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Gorgeous sunsets at this Lake Michigan 4 BR/4BA home with beach and pool

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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
0 - 7 nights


Benton Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 4 baths, sleeps 8

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Palazzo Sul Lago translates to palace on the lake and with 500 feet of frontage on Lake Michigan, there is no doubt that you will enjoy this dream spot. There is a revolutionary terraced concrete retaining wall and a paved lane that allows easy waterfront access. The association pool, fantastic clubhouse and fire-pit are ingeniously built into the existing bluff.

This home offers the conveniences of open kitchen-dining-living area, a large deck that offers panoramic views of the Lake Michigan, a main floor bedroom and bath and 2 fireplaces.

Location: Resting along the majestic Southwest Michigan lakeshore, just moments from Michigan’s most romantic city - charming downtown St. Joseph, minutes to Harbor Shores spectacular Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, and about 90 minutes from Chicago, this house will be the perfect hub for all activities.

Keyless entry provides you with an entry code to the garage and keys to the back and front doors will be provided.

Basics include: Hotel-style linen and towel service, WIFI access, cable TV, gas grill at the house and a shared grill at the pool, microwave, dishwasher, hair dryers, central air conditioning, and 2 in the garage and 2 off street parking spots.

Bedrooms and bathrooms: On the main floor there is a bedroom with a queen-sized bed. This bedroom has a private full bathroom. Upstairs, there is a bedroom with 2 full sized bunk-style beds and a second bedroom with a queen-sized bed that have a shared full bathroom. The master bedroom has a king-sized bed and a full bath with a walk-in glass shower. The master bedroom also features a fireplace. The master bedroom and the second bedroom have amazing views of Lake Michigan. There is also a guest bath off of the foyer.

Kitchen: The gourmet kitchen features granite countertops and KitchenAid appliances. The kitchen is fully furnished with all the cookware and dishes needed to prepare a picnic or a gourmet meal.

Dining: The dining area is part of the open floor plan. There is a table that will seat 8 comfortably.

Living room: This area features a fireplace with a large screen TV mounted above. There is plenty of seating to sit back and take in the mesmerizing view of Lake Michigan. Two sliding doors give access to a large deck.

Unique to this house is your access to a beautiful pool and the short distance to some of the best beaches in SWMI. The open floor plan and large deck allow for lots a space to enjoy your vacation. We do recommend renting a golf cart to make getting to the pool with all your supplies easier.

Maximum number of guests is 8 unless arrangements are made at the time of booking. Exceeding the maximum will result in the forfeiture of monies paid and termination of occupancy. Be Our Guest homes are not to be used for any parties or special events.

Pets: No pets are allowed at any time.

Minimum Stay: 7 nights Saturday to Saturday from Memorial Day to Labor Day

3 nights may be available during off season

Weekly Rate: $5,000 in June and August

$5,500 in July

Nightly rate: $575.00 during off season

Cleaning Fee: $250

Accidental Damage Protection: $69

Refundable Security Deposit: $500

Michigan Sales Tax: 6%

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

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What makes this house unique

This home is perfect for those families who want the ultimate upscale vacation rental. Located in a gated compound, the luxurious pool and pool house with kitchen and bar are just a golf cart ride away.


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Gorgeous sunsets at this Lake Michigan 4 BR/4BA home with beach and pool
average rating of 2.0 based on 1 reviews

An Unfortunate Experience

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We rented Palazzo Sul Lago 7/7-7/14/2012. Although the house itself and the common ground areas were nice, the accommodations and our overall experience during and after our stay was extremely disappointing.

The online description of the house is very misleading. While it claims to accommodate eight, there was only living room seating for four (see pictures on website), place settings for 6, and a very limited number of towels and other amenities. The house was also sparsely furnished with no bedroom lamps, clocks or window treatments (making it difficult to sleep past sunrise). While advertised as having a "gourmet kitchen" - the house had few pots, pans, or cooking utensils and we actually had to purchase our own. While the description said the house had a grill, it was actually at the community pool area not the house itself (a 5 min walk away).

On the first night of our stay, there was a major water leak (3 story flood) due to faulty plumbing in the bathroom shower. Consequently, for the first 4 days of our stay, we lost use of 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom (leaving us to have children sleeping in bathrooms and closets). As as well as endured contractors coming/going and loud industrials fans and dehumidifiers running 24 hours a day throughout the home. The enjoyment of our stay was significantly compromised due to continuous arguments with "Be Our Guest" (the rental agency) and inconveniences while the damages were repaired.

While "Be Our Guest" only offered us their commission as compensation (a fraction of the cost of the condo) for our inconveniences - we later found that they chose to withhold our entire security deposit plus asked us to refund them an additional $349 for "damages" and reasons we believe are totally unjustified and untrue (possibly as a means to re-coop their commission that they gave us). They have been totally unresponsive to our repeated communications to discuss the cited "damages" with them which we believe is very unprofessional.

While the house and grounds are nice - based on our experience with the rental agency and owner - as well as the sub-par accommodations we would strongly advise not renting this house nor doing business with "Be Our Guest" rental agency.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Be Our Guest is in its first year of business but have had over seventy rentals to date including 12 rentals for Palazzo Sul Lago. This is our first complaint and we strongly believe that it is unwarranted. When the guest complained about the seating and lack of utensils, etc. we brought in additional chairs and furnishings. When they complained about the distance to the grill, we purchased and delivered a new grill the same day. There was a malfunction of a shower valve as could happen in any home. We had a plumber in to repair the shower within one hour and brought in a crew of eleven to take care of the wet carpets as quickly as possible. I should mention that this was all accomplished on a Saturday evening over the 4th of July weekend. We asked that they turn on the fans when they were not in the area affected by the leak. The guests were without 2 bedrooms for 3 days and the bathroom was available immediately after the shower was repaired. They asked to be comped for their entire stay. For their inconvenience, we offered the guests $1000 which they accepted. The guest’s implication that Be Our Guest withheld the damage deposit “possibly as a means to re-coop their commission that they gave us” is scurrilous. The owner’s cleaning person found a deep scratch in the stainless steel door of the fridge when she cleaned on the day the guests left. She did not see it when she cleaned the house the morning before the guests arrived. Be Our Guest explored having the scratch repaired, but the technician said that the door would have to be replaced. The repair cost exceeded the guests, damage deposit by $349.00. Palazzo Sul Lago is a superior rental with great accommodations. In fact, a couple that rented the home before the guests wants to rent it for a week this fall. Be Our Guest takes pride in our excellent properties and superb customer service. The guests apparently thought so too because when we were discussing the damages, they told us that wanted to use our services again next year.
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Benton Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 1 King, 1 Bunk, 2 Queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • restaurants
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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