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Sandy Lusher-Waterhouse

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english


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


Southwest Michigan 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 (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

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 18 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews

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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loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Want to stay here again. Proximity to town great, wagon unbeatable for carting stuff to beach, morning coffee in sunroom a must after picking up fresh pastries on morning walk, garage handy for storage & parking, was clean, roomy, & comfortable. Would definitely recommend the Blue Spruce to friends & family!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Adequate lodging

  • 3 of 5

The rental was in the perfect location. We walked everywhere we went. The beach is a few blocks away and cute wagons were provided to cart our youngest and all our essentials. The town of St Joe was a few blocks away as well where we walked several times each day for shopping and eating. For location, we give it a 10! The rental itself though, leaves a lot to be desired. It was clean which is important but it is very old. There were 2 air conditioning window units and the one in the 2nd tiny bedroom did not cool the space. The kids had to sleep in the living room instead on an air mattress. We had 3 fans blowing at all times. So, overall, we loved our trip to St Joe. The beach and town were wonderful!! The location of our rental was ideal and the owners were very helpful and accommodating. However, when we return to St Joe, we will likely select a different rental that is updated and with adequate air conditioning.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry that you were so uncomfortable. As soon as we heard the ac wasn't working we did replace it within 24 hours. The advantages of staying in the historic district are many, as you discovered. However, I suppose historic housing can have its drawbacks. I would like to state that although the home is a century home, we completely remodeled when we purchased Blue Spruce and the furnishings and all the equipment are current and updated.
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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 19 2016 - Sep 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
Post Summer
Sep 11 2016 - Oct 1 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Oct 2 2016 - May 31 2017
180 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $85
Refundable damage deposit $200

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

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Southwest Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
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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