay in the future.
We really enjoyed our stay. It was our very first vacation with our 5 month old! The property was very clean and well kept. The beds were so soft and comfortable. We enjoyed taking advantage of the fire pit at night, and the back porch in the mornings to enjoy our breakfast that we prepared in the well equipped kitchen :) During the week the business next door was operating until 11pm, but closed on the weekend. Our baby is a heavy sleeper, so it wasn't a problem. There was a plentiful supply of hot water for showers!!! It was nice to have a washer and dryer available for use. The beach was amazing. It was at the bottom of a cliff, so there were stairs to take up and down for access. There is a little path off to the left before you get to the stairs that if you take, has a beautiful view of the beach below. We enjoyed the sunset from this view. We would definitely stay at this property again.
What you need to know about this property is that it is next door to a small manufacturing plant. The week my husband and I were there it ran from 7:00 in the morning until 11:30 at night. The noise was intrusive, we never used the back yard/deck area because it was nosiest in the back. It was not the serene Michigan retreat we had imagined!
Otherwise, a clean, comfortable house, a block away from a very nice beach.
This is a fabulous location a few miles north of Saint Joseph. There are restaurants, stores, wineries and golf courses in the area. We are west of M-63 in an area of cottages, small businesses, houses and resorts that has lots and lots of trees.
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|