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Book NOW for Summer 2017 and receive early-bird discount

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 180 nights


Minimum Stay
7 - 180 nights


St Joseph House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 5

Where else can you have such an easy walk to the greatest beach and to downtown for fudge and ice cream? Come in & enjoy our spacious, apartment-within-a-home in a prime location at the corner of Lake Blvd. & Price St. The house overlooks the bluff & is a Quick Walk Down To Silver Beach or into town for ice cream, dining and shopping. We are just one block from the local library, Curious Kids Museum & Krasl Art Center. Silver Beach is rated as one of Parent's Magazines Top Ten Family Beaches in the U.S. We also provide free WiFi and Laundry. Call us at 440.666.6263

Please read on to find out our pre/post season rates, cancellation policy, security deposit etc.

This apartment has its own outside entrance & has been completely remodeled & decorated. We offer 2 bedrooms, one with a queen four-poster bed & the other with two twin beds. A sun room with original stained glass affords a cozy retreat. The living room provides ample seating with large television and DVD player. The bathroom features tiled floor, new vanity and fixtures and full size shower and tub. The remodeled kitchen has new appliances, warm maple cabinets and granite-like counter. Washer and Dryer in the unit and a shiny red wagon to haul your 'stuff'' and kids to the beach!

Comfortable, Classy and Casual:

As a family that has rented beach cottages for many years we have done all we can to ensure that 'Blue Spruce Haven' is fully equipped and that your week is fun, easy and comfortable.

All You Need to Bring Are Your Beachtowels/Beach Chairs.

Amenities: TV/DVD Player, Air Conditioner, ceiling fans, dishwasher, stove, microwave, toaster oven and Washer/Dryer. Propane gas grill, attached garage. All cooking utensils and kitchen supplies provided, all linens included (except beach towels). Double-bed air mattress is also available for extra guests.

Activities: St. Joe and vicinity has it All! Swimming! Sunsets! Beautiful, wide, clean beaches. Volleyball, people watching, kayak rentals, biking, fishing, hiking, golfing, sailing, trolley and carriage rides. Walk to dining, shopping, museums, cafes, bakeries and ice cream parlors. Walking/running/bike trail just steps away.

St. Joe is the perfect Lake Michigan Vacation Spot.

Many other attractions along the coast of Michigan! Free bike rentals in town, open air concerts, and more!

Area: Summer and fall festivals including: Fourth of July concert and fireworks, Krasl Art Fair, Venetian Festival, Chalk on the Block, Antiques On The Bluff (first Sunday of the month), Farmer's Market (every Saturday), outdoor Jazz Concerts, Tri-State Regatta & Sailing Festival. Boat owners can launch and slip their boats locally at two launches and three marinas. Wine tasting at the local wineries.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Sandy Lusher-Waterhouse
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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About Sandy Lusher-Waterhouse

Hello all. Our names are Bruce Waterhouse and Sandy Lusher-Waterhouse. We live in Solon, OH which is a suburb of Cleveland. Bruce grew up in Niles, Michigan which is near St. Joe. We love the area and decided to purchase this property when it became available. We have frequently rented small homes or apartments for our summer vacation as it just made so much sense with a family of 4. This way you have all the conveniences of home but none of the chores, or telephone calls, or bill paying get the point. It also significantly reduces your costs for the week! Please feel free to google us. I know it can be hard to mail your money off to a stranger! Bruce is an attorney in Cleveland and Sandy is Manager of Volunteers for a social service agency. Thanks for considering Blue Spruce Haven.

Sandy Lusher-Waterhouse purchased this house in 2005

Why Sandy Lusher-Waterhouse chose Southwest Michigan

You can park your car and walk from Blue Spruce Haven. Right down the hill is the nationally renown Silver Beach. Stay on the bluff and you walk through historic St. Joe into downtown with lots of cute shops and restaurants.


based on 20 traveler reviews

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average rating of 4.8 based on 20 reviews

Great Trip, Excellent Location

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay at Blue Spruce Haven. The location cannot be beat! The accommodations are perfect for a family vacation. St. Joseph, Mi is a calm, beautiful place to visit. Thank you Sandy for being so accessible! This is the perfect place to runaway to! Thank You!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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A gem in St Joseph

  • 5 of 5

Blue Spruce was a great place for our getaway vacation to Lake Michigan. When planning our trip from Connecticut to Michigan, we were looking for a location that was in great proximity to places we want to explore and a location that we didn't need to drive to go to the beach or local restaurants. Blue Spruce checked off all the boxes for us.

It was perfect for our family of four - 2 adults and 2 children ( ages 9+12). The house was equipped with all the amenities of home, wifi, outdoor grill and the bonus was the washer and dryer. The beach was so clean, had lifeguards, and plenty of activities for the kids to do. It was a quick walk down the hill and you were at the beach. We walked to the beach at least two times a day and the wagon supplied to us was a lifesaver to bring everything you needed with you. We were there the week before 4th of July and had the beach practically to ourselves. The sunsets on the beach were breathtaking every night. Downtown was a vibrant place to go - great shops, restaurants, bakeries, and ice cream. It was less than a 5 minute walk into town from the house. We never used our car.

We were able to go to many places that were all less than an hour away - we toured Notre Dame University, did a sand dune tour a bit north of St Joe's, and went into Chicago via commuter train from the east Chicago train station. Everything was so easily accessible.

Sandy was great. She was very efficient throughout the whole rental process. We received an email about renting right away, the contract was sent timely, and any reminders or information about the rental came all at the right time. I was able to talk to Sandy a couple times and she was very pleasant and got back to me in a very timely manner. You can tell she has rented for a long time and knows how to work with potential renters.

I would recommend Blue Spruce Haven to anyone looking to rent in St Joseph. Our entire experience has given us great memories of our family vacation to talk about in years to come.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for your St. Joe stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd stay at Blue Spruce Haven and we had a great time ! The house is great and perfect for a four person family . Close to the beach and downtown... Would highly recommend !

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Great location, everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

Was exactly what we needed for our small family. The location was perfect, able to walk down to beach, town, museums.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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The Blue Spruce Haven

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. The house was perfect for 4 people and close to everything. I only wish it was closer to our home. 10 hours is a long way. If ever going back I would rent the same cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Our Family enjoyed our vacation in St. Joseph :)

  • 4 of 5

The property is charming and the photos are very current. The owner called to confirm our arrival and to make sure we had all that we needed for a wonderful vacation, very nice. Its a short walk to the beach, shopping and restaurants. We can hardly wait to visit St. Joseph again. We have a 19yr old and a 13yr old and they LOVE this place. The weather was perfect, wonderful dining experiences, fun beach activities, and beautiful sun sets.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Silver Beach

Historic District. We are .3 miles to Silver Beach!


Rates & Availability

St Joseph House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 11 2017 - Sep 3 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2017 - Jun 2 2018
180 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $85

The off-season monthly rate of $1300 is based on 8+month rental.

Cancellation Policy
*Before December 31, 2015 a full refund minus a 5% fee will be made. After December 31, 2015 if you need to cancel your reservation we will do our best to re-rent the property. If we do re-rent it we will gladly return your deposit minus a 10% service charge.

1/2 weekly rental w/signed lease by return mail. Please send the deposit immediately in order to hold your date.
Other fees:
*$200 Security Deposit (returned after check-out providing no damage)
*$85 cleaning fee
*Remaining 1/2 of weekly rental due with the security deposit and cleaning fee due no less than 1 month prior to check-in

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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St Joseph House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Town
  • Village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Study Room
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • There is an air mattress for an extra guest.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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